Hembree Springs is working toward implementing Personalized Learning for our students, which will include, at a later date, adding electronic devices to the tools that students will use for learning. It is imperative that all students learn how to use digital resources safely, responsibly, and respectfully. The digital citizenship curriculum will be implemented yearly and students will receive new lessons each year as they progress through each grade level. The scope and sequence is outlined on the Common Sense Media website at https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/scope-and-sequence. There is also a very informative video, titled "Kids and Tech: The New Landscape", that can be accessed at http://bit.ly/1Pijf2e.
Hembree Springs has just been approved as a Common Sense Certified School: Digital Citizenship, an honor that recognizes our efforts in teaching digital literacy and citizenship to our students and engaging the school community in this important discussion. This recognition is provided by Common Sense Education, part of a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.
We are one of the more than 100,000 schools across the country that use Common Sense Education's groundbreaking education resources. As a result, our students are better equipped to navigate the digital world and use devices for learning.
To learn more about Common Sense Education, visit www.commonsensemedia.org/educators.
Parent Workshop:Technology and Digital Resources
Thursday, October 20th, 5:00-6:00 p.m. / Computer Lab
Join us for a Technology Resources parent-student workshop here at Hembree Springs. The workshop will be led by Dr. McAtee and will include how to access online resources and Office 365, as well as information on Fulton County's Personalized Learning initiative. Parents, bring your school-age students, if you wish, so that you can participate together. Hope to see you there!