Category Archive: Family Conversations

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/

Jan 19

Screentime and Setting Healthy Limits

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently updated their recommendations for screen time for children to move away from strict time limits and toward an expectation that families pay attention to the types and quality of media interactions that children are engaging in. Learn more about the recommendations and how to start this conversation with your family here.

Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2017/01/19/screentime-and-learning/

Dec 15

Monitor? Or Mentor?

New technologies are changing our relationships with each other. As parents of digital natives, how can we help our kids navigate these new digital social environments? Should we monitor everything that they’re saying and sharing online?

Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2016/12/15/monitor-or-mentor/

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