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Welcome, parents!

The links below include information on tech integration at MCDS; parenting tips and student expectations around technology; practical information to help you and your child manage technology at home; and resources for keyboarding, digital citizenship, media literacy, programming and more! If there's an article or resource you'd like to share more broadly with the community, email cwarner@mcds.org to initiate the review process.






ELEMENTARY RECOMMENDED APPS

- Common Sense Media "Essential Apps"       - Agnitus Personal Learning Program       - Endless Alphabet       - Endless Reader       - Letter School        - Monkey Word School Adventure       - Sago Mini Ocean Swimmer       - Starfall Learn to Read (web tool also)        - Moms with Apps (app review resource)        - Parents' Choice (app review resource)        - Teachers with Apps (app review resource)        - Digital Storytime (app review resource)


OLDER GRADES: MEDIA LITERACY

- Common Sense Media: Sex, Gender, & Body Image       - Common Sense Media: Violence in the Media       - Dr. Jeanne Kilbourne       - Miss Representation (a film for adolescents and older)        - The Mask You Live In  (a film for adolescents and older)        - KQED: The Honest Truth About Fake News- News Outlet Reliability Infographic - one subjective but valuable model        - WSJ: Blue Feed Red Feed        - CSM Study: News And America's Kids        - The News Literacy Project (NLP)


 

KEYBOARDING RESOURCES

 - Typing Club