Webinar

AI at School with an ISTE Author: Tools, Tips, and Trends

Presented By

The Social Institute

August 8, 2024 | 4:00 - 4:45 p.m. ET

Join us for an insightful webinar with Laurel Kirchhoff, an ISTE Author, educator, author, and digital learning specialist, as we explore how K-12 educators and school leaders can navigate AI and tech this fall. Together, we’ll provide proactive and positive strategies that educators can implement immediately, helping to launch the start of the school year with confidence.

Blog June 28, 2024

Exploring the no-spend trend on TikTok and encouraging students to find their influencers

The Social Institute

The no-spend trend encourages cutting back on spending for a designated period. Participating students track how many days they can go without buying non-essentials like Starbucks coffee, new clothes, and eating out. However, financial experts warn that this quick-fix challenge can be “hard to sustain over time” and may lead to impulsive purchases later. By equipping students with the right information and skills, they can avoid overspending financial misinformation and find financial influencers that align with their goals.

Blog June 27, 2024

New Body Image Trend: Looksmaxxing + facial gum and how students can make positive choices

The Social Institute

As students encounter trends such as ‘looksmaxxing’ and influencers promoting facial gum on the social media apps they use daily, they might be influenced to make uninformed decisions that could harm their health or self-esteem. That’s why it’s important for students to be able to engage critically with the products they see promoted online and to find positive and credible influencers on social media. Educators can guide students toward high-character decisions that enhance their well-being by empowering them to find positive influencers online.

Blog June 27, 2024

New Legislation: Students need help handling the pressure of social media

The Social Institute

New York has enacted groundbreaking legislation aimed at banning these addictive algorithms to reduce student stress and dependency online. The Stop Addictive Feeds Exploitation (SAFE) for Kids Act prohibits social media platforms from using recommendation algorithms for users under 18. Complementing this, the New York Child Data Protection Act restricts the collection of minors’ personal data without consent. Let’s explore these bills more and how educators can empower students to handle the pressure of algorithms.