I've recently become aware of a website that may give families a jumping-off point for discussing all things tech. Each week, the blog suggests a technology topic for families to explore. The topics can all be found at the website and include such things as Sleep and Screens, Smartphones, Social Media, Online Shopping, Addiction, Bullying, Sexting, Video Games, and Homework, just to name a few.
This is not a Christian site, but it does contain some thought- provoking questions and interesting talking points. Perhaps in the slower pace of summer, your family could tackle some of these subjects. Since technology is such an integral part of our lives, it seems it is worth some insightful conversations, and as believers in Jesus, we can add the biblical view to our discussions as well. Even technology (or perhaps especially technology) must be handled with God's gracious best for our lives clearly in view.
The site is called "Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age" (the name is the same as a movie created by the founder) and the blog/discussion part of the site is called Tech Talk Tuesdays, and includes conversation starters about social media, video game use, tech tips, latest research and more.
If you have thoughts about this, let me know! You can email me at the school.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Are you taking advantage of the resources CCS has to offer on our website? It might be time to take another look!
Our site, conestogachristian.net, is a one-stop-shop for many bits of information you need. Under the "Resources" tab you can find links to the following pages:
- Newsletters: Here you can go back and look at past newsletters to find information you may have misplaced. You can even go back and look at newsletters from last year!
- Current Families: This page contains links to LOTS of forms you might need to print and send in to school. The page includes health forms, transportation forms, course guides, pre-planned absence form, and a generic field trip permission form, just to name a few!
- Prospective Families: This page has links to information that might be of interest to families considering becoming a part of CCS.
- Links: Check here for links to helpful sites such as Common Sense Media, Plugged In, Stay Safe Online, The College Board, and some bibliography builders, among others.
In addition to the specific "Resources" pages, the website has the most up-to-date school calendar, links to upcoming events, a wealth of academic information, links to elementary classroom websites, and much more.
If you haven't visited recently, stop by!