Common Sense Media: Online Targeting and Tracking

Family Tip Sheet:  Common Sense on Online Security   What’s the Issue? Just as in real life, it is important that teens know who they can trust with their information on the internet.  Entering information such as their name, age, and address into forms and profiles online is common, but teens can be tracked by companies or tricked into scams that Read More …

4th Graders Stay Connected to Learning

GRIS 4th graders received a delivery of caterpillars.  The students wanted to stay in Science class so they did not miss any of  the metamorphosis as the caterpillars change to Painted Ladies.   Mrs. Rolon set up a live stream using Panopto video platform.  She shared the link with all 4th grade classes.  The students, from home or school, click the Read More …

Common Sense Media: Ways That Social Media Can be a Force for Good

With all the negative about social media you hear, it is nice to read something positive about social media.   In this article discover the ways social media can be a force for good in the lives of kids and teens, and help them maximize the benefits. 5 Reasons You Don’t Need to Worry About Kids and Social Media

Where In the World Do You Want to Travel?

Charity Hatley, Glen Rose Junior High librarian, and Junior High Student Council went to visit the Glen Rose Nursing and Rehab Center.  Students used technology to virtually take residents to locations around the world.  As they traveled to locations with 360 degree images from Rome, underwater in the Florida Keys, Grand Canyon, and many more, residents shared stories about their life travels such as when Read More …

JH 6th Grade Christmas Video

Mrs. May’s sixth graders used Google Drawing to create an original piece of digital artwork with a partner.  Google tools allow for students to work collaboratively at the same time.  An added challenge to the assignment was that students were only able to communicate using the chat feature in Google Drawings and they had to complete it in one class period.  Read More …