PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Learning.com announces the introduction of a comprehensive Internet safety curriculum, EasyTech Online Safety, that exceeds the E-Rate requirements for Internet safety teaching and reporting. The curriculum, based on research, is designed for K-2, 3-5 and 6-8.
EasyTech Online Safety provides teachers with an effective curriculum to cover challenging subjects at grade-appropriate levels, including:
EasyTech Online Safety was developed in collaboration with national Internet safety education expert Dr. Patricia Agatston, co-author of Cyber Bullying: Bullying in the Digital Age. The curriculum approaches the topics from a positive angle, rather than fear-based, and provides teachers with interactive lessons, discussions, and activities. Teachers can also use the journaling feature to dialog with students and help them reflect on what they are learning. EasyTech Online Safety also includes parent guides in both English and Spanish to support the school-to-home connection.
“Online safety is such an important topic and should be taken seriously by both parents and our education system,” says Dr. Agatston. “Technology is critical to our kids’ futures and we need to arm them with the guidelines and tools they need to use technology wisely.”
The curriculum is ideal for districts looking for an effective online safety curriculum that includes tracking and reports that show compliance with E-Rate curriculum requirements.
“Our district was struggling to determine how we were going to meet the online safety instruction requirements for E-Rate. I was extremely excited to discover that EasyTech, a solution we've used for years to integrate technology literacy into core content, now includes online safety curricula and completely meets the mandates set by E-Rate,” says Dr. Ellen J. Pitrelli, Director of Technology, Longwood Central School District.
Pitrelli also notes that the reporting features enable her district to see all the levels of detail to know that every child has learned these critical lessons.
For more information and to see sample reports from EasyTech Online Safety, go to www.learning.com/easytech/onlinesafety.
Founded in 1999, Learning.com helps teachers improve student learning outcomes through Web-delivered curriculum and assessment, in use by more than two million students throughout the United States. Our unique integration of technology literacy with core curriculum enables states, districts and schools to simultaneously improve student proficiency in technology skills and core disciplines. Calling on its expertise in how students learn with technology, Learning.com has developed a powerful, award-winning interactive learning environment that enables districts to customize the delivery of curriculum, and students and teachers to collaborate in Web-based learning activities. Learning.com’s solutions include EasyTech, a proven, K-8 technology literacy curriculum that helps students develop and apply technology skills in math, science, language arts, and social studies; TechLiteracy Assessment, providing valid measurement and reports for critical technology skills for both elementary and middle schools; 21st Century Skills Assessment, providing valid data aligned to ISTE NETS 2007 standards; and Aha!Math and Aha!Science, interactive supplemental science and math for elementary and middle school students. For more information, please visit www.learning.com or call 800-580-4640.