Screens: I Screen, You Screen

This is for all of us, but specifically adults. They are not going anywhere, those magical glowing screens. They have become a vital tool, a necessary resource, a link to companions, a vehicle to explore the world, a method to play, create and innovate. We invite them into our homes, classrooms and into our lives. We have endless uses for these screens, big and small. But if we depend on them, if they are our downtime, work time, and playtime tool, what do we need to consider and keep in mind? In my world, I've found great success in placing the use of screens, when, where, how, and why they are used, within the context of values. For example, at home, we value conversations so we don't use screens when we have opportunities to talk (dinner, car, downtime). At school, we value choice in creative expression, so students are offered offline as well as online options. Whatever the choice or strategy it's vital to consider that screens are here and as adults our role is less about knowing the latest and the greatest (being knowledgeable of trends is handy) and more about asking questions, providing guidance and offering support. 

Watch, Read & Listen

Note to Self: How to Find the Right Amount of Screen Time


January 30, 2018

Screen time is a daily battle. Between kids and parents, between ourselves and our better judgment. But maybe it doesn’t have to be. There is a better way.


February 24, 2018

The decision has less to do with age and more to do with laying the groundwork for responsible use


May 27, 2017

Model healthy habits early by balancing media time with real time.


Growing up in the digital age.

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