Last week I had the opportunity to spend two days in Cambridge, MA, at the MIT Sandbox Summit. The theme of the conference was “Pixel the Possibilities, Nurturing kids imaginations in the digital age.”
I was inspired by the talent and expertise of not only the speakers at the conference, but also the attendees. I was also reminded about the responsibility we have as educators in this digital age.
NFPA takes great care in making sure that our children's web site, www.sparky.org, is a safe, age-appropriate and ad-free site. Parents can feel comfortable letting kids explore and learn about fire safety in a safe environment. We also know, that in this ever-growing age of digital learning, teachers are utilizing the Sparky site more and more. Teachers often use the sparky.org site to enhance lessons taught from our Learn Not to Burn curriculum. We want them to feel confident when they send a letter home to parent's encouraging them to go to sparky.org to learn more about fire safety, play a game, or create a home fire escape plan, that they are sending them to a safe site.
We would love to hear from teachers about how they use the Sparky site in their classrooms. And also from parents about using the site at home.