Primary Digital Skills Pack
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Here are some useful resources that acknowledge the pitfalls of screen time, but assist you integrate digital technologies and skills in a healthy manner.
Screen Time Is Not Forever Board Book
- As important as screens are in our lives, we all need to unplug, especially children. This active, encouraging board book offers young children and families an easy way to set boundaries and limit screen time, and to find enjoyable ways to spend time without screens. “Together, we say, ‘All done.’ Now follow up with something fun.”Screen time is important for learning and can be helpful and fun, but it’s important for toddlers to learn that screen time can’t be all the time. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends consistent limits on screen time for young children. With her trademark mix of empathy and encouragement, author Elizabeth Verdick offers appealing and healthy alternatives to using screens, like singing, swinging, or playing pretend!The book ends with additional ideas and activities to help adults navigate screen time with toddlers and preschoolers.
Digital Life Skills for Youth
- In this digital age, how do you protect kids on the Internet? Things have changed so much in the last few years. Dangers lie in social media and within apps. The use of these tools runs the risk of safety loss/cyberbullying, addiction, and a loss of personal connection and community.The thing is, we need to live in the new reality and teach our kids how to do that too. This book teaches skills for living online and with technology; digital life skills for parents and educators to use to help kids. It covers:– Document management
– Version control
– Cyberbullying resistance
– Digital etiquette
– Gaming and avoiding addictionThis book identifies current problems and offers real-world solutions and guidance.
15-Minute STEM Book 2
- Emily Hunt returns with another stimulating selection of 40 tried-and-tested, easy-to-resource STEM activities designed to engage and inspire young learners aged 5–11. From caring for our environment to the digital revolution, the demand for STEM skills is huge and is only set to grow. STEM is therefore an important priority area in modern education, leaving many teachers and parents asking questions such as ‘How do I fit STEM education into my day?’ and ‘What kind of activities should I be exploring?’Just like its predecessor 15-Minute STEM, this innovative resource has been designed to reassure teachers and parents that they don’t need to be experts to deliver high-quality STEM education. Each of the 40 activities includes step-by-step instructions, takes just 15 minutes to complete and can be resourced from everyday materials found in the classroom or at home. This means that, with minimal preparation, teachers and parents can slot these cross-curricular activities into an otherwise busy day – simultaneously broadening children’s learning and piquing their curiosity about the world around them.
Authentic Learning in the Digital Age
- Get the inside story of how a renowned school—the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia—creates an authentic learning environment where students ask questions, do research, and explore subjects that fascinate them. Author and classroom teacher Larissa Pahomov takes the work of 25 teachers and 500 students and distils their ideas, passions, systems, and structures into a framework you can learn from and implement in your school.Discover how you can
- Create an authentic learning environment in today’s standards-driven atmosphere.
- Implement a personalized, inquiry-based education in a typical secondary classroom.
- Use a solid but open structure to guide curriculum and classroom design.
- Integrate technology into inquiry-based education.
Find out how a devotion to five core values—inquiry, research, collaboration, presentation, and reflection—ensures students benefit from their education long after they’ve graduated.
Tasks Before Apps
- Content-hosting websites, videoconferencing apps, grade- or subject-focused social media accounts: with such a dizzying array of mechanical and virtual help at our disposal, it can be a challenge for educators to know where to even start. Educator and technology consultant Monica Burns can relate, which is why she wrote this book: to share strategies, tools, and insights that teachers can use, regardless of subject or grade level, to effectively incorporate technology in the classroom. Focusing on the “three Cs” of technology implementation—creation, curiosity, and collaboration—Tasks Before Apps offers K–12 teachers
- Detailed advice for (and copious examples of) tech-infused lessons that help students meet learning goals while also developing vital digital citizenship skills.
- Customizable checklists and graphic organizers for planning tech-enabled activities; choosing appropriate programs, devices, and platforms; and setting unit and lesson goals.
- Recommendations for and links to apps and online resources that can facilitate and energize learning.
- Reflection and brainstorming questions for use in book clubs and professional learning community (PLC) discussions.
Knowing how to navigate technology wisely—how to communicate effectively on posts and message boards, locate credible information on search engines, and select efficient, cost-effective equipment—is essential for both teachers and students. Whether you are a novice or a veteran, teach kindergarten students or high school seniors, this book is an indispensable guide to furthering academic skills, social development, and digital aptitude in the classroom.