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2020-2021 Online Services Update

posted Aug 11, 2020, 5:15 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Oct 8, 2020, 12:16 PM ]
Kid with Chromebook
Expanded online services in 2020-2021

We are adding additional online services to enhance the online resources teachers and students can use both in the classroom and whenever in Distance Learning:
  • Elementary schools
    • PebbleGo GoldPebbleGo Next, and PebbleGo Spanish for all elementary schools to support digital research
      • Now available under Student Apps in Clever
      • Students or teachers need to enter their site's username and password the first time and after that Clever will remember it; click the PebbleGo Site Usernames & Passwords icon in Clever to get them
      • PebbleGo Spanish is integrated into Pebble Go; for older kids, log into PebbleGo and then click 
    • TumbleBook Library is now available under eBooks & Audiobooks in Clever for all elementary schools; provides animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, non-fiction titles, graphic novels, playlists, and books in French and Spanish
    • Boardworks for K-5 curricular content
      • Link for teachers in Clever portal; invitation emails sent to teachers from no-reply@boardworksed.com 
    • MasteryConnect for formative & benchmark assessments
      •  Available within Clever
  • Secondary schools
    • Boardworks for 6-12 curricular content
      • Link for teachers in Clever portal; invitation emails sent to teachers from no-reply@boardworksed.com 
    • MasteryConnect for formative & benchmark assessments
      • Now available within Clever; long-term use will be for curriculum maps and assessments; training pending
    • TCI, Clairmont, BFW/Worth & CENGAGE social studies textbook adoptions - working to our knowledge
    • WeVideo is now available to all district teachers and all secondary school students for advanced online video editing
      • All students and teachers can already use Loom and its Chrome extension for screen capture and simple edits; WeVideo is for more sophisticated work.
Service changes and improvements in 2020-2021
  • Savvas (formerly known as Pearson) now rosters Realize courses via PowerSchool with EasyBridge Plus for access via Google Waffle. Pearson MyLab & Mastering uses annual codes and integrates with Canvas for advanced courses.
  • Typing Club has replaced Type to Learn for keyboarding in grades 1-5 and is now available in Clever and virtual teachers can use custom accounts for non-home sites.
  • Reading Counts shifted from a local server to the cloud for improved access - setup underway by elementary site librarians
  • XtraMath is available for anyone via Clever; instructions for adding XtraMath to your teacher page in Clever  
  • We are adopting DocuSign to provide electronic signatures for IEPs and other needs; Kirby Lowry deploying it for IEPs; others should try using free PandaDoc for one-off or other low-frequency documents needing legally binding signatures
    Continuing services in 2020-2021
    • Reading Eggs & Math Seeds for PreKindergarten - 2nd Grade
      • Now available via Clever and working for virtual teachers who use a custom account for non-home sites
    • Study Island 
      • Now available via Clever and working for virtual teachers who use a custom account for non-home sites once they authenticate
      • English & Math expanding from 3-4 to K-4
      • CORE (English, Math, Science, Social Studies) for 5th Grade
      • CORE for all Madison Middle School Grades
      • English for Central 6th Grade
    • IXL for all grades at Central Middle School; available in Clever
    • Exact Path
      • available via Clever for elementary and middle school 
      • BHS accounts set up for ELA & Math; use these instructions
    • STAR Reading, Math, 360 across K-8 
    • ST Math for PreK-8
    • Bookflix for elementary schools
    • PLTW Launch for elementary schools
    • Adobe Creative Cloud named-user licenses for specific secondary school courses
    • Office 365 for online access and at-home free installation of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc. 
    • Existing textbook adoptions, including NoRedInk for ELA, MyMath/Big Ideas Math/CENGAGE for math, various science titles
    • Canvas 
    • Reading A-Z for elementary sites
    • Existing support services, including Edulog, Follett, Frontline, Lightspeed Relay & Classroom, LiveBinder, MAS/Wen-Gage, Naviance, NetSupport, OK TLE/McREL, PowerSchool with PowerTeacher Pro, Remind, and SchoolMessenger Communicate
    Retired services