Keeping up with technology tools that students are using for school and socializing can be a daunting task. Here are some suggestions for discussing technology use with your student.
- Have proactive conversations about twice a month.
- Open these conversations by asking, “Can you show me how you use your Chromebook, iPad, laptop, smartphone to do school work?”
- Follow up questions might include, “What have you created?” or “How do you keep track of everything on this device?” or “Do you ever get distracted by text messages/games/social media when you’re trying to work?”
These suggestions come from a blog post by Kelly Gallgher titled, "My child knows more about #edtech than I do!" Read more at http://www.connectsafely.org/my-child-knows-more-about-edtech-than-i-do/