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Shark Attack – Robotics Open House

Shark Attack-Logo (1)All who are interested in Robotics are invited to tour the Shark Attack Lab, Drive a Robot, and learn more about FRC Team 744 Shark Attack! We would love to see parents, students, mentors, and sponsors join us for this fun and educational Open House!

Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Technology Tip: YouTube Kids—A New Family-Friendly App

February 23, 2015 Posted in: School News Tags: ,

YouTubeKidsWhile research has shown that hours watching traditional television are declining, time spent watching YouTube and other online streaming services is on the rise—especially among children and young adults. Driven by this trend, Google has made good on a promise to provide services for younger children.

YouTube Kids has four main sections—Shows, Music, Learning and Explore. The app gives users access to YouTube’s main videos, but YouTube Kids’ results are filtered. Also included are parental controls that allow parents to disable search, limit screen time, and set the maximum volume.

Download YouTube Kids for free on your iOS or Android device.

Social Media Tip: @mentions & #hashtags

February 18, 2015 Posted in: School News Tags: ,

social-media-tipsBoth Twitter and Instagram allow users to use @mentions and #hashtags to link to profiles and posts on similar topics. WA uses @wacad for both Twitter and Instagram. If you include @wacad in something you post, it will create a link back to our profile pages. You can also share posts and images relating to WA by hashtagging them with #walions.

Use hashtags to categorize posts by keyword:

  • Use the hashtag symbol # before a relevant keyword or phrase (no spaces) in your post to categorize them and help others find relevant posts.
  • Clicking on a hashtagged word in any message shows you all other posts with that keyword.
  • Hashtags can occur anywhere in the post—at the beginning, middle or end.
  • Hashtagged words that become very popular can become trending topics on Twitter.

Using hashtags correctly:

  • If you post with a hashtag on a public account, anyone who does a search for that hashtag may find your post
  • Don’t #spam #with #hashtags. Don’t over-tag a single post. (Best practices recommend using no more than 2 hashtags per post.)
  • Use hashtags only on posts relevant to the topic.

What is a mention?

  • A mention is any update that contains “@username” anywhere in the body of the post.
  • If you include more than one person’s name in your post and you use the @username format, all of those people will see the post in their Mentions tab on Twitter.

#ParentChat—This Monday, January 26!

Parent Chat Logo#ParentChat is only a few days away. Parents, please join us on Monday, January 26, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Kennedy Fellowship Hall at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church. This social media and Internet safety event is designed to help equip parents to teach their children use their devices in a safe and responsible manner. Our featured speakers will be Matt McKee and Adam Duckworth. There will be a question and answer session following our speakers and we want to hear from you! Please e-mail your question in regards to social media or Internet safety in advance to Sarah Hajduk at hajduks@wa.edu.

We have created a #ParentChat Facebook page so that you can easily share this event with your friends. The community is also invited to join us for #ParentChat, so please share this free event with your pastor, youth minister and friends who may be interested in learning more about the impact of social media on their children.  

For more information on the event and our speakers, please visit www.wa.edu/parentchat.  

Join The Facebook Page For The #ParentChat Event On January 26

Parent Chat LogoWe are excited that #ParentChat is coming up on Monday, January 26, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in the Kennedy Fellowship Hall. We have created a #ParentChat Facebook page so that you can easily share this event with your friends. The community is also invited to join us for #ParentChat, so please share this free event with your pastor, youth minister and friends who may be interested in learning more about the impact of social media on their children.  

Please make this event on social media and Internet safety a priority as this is such an important issue that can impact your children’s spiritual formation, intellectual and emotional development, social skills and even their safety. Our featured speakers will be Matt McKee and Adam Duckworth. There will be a Question and Answer session following our speakers and we want to hear from you! Please e-mail your question in regards to social media or Internet safety in advance to Sarah Hajduk at hajduks@wa.eduFor more information on the event and our speakers, please visit www.wa.edu/parentchat.  

Submit Your Questions For #ParentChat On January 26!

Parent Chat LogoWe are excited that #ParentChat is coming up on Monday, January 26, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church Sanctuary. Please make this event on social media and Internet safety a priority as this is such an important issue that can impact your child’s spiritual formation, intellectual and emotional development, social skills and even their safety. Our featured speakers will be Matt McKee and Adam Duckworth. There will be a Question and Answer session following our speakers and we want to hear from you! Please e-mail your question in regards to social media or Internet safety in advance to Sarah Hajduk at hajduks@wa.eduFor more information on the event and our speakers, please visit www.wa.edu/parentchat.  

The community is also invited to join us for #ParentChat, so please share this free event with your pastor, youth minister and friends who may be interested in learning more about the impact of social media on their children.

Save The Date For #ParentChat On January 26

Parent Chat LogoWe are excited to announce an event on social media and Internet safety for all preschool through high school WA parents and guests. You are invited to attend #ParentChat on Monday, January 26, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church Sanctuary. We hope you will consider prioritizing this event on your calendar, as this is such an important issue that can impact your child’s spiritual formation, intellectual and emotional development, social skills and even their safety.

We are excited to have Matt McKee and Adam Duckworth as our featured speakers for #ParentChat. For more information on the event and our speakers, please visit www.wa.edu/parentchat. The community is also invited to join us for #ParentChat, so please share this free event with your pastor, youth minister and friends who may be interested in learning more about the impact of social media on their children. If you have questions or would like further information, contact Sarah Hajduk at 954.771.4615, ext. 2504 or hajduks@wa.edu.