Adam J. Babcock

Viking Video: A Platform for Featuring Student Talent

By Adam J. Babcock

students and supervisor in broadcast control boothFrom our Educator Guest Blogger Series In March of 2016, the Spartanburg community voted to support construction of a new elementary, middle and high school in District Seven. Since then, Spartanburg High School has awaited its new campus. Spanning 177 acres, the new future-ready Spartanburg High School features technologies that deliver on District Seven’s mission: To Inspire and Equip. Starting from the ground-up afforded us new opportunities for teaching and learning. One opportunity newly launched is a student-run video services program, Viking Video. Our new student-run Viking Video...

Parenting Students with School-Assigned Devices

By Adam J. Babcock

Parent observes child using a laptopFrom our Educator Guest Blogger Series As school districts roll out student-issued devices across the state and country, the new digital access is a blessing for schools. However, many parents are not ready for the parenting that comes with sending a student home with a device. Just because the school issues the device does not mean that parents should back down from providing expectations and consequences for the new device in the house. Set Expectations Many parenting and medical organizations suggest coming up with a sort of contract for any device use at home. Use the questions and...