Monday, September 16, 2013

Back to School: Social Media, BYOD, and Upcoming Events

Social Media for Parents

We've gathered a variety of social media resources on the Advice for Parents page of the Student Tech wiki, including a quick overview of popular apps and tutorials for learning how to use them yourself.
Did you know... Most websites, including Facebook, require users to be at least 13 years old. Some apps, such as Vine, require users to be at least 18 years old.

Bring Your Own Device

Students are encouraged to bring their personal devices - laptops, tablets, smart phones, etc. - to school for educational purposes. Students are never required to have a device and may only use them with permission from their teacher. By combining students’ own devices with school devices, we will be much closer to a one-to-one model of device access. See the BYOD section of the Student Tech Wiki for additional information.
Quick tip: be sure to set up tracking on mobile devices. in the event a device is lost or stolen, you can lock, locate, or delete the device remotely.
Students using mobile devices should check out the Organize Your [Digital] Life! article for tools and tips for managing assignment calendars, taking notes, and syncing Orono Google Apps on mobile devices.

Save the Date: Digital Citizenship Parent Seminars 

Orono's Digital Citizenship Task Force - a collaboration of teachers, administrators, guidance counselors, and technology staff - will host several parent seminars during conferences in October. Come learn more about social media, mobile devices, and digital tattoos, and how to help your child(ren) navigate the online world safely. Session details will be posted to your school's calendar.