Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Tech at Home!

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I know how much kids love their screentime. We have tons of great technology at Oak Grove School that can be used at home that is both fun and educational.

BrainPOP creates animated, curriculum-based content that supports educators and engages students. Hundreds of topics within Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Technology, Arts & Music and Health are all brought to life through short, animated movies and related interactive quizzes and features. BrainPOP EspaƱol provides BrainPOP content in Spanish. All content is aligned to and searchable by state and Common Core standards.
BrainPOP Jr. provides educational movies for K-3 learners and addresses a wide range of grade-appropriate topics. Each animated topic has a movie, leveled quizzes, games, activities, and lesson ideas that develop critical thinking and inquiry skills. All content is read aloud so young students can browse the site on their own. Learning.com has step-by-step online tutorials that covers internet safety, how to use a mouse, keyboarding, and more! Each class is set up with a username and password that leads them to curriculum that is backed by ISTE’s National Technology Standards. While we will be going over a lot of this in library, your children can never have too much exposure to internet safety and keyboarding!
Typingclub.com
is a fantastic free typing website that students can sign in with their google accounts.
Additionally, the library website, oglib.weebly.com has more great websites that students have access to. This website will be updated as the year goes on as Greg Montgomery, OG’s Technology Integrationist, and I find new and interesting websites.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at loliver@wsesu.org. Sincerely, Lexi Oliver Oak Grove Library/Technology/Enrichment loliver@wsesu.org