Sunday, February 3, 2013

CyberSmart Week for elementary!

This is our 2nd annual CyberSmart Week for all of our elementary schools!  The goal is for all teachers to spend 10-15 minutes a day discussing related topics.  Some of the topics that will be discussed are; privacy, Internet safety, plagiarism, piracy, Cyber Ethics and Cybercitizenship, social networking and cyber bullying.  Our students are a generation of cyber- natives that are connected and ready to go 24/7.  We need to help them navigate this vast world and give them the tools to be successful and safe "surfers".

Teachers were all sent a link to the LVUSDCyberSmart Wiki which houses resources for them to use during the week.  It offers lesson ideas, conversation starters, videos, online quizzes and fun games.  One of the websites we use is WoogiWorld.  It is a great fun way for students to learn about all of these topics while becoming a cyber hero.  The directions for teachers to access their log ins to this site are supplied on the wiki.  Students can continue to play access this site at home during and after this week to reinforce learning.

We are also offering two parent awareness workshops during the week.  Tonight at White Oak from 7-8PM and tomorrow at Lupin Hill from 7-8Pm.  The district media specialist will discuss how our schools handle Cyber Safety.  The Lost Hills Sheriffs  J-Team will also be joining us to offer parents ways to keep their students safe online.  We hope you will join us for these informative nights.

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