Sites To Explore
iStudent Tool Kit
Acting Like a Responsible Digital Citizen
⇔Do you know the complete culture of the digital world? This site provides valuable insights into the agreed upon network etiquette, or netiquette, that should be observed n cyberspace. According to the site, following proper netiquette provides for internet safety.
Managing your Digital Footprint
⇔A resource site built around managing who you are online. Your digital footprint.
Safety on the Internet
Web Wise Kids
⇔A non-profit group whose sole purpose is to provide students, parents, and teachers with tools to help understand the value in making safe and wise choices in our digital world. They also offer an award-winning online program called "Wired with Wisdom," which addresses parental knowledge of the digital world, potential online dangers children may encounter, and how to be prepared for both.
10 Privacy Settings Every Facebook User Should Know
⇔A list of 10 important privacy settings on Facebook and how to set them. The list includes photo tags, contact settings, and avoiding embarrassing wall posts.
Really Useful Apps
myHomework - Digital homework organizer
gFlash - Digital flashcards for multiple subjects
Evernote - note taking and idea organization
Edmodo - educational social media platform
Virtual SAT Tutor - practice vocabulary for the SAT
What Adults are Hearing About the Digital World
Teens, Kindness and Cruelty on Social Network Sites
⇔This is a current study by the Pew Research Center in regards to the digital world that our teens encounter on a daily basis. It sheds some light on the reality of the "netizens" who we are attempting to raise and teach.
⇔This is the U.S. Government site dedicated to the prevention of bullying in all its forms. It provides ways to talk about potential situations your children may face, as well as how to deal with a bully in the real world and online.
Educational Technology Bill of Rights for Students
⇔This is a blog that spells out some ideas that students would like to see as part of their rights in the public education venue regarding the use of technology in school.
Great websites that lead you to fun activities and interesting stuff.
- White House for Kids
Fun quizzes and games from the White House site.
- National Geographic Kids' Site
News, games, activities, experiments, cartoons, coloring books. Great feature articles.
- The Little Animals Activity Centre
Play a word game with Digby Mole, a numbers game with Count Hoot, read a story with StoryBear, or play a music game with Foxy Dancer.
- Time For Kids - Games
Show what you know about U.S. states as you race to the finish line in the Great State Race. Show what you know about presidents by playing the Be the Nominee game. In the Headline Deadline game help the reporter find her school's missing mascot.
- San Francisco Symphony Kids' Site
Fun with music! Learn about symphonies. Listen to different instruments play. Compose your own music. Click "Radio" to hear some of the world's best music.
Play games, read books, read a biography of Dr. Seuss. This is a site based on the works of Dr. Seuss.
- Literacy Center
Great games for Kindergarten! Letters, numbers, shapes, colors, writing.
Great educational games for kids.
- Sports Illustrated for Kids
All about sports for kids.
- Crayola Kids
Arts and crafts, games, quote of the day, jukebox, card creator, color corner, coloring and activities!
- PBS Kids Games
Fun games - matching, coloring, shapes, design a cereal box, music, and much more.
- Math Magician Games
Basic fact website