We are blessed with a wealth of software resources here at LES, both locally purchased and purchased by the county. Remember that newly enrolled kids will be "automatically" enrolled in iReady for 2 - 5 and for Reading Eggs and Math Seeds for K & 1. If you wish for your class or specific students to be enrolled in other software, please put in a ticket.
Discovery Education - great for research in videos, and creating student digital poster boards
MyBrainPop - Track what your students are doing on any of the BrainPop programs. Currently we have a trial of BrainPop ESL and will be purchasing it with Title I funds
Type to Learn - to practice and build typing skills
Google Apps - used for collaboration and creation of documents online. Includes Docs for documents, Sheets for spreadsheets, Slides for slideshows like PowerPoint, and Forms for surveys. You may just want to use it as a grade level.
Imagine Learning - coming soon for our low ESL students. We are getting 50 licenses.
Accelerated Reader - Talk with Lisa if your class will use this reading program
Don't forget all of the wonderful resources by the county you can access via the Online Reasearch Library link on your desktop. Some of those programs include PebbleGo, Freedom Flix, Tumble books, Book Flix, Facts 4 Me, NoveList K-8, Power Knowledge, Science Flix, True Flix, and more!
Here is the most updated password list. (log into eClass since we can't post it publicly.) If you want a hard copy, just see Keri.
It is a very, very good idea to connect every laptop in your room to a network cable for at least half a day one day a week. The county often sends out updates to make computers run better and more secure. It has been our experience that computers that connect to a network cable receive more updates and often work better.
Yes, I know you have limited network connections in your room. Yes, it should not be this way, but it is what we currently have to work with.
Have you visited the training page this week? It got a much needed face lift thanks to Wendy McDonald's hard work and collaboration with our administration. We hope the new design will give you access to much needed information at your fingertips. If you find you can't access an area, please let us know. Also, the LSTC area is still in progress but will be a wealth of information when finished:-)
This week's web 2.0 tool highlight is Quizlet. This is a site where you can create custom flash cards etc. You can have them do it in a center, they can practice via an app, or you can do Quizlet.live if every student has a device. It can be LOTS of fun doing it live. Ask 4th grade!
Some of you have already figured this out, but in case you haven't, when you create an assignment, you can duplicate it so it can be used in the other sections, like your gifted section, or ESOL or IRR sections.
1. Begin in the main subject
2. Click on New Assignment either from the Gradebook dropdown menu or from the new button on the side.
4. Look at the bottom below the assignment information and click on the Sections Tab.