By DONNA BURROUGHS, EdS
Superintendent, Triton Community School Corporation
Each week when Triton Elementary School third graders go to library, they not only enjoy hearing stories, reading and picking out books to take with them to enjoy later; they also learn many things having to do with using computers in common sense ways. Denise Shafer, the Triton Elementary librarian, has educated herself about a program called Common Sense Media.
Common Sense Media is a groundbreaking curriculum, used by more than 70,000 schools worldwide, to be used by teachers and students to learn about digital citizenship and literacy. Shafer shows students how to make smart searches to gain more understanding about topics they need to know.
This will be a lifelong skill for students, but these third graders will be putting their search skills to use next week as they research winter related topics to complete a writing project in the classroom.