Student Technology Skills & Standards

What it means to be a digital citizen in today's world...?

Today's world is ever changing and at an accelerated speed. Moore's Law has essentially been surpassed as technology continues to grow in all aspects of our lives. This is why it is crucial for students to understand their role as digital citizens in this ever-changing environment.

Conway School District Technology Standards

Washington State Technology Standards for Students - Digital Citizenship

Students demonstrate a clear understanding of technology systems and operations and practice safe, legal and ethical behavior.

Components

  • 2.1: Practice Safety: Practice safe, legal and ethical behavior in the use of information and technology.
  • 2.2: Operate Systems: Understand technology systems and use hardware and networks to support learning.
  • 2.3: Select and Use Applications: Use productivity tools and common applications effectively and constructively.
  • 2.4: Adapt to Change (Technology Fluency): Transfer current knowledge to new and emerging technologies. (Grades 6-12 only)

Student Responsible Use Policy

Conway School's Responsible Use Policy (RUP) supports the needs of students to safely use technology for educational purposes while also providing their parents/guardians piece of mind and understanding of the district's expectations and terms of use.

The district goes to great lengths to provide students and staff protection against viruses and inappropriate/harmful content while encouraging the full use of resources for teaching & learning, such as the internet and district network. Remember, do not allow students to use your log in to access district resources or the internet.

Chromebook Student Policies/Procedures

What you need to know:

“Harassment, intimidation or bullying” includes any intentionally written message or image (including those that are electronically transmitted) or verbal or physical act (including but not limited to one shown to be motivated by race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, mental or physical disability, the use of a guide or assistance animal, or other distinguishing characteristics) that:

  • Physically harms a student or damages the student’s property;
  • Has the effect of substantially interfering with a student’s education;
  • Is so severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating or threatening educational environment; or
  • Has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the school.

Conway School RUP

Check out the Common Sense Digital Citizenship Scope & Sequence

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/scope-and-sequence
https://www.commonsensemedia.org/video/educators/digital-citizenship

Resource: Common Sense Media

National Educational Technology Standards and Performance Indicators for Teachers

  • Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity
  • Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments
  • Model Digital-Age Work and Learning
  • Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility
  • Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership

National Educational Technology Standards and Performance Indicators for Teachers

Additional Standards Resources:

ACLU's Student Tech Guide

Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship is about being actively engaged in the digital community. Most importantly, digital citizens demonstrate the same kinds of behaviors expected in a face-to-face community.

These behaviors include:

  • Courtesy
  • Respect
  • Thoughtful behavior and decisions
  • Good choices
  • Understanding of right and wrong

Great resource for teaching Digital Citizenship! NetSmartz

Additional Digital Citizenship Resources:

Digital Citizenship Starter Kit

Digital Citizenship - BrainPOP

Internet Safety

NetsSmartz: Elementary Internet Safety Resource Website: Router's Birthday Surprise

NetsSmartz: Secondary Internet Safety Resource Website: Teens Resource Page

Additional Resources:

NetSafe

NetsSmartz

What is Cyber Bullying?

(Note: after the first link, you can navigate these resources directly inside the STOP Cyberbulling website) Navigate to the bottom of this website for age-appropriate resources.

Additional Cyber bullying Resources:

Common Sense - Cyber bullying Toolkit for Teachers

NetsSmartz

A Thin Line

Media Awareness Network - Classroom Resources

For those who want to Opt Out (Tech use/Photos):

Parents may choose to have their student opt out of using technology. They can also choose to not have their student(s) pictures used for school-related communications, presentations or in the yearbook. To make this request, they may contact Kelli H. to complete and return the form. A link to the form is provided below.

Conway Technology/Photo Opt Out Form

Chromebooks: A Student's Responsibility

Smarter Balance Assessment: Technology Skill Practice Resources

Keyboarding

Keyboarding Without Tears (Paid Subscription by CSD) - https://shopping.lwtears.com

Other FREE Resources

Typing.com - https://www.typing.com/ (Aligned with Common Core)

Big Brown Bear - http://bigbrownbear.co.uk/learntotype/

Keyboard Climber - http://www.tvokids.com/games/keyboardclimber

Dance Mat Typing - http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z3c6tfr

Rapid Typing Zone - http://www.rapidtyping.com/online-typing-games.html

Using the Mouse

Pre - K Mouse Skills - http://www.internet4classrooms.com/early_childhood/mouse_skills_pre-k.htm

Mousing Around - http://www.pbclibrary.org/mousing/intro.htm

Moucercise - http://www.pbclibrary.org/mousing/mousercise.htm?

Bees and Honey - http://www.tvokids.com/games/beesandhoney

Mouse Practice - http://www.bcls.lib.nj.us/Classes/Intforkids/cns1.html

Math Mavens - http://teacher.scholastic.com/maven/index.htm

Mouse Practice Bubble Activity- http://www.letsgolearn.com/bubble.html

Spelling Bees- http://www.abcya.com/spelling_practice.htm

Math Arcade- http://www.funbrain.com/brain/MathBrain/MathBrain.html

Highlighting/Selecting Text

Senior Highlighting Practice - http://www.skillfulsenior.com/skills/mouse/tutor.php?key=highlight

Proof Reading Grade 3 - http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/language_arts/pmp/interactive_guide/g03/g03home.htm

Proof Reading Grade 4 - http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/language_arts/pmp/interactive_guide/g04/g04home.htm

Proof Reading Grade 5 - http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/language_arts/pmp/interactive_guide/g05/g05home.htm

Navigation (And fun tools for learning projects!!)

Comic Strip - http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/

Friendly Letter - http://www.abcya.com/friendly_letter_maker.htm

Word Clouds - http://www.abcya.com/word_clouds.htm

Study Jams - http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/index.htm

Story Starter - http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/story-starters/

Make an Animation - http://www.abcya.com/animate.htm

Math Videos - http://www.mathplayground.com/mathvideos.html

Drag and Drop

Thinking Blocks - http://www.mathplayground.com/thinkingblocks.html

Clean-Up Your Grammar - http://www.missmaggie.org/scholastic/cleanup_eng_launcher.html

Interactive Learning

Interactive Learning Sites for Education - https://sites.google.com/a/conway.k12.wa.us/techtools/home