Resources

User Agreements:

As educators, we have a responsibility to teach digital citizenship, explcitly, and model it accordingly. As parents, the conversation must continue to ensure that our children strive to be safe at all times. Here is an example of a family user agreement from www.safekids.com :

Family Contract for Online Safety

Kids’ Pledge

1. I will not give out personal information such as my address, telephone number, parents’ work address/telephone number, or the name and location of my school without my parents’ permission.
2. I will tell my parents right away if I come across any information that makes me feel uncomfortable.
3. I will never agree to get together with someone I “meet” online without first checking with my parents. If my parents agree to the meeting, I will be sure that it is in a public place and bring my mother or father along.
4. I will never send a person my picture or anything else without first checking with my parents.
5. I will not respond to any messages that are mean or in any way make me feel uncomfortable. It is not my fault if I get a message like that. If I do I will tell my parents right away so that they can contact the service provider.
6.

I will talk with my parents so that we can set up rules for going online. We will decide upon the time of day that I can be online, the length of time I can be online, and appropriate areas for me to visit. I will not access other areas or break these rules without their permission.

7. I will not give out my Internet password to anyone (even my best friends) other than my parents.
8. I will check with my parents before downloading or installing software or doing anything that could possibly hurt our computer or jeopardize my family’s privacy.
9. I will be a good online citizen and not do anything that hurts other people or is against the law.
10. I will help my parents understand how to have fun and learn things online and teach them things about the Internet, computers and other technology.

I agree to the above

__________________________
Child sign here

I will help my child follow this agreement and will allow reasonable use of the Internet as long as these rules and other family rules are followed.

__________________________
Parent(s) sign here

Items one through six are adapted from the brochure <A href=”http://www.safekids.com/child_safety.htm&#8221; data-mce-href=”http://www.safekids.com/child_safety.htm”>Child Safety on the Information Highway</A> by Lawrence J. Magid. Copyright 1994 and 1998 by the <A href=”http://www.missingkids.com/&#8221; data-mce-href=”http://www.missingkids.com/”>National Center for Missing and Exploited Children</A>. Printed copies are available free by calling 800 843-5678. (© 1997, 2005 Larry Magid)

 

ISTE NETS– guidelines for educational instruction with computer technology

for Students- http://www.iste.org/Libraries/PDFs/NETS-S_Standards.sflb.ashx

for Teachers- http://www.iste.org/Libraries/PDFs/NETS-T_Standards.sflb.ashx

for Coaches- http://www.iste.org/Libraries/PDFs/NETS-C.sflb.ashx

for Computer Science Teachers- http://www.iste.org/Libraries/PDFs/NETS-CSE.sflb.ashx

for Administrators- http://www.iste.org/Libraries/PDFs/NETS-A_Standards.sflb.ashx

Some Interest Extras – a little bit of everything!

 

Audio Books
Storyline Online
AudioLiterate
Books Should Be Free
Lit2Go
Open Culture Audio Books
MeeGenius
Online Drawing
ArtPad
SketchPad
Graffiti Creator
Bomomo
Crayola Drawing
OdoSketch
Draw it Live (collaborative drawing)
Coloring for All (Online Coloring)
Draw Island
Flock Draw (collaborative drawing)
Animation Starters
Zimmer Twins
My StoryMaker
Kerpoof – Learning Through Creativity
For the Creatively Minded
3-D Snowflake Creator
Architect Studio 3D
Art Kids Rule
Art Pad
Aviary
Bomomo Interactive Art Creator
Build Your Wild Self
Do Ink
Dreezle: Paint, Draw and Stamp
Chicago Art Institute
Jackson Ollock Art
Kerpoof Studio
Klowdz
Make A Flake
Make Beliefs Comics – requires Adobe download
Mondrimat
Mr Picassohead
National Gallery of Art Ngakids Art Zone
Neave Imagination
Online Kaleidscope
Paint – Wii Playable
Paper Critters
Photo Op Interactive
Pointillism Practice
Pyskopaint
Repper Patterns
Scribbler
Sheffield’s Portraits
Splashup
Sumo Paint Image Editor
Tate Kids Games
Tesselation Tool
Graffiti Creator
This is Sand
Tuxpi
Typogenerator
Ultimate Flash Face
Virtual Lite Brite
Viscosity
Woodgears
Wordle
Your Studio
Zoopz
Avatar Fun
Wee World
Avatarize
Lego Me
Clay Yourself
M and M
Grabbabeast
Mad Men Yourself
Photography and Photo Manipulation
Imageoid
Art with Clouds
Sports
NHL
Timewasters and Timetakers
Card Toss Game
Countdown Clock
Draw a Stickman
Smyface
Current Events
The World’s Newspapers
CNN Student News
For Nimbler Fingers
Big Brown Bear Typing
Typing with Burton
KeySeeker
Dance Mat Typing
Keyboarding Games
Keyboard Climber
E-Learning Keyboarding
FunSchool Keyboarding
Type Type Revolution
Learn 2 Type
Spell Dictator
Typing Adventurer
ABC Keyboarding

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