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KINDERGARTEN AND TECHNOLOGY

No Screen Time At All For Babies Under 2 !

How Young is too Young to start Using Computers in School?
Learn when to start teaching children keyboard skills and touch type instruction.

 

STEM Initiatives and Computer Games that encourage Girls

 

Tech Skills Checklist for Kindergarten:

 

 

  1. Basic Mastery of Concepts
    - Identify basic computer terminology
    - Demonstrate proper care of equipment
    - demonstrate correct use of input devices
  2. Personal and Professional Computer Use
    - Will demonstrate knowledge of basic software operation/navigation (i.e. arrow keys, space bar, mouse, etc.)
    - Will demonstrate use of basic paint and draw program
    - Will be introduced to basic word processing
  3. Applications of Technology
    - Software programs will be used to advance needed grade level skills
    - Software programs relating to the current curriculum will be used
    - Will create simple media using the computer

KEYBOARDING SKILLS START IN KINDERGARTEN

Mouse / Keyboard - What Smaller Hands Need:

  1. A tiny little keyboard has a smaller FOOTPRINT the distance from edge to edge.
    What you want to know is NOT the FOOTPRINT, but the Key Pitch.
  2. KEY PITCH The distance from the center of one key, to the key next to it.
    Standard keyboards have a key pitch of 19 mm. See the key pitch on the keyboard. Also, their FOOTPRINT is smaller than a normal keyboard as a bonus.

DEVELOP KEYBOARDING SKILLS

Safe educational resources to use with children ages 2 through 6

Internet tools for the little kids who are just starting. Use the following sites to work on mouse practice and basic skills:

FREE PRINTABLES AND COLORING BOOKS

GAMES

STORY TIME AND FOLKTALES

MUSIC AND SONGS

ABC's

The Alphabet Song

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PARENTS WITH OLDER CHILDREN

Are you smarter than a fifth-grader?
Take this online quiz and find out. This is the premise of the "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?" Each week, grown-ups who ought to know a few things square off with fifth-graders, who smile sweetly and answer questions and, frequently, help the adults reveal themselves as less knowledgeable.
The Milwaukee Public Schools fifth-grade teachers who came up with questions for this quiz are Kaela Zielinski, who teaches at Cass Street Elementary School, and Liz Schoone, who teaches at Golda Meir School.
  1. What is a hyperbole?
  2. Which chamber of the heart receives blood from the lungs?
  3. Is the equator a line of latitude or longitude?
  4. What is a mixed number?
  5. What organ in the body produces bile?
  6. What kind of a root is a carrot?
  7. Nomadic tribes of American Plains Indians lived in what structures?
  8. What did American Indians of the Northwest coast use to symbolize their clan and tell family stories?
  9. Which is larger: 3/5 or 5/8?
  10. What are the three branches of the United States government?
  11. What are the names of the five Great Lakes?
  12. How many hydrogen atoms are there in a molecule of water?
  13. "You are as strong as an ox." Is this statement a simile or metaphor?
  14. What part of speech is "after": An adverb, conjunction or preposition?
  15. Who invented peanut butter?
  16. How many pints are in 2 gallons?
  17. How many feet are in 9 yards?
  18. What part of speech describes a verb?
  19. What is a proper noun?
  20. What is something found on a plant cell that is not found on an animal cell?

Scroll over the text to find The Answers

1. An exaggeration. Example: "The spider was as big as a house."

2. Left atrium

3. Latitude

4. A whole number with a fraction (Example: 1½)

5. Liver

6. Tap root

7. Tepees

8. Totem poles

9. 5/8 is larger. (3/5 equals 60%, and 5/8 equals 62.5%)

10. Legislative, judicial and executive

11. Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie and Superior (Use the acronym HOMES to remember them).

12. Two - H20

13. Simile (A metaphor would be: "You are an ox.")

14. It can be all three.

15. George Washington Carver

16. 16 pints

17. 27 feet

18. Adverb

19. A specifically named person, place or thing

20. Cell wall, cytoplasm

REPORT CARD So, how'd you do? Find out if you belong at the head of the class.

20 to 16 correct: Congratulations! You are as smart as a fifth-grader.

15 to 12 correct: No genius, but you'll pass.

11 to 8: Hello, summer school!

Less than 8: Errr. Pack up your backpack.

 

SAFETY FIRST - TROUBLE AREAS FOR KIDS & PARENTS

LEARN HOW TO KEEP YOUR CHILD SAFE ON THE INTERNET?

The bottom line is that your kids do NOT have a right to privacy when it comes to internet or computer use, and you as a parent have a right and a responsibility to see to it that they're not getting into anything they shouldn't be getting into. PARENTS -- These things need to be supervised. You won't be able to and can't, keep up with what is going on here. FILTERING SOFTWARE: PRIVACY / FILTERS, Revealing Personal Family Information Online for free gifts. Myths about how children (ages 5-11) navigate through sites. Free email addresses for kids.

SAFE PLACES TO USE WITH OLDER CHILDREN

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