Digital Instructional Materials

Digital Instructional Resources for the 2018-2019 School Year

Digital resources are reviewed by the Teaching and Learning, Technology, and Information Technology departments for their instructional value and commitment to protect student data and privacy.  Software vendors who are signatories to the Student Privacy Pledge are designated by SPP in the descriptions below.

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Adobe Spark for Education - Adobe Spark for Education is an online tool that enables students to express themselves via graphics, web stories and narrated videos.

Brain Pop – This program is used by elementary teachers and students for academic tutorials. SPP

Clever - Clever is an SSO (single sign-on solution) that allows students to login to instructional programs using their Google account or with saved credentials. SPP

Edgenuity – This program is used in the Lowndes Learning Center (LLC) at LHS  and at the Lowndes Alternative Program (LAP) at Parker Mathis Learning Center. This program provides full-course credit for LLC and LAP students, as well as credit recovery for Lowndes High School students. SPP

Edmentum Study Island – The program is used by teachers and students in elementary grades and middle grades. SPP

FlipGrid - Flipgrid is a video discussion platform that enables students to create short videos to explore topics and to engage in discussions with classmates. Flipgrid includes access control and moderation tools for teachers. SPP

GA Assesslets - Assesslets are offered in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Assesslets provide information on how well students understand concepts and are able to demonstrate knowledge and skills in a particular content area or domain. They are formative tools aligned to the Georgia Standards of Excellence assessed on the Georgia Milestones End of Grade (EOG) and End of Course (EOC) assessments. Items within each Assesslet are designed to require extended reasoning and critical thinking beyond basic recall.

Google G Suite for Education - Lowndes County Schools has adopted Google’s G Suite for Education (formerly called Google Apps for Education) to provide free online communication and productivity tools for students and teachers. G Suite for Education accounts are created for all students in grades K-12. G Suite Apps include Google Classroom, Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Contacts, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Google Forms, Google Drive, Google Sites, Google Keep, and Google Vault. SPP

i-Ready - This is the universal screener used in the RtI process for middle schools. It is a K–12 adaptive diagnostic for reading and mathematics that pinpoints student needs down to the sub-skill level, and ongoing progress monitoring shows whether students are on track to achieve end-of-year targets.

IStation Reading – This program is used by elementary school students and teachers. SPP

Keyboarding Without Tears – Used by elementary teachers and students to build keyboarding proficiency.

Newsela Pro - Instructional content platform that features differentiated high-interest texts in reading, science and social studies. It contains engaging activities that encourage close reading and bring lessons to life. SPP

Performance Matters/Unify – This program is primarily used by teachers to deliver online assessments. The platform will also serve as a data repository. SPP

Power Words - This is an add-on to Newsela Pro. Students can do vocabulary practice activities (in addition to reading comprehension) after reading an article to build deep understanding of the words they encountered. SPP

Renaissance Learning – This program is used in elementary Media Centers for AR and the early literacy component is used by Pre-K through 2nd grade students.

USA Testprep – This program is used by high school teachers and students in preparation for the EOC and other assessments.

Waterford Early Reading, Math & Science – Used in elementary schools in grades K-2 for literacy and foundation skills. SPP

Write Score – This program provides formative literacy assessments aligned to grade-level standards. The assessments are built to look and feel like the state assessment students will ultimately take. The essays are scored and returned with an online data analysis summary and lesson plans and other resources to teach mastery.