Loading…
PDTCA 2022 has ended
PDTCA THANKS MORGEX FOR THEIR GENEROUS SPONSORSHIP
Morgex Insurance is proud to sponsor the 2022 ATA Conventions. Request a quote, and you could win 1 of 2 cash prizes worth $15,000 each to get away anywhere from Coast to Coast. Click on the Convention’s Sponsor/Exhibitor page for additional information.
Morgex has generously paid for all of our Zoom and Webinar licences as well as sponsoring one of our Keynotes, Dr. Robyne Hanely-Dafoe.

IMPORTANT! PRIVACY INFORMATION FOR RECORDED SESSIONS AND YOUR PROFILE ON SCHED:
To create an account so you can make a personal schedule, click on the Login or Signup link at the top right side of the screen. Click on the Information link below for PIPA INFORMATION , how to log in, and how to make your Sched account private.

HANDOUTS:
These will be available in Sched later on. Please download them ahead of time as the handouts for many sessions are required to have a hands on experience.

SUPPLIES ARE NEEDED FOR SOME SESSIONS:
You need to bring supplies OR buy participant kits from the speaker for some sessions. The session description gives the information to purchase. KITS NEED TO BE PAID FOR IN TIME FOR THE SUPPLIES TO BE MAILED TO YOU. You can filter for these sessions using: Purchase or gather supplies.

THE PDTCA BOARD HOPES YOU HAVE AN AMAZING CONVENTION! #PDTC22! 
ARE YOU GETTING:  "ZOOM CLIENT MUST BE UPGRADED ON YOUR CHROME BOOK"
Step One: Click the X on "Zoom client must be upgraded" (white dialogue pop up)
Step Two: Close the black page that says "Join a meeting"
Step Three: This will bring you to the white page that says "Your meeting should start in a few seconds"
Step Four: Look at bottom of that white page, you will see "Having Issues with Zoom? Join from your Browser"
OR if you are on a Chrome Book, click "Join via Zoom Chrome PWA"
When it asks for your name, put your name in the spot.

Google link document with graphic instructions. 

ATA PRESIDENT JASON SHILLING’S OPENING ADDRESS
HELP DESK FOR SPEAKERS AND ATTENDEES   TREASURER’S DESK FOR PAID SPEAKERS
Back To Schedule
Friday, February 25 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm
30D Cell phone habits of today's elementary students

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

Feedback form is now closed.
A “digital native” is someone who has grown up in the “cyber age”, surrounded by a culture that significantly uses and depends on technology. It has been well documented that the most vital years of brain development occur between 0 and 6 years of age. The next time of rapid brain development occurs between the ages of 11 and 13 years, during which the brain is “fundamentally wired for the rest of a person’s life” (Herman, 2012).

A growing proportion of children and adolescents' leisure time is consumed by looking at screens and being connected to the Internet. Of particular concern is the amount of time pre-adolescents (students aged 9-12) spend on cell phones. This usage raises questions about possible adverse health effects such as increased inactivity levels, changing social interactions, increased feelings of anxiety and other negative physical and mental concerns.

This session will share the findings of a comprehensive study that inquired into the cell phone habits of grade 5 students. The data that was collected will be used to inform parents, teachers, school boards, and the general public about a very relevant subject in today’s society.

While cell phone use is a widely reviewed topic, this age group in particular has rarely been studied. We assume that today, more children are owners of cell phones or use cell phones regularly at a younger age than in previous decades. This study provides provides an initial overview of this usage. Specifically, the purpose of this research was to find out how many Grade 5 students own cell phones, what their frequency of use is and the main ways in which they use these devices.

Participants were asked to complete a 30 minute online survey during class time. In total, nearly 300 grade 5 students responded to the survey and provided very informative statistics and comments. This session will highlight many of the key themes that emerged. The results of this study will be informative for all teachers and administrators and may lead to policy changes or at least provide a more accurate picture of grade 5 students cell phone habits and beliefs.

Moderators
LF

Lindsay Fagan (Moderator)

PDTCA Board Member

Speakers

Friday February 25, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm MST
Zoom Room 70