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Elementary Distance Learning Opportunities

The following is a list of resources and learning opportunities to help Elementary students during this time of distance learning.
Zoom is a video conferencing software that allows teachers to video chat with students. Joining is simple and can be done in a number of ways.
Teachers can give a meeting ID and a password. Once on the zoom website, you can click "Join a meeting" enter the meeting ID, and follow the prompts to connect to your teacher.
Alternatively teachers may send a link which you can click on, that will take you to the meeting that teachers have set up.
There is also a zoom app on the play store and apple store, that allows you to easily use a cellphone to connect to the meetings
Important: If you have a SJVA chromebook, when going to zoom it may direct you to the chrome app store to install the zoom chrome app. This will be block. To use zoom on a SJVA chromebook, go to, and join the meeting through the web browser.
Clever (Single sign on software - Grades 2 - 5)
Clever allows students to quickly and efficiently log in to different student programs. Single sign on means the student has to log in once through the clever portal using their google accounts, and they will have access to all the programs within their dashboard, without having to sign in again.
Students can click on any program in their dashboard (Pictured above) and it will take them directly to the program, and sign them in. It is a centralized location for most of the schools programs, and a great place to start in supporting student learning at home.
Smarty Ants (Grades 2: Accessed through the clever portal, Kinder and 1st grade: Accessed through the ipad app)
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.
Achieve 3000 (Grades 2 - 5: Accessed through the clever portal)
Achieve 3000 is an English Language Arts program that gives students access to hundreds of articles on different topics, and then present them questions to test comprehension of the article. Teachers are also able to monitor student progress, and assign different topics to help support learning at home.
Think Central (Grades 1 - 5: Accessed through think central website)
Think Central contains the students curriculum in a electronic format. It provides reading resources, as well as the practice book that teachers use in class. Teachers are also able create assignments that can be accessed in the "Things to do" menu that can be seen once logged in. These activities can be used to support learning at home. Please reach out to your child's teacher for log in information.
Khan Academy (All grades: Access through the website or through the clever portal)
Khan academy is a widely used math resource that contains hundreds of instructional math videos. Students are able to look up a specific topic they are having trouble with, or can click "Course" and start a course on a topic that they want to try. A course will give them a string of videos, and then present them practice problems to check their understanding. It is a great resource to support learning at home.