Technology at HomeMercer Island School School District provides several resources to support learning that are available for students to access from home. Please browse to find the ones that match your family needs in building strong habits at home while managing screen time expectations for your child. The table below provides some quick information about the tools, purposes and recommendations. The links below will take you to the sites you choose to explore with your child. If you need help with log in information, please contact your child's teacher.Thank you for all your support of learning at home.Content Area Learning Tools provided by MISD:
K-5A common core aligned adaptive program that personalizes practice in math and reading standards for kindergarten through eighth grade. An excellent way to fill conceptual gaps and extend learning in math and to practice at level reading with short articles as well as word study phonics skills. Recommended 20-60 minutes or 4-6 completed lessons each week. **Limit parental support so program can adjust to your child's skills and next steps. (Use help video tutorials that pop up.)App available
Log in with first name last name and a class code provided by teacher.
K-1Online guided reading program with interactive eBooks and comprehension quizzes. Students should listen to each title, read silently and test their comprehension on leveled bookshelves. 3-4 books per week recommended. It is important that students truly read; not flip through pages to earn stars. App available
Log in with teacher code, click name and select picture password provided by teacher.
2-5A digital library service of authentic trade books with an emphasis on nonfiction titles. It recommends 4 books based on reading level and interest on the myOn tab. In addition, in the Library tab, thousands of books at many levels are available to browse with excellent narrated audio support. This is not intended to replace paper books, but to augment class and home libraries. Recommendation is typically 20 minutes per week. App available for offline accessK-2 Sign in with Clever badges; 3-5 use Clever instant log in link and sign in with Google misd4000.org account.
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K-5A huge collection of content area animated videos with quizzes, learning games, primary source activities, concept mapping and more for each movie. Content is mapped to Common Core Standards and offers a great way to learn more about classroom topics as well as to explore and expand personal interests. Recommendation varies: standard family screen time rules should apply.App availableEach school has a generic username and passwords.Some teachers set up individual accountsAll the Right TypeK-5Formal keyboarding is introduced as a standard at 3rd grade. Before that many k-2 students explore keyboarding with Dance Mat Typing. All the Right Type (ATRT) provides sequenced lessons to build accurate, efficient typing habits. Recommendation is frequent, short practice: 15 minutes twice a week at home. App available
Log in with school code, username and password provided by teacherThinkCentral
Generic grade level log ins for this website provide access to our Math Expressions textbook, printable homework and remembering pages, interactive learning games and resource links for many lessons. Some 3-5 classrooms have set up individual student accounts to make online assessments and assignments available.Each grade level at each school has a generic username and passwords.Some teachers set up individual accounts
Student Research Tools:Click here to access the library page with all of our research tools for students.