At SXSW EDU 2018 Manoush Zomorodi and JP Connolly’s featured session, Human Skills for Digital Natives, explores the changing digital landscape. Visit to learn more about SXSW EDU and subscribe to SXSW EDU on YouTube for more great videos – – – “Human Skills for Digital Natives”” Video Overview: In today’s landscape where change is the only constant, how can schools ensure that today’s students are thriving in increasingly digital environments? In this session, we’ll provide attendees with an interdisciplinary and innovative vision for improved digital health and literacy education. By incorporating neuroscience, behavioral economics, and purposeful digital design, this framework will illuminate how we can best help students become healthy and informed citizens, online and off. Manoush is the author of Bored and Brilliant. Find her @manoushz on Twitter/Instagram/Facebook and the podcast @NoteToSelf at JP Connolly is an educator, microbiologist, technologist, baker, tinkerer and amateur engineer, and currently serves as the Director of Technology and MS/HS Science teacher at Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn, NY. A Baltimore native, JP has undergraduate degrees in Biology and Japanese and a Masters in Microbiology and Immunology, and worked as a research fellow at Osaka University in Japan before settling in NYC and beginning his work in K-12 education at Saint Ann’s. JP serves on the NY State Association of Independent Schools Technology Committee, is an emeritus President of the New York Consortium of Independent School Technologists, and works to encourage the integration of neuroscience, pedagogy-driven instructional technology, mindfulness, ethics and equity into K-12 curricula of all types. JP is perpetually inspired by his students and sons, who are continue to be his best teachers.

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