Learning Never Closes

Parents and students working together on a computer.
  • Continuing Education Opportunities for Students

    Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is committed to supporting students and families in making sure that learning never closes. When the school buildings are closed for any reason (vacation, weekends, or even unexpected closures), BCPS encourages families and caregivers to have students engage in academic activities. As such, the following options ensure that in Broward County, learning is continuous. 

    Each student in BCPS has a suite of grade level appropriate academic tools available to them around the clock, every day of the year. Access to adopted textbooks, Canvas learning management system and dozens of other resources are available through this Clever portal. Students can access their suite of resources via the  Single-Sign-On Clever LaunchPad.  Some of the resources may require the teacher to provide access before the student can initiate the activities.

    In the event of school closures, students will be able to continue learning in a variety of ways. To ensure access to educational resources, families should take the following actions now:

    • Update your contact information. Emergency Contact Forms: English | Spanish | Haitian Creole | Portuguese can be downloaded by clicking on the desired language.  The completed form should be returned to your child's school.
    • Make sure you know and have securely stored your student’s BCPS “Log In” information to access the Single Sign-On Clever LaunchPad. This is the BCPS student # and their password. For grades K-2, the password is the student's PIN. Students should practice logging in from home regularly to ensure they can access digital resources including textbooks, Canvas learning management system, Newsela, Khan Academy, and other provisioned applications.
    • Familiarize yourself with open Canvas courses.
    • For students in Grades Pre-K - 5: Parents should access the Supporting Young Learners open Canvas course at http://bit.ly/SupportingYoungLearners. This course provides guidance and resources related to English Language Arts/Literacy, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Social Emotional Learning to help ensure your child continues to be successful in school.
    • For students in Grades 6 - 12: Parents should access the Supporting Secondary Learners open Canvas course at http://bit.ly/SupportingSecondaryLearners. This course provides guidance and resources related to English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Social Emotional Learning to help ensure your child continues to be successful in school.
    • Download your free copy of Microsoft Office Suite from https://www.browardschools.com/Page/38732
  • Accessing Student Resources (K-12)

    Students can access the Student Textbooks & Resources Canvas course by clicking the Digital Student Resources button (outlined in red below) on their Single-Sign-On Clever LaunchPad.

    This is an image of the Clever Launchpad.

     
    This course has a section titled, Learning Never Closes, which allows students to work through self-paced digital lessons from Canvas, Nearpod, Newsela, and Vocabulary.com.

    Self-Paced Student Activities

    • Nearpod (K-12)
    • Nearpod Keyboarding (K-12)
    • Nearpod Digital Citizenship (K-12)
    • Nearpod Social & Emotional Learning (K-12)
    • Nearpod Microsoft (K-12)
    • Nearpod College & Career Exploration (K-12)
    • Nearpod Virtual Reality Career Tours (6-12)
    • Newsela Self-Paced Articles
    • Vocabulary.com Self-Paced Challenge
    • Naviance (outlined in red below)

     Student Digital Textbooks and Resources available highlighting Learning Never Closes, Library/Media Resources and Naviance.

     

    In addition, online databases have been purchased by Broward County Public Schools to assist students in finding reliable information on curricular topics. To access these resources from home, click the Library/Media Resources tab (outlined in red above) in the Student Textbooks & Resources Canvas course.

  • Applied Learning Resources (Specials/Electives) (K-12)

    Applied Learning

    Chess

    Chess4Life (K-12) https://chess4life.com/parents-students/
    Lessons and activities shared by Theater/Drama teachers for all grade levels.  Set design, script writing, performance scripts, writing activities.

    Debate

    Kialo Edu (K-12) https://www.kialo-edu.com/
    Online platform for interactive debates about various topics. Users (students, teachers, parents) can create a free account without entering an e-mail address and participate in closed or open debates. 
    iCivics (K-12) https://www.icivics.org/
    iCivics exists to engage students in meaningful civic learning. They provide well-written, inventive, and engaging resources that enhance and inspire students to be active citizens in their communities.
    National Speech and Debate Association (K-12) https://www.speechanddebate.org/resources/
    The National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) is the largest national network for speech and debate students. They have tons of free resources for how to coach your students, what competitive events should look like, and plenty of engaging activities students can do at home or in the classroom.

    Music

    Symbaloo – Elementary Song Writing (PreK-5) https://www.symbaloo.com/mix/songwriting101
    Online resource for early learning and K-5 songwriting. 
    Music Theory Online (K-12) https://www.musictheory.net/
    Music theory activities.  Notation, melody creation, chord structure and composition. 
    Music Play Online (K-5) https://musicplayonline.com
    Simple activities for general music students.  Downloadable activities.  Instructions included.
    KidSites (K-5) http://www.kidsites.com/
    KidSites.com is among the oldest sites for kids on the Internet. Since 1997, KidSites' primary mission has remained the same; to find and provide reviews for the best sites for kids on the Internet and bring them together in one convenient location for our visitors.

    http://www.kidsites.com/sites-edu/music.htm
    Exploratory music for K-5.  Instruments, music genres, simple composition and listening exercises.

    Sousa March Mania (K-12) https://www.marineband.marines.mil/Unit-Home/Sousas-March-Mania/
    Interactive site linking all Sousa marches with games, activities and listening exercises.
    Education.com (Music) (K-8) https://www.education.com/resources/the-arts-music/?cid=10.993
    Downloadable activities and worksheets with explanations and direction.
    Physical Education
    FLDOE – Physical Education (K-12) http://www.fldoe.org/academics/standards/subject-areas/physical-edu/
    Links to PE Standards, PE Toolkit, Bicycle Safety Tips and more.
    PE Central (K-12) https://www.pecentral.org/
    Videos on Fitness, Dance and other fun ways to stay fit. PE lessons including Social and Emotional Learning.
    Action for Healthy Kids Blog (K-12) https://www.actionforhealthykids.org/blog/
    Incorporating nutrition into your home, how tech and mental health can craft next generation physical education, making healthier meals and more! 
    American Heart Association  (K-12) https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/fitness/fitness-basics/aha-recs-for-physical-activity-in-children
    Physical activity recommendations for kids.

    https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/fitness/fitness-basics
    Healthy Living/ Fitness Basics 

    STEM+CS

    Code.org (K-12) http://code.org
    Learn to code through available courses or create a story, code a picture, or make a game using Sprite Lab, Artist, Game Lab or App Lab (available through Single Sign On for students)
    Sci Starter (K-12) http://scistarter.com
    Find and participate in citizen science projects that meet your interest and are easy to conduct.
    Minecraft (K-12) https://education.minecraft.net/wp-content/uploads/Remote-Learning-with-Minecraft-Education-Edition_Final.pdf
    Utilize Minecraft Education Edition to participate in content area lessons, build challenges, and coding activities
    Design Squad Global (K-12) https://pbskids.org/designsquad
    Find ideas for egineering projects that you can complete. Includes guides, videos and a variety of suggestions on various grade levels.
    77 Daily STEM Activities (K-12) http://dailystem.com/77-stem-activites-for-families
    List of fun STEM activities for families available in several different languages.
    Scratch (3-12) https://scratch.mit.edu
    Remix or create stories, games, and animations that you can share with others. Embedded tutorials are available.
    ScratchJr (K-3) https://www.scratchjr.org/
    Coding is the new literacy! With ScratchJr, young children (ages 5-7) can program their own interactive stories and games. In the process, they learn to solve problems, design projects, and express themselves creatively on the computer. THe actual program is only available as an app you download from the PlayStore or Apple App Store
    Ranger Rick (K-6) https://rangerrick.org/
    Environmentally aware interaction with games, videoas, crafts, activities, and more from the National Wildlife Federation
    PBS Kids (K-2) https://pbskids.org
    Assortment of games, videos and activities associated with their shows.
    Khan Academy (K-12) https://www.khanacademy.org/
    Khan Academy: Videos, quizzes, and practice problems on all topics.  Teachers can set up classes and monitor students’ progress as they complete tasks.  Students can work towards earning digital badges.
    PhET Simulations https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulations/category/new
    There are lots of good elementary science and math sims.  Each simulation has a variety of lesson plans already created.  Please read over these lessons and make any modifications to best suit your students’ needs.  Lessons are often translated in several languages.
    The American Chemical Society - Lesson Plans (K-8) https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/resources/k-8/inquiryinaction.html
    ACS has lots of fantastic educator resources.  Their lesson plans are meant to be done in class, but there are lots of good videos and animations that teachers can pull from those lessons and use to deliver content (without having to re-invent the wheel).  For example, the kindergarten lesson on, “What makes it rain?” has the following interactive.
    The American Chemical Society (K-8) https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/resources/k-8/inquiryinaction.html
    ACS has a site for parents and kids to play science-themed games, look at the science of every day stuff, etc.
    CS is Fun (K-12) http://csisfun.com/
    Various computer science activities by grade level.
    Theater
    Share my Lessons (K-12) https://sharemylesson.com/subject/drama
    Lessons and activities shared by Theater/Drama teachers for all grade levels.  (Set design, script writing)
    Child Drama (K-12) https://www.childdrama.com/lessons.html
    Simple lesson plans for teachers/parents. Fundamentals of acting, short interactive activities, play scripts and performance suggestions.  Can be done at home.  Lesson instructions are included.
    Visual Arts
    Incredible Art Department (K-5) https://www.incredibleart.org/
    On this site you can find free art lessons, news, art resources, art careers, schools, and help for new art teachers.
    NGAkids Art Zone (K-5) & App Physical https://www.nga.gov/education/kids.html
    NGAkids interactives offer an entertaining and informative introduction to art and art history. Featuring a variety of art-making tools that encourage exploration and creativity, these computer-based activities are suitable for all ages.

    https://www.nga.gov/education/kids/kids-app.html
    The NGAkids Art Zone app contains eight interactive activities inspired by works in the collection of the National Gallery of Art, plus a sketchbook for freehand drawing and a personal exhibition space where users can save and display art created with the program. The child-friendly interface, easy-to-use tools, and the overarching emphasis on discovery, careful looking, and artistic self-expression make the NGAkids app educational and fun for the whole family.

    MoMa Learning & MoMa Learning Tools & Tips (6-12) https://www.moma.org/learn/moma_learning/
    MoMA Learning is your destination for engaging with modern and contemporary art. It reflects the profound shift toward digital learning since the Museum launched its first curriculum website in 2006—a transition not only from print to digital, but towards customizable, interactive, self-guided, anytime-anywhere learning. MoMA Learning aggregates a wealth of content produced by the Museum and links to exemplary content from other sites, encouraging a thematic exploration of art and offering downloadable and customizable slideshows, worksheets, and many other resources for use in the classroom or for independent study. 

    https://www.moma.org/learn/moma_learning/tools_tips/
    Download and customize slideshows, worksheets, and other resources for use in the classroom or self-guided learning. Find questions, hands-on activities, and other opportunities for enrichment. Gain insights and inspiration from MoMA educators on teaching and engaging with modern and contemporary art.

    #metkids (K-12)
     
    https://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features/metkids/
    #MetKids has been inspired, tested, and approved by real kids ages 7–12. We think that everyone can learn something from a kid-friendly explanation, and especially from the questions you are bold enough to ask. 
    KidSites(K-5) http://www.kidsites.com
    Coding is the new literacy! With ScratchJr, young children (ages 5-7) can program their own interactive stories and games. In the process, they learn to solve problems, design projects, and express themselves creatively on the computer. THe actual program
    Incredible Art Department (6-12)
    https://www.incredibleart.org/
    On this site you can find free art lessons, news, art resources, art careers, schools, and help for new art teachers.

  • Bilingual/ESOL Resources (K-12)

    English Language Learners (ELLs) are taught grade-level standards using core materials identified by the district.  The supplemental materials listed below can be used to help make content more comprehensible and accessible to ELLs. In addition, they provide the opportunity for additional practice applying skills across the curriculum. Some resources are used to develop academic vocabulary and background knowledge.

    Bilingual/ESOL Resources

    Free Online Bilingual Resources (K-12) Free bilingual resources for additional practice applying skills across the curriculum including developing academic vocabulary and background knowledge. For free resources, please click on English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, Portuguese
    InSync (K-12) https://browardschools.instructure.com/courses/236351
    InSync provides online and printable activities to support academic achievement in math, reading, writing, science, and test taking in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole. Access through student textbooks by clicking on Digital Resources then Bilingual/ESOL Resources. Unique login information is found here.
    Follett eBook (K-12) https://browardschools.instructure.com/courses/236351
    Serves as an online library, providing eBooks and audio books in multiple languages. Access through student textbooks by clicking on Digital Resources then Bilingual/ESOL Resources. Unique login information is found here.
    Imagine Learning (K-5) Serving English Language Learners with A1 or Level 1 language classifications. It is an interactive online learning environment designed to provide individualized instruction based on each student's unique language and literacy needs in all four domains of literacy—reading, writing, listening, and speaking.Available through the SSO LaunchPad.
    iStation Español (K-5 and select 6th grade Dual Language students) Provides authentic Spanish literacy instructionParticipants are able to access differentiated lessons, adaptive curriculum, and assessments. Available through the SSO LaunchPad.

    Ciencias en español:

    Ortografía en español:

    Geografía en español:

    Matemáticas:

    Duolingo

    BrainPOP

  • Broward Virtual School / FLVS

    Statement Regarding Use of Broward Virtual School and Florida Virtual School During COVID-19 Pandemic Conditions

     

    Broward Virtual School presently has 9,400 BCPS students active in online courses in grades K-12. Those students will have continuity of instruction regardless of potential school closures. Students in grades K-12 interested in enrolling in a Broward Virtual School or Florida Virtual School (FLVS) online course may register online using this site:

     

    https://vsa.flvs.net

     

    Courses are subject to capacity limits. FLVS has offered to train District teachers should emergency conditions arise and capacity must be increased. 

  • Career, Technical, Adult, Community Education (CTACE)

    Career, Technical, Adult, Community Education (CTACE)

    CTACE: Virtual Classroom Course Modules This is a supplemental course to your in-school CTE pathway curriculum. CTACE students must self-enroll. Information on the course and how to self-enroll can be found at: https://browardschools.instructure.com/enroll/99FLAX

    Students may choose to complete any or all of the below modules in the course.

    • Employability Skills
    • Safety Course
    • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Intro to Programming
    • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Windows Operating System (OS) Fundamentals
    • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
    • Fusion360
    • Adobe Software
    • IC3 Key Applications
    • IC3 Living Online

  • College and Career Readiness (6-12)

    College and Career Readiness

    Naviance and Financial Aid Resources

    This course will prepare seniors for graduation and post secondary options. The course is designed to assist students in planning and managing their goals and providing a variety of post secondary pathways that will allow students to individualize their college and career road map.

  • Early Childhood Education

    Early Childhood Education

    VROOM https://www.vroom.org/
    (Ages Birth-5) VROOM online APP and website Vroom provides science-based tips and tools to inspire families to turn shared, everyday moments into Brain Building Moments.  Families can create a free account.
    PNC Grow Up Great https://www.pnc.com/en/about-pnc/corporate-responsibility/grow-up-great/everyday-learning-tips.html
    (Ages Birth-5) PNC Grow Up Great family everyday learning showcase ways families can turn everyday moments into learning opportunities children.
    Florida Office of Early Learning http://flbt5.floridaearlylearning.com/families.html
    (Ages Birth-5) The Florida Office of Early Developmental Standards website features a family page family tips and resources for children and families Birth to Age 5, including videos, websites, calendar activities, and parents first pages.
    KidVision PreK Online Portal https://www.kidvisionprek.org/index.jsp
    (Ages 3-4) KidVision PreK Online Portal showcases over 100 video field trips, instructional videos, and vocabulary videos.  All videos include printable resources and literacy connections.  Families can register for a free account and sign in with username and password.
    Florida Office of Early Learning Activity Plans http://www.floridaearlylearning.com/vpk/vpk-providers/professional-development-training/vpk-professional-development-teacher-resources/activity-plans
    (Age 4) Florida Office of Early Learning Activity Plans are based on the Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards: 4 Years Old to Kindergarten and are designed to help develop the skills that 4-year-old children should know and be able to do by the end of their prekindergarten year.  Families can access the plans for free at the Office of Early Learning website and can implement the activities in the home setting.
    Bright Beginnings https://brightbeginningsfl.org/Parent/Default.aspx
    The Bright Beginnings online portal provides information for parents and guardians for assisting their children in attaining the skills in the Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards for Four-Year-Olds.
    Talking is Teaching https://talkingisteaching.org/
    "Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing" helps parents recognize their power to boost their children’s early brain and vocabulary development through simple, everyday actions - like describing things while walking outside, or singing songs together during bath time. 
    Florida Center for Reading Research VPK Learning Center Activities https://fcrr.org/resources/resources_vpk.html
    The Florida Center for Reading Research VPK Learning Center Activities were designed to be used in preschool classrooms but could be easily adapted for family learning time.  At the site, families can find alphabet charts, language activities, games, vocabulary cards and more. Resources can be printed or adapted to meet family needs.  Each activity comes with a lesson card and a video introducing the activities can guide you through the resources. 

    Read Aloud: Have children and family members select their favorite books and gather together for a family read-aloud. Reading aloud builds many important foundational skills, introduces vocabulary, provides a model of fluent, expressive reading, and helps children build reading for pleasure. Books can also be a springboard for discussion, and provide the opportunity for children and families to talk about their feelings.  See below for read-aloud tips for families:


    Play Board or Card Games as a Family: Families can play board games as a way to spend time together. Board Games support skills, such as counting, matching, planning, developing strategy, problem-solving, and more. They are also great for practicing sportsmanship and providing families a chance to talk while playing.  See below for additional ideas for games with families:

    Draw Pictures and Write Stories: Grab paper, crayons, and markers and have family members create a scrapbook. Encourage children to write and draw pictures of the events they experience in everyday life. Ask them to respond to what they saw, heard, or felt during their day.

  • Elementary Resources (Pre-K - 5)

    Supporting Young Learners (Pre-K - 5): http://bit.ly/SupportingYoungLearners

    Broward County Public Schools is dedicated to helping children reach their maximum potential as lifelong learners and proficient readers. The purpose of this resource is to provide parents, guardians, and caregivers with guidance and activities to help ensure their child is successful in school.

    Elementary Resources for Pre-K - 5 Students

    Textbook and External Tools within Canvas All of Broward’s core instructional materials are available to students on the Student Resources Canvas Course (login required). Parents can find information about each textbook/materials in Canvas.
    Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies Core components below can be found via the “Digital Student Resources” app in the SSO LaunchPad which redirects to the Student Resources course in Canvas.
    • ELA - Journeys
    • Mathematics - Go Math
    • Science – STEMscopes and Science A-Z
    • Social Studies HMH Libraries (K-5) and DBQ (Grades 3, 4, & 5)
    Supporting Young Learners http://bit.ly/SupportingYoungLearners
    Broward County Public Schools is dedicated to helping children reach their maximum potential as lifelong learners and proficient readers. The purpose of this resource is to provide parents, guardians, and caregivers with guidance and activities to help ensure their child is successful in school.
    i-Ready (Math and ELA/Reading) Students at participating elementary schools should continue working on their learning pathways and/or teacher assigned lessons. Access your learning pathway through SSO LaunchPad.
    i-Ready At-Home Resources (Math and ELA/Reading) http://bit.ly/iReadyAtHomeResources
    Printable at-home activities designed to provide students with self-directed exercises and practice during extended absences from school. Designed to reinforce key concepts for a given grade.
    National Center for Improving Literacy https://improvingliteracy.org/family
    The National Center on Improving Literacy (NCIL) has resources to Help your child learn to read and write with practical ideas and expert-approved strategies.
    Learning A-Z http://bit.ly/LNCLearningAZ
    Free access* to Raz-Kids (Digitally Delivered Leveled Books and Quizzes)and Headsprout (An Adaptive Online and Mobile Reading Program for Kids).Parents must create a free account.*Free trial subscription provides 90 days of unlimited access to Raz-Kids and/or Headsprout. Available to United States only at this time.
    Scholastic Learn from Home https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html
    Scholastic Learn at Home is a free website that provides students with 20 days’ worth of exciting cross-curricular learning journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin!
    Florida Center for Reading Research https://fcrr.org/resources/resources_sca.html
    Student center reading activities and other reading and writing resources.

    K-12 Parent Instructional Resources

    Instructional Materials (ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies) Every student can access the core components via the “Digital Student Resources” app in the SSO LaunchPad which redirects to the Student Resources course in Canvas.
    CPalms.org (ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies) https://www.cpalms.org/Public/
    CPALMS is an online toolbox of information, vetted resources, and interactive tools that helps educators effectively implement teaching standards. It is the State of Florida's official source for standards information and course descriptions.
    FloridaStudents.Org: ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies https://www.floridastudents.org/
    Florida Students have access to this free resource provided by the Florida Department of Education through CPALMS. This is a website for students with hundreds of free original student tutorials.
    Newsela.com (Grades 2-12; Social Studies, Science, and ELA/Reading) https://newsela.com/
    Newsela contains passages across the content areas that are aligned to the social studies and science curriculum as well as the ELA/Reading standards.   Also available through the SSO LaunchPad.
    iCivics https://www.icivics.org/
    ICivics.org uses games to transform abstract concepts into real-life problems. Students gain civic knowledge and skills because the learning experience is fun and challenging. They learn without even realizing it.

  • ESE (K-12)

    Accessing your Child’s Documents (IEP, EP, PSSP)

    Parent(s) or Guardian(s) who have given your school(s) the necessary email and or cell phone will receive an email from EDPlan Connect with a link to access these documents. Should you not receive the email, please contact us via edplanconnect@browardschools.com and provide your child’s name, student number, your email and a cell phone number. We will then send you the link.

    Exceptional Student Learning Support

    ESE Online Resources Students can register for online resources through a canvas course as part of the Learning Never Ends district resources to ensure that students with disabilities have to tools to continue skill development. Students and staff can self-enroll in the course at: https://browardschools.instructure.com/enroll/XTLXDN
    Pre-K AM/PM, Specialized, Intensive TeachTown

    1. TeachTownParent Introduction Letter https://s3.amazonaws.com/teachtown-public/User-Support-Materials/TTBasics-English-parentLetter1.pdf

    2. TeachTown Parent Instruction Letter https://s3.amazonaws.com/teachtown-public/User-Support-Materials/TTBasics-English-parentLetter2.pdf

    3.  The above instructions are available in Spanish, French, and Creole by clicking on the following link:

    https://www.teachtown.com/HelpCenter/HomeSchoolResources.aspx?

    Family Network on Disabilities

    https://fndusa.org/contact-us/programs/pen/

    PBS for Parents

    http://bit.ly/PBSforParents

    Elementary Access all resources and materials recommended for general education peers. Additional resources below.
    Secondary Access all resources and materials recommended for general education peers. Additional resources below.
    Transition Home Work Readiness Skill Development

    YouTube Video

    Get a Job Keep a Job

    Career Exploration with Videos

    Online Transition Career Interest Assessments

    Social Skills Development

    Functional Academics

    Making my way through College

    Each day, in addition to educational time with the hard copies of the worksheets, or online instruction, youth are encouraged to apply daily living skills at home by identifying a minimum of one household task (laundry, garbage, dishes, sweeping, vacuuming, food prep, creating a grocery list, etc.) per day to complete and master for success!

    Coronavirus Social Stories:
    Other Social Story Resources for Parents: Parents can join Carol Gray’s Social Story club as a free resource for numerous social story resources on various topics at: https://carolgraysocialstories.com/carols-club/register/

    Directions for accessing Microsoft Word Online and Immersive Reader

    1. Log into Clever ;Clever
    2. Click on O365 in the Clever Launchpad Clever - O365
    3. Click on Word Word
    4. Click on "New Blank Document" New Document
    5. Add text. Text can be something copy and pasted from a website or worksheet (i.e. NEWSELA). Text might also be something that students have produced themselves. View
    6. Once text is in, click Immersive Reader Immersive Reader
    7. This will move the text into Immersive Reader. This is my immersive reader
    8. Once in Immersive Reader there are many amazing functions. Using this link, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEgMTg8BPYw, please view this brief video on using Immersive Reader. This will explain some of the features available within the program which is completely free within our office 365 accounts. Immersive REaser - Youtube

  • Open Applications (K-12)

    Available via the  Single-Sign-On Clever LaunchPad.

    Algebra Nation (6-12)
    A dynamic resource available to all math students in Florida! Algebra Nation is customized to help students succeed in 6th-8th Grade Mathematics, Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, and beyond.

    ArcGIS (K-12)
    A geographic information system for working with maps and geographic information. Students can create, manage, share, and analyze spatial data.

    Chess4Life (K-12)
    Provides chess education for kids of all skill levels.

    Code.org (K-12/Multilingual)
    Provides activities to learn computer science.

    Discovery Education (K-12)
    Supports K–12 students with award-winning curricular resources.

    i-Ready (K-8/ only participating schools)
    An interactive online learning environment designed to assess students and provide individualized instruction based on each one's unique needs.

    Khan Academy (K-12/Multilingual)
    Offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empowers learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. Khan Academy tackles math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more.

    Learning A-Z (K-5)
    Combines reading and writing with many other 21st-century skills to provide the assessment, instruction, and practice students need.

    Scholastic (K-5/6-12 DLA classes)
    Provides students with multiple opportunities for deep, critical reading at every level.

  • Secondary Learning (6-12)

    Secondary Resources for 6-12 Students

    Instructional Materials(All content areas: ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies) Every student can access the core components via the “Digital Student Resources” app in the SSO LaunchPad which redirects to the Middle School and High School Student Resources course in Canvas.
    CPalms.org(All content areas: ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies) CPALMS is an online toolbox of information, vetted resources, and interactive tools that helps educators effectively implement teaching standards. It is the State of Florida's official source for standards information and course descriptions.  Available at https://www.cpalms.org/Public/
    FloridaStudents.Org(All content areas: ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies) Florida Students have access to this free resource provided by the Florida Department of Education through CPALMS. This is a website for students with hundreds of free original student tutorials. Available at https://www.floridastudents.org/.
    i-ReadyMath and ELA/Reading Students at participating middle school (6-8) should continue working on their learning pathways and/or teacher assigned lessons. Available through SSO LaunchPad.  To learn how to get your child started and get tips on how to monitor progress and support their child please visit http://bit.ly/2U3iou6.
    Khan AcademyMath, Science, and ELA/Reading Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. Available through SSO LaunchPad or https://www.khanacademy.org/
    Newsela.comSocial Studies, Science, and ELA/Reading Newsela contains passages across the content areas that are aligned to the social studies and science curriculum as well as the ELA/Reading standards.   Available through the SSO LaunchPad or https://newsela.com/.

    Free Secondary Mathematics Recommended Resources

    Elements of Mathematics Foundation (EMF) Middle school students (6-8) enrolled in the EMF program should continue working on their curriculum. Students may use the following URL https://www.elementsofmathematics.com/eimacs/signin
    to access the curriculum.
    Math Nation Math Nation provides videos and workbooks for secondary students to learn at their own pace, in their own place, at any time. Students may access their Math Nation account through the SSO LaunchPad. Parents can get more information at https://www.algebranation.com/fl/families.

    Free Secondary ELA and Reading Recommended Resources

    CommonLit CommonLit.org contains engaging reading passages compiled into text sets with questions and writing prompts that are aligned to the standards.  Available at https://www.commonlit.org/.
    Listenwise Listenwise.com contains free audio texts with questions and graphic organizers on a variety of topics for students to choose from.  Available at https://listenwise.com/.
    Audible Participating students ages 13 in grades 8-12 who completed and returned the Parent Consent Form receive free access to the audible app on their tablet or phone.  This includes unlimited access to 80 titles in the School Collection and 12 credits for your choice of 12 audiobooks from the entire Audible catalog.

    Free Secondary Science Recommended Resources

    Science News for Students Science News for Students is a free online publication that provides award winning topical science news articles to learners, parents and educators that connect the latest in scientific research to learning. Available at: https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/
    PBS.org PBS.org is a free online resource that contains videos and popular shows aligned to topics in science 6-12.  A great way to provide real-world examples of scientific content.  Available at: https://www.pbs.org/  (On the homepage select shows then science and nature on the left hand menu)

    Free Secondary Social Studies Recommended Resources

    iCivics ICivics.org uses games to transform abstract concepts into real-life problems. Students gain civic knowledge and skills because the learning experience is fun and challenging. They learn without even realizing it. Available at:  https://www.icivics.org/
    Civics 360 Civics360 is an interactive civics review tool to help Florida students improve their understanding of civics. Available at:  http://civics360.org/
    Florida Council on Economic Education FCEE prepares Florida’s young people for personal and financial success through educational programs in economics, the free enterprise system and personal financial literacy so that they become productive members of the workforce, responsible consumers and wise investors.Available at:  http://www.fcee.org/educational-resources/online-resources/

    Additional ESOL Multilingual Resources

    InSync * InSync provides Resources for Class and Home to support Academic Achievement of every child. https://www.browardschools.com/Page/38587

    *Requires Broward Student ID & Password

    Follett eBook * Follett is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to PreK-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers and schools. Follett distributes books, reference materials, digital resources, eBooks and audiovisual materials. https://www.browardschools.com/Page/38633

    * Requires Broward Student ID & Password

    Free Advanced Placement Resources

    AP Classroom Students can access their AP curriculum by logging into their CollegeBoard account at: https://account.collegeboard.org/login/signUp. Once logged in they have access to their classroom teacher's AP classroom online instructional resource. This will enable students to interact with their teacher and maintain the proper pace of learning to prepare for the AP exam. 
    Khan Academy Khan Academy also offers students the ability to connect their PSAT/SAT results to their Khan Academy account. This creates a personalized learning pathway for SAT practice. Available through SSO LaunchPad or https://www.khanacademy.org/. Information about linking PSAT/SAT results to Khan Academy can be found at: http://bit.ly/2W6bDdE

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