Due to slick roads and dense fog, Olympia schools will have a one hour late start today (Friday, Jan. 24, 2020)
about 4 years ago, Olympia CUSD 16
Fearless Fact Finding! Check out this list of trustworthy resources to help you learning what's true (and what is not!) on the web. You can even use one of them to look back in time and what was on a website in the past!
about 4 years ago, EdTech@Oly
Fact Finding
Wikipedia.org is where millions of people stop first for information. Tools like it are what make the internet so valuable. But they also teach an important lesson, one you can start teaching your kids now: don’t believe everything you read. Family Tip Sheet: bit.ly/OlyNMFR2
about 4 years ago, EdTech@Oly
Wikipedia
Congratulations to Dr. Ben Lee on defending his dissertation! Way to go! #SpartanNation
about 4 years ago, Jackie Litwiller
Dr. Lee
Don't forget your St. Jude shirt orders are due at noon on Monday, January 20th! https://forms.gle/qpLQBJyV2pQmw2ew8
about 4 years ago, Jackie Litwiller
The FFA Silent Auction is cancelled for tonight, 1/17. It will be rescheduled for Tuesday, January 28th during the Boys Basketball Games vs. Bloomington Central Catholic.
about 4 years ago, Jackie Litwiller
Fam. Tip 3: Explore Different Sides of a Story! Use real-life examples to help kids understand how people can view the same situation with totally different perspectives. Sibling conflict is a great example of how two people can have wildly different opinions on the same event.
about 4 years ago, EdTech@Oly
Different Sides
If a picture's worth a thousand words, do the words always tell a true story? One way to find out is through a reverse image search. Search with an image instead of a keyword and see what you discover!
about 4 years ago, EdTech@Oly
Reverse Image Search
Link: http://bit.ly/OLYNMLr Common Sense has released a brand new News & Media Literacy Resource Center with TONS of resources around this topic. Check out this new web series from Crash Course! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtN07XYqqWSKpPrtNDiCHTzU
about 4 years ago, EdTech@Oly
New & Media Literacy Resource Center
Link: http://bit.ly/OLYNMLr Common Sense has recently released a brand new News & Media Literacy Resource Center with TONS of resources around this topic. Particularly neat is a new web series by Crash Course...check it out! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtN07XYqqWSKpPrtNDiCHTzU
about 4 years ago, EdTech@Oly
News and Media Literacy Resource Center
Another win for 7th and 8th grade volleyball teams tonight at Midwest Central! Way to go Lady Spartans!! πŸ’™πŸπŸ’™
about 4 years ago, Stevie Miller
OMS Lady Spartans pick up a 7th and 8th grade win tonight in their volleyball matches at Ridgeview. Way to go, ladies! πŸ’™πŸπŸ’™
over 4 years ago, Stevie Miller
Family Tip 2: Play "Spot the Ad"! When you see media, ask your kids to figure out what the ad is selling. Sometimes it's obvious, and sometimes it's not. Help them explore why certain pictures, sounds, and words are used to sell certain products.
over 4 years ago, EdTech@Oly
Spot the Ad
Fake news is nothing new. Check out this timeline to learn about some ways it has been utilized throughout history to influence society. Ask your family about other examples that you know of and why they were used!
over 4 years ago, EdTech@Oly
Fake News Timeline
bit.ly/OlyNMV2 All media comes with an author and an agenda. Help kids think critically about any media they view with critical questions that dig below the surface. And to really empower kids, have them create their own media with these same questions in mind.
over 4 years ago, EdTech@Oly
Essential Questions
Family Tip 1: Encourage Healthy Skepticism! Help kids analyze the messages around them - from toy packaging to Instagram posts to news headlines - and question the purpose of the words and images they see. Teach kids how to use fact-checking tools like Snopes and FactCheck.org.
over 4 years ago, EdTech@Oly
Spotting Fake News
OMS Celebrated our PBIS success today with an assembly!
over 4 years ago, Jackie Litwiller
Assembly
OMS
The OMS Student Council is selling candy cane grams for $1.00 all week long during lunch. Surprise your friends with a candy cane today!
over 4 years ago, Alex Hembra
Student Council members are selling candy cane grams during lunch all week.
Help! My Kid Wants to Use Social Media! Get your kid -and yourself - ready for the next step with these conversation starters. https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/help-my-kid-wants-to-use-social-media
over 4 years ago, EdTech@Oly
Talking
Due to inclement weather, Olympia CUSD 16 will be running one hour late today, Monday December 16. Be safe out there!
over 4 years ago, Sean Mullins
One hour delay