Category Archive: Family Conversations

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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Mar 17

Digital Drama

To adults, digital drama and cyberbullying may seem one and the same. To adolescents, there is a difference. Digital drama describes the everyday tiffs and disputes that occur between friends or acquaintances. Learn how you can help your student develop and maintain positive relationships in a digital context.

Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2017/03/17/digital-drama/

Mar 17

State Assessments: Where to Find Information for Families and Students

This spring, third- through ninth-graders will be taking the CMAS tests that are aligned to Colorado Academic Standards. Our 10th and 11th graders will be taking the PSAT 10 and SAT, respectively. Read more about resources available to students and families.

Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2017/03/17/state-assessments-families/

Feb 03

Information Literacy: Raising Media-Savvy Kids

According to a study by the Stanford History Group, over 80% of students are unable to “distinguish between…’sponsored content’ and a real news story on a website” (Shellenbarger, 2016). Because anyone with a phone can create and publish content online, how can we help our kids critically evaluate information?

Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2017/02/03/news-literacy-how-to-spot-fake-news/

Jan 19

So much to read! Leveraging district ebook collections

Searching for ways to get new books into your children’s hands? St. Vrain Valley Schools has several avenues to help. And, each is easily accessible using district-provided devices.

Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2017/01/19/leveraging-district-ebook-collections/

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