Dealing with Digital Distractions

UWCSEA East has been requiring students in grades 6 and above to have laptops for learning since 2011. Since then, we’ve learned a lot about how students learn with technology, and we continue to push our pedagogical practices to ensure that technology is leveraged in the best ways possible to enhance student learning. We also…

Digital Bytes – 26 Feb. 2018

March Media Mentors Month Keri-Lee Beasley has written a great blog post entitled Media Mentors, Not Media Police. In it, she shares 3 parenting styles, Limiters, Enablers and Mentors. There is also an excellent daily March Media Mentors Month calendar which encourages parents to do a specific small thing each day to be a good…

Digital Bytes – 27th Nov. 2017

How Social Media Can Help Teach Good Writing Micro writing for social media is a powerful tool for students to learn. The limiting of number of characters of many social media platforms forces students to learn brevity and to condense their thoughts. Watch Later Playlist in YouTube Patrick Green takes us through a great feature…

Digital Bytes – 20th Nov. 2017

Hour of Code Hour of Code is just around the corner and it is never too early to start exploring their website. New activities this year include designing your own Google logo and participating in the Hero’s Journey in Minecraft. Mindfulness and Movement Go Noodle is a resource for teachers to help them use more…

Digital Bytes – 2 October, 2017

  InternetMatters.org Internet Matters is a good resource for parents who would like some support with talking to their children about issues around internet safety. There is an app which is designed for the parent and child to use together and a downloadable PDF. The key thing is for parents to open up lines of…