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Technology Online Activities-
Parent Guide to Google Classroom- Please utilize this Google Classroom link to assist in navigating your students in grades 3-6 with Google Classroom
I encourage parents and students to visit the Learning Links page on the HomePage under Site Shortcuts. This is a fluid list of educational links to assist with online activities.
Below is a list of some programs we use at school and the steps for logging in.
PreK-Kindergarten Programs and login information
Starfall- www.starfall.com (anything on this site is appropriate)
IXL-www.starfall.com practice of letter recognition and consonant sounds
Wixie- Students in Kindergarten can log into www.wixie.com. Login information is your child's first initial, last initial and the letter K. For example John Smith= jsk (lowercase).
Wixie Usernames & Passwords are the same. In rare situations, a number has been added to a username because of duplicate initials and last names. In those instances, if you are having an issue logging in, please contact me for the information.
First-Sixth Grade Programs and login information
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Students who like Minecraft try coding with Minecraft.
They have tweeted the information below...
Students work on Code.org to practice coding skills. code.org or studio.code.org/courses allows the children to create their own courses for free. Students do not need to know their school login, simply have them create a new account to practice coding skills. This is broken down into grade levels beginning with PreK all the way to 12th grade. For primary grades, they will need to use a parent email when creating an account. For children in grades 3 and up they can use their school email. There are hours of coding projects to choose from.
Wixie.com- The login for students are their first name, last initial and their grade. example-John Smith in third grade- JohnS3. Students can create presentations or work on templates. Wixie Usernames & Passwords are the same. In rare situations, a number has been added to a username because of duplicate initials and last names. In those instances, if you are having an issue logging in, please contact me for the information.
Typing skills and simple letter recognition can be practiced using the typing programs listed under the keyboarding sites. Even for Kindergarten students, simple keyboard games can be located on this list.
Unfortunately, students can not continue to work on the group projects they have started in class. The suggestions above are ways for the students to enhance skills while having fun.