Heather Student Technology

Welcome students and family to Heather Elementary technology site! We will be using exciting technology tools throughout the school year. Technology will be used to streamline learning, to encourage collaboration, and to problem solve in a 21st century classroom. In the beginning of the year, families signed Technology Usage release forms including 1) Student Acceptable Use of Technology Agreement for the San Carlos School District (SCSD) and 2) Digital Citizenship Agreement. With permission and signed consent, our district created google accounts for students. This account will be used solely for school projects and assignment from Kindergarten to 8th grade while attending schools in SCSD.

Digital Citizenship Contract for K-2

Digital Citizenship Contract for 2-3

Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship lessons from "Common Sense Media" will be incorporated throughout the year to teach students to be safe, responsible and respectful. This site provides helpful information and fun activities for students.

One Stop Site for Apps/Sites Used

Heather students will be using the clever site as a portal for apps used in the classroom. School google accounts are used to login to clever. This site will help the district, school and teachers to monitor student usage, progress, and privacy.

Clever Apps

Once signed on, students can click on any education app from school and home to practice math, typing, reading, coding, etc. Please note that not apps are being used by every classroom, since it may not be grade level content (i.e. Typing Club may not be applicable for Kindergartners). Please ask the teacher for apps used in the classroom.

The district is diligently working on adding more apps to Clever, including "Reflex math," "Raz-kids," and "Freckle."

Privacy

Student google accounts are used only for sites that are certified to keep student information safe. iKeepSafe and external agreements have been established with sites where student google accounts are used.**

**There are great sites that may not yet be certified. For these sites, teachers create accounts using imaginary names to protect student information. Please use google accounts for apps specified to do so.


Education Apps/Websites used at Heather

Not all teachers use every app/sites listed below. Some apps are found in Clever, where students may login using their google accounts. Other apps require teacher created accounts to login. Finally, there are apps that do not require a login. Feel free to explore, and ask your teacher for specific account information. Do not login with google accounts unless they are are specified.

Reading A-Z

Login with Google (Clever)

Reading: Grades K-2

Freckle

Use teacher created account

Math: Grades 1-4

Newsela

Login with Google (Clever)

Reading: Grades 3-4

Typing Club

Login with Google (Clever)

Typing: Grades 2-4

Brian Pop

Login with Google (Clever)

Reading: Grades 2-4

Brain Pop Jr.

Login with Google (Clever)

Reading: Grades TK-2

Spelling City

Login with Google (Clever)

Spelling: Grades 3-4

Epic!

Use teacher created account

Reading: Grades TK-1

Starfall

Login not needed

Reading/Math: Grades TK-1

Splash Math

Use teacher created account

Math: Grades 1-2

Learning Chocolate

Login not needed

English Learners

National Geographic Kids

Login no needed

Reading: Grades K-4

Khan Academy

Login with Google (Clever)

Grades 1-4

Sheppard Sofware

Login not needed

Grades TK-1

Alexandria Library

School Wifi needed

Library: Grades 1-4

Math Games

Login not needed

Math: Grades 1-4

SMCOE Learn

Use teacher created account

Grades 3-4

Mr. Nussbaum

Login not needed

STEM: Grades TK-2

Create and Learn

Login needed

STEM 2-4

Math Playground

Login not needed

Math: Grades TK-4

Hour of Code

Login with Google (Clever)

Coding: Grades 1-4

Tynker

Use teacher created account

Coding: Grades K-4

Kodable

Use teacher created account

Coding: Grades K-4

Reflex Math

Login with Google (Clever)

Math: Grades 1-4

Moma Interactive

Login not needed

Design/Art: Grades TK-1

Studies Weekly

Use teacher created account

Social Studies: Grades 1-4

ABC Ya

Login not needed

Reading: Grades TK-1

Word Cloud (ABCya)

Login not needed

Grades TK-2

Brittanica School

School Wifi needed

Research: Grades K-4

Highlights Kids

Login not needed

Reading: Grades TK-1

San Diego Kids

Login not needed

Science: Grades TK-2

PBS Kids

Login not needed

Grades TK-1

Nasa

Login not needed

Reading/Science: Grades 2-4

Interland

Login not needed

Digital Citizenship: Grades 1-4

Prodigy

Use teacher created account

Math: Grades 2-4

Dogo News

Login not needed

Grades K-4

Canadian National Geographic

Login not needed

Reading/Science: Grades 2-4

App Inventor

Use teacher created account

STEM: Grades 3-4

Curiosity Machine

Use teacher created account

STEM: Grades 3-4

Sketch Pad

Login not needed

Art: Grades K-4

Reference: 1) Common Sense Media (2019) Retrieved from https://www.commonsensemedia.org/2) Technology in Education: Privacy and Progress (2014) Retrieved from https://www.ed.gov/news/speeches/technology-education-privacy-and-progress3) Students and teacher need to credit sites that provide information for a project (Lakhan, S., & Khurana, M. (2008). Intellectual property, copyright, and fair use in education Academic Leadership (15337812), 6(4), 1.)4) California Education Technology Blueprint, retrieved from https://www.cde.ca.gov/eo/in/edtechbi.asp, (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. 20195) ISTE Standards for Students, retrieved from http://www.iste.org/standards/for-students#startstandards (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., 2019