Friday, October 5, 2007


We have begun using EasyTech at school. It's a web-based program from that uses self-paced, interactive, tutorial-type lessons to support teachers in providing students with 21st century technology literacy skills. EasyTech is fun and provides immediate feedback to students and is available to registered users from any computer that is connected to the Internet. The Spring Trail P.T.O. has generously provided funding for this program for the second year in a row.
THANKS P.T.O. for your support.
Our students can access EasyTech from school or home. They can even access it from the local library. Please watch the following brief video on what your child needs to do to log in. I will add activities as I see children are making their way through the lessons. Please keep in mind that they must complete one lesson before they can go on to the next lesson. If they reach the "certificate page" they should have a perfect score before they are allowed to print their certificate.....18/18 or 12/12, etc.). Please supervise your child as he/she works through the lessons, but do not fall to the temptation to do the lesson for them. If your child completes all the assignments before I have a chance to load new ones, feel free to have him/her repeat previously assigned lessons. Remember the more they practice, the better they get. Thanks again to the P.T.O for providing this valuable resource to our students.


Marnie Thomas said...

Did you know you are famous in New Zealand now? Your blog was showcased to about 1200 delegates at the Ulearn07 conference in Auckland. Well done!

Richard Schroeder said...

Great Job. You already were famous in Carol Stream. Now the Spring Trail Kindergarten Class is famous around the world!!!

Debra Dimke said...

Mrs. Blakely,

You have greatly contributed to the wonderful work of kindergarten teachers in U-46! Please continue to share the quality learning of our students and our teachers. It is important that we learn from others who equally value strong kindergarten programs.

Anonymous said...

Goosebumps doesn't even describe it! We are all connected, aren't we? Watch the Courier News on Monday for a front page article about the curriculum being intranet and the Early Learners Blog!

Pamela Hines said...


I am so proud of you. This is great. I am going to be sure to share this with the church's school. Again I am proud of you (and not just because I am your sister). Keep up the good work.

Pam Hines

Anonymous said...

Cindy, keep up the good work, no doubt that you could become the Teacher of the year in Illinois, perhaps the USA. God knows that your Kindergardeners need your expertise.

Your Brother In Law
Addison Thomas Hines