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Ponaganset Middle School Library: Being Online: Resources for our Community

Digital Citizens

Keeping up with technology tools that students are using for school and socializing can be a daunting task.   Here are some suggestions for discussing technology use with your student.

  • Have proactive conversations about twice a month.
  • Open these conversations by asking, “Can you show me how you use your Chromebook, iPad, laptop, smartphone to do school work?”
  • Follow up questions might include, “What have you created?” or “How do you keep track of everything on this device?” or “Do you ever get distracted by text messages/games/social media when you’re trying to work?”

These suggestions come from a blog post by Kelly Gallgher titled, "My child knows more about #edtech than I do!"  Read more at  http://www.connectsafely.org/my-child-knows-more-about-edtech-than-i-do/

Be Kind

We want our children to be kind.

Be Savvy

We want our children to show their best selves online.