Series 100: Learning Resources & Tutorials

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    The resources contained on this page are useful for parents when students are on any of the learning plans (traditional, hybrid, remote, or virtual) throughout the 2020-2021 school year.  Resources will be added as needed, so please check back regularly.

    VIRTUAL LEARNING PROGRAM

    Visit the Virtual Learning Program for more information about the VLP program.

    ONLINE AND OFFLINE ACCESS INFORMATION

    Visit Online and Offline Access Information for instructions on accessing digital resources when not connected to the Internet.

OFFLINE ACCESS INFORMATION

Zoom

  • Testing Zoom Audio Before Your Zoom Meeting

    The following provides an overview of how to test audio in Zoom. Zoom updates its software on a regular basis. To make sure you have the most current version, check for updates.

    • Always run an audio test before starting or joining a meeting.
    • During the test, if you cannot hear any audio:
      • Make sure your computer speakers are on and not muted
      • If your speakers appear to be on and the volume is up, but you do not hear the audio, check Zoom's audio settings and select a different speaker.
    • During the test, if you cannot hear the audio your microphone recorded:
      • Make sure you have the right microphone selected. To select a different microphone, click the upward arrow to the right of the Mute button. Choose another microphone and test the audio again.
      • If you do not see a microphone listed or your microphone is still not coming through clear, Switch to the Phone Audio.
    • During the test, if your audio sounds muffled or distorted choose Switch to Phone Audio. Follow the instructions in the pop-up window.

    TIP: You can also switch to phone if your audio goes out during an active Zoom Meeting.

    Zoom Testing Audio

     

    Troubleshooting Tips for Audio in Zoom

    Do you sound quiet?

    Check the Zoom Audio Overview for information on adjusting your sounds settings.

    Do you sound like a robot?

    Please check to make sure you are sitting near your router, with strong internet signal.

    Do you have a headset?

    Using a headset is always a good option to cut down on background noise when you listen and to help you sound more clearn when you speak.

    Most Important Tip: Do you have strong internet in the room you are using for your Zoom meeting? Go to Google and search "speed test" Click to determine the quality of your internet speed.

    Zoom Troubleshooting

Schoology

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    Schoology is a learning management program that provides a way to organize and deliver content to students. Teachers and students can collaborate and interact with online learning tools for a manageable experience for all as we navigate the world of digital learning to provide the best learning opportunities, in and out of the classroom. 

    Schoology helps students stay organized and it keeps the class connected by viewing and interacting with the following features:

    Classes
    Upcoming Assignments
    School and class announcements

    Visit Schoology Student Resources for information and tutorials on logging into and navigating Schoology.

Google Login and ClassLink (All Grades)

SmartyAnts: (Grades K-2)

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     Smarty Ants is designed to build reading skills and accelerate learning in an engaging, interactive online learning environment. Students learn through fun, animated,  game-like activities. They even have their own personal ant “coach” to guide and instruct them while providing kind and motivating feedback along the way.

    SmartyAnts Tutorial Video

    Accessed through ClassLink.

     

Achieve 3000: (Grades 3-12)

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    Achieve3000 is a research-based non-fiction reading program that gives each student informational articles at their own unique reading level. The program adapts as the student demonstrates comprehension, slowly increasing the complexity of the text to grow his/her reading Lexile level.

    Achieve 3000 Tutorial Video

    Accessed through ClassLink.

ALEKS: (Grades 3-12)

Google Drive Offline Access

ThinkCentral GoMath: (Grades K-5)

My HRW GoMath: (Grades 6-12)

Discovery Education

Google Meet

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    Google Meet allows teachers and students to meet via video-conferencing.

    Google Meet Tutorial Video

    Accessed via the Google Chrome app waffle or by going to the Google Meet website using the teacher-provided code.

GoGuardian Parent App Overview

Remind

How to Log Into a Chromebook

Student Device Guide

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    Student Device Guide

    Logging Into Your Device: 

    • Students will log into their Chromebook with their ClassLink username and password.
    • For offline access, you need to log in by clicking "sign in with a different account."

    Chromebook Care:  

    • Treat the device as your own.  You are responsible for the care of your device.
    • Do not eat or drink around your device.
    • Do not expose your device to moisture.
    • Clean with a microfiber cloth.

    Connect to Network at Home

    • Click on the bottom right.
    • Click on the WiFi icon
    • Choose your network and type in your password.

    Transporting Your Chromebook

    • Carry your Chromebook with both hands.
    • Transport the Chromebook in a personal backpack between classes and from school to home.
    • Bring your Chromebook to school charged each day.

    ClassLink

    Need Help?

    • Let your teacher know if you are having issues with your Chomebook.
    • Submit a ticket to the Student/Parent Technology Help Desk located under the Technology Support section on the KIDS website.
    • Call the Wilson County Technology HelpDesk Line for students and parents at 615-547-7314 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

    For a printable version, visit Student Device Guide.

How to Setup a Learning Space at Home (Grades K-12)

Internet Safety (Grades PreK-12)

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    Common Sense Media offers way to help maximize the Internet's benefits -- while minimizing the risks -- using the latest research, tips, and tools on what really keeps kids safe.

    Privacy and Internet Safety for Ages 2 and Up

Academic Minute (Grades K-12)

Homework Hotline (Grades K-12)

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    Need FREE homework help?

    WORK with K-12 certified teachers for FREE

    CALL 615-298-6636

    CHAT at Homework Hotline TN

    OPEN Monday - Thursday, 4 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    (If schools revise schedules, times may change).

Remote Learning Guides