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Kimberly Connolly

Mrs. Connolly is Oak Knoll School's Associate Director of Technology Innovation & Integration. She has extensive experience as a parent enrichment speaker, with previous topics focusing on Google Classroom and Maker education. She also presented "The Magic of Modern Tinkering" during the Educational Forum for Families with Intellectually Curious Students at Oak Knoll in 2017 and 2018. She is an Apple and Google Certified Educator, and was featured in EdTech Magazine in an article entitled, "4 Steps to Achieve Makerspace Success." Mrs. Connolly is a graduate of Rowan University
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Tips for Working at Home with Kids During Coronavirus Pandemic

Posted by Kimberly Connolly on Mar 27, 2020 11:00:00 AM

It’s no secret parents are dealing with a lot at home throughout this COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, which shutdown schools across the country — and the globe — for an undefined amount of time. If you're like me, you're at home helping to facilitate distance learning for your multiple elementary-aged children and toddlers while working your own job from home. You're juggling parenting, working, helping with online learning and trying to maintain some semblance of normalcy in your home. Oh yeah, and you're trying to remember to shower.

As an educator and a parent, it gives me a unique perspective on this at-home time and what it can and should mean for families, that I felt it important to share some lessons learned to help you navigate these unsettling times and be the heroes of your own household.

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Topics: parenting, social and emotional learning, tips, Coronavirus, family

Why Every Child Should Learn to Code

Posted by Kimberly Connolly on Dec 16, 2019 11:15:00 AM

In today’s world, children are inundated and, often, overwhelmed with smart devices such as iPads, smartphones and even 'Alexa.' By encouraging students to learn how to program code on these devices, we are really teaching children how to be in control, rather than letting the devices control them.

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Topics: technology, education, computer science

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