Resource Links

CUSD Links

  • CUSD Home Page - www.cusd.com
  • Clever - clever.cusd.com - This utility will get you into a host of great resources. Your students will use this link to access their online learning tools as well.
  • Student Account Management (SAM) - portal.cusd.com
  • Office 365 - portal.office.com/home (You can download MS Office on your home computer for free. Use this link to sign in with your CUSD credentials.)
  • Math Book - You will now find the math book in Clever. Teachers, use THIS LINK.
  • iPhone setup - THIS link will take you to a PDF file that will walk you through the setup. If you have an android device, you can extract the content you need from that tutorial to sync email, contacts, and calendar tools.

Collaboration and Lesson Building

Collaboration & Communication

Typing

  • Typing Club - This FREE typing program will help little fingers get used to using the keys on a keyboard. Great practice tool. Needs minimal instruction/help.
  • Dance Mat Typing - The English accent is cute with this one. The animated figures are engaging and you want to type more.
  • Nitro Type - clever.cusd.com -- In clever, you will find Nitro Type. Kids race other people from around the world. They get to select their car and race. Typing speed and accuracy will cause your car to speed up. Racers earn "money" for completed races.

Additional Resources

3D Web Models

  • SketchUp - (This is also available in Google Drive in the NEW tab. Click More and scroll down.)
  • Tinkercad - Does your site have a 3D printer? Do you want one? Learn how to develop 3D designs using this online resource.

Link-Building Tools

Teacher

  • PTCFast.com - https://ptcfast.com/ -- This website lets you set up your Parent Teacher Conferences easily. Parents can land here and choose from one of the time slots that you have pre-selected. They can get email reminders. You can easily access the entire spread of conference dates and times with attendees at the click of a button--save as PDF and email to your Office Manager if you choose.
  • ClassroomScreen.com -- This is a resourceful teaching tool, instructional tool, presentation tool, and communication tool. Can the kids talk right now? Is it a whisper time? Timer. Clock. Traffic signal. QR generator. Communication illustrations. Randomizer. Student selector. And more. Oh, and it's FREE.
  • PDFCandy - Use this to tweak, adjust, or modify any file to be a better PDF (or a PDF for the very first time).
  • ClassroomQ - This instrument helps regulate what child is next in the queue.