- Guide for Parents on Digital Citizenship
- Backpack Checklist
- Articles, Resources, and Important Links
- Rose-Hulman Partnership
Rose-Hulman has agreed to partner with STM to help train teachers in Moodle. Moodle is a classroom management tool that enables digital interaction between students and teachers. Deborah Gaff will be joining us for four workshops and will help in providing ongoing support for both teachers and students.
Deborah Gaff is the Educational Liaison for the Rose-Hulman PRISM project. PRISM is a free website that provides collections of online resources for Indiana educators in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The primary collection of digital teaching materials is indexed according to the Indiana Academic and Common Core Standards for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade and secondary education courses. Deborah’s teaching experience includes Montessori preschool and primary grades, a 5th/6th split elementary classroom, middle school science, high school biology and computer programming. She has experience teaching in a one-to-one computer classroom and has implemented project-based learning in a middle school science classroom.
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is one of the highest ranked engineering schools in the country. It is located in Terre Haute, Indiana. This partnership will play an integral role in the success of student learning using a laptop in the classroom and at home.
- Topic 5
Title: Internet Essentials Program Announced to Serve Children Eligible for Free Lunch
The Federal Communications Commission and the Comcast Corporation recently announced the launch of a new nationwide program to provide families with children who are eligible to receive free lunches under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) with low-cost Internet service, affordable computers and digital literacy training.
The goal of Internet Essentials is to help close the digital divide and ensure more Americans benefit from all the Internet has to offer. The program addresses what research has identified as three primary barriers to broadband adoption:
1. -- A lack of understanding of how the Internet is relevant and useful;
2. -- The cost of a home computer; and
3. -- The cost of Internet service.
Program details are available here:
- Topic 6