Mrs. Becki Ryder

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 concerns.

Free typing lessons at

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

x stem amassador school linton hall - Mrs. Becki Ryder
Technology Rocks!

Other EDU tools and Teacher links:

Useful Links

Check back regularly for useful links! Links will open in a new window.

Google Apps training:

GSuite training is open to anyone with an e-mail address, including upper school students.

Keyboarding practice:

  • 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
  • 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 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.
  • 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! 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:

Scholastic Book Clubs:

Please note that none of these sites are affiliated with or endorsed by Linton Hall School. They are provided as suggestions only for more information for our students and families.

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 ( 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 


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


Touch Develop Grades 4-8 use GAfE ( login to access (login info will be provided by LHS)


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

Links for Linton Hall School teachers and staff

Teachers only – must log in with teacher e-mail (e.g.

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

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