Technology

Notes For Parents

Welcome to technology class!  This class will be attended once per week by all grades.  I am very excited to be teaching computer skills, problem solving, keyboarding, coding, project creation, and even the internal workings of computers this year!  Technology is a wonderful tool for both fun and learning. 

Goals for the Year

Students will be able to generate ideas, research, and use technology tools in successful as well as safe ways.  We will be learning safety with all technology tools, how to use computers, how to code, as well as what is inside a computer and how it works.  Students will not be only users of content, but generators of information and ideas!

About the Teacher

This is my first year with Academy of Dover.  I have been in the Early Childhood field for 14 years. My degree is in Technology in Education which is put to good use as the Technology teacher.  It is exciting to see students open new doors with technology and comforting to know that they will be prepared to work in an increasingly technology based world!  I have created a website that students will use in class and can access at home as well.  Feel free to visit this website yourself to see links to websites and outcomes of projects that occur throughout the year.  

www.protopage.com/mrstoddtech

Homework

Type, Type, Type!  Practice is key!  Anyone can learn to type accurately and quickly, it just takes practice!  

Contact the Teacher

I can be contacted via the school phone number: (302) 674-0684 or email: ada.todd@aod.k12.de.us

Upcoming Tests, Quizzes and Projects

August 24 - September 1:  Welcome to the first technology classes of the year!  This week we will begin by learning how this classroom functions, basic computer use, and what our plans are for the year!

Links

You can reach a web page created for each grade level as well as a parent page that keeps you up to date in the progress of the curriculum for each grade at :  http://www.protopage.com/mrstoddtech#Parents_

Classroom Rules and Expectations

We are looking forward to a great year with Technology at Academy of Dover!  In order to ensure that we have a safe and effective learning environment we have the following guidelines in place.

 

Within the classroom we follow this procedure:

Within the classroom, violation of  rules causes the following consequences (in order of occurrence):

Verbal reminder of the rule.

Verbal warning of second violation.

Modification (change seat, change activity).

Written notice home and other work to complete.

Phone call home.

Referral to office staff.

 

PROCEDURE :  Should a student be off task, choosing to not follow rules, or otherwise impeding the learning of another student they will receive a "stop sign".  Should they receive three stop signs, they will be removed from the activity and will receive a phone call home.  Should a student be intentionally attempting to harm another student, they will be immediately referred to the office.

 

In every class period, students who are on task and following the rules as well as showing effort towards their work will receive a "smiley face".  This can be traded in at the end of the class period for a reward.

Within the classroom, following these rules has rewards.  These include (not in any specific order):

Stickers

Notes home

Phone call home

Free time for a student chosen game.

Royal Jewel Tickets