The ABCs of student success through technology

SEPTEMBER 14, 2017

Tags: Digital LiteracyParent Engagement

Easy ways parents can support kids in school

School is back in session and children are learning new things every day. There are good lessons for parents, too, in how to support your child’s academic success. Parents who engage with online information and communicate with schools and teachers using technology can create better awareness and connections. And, this parental digital literacy can lead to increased attendance, improved academic performance, and positive behaviors.

Ways digital literacy can support your child:

A = Accessing resources to help with homework

B = Becoming familiar with age-appropriate developmental apps and websites

C = Connecting/communicating with your child’s school and teachers

Connecting for Good offers a free, five-week Parent Engagement classroom series taught by volunteers to provide you with digital literacy basics to support your student. Learn how to set up an email account, access school website, sign up for public library resources, follow social media, gain basic computer skills and understand the impact between technology and your child’s emotional and social development, plus much more.

Course content includes:

  • Connecting to the Teacher/Classroom/School
  • Connecting to the Library
  • Making Decisions about Using Technology with your Child
  • Learning with Technology
  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Language and Literacy
  • Number Sense and Mathematics
  • Exploration and Discovery
  • Creative Arts
  • K-5 Digital Literacy Readiness

Contact LaDanity Timmons, Career Development Associate, for class dates and times at ladanity@connectingforgood.org. If you have skills in technology or want to volunteer, please contact AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer Coordinator Rhocia Ibok, at rhocia@connectingforgood.org.

Written by Kelsey Derohanian

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