Thriving Through Technology


Jul 19,2012, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ 826 Valencia
Thriving Through Technology Empower Yourself for Success in the Digital World Taught by Ahmed Kabil Open to 10 students, ages 14 to 18 A four-week workshop Thursdays, July 19 to August 9, 6:00 - 8:00 PM Are you interested in the promise of technology instead of the problems? Are you overwhelmed by the flood of information online? Inspired by the ideas and methods of Net Smart (2012), a book by social media pioneer Howard Rheingold, this workshop equips high school-age students with the attentive, research, and social literacies to navigate effectively through the emerging digital terrain of our increasingly-networked world. Students will learn mindfulness to hone attention, information filtering to make best use of web sources to produce scholarly work, and social media networking skills to be a responsible digital citizen. Each student will produce a research article on recent developments in technology using the tools of digital literacy taught over the course of this workshop. By the workshop's end, students will be prepared to thrive throughout high school, college and beyond!

Event Dates

Jul 19,2012, 6:00 PM
Jul 26,2012, 6:00 PM
Aug 2,2012, 6:00 PM
Aug 9,2012, 6:00 PM

Taught By: Ahmed Kabil