Instructional Technology


A temporary hub of information and tools to help teachers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

Google for Education

To activate Screencastify Unlimited access, follow these instructions:

Visit this page and click "Redeem coupon" (under the Next Billing Date)

Enter code CAST_COVID

Click "Activate License" (no credit card required). Ignore the Next Billing Date - that will be incorrect

Here's a quick video that demonstrates these steps.

Licenses are now live for our entire learning community, with Newsela ELA, Newsela Social Studies, Newsela Science and Social-Emotional Learning.

Quick tips:

1. Find Content HERE

2. Text Set Assigning:

Teachers can assign the entire collection/text set to their classes (not just individual texts!)

Support articles/links on assigning/using text sets here:

Newsela Class Text Set for Elementary Students

Teach with Newsela: Text Sets (video)

Text Sets and Collections

A couple of notes:

Teachers will see that their existing accounts are automatically updated when they log in – no action necessary for active users

Teachers that do not have any type of existing license linked to our district, please use the immediate links below to get started. Use "sign in with Google" option and make sure to select your PCSSD email address.

Instant access for non-licensed teachers (LINK HERE)

Getting Started with Newsela toolkit (LINK HERE and attached)


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