This school year I am teaching Computer Literacy to children in grades K-7. We will be using Dell computers and learning about various programs in Microsoft Office. We will use the Internet for educational purposes and practice keyboarding. In addition, the district has purchased a program called learning.com which provides engaging educational videos that will reinforce Computer Literacy knowledge and keyboarding skills.
All students should practice keyboarding at home during the week. Students in grades 3-7 will create an account for the program typing.com which will keep track of their keyboarding. Other free web sites:
- Typing Typhoon http://www.free-training-tutorial.com/typing-games/typing-tycoon-animals.html
Younger students can use abyca.com
- Typing Rocket Jr.
- Keyboarding Zoo
- Keyboard Climber An additional web site for young students can also be found out tvokids.com. Search for Keyboard Climber.
Try this fun frog typing game. Various levels http://www.freetypinggame.net/play3.asp
Students will have the Computer Literacy once a week.
Various resouces for parents and students can be found on this link
A booklet called Net Cetera, Chatting to Kids about being Online is available in Spanish and English. I have extra copies or you can get this booklet and find other free resources at www.bulkorder.ftx.gov .
Excellent Parent tips on a variety of topics can be found at The New Jersey Education Association. The site will also translate into Spanish.
Brainpop.com and brainpopjr.com are web sites that provide educational videos on various topics including technology. Please contact me for the username and password or let you child know and I will write it down for them.
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at 973- 677-4095. You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I have been working in the Orange Public Schools since 2004 and I have over 20 year of teaching experience in the New Jersey Public School System. I work with students and teachers incorporating technology and the curriculum. I have a Masters in Education with a concentration in Learning Technologies and a Supervisor Certificate. I enjoy spending time with my daughter, Isabella, who was born in Sept. of 2007.
Feel free to contact me at the school. The phone number is 973-677-4095.
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