Category Archive: The New Digital World

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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May 19

Transforming the Classroom through Blended Learning: Making Learning Powerful for Kids

Parents of many of our K-12 students have likely roamed the halls of their children’s schools or sat in their children’s classrooms and heard, in passing, the phrase… Blended Learning. What, exactly, are we blending, and how is this impacting our children?

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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?

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Aug 05

Introducing a great resource for parents – Common Sense Media

This is an appropriate time of year to remind parents of the helpful resources provided by the Common Sense Media organization. Common Sense is the nation’s leading independent non-profit organization dedicated to empowering students and parents to thrive in a world of media and technology. Topics include: Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, etc.) Screen time Online …

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Apr 28

Five Simple Steps to a Healthy Media Diet

Here are Five Simple Steps to a Healthy Media Diet from Common Sense Media. Choose the good stuff Watch, listen and play together Walk the walk Keep a balance Watch the clock Click here to watch the video. https://d1pmarobgdhgjx.cloudfront.net/parenttip/PT_healthy-media-diet-2016.mp4

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