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Technology for Parents

On this page, find information about the tools and apps we are using in our classrooms; resources for you to keep up with the technology your kids are using; ideas for setting up parental controls on mobile devices; and links to other great resources.

Since 2013, we've been putting new technology in the hands of our kids. You'll see iPads in all of our K-3 classrooms and Chromebooks being used in grades 4-12 throughout our district.
Tools & Apps
 
Chromebooks

In CVSD, our kids use 11" HP Chromebooks. To view the apps and extensions that are approved for student use click here.

iPads
Our K-3 students have access to iPads to use for a variety of learning experiences. To view the list of district approved apps, click here.

Internet Safety
 
Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media helps families make smart media choices. This site offers the largest, most trusted library of independent age-based and educational ratings and reviews for movies, games, apps, TV shows, websites, books, and music.
 
Smart Social
Smart Social is a great site for parents to learn more about social media and digital safety. This site also helps to show students 8-18 years old how to think about their future and use social media as a positive portfolio of accomplishments to shine online.
 
Netsmartz
NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on and offline
 
ConnectSafely
ConnectSafely.org is a Silicon Valley, Calif.-based nonprofit organization dedicated to educating users of connected technology about safety, privacy and security.
 
FOSI
The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) works to make the online world safer for kids and their families through enlightened public policy, industry best practice and good digital parenting.
 
Cyberbullying Resources
There are many resources within Netsmartz and Comon Sense Media regarding cyberbullying, however addtional resources can be found at: StopBullying.gov
Cyberbullying Research Center
 
Social Media Tips

CyberTipline
The CyberTipline provides the public and electronic service providers (ESPs) with the ability to report online (and via toll-free telephone) instances of online enticement of children.

 

Questions?

Brent Howard 
558-5720 • bhoward@cvsd.org

 

Emily Fletcher
558-5713 • efletcher@cvsd.org