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.
- 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
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.
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.
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
Additional Standards Resources:
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:
- Thoughtful behavior and decisions
- Good choices
- Understanding of right and wrong
Great resource for teaching Digital Citizenship! NetSmartz
Additional Digital Citizenship Resources:
Digital Citizenship - BrainPOP
NetsSmartz: Elementary Internet Safety Resource Website: Router's Birthday Surprise
NetsSmartz: Secondary Internet Safety Resource Website: Teens Resource Page
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.
- What is it?
- How it works
- Why do kids cyberbully each other?
- Preventing cyberbullying
- Take a stand against cyberbullying
- Cyberbullying and the law
Additional Cyber bullying Resources:
Common Sense - Cyber bullying Toolkit for Teachers
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.
Chromebooks: A Student's Responsibility
Smarter Balance Assessment: Technology Skill Practice Resources
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
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 Sites for Education - https://sites.google.com/a/conway.k12.wa.us/techtools/home