#1 – Student Panel A: The Secret Lives of Teenage Internet Users – AKA What Teens really think.

Facilitated by Paul McMahon

Want to know what the deal is with SnapChat? Do teenagers still use Facebook? Join this mini-teachmeet session where real live teenagers share how they use technology to communicate, collaborate and socialize.

  • If you were a parent, what would you let your kids do online?
  • Possible panel questions:
    • Introduce yourself.  Tell us where you are from, grade and what you love about having your own laptop
    • How many hours a day do you spend connected whether on your laptop or mobile device?
    • How many devices do you typically connect with at the same time?
    • What do you spend most of your time doing?
    • What do you think other students your age spend most of their time doing?
    • At what age are people mature enough to have their own social media accounts?
    • What do you do online that your parents don’t know about?

#2 – Student Panel B: What is your school NOT doing that it should be doing?

Facilitated by Paul McMahon

Let’s face it, no matter what we do with students in school, at times, they might be bored or feel as if their creativity is stifled within the confines of a school day. Let’s use this opportunity to find out from a student point of view how we can be more innovative. What can we be doing better to enhance learning and engagement in our classrooms?

  • What are students perceptions of what schools are doing well with technology and what they could be doing better?
  • What do our students really think about new assessment policies? Grading? Schedules?
  • Describe how you use technology at school
  • Is the use of technology meaningful or is it just box ticking to say that technology is used?

#3 – Student Panel C: Student Digital Leaders –

Facilitated by Dana Watts

Join a panel of student digital leaders from Concordia International School, Hong Kong International School, and West Island School as they explain the structures they have in their school that allow for student leadership. Today’s students are technologically literate and these students move beyond the tools to assisting others in their schools with the use of technology between peers, teachers and the school itself.