Digital wellness: supporting teachers around the fast-changing realm of digital tools
With the increased use of technology and time spent online in personal and professional spaces, the Critical Challenge Question (CCQ): ‘What aspects of digital wellness do teachers need to be trained in to better support their learners when using digital tools?’ was created. Based on the research, a gamified online course has been developed. The website “Living Well in a Digital World” was designed to provide an experience that takes educators through a series of lessons that are the Core Quests (prescribed lessons) as well as provide choice for educators to spend time learning about areas within Digital Wellness that interest them the most. Educators receive eXperience Points for those tasks under the Self- Directed Quests. The website and course tracker were created using Google Sites and Google Sheets. Reflections from participants will be housed within a Google Classroom. A Google Feedback Form was created and sent out to inform website revisions and the overall feedback was that the course was well received and professionals from the industry found it useful and beneficial to their practice. Future attention will be brought to creating a website that teachers can take right to their classrooms and provide a Blended Learning, Gamified experience that educates students on Digital Wellness.
Identifier (Other)DOI: 10.25316/IR-13126
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