Screen Time is a relatively new feature from Apple that provides more information about the use of the device as well as specific parental controls that might be helpful. Screen Time is a tool that is available for parents to enable on all district iPads.
If you’re a child of the 80s, you may have fond memories of your parents lugging around a huge camcorder to record every event, milestone, and vacation and then watching those experiences together on the family television. Now we have that powerful video making capacity at our fingertips! Read on for a few ideas for making fun family movies.
Conflicting headlines on screen time have increased in recent years and can fuel anxiety among parents and educators. How much screen time is too much? Is technology use related to negative effects on health and well-being?
Supporting and mentoring kids in the digital age is a community effort. Join St. Vrain Valley Schools and Dr. Devorah Heitner the evening of March 12th as we partner together to host a family engagement night for parents of current and incoming middle school students.
Sleep experts agree that teens need around nine hours of sleep a night, but by 2015, 43 percent of teens reported sleeping less than seven hours a night on most nights – meaning almost half of U.S. teens are significantly sleep-deprived. Should bedrooms be a no-phone zone? Read more for practical suggestions for teens and their families.
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 Spanish audio version. Both versions have subtitle options.
Julie also created an “interactive report” showing many of the great things already happening. Click here to view the “interactive report”.
Please know these activities are occurring in all of our schools. We live in an amazing time and are fortunate to have an opportunity to provide our students with world-class learning opportunities.
Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2015/12/07/12weeks/
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.
Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2015/11/27/5-questions-to-consider-before-buying-tech-for-your-child/
Evolving technology can be a challenge for even the most tech-savvy parent, and if parents don’t understand the technology used by their children, how can they support their students?
With our district-wide subscription, parents receive access to the complete Atomic Learning training library. This allows parents to stay connected, learn about the technology being used by students, and improve their own skills.
Popular parent resources include:
To access Atomic Learning, follow these steps:
- Go to www.atomiclearning.com
- Click “Login” in the upper right corner
- username = stvrain
password = valley
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Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2015/11/24/al4parents/
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 what has been installed.
Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2015/11/03/what-are-kids-installing/
Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2015/10/16/tvk8/