While we wait on the footage and any available presentations from the event, we would like to share the following documents and resources that were shared and discussed at the Digital Communications Event in Collingswood on 11/11/2018
From The Presenters At The Event
A list of Helpful Websites, Apps/Setting up your phones, Parenting, Books, Ted Talks/Other Talks.
The High Tech Crimes Unit is responsible for gathering electronic data relevant to investigations conducted in the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office.
Chris Baile from CamTech recommends reporting scams- including emails and scams when possible to the FTC.
About Technology Initiatives In Collingswood Schools
An explanation about how technology ties in as a cross-curriculum initiative in Collingswood Public Schools.
A collection of applications, software, and tools that many educators in Collingswood Public Schools are using. There are other solutions that teachers and staff use to supplement the work that they do with students. Always ask your child’s teachers (Back to School Night is a great opportunity) what they use and how you can be involved.
Rules And Practices Related To Technology In Collingswood Public Schools
After an initial 3-year rollout, all students in grades 3-12 now have access to a Chromebook at a 1:1 ratio. Students in grades 3, 4, and 5 leave the Chromebooks in the classroom while students in grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 are assigned a Chromebook to take home. Students in grades K, 1, and 2 will have access to touchscreen Chromebooks for use in their classrooms and during STEM/technology class.
State of NJ Education Standards and Recommendations for Technology
Links to the New Jersey Department of Education. Helpful for parents and educators to see main directory and additional information.
In 1996, the New Jersey State Board of Education adopted the state’s first set of academic standards called the Core Curriculum Content Standards. The standards described what students should know and be able to do upon completion of a thirteen-year public school education. Over the last twenty years, New Jersey’s academic standards have laid the foundation for local district curricula that is used by teachers in their daily lesson plans.
Revised every five years, the standards provide local school districts with clear and specific benchmarks for student achievement in nine content areas. Developed and reviewed by panels of teachers, administrators, parents, students, and representatives from higher education, business, and the community, the standards are influenced by national standards, research-based practice, and student needs. The standards define a “Thorough and Efficient Education” as guaranteed in 1875 by the New Jersey Constitution. Currently the standards are designed to prepare our students for college and careers by emphasizing high-level skills needed for tomorrow’s world.
This document goes into detail of what meeting the Core Curriculum Content Standards would look like in plain language and projects that parents would see on a day to day basis for technology classwork.
This document details Core Curriculum Content Standards in Science subject areas. The Science standards are referenced from time to time in Technology.
Resources For Educators
The K–12 Computer Science Framework represents a vision in which all students engage in the concepts and practices of computer science. The K–12 Computer Science Framework is a high-level set of guidelines that informs the development of standards, curriculum, course pathways, and professional development. Download a complete or abridged copy of the framework statements viewed by grade band.
This is a document that is meant to help address the mismatch between dependency and understanding. The International Techology Education Association document is referenced in NJ education standards and in other states as well.
Common Sense Education’s K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum maps to a number of national and Common Core standards.
What tools do you use? What do you think of opportunities available in Collingswood Schools?