Digital Citizenship and Cyber Safety

It's important for educators and parents to stay current with potential dangers online. Please check out the links below.

Digital Citizenship Information for Elementary Kids

LAUSD's Digital Citizenship Page

A Field Guide to Digital Parenting

www.onguardonline.gov

isafe.org

www.netsmartz.org

Programs Locker

PPT, Word, Excel Viewers [Go]
Acrobat Reader [Go]

Technology

Our Approach

Overland strives to prepare our students for success in the 21st century. Through hands-on experience in our Technology Lab students learn proper keyboarding, word processing, data management using spreadsheets, digital presentation skills, image editing, programming concepts, cloud computing, email and online ethics and safety along with Internet research. Our goal is to produce generations of students capable of maximizing the creative and academic potential of new technologies through a solid working knowledge of those technologies or a level of comfort great enough to allow them to intuitively teach themselves.

Typing

We use Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing for grades 2-5 in the computer lab. Dance Mat Typing is a great free website by the BBC where kindergarten and 1st grade students learn basic keyboarding.

 

Drawing

Sumo Paint

Sumo Paint App

 

Phonics and Reading

Starfall

ABCya!

 

Educational Games

Sheppherd Software

Hoodamath

Coding

There are increasingly more websites where students can learn coding.

Hour of Code Week Activities

Hour of Code Angry Birds and Plants vs. Zombies

Coding Tutorial Activities
(account required)

Scratch

Tynker
(account required)

Google Blockly

Code Academy

Code.org


Visit Planet Bravo's website of engaging lessons for each grade level. 

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Khan Academy
Math, Coding & Everything

Explore the Khan Academy with your child and find video instruction and practice activities for math and a variety of other academic subjects! Students can sign in using their Student Email Addresses by clicking on the Sign in with Google button on the Khan Academy homepage.

Student Google Accounts

LAUSD provides free Google accounts for students, which give them access to Gmail, Google Drive and other Google Apps.

Click here to sign up for an LAUSD Google account.

Click here for instructions on how to sign up.

Click here for the LAUSD Student  Email Login page.

You can also sign in through the Google homepage using your full student email address and password.

Office Applications

Don't Have Microsoft Office at Home?
If you have a Mac, iWork is free.

You can also download and try one of these free applications:

Open Office        Libre Office

Neo Office        Focus Writer

Students Gr 3-5 also have access to Google Docs.