RESTORE: 7 Steps to Finding Balance With Tech in Your Life
Participate and share : Poster
Saturday, December 5, 9:30–10:30 am PST (Pacific Standard Time)
We live in an age of disruption, but what are the consequences of this disruption on the lives of our children? The ramifications run deep, and it’s time to shift our focus from the technology itself to its effects on human behavior and mindset. How do we restore balance?
|Audience:||Coaches, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators|
|Attendee devices:||Devices not needed|
|Participant accounts, software and other materials:||This is a 100% tech free session. No tech needed!|
|Topic:||Social emotional learning|
|Subject area:||Health and physical education|
|ISTE Standards:||For Educators:
At the end of this presentation participants will leave with a new awareness about the dangers of excessive use of technology and a simple algorithmic approach to finding balance and controlling the addictive and impulsive pull of constantly connected devices.
For 30 minute session:
Introduction = 3 minutes
- What is the problem with tech infatuation?
Addictive Features of Smartphones = 10 minutes
- Why are constantly connected devices our new constant companions?
Negative Consequences on Mental and Physical Health = 5 minutes
- sleep deprivation
- dopamine dependence
- mental health issues on the rise at lower ages
Strategies for Finding Balance = 10 minutes
- the RESTORE algorithm
Take a break and power
Run the experiment
Conclusion = 2 minutes
My presentation cites research that is also shared on my website at www.edtechakk.com
Michael Hakkarinen is an ISTE Certified Educator and the "Harmonize Success Coach" for 42 Lines. With a career in education that began in 2002 as an elementary school teacher in Frederick, Maryland, Michael moved to Utah in 2013 to become an EdTech for Canyons School District before joining the Utah Education Network team in 2015. From 2014-2018 Michael also served on the UCET board, Utah’s ISTE Affiliate Organization, and as UCET President (2016-17). Over the last three years Michael has presented his “RESTORE” keynote over 30 times around the United States.