April 8, 2020 -
Adding to the stress of today’s world, we need to be thoughtful of the safety of children online. Distance learning is the new normal, but families need to be mindful of the amount of screen time students have and what they are doing online. Bret Peters of ADF Solutions, a good friend of Spark 101 and a star in our most recent Spark 101 STEM Skills Video, shared an article about the need for us to be mindful of what children are doing online.
Now that I have made you more stressed, I want to help make things a little better. Being a digital media organization, we at Spark 101 are extremely cognizant about security and safety of all our users.
Safe Student Access
Have you seen the new Spark 101 student view? Share the QR code with you students and the only thing on that link is the video. There are never any adds or other pop-ups on the screen. I am really pleased with this new feature!
We know that educators are working extremely hard to find new ways to connect with their students, so let’s take some time to teach students to be safe online. If you haven’t watched the Spark 101 STEM Skills Video ‘Computational Thinking in Forensic Software Development’ made with our friends at ADF Solutions, check it out! It’s good to know that there are companies like them working hard to keep us all safe.
Home Lesson Plans
Now, what can you do at home or with your students? If you are looking for lessons and resources, common sense education has a lot of resources K-12. This link will take you right to the common sense education page with all of their lessons. Another place to get great digital citizenship lessons is code.org. Here is the link to the code.org digital citizenship lesson.
All of us at Spark 101 appreciate the time and effort you put into helping all our learners.