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Friday, February 14 • 10:30am - 11:45am
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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Dr. Phil McRae

Associate Coordinator, Research, Alberta Teachers' Association
Dr. Phil McRae is Executive Staff Officer and Associate Coordinator, Research with the Alberta Teachers' Association (ATA), and Adjunct Professor within the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta, Canada where he earned his Ph.D. Phil is the past winner of the Alberta Excellence... Read More →

Friday February 14, 2020 10:30am - 11:45am MST
Salon 10