25 October 2018
Social Media Wellness: Executive Functioning in the Digital Age of Tech Distractions

Time TBD | Woodside High School

Woodside, CA

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High school students juggle a lot – including rotating schedules, increased extracurricular activities and new social opportunities, not to mention Instagram and Snapchat. In addition, as more schools use technology in the classroom, including programs in which each child has their own device, students face a challenging paradox: the very tools they use to get their work done — tablets and computers — often provide the biggest distraction from completing their work and retaining information. In this digital transition, we’ve failed to help students develop habits to manage their digital workflow and get their work done more effectively. We want to set our students up for success, but what organizational and time-management practices can we put in place? There are effective strategies that make a difference. In this presentation, bestselling author Ana Homayoun (That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last WeekThe Myth of the Perfect GirlSocial Media Wellness) provides practical, implementable tips on how to encourage students’ development of executive functioning skills, and addresses some of the real life dilemmas in the new paradox of educational technology and social media distractions.

26 March 2019
Crumpled Papers, Missing Files, and Fortnite: How to Motivate Students Manage Social Media and Technology Distractions in Elementary and Middle School

6:30 PM | Las Lomitas Elementary School District

Menlo Park, CA

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As more elementary and middle schools use technology in the classroom, including programs in which each child has their own device, students face a challenging paradox: the very tools they use to get their work done — tablets and computers — often provide the biggest distraction from completing their work and retaining information. In this digital transition, we’ve failed to help students develop habits to manage their digital workflow and get their work done more effectively. We want to set our students up for success, but what organizational and time-management practices can we put in place? There are effective strategies that make a difference. In this presentation, bestselling author Ana Homayoun (That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last WeekThe Myth of the Perfect GirlSocial Media Wellness) provides practical, implementable tips on how to encourage students’ development of executive functioning skills, and addresses some of the real life dilemmas in the new paradox of educational technology and social media distractions.