Maninder Kalsi, Chinese International School
Devices at home are proliferating. Both those for personal use and those for school use. At CIS we have actively engaged parents in teaching them how to manage device usage of their children in age appropriate ways. We would like to share what we do at CIS to help create a community where parents look to us as partners in helping children learn how to manage device usage.
We will share everything we do with our parents, and our staff, in helping students learn how to manage devices to encourage Digitally Enhanced Learning, and not Digitally Hindered Learning. Participants will be given an opportunity to share what they do, what they might want to do, and we will try and advise based on our 7 years of doing this within our community.
Maninder Kalsi is the ICT Secondary Facilitator at Chinese International School. He works with parents, students and staff to help integrate technology into the home and classroom so that learning is enhanced and not hindered. He, along with his colleague, work closely with staff to help children use devices smartly and to raise awareness of issues of Netiquette, Mental Health, Cyberbullying, Multi-tasking Issues, Sexting, Online addictions of gaming, explicit material and social media, information literacy, digital compass, digital citizenship and implementation of devices for effective learning.