Saturday, January 21, 2012


Technology is here to stay. Don’t you wish you had been given the opportunities your child takes for granted today? Most adults over 35 or 40 were not blessed to be able to learn about computers and such back in the day. Kids of today, even kindergarten age kids, are introduced to technology at an early age and taught how to use it. Most good online curriculum resources integrate technology into their curriculum in order to prepare your student for 21st century work and learning environments. Technology can help to motivate students and engage students in ways that other educational tools cannot. Technology isn't just computers and computer programs. Digital cameras, projectors, scanners and "Leap Frog"-type systems are also ways to incorporate technology into kindergarten. The following list describes the most common technology skills that are taught at the kindergarten level.
  • Keyboard and mouse basics
  • Parts of a computer
  • Introduction to word processing
  • Beginning graphics skills
  • Beginning keyboarding

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Math Games

School can and should include games. Games? Are you sure about that? Isn’t school supposed to be serious? Yes and no. Kindergarten kids need time to play games--games played online and outside during recess or physical activity class are necessary and most beneficial to the learning process. So the answer is yes, school is serious, but no, kids of this age range especially, do not need to be totally serious all day long, even in school.

Learning math can be fun with game-based math practices, which are specifically designed to improve learning while developing higher level problem-solving and reasoning skills. Engaging and interactive, web-delivered supplemental math practice supports your child's core math instruction. Rich, multi-sensory, game-based activities will help to improve learning. Because the activities are fun, they motivate your child to extend their time in math practice. Virtual characters encourage students with multiple levels of feedback and instructional support. So go ahead and play games today during your school time. You child will thank you!