Every year our 6th grade students are given their own Chromebooks to use at school and home. Students are always excited when they receive their own laptop. For our teaching staff, there are so many uses in the classroom that help improve instruction. They allow us to research different perspectives on topics, access information, create digital content, and so much more. Technology can be such a wonderful teaching tool, but it also can be misused if not managed correctly.
Part of that management process is bringing in an outside resource to help guide the use of the laptops. Middle school staff partners with an organization called Protect Young Eyes to help parents and teachers be equipped to support their children’s use of technology.
We want technology to be a resource for our students, but also want to make sure students stay digitally safe!