On Thursday, December 3, immediately following the Elementary PAC meeting, please join Simon May and Kris Sheehan, our ES Technology Coaches, for another Parent-Technology Connection (PTC) session. We will begin by sharing useful websites for finding and reviewing educational iPad apps. Then, we will guide you through strategies for using and organising your Gmail. You will learn about organizing your email into different viewing options, archiving emails, using labeling as a way to more easily sort your email, adding signatures and any other topics that we have time for during this hour. We will have a number of laptops we can share, but please bring your own if you have one. This session will be most helpful if you have your own gmail account, but we have created practice accounts for those who are not currently using gmail. We are looking forward to seeing you all!
As our third graders begin to look at informational text, one important skill is learning how to search for online information. In this lesson, we talk about different types of searches and how to select keywords when doing an internet search. We talk about the different places where we can get information, including books, online databases, and by searching online. We discuss the benefits of each of these tools for learning. The students then practiced answering specific questions by using keywords to conduct searches as they went on a searching scavenger hunt.
Parent Technology Connection
We really enjoyed connecting with parents at our first Parent Technology Connection (PTC) meeting on Tuesday, November 10th. In this meeting, we started by sharing the tools our students use at the elementary school. Then, parents brainstormed and discussed what their children have learned and what they would like their children to learn regarding technology. Parents also discussed what topics and tools they would like to learn more about this year so that we can better plan for our future meetings. We then looked at how to set up and share a Google Doc and had time to practice so that we can better understand how to use this tool in our busy lives.
Please mark your calendars so you can attend our future PTC meetings this school year. All meetings are from 8:45 to 9:45.
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