3rd Grade English/Language ArtsStandards• Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.• Create engaging audio recordings of stories or poems that demonstrate fluid reading at an understandable pace; add visual displays when appropriate to emphasize or enhance certain facts or details. Example using technology to meet this standard: http://goo.gl/0IdoB
4th Grade Literacy StandardWith some guidance and support from adults, usetechnology, including the Internet, to produce andpublish writing as well as to interact and collaboratewith others; demonstrate sufficient command ofkeyboarding skills to type a minimum of one page in asingle sitting.
How can I help my child?• Ask Questions: "Did you use your NEOs today?" "What are you doing when you go to the computer lab?"• Limit Screen Time: Set limits for what your child does online. Maybe you wish to limit/disable the web feature for your childs iPod Touch, iPad, etc.• Put the "tech" in full view: At 3rd and 4th grade you should always know when your child is online. If there is a computer in their bedroom, it is more difficult to monitor their online activities.• Create online family time: Skype the cousins, create a family vacation blog, post pictures for family members to see on a photo sharing site -- all are great ways to teach your child online skills and boundaries• Consult with the school: Your childs teacher is your first/best resources, but there are many staff members who can provide additional information