Links for Parents
We’ve attempted to compile the most frequently asked questions about Google for education below with quick tips, guides, and resources to help answer your tech questions.
- How do I access Google Classroom?
- How does my child sign into Google Classroom?
- Where can I see my child’s assignments, missing work, and work that has not been submitted?
- What should we do if a page is not loading in Google Classroom?
- How can we use these tools without WiFi/Internet?
- We have low internet bandwidth. What are some best practices?
- How do we join a meeting using Google Meet?
- How can we access Meet without Wifi?
The Following Programs are available for use at home.
Please see the Library Technology Center for appropriate account codes.
Download the appropriate version at http://www.lexialearning.com/support/lexiareading/license.html
Filtering at Home
Setting Parental Controls
To learn more about staying safe online, visit the following organizations:
The FTC manages OnGuardOnline.gov, which provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry.
GetNetWise — www.getnetwise.org
GetNetWise is a public service sponsored by Internet industry corporations and public interest organizations to help ensure that Internet users have safe, constructive, and educational or entertaining online experiences.
Internet Keep Safe Coalition — www.iKeepSafe.org
iKeepSafe.org, home of Faux Paw the Techno Cat, is a coalition of 49 governors/first spouses, law enforcement, the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and other associations dedicated to helping parents, educators, and caregivers by providing tools and guidelines to teach children the safe and healthy use of technology.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children — www.missingkids.com; www.netsmartz.org
NCMEC is a private, non-profit organization that helps prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation; helps find missing children; and assists victims of child abduction and sexual exploitation, their families, and the professionals who serve them.
National Crime Prevention Council — www.ncpc.org; www.mcgruff.org
The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) is a private, nonprofit organization. Among many crime prevention issues, NCPC addresses Internet Safety with kids and parents through www.mcgruff.org
National Cyber Security Alliance — www.staysafeonline.org
NCSA is a non-profit organization that provides tools and resources to empower home users, small businesses, and schools, colleges, and universities to stay safe online.
staysafe — www.staysafe.org
staysafe.org is an educational site intended to help consumers understand both the positive aspects of the Internet as well as how to manage a variety of safety and security issues that exist online.
Software Options for Parental Controls
Woodbridge School District does not specifically endorse any of the products listed here. The products listed here are for reference only.