Forest Park Elementary Technology
Art Night 2018
Come on by the Technology Lab for a chance to show off the art you have created in Technology this year, as well as create new artwork with some beautiful websites. Unable to join us May 31? Click the image below or head to your Technology Google Classroom for the link.
State Testing 2018:
For our third-, fourth-, and fifth-grade students, Smarter Balanced (and OAKS for fifth-grade) assessments will be coming up after spring break. Students will test during the weeks of April 23 - 27, April 30 - May 4, and May 7 - 11, with some students finishing the following week as needed. To learn more about the assessments, please check out the links below.
Check out the new Forest Park Technology launching page:
Students have this page bookmarked on their Google accounts so that they can easily access various programs we will be using, such as Google Classroom, IXL.com, and TypingClub. For help logging into student Google accounts, please look to the Help with Chrome at Home link at the bottom of the launch page.
Digital Citizenship – and parent resources:
Over the past month we have been discussing digital citizenship at all grade levels. With younger students we talked about the basics of staying safe online by keeping to familiar sites, not talking to strangers, not sharing private information, and asking adults for guidance. Older students are learning to navigate the nuanced world of social interactions online, being careful not to share private information or embarrass or hurt others, and how to act as “upstanders” (instead of bystanders) in the face of cyberbullying.
Most of our lessons have come from a great resource called Common Sense Media. Check out the Parent Concerns tab across the top to find countless resources and answers to the questions you may have about social media, internet safety, and even screen time. They also have a database of movies, TV shows, apps, video games, websites, and other media you may be wondering if is appropriate for your child (ages 2 – 18).
To find out more about what we have been up to in class, be sure to check out the Notes from the Specialists second quarter supplement that went out with report cards.