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Online Safety
 
"Common Sense is dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. We empower parents, teachers, and policymakers by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives."
 
 
 
"As a parent or guardian, you know what feels right for your family and how your kids learn best. To help your family navigate through new technologies, gadgets, and services in an ever-changing online world, it helps to get practical advice. That’s why we continuously talk to safety experts, parents, educators, and communities around the world – to keep a pulse on what works. Together, we can help nurture a community of responsible digital citizens."
 
 
 
Educational Technology Terms
 
Teachers and administrators sometimes use jargon that parents and families may not understand. These short videos explain the terms 21st Century Skills, Blended Learning, and Formative Assessment.
 
21st Century Skills and the NKSD 1:1 Initiative
 
 
What is Blended Learning?
 
 
What is Formative Assessment?