Galileo Academy recognized as a Common Sense Certified School!

Galileo Academy has been recognized as a Common Sense Certified School: Digital Citizenship!

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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

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


Synergy Gradebook Information – Teachers & Staff

Galileo Teachers & Staff,

For additional information about yesterday’s Synergy Gradebook meeting, please go to

For how-to videos on Youtube, search for SFUSD Department of Technology.

To access yesterday’s slide deck, go to ( 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 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 If you would like to do so in the summertime, email School Loop access will also be gone before September 2017.

Digital Citizenship Week!

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.

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Digital Citizenship Week Schedule at Galileo:

  • Tuesday, April 11th: Launch on
  • 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:


If you are a Galileo teacher who is interested in completing digital citizenship activities or lessons with your students:

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