When I first started teaching 29 years ago, being safe and secure meant having fire drills and locking windows and doors at the end of the day. How times have changed! Today, digital privacy and security have been added to the physical safety of schools. Students are becoming increasingly savvy with technology, but they may not always realize how public their online information is. Because of this, educators must learn how to teach their students online security and safety.
WidgetWatchis an online afterschool program created by Fidgits 2 Widgets that leverages students’ interest in technology to keep them learning. With a STEM-based curriculum, WidgetWatch teaches students to tinker, design, and create using emerging digital technologies.