Web Resources

The teachers at Dayton Grade School use many forms of technology in the classroom. These include computers, SMART Boards, laptops, and a multitude of handheld devices. Our primary grade students are regularly seen using iPods in their classroom. We also initiated a one-to-one iPad program in our fourth and fifth grade classrooms.

The introduction of these devices has allowed us regular access to web tools. The following list of resources are a few of our favorites:

Google Apps:

A demonstration of Google Apps for Education can be see here.

Member sign on can be found here.

If users would like to explore the new features or learn more about using Google Apps, they may visit learn.googleapps.com. This site provides tutorial videos and instructions for all of the apps we are deploying.

Reading:

Benchmark Literacy: Student, teacher sign-on link for our reading and writing curriculum.

MobyMax A complete supplementary k-8 curriculum. This tool is used to various degrees by our teachers.

www.starfall.com This site is primarily for early readers. We use this site to help students with letter-sound recognition.

http://pbskids.org/games/reading/ This site is full of interactive reading games for kids.

http://pbskids.org/lions/ Similar to the site above. This site is great for early readers. It helps students with letter-sound recognition through games and stories.

http://mathandreadinghelp.org/kids_games/index.html This is an excellent resource for games in reading and math for students of all ability levels.

www.animoto.com Animoto is great video creation tool for students. They can create movie trailers with their own voice and digital pictures.

http://teacher.scholastic.com/tools/
This site provides a multitude of resources for parents and teachers. Some of our favorites are the story starters and flash card generator.

Math:

TenMarks: Adaptive math intervention for grades 2 to 5.

DreamBox Learning: Individualized math intervention program. All students use this program in our math lab. Students practice math skills fit to their level of learning.

Zearn: Individualized video-tutorial math program. This program is used in grades 1 through 5.

PBS Math Games: This is site has a variety of interactive math games for students of all levels.

Additional Resources for Parents:

http://www.corestandards.org/
Teachers view this site, or the app, to review the Common Core State Standards, (CCSS). We use the CCSS to help guide our instruction and student learning targets.

http://www.edutopia.org/
This site is provides information on a variety of research-based instructional techniques.

Additional Resources for Students:

https://clever.com/in/dsd: Instant login to our Clever sites: Khan Academy, Educreation, and Dreambox