Schooling in the Digital World

Welcome to my Tuesday ! I post about school,kids and our local Library I volunteer at.

Today’s Bell Ringer ? School in the digital world. . Has it changed the way you teach ? Yes or No? How much does it impact you?

Technology :

 C ynic would say that technology has done nothing to change education. However, in many ways, technology has profoundly changed education. For one, technology has greatly expanded access to education. … Today, technology enables forms of communication and collaboration undreamt of in the past.

My story :

As a Mom of a kid that went to school virtually through high school it impacted us in a big way. Since all of his classes was taught online and books where e books. As a college student his assignments are on line and lots of his books are on line too.If you have taken an on line college class you have seen the change in education.

But what about younger Kids. Do you do the more classical hands on approach or do you mix in some digital in with your learning ? Our online school does a mix of book with lots of reading and book work as well as online work.

In traditional public school my son as early as Kindergarten had computer time. And has he got a little older he went to computer classes. He was lucky enough to be in a public school that the University help supply the computer labs. But I know that it changes by school budget with pads and computers in classroom.

Computers in the Classroom : Yes or No?

Computers improve classroom learning as long as teachers and students are equipped to reap the full benefits. Internet access allows students to conduct comprehensive research and communicate with other education providers beyond the four walls of the classroom. Computers also run specialized software programs that enable teachers to provide tutoring or personalized instruction for students who need advanced or remedial educational resources.

Some great apps and on line school help :

ABC Mouse

I have never used it but friends love it.

https://www.abcmouse.com/abt/homepage?8a08850bc2=T3511464195.1566307770.648

More than 850 Lessons Across 10 Levels

The Step-by-Step Learning Path presents the full ABCmouse.com curriculum in a carefully designed program of more than 850 lessons in ten levels. As your child completes each lesson, he or she is guided to the next one and is motivated to continue learning by ABCmouse.com’s Tickets and Rewards System. ( Free trail then its a paid service)

IXL Learning

IXL | Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Spanish
https://www.ixl.com/

IXL is the world’s most popular subscription-based learning site for K–12. Used by over 7 million students, IXL provides personalized learning in more than 8000 … ( paid subscription)

Math Playground : https://www.mathplayground.com

Basic learning is free but there is also a subscription service. Free, online math games and more at MathPlayground.com! Problem solving, logic games and number puzzles kids love to play.

You Tube for Kids : https://www.youtube.com/kids

But regular works just fine. Need help in Science – you tube it. History ? Magic School Bus !

Spelling City https://www.spellingcity.com

Improve knowledge of vocabulary words with spelling practice from Vocabulary Spelling City. Our engaging phonics games for kids help students become … better.

Kahn Academy https://www.khanacademy.org

Learn this name it has everything from reading ,writing ,math and beyond.

Our mission is to provide a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere.

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