Digital Life Skills
Welcome to the Educational Technology Digital Citizenship & Online Awareness Support Page.
On this page, you will find some of the resources utilized by Brentwood School to teach students about digital citizenship and online awareness. Our students spend a lot of time in digital spaces, whether it be for educational or social purposes. In both spaces, it is important that students understand the impact of their participation on other people and on their own digital footprint.
As we learn about new trends in teaching digital citizenship and social media that may be affecting our students' well being, this page will be updated with articles, videos and other resources. Check back here regularly to grow your understanding of the ever-changing online world in which many of your children explore and live.
Spring Break Activities for Families
Keep kids learning and having fun with these screen-free activities.
Article from Common Sense Media, March 15, 2022
Minecraft: Education Edition
Review Minecraft Education Edition. This is the version we recommend you use and we use in class. If you have questions regarding your student's account please contact Pam Horrocks.
- Good Night iPad by Ann Droyd
- If You Give a Mouse an iPhone by Ann Droyd
- More coming soon
Parent's Ultimate Guide to Roblox
Is Roblox safe for kids? How does it work? And what the heck are Robux?
Article from Common Sense Media, December 14, 2022
Parents' Ultimate Guide to Minecraft
If you choose to have your student play with the regular Minecraft, please review this article to stay up to date on safety concerns.
Article from Common Sense Media, January 5, 2023
EdTech and Social-Emotional Learning
Article from Eduporium, April 15, 2022
HOW TO HELP STUDENTS SHUT DOWN DEVICES TO GET SOME SHUTEYE
Explore how being online affects your sleep.
Blog post from The Social Institute, September 21, 2022.
"Common Sense is an independent voice for kids, families, and communities everywhere. We combine original research with game-changing advocacy efforts to make the digital world work better for all kids..."
"To make the most of the Internet, kids need to be prepared to make smart decisions. Be Internet Awesome teaches kids the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety so they can explore the online world with confidence."
Grade Level Resources
Contact our Educational Technology Team
For general questions related to support, contact the Help Desk at (310) 889-2734 or ext 1234, option 1 or email us directly at email@example.com.