The Edtech Minute Recently I hosted two parent digital citizenship events where I gave a presentation called Hold the Phone: tips for managing teens with smartphones. This presentation focused on helping our kids navigate their digital lives by: protecting our kids' (and our own) privacy online empowering ourselves with knowledge about the social media apps and sites our kids use understanding what's hiding in our phone settings setting realistic and reasonable expectations for device usage You can review this event's parent handout here. Featured Content Jen Walter is a middle school science teacher and edtech instructional specialist for the Fox School District. In our conversation, Jen talks about her work as an instructional specialist and what it was like preparing for and presenting at her first regional conference, MOREnet 2018, AKA "being called to The Show".TECHsgiving 201712 Days of TECH-smas 2017Make a G Suite and Easy Transition to Flipped Teaching with Google ToolsJen's recommended Twitter hashtags: #ditchbook, #tlap, #moedchatJen's recommended reading: NOW! Classrooms by Meg OrmistonJen's recommended podcast: The Cult of Pedagogy What I'm Learning In October 2018, I attended a workshop hosted by Apple all about creating content in Garageband and iMovie. This workshop was based on their new Everyone can Create curriculum. Check out the curriculum and program overview.