Technology At Home

Looking for some ideas for working on Technology at home while school is not in session? Click here!

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Cottage Lane Web Portal

CLICK HERE FOR THE CLASS WEBPAGE!!

The Cottage Lane Web Portal is the page that the students see when they open the internet in the lab and in the school. It contains many of the links to materials which we use in school. Check it out. Click on the Cottage Lane Web Portal in the menu above.

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Nature Photography Contet

Calling all Cottage Laners – join our nature photography contest, today! Click here for all the details.

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Essay Contest for 5th Graders!

Check out this Earth Day Essay Contest for 5th graders from the Rockland County Division of Environmental Resources.  Winners receive a certificate from the County Executive!  

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News Sites for Kids

Looking for kid friendly sites for news?  Try these:

Remember to treat news like any other information you look for on line:

  • Check multiple sites
  • Use sites you trust, first
  • Know the difference between fact and opinion
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Pollinator Plan

Here is a link to the Pollinator Plan.

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Practice Tests

Here is a link to the practice tests for New York State.

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Apps Encourage Children to make Purchases

There are a number of popular apps and games which enable children to use their parents credit cards to make purchases within the program.  Take a look at this New York Times article which describes both the problem, and what parents can do about it:

www.nytimes.com/2019/02/06/technology/personaltech/children-charges-mobile-games.html

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The Importance of Boredom

With all the technology in their lives, today’s children never need to be bored, right? Well it turns out, maybe they do. Parents, the New York Times has a wonderful article on the importance of boredom in children’s lives. It helps push them to be more creative and can help inspire them to be more reflective and better at self regulation. Here is a New York Times piece with the details.

www.nytimes.com/2019/02/02/opinion/sunday/children-bored.html

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DaVinci Resolve in the 5th Grade

5th Graders are creating videos using Ipads and they are editing using DaVinci Resolve on the PC.  Resolve is a professional level video editor that can be downloaded for free on either Windows or Mac.  Here is the link to the downloads page.  The downloads are at the bottom, so don’t forget to scroll down.

https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve/

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Virtual Reality

Would you like to see what virtual reality looks like?  Here is a picture of the DeWint House in Tappan.  Use your mouse to move the picture around.  If you have a VR Viewer and a mobile device, you can click to view the picture in full virtual reality.  Have fun.

 

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Momento360 | View and share your 360 photos and 360 videos, on the web and in VR

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