Parents Archive

Learning from Student Data

May 10, 2016 | Ferpa Sherpa

Learning from Student Data

Just as adults’ personal lives and data increasingly inhabiting online spaces, so are students. While this shift brings many benefits and the possibility of learning tailored to individual students’ needs, it is also brings new challenges. Students create an electronic trail of information that creates an obvious concern: How can they enjoy the better learning […]

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Kids on privacy

May 10, 2016 | Olga Garcia-Kaplan

Kids on privacy

My 9 year old takes better selfies than anyone I know, my 12 year old talks in “hashtag speak”, and my 3 year old swipes at every screen he sees….for most kids and tweens, technology and social media in particular is an integral part of their lives. In discussions around social media and digital citizenship […]

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Playing in the Social Media Sandbox

April 22, 2016 | Olga Garcia-Kaplan

Playing in the Social Media Sandbox

A few weeks ago, I received an email from my kid’s school. It was a letter from the Principal talking about social media use and tips for creating a safe environment for students. It’s middle school, my kid has a smartphone and continually begs for a YouTube, Instagram and Twitter account…..hence my interest in the […]

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Houston Independent School District Resources

April 21, 2016 | Ferpa Sherpa

Houston Independent School District Resources

The Houston ISD Education Technology department provides trending, analysis, research, testing and customized innovative services to support the district’s strategic initiatives. In addition, Houston ISD provides many resources for parents and students about their online privacy. In particular, Houston ISD provides a Safety and Security Rating, which rates commonly used web applications for their safety, […]

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