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A new study following 9-10 year olds says playing video games makes kids smarter! It lacks a lot of information though.
👉 What types of games?
👉 How long per day?
👉Does it make them less healthy or empathetic too?
Informed Citizen Discussions on Digital’s Impact on Society: Critical Digital Literacy for All in Canada
Tech for Good Canada seeks to to educate all on digital technology’s impact on society. We see our role as essential for citizens of all ages in Canada to acquire digital literacy, not so much in terms of using tech or coding, as is provided elsewhere, but in terms of decoding how tech is changing our lives.
The Tech for good Canada non profit invites you to a Social Dilemma watch party. This breakthrough documentary about how social media, YouTube's and Google's design divide us, make us addicted and depressed is essential viewing to understand the world we live in. This chart of hospital admissions for teen girls since 2004, when the iPhone launched, is staggering (Source: Social Dilemma)...
Join a new citizen discussion on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 proposed in French by Tech for Good Canada. It will bring together an informed audience and four French-speaking Canadian experts to explore the addictive design (in parallel with "planned obsolescence") of video games and online social media. Registration for the Zoom call, free but mandatory, is available here: eSalon Discussion on...
The New Normal in Higher Education challenges universities & colleges on privacy & quality of learning
As Covid pushed universities and colleges to teach online, preserving privacy & quality of learning are new questions at these bricks and mortar institutions. Over 80 individuals — professors, parents, Ed Tech entrepreneurs, students and administrators —connected online Wednesday June 10 for an hour and a half long eDiscussion held by Tech for Good Canada on “The New Normal in Higher...
As the media has conveyed, shutting schools to students has taken quite a toll on learning, parents’ lives, and kids and teens’ mental health. I started hearing horror stories from other friends who had school aged kids in March 2020, when schools in Ontario and most of Canada shut their doors to students. In Toronto, Canada’s largest city, distance learning did not kick in until late at public...
Covid-19 is creating a vaccum in higher education in Canada where Ed Tech will step in. The question is: will it be to students' benefit? As in person classes at schools and universities stopped in Canada and most of the western world in March 2020, a void appeared in terms of teaching. School teachers or university professors could not immediately continue teaching through online technology,...
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Canada Research Chair on Youth
Venture Partner, Matr Ventures, privacy and marketing expert