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Newsletter — November 2021

New Resources

SEL in Digital Life Resource Center — Support your students’ social and emotional learning as they navigate the digital world, with our collection of SEL in Digital Life resources.

The Inclusion Imperative: Why Media Representation Matters for Kids’ Ethnic-Racial Development — New report from Common Sense Media shows that glaring diversity issues remain in movies and TV as people of color continue to be underrepresented on screen.

Resources for Teachers

Teaching Digital Citizenship Training —Interactive online training will provide you with a road map to teach digital citizenship and earn your Common Sense Educator badge.

Common Sense Education Recognition Program — Get recognized for preparing students for success as digital learners, leaders, and citizens.

Professional Development from CSE — Find the professional development format and time commitment that works for you! We offer free live events, interactive workshops, and self-paced training with practical takeaways and ready-to-implement teaching strategies.

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Articles For Teachers

Math Worksheets That Are Actually Worth Printing Out — Give students the practice they need with these worksheets that are a cut above the rest.

Teachers’ Essential Guide to Showing Movies and Videos in the Classroom — Support students’ learning, and find the best video streaming sites for schools and classrooms.

Ratings and Reviews

Mystery Science — Big questions, kids’ curiosity drive impressive science curriculum.

Kai’s Clan — Innovative STEAM package takes robot coding to the next level.

Top Picks Lists

STEAM Games, Apps, and Sites — Using an interdisciplinary STEAM approach in the classroom increases critical thinking, broadens perspectives, and reduces overall misconceptions. Mix and match these picks to help students cultivate design sense and inventiveness, gain transferable skills, and make cool, useful stuff.

Apps and Websites for Improving Parent-Teacher Communication — These apps and websites provide instant, practical, and regular communication tools to encourage active engagement between students, teachers, and parents.

Ready to play Digital Passport™?

The award-winning suite of six interactive games addresses key issues kids face in today’s digital world. Each engaging game teaches critical digital citizenship skills that help students learn to use technology responsibly to learn, create, and participate.

Parent & Caregiver Corner

Best Media Lists: Recommendations for Families— Common Sense editors have hand-picked lists of their favorite titles in every category of media they cover to give families the information they need to make the best choices for their families. 

Elevating Representation in Kids’ Media — Our new rating for diverse representations will help families and educators identify media that shows acceptance and inclusion.

Cómo saber si una aplicación o sitio web son realmente educativos — Obtén consejos para encontrar aplicaciones y sitios web que ayudarán a tu hijo con el aprendizaje a lo largo de sus vidas.

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