Common Sense Education Newsletter — February 2022

Newsletter — February 2022

Featured Lesson Plan

Rings of Responsibility — Students learn about a framework — the Rings of Responsibility — to understand how to balance their responsibilities to themselves and others in the digital world.

Ratings and Reviews

Planboard — Handy — and free — one-stop digital lesson planner saves time.

Journalism in Action — Journalistic history site helps students analyze primary sources.

Articles For Teachers

Tips and Strategies to Boost Student Engagement — Bring students back into the fold with approaches that help spark class participation.

Resources 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.

Virtual Field Trips Full of Learning Potential — Bring the world to your students with these free online experiences for your classroom.

Safer Internet Day Awareness Kit — Safer Internet Day Is Feb. 8! Want to help your school community get involved? Get the word out with this slide deck chock-full of helpful info.

Top Picks Lists

Best U.S. History Websites for Students — Humanize history by getting students to unearth the real remains — from the mundane to the magnificent — of United States history. By curating and contextualizing text, audio, and images, these websites aim for accessibility, giving students tons of content likely to touch on topics they care about.

Best News- and Media-Literacy Resources for Students — You’ll find great apps and websites broken down into three core categories: those that help students evaluate media (and think critically about “fake news”), those that help them create media, and those that steer students toward credible sources.

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

Books That Teach Empathy — Teaching kids character strengths and life skills such as empathy is one of the most important jobs of being a parent. These great books for all ages help make it easier by celebrating friendship, difference, and the importance of caring for one another. 

TV That Promotes Perseverance — These TV shows help kids learn the value of sticking with something no matter what challenges they face. Perseverance, determination, grit, resilience — all are positive traits that help kids succeed in life.