Academic Online Resources
TypingQuest accounts are assigned starting at the start of the Grade 2. If you need assistance, please email Helpdesk.
- Go to the TypingQuest web site.
- Login with your regular username (first name and first initial of your last name, e.g. tracya) and your Windows password (what you use to log in to your computer). Special passwords are assigned during the summer. If you do not know yours, please email Helpdesk
- Some tips:
- Always complete a lesson. If the timer says the lesson will take five minutes to complete, keep working until the computer tells you that you are finished. If you stop halfway (by clicking the Next or Cancel button) you will not get credit for the work you have done. Watch your time closely to make sure you can finish a lesson!
- Sign out when you are done.
- Focus on keeping your fingers on home row as we get started rather than to worry about speed. As you train your fingers to stay on home row, your speed will steadily improve.
- Create a link to TypingQuest in your Favorites so you can access it easily and don’t have to find the link on this page each time. Once you are logged in, create the favorite (or bookmark, depending on the browser you use) and you won’t have to worry about the URL again!
Remember: You are training your fingers to hit a certain key when your eye sees a letter, just like an athlete trains to perform a task. The only way to accomplish this is to practice, practice, practice!
If you have completed the TypingQuest exercises and want more practice, try Dance Mat typing.
Designated summer activities are not officially assigned.
Middle School Students, you are welcome to review as you wish though! Your Spanish teachers encourage you to review to keep language fresh!
New Middle Schoolers are encouraged to explore some of the resources below to get used to Spanish. Please explore to familiarize yourself with Spanish as much as you can and have fun along the way.
Students in 6th through 8th Grades have an optional, extra-credit short review packet. You can see the links below. If you would like to complete part or all of this, this is up to you. Let your teacher know in September and give her your work.
All the resources below are available for practice and review. Your Spanish teachers encourage you to review areas covered in class. If you are comfortable with the material, feel very free moving forward!
Oh Noah! is a PBS-created learning website and web-only video series that teaches kids basic Spanish vocabulary in a relaxed, mistakes-allowed way. Noah is a 9-year-old boy visiting his grandma in a community where everyone but him speaks Spanish. He begins to learn the language through trial and error. Kids laugh with and learn from Noah's mistakes and his adventures that follow. The interactive videos, games, and activities on this site encourage kids to try new Spanish words along with Noah.
Rockalingua: https://rockalingua.com/ (Recommended for younger learners)
Rockalingua was created by an elementary Spanish teacher who really knows the needs of language learners. Rocaklingua has engaging songs with different online components to engage students. The videos are appealing to an elementary level audience.
Notes in Spanish: https://www.notesinspanish.com/ (Recommended for 7th and 8th Grade Students)
Notes in Spanish is made by a husband and wife team based in Madrid. Ben is from England and Marina is a Madrileña, and together they offer the next best thing to full immersion. That’s because they use real conversational phrases to talk about real life happenings. The podcasts are accompanied by worksheets and each program starts with a recap of the previous edition. There are editions for beginners, intermediates and advanced Spanish language learners. Beginners audio recommended.
This is a fun and easy website to use on your computer or your mobile device! It combines visual, auditory, and short written exercises. Parents should open the account for your student using their own information and not that of their child.
For the younger students (4th) the focus should be pronunciation and vocabulary based on the themes we have covered this year.
For the older students (5th-8th) this website serves as a quick review of the grammar topics covered as well as pronunciation and thematic vocabulary review. Grade 5 could focus on the first 32 grammar lessons, Grade 6 could focus on the first 50 grammar lessons, and Grades 7-8 could focus on the first 62 grammar lessons.
Basho and Friends: http://www.bashoandfriends.com/#intro (Recommended for 4th Grade only)
This online resource is just for fun! For those students who love music and singing, this is a site that will help them review very basic structures and a handful of vocabulary expressions. They could also learn Chinese and French.
This is another online resource (similar to Duolingo) that uses visual, reading, and listening/speaking to help any student learn any language at his/her pace. Great resource!
Online Free Spanish:http://onlinefreespanish.com/
This site offers a variety of worksheets to help review the material they have learned in the past. This is an excellent resource to review so that all students will be ready in the fall!
PBS Kids Spanish Games:http://pbskids.org/games/spanish/
All classic cartoons are brought together to teach students Spanish through fun games. Geared to the younger students.
Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte:
http://www.mecd.gob.es/reinounido/en_GB/publicaciones-materiales/publicaciones(Recommended for 7th and 8th Grade Students)
This is an extraordinary online resource that provides authentic reading materials with recordings so that you may follow and comprehend. Reading comprehension practice exercises are also included. The levels are A (beginners) - B (intermediate) - C (advanced).
Fifth-Eighth Grades Grade References
This site is great for you who love conjugations. You need to click on the flag of Spain (second one to the left) and type in the verb you want to learn to conjugate. All possible conjugations will be listed in charts.
This is an updated reference translator that helps with the challenging words. It is a great site as it also offers you the word within various contexts and includes audio.
This resource is good because it provide the translation of the word with the audio attached to it. It should only to be used for one word translations or obtain verb conjugation charts. This source or anything similar to it should not be used as a translator for any written sample.
Spanish 3rd-8th Grade Videos
YouTube has many great videos, but they have to be reviewed by your parents prior to sharing their student(s). Each grade level should follow the topics that we covered in class in order to know what to review throughout the summer or in August.