Pinch Elementary School has been recognized by national nonprofit Common Sense as a ‘Common Sense Certified School: Digital Citizenship’ for the 2017-2018 school year. The school demonstrated its commitment to taking a whole-community approach to preparing its students to use digital media to explore, create, connect, and learn, while limiting the dangers that exist online, such as plagiarism, loss of privacy, and cyberbullying.
Pinch has been using Common Sense Education’s resources, which were created in collaboration with Dr. Howard Gardner of the GoodPlay Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The resources teach students, educators, and parents tangible skills related to Internet safety, protecting online reputations and personal privacy, managing online relationships, and respecting creative copyright. The free resources are currently used in more than 100,000 classrooms nationwide.
Pinch Elementary School is the third KCS school to be recognized for the 2017-2018 school year. Sissonville High School was recognized in December and Montrose Elementary was recognized in February. Lakewood, Kenna and Richmond Elementary schools received this national certification for the 2016-2017 school year. Sissonville Middle School, Holz Elementary and Edgewood Elementary all received this certification during the 2015-2016 school year.
For more information about Pinch Elementary, go to http://pinch.kana.k12.wv.us/. To learn more about the criteria schools met to become recognized as a Common Sense School, visit https://www.commonsense.org/education/recognition-schools.