"We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." - Walt Disney

About me

I began my career in Pitman back in 1999, when I joined the staff at Kindle Elementary School as a resource room teacher. I became the computer teacher at the elementary level since 2014. I travel to each of the three elementary schools, teaching grades K-4th.

If you have any questions, the best way to contact me is to email me at tsiner@pitman.k12.nj.us, as I travel during the week. I will return your email as quickly as I can. I am looking forward to working with your child.

Schedule

Monday- Kindle

Tuesday- Kindle (AM) / Walls (PM)

Wednesday- Memorial (AM) / Walls (PM)

Thursday- Memorial

Friday- Walls

Grade Overviews

Here is a brief description of what your child will be learning this year:

Kindergarten: navigating a computer; using sites to support classroom skills; using a paint program, word processing; internet safety

1st grade: using a computer; keyboarding; word processing; internet safety; coding

2nd grade: keyboarding; building on word processing skills; introduction to spreadsheets; presentations; building coding skills; engineering and problem-based projects; internet research; Google apps

3rd grade: keyboarding; Google apps; using spreadsheets to interpret data; presentations, coding; engineering/problem-based projects; digital citizenship; desktop publishing

4th grade: internet research; coding; collaboration; various projects

Helpful links- as always, please preview the site before allowing your child on the site

Keyboarding

Dance Mat Typing

typing.com


Typing Rocket/Type Rocket Jr.

Keyboard Zoo 2

Jump Key

Keyboard Climber 2


Virtual Field Trips

San Diego Zoo for kids

MoMA- the Museum of Modern Art in NYC

Africam- live cams capturing life around African waterholes (there are ads that may appear before the cam goes live)

Smithsonian Museum of Natural History Virtual Tour


Coding

Code Studio

The Foos- through codespark.org

Made With Code- tends to work best through Chrome browser

Tynker

Scratch


Resources for Parents

Recommended Best Search Engines for Kids- https://www.onlinesafetysite.com/best-search-engine-for-kids

Common Sense Media