We use the internet daily, making good use of the many free sites that offer educational activities to reinforce many of the skills being taught in the classroom. Naturally, we use the internet for research projects and quite often use the ever popular Microsoft Office software (Word, PowerPoint and Excel) to create a finished product.
Our students from grades three through six use the software "Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing" to learn the touch typing method. From the first lesson that introduces home row through lessons offered via dictation, the children use keyboard shields that prohibit them from peeking at the keys! It isn't easy at first, but we've sent several 6th graders to the Junior High typing over 30 words per minute!
For your benefit/convenience, the Tully Central School District provides students with memberships to the online resources listed below. This membership allows students to use these resources both in school and at home. Click on the addresses below to visit them now!
http://brainpop.com/Science/Math/Language Arts/Social Studies
This subscription allows your child to use the BrainPOP or BrainPOP, Jr. site from home until 5:30 p.m. on school days. Obtain the User Name and Password from Mrs. Naples or your classroom teacher