Laptop Take Home Program

Program Information:

In order to qualify for our Laptops @ Home Program a student has to meet the criteria listed below:

  1. Completed our Digital Driver's Licenses Courses with their teacher or the technology facilitator (including topics on Internet safety, cyberbullying, basic care, troubleshooting, digital footprints, identity theft, and software and applications.)
  2. Exhibit responsibility while using the machine at school including having it charged and ready for class every day.
  3. Obtained recommendation from a teacher
  4. No prior record of intentional or major damage to the machine
  5. Remained a good citizen at school 
  6. Be in the 3rd, 4th or 5th grade.
  7. Legal guardian must attend orientation session and complete necessary paperwork.


Digital Resources:

Please check out these resources to learn how to become a safe and responsible digital citizen.

PBS Webonauts Academy
http://pbskids.org/webonauts/about/(link is external)
Webonauts Internet Academy is a web original game for PBS KIDS GO! that gives kids 8- to 10-year-old an opportunity to have some fun while exploring what it means to be a citizen in a web-infused‚ information-rich world. It is an engaging experience on its own but becomes all the more powerful when parents and teachers use game play as a springboard for conversations about media literacy and citizenship in the 21st Century.

Netzsmartz Workshop
http://www.netsmartz.org(link is external)
Check out the workshop page where you will find material for different groups. NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. The program is designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, and educators. With resources such as videos, games, activity cards, and presentations, NetSmartz entertains while it educates.

Digital Education Revolution  http://www.digitalcitizenship.nsw.edu.au/index.htm(link is external)
This Australian Website asks the question, Do you use the internet to share information about yourself or others, communicate with friends, comment on what you see online, play games, get material for an assignment or buy stuff online? If you answered YES to any of these, you are a digital citizen. Why is digital citizenship important?  Do you want to get the best out of using the internet and keep yourself and others safe and healthy in an online world? Use these materials to learn what it takes to become a positive digital citizen

Safety Land
https://www.att.com/Common/images/safety/game.html
Younger elementary school students will love AT&T’s Safety Land. As they navigate around Safety Land, students answer questions about Internet safety and, if they answer the questions correctly, catch a cyber criminal and put him away.

Digital Passport
https://digitalpassport.org/educator-registration
Digital Passport, another gem from Common Sense Media, helps children in the same age range as Webonauts Internet Academy. Digital Passport uses games and videos to encourage wise online behavior. Registered teachers can receive reports about how students perform on their way to gaining a “digital passport.”

*These resources are taken from the articles written by Micheal Gormin and Edudemic Staff.



 

 

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