Looking for some fun and creative learning activities for your student over summer break?
St. Vrain Valley Schools provides each student an iPad for learning at school and at home. While a basic level of restrictions is set on all school devices, families are encouraged to set healthy limits for home use that meet their needs and align with their family values.
Beginning in May 2021, all district devices will have consistent internet filtering across all networks!
This fall, St. Vrain launched Screen Smart St. Vrain, a digital citizenship campaign to encourage teachers, students, and families to think critically, make proactive choices, and use technology as a tool to create a lasting, positive impact on the world.
As we began the school year in a remote learning environment before moving to a hybrid schedule, partnerships between home and school are more vital than ever. Learn more about using tools such as Seesaw, Schoology, and Webex to support your student’s learning.
To support student learning and access to the internet at home, several options are available to families. Click here to learn more.
For more information or assistance applying for these programs, please contact your child’s school.
Para apoyar el aprendizaje de los estudiantes y el acceso a Internet en el hogar, hay varias opciones disponibles para las familias. Pulsa aquí para saber más.
Para obtener más información o asistencia para solicitar estos programas, comuníquese con la escuela de su hijo.
Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2020/02/20/affordable-internet/
Did you know that you and your child can take fantastic photos with the school-issued iPads?
This article shows you how and offers six tips for improving your photos.
Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2020/02/19/tips-photos/
What age is right for a phone?
In this article, Dr. Devorah Heitner, author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World, suggests that this is not the question we should be asking ourselves. Instead, she suggests we ask, “What independence milestones has my child achieved?” And “What role will a phone play in my child’s (and my) life?”
Read the full article for suggestions from Dr. Heitner to help you evaluate your child’s readiness for a smartphone.
Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2020/02/18/age-cell-phone/
The Longmont Public Library is holding a Tech Café once a month through the month of May. A Spanish version, Technoguía @ la Biblioteca, is also available.
See more information below, or call the library at (303) 651-8470.
Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2020/02/17/want-to-improve-your-tech-skills/
We had a wonderful conversation with parents and community leaders at Leadership St. Vrain last week. The opportunity to connect with this group each year is something we look forward to and is of great benefit to us as we work together to provide a world-class education for students in our community. We talked about the kinds of learning experiences students are having with technology in our district and how technology supports communication, learning, and innovation.
If you would like to experience the Nearpod we used with this group, go to Nearpod.com and enter the following student code to join a self-paced lesson: LWDCE
(You do not have to create an account or provide an email address to try out this tool.)
Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2020/01/18/leadership-st-vrain/