THOMPSON TECH TIPS

A TECHNOLOGY NEWSLETTER FOR THOMPSON FAMILIES

Just Dance Kids – YouTube.com or YouTube Kids App

Rainy day? Hot day? Have another reason your kiddos cannot get outside to release their energy? Go to www.youtube.com and search Just Dance Kids. There are a lot of really fun, age appropriate songs for them to dance along to and burn off that extra energy! Have a tablet? Checkout the YouTubeKids App for an even safer way to view these videos!

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Teach Me Apps

Want games or Apps that are more geared towards learning? Want an App that will show you what your child IS doing with all of that technology time? For less than $1, you can have your child challenged to his or her level to learn new skills, reinforce skills already learned, and see the results in the parent screen. They earn rewards for correct answers and are motivated to continue learning. Choose from Teach Me Toddler, Teach Me Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, or bundle them together.

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FunBrain

This free website allows your child to reinforce math, reading, and strategy.

http://www.funbrain.com

PBS Kids – You thought it was just for toddlers? NAH!

This website offers free episodes of its educational programming such as Sesame Street, Wild Kratts, Arthur, Sid the Science Kid, and Curious George! While it does appeal to a younger audience by nature, you would be surprised to find how many of your older elementary children will enjoy it as well! There are also educational games to go along with the shows. What sets this site apart from most other learning sites is that it actually offers science content! WOOHOO! Most children LOVE science, but it is so difficult to find quality resources for games and programs for them. Enjoy!!

http://www.pbskids.org

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MyOn Online Reading Resource

Continue to learn and increase your reading level over the summer with MyOn! We know this has been featured in previous Tech Tips but cannot emphasize enough how valuable this is as a resource for helping your child continue their learning over the summer instead of experiencing the typical regression most students experience!

http://www.myon.com

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PebbleGo - research

PebbleGo is a valuable, safe research option for a variety of topics that is provided free from CFBISD. Let your child indulge their curiosity and reinforce their learning worry free!


http://thompson.cfbisd.edu/pages/1006843159143909794/Campus_Contacts/Librarian

Then click on Online Resources under the Links. Then find PebbleGo.

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