G-House Broadcast for Galileo Academy, San Francisco, May 10th, 2017.
Galileo Academy has been recognized as a Common Sense Certified School: Digital Citizenship!
San Francisco, CA – Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology, has recognized Galileo Academy as a Common Sense Certified School: Digital Citizenship.
Galileo Academy has demonstrated its commitment to taking a whole-community approach to preparing its students to use the immense power of digital media to explore, create, connect, and learn, while limiting the perils that exist in the online realm, such as plagiarism, loss of privacy, and cyberbullying.
“We applaud the faculty and staff of Galileo Academy for embracing digital citizenship as an important part of their students’ education,” said Jessica Lindl, Head of Common Sense Education. “Galileo Academy deserves high praise for giving its students the foundational skills they need to compete and succeed in the 21st-century workplace and participate ethically in society at large.”
Galileo Academy has been using Common Sense Education’s innovative and research-based digital citizenship resources, which were created in collaboration with Dr. Howard Gardner of the GoodPlay Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The resources teach students, educators, and parents tangible skills related to Internet safety, protecting online reputations and personal privacy, managing online relationships, and respecting creative copyright. The free resources are currently used in more than 90,000 classrooms nationwide.
We’re honored to be recognized as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School! By preparing our students to use technology safely and responsibly, we are providing them unlimited opportunities to maximize and personalize their learning.
To learn more about the criteria SCHOOL NAME met to become certified as a Common Sense Certified School, visit http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/certification.
Common Sense is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families and educators thrive in a world of media and technology. To see all of Common Sense’s education resources, visit https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators.
Galileo Teachers & Staff,
For additional information about yesterday’s Synergy Gradebook meeting, please go to www.sfusd.edu/gradebook
For how-to videos on Youtube, search for SFUSD Department of Technology.
To access yesterday’s slide deck, go to bit.ly/synergy4g4aHS (bit.ly links do not work when you click on them- please type it into your browser’s URL, case-sensitive)
To log in to the Synergy Gradebook TEST site (you will see your students pictures but all of their names, addresses, and information will be jumbled), please go to bit.ly/G4Atest. Remember that this is only to practice using the site. The real site will go live by May 2017 and this test site will be gone before September 2017.
If you need assistance transferring content from School Loop to Synergy during the school year, email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to do so in the summertime, email email@example.com. School Loop access will also be gone before September 2017.
G-House Broadcast for Galileo Academy, San Francisco, April 26th, 2017.
SFUSD is hosting Digital Citizenship Week this week, starting Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 and ending Friday, April 14th, 2017.
Digital Citizenship is the norm of appropriate and responsible behavior with regard to technology use.
Digital Citizenship Week Schedule at Galileo:
- Tuesday, April 11th: Launch on Galileoweb.org
- Wednesday, April 12th: Activities in Homeroom
- Thursday, April 13th: Activities in Homeroom
- Friday, April 14th: Lunchtime event in Courtyard
If you are a parent who is interested in learning more about how to make sure your student is a responsible digital citizen:
- Use the Connecting Families tool from Common Sense Education
- Check out the Common Sense Education Blog to communicate with other parents, educators, and professionals about digital citizenship and your students
- Search the CSE Family Toolbox for parent links and resources
- Use the CSE Digital Citizenship interactives with your students at home: Digital Passport (K-5), Digital Compass (6-12), and Digital Bytes (9-12)
- Build parent-teacher strategies using these CSE Resources
If you are a Galileo teacher who is interested in completing digital citizenship activities or lessons with your students:
- Adapt these 9-12 Common Sense Education lessons by topic
- Use these CSE Teaching Strategies
- Allow students to play the digital interactives
- Take a whole-community approach by learning more about digital citizenship with CSE professional development
- Browse our shared Google Drive Digital Citizenship folder (Galileo 2016-17 –> Educational Technology –> Digital Citizenship) for digital citizenship lessons, activities, information, and posters
Hello Teachers & Students!
Thank you for choosing to watch this video on digital citizenship!
Click here to watch the video!
Click here for an online version of the discussion questions (you should also have a hard copy in your box).
Click here to view the full CSE lesson.
Click here to view the Student Activity Sheet for this lesson.
G-House Broadcast for Galileo, San Francisco, April 5th, 2017.
G-House Broadcast for Galileo Academy, San Francisco, March 22nd, 2017