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Family Edition, April 2019

The Easter Season....

Spring is a time for growth and renewal. As you know technology is constantly changing and we need to prepare our students and families to be knowledgable, vigilant, and proactive digital citizens.

The newly revised Student & Parent Technology and Internet Usage Agreement form has been updated in TADs (in Spanish and English) for families to acknowledge and sign. I have also published this form on both the principal and teacher websites. We strongly encourage technology educators, teachers, and administrators to review this form with both parents and students. It is important that we outline the clear technology expectations set forth by the Catholic Schools Office and all ADW schools.

This edition of the ADW Ed Tech-er includes articles, tools, and resources for families. It is more important now than ever, that we provide them with tools and resources to embrace the ever-changing technology their children are exposed to daily.

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"Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education is becoming more and more important – and with good reason. These are necessary skills in today’s tech-savvy world, and they represent a pathway to some of the most in-demand jobs that our economy has to offer. How can you help encourage (or spark) an interest in these fields with your child? You don’t have to be a rocket scientist, surgeon, or coding guru to do it! Take a look at these five simple tips to engage your child in STEM learning outside of the classroom." - Getting Smart

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5 Ways to Help Kids Spot Fake News

"With so much media and information coming at us through the television, phones, social media, and more, it's more important than ever for kids to understand the basics of media literacy. When tweens and teens can identify different types of news and media and the methods and meanings behind them, they're on their way to being critical thinkers and smart consumers." - Common Sense Media

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ADW, CSO Educational Technology Student Standards

The ISTE/ADW Standards for Students are designed to empower student voice & ensure that learning is a student-driven process. These standards were adapted with permission from ISTE. © 2017 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).

Shannon Norris

Director for Educational Technology

Archdiocese of Washington, Catholic Schools Office