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Finding
Balance
Part 3
May 14, 2018
Teacher
Gifted Ed Consultant
Continuing Education Teacher
Science & Tech Resource Teacher
e-Learning Consultant
Student Su...
What’s Your Role ?
The Quest
for Attention
Part 1
April 9, 2018
Tech
Companies
Users
customers
Eyeballs
Shareholders
Device makers
App Developers
Engagement
The 

Tools 

are 

Free!!


...
Slot machines
“If you want to maximize addictiveness, all tech
designers need to do is link a user’s action (like
pulling a lever) with ...
Tristan Harris
on Snapstreaks and Habits
Slot machines
“
WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE ?
“Did I just get an alert!”
“What’s under the red notifications?”
“Let me refresh…”
“Do people a...
“Fake brittle popularity leaves you more vacant and empty.”
Chamath
PaliHapitiya
Venture Capitalist
Formerly Facebook Coder
Allia
Griffin
Lecturer, Ethnic Studies
Santa Clara University
“My experience has been that no matter how
invested a studen...
“You’re part of a controlled set of experiments
that are happening in real time across you and
millions of other people.”
...
Connected
but ALONE
Part 2
April 30, 2018
Shared
Media
Synchrony was
a Connector
On Demand consumers
Byron
Reeves
Media Psychologist
Stanford University
"To view three hours of content, on average, I am
turning that phone o...
"What becomes important to us is the next new thing that comes
along in a matter of seconds; that's what grabs our attenti...
What Are
The Effects
of our
Social Media habits ?
“Right at the time when smart phones became popular (2012)…
that’s exactly when loneliness among teens started to spike;
s...
"Anything that's done with a screen: texting, social media, TV, online,
computer games – all of those are correlated with ...
Finding
Balance
Part 3
May 14, 2018
What is your role/job title in education?
What Challenges do you face
with Mobile Technology ?
At Home ?
What is your role/job title in education?
What Challenges do you face
with Mobile Technology ?
At school ?
“Parents are digital pioneers.”
Jean
Twenge
Professor of Psychology
San Diego State University
What types of behaviours
Do we model ?
Family Time Staring at Screens
Family Time
vs
Screen Time
* Daily statistic according to a 2017 survey of 2000 families in...
“Don’t touch 

the green screen!”
Parenting in 2018
The glass ‘cockpit’ for airline pilots is a metaphor for how we are
living our lives. We look at screens instead of experi...
“We need to protect what gives us the deepest sense of satisfaction
and fulfillment in our lives, which is struggling with ...
“We’ve off-loaded so much power to the technology that 

our own skills are diminishing.”
Nicholas
Carr
Author,
The Glass C...
“We become what we behold. 

We shape our tools, 

and then our tools shape us.”
Marshall
mCluhan
Futurist from the past
“We become what we behold. 

We shape our tools, 

and then our tools shape us.”
Fr. John
Culkin
Professor of Communicatio...
Do you
Share photos of 

your kids online ?
Do you
Share photos of 

your kids online ?
Should you?
Do you
Follow 

your kids online ?
Do you
Follow 

your kids online ?
Should you?
Where does your
phone sleep?
Bedroom Elsewhere
School Hack:
Set an 

Example
“Technology can be our best friend, and
technology can also be the biggest party
pooper of our lives. It interrupts our st...
Go for a Walk
School Hack:
What’s your
FAVE OUTDOOR Activity?
Make 

eye 

contact
A skill to teach ?
“There are a lot of unanswered questions… 

What is the effect on ‘social skills’, ‘attention span’, 

‘cognitive developm...
School Hack:
GIVE ‘EM SPACE
School Hack:
TEACH PLAY
Fill in the Blank
people with close personal ties…
_______________________________
School Hack:
UNPLUG
Turn off the WIFI
School Hack
School Hack:
UNPLUG
“Use as a tool… not a tool that uses you”
“Use it for what it’s good for, without getting to so
many hours of use that its...
MOVE!
School Hack:
What was Your Class
most recent ‘non-gym’
Physical Activity ?
School Hack:
Teach WHAT 

MATTERS MOST
Teachresiliency.ca
School Hack:
Teach
Resiliency
OTHER SITES/RESOURCES ?
Apps
Mindshift
SuperBetter
Pacifica
One Tomato
Oak
MindYourMind
Starry Night
Apps
Mindshift
SuperBetter
Pacifica
One Tomato
Oak
MindYourMind
Starry Night
Apps
Mindshift
SuperBetter
Pacifica
One Tomato
Oak
MindYourMind
Starry Night
Apps
Mindshift
SuperBetter
Pacifica
One Tomato
Oak
MindYourMind
Starry Night
Apps
Mindshift
SuperBetter
Pacifica
One Tomato
Oak
MindYourMind
Starry Night
Apps
Mindshift
SuperBetter
Pacifica
One Tomato
Oak
MindYourMind
Starry Night
Apps
Mindshift
SuperBetter
Pacifica
One Tomato
Oak
MindYourMind
Starry Night
Apps
Mindshift
SuperBetter
Pacifica
One Tomato
Oak
MindYourMind
Starry Night
Apps
Mindshift
SuperBetter
Pacifica
One Tomato
Oak
MindYourMind
Starry Night
What Else
Ya Got?
LIFE HACK:
AVOID HAVING a
PHONE IN your BEDROOM
Life Hack:
Dim your
Backlight
Turn off
Alerts
Life Hack:
Schedule
Check-ins
Be
with
People
who
are
with
you
Life Hack:
Life Hack:
Turn off the WIFI
Life Hack:
Turn off 

the data
LIFE Hack:
DUMB DOWN DEVICES
Life Hack:
Leave the Phone Behind
Life Hack:
Stretch (wrist, Neck…)
Life Hack:
Blink. Focus. Look.
Life Hack:
Use Ear Buds
Find quiet
… and relish it
LIFE Hack:
Life Hack:
Choose
Foods
Wisely
Read a book
Life Hack:
What’s The last book
You read cover to cover ?
Life Hack:
Get away
Life Hack:
virtual Get away
Reflect
LIFE Hack:
When did you last
spend 10 minutes
in quiet ?
Life Hack:
Make stuff
Life Hack:
Make stuff
Un-Google
Join ‘OPT Out Village’
Un-
Life Hack:
Every once
in a while
Be A OK
with Being
unplugged
“The more time you spend thinking about yourself,
the more suffering you will experience.”
Dalai
Lama
His Holiness, the 14t...
“In fact, taking care of others, helping others,
ultimately is the way to discover your own joy
and to have a happy life.
...
Closing Caption?
Learn More
Why People Check their Phones at the Wrong Times, and the Simple Trick to Stop It?
https://www.theguardian.com/...
Learn More
Parents should be aware of the consequences when posting photos of children online
https://www.independent.ie/l...
Creative Commons
What every 

CREATOR 

needs to know.
Stuart Richards
Daniel Byers
Håkan Dahlström
Mark Williams
Steve Wo...
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  1. 1. Finding Balance Part 3 May 14, 2018
  2. 2. Teacher Gifted Ed Consultant Continuing Education Teacher Science & Tech Resource Teacher e-Learning Consultant Student Success Teacher 1989 - Married 1991 - Daughter 1994 - Daughter 2003 - Son 2007 - The Clever Sheep 2008 - Teacher 2.0 Podcast 2010 - TedXOntarioEd 2012 - UnPlug’d 2014 - Microsoft Expert Educator 2017 - Free Agency LIFE - Athlete LIFE - Brother LIFE - Twin LIFE - Komoka
 Special Education Collaborative Projects Creative Commons Passion-Based Learning Design Thinking Detroit Tigers Golf Rush The Ghost & Mr. Chicken Ode to the Crazy Ones Rodd Lucier
  3. 3. What’s Your Role ?
  4. 4. The Quest for Attention Part 1 April 9, 2018
  5. 5. Tech Companies Users customers Eyeballs Shareholders Device makers App Developers Engagement The 
 Tools 
 are 
 Free!! 
 If you Pay attention
  6. 6. Slot machines
  7. 7. “If you want to maximize addictiveness, all tech designers need to do is link a user’s action (like pulling a lever) with a variable reward. You pull a lever and immediately receive either an enticing reward 
 (a match, a prize!) or nothing. Addictiveness is maximized when the rate of reward is most variable.” Tristan 
 Harris Founder Centre for Humane Technology Formerly of Apple, Wikia, Apture, Google

  8. 8. Tristan Harris on Snapstreaks and Habits
  9. 9. Slot machines
  10. 10. “ WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE ? “Did I just get an alert!” “What’s under the red notifications?” “Let me refresh…” “Do people approve/agree?” “Who liked my stuff?”
  11. 11. “Fake brittle popularity leaves you more vacant and empty.” Chamath PaliHapitiya Venture Capitalist Formerly Facebook Coder
  12. 12. Allia Griffin Lecturer, Ethnic Studies Santa Clara University “My experience has been that no matter how invested a student may be in a class discussion or lecture, if something on their desk or in their pocket dings, rings or vibrates - they will lose focus.”
  13. 13. “You’re part of a controlled set of experiments that are happening in real time across you and millions of other people.” Ramsey Brown Co-Founder of Dopamine Labs Background in Neuroscience and Coding
  14. 14. Connected but ALONE Part 2 April 30, 2018
  15. 15. Shared Media
  16. 16. Synchrony was a Connector
  17. 17. On Demand consumers
  18. 18. Byron Reeves Media Psychologist Stanford University "To view three hours of content, on average, I am turning that phone on and off 300 times a day…” "If you put software on laptop computers and smartphones to measure how long they spent with any given segment of life that they intend to do -- how long they wrote their paper, how long they watch a news story -- it's about ten seconds."
  19. 19. "What becomes important to us is the next new thing that comes along in a matter of seconds; that's what grabs our attention. And not only do we begin to ignore the need to think deeply and quietly and contemplatively about things, but we begin to see that as a waste of time, because it stops you from grabbing the next new bit 
 of information.” Nicholas Carr Author, Is google making us stoopid The Shallows: What the Internet is doing to our brains The Glass Cage: How our computers are changing us
  20. 20. What Are The Effects of our Social Media habits ?
  21. 21. “Right at the time when smart phones became popular (2012)… that’s exactly when loneliness among teens started to spike; symptoms of depression, suicide related outcomes, happiness started to go down, life satisfaction started to go down, right at that time when they were spending a lot more time on their phones and a lot less time with one another in person.” Jean Twenge Professor of Psychology San Diego State University
  22. 22. "Anything that's done with a screen: texting, social media, TV, online, computer games – all of those are correlated with lower happiness," Jean Twenge Professor of Psychology San Diego State University
  23. 23. Finding Balance Part 3 May 14, 2018
  24. 24. What is your role/job title in education? What Challenges do you face with Mobile Technology ? At Home ?
  25. 25. What is your role/job title in education? What Challenges do you face with Mobile Technology ? At school ?
  26. 26. “Parents are digital pioneers.” Jean Twenge Professor of Psychology San Diego State University
  27. 27. What types of behaviours Do we model ?
  28. 28. Family Time Staring at Screens Family Time vs Screen Time * Daily statistic according to a 2017 survey of 2000 families in the U.K. 36 min. 115 min.
  29. 29. “Don’t touch 
 the green screen!”
  30. 30. Parenting in 2018
  31. 31. The glass ‘cockpit’ for airline pilots is a metaphor for how we are living our lives. We look at screens instead of experiencing life first hand. Nicholas Carr Author, The Glass Cage: How our computers are changing us
  32. 32. “We need to protect what gives us the deepest sense of satisfaction and fulfillment in our lives, which is struggling with hard problems and developing the rich talents to overcome those problems and challenges.” Nicholas Carr Author, The Glass Cage: How our computers are changing us
  33. 33. “We’ve off-loaded so much power to the technology that 
 our own skills are diminishing.” Nicholas Carr Author, The Glass Cage: How our computers are changing us
  34. 34. “We become what we behold. 
 We shape our tools, 
 and then our tools shape us.” Marshall mCluhan Futurist from the past
  35. 35. “We become what we behold. 
 We shape our tools, 
 and then our tools shape us.” Fr. John Culkin Professor of Communication Fordham University
  36. 36. Do you Share photos of 
 your kids online ?
  37. 37. Do you Share photos of 
 your kids online ? Should you?
  38. 38. Do you Follow 
 your kids online ?
  39. 39. Do you Follow 
 your kids online ? Should you?
  40. 40. Where does your phone sleep? Bedroom Elsewhere
  41. 41. School Hack: Set an 
 Example
  42. 42. “Technology can be our best friend, and technology can also be the biggest party pooper of our lives. It interrupts our story, interrupts our ability to have a thought or a daydream, to imagine something wonderful, because we're too busy bridging the walk from the cafeteria back to the office on the cell phone” (in Kennedy, 2002) Steven Spielberg Film Producer Director, Ready Player One
  43. 43. Go for a Walk School Hack:
  44. 44. What’s your FAVE OUTDOOR Activity?
  45. 45. Make 
 eye 
 contact A skill to teach ?
  46. 46. “There are a lot of unanswered questions… 
 What is the effect on ‘social skills’, ‘attention span’, 
 ‘cognitive development’… “Students will not look me in the eye.” “Students will not read long passages.” Jean Twenge Professor of Psychology San Diego State University
  47. 47. School Hack: GIVE ‘EM SPACE
  48. 48. School Hack: TEACH PLAY
  49. 49. Fill in the Blank people with close personal ties… _______________________________
  50. 50. School Hack: UNPLUG
  51. 51. Turn off the WIFI School Hack
  52. 52. School Hack: UNPLUG
  53. 53. “Use as a tool… not a tool that uses you” “Use it for what it’s good for, without getting to so many hours of use that its crowding out time for other good things in life or that its affecting mental health.” Jean Twenge Professor of Psychology San Diego State University
  54. 54. MOVE! School Hack:
  55. 55. What was Your Class most recent ‘non-gym’ Physical Activity ?
  56. 56. School Hack: Teach WHAT 
 MATTERS MOST
  57. 57. Teachresiliency.ca School Hack: Teach Resiliency
  58. 58. OTHER SITES/RESOURCES ?
  59. 59. Apps Mindshift SuperBetter Pacifica One Tomato Oak MindYourMind Starry Night
  60. 60. Apps Mindshift SuperBetter Pacifica One Tomato Oak MindYourMind Starry Night
  61. 61. Apps Mindshift SuperBetter Pacifica One Tomato Oak MindYourMind Starry Night
  62. 62. Apps Mindshift SuperBetter Pacifica One Tomato Oak MindYourMind Starry Night
  63. 63. Apps Mindshift SuperBetter Pacifica One Tomato Oak MindYourMind Starry Night
  64. 64. Apps Mindshift SuperBetter Pacifica One Tomato Oak MindYourMind Starry Night
  65. 65. Apps Mindshift SuperBetter Pacifica One Tomato Oak MindYourMind Starry Night
  66. 66. Apps Mindshift SuperBetter Pacifica One Tomato Oak MindYourMind Starry Night
  67. 67. Apps Mindshift SuperBetter Pacifica One Tomato Oak MindYourMind Starry Night
  68. 68. What Else Ya Got?
  69. 69. LIFE HACK: AVOID HAVING a PHONE IN your BEDROOM
  70. 70. Life Hack: Dim your Backlight
  71. 71. Turn off Alerts Life Hack: Schedule Check-ins
  72. 72. Be with People who are with you Life Hack:
  73. 73. Life Hack: Turn off the WIFI
  74. 74. Life Hack: Turn off 
 the data
  75. 75. LIFE Hack: DUMB DOWN DEVICES
  76. 76. Life Hack: Leave the Phone Behind
  77. 77. Life Hack: Stretch (wrist, Neck…)
  78. 78. Life Hack: Blink. Focus. Look.
  79. 79. Life Hack: Use Ear Buds
  80. 80. Find quiet … and relish it LIFE Hack:
  81. 81. Life Hack: Choose Foods Wisely
  82. 82. Read a book Life Hack:
  83. 83. What’s The last book You read cover to cover ?
  84. 84. Life Hack: Get away
  85. 85. Life Hack: virtual Get away
  86. 86. Reflect LIFE Hack:
  87. 87. When did you last spend 10 minutes in quiet ?
  88. 88. Life Hack: Make stuff
  89. 89. Life Hack: Make stuff
  90. 90. Un-Google Join ‘OPT Out Village’ Un-
  91. 91. Life Hack: Every once in a while Be A OK with Being unplugged
  92. 92. “The more time you spend thinking about yourself, the more suffering you will experience.” Dalai Lama His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet Co-Author, The Book of Joy
  93. 93. “In fact, taking care of others, helping others, ultimately is the way to discover your own joy and to have a happy life. Dalai Lama His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet Co-Author, The Book of Joy
  94. 94. Closing Caption?
  95. 95. Learn More Why People Check their Phones at the Wrong Times, and the Simple Trick to Stop It? https://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2016/mar/08/children-mobile-phone-distraction-study- school Nicolas Carr: Our Automated Lives https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HkHrcksub0 Is Technology Saving Us, or Enslaving Us? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBRLMoL_vTQ Infomagical 
 https://project.wnyc.org/infomagical/ Privacy Paradox https://project.wnyc.org/privacy-paradox/ Your Brain on Digital Technology http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/your-brain-on-digital-technology-1.4562541 The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29496453-the-book-of-joy Teach Resiliency teachresiliency.ca
  96. 96. Learn More Parents should be aware of the consequences when posting photos of children online https://www.independent.ie/life/family/mothers-babies/parents-should-be-aware-of-the-consequences- when-posting-photos-of-children-online-say-irish-psychologists-35984637.html The Invisible Made Visible https://learningwithlupe.wordpress.com/2017/12/03/project-two-the-invisible-made-visible-first-idea/ Flip phones and other “dumbphones” the new tech trend http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/flip-phones-and-other-dumbphones-new-tech-trend-1.4637126 The impact of smartphones and mobile devices on human health and life https://www.nyu.edu/classes/keefer/waoe/miakotkol.pdf The Science of Well Being (Yale’s free online happiness class) www.coursera.org/learn/the-science-of-well-being Strategies for Recess in Schools https://www.shapeamerica.org/uploads/pdfs/recess/SchoolRecessStrategies.pdf France is Banning Mobile Phones in Schools https://qz.com/1153379/france-will-ban-mobile-phones-in-schools-and-parents-seem-annoyed/ Jim Carrey: I needed Colour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFy8GY_sGYM
  97. 97. Creative Commons What every 
 CREATOR 
 needs to know. Stuart Richards Daniel Byers Håkan Dahlström Mark Williams Steve Wolf Colleen Ahmet Kilci Yu Falm sarider1 Image Credits Institute for Money, Technology, and Financial Inclusion Evolution labs

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