Learn from Home
Dear Edison K8 Families,
By now you have heard the Boston Public Schools will be closing from Tuesday, March 17th-May 4th, 2020. In an effort to support our families to the very best of our abilities the Edison K8 staff have put together this website to centralize instructional assignments, food resources, home resources and more. Over the school closure weeks we will centralize information here. This site will be revised regularly.
We fully recognize families are rearranging their households, setting up childcare, and so much more to accommodate and navigate these next several weeks. We encourage families to reach out with any questions and concerns. We are here for you! We are in this together! We CAN do this!
Samantha Varano, Principal svarano@Bostonpublicschools.org /617-869-5844 (cell)
Stacey Dodge, Assistant Principal of Grades 5-8 email@example.com
Rebecca Lee, Assistant Principal of Grades K-4 firstname.lastname@example.org
Families are also welcome to reach out to your child's individual teachers.
Edison K8 Administration
Click on your grade to find your assignments...
Accessing Clever Digital Backpack
Go to www.bostonpublicschools.org/backpack and click on “Log in as a student”
Older students log in using their BPS email and Password through “Log in with Google” while younger students with access to a webcam log in with “Clever Badge log in”
Homeroom teachers will share email/password and badge info with families in their room. Student passwords for their BPS email is their 8-digit birthday (MMDDYYYY).
Please note that we don’t have subscriptions to all the applications listed on the Clever homepage. You can learn more about the BPS Clever Backpack here. The BPS is already working with additional companies to secure more resources for your child during this time to ensure continuity of learning.
Featured Site: Audible
For as long as schools are closed, we're open. Starting today, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.
All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
Explore the collection, select a title and start listening.
It's that easy.
PBS Kids Reading Games: pbskids.org/games/reading
Education World, The Reading Machine: www.educationworld.com/a_tech/archives/readingmachine.shtml
Scholastic Student Activities website: teacher.scholastic.com/activities/clf/tguidesitemap.htm
The Learning Company games: classicreload.com
The International Childrens Digital Library: en.childrenslibrary.org
Unite for Literacy: uniteforliteracy.com
Project Gutenberg: www.gutenberg.org
Tech for Teachers: Supporting Struggling Readers with Speech-to-Text: youtu.be/zBLXkAVyJWU (scaffolded text)
Personalizing and differentiating instruction for diverse readers:
Newsela: current non-fiction articles at multiple Lexile levels: newsela.com
Simple English Wikipedia: simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
Storyline Online: read-aloud, mostly for younger children: www.storylineonline.net
Fact Monster: fun facts, trivia games, and homework help for elementary students: factmonster.com
Khan Academy: short online tutorials for all ages: khanacademy.org
Goodreads for students 13 and up; librarians can create private groups with restricted membership: www.goodreads.com
Biblionasium, which allows users to share their reading preferences; for students age 6-13: www.biblionasium.com
Library Thing: lets students create a private but shareable personal bookshelf, for kids 13 and up: librarything.com
Poetry-Free-for-All: for poets of all ages: www.everypoet.org
Teen Ink: www.teenink.com
Book Crossing: a forum for sharing actual print books in a unique way: www.bookcrossing.com
Epals: A reputable global pen pal site that can encourage reading and writing: www.epals.com/#/connections
www.starfall.com (great for phonics and math)
www.scholasticmagazines.com (scholastic learn at home)
Knowledge on the Go (new lessons added daily)
www.embarc.online is a math support website for Eureka math and Engage NY. It is broken down by module, unit, and lesson and offers online videos about the lessons, an interactive slideshow that teaches and/or reviews the material, quizzes and more. It can be accessed via a smartphone. It is a great way for students to review the material they have been doing in class.
www.starfall.com (great for phonics and math)
Knowledge on the Go (Math and Science lessons added daily)