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Welcome to Instructional Technology!
Welcome to Instructional Technology. During our Hybrid School Model, students will not be coming to the school lab. Instead, students will be practicing their keyboarding skills on TypingClub during their virtual days for 10-15 minutes (3 days a week, 10-15 minute sessions). I am also sending a virtual weekly STEAM challenge.
To access the weekly STEAM Challenges:
3rd-5th Graders can join the Specials Google Classroom with this class code: mytnklj
K-2 Grade students have aceess to a Special's SeeSaw Page
Go to Clever
Scroll down to Extened Links
Click on TypingClub
Sign in with Google
Please make sure that your student comes to school ready to learn everyday. Coming to school ready to learn includes bringing their Chromebook to school fully charged. We appriciate your help with this. If your student is having Chromebook issues, please contact me; email@example.com or 578-5050 ext:2511.
I am so excited to support teachers as they integrate technology into their classrooms in purposeful ways. We want students to create, not consume, while using technology for thinking, sharing, creating & learning.
“Instructional Technology is the study and ethical practice of facilitating learning and improving performance by creating, using, and managing applicable technological processes and resources.” (Idaho Department of Education)
The Blaine County School District prepares students for success in school and beyond. Digital literacy skills are an essential part of this preparation. When integrated in curriculum and instruction, digital literacy skills and tools support the district’s mission to inspire, engage, educate and empower students.
Students will become
- Empowered Learners - Students leverage technology to take an active role in choosing, achieving and demonstrating competency in their learning goals, informed by the learning sciences.
- Digital Citizens - Students recognize the rights, responsibilities and opportunities of living, learning and working in an interconnected digital world, and they act and model in ways that are safe, legal and ethical.
- Constructors of Knowledge - Students critically curate a variety of resources using digital tools to construct knowledge, produce creative artifacts and make meaningful learning experiences for themselves and others
- Innovative Designers - Students use a variety of technologies within a design process to identify and solve problems by creating new, useful or imaginative solutions.
- Computational Thinkers - Students develop and employ strategies for understanding and solving problems in ways that leverage the power of technological methods to develop and test solutions.
- Creative Communicators - Students communicate clearly and express themselves creatively for a variety of purposes using the platforms, tools, styles, formats & digital media appropriate to their goals.
- Global Collaborators - Students use digital tools to broaden their perspectives and enrich their learning by collaborating with others and working effectively in teams locally and globally.
Click on the CODE image for links to coding websites
Practice keyboarding with Learning.com.
- Go to www.blaineschools.org and click on Student Links
- Select Learning.com
- Log in with Google email address and password
- Once students are logged in, they will see a list of assignments, both completed, and not yet started.
- They can repeat a lesson to improve their percentage score or continue on to other lessons.
- Please remember that the goal of “touch typing” is to use the proper fingering, with two hands, and ultimately, to be able to type without looking at the keyboard.