Friday, October 31, 2014

Digital Citizenship

We have been working hard on our Digital Citizenship skills this quarter.  The 3-5 grade students have been working their way through the Digital Passport program from Common Sense Media.  This program teaches students the stills they need to deal with communicating and multi-tasking, privacy issues, cyberbullying, searching the web, and creative credit.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Welcome Back to another GREAT Year!

Welcome back everyone!  So excited to start another great year with my students at SMLS.  The last week we have been learning/reviewing our expectations and the procedures for the computer lab.  We have been discussing LARK.  When using the computers the students are told to ask themselves...
L - Is it Legal?
A - Is is Appropriate?
R - Is it Respectful and Responsible?
K - Is it Kind?

By asking these questions students can help themselves and their classmates be good digital citizens.  We will be discussing digital citizenship a lot this year because it is an integral part of being a responsible computer user.

We are also trying out the new Google Classroom.  This is a great learning management system that allows teachers to distribute assignments and students to turn them in all online.  It also provides a safe environment for classroom discussion and for students to ask and answer each other's questions.  Can't wait to see all the new features this new tool brings this school year!