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Educational Programs

Our students utilize many educational programs while in our computer lab.  Listed below are the links to these programs.  Please take a moment to check them out and explore the educational opportunities they offer your children.  

Starfall- www.starfall.com
Starfall.com opened in September of 2002 as a free public service to teach children to read with phonics.  Our systematic phonics approach, in conjunction with phonemic awareness practice, is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL).  Starfall is an educational alternative to other entertainment choices for children.

ABCya- www.abcya.com

ABCya.com is the leader in free educational kids computer games and activities for elementary students to learn on the web.  All children's educational computer activities were created or approved by certified school teachers.  All educational games are free and are modeled from primary grade lessons and enhanced to provide an interactive way for children to learn.  Grade level lessons incorporate areas such as math and language arts while introducing basic computer skills.  Many of the kindergarten and first grade activities are equipped with sound to enhance understanding.  Fun children's holiday activities are available in grade level sections!

Reading Eggs- www.readingeggs.com
Reading Eggs makes learning to read interesting and engaging for kids, with great online reading games and activities.  And it really works!  Children love the games, songs, golden eggs and other rewards which, along with feeling proud of their reading, really motivate children to keep exploring and learning.

The Reading Eggs program has been developed by a highly experienced team of teachers, eductional writers, animators and web developers. The Reading Eggs program focuses on a core reading curriculum of skills and strategies essential for sustained reading success. It completely supports what children learn at school and will help to improve your child’s school results.

Raz-Kids- www.raz-kids.com
Raz-Kids is among the family of Learning A-Z resources providing affordable, online curriculum resources.

In 2004, Raz-Kids launched with the mission to make reading easier and more fun for students. The site began with just a handful of animated audio books and interactive quizzes. Today, hundreds of books engage students with animation and sound effects as they listen to fluent reading, record their own reading for practice, and take quizzes on what they read. Teachers can assess particular reading skills with online assessments. Students earn stars for reading and quiz activity to spend equipping their own Raz Rocket. They also have access to collections of poetry books, song books, and nursery rhymes. New animated books and Spanish eBooks are added regularly to the award-winning site.

Always available via the Web, including through mobile apps for iPad, Kindle Fire, and other Android tablets, more than 1 billion Raz-Kids eBooks have been read in 165+ countries worldwide.

A unique classroom management system gives teachers access to several detailed class and individual student reports so they can monitor students’ reading and comprehension progress. Wherever applicable, language arts correlations to the Common Core State Standards are included for the quizzes. Parent access to their child’s report encourages participation between home and school as students improve their reading skills and advance through reading levels.

Spelling City- www.spellingcity.com
VocabularySpellingCity.com is dedicated to helping students, teachers, parent-teachers, and school systems. VocabularySpellingCity is an award-winning site with ongoing introduction of new features, many based on input from existing users. Our mission: efficient game-based study of literacy skills using any word list.

The site was launched on the web as SpellingCity in 2008 and has grown primarily through word of mouth. SpellingCity immediately went viral and had millions of users in the first year school year when it was really just a spelling practice utility. The site's services and traffic have steadily expanded over the years. In January 2011, SpellingCity became VocabularySpellingCity to reflect the addition of significant vocabulary capabilities. During the 2010-11 school year, the site attracted two million unique visitors per month - over four million visits total, and over 40 million page views monthly. In 2011-12, VocabularySpellingCity enhanced its Teacher Resources and added Writing Practice Activities.

Study Island- www.studyisland.com
Founded in 2000, Study Island, an Edmentum product, helps students in kindergarten through 12th grade master state-specific, grade-level academic standards in a fun and engaging manner. We provide standards-based instructional, practice, assessment, and productivity tools that improve the performance of educators and students via our web-based platforms.

Study Island combines rigorous content that is highly customized to specific state standards in math, reading, writing, science, and social studies with interactive features and games that engage students and reinforce and reward learning achievement. Study Island’s programs enable educators to track student performance in real-time to address individual learning gaps, while allowing administrators to monitor student progress and measure teacher effectiveness.

Our comprehensive online supplemental suite of products uses technology to transform education. All of our programs are designed to create a very user-friendly experience for students and teachers. Built from the ground-up, Study Island’s programs are the most effective, affordable, and easiest to use of their kind.

XtraMath- www.xtramath.org
XtraMath is a free web program that teaches addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts which are critical to success in mathematics.

XtraMath is a Seattle-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to math achievement for all. Our goal is to develop effective, efficient, adaptive and intrinsically rewarding supplemental math activities and make them available for free.

Read Naturally- www.readnaturally.com

At Read Naturally, we pride ourselves on the quality of our materials, our dedicated service to educators, and the success of students who use our products. We believe that curricula should be interesting and appropriate for each and every student, and that materials should be flexible and adaptable for many situations and environments. We believe that teachers understand best the needs of their students, and that teachers should be supported in their efforts through professional development and coaching.

Developing literacy is one of the most important steps toward a successful future. Reading is not only a necessary skill, but also an enjoyable and rewarding practice that enables a lifetime of exploration and discovery. For these reasons, we are dedicated to producing better toolsbetter readers, and brighter futures.

The Read Naturally interventions work because they provide standards-based instruction that accelerates reading performance, as well as carefully designed lessons based on educational research. Studies provide evidence of the effectiveness of Read Naturally's intervention programs.

The Read Naturally Strategy combines the three powerful, research-proven strategies of teacher-modeling, repeated reading, and progress monitoring to create an effective tool that individualizes instruction and improves reading proficiency. Using audio support and tracking their progress, students work with high-interest material at their skill level to improve fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.

MobyMax- www.mobymax.com
MobyMax is the first and only completely integrated curriculum and teacher tools system. MobyMax combines curriculum resources like placement tests, adaptive lessons, progress monitoring, and IEP reporting with teacher tools, such as Clicker (a student response system), Vibes (a behavior management system), Messenger (a communication system), The Wall (a social wall for homework assignments and class communication), and motivational features (badges, games, and contests). The integration of curriculum and teacher tools increases teacher effectiveness while saving you hours each week!

MobyMax is for all students. Moby's adaptive curriculum creates a unique, individualized education plan for each student, allowing gifted students to progress as quickly as they like while simultaneously ensuring that remedial students get the extra instruction they need. You've never experienced differentiation like this in the classroom.

MobyMax finds and fixes missing skills to help students overcome learning disabilities and even surpass their grade level. MobyMax's automatic IEP reporting is a real timesaver for special ed teachers.

With the help of diagnostic placement tests, MobyMax is able to create a unique curriculum for each student. Moby targets areas where students are struggling and doesn't waste time reteaching concepts that students have already mastered. Student data is continually updated as students progress, so you know exactly how each student is performing on all standards in the common core.

The catalyst behind MobyMax's efficiency and effectiveness in the classroom is the Find-Learn-Practice-Review Cycle. MobyMax is able to teach students up to 3 times as fast as other curricula by finding missing skills, teaching those skills with targeted instruction, practicing skills until mastery is demonstrated, and implementing a review cycle to ensure complete retention.

The fastest way to increase test scores is to help students learn missing math and ELA skills. MobyMax quickly reviews areas mastered and targets areas where more practice is needed. Students increase their scores and confidence in just two weeks!

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