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If you are seeking tools to boost or just keep up academic skills, technology resources may be motivating for your children. Here are some optional tools you might like to utilize in order to support your child’s learning. You may also want to check the list of Best Apps recommended by Common Sense Media.

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/app-lists

Resources for Reading

District Book List - Reading at Your Child’s Level

https://goo.gl/8VOEEp

When a child reads at his/her “just right level,” fluency, vocabulary and comprehension soar! We recommend a balance between fiction and nonfiction.

Epic!

https://www.getepic.com/

Digital library of 25,000 books and videos to help kids read, learn and explore their interests. Includes Summer Reading Lists by age and subject. (Note: A summer subscription costs $1)

 National Geographic Kids

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

Learn about the world with articles, games, maps and more!

RAZ Kids Reading  

http://www.kidsa-z.com

Access a leveled library to build fluency and comprehension skills. Please check in with your child's teacher for need login information. Here are the steps to logon

Summer Learning Challenge 2018 at the San Carlos Library

http://summerlearners.org/

Dive into books this summer at the San Carlos Library! Get a free book when you sign up and then another book once they have completed logs. Enter weekly drawings for great prizes. The more you visit, the better your chances to win. One lucky participant will also be eligible to win a $1000 scholarship for college. Visit the website to see all the great prizes you can win!

Time for Kids

http://www.timeforkids.com/

A kid-friendly version of Time Magazine. Short, informational articles about world events.

Resources for Writing

Book Creator

http://www.redjumper.net/bookcreator/

This free iPad app empowers children to create and publish their own e-books! Children take photos and add text to their books, making this a motivating summer journaling tool.

Dance Mat Typing

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z3c6tfr

“You start by learning the home row keys. Each stage builds on previous lessons, introducing new letters as you progress. You’ll soon be touch typing like an expert! At the end of each level you can test your typing speed and get a fun reward.”

Typing Club

https://scsdk8.typingclub.com/

Students log-in using Google accounts. Please ask your child’s teacher if you need another copy.

Resources for Math and Coding

Scratch!

http://scratch.mit.edu/parents/

“Scratch is a programming language and an online community where children can program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation with people from all over the world. As children create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically. Scratch is designed and maintained by the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab.”

XtraMath

http://xtramath.org/

Keep math facts fresh with this free resource that builds fluency and tracks progress. Students who know their facts feel confident in math! Incoming third and fourth graders, this is a great tool for you!

Youcubed Math

http://www.youcubed.org/

Created by Stanford professor and leader in mathematics education, Jo Boaler, this resource provides engaging tools for both kids and parents. Check out the math apps section under “Ideas and Tasks” which emphasizes visual and conceptual problem-solving strategies.

IXL Math

https://www.ixl.com/math/

IXL Math provides problem based questions that include real-world scenarios. Kids can practice specific standards that might need extra help.

Other Free Resources:

ABCya!

www.abcya.com

Free educational computer games and mobile apps with a wide-range of subject areas as well as skill-levels.

NASA’s Climate Kids

https://climatekids.nasa.gov

Articles, activities, and games crafted by NASA in order to teach kids about the Earth and what keeps it going!

NASA’s Solar System Explorer

https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/kids/index.cfm

Interactive map of space with articles, activities, and games included.


Here are links for online resources, listed by teacher. 

Ms. Campbell World Language

Duolingo: https://www.duolingo.com/
Details and Login info for Duolingo:

To login, click on the login button in the top right corner of the homepage. The site will ask for an email and password in order to sign in. Students should enter their complete school email and the password associated with that email to sign-in to their own account. Please feel free to email Ms. Campbell at ccampbell@scsdk8.org with any questions. The site will track their individual progress, reward them for advancing, give new vocabulary challenges when they are ready, and provide additional practice on phrases they have not yet mastered. It is important that they are allowed to make mistakes if they do not yet know some of the material. This is how the program knows which phrases they need to repeat for further practice.

Mrs. Carroll

Code.org: http://code.org/
Front Row Education: https://www.frontrowed.com/
Khan Academy: https://www.khanacademy.org/

Mrs. Mooney