Andrew Swickheimer

 

 


 

Andrew has been involved in K-12 education since 1996. First as a teacher for eleven years, then as a building-level administrator for five years. For the past two years Andrew has been the director of technology for Noblesville Schools located in Noblesville, Indiana. He completed his undergraduate degree in secondary education from Butler University and his master’s in instructional systems technology and administrative licensure from Indiana University. As a parent of two young children and an advocate for the effective use of technology at home and in school, Andrew is passionate about sharing his experiences with others.

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Technology use among children and adolescents is growing at an astronomical rate. Think about how many parents purchase their children smartphones, gaming systems, iPads, or other digital devices. With access to the internet, these devices allow children to connect to other in ways we never could have imagined. With the proliferation of devices comes concerns regarding cyberbullying, screentime, digital citizenship, media literacy and exposure to inappropriate content. For parents, keeping up with their children's use of technology can be a daunting challenge. The question then becomes, what can parents do to help kids use these devices responsibility? When online, how can parents make sure their children are safe? What can parents do prevent the sharing of personally identifiable information? This course provides an introduction to strategies for successfully parenting in the digital age.

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