The G-Suite for Education is a core suite of productivity applications that Google offers to schools and educational institutions for free. These communication and collaboration apps include Calendar, Drive, Docs, Photos, Classroom and more, and a Google account unlocks access to dozens of other collaborative tools supported by Google. All of these applications exists completely online (or in the cloud), meaning that all creations can be accessed from any device with an Internet connection.
aimswebPlus is the leading assessment and Response to Intervention (RTI) solution in school today—a complete web-based solution for universal screening, progress monitoring, and data management for Grades K-12. It provides guidance to administrators and teachers based on accurate, continuous, and direct student assessment. It helps school administrators demonstrate tangible improvements. It helps teachers become more effective and more efficient in the classroom. Most important of all, aimswebPlus helps to create better outcomes for students.
Lexia provides explicit, systematic, personalized learning on fundamental reading skills and delivers real-time performance data without stopping to administer a test. This research-proven, technology-based approach accelerates reading skills development, predicts students' year-end performance, and provides teachers data-driven action plans to help differentiate instruction. Lexia Core 5, Lexia Strategies, and Lexia RAPID Assessment are the products used in the Lexia program.
Read Naturally Live is a cloud-based intervention for students in grades one through eight efficiently applies the research-based Read Naturally Strategy to accelerate reading achievement. Visual and auditory prompts guide students through the motivating steps to develop fluency and phonics skills, support comprehension, and improve vocabulary. Track student progress easily and use the data to differentiate instruction with Read Naturally Live.
Google Chromebooks are thin, light-weight laptops running Google's Chrome OS. These computers are designed to be used primarily while connected to the Internet, with most applications and documents living in the cloud. Students and teachers utilize the Chromebooks to access all the benefits from our Google Apps for Education school account. They are also used to administer state testing to the student body. Click here to learn more about Google Chromebooks.
Apple iPads are light weight touch based tablet computers. They are used to access student centered and collaborative academic applications, web-based content, cloud-based support programs, and other interactive digital resources. Click here to learn more about Apple iPads in an educational setting.
Promethean Boards are interactive whiteboard systems which grant teachers and students the capability to deliver, utilize, interact with, and tailor project-able digital content directly into the classrooms. Designed to focus attention and provide a platform to boost the interactivity of classroom instruction, these interactive whiteboards provide the essential building blocks for any digitally connected classroom. Click here to learn more about Promethean Boards.
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is the premier nonprofit organization serving educators and education leaders committed to empowering connected learners in a connected world. ISTE strives for a world where all learners thrive, achieve, and contribute. As the creator and steward of the definitive education technology standards, ISTE’s mission is to empower learners to flourish in a connected world by cultivating a passionate professional learning community, linking educators and partners, leveraging knowledge and expertise, advocating for strategic policies, and continually improving learning and teaching. In the link below, you will find the standards Sterling Community School is using to successfully implement the ISTE framework.