Category Archive: Family Conversations

May 19

Online Personas: How would you describe your digital/online self?

Our online personas can sometimes be quite different than our physical ones. Helping our students reflect on how their online personas differ from their personal selves (and the consequences and benefits of this) can be a healthy exercise and prepare them for their digital futures.

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Apr 17

Creating with iPads!

Utilizing technology in our classrooms enables students to create and share independent and group creations. Students are not merely consuming content, but creating to share with a wide audience! How can you inspire and support at home? Read more for some project ideas you and your student can create to share with family and friends.

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Apr 17

Digital Footprints

“I can delete it, don’t worry!” Kids today frequently say this in regards to what they do online. The reality is that we live in a world of data collection and this trend is not going away. How can we teach our kids to create a positive digital footprint?

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Apr 17

End of Year Tech Tips and Conversations

With the end of the year fast approaching we hope you’ll help your middle and high school students think about things they’ll need to save PRIOR to the date when they turn in their iPad at the end of the year. With the advent of cloud computing, saving data or backing up looks different than when …

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Mar 17

Reading Landscapes

Geographers are experts at reading landscapes. The surroundings of a particular area give us clues about the culture, history, and climate of that area. Families can practice reading the landscape in their own backyards and around the world with a fun online game called GeoGuessr!

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