App of the Month

Google Drive

posted Dec 18, 2014, 12:42 PM by Michelle Annett

Every student has a district provided Google account.  The username is their computer user id followed by 

With Google Drive, students can access their school work at home, school, or on any mobile device. They can also share documents with their peers or teachers for easy collaboration.  All documents are automatically saved and backed up to the cloud, so nothing is ever lost.  This app is a must for productivity.  Once you've downloaded Drive, you will also need to download Google Docs and possible Google Sheets, and Google Slides in order to edit your saved documents. 


posted Jan 22, 2014, 10:14 AM by Michelle Annett

Overdrive is an app that allows you to checkout e-books for free from the public library and soon from our school library too. It's free too.   Once you download the app, you will need to create an Adobe account. This is free as well.  It will ask for your email. If you do not have an email you are already using, use your new school email address which is  Your username is the same thing you use to log-in to a school computer.  


posted Nov 13, 2013, 9:37 AM by Michelle Annett

The Edmodo app is a quick tool for reading and writing posts.  While the navigation can sometimes be a little more difficult than using the program on a desktop computer, it's handy to be able to always be logged in.  This is definitely worth putting on your phone! Download it for FREE from iTunes or Playstore.


posted Oct 24, 2013, 12:36 PM by Michelle Annett

Skyward is the app for Family Access. It works in Apple and Windows platforms. Students and parents can use the app to: 
 1) check grades
 2) check attendance
 3) check assignments
 4) see your lunch money balance
 5) communicate with teacher
To download the Apple version, visit iTunes.  For the Windows version, you will need to visit the Play store.

Destiny Quest

posted Jul 8, 2013, 7:48 PM by Michelle Annett   [ updated Jul 8, 2013, 7:52 PM ]

Destiny Quest is a terrific app that allows users to search for books in Cascade's Library, see a list of new books as well as the most popular books this month and check their account.  Users can also submit requests to place a book on hold and rate and review books they have read.  Follow these steps to follow your destiny......

1)  Download the app from the App Store, Playstore, or other source.  Because of weird restrictions on our guest network, some people may have to download the app at home.  Once you've downloaded it, it will work fine on the guest network irregardless of your device.

2) See Ms. Annett in the library to set-up your username and password.

3) Set up your app.  The first step will ask for you to connect to your library.  Enter:

4) Next, it will ask you to select a school.  Click on Cascade Middle School.

5) Finally, it will ask you to enter your username and password. This will be the same username and password you set up with Ms. Annett specifically for Destiny Quest.

Don't have your own device?
No problem.   You can still have a Destiny Quest account and access it on school computers or your home computer.   Follow these steps to follow your destiny......

1) See Ms. Annett in the library to set-up your username and password.

2) Click on the link in the upper left of the sidebar that says Destiny Catalog.

3) Click on the blue text that says Start browsing the catalog. 

4) Select Cascade Middle School.

5) On the left hand sidebar beneath Library Search, click on Destiny Quest.

6) Click log-in at the top of the page.

Bonus:   In the web-based version of Destiny Quest, you can "friend" people you know and recommend books specifically to them.  This is not available on the app.

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