Perplexed parent: "My child wants to use tbh, Instagram, WhatsApp, Live.ly, Sarahah, Snapchat, Yellow, Kik, Musical.ly, Houseparty, Marco Polo, (insert latest, greatest app here). I've never heard of half of these, don't know what they do, and am not even sure what my yes or no means! Guidance, please?"
Welcome to the Nido de Aguilas Media Center
Nido's Media Center expands the learning experience beyond the wall of the classroom into the world. The Media Center is a central hub for teaching, research, experimentation, practice, creating, working, learning, and play. In a welcoming and collaborative atmosphere, reading, discovery, imagination, and creativity come alive. Wonder and curiosity become central to personal, academic, social, and cultural growth. As research facility for the older students and a “curiosity and exploration lab” for the younger children, the Media Center provides opportunities to develop inquiry-based skills and habits of the mind, which will enable students to continue their individual quests for learning throughout their lives.
media center team (left to right):
Natalia Chackiel, Middle/High School Assistant Librarian; Alexia Haverbeck, Elementary Teacher-Librarian; Andrea Sotomayor, Elementary Teacher-Librarian; Linda Swenson, Media Center Director.
Make sure they (and you!) are ready for the next step with conversation starters that get everyone on the same page.
Internet safety goes way beyond protecting kids from strangers or blocking inappropriate content.
Help keep your kids' online experiences positive and productive by learning the truth (and ignoring the rumors) about what really makes them safe.