Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Interactive Online Lessons and Technology

So you want to use or are now using an online curriculum for your kindergarten age child. Have you made the right decision? Time will tell for sure. In the mean time, let’s explore what makes up a good online interactive curriculum. The first thing that comes to mind is educationally sound interactive lessons. A good online curriculum utilizes technology. Your child should learn to use a keyboard and mouse if they don’t already know how to do so. A good online curriculum integrates lessons in computer skills and applications right into their curriculum. Your child might even learn computer-based word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation skills using interactive lessons. The skills acquired in those lessons should then be practiced through assignments in other subject areas. New skills should not be learned in isolation, but rather they should develop and appreciation of how to apply and expand the new skills they are learning.

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