6.12.16

December's Digital Citizenship Tip

Students and Tech: The New Landscape
Our students are digital natives.  They have never known a world without screens.  It's important for us to help them learn the digital landscape and how to balance screen time with real life activities.  This video clip will give you some insight and ideas on how to connect with your students and how to help them gain a sense of a balance.

28.11.16

November's Digital Citizenship Tip

 Navigating a digital world can be challenging. There are many questions parents and students have about how to keep their identity safe and how to use digital resources ethically.  As adults, we are careful about what we post online and we keep tabs on our privacy settings and formulate secure passwords. Our students, however, may not be so savvy.  Have a discussion with your child about their "digital footprint."  The following video gives a fantastic description about what a digital footprint is and how it begins before we are even born.  

3.10.16

October's Digital Citizenship Tip

As people get more access to technology, we have more demands for our time and attention. Multitasking may seem like a good idea but can be counterproductive. The attached graphic illustrates how much time is lost by multitasking and other negative effects. Try some tips to cut down on distractions like turning off email notifications, silencing your phone while you sleep or work, set up "no cell phone" times or zones at home and school, etc. 


5.9.16

September's Digital Citizenship Tip

   The new school year is a great time to set expectations and rules for safely using the Internet. ISTE Standard 2 (Links to an external site.)
: Digital Citizen states, 'Students recognize the rights, responsibilities and opportunities of living, learning and working in an interconnected digital world, and they act and model in ways that are safe, legal and ethical.'

  Being SMART on the Internet is an easy way to remember the guidelines: Safe, Meeting, Accepting, Reliable and Tell.