Thursday, October 27, 2016

iPads for Parents Evening!

iPads for Parents Evening!

Wednesday, November 16 from 6:30 - 8:00pm
Wellesley Middle School Cafeteria

Have questions about apps on your son/daughter’s iPad?
Curious how teachers "distribute" and "collect" student work?
Interested in iPad assistive tools and tips?
Want to learn more about iPad usage and tools at home?

A team of technology staff is prepared to share an evening with you on these topics!

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the 1:1 Coordinator at

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

New Screen Time Rules for Kids by Doctors

Guidelines on screen time and media exposure were recently shared from the American Academy of Pediatrics last week. The AAP hosted a national conference in San Francisco where 10,000 pediatricians met to discuss children's health recommendations for 2017. Screen time, social media and cyberbullying were main points at the conference.

The AAP Media and Children Communication Toolkit and Media Use in School-Aged Children and Adolescents Abstract can be found here.

Media and Children Communication Toolkit

Media Use in School-Aged Children and Adolescents Abstract

A tool that we like is the Personalized Family Media Use Plan. "By creating a Personalized Family Media Use Plan, you can be aware of when you are using media to achieve your purpose. This requires parents & users to think about what they want those purposes to be."

Personalized Family Media Use Plan (in English) (in Spanish)