Technology Goes Home
How to support your child's learning styles at home
Vol. 3 March 2014
Meeting the Standards in Everyway
Goal #1 - Creativity and Innovation
Goal #2 - Communication and Collaboration
Goal #3 - Research and Information Fluency
Goal #4 - Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
Goal #5 - Digital Citizenship
Goal #6 - Technology Operations and Concepts
Throughout your child(s) three year experience at Crisafulli Elementary I work alongside classroom teachers and special educators to empower your child(ren) in a variety of ways. All learning styles and needs are always taken under consideration when designing projects. Today's monthly newsletter will provide you with some resources of ways you can support your children at home to be a connected learner in a very "technology" connected world.
Support At Home
Apps for Common Core
According to the Google Apps Store description, "Apps for Common Core gives you quick access to all Common Core Standards by grade level while saving you time by suggesting apps that solve those curriculum standards. Teachers and parents will no longer have to search for apps that help their children learn a particular standard."
Based on the sites description, Khan Academy can provide students with an "extensive library of content, including interactive challenges, assessments, and videos from any computer with access to the web."
Recently I found a wonderful "kid friendly" search engine for our students as they embark on developing their researching and information fluency skills. It is called Dinosearch. Why is it kid friendly? From the sites About page, Dinosearch "regularly maintains a keyword and key phrase database which will block adult images, videos and websites from all children's search results. Additionally Google Safe Search technology is set to strict filtering by default which gives extra protection to block adult websites. Children can search for information on the internet safely and securely by using DinoSearch."