Waterford Learning

Attributions: 
Article and photos by Mrs. Harvey

At Rees Elementary, all first graders participate in a computer literacy program called Waterford.  This is a self-paced program that records students' efforts and learning, and progresses with them as they learn.  It reviews old concepts, practices current concepts, and introduces new concepts as the students show readiness.  It integrates Math, Science, and Social Studies as it gives students a view of the world they wouldn't normally see.  It even sings songs in different languages!  And...it's customizable!  As new concepts are introduced in the classroom, the teacher can assign students practice activities to support the lesson.  Kids love it, and are totally engaged in the activities.