Category: Family Conversations

How Important Is My Social Media Footprint? [online training course]

Atomic Learning has an online social media “footprint” class available for both parents and students. Your social media footprint is important and can follow you forever. This training offers some suggestions for managing your social media footprint and being more vigilant in the future. By the end of the training, you’ll be able to: Analyze your social media footprint …

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Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2015/12/16/footprint/

5 Questions to Consider Before Buying Tech for Your Child

This video from CommonSenseMedia.org discusses E-readers, tablets, phones, gaming devices and how they are evolving faster than ever. And it’s getting harder for parents to keep up. Here are five questions for parents and grandparents to consider before buying a new device for your child. https://www.commonsensemedia.org/videos/5-questions-to-consider-before-buying-tech-for-your-kid

Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2015/11/27/5-questions-to-consider-before-buying-tech-for-your-child/

What are kids installing?

 Want to know what your child is installing on their device, but you don’t want to interfere with instructional apps being installed?   In restrictions turn off the ability to delete apps. This way your child can install apps anytime but they need your restriction passcode to delete apps. Check the device occasionally to see …

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Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2015/11/03/what-are-kids-installing/

Homework on the iPad

Now that my children are using iPads at school, I notice that they are having to do more school work online. They have to  access their teacher’s Schoology page for assignments, use the Internet to access textbooks, and they conduct online research or other work within the Google Apps. How am I supposed to know …

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Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2015/09/22/homework-on-the-ipad/

Highlights from the September 17, 2015 Camp iPad for Parents Event

The first Camp iPad for Parents session was held on September 17th at Altona Middle School. Topics included teaching parents a few basic iPad operations, how to set parental restrictions, classroom visits,  and open discussions. Parents in attendance described the event with the following words: Awesome Informative Go! (as in, “just go to Camp iPad …

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Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2015/09/18/parents-ams/

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