Getting people to stop driving while digitally distracted requires more than building awareness, it requires behavior change. When we hear about people who text and drive we direct that fault on those around us.
“I don’t do that, it’s someone else. And if I do text and drive, it’s okay because I’m an excellent multitasker.”
No you’re not.
This recent campaign from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, the Massachusetts State Police and Department of Transportation does an excellent job of encouraging drivers – “don’t be that guy”.
Michael Hakkarinen specializes in helping teachers engage students in the classroom with technology such as Mac Tools, Google Apps for Educators, iPads and more. He earned a Bachelor’s in English from the University of Maryland at College Park and a Master’s in Elementary Education at Mount Saint Mary’s University, where he also taught Instructional Technology at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He was a Technology Resource Teacher in Frederick County, Maryland, where he taught elementary school, and an EdTech for Canyons School District in Utah before joining the UEN PD team in 2014. He served on the UCET Board from 2014-18 and in the position of UCET President from 2016-17.
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