One Stop Shopping for DCS Online Resources
Google Classroom is a great tool for sharing articles, assignments, comments and dialogue with students, especially now that we are all apart. If you never really got started OR if you'd like to explore more deeply, check out the information and links below.
Seesaw is a platform for student engagement that inspires students of all ages to do their best, and saves teachers time! Students use creative tools to take pictures, draw, record videos and more to capture learning in a portfolio. Teachers find or create activities to share with students.
Getting Started or moving to all online use, below are links to help you in either.
Prepared by SeeSaw this guide in a Google Doc with a table provides planning and links to help you make this transition: SeeSaw Teacher Guide
A Google slide presentation of 31 slides to transition you and your class to remote, off-site use. Contact info for troubleshooting and feedback as well: SeeSaw Guide for Teachers already using SeeSaw
Beginner training for teachers in a self paced Google Slide presentation of 38 slides including videos: SeeSaw - Beginner Slide Presentation
Getting Started with SeeSaw - Grades 3-5: SeeSaw Beginner for Gr 3-5 teachers Video
Getting Started with SeeSaw - Grades PK-2: SeeSaw Beginner - Gr PK-2 - Video
Getting Families Connected Video: SeeSaw Getting Families Connected
Family Communication Using SeeSaw - Grades PK-2: SeeSaw - Family Communication
Learning never stops - Google Training Center
Dedicated educators are lifelong learners. With that in mind, we've designed free, online training for the classroom that helps educators do what they do best, even better.
Google for Education offers a myriad of self paced training on the G-Suite apps (Docs, Slides, Forms) to Classrooms, Google Meets, Distance learning tips, Preparing Students to learn from home on CBs.
Basic Training for Google Hangouts Meet: Google Hangouts Meet You Tube Training Video
Google Doc instructions in how to: Joining Google Hangouts Meet
Castle Learning offers a comprehensive instructional support platform for in class, homework, review, and testing available both online and offline. Castle Learning can be accessed through single sign on with Clever. Students log in to Clever login is students’ school email address, password is their lunch number. Clever is an app that brings all DCS education applications into one secure portal with single sign-on for everyone in the school district.
KAMI - Your Digital Classroom Hero Kami is a leading digital classroom app for Chrome. It allows you to take any existing document, including scanned PDFs, and write, draw, type, annotate, comment, augment, enhance, and otherwise bring it to life – all within your browser. The district has Kami enabled on all computers and Chromebooks.
Kami Training - this YouTube site offers a myriad of training vidoes on Kami including trianing on using Kami for Remote Learning, Kami with Google Classroom, and a short How To on every feature of Kami: Kami Training Videos - Beginning and Advanced
RAZ Online Resources for Teachers and Parents. RAZ Plus Delivers a Personalized Blended Learning Approach to Literacy. Leveled Books and Other Resources in Printable, Projectable, and Digital Formats. Students develop reading skills most efficiently when instruction, practice, and assessment are blended and informed by data.
RAZ Resources for Parents - Guidance for Parents in getting their children on RAZ at home: RAZ Guide for Parents
RAZ Resources for Teachers - Guidance for Teachers in transitioning to Online Learning: RAZ Guide for Teachers
RAZ Plus - Handbook for Teachers
Dansville CSD has relied on Common Sense Media for excellent Digital Citizenship curriculum. Common Sense Media offers teachers and parents advice and resources for all things digital and technology. Common Sense Media (CSM) is a non-profit organization that "provides education and advocacy to families to promote safe technology and media for children." ... Common Sense Media has also developed a set of ratings that are intended to gauge the educational value of videos, games, and apps.
Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization created in 2008 by Salman Khan with the goal of creating a set of online tools that help educate students. The organization produces short lessons in the form of videos. Its website also includes supplementary practice exercises and materials for educators
iReady is offering extra support to families and teachers including learning activity packs, guidance and professional learning: iReady Online Learning Resources
→ Log in t's a one-stop shop for deep, well-organized, CCSS data collection and differentiated instruction in math and literacy. Students log in through Clever login is students’ school email address, password is their lunch number. Clever is an app that brings all DCS education applications into one secure portal with single sign-on for everyone in the school district.
ABCya is used at the Primary School and offers a variety of educational, Standards aligned games.
Log in t's a one-stop shop for deep, well-organized, CCSS data collection and differentiated instruction in math and literacy. Students log in through Clever login is students’ school email address, password is their lunch number. Clever is an app that brings all DCS
Prodigy Math (students have their logins)
Teachers in EBH and DPS use Reflex for math, mainly to reinforce math facts. Log on: Reflex Math
Teachers in DPS use Starfall for Educational games. Log in: Starfall