Elementary Software and Websites
Supporting Curriculum with Technology K-5
The district provides licensing for many products listed below that support the instructional mission of our K-5 classrooms.
Programs We Use With Instructional Projects:
Office (and now Office 365 for teachers and grades 4 and 5), Pixie (handout from last summer's class attached below), Kidspiration, Word Q (handout attached below) - helps with writing and reading on the computer - great for students and teachers can use it too
Websites We Use:
Typing Palwebsite Reports available - not curriculum based but do you know that you can make texts reflect what they are learning about! AND ,,, this skill will help them be able to complete projects in a more timely fashion. Also - there are changes for 2016-17.
More Tools to use with class
How can these tools support your instructional goals?
NYLearns has the potential to be a very rich resource for us as it will not only grow to hold all of our curriculum maps, but it also links into a deep well of instructional resources, each aligned with standards, to assist in planning meaningful instruction. M. Ward 9/2013
How do you access NYLearns:
Enter web address: nylearns.org
Tied to your AD login, change AD password - NYLearns login changes
lastname space firstname.lastname@example.org (not like email NO underscore and it is pcsd not pittsford)
Curriculum Maps Currently Found in NYLearns (8/2016)
Grade K - Focal Point #1 - Counting and Cardinality, Operations and Algebraic Thinking Pittsford UBD: Math -- Elementary
Whole numbers can be represented, have relationships to one another and can be operated on. Sets can be joined and separated. Numbers will be used to represent quantities and solve quantitative problems. (count objects in a set, create sets for given numerals, compare and order sets and numerals using cardinal and ordinal meaning, model simple joining and separating situations/objects, use written numerals, eventually use equations such as 5+2=7, 7-2=5) Multiple Representations will be used (standard and non-standard) including: manipulatives, verbal language, acting out, modeling a situation, drawing pictures to organize, record and communicate mathematical ideas, see equations but writing not required. Effective Strategies for answering quantitative questions will be chosen, combined and applied.(quickly recognize the number in a small set, count and produce sets of given sizes, count the numbers in combined sets, count the # of objects that remain in a set after some are taken away.)
Examples of Possible Technology: Movies: BrainPop Jr. Math - Addition and Subtraction section - Basic Addition, Counting On, Making Ten, Websites: NCTM illuminations : http://illuminations.nctm.org/Activity.aspx?id=3565 5 Frame and 10 Frame ABC'ya Marble Math http://www.abcya.com/addition.htm http://huneycutt.biz/mathk2/mathk2.html Program: Millie's Math House Templates: K-domino adding, K-number line, K- add to 9, ipads: SlateMath, Number Frames, SplashMath K, or use ipads to have students show work
Grade K - Focal Point #2 - Geometry Pittsford UBD: Math -- Elementary
Grade K - Focal Point #3 - Measurement and Data Pittsford UBD: Math -- Elementary
Grade K/1 - Writing - All-About Pittsford UBD: ELA -- Elementary
Grade K/1 - Writing - How-To Pittsford UBD: ELA -- Elementary
This ELA how-to unit is taught within writing workshop. Students will recall procedures they can do, and lay out the directions for the procedure starting from the beginning and proceeding step-by-step to the end. They will use numbers or transitional words to make the text understandable and will include conventions of the text, such as periods, parentheses and colons. They will reread their text and revise for clarity, sequence and detail, and missing steps. Skills and content are taught as mini-lessons within the writing workshop structure. Students take what they learn in each mini-lesson and try it in their own how-to writing. The classroom teacher confers with students about their writing process.
Examples of Possible Technology: Movies: https://jr.brainpop.com/readingandwriting/writing/howtoessay/ Websites: Templates: 1-Sequence Make Hot Chocolate ipads: use to illustrate how to ... (files attached at bottom of page)
How to build a snowman and How to take care of your cat (complete books attached below)
Grade K/1 - Writing - Personal Narrative Pittsford UBD: ELA -- Elementary
Grade K/1 - Writing - Poetry Pittsford UBD: ELA -- Elementary
Grade 1 - Focal Point #1 - Operations and Algebraic Thinking Pittsford UBD: Math -- Elementary
Grade 1 - Focal Point #2 - Numbers and Operations in Base Ten Pittsford UBD: Math -- Elementary
Grade 1 - Focal Point #3 - Geometry Pittsford UBD: Math -- Elementary
Develop an understanding that geometric shapes have relationships and properties. Plane and solid figures will be composed and decomposed to understand part-whole relationships and properties. (i.e. by putting 2 congruent isosceles triangles together to make a rhombus.) Attributes and properties of geometric shapes will be described and compared. 2-D shapes will be manipulated to develop an initial understanding of congruence and symmetry.
Examples of Possible Technology: Movies: https://jr.brainpop.com/math/geometry/ Websites: http://www.turtlediary.com/game/exploring-shapes.html http://www.abcya.com/shape_match.htm http://www.abcya.com/shape_patterns.htm http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/topic_t_3.html http://www.turtlediary.com/game/matching-shapes.html http://huneycutt.biz/mathk2/mathk2.html Program: Millie's Math House Templates: 1- 2D And 3D Shapes 1-Sort the Shapes ipads: use ipad to photograph shapes and make a book, Pattern Shapes
, file is attached below
Grade 1 - Informational Reading: Learning about our World Pittsford UBD: ELA -- Elementary
Grade 1 - Trickster Tales: A Story, A Story Pittsford UBD: ELA -- Elementary
Grade 1 : Social Studies - Yearlong Overview Pittsford UBD: Social Studies -- Elementary
“My Family and Other Families, Now and Long Ago” is organized around the same five units of study that organize kindergarten Social Studies—Individual Development and Cultural Identity; Civic Ideals and Practices; Geography, Humans, and the Environment; Time, Continuity, and Change; and Economic Systems. These units represent five of the unifying themes of social studies, and may be presented in any order. Students examine families and develop an awareness of cultural diversity within the American culture. Responsible citizenship is introduced, as well as the role of authority in making rules and laws. The students will increase their geography skills through the use of maps and directions. Family history provides the basis for examining sources of information and organizing that information. Economic terminology and principles are introduced in the context of family resources, as well as in making economic decisions.
Grade 1 Science - Investigating Properties of Matter Pittsford UBD: Science -- Elementary
This unit is a bridge between the Kindergarten Senses unit and the 2nd Grade Interacting Matter unit. Students will understand and be able to classify objects using observable characteristics and describe or explain the characteristics used.
Examples of Possible Technology: Movies: 3 movies on Turtle Diary: http://www.turtlediary.com/video/what-is-matter.html Websites: http://www.abcya.com/states_of_matter.htm http://www.turtlediary.com/game/what-is-the-matter.html Templates: 1-Sort these shapes by size, color, shape ipads: Book Creator book on identifying objects based on their properties
Grade 1 Science - Weather Pittsford UBD: Science -- Elementary
This unit is an introduction to weather and how weather affects people. Students will experiment using simple measurement tools. Students will record, interpret, and write about weather.
Examples of Possible Technology: Movies: What is temperature? https://jr.brainpop.com/science/weather/temperature/ What are seasons? https://jr.brainpop.com/science/weather/seasons/ http://www.turtlediary.com/video/seasons.html Video from Planet Earth (beautiful photography, no words - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10Jzw1hjOv4&feature=related Websites: http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/unit/weather-everything-you-need http://pbskids.org/sid/fablab_weathersurprise.html Templates: 1-Weather 1-Seasons 1-Types of Clouds ipads: Book Creator - Book about Weather and Us
Grade 2 - Focal Point #1 - Operations and Algebraic Thinking Pittsford UBD: Math -- Elementary
Grade 2 - Focal Point #2 - Numbers and Operations in Base Ten Pittsford UBD: Math -- Elementary
Grade 2 - Focal Point #3 - Measurement/Data and Geometry Pittsford UBD: Math -- Elementary
Develop an understanding of linear measurement and describe and analyze shapes. Estimate, measure and compute lengths to solve problems. (use a number line, ruler and other measuring tools) Reason with shapes and their attributes: Describe and analyze shapes by examining their sides and angles. Decompose and combine shapes to make other shapes. Formulate survey questions. [use tallies, bar graphs)
Examples of Possible Technology: Movies: BrainPop Jr. Measurement https://jr.brainpop.com/math/measurement/ BrainPop Jr. Geometry https://jr.brainpop.com/math/geometry/ http://www.turtlediary.com/video/solid-shapes.html Websites: http://www.turtlediary.com/game/edges-and-faces.html http://www.turtlediary.com/game/measuring-comparing-lengths.html http://huneycutt.biz/mathk2/mathk2.html has multiple links for Measurement and Geometry Templates: 2-Pet Pictographs , 2-Tangram Chevrons, 2-Meaure Inches ,2-Length on Number Line, 2-Sort the Angles, 2-Build a Sand Castle ipads: Tangram. Pic Collage of shapes based on a particular attribute
Grade 2 - Reading Our World Pittsford UBD: ELA -- Elementary
Grade 2 - The Little Red Hen Pittsford UBD: ELA -- Elementary
Grade 2 - Writing - All-About Pittsford UBD: ELA -- Elementary
This ELA all-about unit is taught within writing workshop. Students will generate ideas for an all-about book by discussing the purpose of the book, collecting ideas, and using conversation to craft and support their topic statement. Skills and content are taught as mini-lessons within the writing workshop structure.
Students take what they learn in each mini-lesson and try it in their own expository writing. The classroom teacher confers with students about their writing process.
Examples of Possible Technology: Movies: https://jr.brainpop.com/readingandwriting/readingskills/readingnonfiction/ Websites: PebbleGo, World Book Kids, websites pre=selected for a particular topic and posted on Websites We Use page (ask ITSS to help identify sites and post for you) Program: Kidspiration, Pixie, Word ipads: Book Creator to make a digital All About book
file attached below
Grade 2 - Writing - Personal Narrative Pittsford UBD: ELA -- Elementary
Grade 2 - Writing - Persuasive (Opinion) Essay Pittsford UBD: ELA -- Elementary
Grade 2 - Writing - Poetry Pittsford UBD: ELA -- Elementary
Grade 2 : Social Studies - Yearlong Overview Pittsford UBD: Social Studies -- Elementary
“My Community and Other Communities” is organized into five units of study—Individual Development and Cultural Identity; Civic Ideals and Practices; Geography, Humans, and the Environment; Time, Continuity, and Change; and Economic Systems. These units represent five of the unifying themes of social studies, and may be presented in any order. Students study their local community and learn about characteristics that define urban, suburban, and rural communities. Democratic principles and participation in government are introduced. Interaction with the environment and changes to the environment and their effects are examined. The concept of change over time and examining cause and effect are introduced. Students will examine the availability of resources and the interdependence within and across communities.
Examples of Possible Technology: Movies: https://jr.brainpop.com/socialstudies/communities/ Websites: Putnam BOCES : http://pnwboces.org/SSELA Will add username and password as soon as we receive this years. Program: Pixie, Kidspiration Templates: 2-RuralUrbanSuburban, 2- Rural or Urban, 2-Needs and Wants
Grade 3 - Determine Importance – Read About Water Pittsford UBD: ELA -- Elementary
Grade 3 - Engage, Connect, Question – Read about Gardening Pittsford UBD: ELA -- Elementary
Grade 3 - Focal Point #1 - Numbers and Operations of Algebra Pittsford UBD: Math -- Elementary
Grade 3 - Focal Point #2 - Numbers and Operations - Fractions Pittsford UBD: Math -- Elementary
Grade 3 - Focal Point #3 - Geometry Pittsford UBD: Math -- Elementary
Grade 3 - Folktales and Cinderella Variations Pittsford UBD: ELA -- Elementary
In this unit, students will be introduced to the folktale genre and Cinderella variants. Students listen to a variety of folktales, chart their main characteristics, and read more folktales looking for the characteristics. Then they look closely at Cinderella variants by listening to read alouds and charting their folktale characteristics. Students read additional Cinderella stories to answer their own questions and chart folktale characteristics.
Examples of Possible Technology: Program: Pixie, Word, Kidspiration, Powerpoint can all be used to compare/contrast variations of folktales Websites: http://www.ala.org/offices/resources/multicultural