TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH
Expectations for Using District Technology
At the start of each year, students submit an Individual User Access Informed Consent and Release Form that is signed by both the student and parents. The form details the expectations for student use of technology and lists the violations that would result in a student losing access to district provided technology.
The Shoreline School Board Policy Manual provides expectations for student and staff access and use of networked information resources and communication.
Our school district uses filtering technology to keep our students safe when using online resources.
Chromebooks and Google K12 Accounts
Students in grades 3-5 use Chromebooks to access district curriculum as well as Google K12 accounts and internet resources. Click here to view a presentation on the Care and Responsible Use of Chromebooks and Google K12 Accounts
The Internet Skills and Awareness Curriculum
It takes a team effort to teach our students the necessary internet skills and awareness they will need to succeed and stay safe online. Teacher-Librarians, classroom teachers, and our district's Technology Specialists work together to teach our students how to use technology effectively and responsibly. Through library and classroom based lessons, students are taught how to access, evaluate, read, cite, create, and share electronic resources. At the same time, they are learning to be safe, responsible, and informed users of online information. Over the years, as students participate in new learning activities and review previously learned concepts, students develop an ever-expanding understanding of digital media and internet safety.
We believe that students, staff, and parents can work together to keep them informed and safe as our digital age continues to create new opportunities and challenges.
The Shoreline School district has approved the use of Common Sense Media’s Digital Citizenship curriculum for teaching internet skills and awareness to our elementary-aged students. The curriculum covers many issues, including how to respond to cyberbullying.
Students are also taught to evaluate websites. View this “Website Evaluation Guide”
- Common Sense Media – Parent Concerns and Internet Safety
- Common Sense Media – Parenting Tips
- Common Sense Media - Conversation Cases for Families
- Common Sense Media - Family Toolbox
- Common Sense Media Reviews – Read ratings and age recommendations for movies, games, apps, websites, television shows, books, and music
- Common Sense Media – Blog
- Six Messaging Apps that Teens Can Use To Share Iffy Secrets
Did you miss the our recent Social Media for Parents presentation by Officer Stephanie Thomas? Click here to read her informational handouts.
Joy Burke - Teacher -Librarian