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Talent 21 Parent Workshops Held

On Wednesday, October 27, 2010 and Thursday, October 28, 2010, the Lawrence Township Public Schools held two sessions of a Talent 21 Parent Workshop entitled Your Child in a Connected World.

In these workshops, Jennifer Beine and Brian Mull from November Learning discussed the tools your child and their teachers are using to further their learning. Jennifer and Brian explained how these new tools can help students reach higher levels of thinking. They also provided simple steps parents can begin taking into the home to help build a safer globally connected online experience for children.

The agenda for the meeting can be found at http://jenniferbeine.wikispaces.com/Parent+Training. The agenda contains links to some of the sites offering free tools your child and their teachers may be using this year and has some great examples of projects competed using these tools.

Thursday's session was videotaped and we hope to have that posted to this site soon. In addition, we will be offering these workshops for parents throughout the year, so if you were unable to attend there will be other opportunities in the future.

Resources for Parents

1:1 Mobile Device Initiative Information (includes mission, vision, use policies, etc.)

Contact Information

About the Netbooks

Tutorial for Connecting to your Home Network

Free Web Tools Your Kids & Their Teachers Are Using

Poll Everywhere




Dance Mat Typing


Other Online Resources

Disclaimer: Links and descriptions of the following websites were provided by the websites they were taken from. LTPS is providing this list but does not endorse any particular website and is not responsible for its content

i-SAFE Inc
. is the worldwide leader in Internet safety education. Founded in 1998 and endorsed by the U.S. Congress, i-SAFE is a non-profit foundation dedicated to protecting the online experiences of youth everywhere. i-SAFE incorporates classroom curriculum with dynamic community outreach to empower students, teachers, parents, law enforcement, and concerned adults to make the Internet a safer place.

- Communication is an effective tool for parents and guardians when helping their children avoid the dangers that exist on the Internet. NetSmartz provides on- and offline learning activities for parents to facilitate discussions with their children and teens about Internet safety. Visit "Parent FAQ" to learn more about how and why parents should use NetSmartz.

Cybersafety for Kids Online
: A Parents' Guide

is a public service to help ensure that families have safe and constructive online experiences, whether educational or entertaining. Content includes detailed safety guides, reviews of Internet safety products, and more.

Stay Safe Online
provides free and non-technical cyber security and safety resources to the public, so consumers, small businesses and educators have the know how to avoid cyber crime.

OnGuard Online
- A new booklet released by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and other government agencies helps parents and teachers steer kids safely through the online and mobile-phone worlds.

Net Cetera Parent Guide
- Net Cetera is a free 56-page booklet from the Federal Trade Commission with practical tips to help parents talk with their kids about staying safe online.

Net Cetera Guía para los padres
- Net Cetera es un folleto gratuito de 56 páginas de la Comisión Federal de Comercio con consejos prácticos para ayudar a los padres hablar con sus hijos sobre la seguridad en línea.

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