Technology Glossary

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Introduction

There was an idea 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 Madelyne Burris madelyne.burris@rss.k12.nc.us

Zscaler

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 number@rss.k12.nc.us

Password: student number


Ex. Company Email: doejb214@rss.k12.nc.us

Password: 1234567

Schoology

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 mostly use an app to work in Schoology, but you can go to rss.schoology.com to log in on any device.

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 : www.rss.k12.nc.us

Under the Students Tab : Select Clever

Log in with your username@rssed.org

Password: Lunch Number

Clever

Clever is a single sign on application. Students log in 1 time and have access to multiple applications and websites.


To use: Visit the RSS website : www.rss.k12.nc.us

Under the Students Tab: Select Clever

Log in with your username@rssed.org

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 log into De, go to rss.discoveryeducation.com .

Reading A-Z & RADZ 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

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.

Bloomz

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

Kahoot!

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.

NcWiseOwl

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 karen.moyes@rss.k12.nc.us if you need log in information.

Moby Max

Moby Max is a digital program that is used in Math, Reading, and Social Studies. It assesses where your child needs help and delivers instruction to reinforce standards.

Students can access Moby Max thru Clever.

Handouts

This app can be used in place of worksheets to handout and receive assignments.

Quizlet

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.

Adobe

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 www.mrnussbaum.com

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.

Wonderopolis

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 www.wonderopolis.com

Follett Shelf eBooks

ollettShelf-Two ways to access our eBooks:


  1. Destiny Quest app is on student iPads. You may have added it to yours last year when I did the training session after school.
  2. Click on Destiny Quest app
  3. If asked for an address, type in rss.follettdestiny.com
  4. Choose Bostian
  5. Your teacher login will be the first four letters of your last name followed by the last four digits of your SS# for both username and password. Ex: robe1234
  6. Students will log in with their ID # for both username and password. (Let me know if you or your students can't login.)
  7. Click on the FollettShelf icon
  8. Search or browse eBooks

Big Universe

Big Universe has thousands of eBooks: www.biguniverse.com

Teacher login:

username: first initial of first name followed by last name (Ex. jdoe)

password: last name

TumbleBooks

Tumblebooks features animated books with quizzes, puzzles, and more.

Please email your child's teacher for log in information.

www.tumblebooks.com

PebbleGo

Early readers can research their favorite topics with PebbleGo-Social Studies. The combination of specifically leveled text that is read-aloud plus highlighted word-by-word with photos, audio and video resources is sure to create an awesome learning experience!

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 laura.peeler@rss.k12.nc.us

Prodigy

Prodigy is perfectly aligned to what your children are learning in school. As they play through Prodigy's1200+ math skills, they'll be learning exactly what they need to help them succeed in the classroom. www.prodigygame.com

Digital ReadWords

ReadWords provides the digital largest, library of curated nonfiction and literary articles in the country, along with reading comprehension and vocabulary lessons, formative assessments, and teacher guidance. digital.readworks.org

SmartyAnts

Smarty Ants is an effective, research-driven solution that differentiates instruction in foundational reading skills and accelerates student achievement – all in an engaging, interactive, online learning environment.