Tech Programs, Apps and Websites

With many teachers rolling out devices (having taught the Common Sense Media Lessons and collected the Acceptable Use Policy papers in English or Spanish) we thought it would be really beneficial to have a list of the apps and websites the school has purchased licenses for along with general information like how students log in and where they can find the program! Please remember that these programs are only as useful as we make them, meaning that we have found that the programs are most effective when we use the information our students complete by looking at the reports and support the work they are doing on the iPad with small group interventions when needed. We hope that this blog will be useful as you use the devices with your students and as you troubleshoot potential tech issues!

Student Apps and Websites

As you read, you will see that we refer to the Single Sign-On (SSO)…this is what the students use to log in on the CVESD student page:

Screen Shot 2019-07-27 at 5.55.06 PMAchieve 3000 – a reading program in English and Spanish

  • Where to Find the Program: access through CVESD student page
  • Student Login: Single Sign-On
  • Grades: 2 – 8
  • Testing Schedule: Level Set Assessment is scheduled by the district, our coaches and your team, must be taken each quarter
  • Reports: Teachers can log in and see the progress of their students by going to their email account and clicking on the nine squares at the top left corner of the screen
  • More Information: during our 2019/2020 PD, we had a representative from Achieve 3000 come out and share important information. Those resources can be found at this link.
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Screen Shot 2019-07-27 at 5.54.52 PMAmplify – a web-based curriculum program for FCMS

  • Where to Find the Program: online access through the Amplify website
  • Student Login: (not run by CVESD) students will enter a temporary password and then create their own password when they log in, they should use their SSO password if possible
  • Grades: 7 & 8
  • Testing Schedule: varies
  • Reports: Teachers can log in and check the progress of students

Screen Shot 2019-07-27 at 5.59.07 PMBenchmark Universe – a reading and writing program

  • Where to Find the Program: online access through CVESD Student page
  • Student Login: Single Sign-On
  • Grades: K-6
  • Testing Schedule: Varies
  • Reports: Teachers can log in and check the progress of students

Screen Shot 2019-07-27 at 5.30.27 PMImagine Learning (ILE) and Imagine Learning Español – a language learning program in English and Spanish

  • Where to Find the Program: app installed on the device
  • Student Login: Single Sign-On
    • Option to print out login cards with a QR code which helps our primary students login more easily
  • Grades: required in K-1, available for ELs in all grade levels as needed
  • Testing Schedule: ILE will schedule testing at the beginning of the year, middle of the year and end of the year. The students will be prompted to complete the assessment when they log onto the program during the testing window. You should plan to have a testing environment so you can get accurate data for your students.
    • Beginning of the Year: August 1st – October 31st
    • Middle of the Year: December 1st – February 28th
    • End of the Year: April 1st – June 30th
  • Reports: teachers can log in to see what the students are working on, hear audio recordings of reading and track progress by going to this link: https://www.imaginelearning.com/login

JupiterEd – an online grading program Screen Shot 2019-07-27 at 6.05.55 PM

  • Where to Find the Program: online program https://login.jupitered.com/login/
  • Student Login: Single Sign-On
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Testing Schedule: n/a
  • Reports: teachers can log in to track student progress, enter grades and message families

Renaissance (AR) – a reading program Screen Shot 2019-07-30 at 7.51.37 AM

  • Where to Find the Program: students log in through the CVESD student page, teachers can find their login through their email waffle
  • Student Login: Single Sign-On
  • Grades: k-8
  • Testing Schedule: STAR test can be taken quarterly, coordinate by leads and grade-level team
  • Reports: teachers can log in to track student reading and see results of reading level tests

Screen Shot 2019-07-27 at 6.11.12 PMSmartyAnts – a phonics and literacy program

  • Where to Find the Program: students log in through the CVESD Student page, the program requires two apps to be installed on the device
  • Student Login: Single Sign-On
  • Grades: K – 2, available for students based off of the teacher input
  • Testing Schedule: n/a
  • Reports: teachers can log in by going to their email and clicking on the nine squares at the upper left-hand side of the screen

Teacher Apps and Websites

Common Sense MediaScreen Shot 2019-07-27 at 6.15.17 PM


Eureka

  • What is it? Eureka is a math program that follows the Common Core Standards
  • How do I use it? You can access online materials here: https://greatminds.org/math 

Frontline Screen Shot 2019-07-27 at 6.27.48 PM

  • What is it? Frontline is the sub reporting system that we use to create absences.
  • How do I use it? Use your login credentials as you have set up to create an absence or put in for a personal day. See the document below for more information.
  • Important Documents: Frontline Absence Reporting

Screen Shot 2019-07-27 at 6.46.30 PMiBoss

  • What is it? iBoss is our web security system. You must log in to access certain websites like YouTube and Pandora. Students also have access by entering their SSO information.
  • How do I use it? You must log in and keep the window open, your login is your first name. last name and the password you use for your email: http://10.1.0.19/user_login_submit?action=statusWindow 

Screen Shot 2019-07-27 at 6.24.14 PMIlluminate


Screen Shot 2019-07-27 at 6.30.20 PMOutlook Email

  • What is it? Outlook is our email system and where we can access many of the programs we use daily. We can also download programs like Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc through our Outlook login.
  • How do I use it? Go to the CVESD Teacher Intranet and find the link for Outlook: https://cvesd.sharepoint.com/SitePages/CVESD%20Intranet.aspx

Screen Shot 2019-07-27 at 6.32.05 PMTAC

  • What is it? Teacher Access Center (TAC) is our attendance reporting program where teachers can mark who is present, tardy and absent
    • Please make sure you click “save” when you are finished taking your attendance
  • How do I use it? Go to the CVESD Teacher Intranet or log in through your email by clicking the nine boxes at the upper left-hand corner of the screen. Your username and password are the same as your email.
    • Works best on Chrome, NOT Safari

Closing, we have just a few tech suggestions for you all:

  • If something is not working,
    • Try to log into iBoss
    • Try a different browser
    • Check if your computer has any updates that need to be done

We are excited to see how these devices are used in your classroom to push your students beyond what they can do on paper. Thank you all for your dedication and support! We know what a difference you make in the lives of all of our Feaster learners!

 

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