Session 2

Today we’re looking back on the experience of the Digital Detox and looking ahead to what we’re going to do with our newfound knowledge.

10:30 – 10:45
Think, Ink, Pair, Share
What is one idea, fact, reading, or concept that has stuck with you since finishing the Digital Detox? (One way to approach this is to think about what comes to mind when you think about your Digital Detox experience.)

10:45 – 11:00
Post-it reflections on some of the big questions from the last few posts:

  • How can we ensure we’re hearing student voices when we weigh the costs of learning technologies?
  • Where do you feel powerless to resist, radically or otherwise?
  • What are your experiences with learning and/or teaching in the open?
  • How can we use technology and all its opportunities mindfully, without losing sight of the human impacts on some of these choices?

11:00 – 11:15
Large group discussion of issues raised.

11:15 – 11:25
Reflective practice / goal setting (handout).

11:25 – 11:30
Where do we go next to keep these issues alive?
(How about our Community of Practice series?)

Session 1

Welcome, Digital Detoxers, to out first face-to-face session. Today we’ll be framing the Digital Detox project, having some breakout small-group discussions about the first three posts, and then have a larger discussion with time to ask questions and share ideas. At the end, I’ll try to give you a brief sense of where we’re headed next.

Here’s the agenda for the day. At the end of today’s session, I hope to capture some of your thoughts to share in this space for the benefit of those who couldn’t attend.

10:30 – 10:40
Welcome, coffee, brief discussion of where the Digital Detox came from and the plan for the day.

10:40- 10:55
Breakout sessions; one group per post (edtech and equity / ethics and data privacy / algorithms and exclusion).

  • Tell us one thing from this post that surprised you, and one thing you were inspired to read more about.
  • Tell us one thing from this post that you think more people should know about.
  • How have your thinking, practice, and/or personal choices been shaped by this post and your reactions to it?
  • What is one thing this post raised for you that you still want to learn more about?

10:55 – 11:10
Reporting out: five minutes per group.

11:10 – 11:25
Large group discussion about issues raised.

11:25 – 11:30
Next steps.