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NSSD Mission


NSSD Foundation

TECHNOLOGY

 

Technology use is a valuable and necessary component of student learning, employee work and school/District communication. The District encourages employees and students to use technology and the Internet for educational purposes. The District has access to the Internet that is governed and supported by the Utah Education Network (UEN). Students and District employees shall use the District-issued technology and/or Internet primarily to support student learning and instruction and for communication among employees and between employees and parents. Incidental employee and student use of District-issued technology and the Internet circumstances must not interfere with the education of students and shall always be consistent with the District Internet Acceptable Use Policy.

 

The information maintained on District technology devices or accounts is the District’s property. The District reserves the right to monitor the information contained on District computers or accounts. Any use inconsistent with educational purposes shall be grounds for terminating the account, confiscating the information saved in the account, employee discipline, student discipline and/or limiting the employee’s or student’s use of District computer equipment and Internet access. For more detailed information, please review our Employee and Student Technology Acceptable Use Policy

 

DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP

 

Common Sense Media

Common Sense (https://www.commonsensemedia.org/) is a nonprofit organization “dedicated to empowering kids to thrive in a world of media and technology.”

 

Cyberwise

Cyberwise (http://www.cyberwise.org/) provides online safety education and resources geared specifically towards parents and educators.

 

DigCit Utah

Digital Citizenship Utah (http://digcitutah.com/) is a recently launched nonprofit website created specifically to aid school community councils as they seek to follow the new laws in HB213.  It includes an extensive resources library which curates lessons and resources for teachers and parents on many topics related to Digital Citizenship.

 

DigCitCommit

DigCitCommit is a resource created by a coalition of partners including Google, Common Sense Education, and ISTE that are working together to redefine digital citizenship. They have identified 5 competencies that form digitital citizenship: Inclusive, Informed, Engaged, Balanced, and Alert. Its resource library includes resources from a number of organizations to help teach and build these competencies.

 

Digital Literacy Resource Platform

DLRP “is an evolving collection of tools about online safety, privacy, creative expression, and information quality, that can help you navigate connected learning environments and the digital world.” Curated by The Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. Also helpful is their related site, Youth and Media.

 

Google — Be Internet Awesome

Google provides digital citizenship and online safety resources at their Be Internet Awesome site. The site features curriculum, with lessons on being smart, alert, strong, kind, and brave on the Internet. It also includes a video game called Interland which poses relevant challenges such as crafting a strong password to outwit hackers.

 

ISTE

The International Society for Technology in Education provides 21st century standards for students, teachers, and administrators on the integration of technology into all areas of education.

 

NetSafe Utah

NetSafe Utah (http://www.netsafeutah.org/) provides online videos and resources for kids, teens, parents and educators, including Internet Safety information that Utah schools need to meet the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requirements.

 

NetSmartz and Utah NetSmartz

NetSmartz Workshop (https://www.netsmartz.org) 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. The program is designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement. With resources such as videos, games, activity cards, and presentations, NetSmartz entertains while it educates.

 

Stop. Think. Connect.

Created by the Department of Homeland Security, “the Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign is a national public awareness campaign aimed at increasing the understanding of cyber threats and empowering the American public to be safer and more secure online.” Resources include a toolkit with resources for all ages, videospostersbrochures, and a blog on cybersecurity issues. October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

 

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