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Friday, February 14 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Growing up Digital: Achieving a Fine Balance in a Digitally Saturated World

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Since the late 1970s, children have lost 12 hours a week of free time, including a 50% drop in outdoor free play! Where will we be in the next decade with the blurring boundaries between humanity and technology? Are smartphones destroying a generation or enabling them to be digital citizens? In this keynote address Dr. McRae will explore some of the key trends that are actively (re)shaping Canadian society and open up a conversation about achieving a fine balance in a digitally saturated world.  He will also share key findings of the world’s largest research study on technology, health and learning – Growing Up Digital (GUD) Alberta - that is being conducted in partnership with Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital. Infographic available here: https://www.teachers.ab.ca/Public%20Education/EducationResearch/Pages/GrowingUpDigital(GUD)Alberta.aspx

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Phil McRae

Associate Coordinator, Research • Governmen, The Alberta Teachers' Association
Dr. Phil McRae is Associate Coordinator of Research at the Association and supports the research activities for the profession of teaching in the province of Alberta, Canada; facilitates the strategic planning for the profession of teaching; and liaises with local, national and international... Read More →

Friday February 14, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am MST
Salon 10