Links and Resources

There will a lot we talk about and work on in the library.  I'll try to make frequent blog posts, but I also want to consolidate important links in one place for easy reference.

Research



Book Awards


Coding & Robotics
We will be setting up accounts at many of these sites throughout the year.  Please remind your child to log in first if they want to use them at home.  That way their work will be saved and transferable between home and school.

Scratch programming

Code.org


Wonder Workshop has a variety of fun apps to use with Dash and Dot (robots)

Hopscotch - "learn to code through creative play"
Tickle - we use this to program WeDos, Dash, and BB8

Lego Mindstorms: EV3 - We have a few of these Lego robotics kits in the robotics lab and the older grades will have a chance later in the year to experiment with them.

Lego WeDo - We have several Lego WeDo kits in the robotics lab this year.  Students will get a chance to explore basic programming and STEM concepts with this kits later this year.


Apps
  • iMovie - we use this on the iPads to make awesome videos
  • GarageBand - make music and have fun

Other Sites
Typing Club - All students have login accounts on this site and use them during school to practice typing skills.  Please encourage your child to practice at home as well, remembering to log in first so their progress is documented.

Common Sense Media - this is a great website for evaluating all things media.  They review books, movies, video games, and more.  I love that they give detailed reviews, broken down by categories such as commercialism, sex, language, drugs, and violence.  They also provided a insightful overview of the media, alerting parents to potential scary situations, or situations such as death or divorce that may require further conversation. Common Sense Media also provides a curriculum for online safety and digital citizenship that we will be following closely in the library this year.

Padlet - a fun "message board" style presentation tool

Biblionasium - for finding, reviewing, and sharing your love of books!