Technology & Student Health: The Fear, The Reality, The Fix

I had the amazing opportunity to be part of an Ignite session with 9 other ASCD Emerging Leaders this past weekend at the Empower 2019 conference in Chicago, Illinois. Each of us focused our talk on one of the five Tenets of the Whole Child from ASCD. My tenets were SAFE and HEALTHY.

According to the official Ignite organization, an Ignite talk is defined as: 

  • a series of presentation that happen one after another without breaks
  • each presenter uses 20 slides
  • each slide auto-advances after 15 second
  • the result is 5 minutes and high energy!

Watch my 5 minute Ignite below.

Kerry Gallagher is the Assistant Principal for Teaching and Learning at St. John’s Prep in Danvers, Massachusetts. She’s also the Director of K–12 Education for (an Internet safety nonprofit in Palo Alto, CA), a FutureReady Instructional Coach, an ASCD Emerging Leader, and an EdSurge columnist. She served as a middle- and high-school teacher and digital learning specialist for over 15 years, and her passions include digital citizenship and effective integration of curriculum, pedagogy, and edtech. Gallagher is a TEDx and keynote speaker and a lawyer by training. She is on social media @KerryHawk02 and her website is