During our parent workshop a couple of weeks ago parents raised the question of ‘Which technology tool would you recommend as a gift for our children?” Such a difficult question to answer. And I started looking for some holiday tips for parents. First I came across a Huffington Post Video about holiday gifts that led me to this article written by Janell Burley Hofmann.
Additionally our trusted resource Common Sense Media also put together a Holiday Tech Tips for Parents on their website.
This week in Grade 3 classes we had a Commonsense Media Lesson called Advertising Detectives. In this lesson the students inquire about off line and online advertising. They are introduced to the concept of different kinds of advertising online such as banner ads, advergame, video ad, pop-up ad and sponsorship ad. We looked at different sites to find these different kinds of ads such as: