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Technology

Quail Run Elementary School provides an enriched learning environment that promotes the use of technology and supplies the resources to integrate technology into the daily educational curriculum of our students, thereby achieving or exceeding the SRVUSD and National Educational Technology Standards.

Our teachers are independent users of technology, utilizing computers and presentation equipment in the teaching process to engage and motivate students to become active participants in their education.

Project-based computer lessons are developed and delivered collaboratively by classroom teachers and technology instructional specialists, focusing on the use of technology as a transparent tool to enhance understanding of core curriculum subject matter for math, science, social studies and language arts.

In the classroom, teachers engage students using projectors and document cameras to deliver instruction enhanced with images, videos and online interactive visuals. 

Students learn to use electronic research tools such as the internet, online library catalog, and subscription based multimedia sites to gather and analyze information. Internet safety and ethical issues are addressed beginning in 1st grade. All students use Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint) as well as other educational software in addition to our on-line curriculum supplements.
 
A staff technology committee meets regularly to continually assess our ever changing technology needs. For all our technology needs (hardware, software, supplies, maintenance costs, subscriptions, replacement of old and failing equipment, etc.) generous parent donations in addition to our Education Fund and Site Council help provide financial support for our program. Together, we provide an environment where students, teachers, administrators, support staff, parents, and our local community work together to ensure a quality academic program supported by the wise and meaningful use of instructional technology.

Learning Links

Fifth Grade:   Symbaloo houses a partial collection of sites we use in our 5th grade classrooms.

Math

Math Review

Houghton Mifflin has fun review and practice games for K-5 math curriculum.

Math Tube

Math Tube has great how-to videos, with examples on many different math topics.

Science

California Science 

The exact Science Curriculum that is taught in SRVUSD, with interactive Chapter/Lesson reviews, with games and other resources. 

Wild Earth TV

Wild Earth TV are live channels where you can watch animals in their own habitat. Very cool, check it out!

 

Bill Nye the Science Guy

Who doesn't enjoy Bill Nye and his informative videos on numerous topics!

National Geographic for Kids

A great resource for kids to read about animals, new discoveries, plants and other cool adventures throughout the world. 

Language Arts

Mad Libs

Mad Libs is a classic Language Arts tool that is now incorporate Online. You can create stories from many different templates and then print them out for fun.

Scholastic Summer Reading

Scholastic Summer Reading is a great resource for kids to track their reading progress, starting April 30th. They offer book lists, expert advice and the winning team gets to donate money to a charity of their choice!

Papunet 

Papunet exercises are a great way for young children who are learning to read, and associate words with their actual object. There are also puzzles, dominoes and sudokus. 

Typing

Power Typing

Power Typing is a comprehensive resource that incorporates practice lessons, games, tests and will also track your progress. 

Other Resources

Fact Monster

Fact Monster will keep any child busy for hours. There are fun facts, interesting ideas and games to play. Have fun!