Technology Glossary

Do you know what your kids mean by "We Kahooted today!"


There was a suggestion to create a "glossary" for parents to understand some of the terminology and apps that their children are bringing home. This is a working document and it can/will change to the needs of the school community. If you need assistance, please email Jennifer Roberson at


Zscaler is the filter for internet usage at home. Your child may log into this filter using the following scheme:

Company Email: last name, first initial, last initial, last 3 of student

Password: student number

Ex. Company Email:

Password: 1234567

PowerSchool/Parent Portal/Homebase

This is the data base for grades and attendance used by the state of North Carolina. If you want an update on your child's grades, you can log into the Parent Portal. If you need assistance setting up your Parent Portal account, please contact .


Clever is a single sign on application. Students log in 1 time and have access to multiple applications and websites. Use Clever to access Achieve 3000, Schoology, and Discovery Education!

To use: Visit the RSS website :

Under the Staff Tab: Select Clever

Log in with your

Password: Lunch Number


Schoology is our district Learning Management System. Basically, teachers use Schoology to communicate and send assignments to students digitally. For example, a student may not receive a paper copy of a study guide but the teacher will send it to them in their Schoology course for the student to download onto their device. Or, students may post comments to a discussion on a topic. Additionally, tests and quizzes can be administered through Schoology.

Students access Schoology through Clever.

Achieve 3000

Students read articles in stations everyday and answer the activity questions that align to standards/skills. The expectation is to read 2 articles at 75% or better accuracy per week. If using the Achieve app, students may download articles at school to work on at home without wireless internet. These articles will sync when they return to school.

Log In Information: Use Clever!

Visit the RSS website :

Under the Staff Tab : Select Clever

Log in with your

Password: Lunch Number

Discovery Education (DE)

Discovery Education, or DE to some of our students, is a collection of resources such as videos, games, and articles for research and learning. Students also have the ability to take quizzes, tests, and assessments in DE. Our quarterly benchmarks are also given through our DE subscription.

We have also acquired DE Science Techbook which will serve as a digital textbook/resource for our science classes.

To access DE, first log into Clever.


IXL is generally used in centers to reinforce skills being taught in the guided math group. To log into IXl, please go to .

Reading A to Z - RAZ Kids

This is a program that has online books that are often used in guided reading groups. It has hundreds of books and comprehension activities with each book.


EPIC is a free app to schools that allows students to have access to hundreds of quality eBooks. Please contact your child's teacher for log in information.


Mrs. Sigmon, Mr. Mobley, and many of our teachers use Remind to send messages and information to parents about upcoming events and assignments as emails or text messages. If you need to subscribe to Remind, please contact your child's teacher.


Kahoot is a fun way to review or informally assess students in a gaming atmosphere. Students love to Kahoot! Please ask your child about it


Students use NCWiseOwl for research and eBooks. Students have access to great sites such as Encyclopedia Britannica, Explora, PBS Videos, Amazing Animals with Grolier, and many others all in one location. Email if you need log in information.


Some teachers use the website Quizlet to reinforce vocabulary in the classroom. Quizlet offers digital flashcards and games that help students practice. Students can also take practice tests to help them study. Some students have log ins and some do not. Please contact your child's teacher if your child needs a log in.


Students can download materials from Schoology and edit them in Adobe. They can then send them back to her using Schoology.

Mr. Nussbaum

Mr. Nussbaum is a website with fun games to reinforce classroom instruction. There is no log in so to play, go to .

Scholastic Classroom Magazines

Scholastic Classroom Magazines Online are used for reading comprehension and vocabulary as related to current events. Most of the magazines are informational text. Please contact your child's teacher for log on information.


Students love to wonder and inquire with Wonderopolis. The website gives articles on questions of the day, vocabulary quizes, comprehension quiz, critical thinking questions, writing activities, and more. There is no log in information. Please visit

Big Universe

Big Universe has thousands of eBooks:

Student login:

Username: last name, first and middle initial, last three digits of lunch number

Password: lunch number

Group username: rowan

Ready Rosie

Quick videos show families how to find learning moments in day-to-day activities.

You should receive an email from Ready Rosie with your account information linking you to your student. Contact your child's teacher if you need help with this.