Technology

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The Lower School Technology Lab is a place to learn about technology and to use technology to further our learning. Technology is integrated into the classroom experience using 1-to-1 iPads in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade. Kindergarten and 1st grade have classroom sets that they share with partners. 

Our goal when using any form of technology with students is that it enhance the learning experience and that it offers news ways to communicate, collaborate, and create. We use SmartBoards or Epson Brightlink Whiteboards in all classrooms both for teaching and as an interactive experience for the students. Learning to use digital still and video cameras and work with images is an important component of the program.

Just-in-Time Digital Citizenship lessons take place throughout the year. Our goal is to look ahead to what might be potential concerns before activities are introduced and hold discussions or create active learning experiences around those issues in advance of the lessons. This sets up a cultures of responsible use, respect for classmates, and a continuous awareness of the positive (or negative) role technology can play in our lives.


 

Student Links and Activities

2nd Grade Links:

Field to Plate Guide 

Chesapeake Flow Path 

Research:

Tribe Official Pages

When you visit an official tribe home page, please keep in mind that it is designed mainly to serve the people who belong to that nation.  It is a very powerful experience to navigate a home page and see the people today, with their government, social services, education initiatives, social gatherings, business enterprises, etc.  Many official pages also include some historical and cultural information for the general public.

Go to this site just for the photos and captions-life today

http://www.whitehouse.gov/nativeamericans

National Museum of the American Indian (shows artifacts in the collection)

http://nmai.si.edu/searchcollections/peoplescultures.aspx

Tribes list

When you click on the tribe’s name, you get a long list of resources worth exploring, such as illustrated vocabulary, translation of children’s books, maps, recipes, etc.  The “Ad Choices” buttons are commercial sponsors, and not necessarily good sources.

http://www.native-languages.org/home.htm

http://www.500nations.com/500_Tribes.asp

CHEROKEE

Official Page of the Cherokee Nation

http://www.cherokee.org/AboutTheNation.aspx

Official Page of the Eastern Band of Cherokee

http://nc-cherokee.com/historyculture/

Cherokee, North Carolina

http://visitcherokeenc.com/the-people/

Cherokee Facts for Kids  (written by a Cherokee tribe member)

http://www.bigorrin.org/cherokee_kids.htm

http://www.ducksters.com/history/native_american_cherokee.php

SIOUX

Official Page of two Sioux Nations

            Standing Rock

            http://www.standingrock.org/history/

            http://www.standingrocktourism.com/history/index.asp (find Sakakawea!)

            Cheyenne River

            http://www.sioux.org/index.php/main/inner/sioux/our_story_our_culture

            http://www.nativediscovery.org/history.php

 Akta Lakota Museum & Cultural Center

http://aktalakota.stjo.org/site/PageServer?pagename=alm_culture_main

 Sioux Facts for Kids 

http://www.bigorrin.org/sioux_kids.htm

http://www.ducksters.com/history/native_american_sioux_nation.php

HOPI

Official Page of the Hopi Tribe (relevant for present time only)

http://www.hopi-nsn.gov/

Northern Arizona University site

http://www8.nau.edu/~hcpo-p/youth.html

A non-profit that serves the Hopi

http://hopi.org/about-the-hopi/

Hopi Facts for Kids

http://www.bigorrin.org/hopi_kids.htm

http://www.ducksters.com/history/native_americans/pueblo_tribe.php

TLINGIT

Official Page of the Tlingit and Haida Tribes

http://www.ccthita.org/about/overview/index.html

http://www.everyculture.com/multi/Sr-Z/Tlingit.html (no tabs, scroll down until you find a heading related to your topic)

Tlingit Facts for Kids 

http://www.bigorrin.org/tlingit_kids.htm

 

3rd Grade Project:

Safe Search:

Our Vision

The Sidwell Friends School Vision for Technology was developed with the belief that the proper use of technology can add immeasurably to the learning experience of each student, improve student achievement, facilitate teaching and learning, and reinforce the school's commitment to the environment.  We encourage our students to use technology in ways, consistent with the ethical and moral standards of the School and the larger community, that underscore the words contained in the Sidwell Friends School Philosophy. In particular, we believe that the appropriate use of technology can enhance the "rich and rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum," provide ways for our students "to stimulate creative inquiry, intellectual achievement and independent thinking in a world increasingly without borders.