Category: The New Digital World

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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Do You Know How to Stay Safe Online? (A Free Event)

Do you know how to stay safe online? Attend Safe Shelter of St. Vrain’s FREE evening training for Youth, Parents and Educators – Thursday, April 14 (6-9 PM). Register for the Event For more information click here.   Evening Flyer Eng_Esp FINAL Evening Flyer Eng_Esp FINAL

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Teens and Tech: A New Landscape

Understanding how teens communicate and interact can be a challenge for parents. The constant texting, pinning, posting, liking and scrolling through that variety of apps and social media have changed the way teens interact. As parents we need to be a resource for our children in this digital world. It is important that we ask questions, …

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Art meets iPad

Jason Turner, Thunder Valley K8 Art teacher, recently used iPads to enhance a self-portrait lesson. This video shows a fun, engaging example of what happens when a creative teacher mixes with engaged students and exciting technologies. Enjoy! Click here to watch the video.      

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A view into one high school’s tech rollout after the first 12 weeks

I want to share some examples of the type of positive impact learning technology is having from one of our schools. Julie Read, Longmont High School’s Learning Technology Coach, summarized the first twelve weeks with iPads at her school with a catchy video made on an iPad with Adobe Voice. Click here to watch the English version and click here for the …

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