Tuesday Tech Notes

Ideas for Summer

Reading and Math Computer Programs

State purchased Think Through Math and iStation Reading are on contract for free until August 2017, including for use during the summer. If you have students who would like to use them, they can continue using their current log in. Remember that Think Through Math starts with Grade 3 and continues through Algebra; iStation Reading are 3-5.


The state has also purchased two new programs for middle and high school. Compass Learning will be the program offered for Grades 6-8 Reading and Apex Learning is offered for English I and II. To read more about the Texas Success Program, you can go here.


There are a few other programs that are currently free. Let us know if you would like to get started with any of these and we will help you get it going. You can contact Tammy at tammy.austin@sangerisd.net

Skoolbo

Free forever if you sign up by May 31, 2016

Ratings and Reviews of Skoolbo

Skoolbo is wonderful website for elementary kids to assist them in reading and math. The platform contains areas for kids, teachers and parents. Teachers and parents are equipped with a number of tools to help them achieve great educational results for their kids.

Prodigy

Math for grades 1-8, Free Forever

Ratings and Review of Prodigy

Prodigy takes game-based learning a step further and provides teachers with a powerful set of reporting and assessment tools that allow them to easily identify trouble spots, differentiate instruction, and better manage classroom time.

Summer Reading

Using the free OverDrive app (available for Android, iOS, Mac, and Windows), students and teachers can download two free young adult audio books all summer long beginning May 5. The books are quality and would be fantastic for a classroom library. Once downloaded, they are yours forever.