Summer Digital Tools

  • Accessibility / Usability Resources

    Use these resources to support students’ access to digital content within any subject. Functions include having text read aloud, word prediction when writing, and much more. 

    Read&Write for Google Chrome

    1. Install the Extensions
      1. Video Tutorials
        1. Overview in Spanish - Resumen en Español
        2. Feature  Demonstrations in Spanish - Demostraciones de Funciones en Español
      2. Fundamentals Online Learning Course
      3. Picture Tutorial
    2. Chromebook Accessibility Features
      1. Web-based Tutorial
      2. Video Tutorials
    3. iOS Accessibility Features
      1. Spoken Content
      2. Zoom
      3. High Contrast
      4. Auto Captions
    4. EquatIO
      1. Install the Extension
      2. Video Tutorials
      3. Fundamentals Online Learning Course
    5. Google Keep 
      1. Video Tutorials
      2. Web-based Tutorial
    6. Accessibility for English Learners (Use these resources to support english learner student’s access to digital content within any subject).

      

    English and Language Arts
    Mathematics
    Social Science and Global Studies
    Science
    Art and Music
    Health and Physical Education
    Additional Resources for English Learners
    General Information Reaources

     

    English and Language Arts

    Students can use these sites to choose books of interest. They should be reading at least 20 minutes per day. 

    Elementary Resources
    The sources below allow for digital access to books and require students to go through LCPS Go. 

    • MackinVIA MackinVIA™ is a program that makes it easy to access your school's digital resources. You can use MackinVIA on any desktop, laptop, or mobile device with Internet access. 
    • TumbleBooks TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music, and narration to produce an electronic picture book which children can read, or have read to them. Each story comes with puzzles and games geared to ensure reading comprehension
    • Reading A-Z and RAZ-kids Reading A to Z Raz-Kids is an award-winning resource that provides a library of differentiated books at 29 levels of difficulty students use to practice reading in school, at home, or on the go. Digital and mobile access means that students get the personalized reading practice they need anytime, anywhere. And with easy-to-use online controls, teachers can quickly manage and track their students' reading progress in a matter of minutes.

    Secondary Resources
    Resources above and the following

    • Newsela - Newsela, an online digital tool which provides current nonfiction articles, vocabulary and comprehension support, will be available to all secondary students and teachers in all content areas. All students in grades 6-12 have personal accounts. Students log into LCPS Go.
    • No Red Ink - No Red Inkan online digital learning tool for writing, grammar, usage, and mechanics and writing is available to all English teachers, staff responsible for English instruction, and students. All students in grades 6-12 have personal accounts. Students log into LCPS Go. Grade Level Sequences Available Here
    • Reading A to Z Raz-Kids Reading A to Z Raz-Kids is an award-winning resource that provides a library of differentiated books at 29 levels of difficulty students use to practice reading in school, at home, or on the go. Digital and mobile access means that students get the personalized reading practice they need anytime, anywhere. And with easy-to-use online controls, teachers can quickly manage and track their students' reading progress in a matter of minutes.
    • VDOE Family English and Reading Websites 

     

    Mathematics

    Students may engage in Dreambox Learning lessons, which are chosen based on students’ readiness and previous lessons. GO Math is our online textbook, which contains videos and lessons on grade-level math content. LCPS Mathematics Curriculum Guides (bit.ly/LCPSGuides) contain the Yearly Overviews for each grade level/mathematics course and additional information about curriculum and digital content.

    Elementary Resources

    • Dreambox (K-5) DreamBox is an adaptive program that utilizes rich visuals, sound design, and interactivity to support deep math understanding.  Dreambox provides continuous formative assessment in and between lessons to provide the right next lesson at the right time.  Lessons are available in both Spanish and English.
    • GO Math! Go Math! is an interactive digital platform that provides a variety of grade level interactive lessons, videos, exercises and the grade level student textbook. 

    Secondary Resources

    • Dreambox (Math 6-8) DreamBox is an adaptive program that utilizes rich visuals, sound design, and interactivity to support deep math understanding.  Dreambox provides continuous formative assessment in and between lessons to provide the right next lesson at the right time.  Lessons are available in both Spanish and English.
    • ALEKS (Alg. 1, Geometry, Alg. 2) Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces is a Web-based, artificially intelligent assessment and learning system. ALEKS uses adaptive questioning to determine exactly what a student knows and doesn't know in a course. ALEKS then instructs the student on the topics they are most ready to learn.
    • Pearson Envision (Math 6 - Alg. 2) - Envision Math is an interactive digital platform that provides a variety of lessons, videos, exercises and the course student textbook. 

     

     

    Social Science and Global Studies 

    Elementary Resources

    Please log into LCPS Go and use the search function to find the below resources.

    • LCPS Library Online Resources 
      • Use the LCPS Library Online resources to learn about a person or place in the world using Culturegrams , NatGeo Kids (Gale Databases)
      • Use PebbleGo to learn about citizenship, the government, the military, geography and cultures around the world. 
      • Find topics of interest in BrainPop JR watch a video and explore the interactive activities.
    • Maps101 is a digital resource that can be accessed through LCPS GO that includes virtual field trips, interactive maps, current event articles as well as learn and play activities. 

    Secondary Resources

    Please log into LCPS Go and use the search function to find the below resources.

    • Library Online Resources
      • Explore topics of interest or review previous learning using the online encyclopedias, Britannica or  ABC-CLIO.
      • Check out a historical novel or nonfiction ebook using MackinVIA.
      • Find topics of interest in BrainPop, watch a video and explore the interactive activities.
    • Newsela  
    • Maps101 is a digital resource that can be accessed through LCPS GO that includes virtual field trips, interactive maps, current event articles as well as learn and play activities.

     

    Science

    Elementary Resources

    Use these resources to learn about science. Take advantage of the activities associated with each digital resource to extend student learning.

    The resources below require students to log in through LCPS GO.

    • PebbleGo - designed for K-3 students. Packed with informational articles, ready-made activities, and literacy supports for students of all abilities, it boosts engagement and fosters independent learning in core subject areas.
    • NatGeo Kids (Gale Databases) - designed to engage students in adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology and space. Nat Geo Kids includes magazine articles as well as books, videos and images that support students' study of science.
    • Five Ponds Press Science- Online Science textbooks. Students should access using the LCPS Go app and log-in information provided from their teachers.
    • Brainpop Jr - is an online tool that engages students in learning games, animated movies and activities that are designed to support student learning by encouraging them to reflect, make connections and engage in deeper, curiosity-driven learning.

    Secondary Resources 

    • Newsela - Newsela, an online digital tool which provides current nonfiction articles, vocabulary and comprehension support, will be available to all secondary students and teachers in all content areas. All students in grades 6-12 have personal accounts. Students log into LCPS Go and select Newsela.
    • Gizmos - Middle School only. Gizmos are interactive math and science simulations that are interactive and allow students to explore and reinforce scientific concepts and help students understand concepts that are difficult to describe or visualize.

     

    Art and Music

    The Elementary Art document provides access to activities, tutorials, and interactive museum tours.
    Elementary Art Online Resources

    The Elementary Music document provides access to interactive music activities
    Elementary Music Online Resources

     

    Health and Physical Education

    CDC: The US Department of Health and Human Services, recommend that children and adolescents ages 6 through 17 years do 60 minutes (1 hour) or more of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity daily.

     

     

    Additional Resources for English Learners

    • Imagine Language & Literacy (available all summer)
      Students with access to Imagine Language & Literacy, K-12, may engage in unique lessons in reading. Suggested 20-30 minutes daily.
      It is an adaptive literacy program for Pre K through sixth grade students. Through playing games and completing short lessons, students improve foundational skills, and teachers and administrators receive reports on student progress.  English Learners in LCPS in grades K-12 have access to this interactive literacy program. 
    • RAZ-kids (available all summer)
      Students can use this site to choose books of interest. They should be reading at least 20 minutes per day.
    • General Information Resources

    Resources to find an overview on a general topic. The encyclopedia resources (Britannica, World Book) offer activities and games on their websites. Access these and other tools in LCPS Go, Library Resources.

Last Modified on June 16, 2021