Our younger children may be digital natives, but they still need explicit instruction in using technology. Designers, let’s welcome our special guest, Debbie Tannenbaum. Debbie, a passionate advocate for digital literacy in young learners who shares her insights on teaching children to navigate digital tools, fostering critical thinking, and sparking creativity. Learn how she ditches traditional, algorithmic instructions, and uses a unique approach combining picture cues and rubrics, empowering students to understand the functionality of different digital tools and pick the one that best fits their purpose.
Debbie also challenges the common assumption that children are natural digital natives and underlines the significance of actively teaching them digital skills. She shares intriguing anecdotes from her classroom experiences, discussing her effective approach to teaching collaboration and communication skills. Get drawn in as she talks about the “three seeds of creation” – choice, collaboration, and clickability, and how these serve as guiding principles in her teaching. Whether you’re an educator or a parent, get ready for a trove of strategies to prepare your children for a future that hinges on digital skills. Get ready to revolutionize your approach to digital literacy!Our younger children may be digital natives, but they still need explicit instruction in using technology. @tannenbaumtech explains how. @mschmidtmoore Click To Tweet
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An educator with over twenty years of experience, Debbie Tannenbaum has worked as both a classroom teacher in various grades and as a technology coach. These experiences have helped her to develop her TRANSFORM Learning framework that she shares as she delivers keynotes, concurrent sessions, workshops and more around the country.