Topics: Parent engagement, Digital citizenship, Cyberbullying
Audience: Students Ages 5 to 7(read To), curriculum specialists, educators (k-3), parents
The titles in the Piano and Laylee Learning Adventures Series are resources for educators and parents wanting to introduce digital citizenship concepts to children aged 5–9. Designed to be read to and shared with early readers, the books follow the adventures of two adorable puppies who learn how to be safe and responsible using technology. These stories are perfect for classroom lessons on digital citizenship or for starting conversations at home. Charming, full-color illustrations help children grasp even the more difficult concepts.
Piano and Laylee encounter the neighborhood bully, Lady, while outside riding their scooter and then a cyberbully inside while playing a game online. Piano’s dad, Mr. Dachshund, helps them understand that they should deal with bullies online just like they do any other time—tell a trusted adult.
This series was originally published by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) in 2011. As a result of a change in mission, they will not be re-printing the series and have very kindly transferred full rights and privileges for the series to me, the author. I very much appreciate everything ISTE has done to help facilitate both the initial printing and the transfer of rights.
Features: Teachable moments that help young learners understand safety and ethical issues around technology use at home and at school, digital citizenship topics that provide clarity and allow for expanded discussion; charming, full-color illustrations