The students are continuing to learn and practice their typing skills in order to improve on productivity. In Primary school, we use typing.com, where each student from year 3 upwards has an account. Students practise at their own pace, receive great feedback and keep track of their own progress. Typing.com also generates reports for discussion between the teacher and the student. Here is what Misha said about Typing.com the other day.
I highly recommend that students show commitment towards practising their typing skills for at least 10 minutes a day when ever they can, if they have access to a computer with internet at home. The students will be able to remember their log-on credentials.
Worried about your toddler or young one around technology? Technology is moving into schools and sometimes people think we are doing away with books and writing. This is a big misconception. We blend our learning to include technology and traditional approaches. The idea is to use technology where necessary.
Want to know how to approach technology use at home with your younger children? The Digital Back Pack for Toddlers is a very good resource from the Family Online Safety Institute. It provides tips for good digital parenting and gives ideas on when and how to use technology with children. You can subscribe to FOSI to receive regular updates on digital parenting and online safety.
The Digital Back Pack was compiled by Denise Lisi DeRosa.
I met Kindergarten1 students for the first time this year. I will be working with Kindergarten1 students with technology in their classrooms. Students have some experience with different kinds of technology ranging from tablet to desktop computers. We will be working on familiarising with both types of computers. Last week, students learned to take turns while sorting objects on the ipad.
Kahlil Danai Maramba,