We focus on Tech in Education in two ways: How to integrate Tech wisely to teach. And how to create smart & safe digital citizens, by helping kids, teens and young adults develop a critical view of digital Tech, from AI to YouTube.
Improving Youth Mental Health — and Protecting Canada’s Democracy involves Youth Digital Citizenship Education
The new civics education involves explaining to young people -and many adults- how digital tech has been designed- free of legal constraints or care for individual protection. The risk, if they’re used without guidance, , is to fall prey to privacy & security violations, cyberbullying, digital addiction, depression and disinformation and bias in the case of AI.
Digital Citizenship / Digital Literacy Education for grades K to 12 As parents were caught off guard by the rise of online media, teaching young people of all ages in school to be safe and private when they’re online is crucial, not only for healthy social interactions, but also for their mental well-being and their safety. This is a necesary move to expand on what is called digital literacy...
Kids & teens’ mental health & development at stake with Canadian schools adopting distance learning well
How do you do distance learning right in primary and secondary schools? This was the topic of an hour and a half long discussion Tech for Good Canada convened with Canadian elearning researchers and educators this Tuesday, June 23 rd, 2020. Given the very mixed record of schooling in most of Canada’s public schools during Covid-19, what is at stake is whole cohorts’ well being and...
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...
From digital marketing to digital citizenship
Canada Research Chair on Youth
Venture Partner, Matr Ventures, privacy and marketing expert