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Tech Club

What is Tech Club?

The goal of Technology Club is to prepare our students for the world of Technology by participating in age appropriate activities.Computer skills and technologies are taught through a mix of direct instruction, computers, iPads and non-computer activities.

 

All students learn basic computer skills, typing while emphasizing proper posture, word processing software programs and hardware components.  All of our students are also given instruction in basic coding when we participate yearly in the Hour of Code

Great Websites for Kids!

The Technology Club has created a list of websites that are geared for elementary students. We have either used these sites in Technology Club or screened and found them worthy of our recommendation. In addition to this list, check out the VUSD Web Index at http://vusdweb.vacavilleusd.org/webindex/ and Great Websites for Kids at http://gws.ala.org. If you would like to suggest new sites or report broken links, please email the Tech Club chairs.

Websites Category
www.typingagent.com Typing
www.tvokids.com Games
www.switchzoo.com Art
www.bomomo.com Art
www.colorwithleo.com Art
www.chronozoom.com Awesome!
www.scratch.mit.edu Coding
light-bot.com/hocflash.html Coding
kids.wordsmyth.net Dictionary
www.wordcentral.com Dictionary
www.abcya.com Educational
www.starfall.com Educational
www.literacycenter.net
(for K's and 1st grade)
Educational
www.timeforkids.com Educational
www.sheppardsoftware.com Educational
www.mensaforkids.org Educational
www.funbrain.com Games
www.cookie.com Games
www.funology.com Games
www.drawastickman.com Games
www.fffbi.com Games
www.sfskids.org Music
www.raz-kids.com Reading
www.highlightskids.com Reading, Writing
kids.usa.gov Reference
seriouslyamazing.si.edu Science
www.lawrencehallofscience.org Science
www.sciencebug.org Science
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/ Typing
www.typingclub.com Typing
www.makebeliefscomix.com/Comix/ Writing
  • Practice keyboarding skills with Typing Agent
  • Internet Safety at  Netsmartz.  Tips, videos and suggestions for teaching children internet safety, broken down by age group. (Kindergarten through high school). 
  • FBI Safe Online Surfing:  Internet safety information and games for third grade and up.
  • Student Google Accounts: Information for parents on what level of access each grade level is given, and tips on how to help navigate your student's account. 

Want to Help?

Technology Club needs parents to work with our students in the computer lab once a week.  No more than basic computer experience is required.

Contact the Committee Chairs to find out how you can get involved in Technology Club

Rebecca Locarini

Dan Richardson