Category Archives: Educators

Common Sense Video Series Featuring SRVUSD

Common Sense just launched a new video series that features the work of educators in different geographical regions. They reached out to SRVUSD, as a big partner of implementing their K-12 curriculum, to be represented in the video. We are proud that our Director of Communications & Community Relations, Elizabeth Graswich and 2nd grade teacher at Vista Grande, Pam Guinn, are both featured in the video. Please join us in celebrating the work of all of our schools through this beautiful video.
“An important part of our work at Common Sense is helping parents, educators, and kids gain the skills they need to navigate technology safely and responsibly. From families dealing with social media use, to schools grappling with how to use tech to teach kids, to tackling cyberbullying, internet safety, and online reputations, this video shows how we’re helping kids thrive in the digital age in the Bay Area.”

Vista Grande Elementary School Earns Digital Citizenship Certification!

Congratulations! Common Sense Media has recognized Vista Grande Elementary School as a Common Sense Certified School: Digital Citizenship. Vista Grande is the first SRVUSD school in the 2016-17 school year to earn their certification! The school has demonstrated its commitment to taking a whole-community approach to preparing its students to use the immense power of digital… Continue Reading

Teens and Tech: The New Landscape

Common Sense Media has published a new video “Teens and Tech: the New Landscape.” The video talks about how technology has changed the way young people access information. It features Merve Lapus, Common Sense Media’s Education Program Manager, who has helped guide SRVUSD on our Digital Citizenship journey. Check it out:         Continue Reading

Live Oak Elementary Named Digital Citizenship School!

Congratulations to Live Oak Elementary School for being the latest school in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District to be named a Common Sense Media “Digital Citizenship Certified School!” School administrators were told on Friday, May 13, that their application to become a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School for the 2015-2016 school year was approved. Live Oak Elementary School… Continue Reading

Gale Ranch Middle School Earns Certification!

Congratulations to Gale Ranch Middle School for earning distinction of being a Common Sense Media “Digital Citizenship Certified School!” Gale Ranch Middle School joins Los Cerros Middle School and Bollinger Canyon Elementary in this distinction. So what does it take to be a “Digital Citizenship Certified School?” The following Questions and Answers are modified from… Continue Reading

A teacher’s insight into becoming a Common Sense Media Certified Educator

Angie Corritone is one of a growing number of San Ramon Valley Unified School District teachers who have become a Common Sense Media Certified Educator. Angie is a Technology Teacher-on-Special-Assignment (TSA) for the San Ramon Valley Unified School District, with over 20 years of experience in educational technology. In the following Q&A, she shares her… Continue Reading

Check Your Online Reputation

We create online reputations every time we post information about ourselves in today’s digital world. We often call the accumulation of this information a “Digital Footprint.”  The good news is that we have some control over that reputation through the information and images we post and the privacy settings on websites. We also have the… Continue Reading

Super Digital Citizen Educator Resource

  Looking for a great way to talk to kids about digital citizenship? Check out Common Sense Media’s Super Digital Citizen video, discussion guide and corresponding lesson. The video helps students explore what it means to be respectful both offline and online through the lens of a superhero. Through the lesson plan, students create digital… Continue Reading

Second SRVUSD Teacher This Year Becomes a Digital Citizenship Certificated Educator!

Kelsey Loecher, Teacher on Special Assignment (TSA) at Bollinger Canyon Elementary School, has been named a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified Educator for the 2015-16 school year. From the moment she found out about the certification program, she hit the ground running – teaching lessons for five consecutive weeks in one classroom at Bollinger.  To… Continue Reading

This year’s 1st SRVUSD Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship Certified Educator!

Congratulations to Anelyse George the first SRVUSD teacher to receive a Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship Certified Educator designation for the 2015 – 2016 school year. Ms. George is a 4th grade teacher at Quail Run Elementary in San Ramon. She participated in SRVUSD’s Summer Institute Professional Development offering on digital citizenship in August, and… Continue Reading