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Welcome to the Alum Rock Educational Technology Menu!

 

Click on the header above to access your one-stop shop for programs that can be used to differentiate, personalize, support, assess, and engage students in whole or small group settings. Check back often as new platforms will arise and old favorites will go the way of the dinosaur...Please note that some of these apps are free, and others are freemium. You are encouraged to try things out and have a conversation with your administrator if you'd like to move ahead with a paid account.

Please forward on new apps and platforms that you'd like to see included to jason.sorich@arusd.org.

Google Good Stuff

Here you will find useful information designed to help you implement GAFE to support teaching and learning.


GAFE resource books:

 

Here you will find useful information designed to help you implement GAFE to support teaching and learning.


GAFE resource books:

 

Nearpod Essentials

Nearpod is here! Peruse this site to learn more about how to enhance your student engagement using this powerful tool. 

  • Teacher Login:
    • Go to nearpod.com
    • Click login button at the top right corner
    • Sign in with google
  • Student Login:
    • Go to nearpod.com/student
    • Enter session code provided by teacher

 

Nearpod is here! Peruse this site to learn more about how to enhance your student engagement using this powerful tool. Valuable resources are linked below.

  • Teacher Login:
    • Go to nearpod.com
    • Click login button at the top right corner
    • Sign in with google
  • Student Login:
    • Go to nearpod.com
    • Enter session code provided by teacher

Teacher Resources:


Curriculum Connections:

  • Benchmark Integration
    • The Benchmark Integration provides a scope and sequence for Nearpod aligned lessons in grades K-5, that correspond to the grade level themes, and includes connections to appropriate digital citizenship lessons. 

Digital Citizenship

 

"Digital citizenship is character education in a networked world."

---Media Smarts: http:mediasmarts.ca/digital-media-literacy-fundamentals/digital-literacy-fundamentals

 

Here you will find resources and links to be used with students and parents to support your digital responsibility instruction.


For use with students:

The Nearpod scope and sequence overview includes recommended grade level spans as well as the number of related lessons.

  • Nearpod Scope & Sequence (Common sense media lessons)
    • Keyboarding Lessons
      • Home Row (10 lessons)
      • Top Row (13 lessons)
      • Bottom Row (12 lessons)
      • Shift Keys (3 lessons)
      • Punctuation (7 lessons)
      • Symbols (7 lessons)
      • Numbers (13 lessons)
    • Grades K-2 
      • Digital Citizenship (22 lessons)
      • Evaluating Media (7 lessons)
      • Technology Applications (9 lessons)
      • Coding (8 lessons)
    • Grades 3-5 
      • Digital Citizenship (18 lessons)
      • Evaluating Media (8 lessons)
      • Technology Applications (22 lessons)
      • Coding (21 lessons)
    • Grades 6-8​​​​​​​
      • Digital Citizenship (18 lessons)
      • Evaluating Media (8 lessons)
      • Social Media (8 lessons)
      • ​​​​​​​Technology Applications (33 lessons)
      • Coding (21 lessons)

 

  • Google Interland- Interactive game for students to reinforce their understanding of digital citizenship components.

For parents and families:

  • Netsmartz-Tools and resources to support families navigate their digital reality, including animations, videos, tip sheets, and blogs.