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Riverside Elementary Students and Families,

Today’s information will cover the different online tools we will be using this year both in the classroom and remotely if needed.

Lexia- Students work independently to develop critical reading and language skills through individualized, motivating learning paths. All students, regardless of their skill level, can each work at their own pace and the teacher is notified when students need support.

Dreambox- Dreambox is a math program that is both engaging and proven to boost your child’s math performance. Whether your learners is a math whiz or needs help filling in some gaps, the Dreambox platform provides your child with the individualized lessons they need to succeed.

Google Classroom- Classroom is a free service for schools, non-profits, and anyone with a personal Google account. Google Classroom makes it easy for learners and instructors to connect—inside and outside of schools. Teachers set up a classroom page which students can access using their school email and generated code.

SeeSaw- Seesaw is a simple way for teachers and students to record and share what's happening in the classroom. Seesaw gives students a place to document their learning, be creative and learn how to use technology. Each student gets their own journal and will add things to it, like photos, videos, drawings, or notes.

Zoom- Zoom is a cloud-based video communications app that allows you to set up virtual video and audio conferencing, webinars, live chats, screen-sharing, and other collaborative capabilities.

Google Meet- Meet is a lot like Zoom. It is an online tool that provides teachers and students to connect through video conferencing. 

Remind- Remind is a communication platform that helps educators reach students and parents where they are. Classroom teachers will invite parents to “join,” their class using a specific code. Remind gives the teachers and parents a two way communication tool that can be text or phone calls.

If you have questions or need clarification on what online tools we will be using, do not hesitate to call either school or send an email to myself, jcrum@riverside.k12.ia.us or to Dr. Mitchell at tmitchell@riverside.k12.ia.us. Please remember, communication, patience and adaptability will be important as we start the 2020-21 school year.

Jason Crum
PK-5 Principal