Happy 2014 Parents and Care Givers! I hope you all had a blessed holiday break and are inspired moving into 2014.
Check out the new group Digital Citizenship. I have explored the resources and was fascinated by the research the group (Common Sense Media) has uncovered on the impact of mobile devices on our children. My son is quite keen to play his iPad and as a parent I want to stay informed about how the types of apps and the amount of time he spends on his iPad affects his development. Then my 14 year old is using Social Media sites so this group also provides tips on how to keep her safe. I highly recommend taking a look at this group!
Here is a description:
Digital Citizenship is a professional learning community (PLC) hosted by Common Sense Media, that provides ideas and discussions about how to help kids be safe, responsible, and respectful participants in our digital world. This community will help you stay connected, share ideas, and get support from colleagues on issues such as:
- digital footprints
- copyright and plagiarism
- information literacy
- Internet safety
Access free webinars, discussion threads, curricula, and other online learning resources from Common Sense Media to support teaching students how to participate respectfully and responsibly while harnessing the educational promise of our connected, digital world. Become part of the conversation today!