Digital Well-Being from Common Sense Media
Their mission is to "ensure kids' digital well-being is more relevant and vital than ever."
There are four digital activity levels:
- Content Creation
To learn more about Digital Well-Being
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Episode 1: Digital Citizenship
Episode 2: Digital Well-Being
Episode 3: Gaming & eSports
Episode 4: Summer Virtual Tours
Episode 5: (Coming Soon) WPS Digital Direction & Student Experiences
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Wanting educational summer activities? Check these out!
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3D Designing: Only needing a browser, start creating your 3D designs using sketchup.com.
Coding: The way computers communicate is through coding. Coding basics are if/then statements. Using these websites, practice your skills.
Digital Escape Room: There are K-12 levels of these investigative games. Use the given clues to figure out the answers to the locks.
Game Creation: Use kodugamelab.com to create games on PC using this simple visual programming tool.
Music Creation: In musiclab.chromeexperiments, explore, create, & listen to your song.
Due to the continuing public health issues in the Wichita community, and to keep students, families and staff safe and healthy, WPS will cancel indoor commencement ceremonies at the end of July. Each high school will hold a ceremony on their school campus that same weekend to celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2020.
WPS Deputy Superintendent Dr. Tiffinie Irving gave an update to the Board of Education about the progress towards developing the Future Ready Return to School Plan for August. The plan will be finalized and shared with families and staff on Monday, July 20, and would keep the safety of students and staff in the forefront.
WPS Nutrition Services is providing free grab-and-go meals twice a week with breakfast and lunch items for any child ages 1-18 during their Summer Food Program, which begins on Monday, June 1.
BOE videos: District announces major technology initiatives and renames Wichita Virtual School to Education Imagine Academy
At the June 15 BOE meeting, the Board approved the renaming of Wichita Virtual School and authorized the funds to purchase $24,000,000 in technology for students and staff.
At the June 15 BOE meeting, Deputy Superintendent Tiffinie Irving gave the Board an update on the district’s Continuous Learning Plan which was activated to provide all students access to evidenced-based resources, guidance, and feedback to instruction during the closing of schools earlier this year.