Instructional Technology Resources
DreamBox Learning teaches K-8 mathematics standards in an adaptive game format. Students play math games while the analytics system sources data points to adjust instruction instantly and provide reports for teachers, parents, and administrators. Students have a login that is available by contacting your student’s teacher. Available for students in grades K-5.
Learning A-Z Suite. PreK-Grade 5 students have access to Reading A-Z and RAZ-Kids which are part of a curriculum suite called Learning A-Z. These two parts of Learning A-Z (Reading A-Z & RAZ Kids) are literacy products that are available to your student. Reading A-Z is a tool that is available to instructors that works in conjunction with RAZ-Kids. Reading A-Z gives teachers access to a printable leveled reading library and more. Teachers can use Reading A-Z as a balanced literacy component that meets students where they are at. You can read more about Reading A-Z in the white paper here. RAZ-Kids is the electronic student end of the product. RAZ-Kids is an interactive reading tool for our students to practice reading fluency and comprehension. Students have a login and a password to get into their reading account. This is available by contacting your student’s teacher. Available for students in grades PreK-5.
IXL Math is a math practice website for grades K-12 (subscription based). It has unlimited questions on thousands of math topics and a comprehensive reporting system. Available for students in grades 1-5.
IXL Language Arts is a language arts website for grades 2-5. This site allows students to practice common core aligned content when they are ready for that. The platform allows for students to work on content that they are ready to learn and practice. This platform allows our students differentiated content that is delivered by our teachers using the platform. Available for students in grades 2-5.
SpellingCity is a literary product available to John Middleton Elementary students. This site has interactive activities and games with their own word lists, students can study words in a creative and engaging way. The range of activities and games covers vocabulary, spelling, writing, and sound-letter correspondence that builds phonological and phonics skills. Students can work independently at their own pace. Practice tests are popular with both teachers and students. Results help teachers plan and tailor instruction while providing students with immediate feedback on words that need more study time. Available for students in grades 1-5.
Read, Write, Type: Talking Fingers. 1st and 2nd grade students have access to this typing program. This program works with students to learn phonics and keyboarding at the same time. This tool is a fun and developmentally appropriate approach to keyboarding in the 1st & 2nd grades. Available for students in grades 1 and 2.
All the Write Type 4 boasts hundreds of web-based graduated typing lessons your kids can access from any web browser. This online program is used successfully in many school around the country. Our District uses this product beginning in 3rd grade. Available for students in grades 3-5.
Google Apps for Education is a core suite of communication and collaboration applications that allow students to work from any device on documents and projects. Once a school registered email address is registered with Google Apps for Education, teachers and students can unlock Google's apps with one login. Available for students in grades PreK-8.
TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.