One of our fundamental goals in the Tulare City School District is to create a classroom environment utilizing technology that motivates and engages students in order to maximize learning.
We are excited to offer technology upgrades across the district as we continue to support the Common Core California State Standards. Over the next few years, each school site will be equipped with a state-of-the-art Educational Resource Center. In addition, each classroom will be equipped with iPads. These upgrades will allow students and teachers to develop 21st-century literacy skills as they create, communicate, collaborate, and use critical thinking to explore real-world problems through Project Based Learning.
Google Apps for Education
Tulare City School District is proud to be a Google Apps for Education district. Students and teachers in grades K-8 each have a Google account that can be used to access web-based programs that include word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, and more. You can access documents on any device (computer, tablet, and smartphone) that has Internet access.
Common Sense Media
Students in grades K-8 participate in Internet safety curriculum provided by Common Sense Media. These lessons focus on safety and security, digital citizenship, and information literacy. Common Sense Media also offers a variety of resources for parents to help understand the digital world in which we live.
Students in the second grade are using Typing Agent, a web-based keyboarding program, in order to support the Common Core writing standards and their increased use of technology. Typing Agent is accessible both at school and at home. Teachers gave their students the log-in information and students should be able to access their own Typing Agent accounts at home.
Don't forget to bookmark the Tulare Typing Agent page to your computer!
Technology Curriculum Specialist
B.A. Liberal Studies, CSU Fresno
M.A. Curriculum & Instruction, CSU Fresno
Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Technology
An educator since 2005