Digital Learning Resources for Parents
Parenting in the digital age is challenging! Here are some resources to support you as you go with your children on this journey:
Laptop/Chromebook Agreement Form
Laptop/Chromebook Form - a printable copy of our district Chromebook checkout form.
Supporting Your Child with Distance Learning
Parent's Guide to Google Meet - Google Meet is the district's platform for live, streaming video interaction for teachers and their students. This guide will give you tips on how to support your child as they use this tool.
Wide Open School (Common Sense Media) - Resources for parents, preK-12, to support you during online learning.
Parent/Student Tutorials for Google Tools - Watch videos on how to help your student use Google Docs, Google Slides, and more.
iReady Family Center - Resources for families using iReady.
Parent Guides for English/Language Arts - Guides from the NC Dept. of Public Instruction for families, broken down by grade level.
Parent Resources for Canvas
*Canvas will be the district's official learning management system for students beginning January 2021.
Parent (Observers) Resources for Canvas - Parent accounts in Canvas are also known as Observer accounts. This resource will connect you to how-to guides, videos, and more, to help you make the most of this critical learning tool.
Online Safety and Parental Controls
The digital landscape is always changing. Staying current on popular apps and trends is important. Here are some resources that can help busy parents:
Parents Need to Know (Common Sense Media) - We all have questions! Is it OK for my child to have a YouTube Channel? What is the real impact of screen time? Should I play Minecraft or Fortnite with my child?
Parent's Ultimate Guide to Parental Controls - Need to set limits on SnapChat? Want to ensure your child's phone is truly off after 9PM? Need to block certain sites? This guide will help.
Online Safety Guides (ECPAT) - Simple guides for parents, students, and educators to support a safe online experience. Great tips on privacy settings of popular apps like SnapChat and TikTok.