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Introduction:

Today’s students are learning essential “media literacy” skills from a very young age.  By the time they arrive in Kindergarten technology exposure and experience may have exceeded their online maturity.  The District makes every effort to create a unique and safe digital environment in which students can learn.


We are offering these resources so that every student will have an opportunity to succeed and build skills that will serve them beyond school walls.  


Directions:


Please start with the 'K-5 Scope and Sequence' doc on the left as a suggestion for topics to be covered at each grade level. Note: Not all grade levels will have videos to watch.


Additional grade-level resources are available under the Navigation menu on the left.


See your Tech Facilitator/LMC Director for support.



From the District 25 Parent & Student Handbook:

USE OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES (SCHOOL BOARD POLICY 7:190 AP5):
Cell Phones and Other Electronic Devices The possession and use of cell phones and other electronic devices, other than paging devices and two-way radios, are subject to the following rules: 
• Middle school students are expected to turn off electronics and store devices in their middle school locker during the school day. 
• Elementary students are expected to leave cell phones in the “off” position and in their backpacks throughout the school day. 
• A supervising teacher may grant permission for them to be used or if needed during an emergency. 
• They may not be used in any manner that will cause disruption to the educational environment or will otherwise violate student conduct rules. 

Electronic devices may be used during the school day if: 
• Use of the device is provided in the student’s IEP, or 
• Permission is received from the student’s teacher. 

The school district does not take responsibility for electronic equipment that is brought from home, thus, parents need to be aware that if a cell phone or other electronic device is stolen or damaged, the district will not repair or replace it.


APPROPRIATE USE OF ONLINE RESOURCES:
INTRODUCTION 
Students in District 25 have the opportunity to use online resources on the Internet. Students use online resources, just as any other reference material, to gather information. Online resources enhance learning by giving students access to e-mail, databases, libraries, and other information sources. 

The use of the Internet should be consistent with education and the overall goals of District 25. With this educational opportunity also comes responsibility. The responsibility for acceptable use of online resources will be shared with the student, parents/guardians, and the school staff. 

District 25 has taken precautions to protect students from gaining access to inappropriate information. All computers with access to online resources have a filtering device installed. However, the filtering device may not block all inappropriate information, so a responsible adult will supervise students while they are using online resources. In addition, students will receive instruction in the appropriate use of online resources. 

APPROPRIATE USE 
Students are responsible for following the guidelines for appropriate use of online resources. 
In general, the guidelines are: 
  • Students will use online resources in pursuit of knowledge related to the approved AHSD25 curriculum and instructional program. All other uses are prohibited. 
  • There will be a purposeful inquiry behind any search for information. 
  • Students will not give out personal information while online. 
  • Students will use computer equipment responsibly
  • Students will learn and follow copyright laws and other ethical considerations. 

SAFETY
Students should: 
  • not give out personal information while online; 
  • not give out personal information about other people; 
  • not agree to meet anyone they encounter online; and 
  • tell a teacher, parent, or trusted adult if they come upon any information online that is mean, offensive, or makes them feel uncomfortable.

ETHICAL USE
Students should: 
  • respect and follow copyright laws; 
  • respect the privacy of others. Students will not try to learn or use the passwords of others and will not read, copy, or change the files, or accounts of others; and 
  • download or send only material that is accurate, inoffensive, non-threatening, and legal. 

RESPONSIBLE EQUIPMENT USE
Students should: 
  • handle equipment with care; 
  • report any damage to a staff member; 
  • not play games or use computer resources for nonacademic activities; and 
  • not waste or take supplies such as paper or printer ink. 

CONSEQUENCES 
Students not following the appropriate use guidelines will have their access to online resources restricted. Students who repeatedly seek out inappropriate information will have their access revoked or other disciplinary consequences as appropriate including referral to police.




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