New resource helps with high school transition
A new online resource is available to help students navigate their online interactions and activities as they transition to high school.
Your Connected Life: A Teen’s Guide to Life Online offers tips and solutions for issues like balancing screen time with school work, managing one’s relationships and reputation online and using the Internet to find the best information on health, hobbies and homework.
Provided by MediaSmarts, a Canadian not-for-profit centre for digital and media literacy, the guide is available in English and French at mediasmarts.ca.
Video contest offers cash prizes
Work Safe Alberta is spreading the word to student videographers to start coming up with ideas for videos that highlight workplace health and safety.
The annual high school video contest provides grants to the winning students’ schools in the amount of $2,000 for first place, $1,500 for second place and $1,000 for third place.
Videos should be no more than two minutes long, and can be created individually or in a team. Videos can include live action, animation, claymation, rap, stop motion, poetry, black and white film, or any other style.
The submission deadline is March 11, 2016. More information and an application form are available on the provincial government’s website at http://work.alberta.ca/occupational-health-safety/3608.html.
Stories and photos wanted
The ATA News is always on the lookout for interesting articles, photos and cartoons. Articles should not exceed 500 words and should be accompanied by a short byline, stating where you work and what you teach. Photos of teachers or students participating in interesting activities are welcome, as are cartoons. Don’t forget to include photo captions. Please note: Receipt of material does not guarantee its publication. Send your submissions to Managing Editor, the ATA News, 11010–142 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 2R1 or submit electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.