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LHRIC COVID-19 Software Specials

LHRIC SUPPORTED TITLES


Note: All digital solutions supported by the LHRIC have been vetted to protect student data and are compliant with the current regulations regarding edlaw2D. Non-supported products if used, need to follow the edLaw2D regulations regarding teacher and student privacy. Consult with your administrators if you have any questions.

ACHIEVE3000

OFFER- Achieve3000 is adding licenses at no extra cost for current districts until 6/30/2020. In addition, Achieve3000 is offering free student literacy packets to download and print.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION- Based on students' Lexile level determines the article that is just right for that student. They read non-fiction articles, answer questions and write responses all leveled to their ability.

GRADE LEVEL/CONTENT AREA- K-12/ELA

FACILITATOR- Mae Isaac

EXISTING CLIENTS/NEW/OR BOTH- Existing for licenses, Both for packets

 

BLACKBOARD WCM

OFFER: All Web Community Manager customers can activate a free crisis subsite to share consolidated information about COVID-19 with their stakeholders.  Activate your FREE COVID-19 subsite.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:  Blackboard Web Community Manager (WCM) is a content management system (CMS) for your district and school websites.

GRADE LEVEL/CONTENT AREA:  K-12/All

FACILITATOR:  Carla Ciamarra

EXISTING CLIENTS/NEW/OR BOTH: Existing

BUNCEE

OFFER- Offering FREE Buncee Classroom accounts during the period of school closure, so that students can continue communicating and creating wherever they may be. Contact Mary Lynn Collins if interested in setting this up.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION- A creation and communication tool for students, educators and administrators to create interactive content, allowing those of all ages to visualize concepts and communicate creatively. 

GRADE LEVEL/CONTENT AREA- K-8, ALL

CONTACT- Mary Lynn Collins

EXISTING CLIENTS/NEW/OR BOTH- NEW

CASTLE LEARNING

OFFER- If your district is not a Castle Learning user, the company is offering FREE access for the balance of the current 2019-20 school without any future commitment. Castle Learning access can be opened within 48 hours and meets all compliances for the NYS Ed Law 2D guidelines. Contact Mary Lynn Collins if interested in implementing this. 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION- Online questions aligned and written to NYS Common Core. Teachers can create paper and online quizzes for students.

GRADE LEVEL/CONTENT AREA- K-12/All Subjects

FACILITATOR- Caroline Calabrese

EXISTING CLIENTS/NEW/OR BOTH- BOTH

DREAMBOX

OFFER- DreamBox is offering additional K-8 licenses through the end of June, 2020 for any students not currently on DreamBox in your school or district. Contact Raheela Baig for more information.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION- Personalized adaptable Math program for students in grades K-8

GRADE LEVEL/CONTENT AREA- K-8/Math

FACILITATOR-  Raheela Baig

EXISTING CLIENTS/NEW/OR BOTH- Existing

eCHALK

OFFER- eChalk is offering free teacher and student licenses through the end of the 19-20 school year.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION- eChalk’s integrated tools make it easy to get your message out to everyone. Build and maintain a beautiful school website, make sure your site meets ADA and WCAG guidelines, and automatically send emergency notifications to everyone’s mobile device.

GRADE LEVEL/CONTENT AREA- K-12

FACILITATOR- Carla Ciamarra

EXISTING CLIENTS/NEW/OR BOTH- Existing

EDGENUITY

OFFER- Edgenuity is willing to work with any district that is interested in adding or staring a new implementation during this situation. Please contact Mary Lynn Collins (K-5 & RTI) and Daren Khairule (6-12 courseware) for information regarding this.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION- K-12 blended learning solution. 

GRADE LEVEL/CONTENT AREA-  K12/ALL (K-5 Math & Reading, 6-12 HS Content)

FACILITATOR- K-5 Caroline Calabrese, 6-12 Randy Hall

 EXISTING CLIENTS/NEW/OR BOTH- BOTH

EXPLORE LEARNING

OFFER- Reflex has a free 30-day trial available to any teacher that signs up for it. To sign up for a free trial, teachers can use this link.  Once a teacher signs up, his or her students will have access to the program from anywhere that internet is available. If a district needs to extend this beyond the 30 days contact Mary Lynn Collins.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION- ExploreLearning Reflex is the most effective system for mastering basic facts in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

GRADE LEVEL/CONTENT AREA-  2-6/Math

FACILITATOR- John Resanovich

EXISTING CLIENTS/NEW/OR BOTH- BOTH

FRECKLE

OFFER- Freckle has a free product students can access at this time.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION- Freckle empowers teachers to differentiate instruction across Math, ELA, Social Studies and Science.

GRADE LEVEL/CONTENT AREA- K-12

FACILITATOR- Mary Lynn Collins-Callanan

EXISTING CLIENTS/NEW/OR BOTH- New

GOOGLE ENTERPRISE

OFFER- Non-Enterprise districts will be allowed to add Hangouts free of charge through July 1, 2020. You can have up to 250 people in a call together, record meetings, and livestream content for up to 100,000 people within the domain. 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION- Google productivity Suite includes Free and Enterprise version which is paid.

GRADE LEVEL/CONTENT AREA- PreK-12/ALL

FACILITATOR- Leslie Accardo & Alyssa Arroyo

EXISTING CLIENTS/NEW/OR BOTH- Existing

IMAGINE LEARNING

OFFER- Free licenses for literacy and math solutions for any of our districts until June 1st, 2020.  They have also developed Imagine Learning at Home, a new website to provide resources for parents and educators to access and use Imagine Language & Literacy, Imagine Español, and Imagine Math at home.  

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION- Imagine Language and Literacy: PK-6 adaptive and engaging personalized learning teaching reading and language. Imagine Math: PK-2 adaptive early learning building foundational math concepts. Imagine Math: Grades 3-8/Algebra/Geometry differentiated instruction that is motivational and provides access to live online teachers. Imagine Math Facts: Elementary/Middle School game-like learning for math fluency

GRADE LEVEL/CONTENT AREA- PreK-8/Math & ELA

FACILITATOR- Raheela Baig

EXISTING CLIENTS/NEW/OR BOTH- New

iREADY DIAGNOSTIC & INSTRUCTION

OFFER- Current districts using the Diagnostic have the option to turn on Online Instruction in i-Ready free of charge for the remainder of this school year. All students who use i-Ready would receive a personalized path of online lessons based on their most recent Diagnostic results, and all teachers would be able to assign lessons of their choosing to your students, including on-grade level instruction. Students can work on these lessons at school, or continue their learning at home. Curriculum Associates also has grade level packets of materials from their Ready curriculum that subscribing districts can take advantage of. Please reach out Raheela Baig for the links.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION- Diagnostic tools pinpoint student strengths and areas of need and measure proficiency of on-grade level standards. Online, personalized instruction and practice promote productive struggle to help all learners achieve proficiency.

GRADE LEVEL/CONTENT AREA- K-12/Reading & Math

FACILITATOR- Raheela Baig

EXISTING CLIENTS/NEW/OR BOTH- Existing

KAHOOT

OFFER- Free access to PREMIUM Kahoot Education institutions can get free access to Kahoot! Premium to empower distance and online learning and engage students anywhere, anytime.  Activate Premium for schools now.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION- Online game/quiz creator for users.

GRADE LEVEL/CONTENT AREA- K-12/All

FACILITATOR-  Leslie Accardo & Alyssa Arroyo 

EXISTING CLIENTS/NEW/OR BOTH- Both

LEXIA

OFFER -  Lexia will upgrade your licenses with a batch of additional licenses with subscriptions running through June 30, 2020, to cover all students at no additional cost. We will also provision Lexia Academy to assist with on-line professional learning for all educators who will have additional students using Lexia remotely.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION - Empowering Literacy Educators Through Adaptive Assessment and Personalized Instruction. Learn about Lexia's remote learning features.

GRADE LEVEL/CONTENT AREA- K-12

FACILITATOR- Raheela Baig

EXISTING CLIENTS/NEW/OR BOTH- Existing

Microsoft

OFFER-  EXISTING CUSTOMERS: Minecraft: Education Edition access is offered through June 2020 to Microsoft Office account holders.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION- Please visit our page of Microsoft Resources to assist with Remote Teaching and Learning  • Minecraft: Education Edition is an open-world game that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving in an immersive environment where the only limit is your imagination. 

GRADE LEVEL/CONTENT AREA- K-12/Project-based Learning

EXISTING CLIENTS/NEW/OR BOTH- New

NAVIANCE

OFFER -  Naviance is providing open access to our College, Career and Life Readiness Curriculum for all Naviance clients from now through June 30, 2020.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION -Naviance is a comprehensive college, career and life readiness solution that helps districts and schools align student strengths and interests to postsecondary goals, improving student outcomes and connecting learning to life.

GRADE LEVEL/CONTENT AREA- 6-12

FACILITATOR- John Resanovich

EXISTING CLIENTS/NEW/OR BOTH- Existing

NEARPOD

OFFER- Nearpod is extending impacted schools and districts temporary access to the program. Contact Leslie Accardo & Alyssa Arroyo for more information.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION- Nearpod is an instructional platform that merges formative assessment and dynamic media for collaborative learning experiences.

GRADE LEVEL/CONTENT AREA- K-12/ALL

FACILITATOR-  Leslie Accardo & Alyssa Arroyo

EXISTING CLIENTS/NEW/OR BOTH- Both

RENAISSANCE

OFFER- myON and/or Freckle Learning is offered free of charge until 4/30. This can be extended upon request.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION-  Freckle empowers teachers to differentiate instruction across Math, ELA, Social Studies and Science.
myON® Reader is a student-centered, personalized literacy environment that gives students access to more than 6,000 enhanced digital books. Titles are dynamically matched to each individual student’s interests, grade and Lexile® reading level. Combined with a suite of close reading tools and embedded supports, myON Reader fosters student engagement and achievement.
myON® News, powered by News-o-Matic, delivers age-appropriate digital news articles for students, reporting on timely topics and current events. Articles incorporate engaging multimedia – videos, slideshows and photo galleries – to help students better understand the news. Subjects cover everything from space science and endangered species to football and fashion, engaging even the most reluctant reader.

GRADE LEVEL/CONTENT AREA- Freckle Math K-9, Freckle ELA K-12, Freckle SS K-12, Freckle Science K-8, myON Reader & News K-12

FACILITATOR-  Caroline Calabrese

EXISTING CLIENTS/NEW/OR BOTH- Both

ST MATH

OFFER -  Districts may use ST Math for no cost during their school/district closure.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION - ST Math’s patented approach - manipulating objects in space and time - is totally unique in the market. The program starts by teaching the foundational concepts visually, then connects the ideas to the symbols, language, and robust discourse.

GRADE LEVEL/CONTENT AREA- PreK-8

FACILITATOR- Raheela Baig

EXISTING CLIENTS/NEW/OR BOTH- Both

WATERFORD

OFFER -  Access to the Waterford program for children, PreK-2 for reading and math, at no charge through the end of the school year.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION - Waterford is a comprehensive, technology-based early reading, math, and science program with integrated assessments and teacher tools for PreK-2.

GRADE LEVEL/CONTENT AREA- PreK-2

FACILITATOR- Caroline Calabrese

EXISTING CLIENTS/NEW/OR BOTH- Both

WIXIE

OFFER-  EXISTING CUSTOMERS: Wixie is will extend subscriptions for additional grades for students & teachers for no cost through the end of the year.

 NEW CUSTOMERS:  Wixie is offering free pilot subscriptions through the end of the year. 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION- Wixie is an online publishing and creativity platform that lets students share what they know through their writing, their voice, and their art.

GRADE LEVEL/CONTENT AREA- K-5/All

FACILITATOR- Sean Rowan

EXISTING CLIENTS/NEW/OR BOTH- Both

CURRENTLY NOT SUPPORTED  BY LHRIC

ADOBE CLOUD

OFFER -  FREE Creative Cloud (through May  31, 2020) & Connect Solutions (free 90-Day access through July 1, 2020)

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION -  Adobe is enabling Distance Learning globally for schools impacted by COVID-19.  This can assist in efforts to keep coursework, teamwork, and student progress on-track through at home access to Creative Cloud for students and educators.

CONTACT- Bob Long, Logisoft

AUDIBLE

OFFER- Free stories for kids, tweens, and teens.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION- Audible is a seller and producer of spoken audio entertainment, information, and educational programming on the Internet. Audible sells digital audiobooks, radio and TV programs, and audio versions of magazines and newspapers.

GRADE LEVEL/CONTENT AREA-  K-12

 

BRAINPOP

OFFER- Recognizing the enormous impact this situation has on a school community, BrainPOP is offering free, unlimited use of BrainPOP to any school, anywhere, that is closed due to the coronavirus during the period of their closure. This is intended for schools that do not currently have a subscription.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION- BrainPop is a group of educational websites with over 1,000 short animated movies for students in grades K-12, together with quizzes and related materials, covering the subjects of science, social studies, English, math, engineering and technology, health, and arts and music.

GRADE LEVEL/CONTENT AREA-  K-12/All Subjects

FACILITATOR- Caroline Calabrese

EXISTING CLIENTS/NEW/OR BOTH- NEW

TYNKER CODING

OFFER-  At Tynker, we’re concerned about the impact the COVID-19 coronavirus is having on students and educators. Therefore, as the global leader in computer coding education in schools, we’d like to do our part to help. If your school or district is planning a closure for preventative health-related reasons, please complete this form to get full access to the entire Tynker curriculum and platform at no cost. This will give you and your students access to our self-paced, on-demand courses until May 2020, but we will happily extend this offer until your school reopens.

In addition to our existing free online professional development, we will be running a series of webinars to train teachers on how to use Tynker in a remote learning environment. Please visit our training page for details and schedules.

If you know of other schools or districts that may be affected, please feel free to forward this email to them. This offer is available to all PreK-12 schools. And, of course, thank you to all the schools that are currently premium subscribers of Tynker, without whom this offer wouldn’t be possible.

On behalf of the entire Tynker community, we thank you for what you do every day.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION- Tynker offers self-paced online courses for children to learn coding at home, as well as specially designed curriculum for schools

GRADE LEVEL/CONTENT AREA- K-12/Science & Math

EXISTING CLIENTS/NEW/OR BOTH- Both

ZOOM

OFFER- Zoom will lift the 40-minute limit on video calls for its free version for educational users.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION- Online video conferencing tool that allows you to chat, share documents, whiteboard, screenshare and host of other features related to distance learning. Integrates well into other platforms like Microsoft.

GRADE LEVELS/CONTENT AREA- K-12/All

EXISTING CLIENTS/NEW/OR BOTH- Both

REMOTE TEACHING & LEARNING DURING SCHOOL CLOSURES