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Primary Online Resources
Internet Safety Resources
Students in grads 3 are using Typingclub for keyboarding.
Here are a some more Free Keyboarding Websites that you can go to for lessons or games.
This has fun typing games that can be leveled and specific keys chosen. There are a lot of ads, but most of the games are good.
This is a fun site with lots of engaging animation. It does not track progress, but you can jump in at any level.
This has lessons that you can register for (for free) and a speed test and typing games.
This is more “down to business”keyboarding site. You can do their lessons, or put in your own text, orfor more advanced and mature users, BBC News topics.
It is a fairly streamlined, though notsuper engaging site. Typing web is an online program that can trackyour level as you go—if you register. You can use it without registeringas well.
This website has a large collection of typing games of all levels and subject matter. Lots of ads for other games.
Direct Keyboarding Resources
This site has links to many different keyboarding
resources (some found above). They are arranged by beginner, intermediate, and advanced.
Primary Online Games
is a great introduction to using two hands on the keyboard. Great for K,
Starfall has been one of the leaders in non-commercial primary phonics and literacy websites. It has many activities geared towards K-2 students. Recently it opened a paid math area as well.
has games dealing with Letters, Numbers, and MORE for grades K-5. Most games are fun and have good value. There are some interesting physics based games (Sugar Sugar) and good sorting/comparing/counting (Fuzzbugs for K) that I highly recommend. Tmac
Over one week, many thousands of students all over the US spent one hour coding, or programming, computers in different formats, Wildwood students get experience coding with GeoLogo, Scratch, Mindstorms, and Lego Education.
Here are a few online resources for coding we will use as well.
With Scratch, developed by MIT, kids of all ages can program 'sprites' to be animated, react to their environment, create their own video games, etc. Lots of fun for all ages!
Games has lots of different opportunities for kids to try different logic and programming adventures.
Hour of Code--Mazes
This site has an introduction to what the Hour of Code is all about as well as fun activities to start thinking about coding.
Internet Safety Resources
As parents and teachers we are charged with the increasinglydifficult task of monitoring our childrens' use of the Internet. TheMassachusetts Aggression Reduction Center is "Providingresearch, education, services and programs to Education, LawEnforcement, and Human Services in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts." Our ongoing efforts this year will focus on anti-bullying policies and procedures which will include cyberbullying.
We have provided some of their pamphlets below.