Why take learning outdoors:  Children at a young age naturally have an eagerness to explore the world around them.  It is not hard to imagine young children collecting rocks, sticks, leaves and even bugs out on a walk or in the yard.  Exposing children to the outdoors and nature can increase the opportunity for them to learn through experiencing nature ...

What is Read and Write:  Read and Write is a literacy software with tools designed for reading, writing, study and research support.  Read and Write for Google is a toolbar that works with PC-Microsoft, Mac-Apple (including Ipads), and Chromebooks to provide a little extra help and support for students.  Working with documents and the web can be challenging for all students, especially ...

Khan Academy offers free video lessons and tutorials along with interactive exercises in math, science and humanities from kindergarten through the early years of post secondary education.  Students can use activities, exercises, quizzes, and instructional videos to learn and master a variety of skills.  Khan Academy courses are offered in more than 40 languages and students are provided instant feedback while participating in ...

Google Meet is an online video conferencing app available through Google and Google Suite.  Google Meet is built into Gmail and Google Calendar making it a simple way to access others to collaborate.  Google Meet can be accessed through the desktop on your home computer, through an app on your mobile device and through telephone access.  Google Meet allows users ...

Although research suggests that print books are the best way to go when reading with young children (Klass, 2019), we recognize that access to print books may be limited during the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers out of the University of Michigan, reported that when reading print books there is increased conversation between parent and child, as well as increased connection that ...

What is Google Classroom? Google Classroom is a free web service or app developed by Google for schools.  The primary purpose of Google Classroom is to facilitate paperless communication between teachers and students.  Google Classroom allows teachers to share files, create assignments, grade assignments and communicate with your students in a paperless way in real time.  Google Classroom has full ...

Immersive Reader is a tool developed by Microsoft, designed to improve online reading for our students who struggle with reading, students with special educational needs as well as ESL learners.  Immersive Reader is a full screen reading tool designed to support students with dyslexia and dysgraphia in the classroom, but is a support for any student who wants to make ...