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Teacher Prep Videos Available for Third Edition Modules as of February 2015
We're hard at work on producing accurate, complete teacher preparation videos. Here's a list of available titles for Third Edition as of February 2015.
Air and Weather
Teacher Prep Videos Available for Texas Edition Modules as of February 2015
We're hard at work on producing accurate, complete teacher preparation videos. Here's a list of available titles for Texas Edition as of February 2015.
Air. Weather, and Earth
Texas Interactive Whiteboard Content now Available for Grade 3-5
Interactive Whiteboard content for the FOSS Texas Edition are now available for Grade 3-5! SMARTboard and Promethan files are available for download on FOSSweb.com. Interactive whiteboards (IWBs) boost the level of interactivity and engagement in the FOSS classroom for teachers and students as an extension of the FOSS Investigations Guide. They can effectively be used to help teachers lead students through the instructional sequences. The Interactive Whiteboard files are available for free with basic Texas FOSSweb access code. The basic Texas access code is the code found on the inside cover of your Investigations Guide and is included with your purchase of FOSS Texas Edition.
To download the files, log in to FOSSweb.com. If you haven't done so already, enter your basic FOSS Texas access code by clicking on the yellow "Activate a New Module" button. Enter the code from the inside cover of your Investigation Guide.
Once your code has been entered, click on the module cover you wish to open. Under the "Digitial Only" resources header, you will find the link to download the Interactive Whiteboard content files.
To use the Promethean ActivInspire flipcharts, download and install free software from Promethean. Download Promethean ActivInspire.
To use the SMART Notebooks, download and install free software from SMART. Download SMART Notebook.
Middle School 2nd Edition Courses Now Available on FOSSweb
We are very excited to announce that we have several new FOSS Middle School, Second Edition Courses on FOSSweb: Earth History, Weather and Water, and Diversity of Life! You can preview the content by viewing the course as a guest, or unlock teacher resources by entering the access code in the inside cover of your Investigations Guide.
FOSSweb Conversion News
Veteran users of FOSSweb.com will notice that we've converted www.fossweb.com to our new site! We have completed porting over all FOSS online content and resources, so it was time to start directing all users here. The new site includes features such as Resources by Investigation, teacher access to student eBooks, and all module resources located on one page.
We are encouraging all our users to register on the new FOSSweb in order to access the full set of resources available. Instructions on registering for an account can be found on the Technical Help page. If you don't yet have an access code, you may request one by submitting the FOSSweb Updates form. If you are not ready to start using the new FOSSweb, you can access the old one at archive.fossweb.com. The old site will be available until January 2014 at which time it will be retired and all users will be required to start using the new site. For further assistance, please contact FOSSweb Support at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOSS Third Edition wins AEP Distinguished Achievement Award
Full Option Science System® (FOSS) is the recent winner of a Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Education Publishers (AEP) in the Whole Curriculum Category, Science. The AEP Awards honor excellence and innovation in the educational resource community and spotlight the best resources for teachers, parents and students. Each submission undergoes a rigorous three-round review by a panel consisting of educators and education professionals. Only products with high scores and comments from each round of judging are recognized as finalists and winners, with just 25 percent of overall entrants advancing to the finals. The largest of the AEP Awards, the Distinguished Achievement Awards honor the widest range of educational content available for use in educating learners of all ages.
We are pleased to announce the launch of FOSSmap! Formative assessment made easy and efficient! The new FOSSmap program will make it easy and efficient for you to use the FOSS assessment system. FOSSmap is now available for FOSS 2nd and 3rd editions!
Some features include:
To get started, click the FOSSmap link on the right-hand side navigation when on a module page.
NIMAS Information on FOSSweb
Are you looking for information on NIMAS files for FOSS? Visit the FOSS for All section of our site under the Teaching Tools menu for information on how to find and retrieve files and who to contact in your state.