Thursday, October 20, 2016

Digital Citizenship Week - Day 3 and 4

Digital Citizenship is not something that can be tackled by schools on their own.  It needs to be a partnership with families and the community.  Just like the schools, parents don't always know where to start in regards to talking about digital citizenship with their kids.  In order to open the door to some great conversation, here are some resources that we can send home in order to create the bridge between what we are teaching in the classroom, and what is expected at home.

These worksheets by the amazing Common Sense Media are developed to go along with the K-12 scope and sequence curriculum.  There is a worksheet for each lesson.  Each worksheet contain the following sections:
  • Did you know?
  • What do you think?
  • Family Activity
  • Tech it Up
  • Common Sense Says...
This is a quick and easy way to continue the conversations started at school and bring the parents into the equation.

Another great resource for families is the Portage Public Schools DigitalED site.  DigitalED is a great resource for parents and community members to learn some tips about technology and our young people.  It contains past presentations done by DigitalED, hot trending apps that you may find on your child's device, device use contracts, family tip sheets, videos, and much more!  If you are a teacher or administrator in PPS and would like us to come in and present to your families, we would love to get something on the calendar.  These are important conversations to have and we are happy to be a part of the dialogue.

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