We are screen smart.

This fall, St. Vrain launched Screen Smart St. Vrain, a digital citizenship campaign to encourage teachers, students, and families to think critically, make proactive choices, and use technology as a tool to create a lasting, positive impact on the world. We unite behind the pledge:

“We are an inclusive community of informed, aware and balanced digital citizens who thoughtfully engage in our digital world. We are digital citizens.”

As the Screen Smart campaign builds a common language and frame of reference for digital citizenship in St. Vrain, families will continue to be an important partner in engaging students in responsible use of technology at home. Read more about the campaign and the five core competencies here.

Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2020/10/19/we-are-screen-smart/

Online Learning Resources for Parents

As we began the school year in a remote learning environment before moving to a hybrid schedule, partnerships between home and school are more vital than ever. Want to learn more about using tools such as Seesaw, Schoology, and Webex to support your student’s learning? This article offers resources for families on:

  • Seesaw (for parents of students in grades PK-2)
  • Schoology (for parents of students in grade 3-12)
  • Webex
  • Infinite Campus
  • Enrolling a student iPad
  • Affordable internet options for families

Need additional support? Contact your child’s teacher or submit a help request here.

Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2020/08/15/online-learning-resources-parents/

Affordable Internet Options for Families

To support student learning and access to the internet at home, several options are available to families. Click here to learn more.

For more information or assistance applying for these programs, please contact your child’s school.



Para apoyar el aprendizaje de los estudiantes y el acceso a Internet en el hogar, hay varias opciones disponibles para las familias. Pulsa aquí para saber más.

Para obtener más información o asistencia para solicitar estos programas, comuníquese con la escuela de su hijo.

Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2020/02/20/affordable-internet/

Tips for Taking Great Photos with an iPad

Did you know that you and your child can take fantastic photos with the school-issued iPads?

This article shows you how and offers six tips for improving your photos.

Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2020/02/19/tips-photos/

At what age should my child get a smartphone?

What age is right for a phone?

In this article, Dr. Devorah Heitner, author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World, suggests that this is not the question we should be asking ourselves. Instead, she suggests we ask, “What independence milestones has my child achieved?” And “What role will a phone play in my child’s (and my) life?”

Read the full article for suggestions from Dr. Heitner to help you evaluate your child’s readiness for a smartphone.

Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2020/02/18/age-cell-phone/

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