Thompson Tech Tips

A Technology Newsletter for Thompson Families

December 2015

Enchancing Learning Through Technology

The Thompson staff is happy to announce that we will be providing a monthly newsletter full of resources, information, and technology tips. Our goal is to provide new ways to enrich your child's learning through exciting technological opportunities. Below you will find resources and ideas to try at home! These resources will be available on a variety of platforms including: Android, Apple, and desktop/laptop computer.

MyOn Digital Books for All Students

Have you heard about incredible online resource MyOn? All Thompson students have access to this digital library. Books available to them are selected using the student's reading level and their interests. There are are over 60 million books in both Spanish and English waiting to be read! All Thompson students have their log-on information and can access this world of books at anytime! Ask your child about MyOn today!

Visit: https://www.myon.com/

Sumdog: Taking Math to the next level!


Kids love choice and competition, and Sumdog provides both as well as critical math skills practice. They play math-related games against friends, classmates, or students from around the world. Each game is individualized to each child's ability level, so users play against opponents who have the same mathematical skills. Also each game is timed, creating a sense of urgency and excitement and helping kids build speed and increase math-fact fluency. Your child's teacher has created an account for your student with their own log-in and password. Ask your child to show you their Sumdog account today!

Visit: http://www.sumdog.com/

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"Code Stars" - Short Film

Hour of Code

All Thompson students participated in the nationwide Hour of Code. Watch this informational video about why coding is important and what it means to your child's future. Then visit: https://code.org/learn to explore and learn more!