Taking pictures with the iPad is a breeze, but taking good ones becomes a little easier with a few tricks.
What age is the right age for a child to receive a smart phone? Dr. Devorah Heitner offers some suggestions for parents.
The Longmont Library is hosting free tech cafés this spring for technology beginners or those with specific questions about technology use.
We always appreciate the opportunity to connect with families and community at Leadership St. Vrain.
Technology has given us some new resources to increase our ability to manage anxiety symptoms and increase overall mindfulness and well-being.
Schoology is the district’s Learning Management System, a tool for teachers and students to organize, deliver, access, and interact with learning materials. Parents who have a portal account in Infinite Campus automatically have a parent Schoology account as well.
Just getting started? Go to schoology.com to login, enter the email address used for your Campus Portal account, and click Forgot your password. An email will be sent from Schoology with instructions for resetting your password.
Want to learn more about navigating within Schoology? Explore these guides:
It is important to note that not every school, or every teacher, uses Schoology in the same way.
Please check with your building about their method of communicating homework and assignments.
Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2019/09/16/schoology-tips-for-parents/
While web content is filtered on student iPads when connected to the district network, private browsing is not disabled by default. When private browsing is enabled, web history is not saved. Parents may wish to use the Screen Time tool in Settings to set limits or to monitor web browsing.
Click here for step-by-step directions.
Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2019/09/15/disabling-private-browsing-on-student-ipads/
Media and digital devices are an integral part of our world today. The benefits of these devices, if used moderately and appropriately, can be amazing. In our digital world it’s important to help our children learn healthy digital habits, and parents play an essential role in teaching these skills.
This article contains tips from the AAP to help families manage the ever-changing digital landscape. Among their tips:
- Create a family media use plan.
- Be a good role model.
- Avoid using technology as an emotional pacifier.
- Set limits and allow space for tech-free times and face-to-face communication.
- Remember kids will be kids! Handle errors with empathy and turn a mistake into a mentoring moment.
Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2019/09/14/media-recommendations-from-the-american-academy-of-pediatrics/
Have you purchased iPad insurance for your secondary student yet?
The cost is only $25 per year and covers 100% of the first incident of accidental damage. Without insurance all damage results in an exchange with Apple at a cost of $236.55.
Click here to learn more about the insurance program.
Don’t delay – the open window for purchasing insurance ends Friday, September 13th! Contact your child’s school for more information.
Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2019/08/25/ipad-insurance/
Over the summer, links to learning technology resources for families were added to each school’s website. On the home page, look for links under the “Technology” heading to how-to articles, insurance forms, suggestions for developing healthy digital habits, and more:
Permanent link to this article: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2019/08/24/resources-for-families/