Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Plan Ahead...2018-19 Instructional Technology Subscription Updates

We have several instructional technology service announcements to prepare for 2018–19!

Our subscription to Defined STEM ended on Friday, June 30, 2017, since the elementary Science Steering Committee has completed their work using these resources.

Due to a very low usage rate, we are discontinuing access to Gizmos, virtual science simulations.

Epic!, a service offered for students to access digital texts for free during the school day, will continue to be available, and parents can purchase after-school access for individual students.

Due to an increased interest in coding at the primary and intermediate levels, we will purchase a subscription to Tynker for all students in grades 2–5.

As teachers implement more blended learning across all grade levels, the reliance on EdPuzzle grew. Therefore, we will have PK–12 subscription for next year.

We will continue our investigation into resources for elementary schools to teach digital literacy skills and offer digital books. We subscribed to myON during this school year and will make a choice before the end of the school year and communicate in late May.

You can see an updated list of our subscriptions here: bit.ly/220subscriptions.

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