Technology K-5 2015-2016 Welcome Letter
“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today” Malcom X
Dear Families & Students,
I would like to welcome you to a technological year filled with exploration. I look forward to meeting you and your student as we work together to ensure their academic success. Supplies: 1 Composition Notebook with students first & last name, homeroom number, and Technology all written on the outside front cover.
Technology classroom rules:
1. Listen and follow all directions.
2. Remain seated unless you have permission to be out of your seat.
3. Keep your hands off the keyboard and mouse until you are given instructions.
4. Sit quietly until you know what's expected of you.
5. Work quietly and stay on task. Make every effort to do your best.
6. Read the instructions on the computer screen and board before asking for help.
7. Do not alter anything on the desktop or hard drive.
8. Leave your workspace the way you'd like to find it. This means exit all applications, close the server connection, and put any removable media where it belongs. Stand, push in your chair, and gather all your belongings.
9. Respect everyone at all times, keep hands, feet, & objects to yourself.
10. Adhere to any additional rules we may find necessary to add.
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE Standards) are as follows:
1. Creativity and innovation: Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
2. Communication and collaboration: Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning, and contribute to the learning of others.
3. Research and information fluency: Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.
4. Critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making: Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.
5. Digital citizenship: Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior.
6. Technology operations and concepts: Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.
We will work together to explore and expose students to the standards above providing learning opportunities that increase their technological knowledge. Please be mindful of the websites below that your student will use this upcoming school year.
1. Chicago Public Schools Technology: This link is the CPS Technology page.
2. Raz Kids assist students to improve reading skills.
3. ixl Math assist students to improve math skills.
4. Compass Learning is a software that provides students with engaging interactive curriculum.
5. CPS Student Portal allows your student to always be aware of their academic standing.
6. CPS Parent Portal allows the parent to always be aware of your student’s academic standing. You can program it to receive an email or text concerning your student’s grades.
Thank you, Mrs. Gale