Jennifer Mccartney

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At what age should my child get a smartphone?

teenage girls on phones

What age is the right age for a child to receive a smart phone? Dr. Devorah Heitner offers some suggestions for parents.

Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2020/02/19/age-cell-phone/

Great Twitter Tech Challenge

Great Twitter Tech Challenge

Last fall, St. Vrain teachers, principals, and staff members participated in a professional learning opportunity around the impactful use of technology to support student learning.

Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2020/01/16/gttc/

Robotics in St. Vrain

St. Vrain currently has 40 schools with approximately 115 teams participating in robotics. Designing, planning, collaborating, reflecting, and solving problems are just a few of the skills that students develop through their involvement in robotics.

Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2019/12/02/robotics/

Maintaining Focus

In an age of constant dings, beeps, badges, and pop-ups, it’s easy to lose focus and wander down a rabbit hole of distraction. How can we help our children develop healthy habits and maintain focus amidst distractions?

Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2019/10/22/maintaining-focus/

Disabling Private Browsing on Student iPads

photo of iPad

While web content is filtered on student iPads when connected to the district network, private browsing is not disabled by default. Parents may wish to use the Screen Time tool in Settings to set limits or to monitor web browsing.

Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2019/09/15/disabling-private-browsing-on-student-ipads/

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