There are numerous apps available for your child during this school closure. The ones noted below are the main ones we’ll use and should already appear as tiles at the bottom of the iPad for easy accessibility. Many of them will be needed for posted assignments. If you have trouble accessing any of the apps below, please let me know.
- Seesaw–Most activities will be posted in this app. I include voice directions for every activity. Please be sure your child listens to the recorded directions to ensure each part of the assignment is completed before submitting. Directions for logging in to the Home Learning Codes have been sent home. Please be sure your child has access to all of his/her classes in Seesaw. To check this, please go to the top left hand corner where your child’s name is listed. When you click your child’s name, several classes should be listed: homeroom, math, music, PE, and STEM. If you don’t see those listed, please let me know and I will re-send your child’s personalized at-home learning code to fix that.
- Lexia–This is an online reading app. Working on it for 30 minutes per day will be expected.
- ST math–This is a math app where students work through problems. Each student has a unique password consisting of pictures they must enter every time they log-in. Remind them to click the red arrow when they are done to save their progress.
- Raz-Kids–KidsA-Z is an online reading app. The books are near your child's independent reading level. First, the text is read to the student. Second, the student is expected to whisper read the text. Third, the student will answer comprehension questions about the book.
- BrainPOP Jr.-This is an excellent app that teaches concepts in a quick, exciting way. We will be accessing specific videos within BrainPOP so you may have to teach them how to type in the name of the video in the search box. Students will also access the easy/hard quiz.
- Pebble go-This is an excellent science and social studies app. Students can use this as part of their independent reading time because the text is read to them.
- Epic-This is an excellent resource of online books and educational videos. Students can use this as part of their independent reading time because the text is read to them and they can also read it to themselves.
In addition to the apps, there will be an online webpage your child will need to be familiar with.
- Zearn–Go to safari and find zearn.org. It can be saved to the homepage of your child's iPad. This website directly aligns with our math curriculum.