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Internet Safety Education

Thatcher Schools will be using curriculum provided by CommonSenseMedia.org to provide Internet Safety Education to its students. Below is a schedule of the curriculum.

 

For more information about the program or CIPA requirements, contact Amy West at 348-7207.

Teachers, click here to download the E-Rate Verification Form


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PBS LearningMedia Launches New PBS Student App

K-12 students can now access learning resources from their favorite PBS programs on-the-go with the NEW PBS Student app!

Click this link to see the resource.


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Technology Matrix

Cool thing for teachers

The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) illustrates how teachers can use technology to enhance learning for K-12 students. The TIM incorporates five interdependent characteristics of meaningful learning environments: active, collaborative, constructive, authentic, and goal directed (Jonassen, Howland, Moore, & Marra, 2003). The TIM associates five levels of technology integration (i.e., entry, adoption, adaptation, infusion, and transformation) with each of the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments. Together, the five levels of technology integration and the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments create a matrix of 25 cells.

Click here to access the MATRIX


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Tips for Better & Safer Passwords

Here are eleven great tips for your passwords:

1. Change them often and don’t leave them lying around!
2. Never share your passwords with your friends or other people online.
3. A good password will not be in any dictionary in any language.
4. Do not use significant dates or names for passwords.
5. If you are supplied with a default password, change it immediately.
6. Don’t use the same password for everything. Use a different password every time.
7. Use a software password safe with a very long access password (20+ characters) to store passwords.
8. The longer a password the better.
9. Passwords should contain upper & lowercase, letters and symbols.
10. Use password generators.
11. Never write down a password.

To check the strength of your password, use Microsoft's Password Checker