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  • 1. Kid Tools http://www.kidtools.org/
  • 2. What is Kid Tools? <ul><ul><li>The KidTools software is made for children to support their success in school, home, and community. The software provides two programs to help students. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>KidTools helps students with behaviors by targeting behaviors, to change, making behavior plans, following agreements, and self-monitoring. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>KidSkills helps students get organized, learn new information and pass tests, plan to get homework done, and work on projects with other students. </li></ul></ul>
  • 3. Kids Tools <ul><li>Kids tools are organized into groups according to their strategies for encouraging behavior change. They include tools for earning points for appropriate behaviors, making behavior contracts, developing behavior plans, and self-monitoring. </li></ul><ul><li>They include: </li></ul><ul><li>For elementary : ages 7-10 For Intermediate : 11-13 </li></ul><ul><li>Contracts Contracts </li></ul><ul><li>Countoons Monitoring Cards </li></ul><ul><li>Make-a-Plan Planning Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring Cards Point Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Points Cards </li></ul><ul><li>Star Cards </li></ul>
  • 4. Kid Skills <ul><li>KidSkills are organized into groups according to the part of the learning process that they support. They include tools for getting organized, doing homework, learning new information, preparing for tests, and working on individual and group projects. They include: </li></ul><ul><li>For elementary : ages 7-10 For Intermediate : 11-13 </li></ul><ul><li>Doing Home work Doing Homework </li></ul><ul><li>Doing Projects Doing Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Getting Organized Getting Organized </li></ul><ul><li>Learning New Stuff Learning New Stuff </li></ul><ul><li>Organizing Information </li></ul><ul><li>Preparing for tests </li></ul>
  • 5. How it works? <ul><li>This program is friendly for children! </li></ul><ul><li>Children log in with their name </li></ul><ul><li>Goes to a main menu </li></ul><ul><li>Pick one of the four tools </li></ul><ul><li>Fill in information and press print </li></ul><ul><li>Children act as guides through tools and their voices are used to give directions. </li></ul><ul><li>There are multiple ways to start over, see examples, and continue working on entries. </li></ul><ul><li>Entries can be edited </li></ul><ul><li>Picture icons are used for basic choices </li></ul>
  • 6. What does the teacher do? <ul><li>When using this in your classroom for the first time you should: </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce the software tools </li></ul><ul><li>Model/demonstrate </li></ul><ul><li>Provide guided practice </li></ul><ul><li>Provide independent practice </li></ul><ul><li>From there after, teachers can tell students to go to a computer at any point during the day to complete a task on KidTools. </li></ul>

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