Marti Weston

Academic Technology Specialist, Georgetown Day School

Marti Weston is an academic technology specialist at Georgetown Day School in Washington, DC. An exciting part of her job is offering opportunities that help teachers and parents learn and understand more about the 21st Century digital lives that children take for granted. 

Marti concentrates on identifying learning resources, helping students, teachers, and parents develop the skills to critically evaluate the online materials that they use, and encouraging community members to think about digital behavior as it relates to privacy, personal information, media literacy, and individual responsibility. 

Read Marti’s blogs for teachers and parents at MediaTechParenting, and at Discover Your Child’s Digital World, a “class-on-a-blog” for parents.

Recently written by Marti

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Ways to Design with Words

Learn how you can get creative online with these word cloud websites. Designing with words is a great way for learners to create report illustrations and graphics.

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Needed: 2015 Digital Rules-of-the-Road For Kids’ New Smart Devices

If your child received a new tech device this past holiday season, it's a good idea to establish an action plan for how they can safely and responsibly use it.

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Thanksgiving, Technology, and Gratitude

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? Parent, teacher, and 21st century learning advocate, Marti Weston, covers what she's thankful for when it comes to technology.

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Why Wikipedia? The Questions Adults Keep Asking

As a parent, you may have concerns about your child's use of Wikipedia for school research. Learn about proper use of Wikipedia and how you can support your child's learning.

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Back-to-School Research Tip: Help Your Child Use Curated Online Databases

With all the available information online, learning how to use curated resources, such as online databases and reference materials, can help with your child's school research.

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10 Digital Summer Projects for Parents and Kids

Learn how to make the summer months more digitally productive for you and your children with these ten summer digital projects for families.

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Educate Family Members about Online Scams

As part of being digitally literate, it's important to know how to detect if something online is a scam or myth, or even if it's potentially harmful to your computer. Learn about the available online resources to help make this possible.

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Managing Change in the Connected World

A new device operating system can bring a serious case of update-time discomfort! But, worry not! You can catch up and still be there to support students or kids.

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Having Conversations on Commenting with Kids

Commenting and reading comments on articles or posts online can be a real digital learning opportunity for children (and their parents). Here are some conversations to have together:

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Digital Parenting Questions that Fifth Graders Want to Ask Their Parents

Read what one teacher's students want to ask their parents about technology.