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


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:

Linton Hall School is proud to be an X-STEM Ambassador School

Technology Rocks!

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!

Remote Learning:

Short Google Classroom tutorial | Longer Google Classroom tutorial

Google tech toolkit for families

Google Meet expectations | Google Meet tutorial

Important info for using Chrome when sharing a computer: create multiple profiles!

More Chrome tips and tricks

How to complete an assignment with Kami (for students)

Proper care of Chromebooks

How to UPDATE your Chromebook

General Sites

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 ( e-mail) to login

FACTS Family Portal: calendar lunch ordering, tuition payments, gradebook and assignments

Foreign Language

Que Chevere grades 7-8 use the login info provided by Sra. Rubio


Freckle grades 1-4 & 6 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 or your teacher

AR Bookfinder search for books you like and get rewarded for taking AR tests!

Freckle grades 1-4 & 6 use logins provided by your teacher

Harry Potter at home

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 a fun way to add some variety to typing practice (FREE)

Typing Agent grades 1-4 use logins provided by Mrs. Winch


Programming use logins provided by Mrs. Winch

Teacher Resources

Discovery Education: (science, nature, social studies). Wonderful resources. Subscription provided by LHS. Includes Discovery Streaming. Login with GSuite ( e-mail.
Google Classroom and Seesaw are the official learning management systems (LMS) for Linton Hall School.
GSuite: everything Google! Use the waffle to access Classroom, Docs, and more!
Seesaw: LMS for preschool-Kindergarten.

Seesaw training webinar recording
Seesaw training resources from webinar:
1) Seesaw 101 Slides:
2) Seesaw 101 Participant Handout:


Google Meet is the official video conferencing platform for all faculty and students.
Google Meet: Preschool teachers should use the nickname feature to create Meets. 1-8th Grade teachers should use the create Meet video link from with in Google Classroom. NEVER schedule a meet that includes children through Google Calendar. Always use your LHS GSuite account (
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.
Loom: screen and video recording
Flipgrid how to use for educators: thanks to Mary Alipio!
Kami: amazing training and wonderful accents. Kami is licensed for all teachers as well as students in grades K-8. Login with LHS GSuite account ( Join the Kami Educators Facebook group for more ideas.
All teachers are required to use their LHS ( e-mail, PowerSchool or SchoolMessenger for school communications.
SchoolMessenger: use for class email announcements. Quick video guide here.
PowerSchool: attendance and grading for K-8.
PowerSchool Support: Pearson’s help system for PowerSchool.
IXL: Math & Language Arts practice. Do NOT use the smart score for a grade. Set goal to answer a certain number of questions, NOT a particular percentage. The smart score uses an algorithm that penalizes students for incorrect answers. Refer to this video for how to turn off the timer and hide grade levels – both STRONGLY recommended.
Accelerated Reader and MyON: AR test, STAR, and MyON. Licensed for grades K-8.
Math In Focus: math resources for grades K-5.
Realidades: Spanish practice for grades 6-8.
BrainPOP, BrainPOP Jr., BrainPOP Espanol: all teachers are licensed to use BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. Sign in with “GSuite for Education” and use your LHS account ( Students in grades K-8 can also login with Google. Teachers can also import Google Classroom rosters.
Promethean Classflow: replaces ActivInspire. Completely online. Sign in with Google using your LHS GSuite ( account. Fantastic whiteboard resources.
Online Whiteboards:
Clever Portal: Single sign on (SSO) for many apps.
Bookshare: contact Becki to submit students with qualified reading barrier.
ABCMouse: activities for preschool-2nd grade. Paid subscription option for families.
EmediaVA with PBS education content:  has terrific resources for teachers. Login with your GSuite e-mail.
Read, Write, Think:  a FREE site for teachers with lots of resources.
CK-12: great math and science resources and physics simulations. Completely free.
Smithsonian Learning Lab: many resources to enhance lessons.
PowerMyLearning: tons of resources built to meet Common Core standards. Login with GSuite ( Also available through our Clever Portal.
Khan Academy: awesome videos and tutorials on many topics including math, science, and technology. Also available through our Clever Portal.
K20 Learn: searchable lessons for grades K-12 from the University of Oklahoma. Free and searchable.
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.
IXL: 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.
Education World: has lots of printables.
Professional Development:
Google Training for Teachers: a plethora of courses to help you teach using Google. Includes resources to get certified in the tools you already use.
More great resources for using Google tools to teach: CTRL+ALT+Achieve | Eric Curts| The New EdTech Classroom | Alice Keeler
Follow the Global Google Educators Group (GlobalGEG)! Unbelievable resources on everything teachers need, not just Google. Check out GlobalGEG on YouTube. Join GEG NoVA to connect with local educators.
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.)
Teach from Home: tutorials on all GSuite products

GSuite PD (pick one or both)

Teaching HTML and programming:
w3 Schools: GREAT courses but lots of ads. Good for anyone wanting to learn coding. Self-paced. 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 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.


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:


Google Meet

*NEW Google Classroom resources

6 Google Chrome extensions for teachers


Google Slides and Docs

Other tutorials and resources

Reading & Language Arts

Math & Science

Clever Portal

Share ideas here *NEW!

16 free online resources curated by NWEA

ASCII Alphabet

Lists from tech coordinator at St. Theresa’s (some are duplicates of what we have on Clever)




Even MORE online resources – all subjects

And yes, more! Lots of teaching guidelines and how-tos. Also good for admin planning.

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:

Keyboarding practice:

FREE Programming and Maker sites:

  • I highly recommend 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.
  • is a GREAT site for programmers of all ages and all skill levels!
  • Another good site for learning many kinds of web programming is 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.
  • 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! 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:

Computer terms glossary:

Great study and homework site:

Performing research on the web:

Sites just for fun:


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

Making Sense Blog


More links from around the web

Intended primarily for teachers – extend your knowledge of online learning resources.

Khan-create from Adobe: beautifully extended Khan lessons

Make Wonder virtual robots

Kialo for education: extend discussions in the classroom

VSTE GoOpenVA Workshop in a Box

Blended learning resources to help stop the slide: a great repository of learning resources

Google Takeout how to video

How to create multiple chrome profiles on a shared computer

Bitmoji classroom templates

Virtual learning and classroom set up

Google Data Studio – Laura Tilton’s blog

No registration Web 2.0 by Linda Houle – websites and tools that do not require registration to use!

Slides Carnival | Slides Mania – FREE Google Slides templates

Getting Started w/ Google Slides

Google Edu Training Center for Teachers

Applied Digital Skills – resources for teachers AND students

GCF Learn Free – learn about all of Google’s products

Control Alt Achieve – Eric Curts’ Google Slides resources, plus much more

Ditch That Textbook – Matt Miller’s Google Ideas

Ultimate Guide to Google Slides – Matt Miller’s Google Slides resources and templates, plus much more

Shake Up Learning – Kasey Bell’s technology in the classroom resources

Creative Ed Tech – Ryan O’Donnell has some really fun ideas for classroom activities

Teacher Tech – Alice Keeler never dissapoints!

Meredith Akers – more great teacher resources and ideas

All The Things You Didn’t Know Google Slides Could Do!

5+ Amazingly Creative Ways to Use Google Slides – Patrick Hausamman

App Smashing Google Slides, Screencastify, & Flipgrid

Making Animated .Gifs from Google Slides

Creating Stop Motion Animation with Google Slides

Creating Digital Worksheets

HyperSlides – Lance Yoder

Google Slides w/ Live Charts from Google Forms – perfect for data nerds, or anyone who wants to plus up their data presentation

Winter Magnetic Poetry – a fun activity and extension of Google Slides

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