Category: Family Conversations

How much screen time is ok?

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Kids are spending more time with screen media — and at younger ages — than ever before. But there really is no magic number that’s “just right.” What’s more important is the quality of kids’ media use, how it fits into your family’s lifestyle, and how you engage with your kids.

Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2018/06/20/how-much-screen-time-is-ok/

Middle School Students’ Reflections on Technology

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St. Vrain middle school students were recently asked to think about how technology impacts how they learn in school and at home. Follow the link to hear some of their thoughts.

Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2018/06/19/middle-school-students-reflections-on-technology/

Video Reflection: Make It a Part of Everyday Learning!

Having children talk about or “reflect” on their learning helps build connections in their brains.¬†Technology tools can enrich this conversation and empower students to extend their learning through video reflection.

Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2018/05/19/video-reflection-make-it-a-part-of-everyday-learning/

Is your child ready for a smart phone?

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Devorah Heitner, founder of the blog, Raising Digital Natives, recently wrote this article: “Hold the Phone: 8 Signs Your Kid Isn’t Ready for a Phone.”

Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2018/04/16/is-your-child-ready-for-a-smart-phone/

Talking to Kids about Technology Use

How we can be great models for our children, set limits collaboratively, and stay curious about the way kids are using technology?

Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2018/03/20/talking-to-kids-about-technology/

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