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Newsletter — August 2022

Featured Lesson Plan

We Are Civil Communicators — How can we communicate with civility online?

Ratings and Reviews

7 Billion Humans — Amusing puzzler challenges kids, teaches programming principles.

Construct 3 — Ideal 2D game builder supports students to create, innovate.

Professional Development

Professional Development —  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.

Articles For Teachers

Do Algorithms Influence Our Lives and Our Democracy? — Use these free lesson plans to help students think critically about how algorithms influence our lives.

What’s New with the Common Sense #DigCit Curriculum? — There are no planned changes to the Common Sense core Digital Citizenship Curriculum offerings. But we still have plenty of brand-new resources for you to share with your students. Even though they aren’t part of our core curriculum, these new lessons and activities are a great complement to it!

Top Picks Lists

10 Great Free Websites for High School — We waded through the heaps of educational sites to locate the top 10 that we feel match best with high school students’ needs and sensibilities.

10 Great Free Websites for Middle School — We’ve narrowed down the huge market of edtech out there for grades 6-8 to 10 great choices free across just about every subject area.

Parent & Caregiver Corner

How to Raise Bilingual Kids with the Help of Entertainment and Tech — Help your kids practice their Spanish at home with books, movies, TV shows, apps, and more.

YouTube Kids Channels with Diverse Representations —  Creators and characters offering positive portrayals for all kids.

Do you need help paying for internet? —  New federal program offers $30 a month to eligible homes for internet service. See if your home qualifies.

Cómo criar niños bilingües con la ayuda de los medios y la tecnología — Ayuda a tus hijos a practicar su español en casa con libros, películas, series de televisión, aplicaciones y más

Canales de YouTube Kids con representaciones diversas — Distintos creadores ofrecen retratos positivos de personajes y situaciones, para todos los niños

¿Necesitas ayuda para pagar el Internet? — Un nuevo programa federal ofrece hasta 30 dólares al mes para el servicio de Internet

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