Digital Detox & Summer Fun

A podcast about living and learning in the age of screentime. Welcome to Episode 11: Digital Detox & Summer Fun.

As a programming note, we are heading into the summer, and this will be our last episode for Season 1.  We will regroup over the summer and have plans to launch season 2 in the fall.

Moments from our lives:

Digital detox? Yes or no, how?

Kristen read a question on a local Facebook page in which a parent was asking for guidance about a “screen free summer break.”

What we’re reading:
What To Do With Your Kids During the Summer: Read, Write, Play, & Hack

A food pyramid for kids media consumption – Wired Magazine

Big questions/Takeaway:

With all of these options, the key is to carve out time in your summer to get to know your child, and let them explore their interests. You may choose to share your interests and let them get to know you. This might also be a great time to push pause on your own work and reflect on the experiences your child is having.

About the author

Ian O'Byrne

Dr. W. Ian O’Byrne is a educator, researcher, & speaker. His work centers on teaching, learning, and technology. He investigates the literacy practices of individuals as they read, write, and communicate in online & hybrid spaces.

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