CommonSenseMedia.org has a great assortment of videos and articles that explain how parents can help teach digital citizenship.
Oct 17, 2012, 8:45 AM
Convert hard copies (worksheets, notes, assignments) to digital copies View
With FasterScan, scanning and sending a document as high-resolution PDF or JPEG is a matter of seconds. In addition, you can draw lines or annotate on the scanned image before saving it as a PDF document. The image quality is very close to what you can get from a flatbed scanner.
GUIDED ACCESS FOR IPHONE AND IPAD WILL BENEFIT TEACHERS AND PARENTS View
Apple’s iOS 6 introduces a feature that will benefit teachers and parents alike. Guided Access is a new accessibility function on the iPhone and iPad that lets you disable certain controls within an app and prevents kids from navigating away.
Our kids spend their days surrounded by screens. With TVs, computers, iPads, video game consoles, and smartphones, it’s almost impossible to avoid a media overload. And the problem is only getting worse: studies have shown that 8- to 18-year-olds now spend an average of over 7½ hours a day with some form of media. But how can parents tackle this problem? What is a normal amount of screen time, and what tools are available to help us set acceptable limits?
Contrary to popular belief you CAN restrict iMessage on an iPod touch, iPad, or iPhone. Setting restrictions using parental controls for iMessage is a 2-step process.
May 28, 2013, 8:36 AM
How to use Restrictions, the "Parent Controls" on the iPad View
How to Set Up iPad Parental Controls and Content Filtering:
Apple provides some decent restrictions, allowing you to turn off certain apps, keep your kid from downloading more or buying things from inside an app, and even hiding inappropriate content. The the iPad’s restrictions don’t give parents options for safe web browsing, but there’s a good app for that.
This blog post talks about some of the issues a parent may come across at home while their child participates in a 1:1 iPad initiative. This blog post covers the issues and presents many great solutions to help the parent guide their child in 1:1 iPad environment
Parents may choose to create an account with eBackpack. They will need one eBackpack Parent code from any one of their child's teachers.
Oct 15, 2012, 8:53 AM
Parenting in the Digital Age: Tips on Parenting w/ Technology View
This blog was created by the 1:1 initiative at the University School of Milwaukee. It was designed to give some parenting advice when it comes to iPads at home. I contains several ideas and resources to help parents create guidelines for their children to follow at home.