Online Programs

Math Programs

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ALEKS is our main online math program for math. In addition, Students can create a Khan Academy account and use it as well.

To get started using ALEKS, on your mobile device (or tablet/ipad) now, follow these steps:

1)      Enter https://www.aleks.com/ in your address bar.  ALEKS is web based, so you can access it from anywhere you have internet access.

2)     Students login with the login their teacher gave them. Please contact your teacher if you do not know this login.

 

 

Khan Academy is a free program that all students are welcome to use in addition to ALEKS.

Math Games

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Sum Dog is a fun site to practice math! You can even compete against others in the classroom.

Language Arts Programs

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Reading Horizons is our main ELA online program. Reading Horizons uses 3 assessments before students begin working. It will test students on phonics, vocabulary, spelling, and comprehension and create a personalized plan to accelerate each child’s learning to the fullest.

To get started using Reading Horizons, Elevate, on your mobile device (or tablet/ipad) now, follow these steps:

1)      Enter http://www.rhelevate.com/ in your address bar.  Reading Horizons is web based, so you can access it from anywhere you have internet access.

2)     Students login with the login their teacher gave them. Please contact your teacher if you do not know this login.

 

 

Students use Spellingcity.com to study the words on their personalized spelling list. Weekly tests are taken on here as well.

 

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MyOn is an online digital library. Students have access to hundreds of high interest books on their level.

Other Programs

Typing club.com

Students use Typing Club to perfect their typing skills. Remember to use HOME ROW!

What is Blended Learning?

The concept of “blended learning” is still maturing, but Michael B. Horn and Heather Staker provide a good working definition for it in their book, Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools:

“…a formal education program in which a student learns at least in part through online learning with some element of student control over time, place, path, and/or pace and at least in part at a supervised brick-and-mortar location away from home. The modalities along each student’s learning path in a course or subject are connected to provide an integrated learning experience.”2

What are the benefits of blended learning, and what does this new learning dynamic mean for students and teachers?

Increased Student Control of their Own Learning

Students assume greater control and a more active role in their learning, some of which is done in the classroom with the teacher and/or fellow students and some done independently at a computer. Offering students choices in how they learn helps boost student interest and engagement.

Shift in the role of the teacher

As students become more self-reliant learners, teachers shift from knowledge providers to learning facilitators, coaches, and mentors, who are freer to circulate among students, observe them more closely, and give them the targeted support they need.

Personalized Student Learning

Data compiled from students’ work in software programs such as provides detailed information on students’ struggles, so teachers can more effectively customize face-to-face instruction. Our online links to software can be found below.  Click on the icon to visit the different program sites.

What does this mean for us?

When working with your child at home, please allow your child to work independently at his or her own pace. Provide encouragement, but don’t give away the answers!

Please try to ensure an average of 20-30 minutes per session. We recommend that usage be kept to a reasonable level – not too short and not too long.  It’s important for students to take a break after each session to rest their eyes.

All students should know their login and password. If for some reason they do not remember, please feel free to contact their crew leader. Usually their login is their email or their  <firstname.lastname>.

Mrs. Donahue:  carrie.donahue@aisutah.org          Ms. Johnson: meredith.johnson@aisutah.org

Mr. Larrabee: tim.larrabee@aisutah.org                  Mrs. Mangome: karen.mangome@aisutah.org

 

Notes

1. Reading Horizons, http://www.readinghorizons.com/blended-learning, 2001-2014.

2. Michael B. Horn and Heather Staker, Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools (United States: Jossey-Bass, 2014), 54.