Shorecrest Preparatory School Blog

Your Cyber-Résumé - Part II

Posted by Katie Koestner on Dec 18, 2016 8:00:00 PM

Information is Forever

Once something is posted online, it can be accessible forever. What was cool, funny, or innocuous at age 16 or 18 could prove embarrassing or even damaging when you're 24 or 42. Even if you delete something, anything you post could be "cached" or stored by search engines. The website operates the "Wayback Machine" that resurrects old versions of websites, even if content has changed or been removed.
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Topics: Parenting, Technology, Student Safety

Your Cyber-Résumé - Part I

Posted by Katie Koestner on Dec 15, 2016 4:09:00 PM

Introduction for Kids:

In your school, you're probably known for more than just your name. You may be the star basketball player, the most likely to succeed, or the best dressed. You work hard to earn your reputation through hours of practice, dedication to studies, or commitment to fashion. But how would you describe your reputation on the Web?
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Topics: Parenting, Technology, Student Safety

Digital Citizenship & Age-Appropriate Technology

Posted by Dr. Anna Baralt on Nov 30, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Today’s students live in an interconnected digital world. As digital citizens, they need to understand how to be safe, responsible and ethical in their day to day interactions online. Schools like Shorecrest strive to partner with families to help build strong digital citizenship skills in children, and also to educate parents on the changing technological landscape. The presentation that follows was part of a digital citizenship workshop for Lower School (K-4th Grade) parents at Shorecrest, a private school in St. Petersburg, FL. 

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Topics: Technology

Technology Hacks for Parents of Adolescents - Part II

Posted by Jonathan Davis on Oct 26, 2016 8:00:00 AM

It seems as though every time parents figure out the best way to guide and manage an adolescent's tech usage, it's a new app, website or workaround that takes parents back to square one! Here are three more hacks to help you keep your adolescent safe and smart online

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Topics: Middle School, Parenting, Technology

Why "How Much Screen Time Is Too Much?" Is the Wrong Question

Posted by Dominique Craft on Oct 19, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Proudly sporting their “I am a digital citizen” stickers, Shorecrest students gathered during this Digital Citizenship week to share ways to protect themselves and demonstrate Shorecrest values online. Daily, we send our students into the virtual world to conduct research, collaborate with peers across oceans, and take action to improve their communities. Students reinforce their math skills using engaging math games online. They build online Portfolios to demonstrate their learning. They create movies, websites, and other virtual products to share their knowledge. They challenge teachers to constantly evolve their practice to reflect the changing world.

In short, technology is transformative.

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Topics: Parenting, Technology, Preschool, Social-Emotional Development, Core Values