Mrs. Becki Ryder
Technology Integration Coordinator

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:

Internet Essentials from Comcast

Verizon Lifeline

Everyone On

Firefly

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:

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Technology Rocks!

 

 

Other EDU tools and Teacher links:

Student Links

Linton Hall School provides many online resources to help their students learn. Please contact Mrs. Ryder for login information.

Please visit my USEFUL LINKS page for more resources!

General Sites

Clever Portal provides access to many online learning resources. Grades 4-8 can use their Google Apps login (@lintonhall.edu e-mail) to login

Google Apps for Education for students in 4th-8th Grades

Digital Citizenship:

Common Sense Media resources are used in Technology Classes to provide instruction on all aspects of digital citizenship and online safety

NetSmartzKids for lower school and preschool (PreK)

NSTeens for upper school

Foreign Language

Realidades grades 5-8 use the login info provided by Sra. Rubio

Language Treks Spanish 4-8 use the login info provided by Sra. Rubio 

Math

Extra Math (login info will be provided by LHS)

Reading and Language Arts

RAZ-Kids grades K-5 use login info provided by Mrs. Ryder & your teacher

Accelerated Reader (available only at Linton Hall School) use login info provided by Mrs. Winch to take AR tests

IXL ELA grades K-8 use logins provided by your teacher

 
 
Linton Hall Scholastic Book Fair ONLINE! Shop for all your favorites

 

Keyboarding practice:

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) Grades 2-8 use the logins provided by Mrs. Ryder, Mrs. Kuehl & Mrs. Winch. TypingWeb is the primary site for keyboarding practice.

Programming:

Touch Develop Grades 4-8 use GAfE (@lintonhall.edu) login to access

CODE.org (login info will be provided by LHS)

Vocabulary:

Basic computer terms – all grades
Parts of a computer – all grades
6th grade technology vocabulary
7th grade technology vocabulary
8th grade technology vocabulary

Internet etiquette and information (upper school):

“Netiquette” quiz
Web whiz quiz

Teacher Links

Discovery Education (science, nature, social studies). Wonderful resources. Subscription provided by LHS. Includes Discovery Streaming. Login with your @lintonhall.edu e-mail.
 
IXL
 
Accelerated Reader and MyON
 
SchoolMessenger
 
PowerSchool
 
EmediaVA with PBS education content:  has terrific resources for teachers. Login with your @lintonhall.edu e-mail.
 
Read, Write, Think:  a FREE site for teachers with lots of resources.
 
Smithsonian Learning Lab: Many resources.
 
PowerMyLearning: has tons of resources built to meet Common Core standards. Teacher sets up classes and gives students access code, students then create their own account. See features HEREContact Becki for more information.  Also available through our Clever Portal.
 
Khan Academy: one of my favorite sites!  It has awesome videos and tutorials on many topics including math, science, and technology. Also available through our Clever Portal.
 
Google Art Project: just a really beautiful site.
 
Digital Citizenship:
 
Common Sense Media: a site for students, parents, and educators. Full of great online safety resources.
 
Storytelling and story writing:
 
Story Jumper: From Tech & Learning: “A fantastic site for creating a digital story by building a story from scratch or choosing one of the story starters. A student can add objects, text, and even upload their own art too.” From Becki: Free to sign up. Lots of sample books. Can print or buy books from the site (hardcover books are expensive, but you can print paper copies.) Teacher creates a login and adds students to the class if you want kids to collaborate online on the book. There is an option to allow access from home as well, so students could work on books for homework. Class-wide collaborative work would be better suited to lab time for now.
 
Math:
 
IXL Math & Vocabulary: provided by LHS for students to use. Great for practicing math facts. Can be difficult to get kids to use – they don’t like how you lose more points for missing than you receive for getting a question correct.
 
AAA Math: an interesting site with lots of options to practice math. Teachers can print out quiz scores to show/check proficiency. Site has some ads.
 
A+ click: would be a good resource for math centers in the classroom. Lots of practice questions for Grades 1-12.
 
Super Kids:  most teachers probably already know about or use this site. Lots of math printables.
 
Free math site list: A list of websites that have math practice (includes links to several sites on the list above.)
 
Education World: has lots of printables.
 
Professional Development:
 
Memrise: an interesting site with free courses on many topics.
 
PBS Teacher line: offers lots of courses. Most are not free.
 
Simple K-12: offers many free webinars. Look for the premium site access on sale (very expensive at regular price.)
 
Teaching HTML and programming:
 
w3 Schools: GREAT courses but lots of ads. Good for anyone wanting to learn coding. Self-paced.
 
Code.org: terrific site. Another personal favorite. Sponsors Hour of Code every year, encouraging all students to write code for at least one hour. Tutorials on many platforms for any age learner.
 
MIT’s app Inventor: Lessons structured for teachers to use. Tutorials for individuals to use. Uses Google Apps e-mail to login. Uses site http://beta.appinventor.mit.edu/ for Mozilla thimble. Requires e-mail address to sign up.
 
Scratch & Tynker  and  all online. Makes programming accessible to all ages. I have used this to teach kids as young as 2nd grade to code. Uses blocks, and provides a natural progression to App Inventor and Lego block programming.
 
Komodo: a very nice standalone editor. Free.
 
Gamemaker studio: a free app with two versions, one for Windows/osX, one for MIPS/mobile export.
 

GAfE training is open to anyone with an @lintonhall.edu e-mail address, including upper school students.

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.

Keyboarding practice:

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.

Maker sites:

  • 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:

FREE Math tools:

Many thanks to EdSurge for their top 5 FREE Math sites!

5. Function Carnival from Desmos
4. SumDog
3. PhotoMath
2. Contraption Maker
1. Teach Me

Computer terms glossary:

Computer terms (upper school)
Computer terms flashcards (all grades)

Great study and homework site:

Fact Monster

Performing research on the web:

Evaluating web sites for research papers
Google Scholar

Sites just for fun:

 

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