Technology - Online Learning Resources
Google Apps for Education and Google Docs
Students in the CBE have access to the Google apps for education platform that includes Google Docs. This
platform allows students to collaborate with one another and their teachers. It also has a number of inclusive
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technology options that are helpful for learning. Students will be introduced to voice typing (speech to text) as a
way of representing their learning in content areas.
Grades 3 to 6 students have school and home access to this exciting on-line math environment. Students are
encouraged to hone their math skills by regularly working on Mathletics. Mathletics is a program supported and
paid for by our Richmond School Council. Please ask your child's teacher for the username and password.
We are excited to introduce a new online coding program called RoboGarden.ca. We have been given this unique
learning opportunity with thanks from a Richmond Parent. This learning space allows students to be part of a
growing community of coders using a relatively new coding application. RoboGarden provides integrated
development environments for young learners to empower their ability to innovate and learn computer science
concepts in a very easy, enjoyable way. We anticipate that many students would like to participate and will be
distributing usernames and passwords to students over the coming months. Additionally, we would like to begin a
coding club. Please contact the school if you’re able to be involved.
Grades Kindergarten to Grade 4 students have access to RAZ kids, a levelled reading program that allows
students to practice their reading at home. We recommend that students spend time every night practicing
reading either through digital or printed texts. As a guideline we recommend 10 minutes per grade level per night
for optimal results. RAZ Kids is a program supported and paid for by our Richmond School Council. Please ask
your child's teacher for the teacher ID, username and password.