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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 email@example.com.
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.
We are working toward making sure all our content is accessible on all tablet and other mobile devices. All FOSS modules now have eBooks in an Ipad friendly format. Additionaly, many modules have HTML 5 versions of multimedia activities that will work on iPads. iPad users may also be interested in using the FOSSweb Flash® assets with an alternative browsers.
There are a number of available Flash browser apps for iPad®. Rover is an example of a free Flash browser for use on iPads. Designed with educators specifically in mind, Rover has CIPA compliant content filter that will be compliant with most school firewall policies. Simply type www.FOSSweb.com into the Rover URL bar to get started using FOSSweb activities. With any Flash browser app, be sure to test the activities you want to use before you use them with your class.
We?ll keep you updated on our Flash conversion initiative. We hope to soon allow all users to access FOSSweb activities from any browser or device!
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.