• Resources for Parents with Connected Students
     
    At Center Grove, K-2 students work with iPads, but do not bring them home.  Students in grades 3-5 use Chromebooks at school and are sometimes asked to do work in Google Drive at home.  In addition, students bring home iPads in grades 6-12 to extend their learning beyond the school day.  Parenting students who are digital natives can prove to be quite challenging for any parent.  We understand that learning begins in the home and at times parents may have questions or concerns.  Below are some resources that parents may find helpful while parenting in this digital age.
      
    If you need additional assistance, please call our Technology Help Desk from 7:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday at  317-882-1055.
     
     
    Getting Started with Google Drive - This two minute video shows you how to go to the Google Drive website and login.  You'll have to login as your student (login info is below).  You can download Drive to your computer, too.
     
     
    Student Login Information - This spreadsheet will show you how to login to common resources your CG student can use at home and at school.  Resources include BrainPOP, the CG Digital Library, Compass, Discovery Ed, Google Drive, IXL, Raz Kids, and more!  
     
     
    24 Video Games You Can Say Yes to After School - Studies show that playing games can lead to positive benefits for learning, thinking, social-emotional skills building, and school performance.  Check out this collection of games and apps to support your child academically. 
     
     
    Digital Glossary - Not sure how to decode your teens’ shorthand in the digital world? Feel like you need to brush up on the latest digital apps? Still think that MySpace is the right space?
     
     
    Family Tip Sheets - These tip sheets cover a variety of topics and concerns that parents might have regarding destructive and dangerous decisions made by students.  They are informative and also provide guidance on how you could counsel your student away from such decisions.
     
     
    Media and Digital Literacy: Resources for Parents - Common Sense Media has compiled this list of resources for parents seeking advice and information about how to help their children explore smartly and stay safe. 
     
     
    Parent Advice Videos - The videos explore many topics from appropriate app selection to movie reviews.
     
     
    Raising Digital Citizens Pinterest board - This is a collection of resources intended to support and encourage the responsible use of digital tools.
     
     
    Many of the resources provided on this page were sourced from the Common Sense Media website.  Common Sense is dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology.  They empower parents, teachers, and policymakers by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives.  
Last Modified on February 27, 2017