Digital Life Together

Digital Life Together

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  • Author(s):
    • David I. Smith
    • Kara Sevensma
    • Marjorie Terpstra
    • Steven C. McMullen
  • Published: May 5, 2020
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • ISBN: 978-0-8028-7703-1
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Digital Life Together

How digital technologies are impacting Christian education, and how to respond.

Digital technologies loom large in the experience of today’s students. However, parents, teachers, and school leaders have only started to take stock of the ramifications for teaching, learning, and faith. Digital Life Together walks educators, leaders, and parents through some of the big ideas that are hidden in our technology habits. Moving beyond general arguments for and against digital devices, the book draws from extensive interviews, surveys, classroom observations, and school records to examine the real impact of technology on Christian learning. 

Based on a three-year, in-depth study of Christian schools, authors David Smith, Kara Sevensma, Marjorie Terpstra, and Steven McMullen offer resources to inform conversations in school communities about the role of digital technologies in students’ formation. With a wealth of new research findings, short, readable chapters, and accompanying discussion questions, Digital Life Together sets the stage for individual reflection, book club discussions, professional development conversations, or strategic reflection by school leaders.


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