POWER OFF Week: April 29 – May 5, 2019

Education Foundation of Little Silver (EFLS) is once again hosting POWER OFF Week in conjunction with National Screen-Free Week.  POWER OFF week is a week dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of turning your family’s devices off and taking more time to connect socially.  We all know the enormous educational benefits of technology and the power of putting learning devices in the hands of our children.  At the same time, there is still tremendous value in “connecting” socially without devices and revisiting some of the activities in which we all engaged as children – the same activities that helped us get to know our families and friends better and created lasting memories.

As ScreenFree.org notes: “children, families, and communities around the world will rediscover the joys of life beyond the screen.  Unplug from digital entertainment and spend your free time playing, reading, daydreaming, creating, exploring, and connecting with family and friends.”

We will celebrate POWER OFF Week this year with a number of “screen-free” events throughout the week!

Please note that device use for school and work activities is not impacted by POWER OFF Week.

POWER-OFF – TIPS AND INFO

Screen-Free Week:
www.screenfree.org/basics

Tips to Reduce Screen Time:
www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/wecan/reduce-screen-time/tips-to-reduce-screen-time

Teens are spending more time consuming media, on mobile devices:
www.washingtonpost.com/postlive/teens-are-spending-more-time-consuming-media-on-mobile-devices/2013/03/12/309bb242-8689-11e2-98a3-b3db6b9ac586_story.html

TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM

A Parent’s Guide to All That “Ed Tech” In Your Kid’s Classroom:
www.wnyc.org/story/edtech

A Glossary of Useful Ed Tech Terms:
www.wnyc.org/story/glossary-useful-ed-tech-terms

A Silicon Valley School That Doesn’t Compute:
www.nytimes.com/2011/10/23/technology/at-waldorf-school-in-silicon-valley-technology-can-wait.html?pagewanted=all/&_r=0

Can Students Have Too Much Tech?:
www.nytimes.com/2015/01/30/opinion/can-students-have-too-much-tech

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