Teens and Technology in the 21st Century

Mobile devices are an exciting instructional tool available for teachers to create transformative learning for students. The unique features of mobile devices create endless possibilities for hands-on, customized learning but are not the only means by which learning takes place. Students and parents should not expect the iPad use every day in every class. Our teachers create learning experiences that are most appropriate to fulfill the learning goals of each course, and will research and develop uses of the iPad as one of many methods to achieve those goals. Students will be encouraged to explore ways they can use the iPad to support their schoolwork and individual learning styles.

The following links explore ways mobile technology can be used to support learning, the benefits of using this type of technology, and information for parents about social media and digital responsibility & citizenship.

A Parent's Guide to the iPad Settings and Features

Understanding Social Media Tools

  • It's Complicated by Dana Boyd. "Students, parents, and educators will find this a comprehensive study of how technology impacts teens' lives and how adults can help balance rather than vilify its inevitable use" (Publishers Weekly).
  • Reclaiming the Conversation by Sherry Turkle. "Renowned media scholar Sherry Turkle investigates how a flight from conversation undermines our relationships, creativity, and productivity - and why reclaiming face-to-face conversation can help us regain lost ground."


Teens and Electronics

Protecting Personal Information and Safety