Category Archive: Tips

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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Apr 17

End of Year Tech Tips and Conversations

With the end of the year fast approaching we hope you’ll help your middle and high school students think about things they’ll need to save PRIOR to the date when they turn in their iPad at the end of the year. With the advent of cloud computing, saving data or backing up looks different than when …

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Mar 17

Digital Drama

To adults, digital drama and cyberbullying may seem one and the same. To adolescents, there is a difference. Digital drama describes the everyday tiffs and disputes that occur between friends or acquaintances. Learn how you can help your student develop and maintain positive relationships in a digital context.

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Feb 17

How to Practice for the SAT and PSAT 10

On April 11, 2017, all sophomores and juniors in Colorado will be taking the PSAT 10 and SAT. The good news? It’s free! AND you don’t have to do a thing to register. We’ve gathered together some great tips on how to make the most of your SAT, PSAT10 experience.

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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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