Mrs. Becki RyderTechnology Integration Coordinator
- Student and Family Links
- Teacher Links
- Remote Teaching Resources
- More Useful Links
- Digital Citizenship
- Go Deeper
Distance learning: I will be adding resources to my Student Links page, so be sure to check that soon.
For families that are struggling with connectivity, the following sites may be able to help:
Check with your current provider, or search Broadband Now for providers in your area.
My site has links to useful websites and online resources we use at Linton Hall, so please check back regularly. Please contact me anytime if you have questions or find broken links.
Everyone should learn programming! If you don’t believe me, listen to why kids to learn programming in this TEDx Talk by MIT Media Lab’s Mitch Resnick, founder and director of MIT’s Lifelong Kindergarten group. For more information on Mitch Resnick’s projects, click here.
Here are some cool sites for learning about programming, robotics and STEM:
Other EDU tools and Teacher links:
Students and Families
Linton Hall School provides many online resources to help our students learn. Check out the USEFUL LINKS tab for even more resources!
Important info for using Chrome when sharing a computer: create multiple profiles!
How to complete an assignment with Kami (for students)
Google Apps (GSuite) for Education for students in 1st-8th Grades
Kami: all students in grades 1-8 should review how to use Kami. It takes a little practice, but it’s a GREAT tool.
Seesaw for preschool-Kindergarten
Clever Portal provides access to many online learning resources. Grades 4-8 can use their Google Apps login (@lintonhall.edu e-mail) to login
Realidades grades 6-8 use the login info provided by Sra. Rubio
IXL grades 1-8 use logins provided by your teacher
Extra Math free practice
Reading and Language Arts
Accelerated Reader and MyON use login info provided by Mrs. Winch to take AR tests
IXL grades 1-8 use logins provided by your teacher
It is very helpful if students practice keyboarding at home to reinforce skills learned in class. Practice proper hand placement and position as we do in class!
Dance mat typing Grades 2-4 use this at school for fun to add some variety to their practice
Typing Web (typing.com) Contact Mrs. Ryder for logins
Touch Develop Grades K-8 use GSuite (@lintonhall.edu) login to access
CODE.org (login info will be provided by LHS)
Google Classroom and Seesaw are the official learning management systems (LMS) for Linton Hall School.
Google Meet is the official video conferencing platform for all faculty and students.
- Click here for Meet expectations
- Click here for step-by-step instructions
- Google Hangouts Meet Guide for Teachers, Students and Parents in 2020
- How to use Hangouts Meet with Google Classroom to prevent students from using Meet without teacher
- Protecting student privacy
The LHS Broadcast YouTube channel is the official site for all teacher-created videos, although links may also be posted to Google Classroom or Seesaw.
All teachers are required to use their LHS (@lintonhall.edu) e-mail, PowerSchool or SchoolMessenger for school communications.
- Classflow: teachers & student should login with their @lintonhall.edu GSuite account.
- Google Jamboard
GSuite PD (pick one or both)
Online teaching resources and tutorials
Use what you know. Explore new tools if you have spare time.
Teach from Home: tutorials on all GSuite products
PD for K-8 Teachers (pick one or both)
Distance learning series: from Google
Distance learning series: from EdTech Team and Acer
Creating video lessons and using the LHS Broadcast YouTube channel:
*NEW Google Classroom resources
Google Slides and Docs
Other tutorials and resources
Reading & Language Arts
Math & Science
Share ideas here *NEW!
Lists from tech coordinator at St. Theresa’s (some are duplicates of what we have on Clever)
MORE Useful Links
There is no shortage to great websites for learning. Check back regularly for useful links! Links will open in a new window. This is a collection of websites that can be used to help assist in learning. They are not endorsed by Linton Hall School, but are provided as suggested “extra” sites. Some may have paid features or require a subscription.
Google Apps training:
GSuite training is open to anyone with an @lintonhall.edu e-mail address, including upper school students.
- Dancemat Typing is a fun typing website.
- Typing Web – typing program provided by LHSPSG funding! We’re using it in 3rd-8th grades to practice keyboarding skills. Contact Mrs. Ryder or Mrs. Winch for login information
- Test your speed
- Free typing lessons at Typing.com
- Keyboard practice geared toward K-5th grades, but fun for everyone on ABCya
- Fun site, younger students love the BBC’s Dance Mat Typing
- Kindergarten mouse practice and keyboard games (TONS of links to other sites) Mrs. Blackburn’s site
FREE Programming tools:
- I highly recommend codecademy.com for learning web programming. With a parent’s permission, students can register for an account (e-mail address required) and work through tutorials. The site is free.
- code.org is a GREAT site for programmers of all ages and all skill levels!
- Another good site for learning many kinds of web programming is W3Schools.com. The site has lots of examples and an interactive interface where you type your code on one side of the screen and see the result on the other side. The site is free, no signup required, but there are a lot of ads on the site.
- Happy Nerds has a great list of programming languages that are EASILY learned by kids. We are currently using Scratch in the technology lab.
- SCRATCH, from MIT, uses building blocks to create computer programs. Lots of tutorials online.
- SiMPLE isn’t as flashy as Scratch, but more like a “traditional” programming language. Programmers create SiMPLE programs (called “listings”) that are processed by the SiMPLE interface.
- Alice, from Carnegie mellon Institute, teaches computer programming in a 3D environment. It uses a drag-and-drop interface similar to Scratch.
- CS2N, the Computer Science Student Network, has wonderful resources for learning all about computer science. Requires an e-mail address or Facebook account to sign up.
- Kids should be makers! DIY.org has awesome projects to make and badges to earn for kids. Requires parent’s permission and e-mail address.
- Another favorite site of mine is Sparkfun. They have lots of kits for sale, but also many fun projects.
- Lilypad sewable electronics is part of Sparkfun’s site.
- Arduino is a programmable circuit board that our 7th and 8th graders enjoyed at Think-A-Bit labs
Online safety for families:
- Common Sense Media
- A Platform for Good .org
- Stay Safe Online
- Stop. Think. Connect
- Safe Kids
- Get Net Wise
FREE Math tools:
Many thanks to EdSurge for their top 5 FREE Math sites!
Computer terms glossary:
Great study and homework site:
Performing research on the web:
Sites just for fun:
- Word clouds
- Create beautiful custom word art with Tagxedo
- Tag Galaxy
- Online graphical dictionary
- Free clip art
More links from around the web
These links do not open in a new window. Hold the CTRL key before clicking to open in a new tab.
Khan-create from Adobe: beautifully extended Khan lessons
Kialo for education: extend discussions in the classroom
Google Data Studio – Laura Tilton’s blog
No registration Web 2.0 by Linda Houle
Control Alt Achieve – Eric Curts
Ditch That Textbook – Matt Miller
Shake Up Learning – Kasey Bell
Creative Ed Tech – Ryan O’Donnell
Teacher Tech – Alice Keeler
SpEd Tech Geek – Pam Hubler
Google Teacher Podcast (Podcast)