Page 27 - THE Journal, March/April 2019
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Every month this 1-to-1 district in Texas hosts parents in a “technology academy” to help them understand the digital world their students inhabit.
The idea of schools schools holding sessions with parents to explain the technologies their students are using is nothing new. Back in 2002, when Maine became the first place to provide PCs to every middle schooler in grades seven and eight, the state required its schools to meet with parents and share their plans for device usage before they could send the computers home. What is new, however, is the idea of districts taking it upon themselves to help parents better understand the technologies their students use so they can better control access at home, whether the usage has anything to do with school or not.
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