FOSSweb Updates

Updates

The latest updates and news of FOSSweb

Latest content updates on FOSSweb

The latest updates on FOSSweb by date:

11/07/19

  • Update to Materials Management to include information on allergies
  • New Seasonal Constellation Posters in Earth and Sun
10/24/19
  • All multimedia, PDF-based Student Resource Flipping Books, and PDF-based Investigations Guide Flipping Books for Next Generation K-8 modules and courses are modified to register as activity on FOSSweb to prevent time-out action. Most of the multimedia is also used in previous editions, such as Third Edition K-5 modules and Second Edition Middle School courses.
10/10/19
  • Spanish Interactive Student Resources eBook for Next Generation Variables and Design
  • Spanish Audio book for Next Generation Variables and Design
  • Updated teaching slides for Next Generation Structures of Life
  • Multimedia for Next Generation 6-8 modules/courses modified to register as activity on FOSSweb to prevent time-out action
Latest technical updates on FOSSweb
11/07/19
  1. FOSS video player is now configured to play videos securely.
  2. Improvements in district rostering:
    • Use of "other" for grade.
    • Access to view district content for district administrators.
    • ClassLink CSV Rostering and SSO support.
Coding guide update for school year 2019-20

Assessment masters and coding guides for Next Generation Grs. 3-8 modules and courses have been updated for the 2019-2020 school year. Teachers need to download the most current assessment masters and coding guides from FOSSweb.

The assessment masters and coding guides for Next Generation Grade 2 will be available on 8/16/19.

FOSSweb Walkthrough Videos

For tutorials on FOSSweb registration, activating modules, and creating class accounts, visit our FOSSweb Walkthrough Videos page.

Previous Updates
5/23/19
  1. New Spanish teaching slides for Grade 4 Next Generation modules.
    • Energy
    • Soils, Rocks, and Landforms
    • Environments
  2. Resources by Investigations for Grs. 1-5 Next Generation modules are updated to include the © 2018 Next Generation teaching slides in place of the © 2015 interactive white board files.
  3. Updated coding guides for the interim assessments in Next Generation Grs. 3-5 modules. If students take the interim assessments on FOSSmap, you will need to enter a numerical code, rather than the current text to code each item. For example, if you think the student's response "meets standards" you will enter a "3" when you code the item in FOSSmap.

    Currently, students can take the interim assessments on FOSSmap, but the full set of reports are still under construction. More interim assessments, to provide a complete set to match the PEs at each grade level are under development, so look for new ones next school year!
6/06/19
  1. New Spanish teaching slides for Grade 3 Next Generation modules
    • Motion and Matter
    • Structures of Life
    • Water and Climate
  2. New Interactive eBook for Next Generation Variables and Design course
  3. New Family and Community page with FAQs for K-8 families and community members
  4. Updated FOSSweb District-Registered Teacher User Guide
6/20/19
  1. New Next Generation Variables and Design Interactive eInvestigations Guide
  2. Addition of Adminstrators' Toolbox to Implementation Tools in the top menu
07/18/19
  1. Spanish resources for Variables and Design Next Generation :
    • Science Resources book
    • Notebook Masters and Answers
    • Teacher Masters
    • Assessment Masters and Coding Guide
    • Teaching Slides
    • Vocabulary sheets
    • Word Wall Cards
  2. New Spanish teaching slides for Next Generation Grades 1 and 5. Spanish teaching slides are available for all Next Generation K-8 modules/courses.
  3. New recommended books. Updated Next Generation and Third Edition book lists available on the Science-Centered Language information page.
08/01/19
  1. Next Generation grades 3-8 assessment masters and coding guides have been updated for the 2019-2020 school year
  2. Alternative Investigation 3: Meet the Hissing Cockroach for Structures of Life Next Generation
    For states that cannot have crayfish shipped to their classrooms, there is an alternative to Investigation 3: Meet the Crayfish. For more information, please see the Important Module Updates for Structures of Life.
  3. Updated teaching slides for Next Generation (©2018) Grades 4 and 5. The ©2018 Teaching Slides have been updated to include additional images and limited interactivity and have now replaced the previous version that was on FOSSweb. The updated slides are still editable should a teacher wish to modify them to fit the needs of his/her class.
  4. Captions and transcripts added to Variables and Design Next Generation teacher prep videos.
  5. Updated Engineering Opportunities in grades 6-8 to include Variables and Design Next Generation. The document can be found on Standards Connections.
08/15/19
  1. Next Generation grades 3-5 interim assessment masters in Spanish
  2. Next Generation grades 6-8 Notebook sheet master "answers" in Spanish
  3. Next Generation grades 1-2 coding guide and assessment masters updated for school year 2019-2020
08/28/19
  1. The login page has been updated (see Tech Notes for more information). Common classes, individual students and teachers (both self-registered and rostered) all sign in in the same location, whether a username or email address is used. For single sign-on with Clever, your district must be rostered in FOSSweb through your district.
  2. The video player now includes the option to slow down playback speed. See Tech Notes for more information.
09/11/19
  1. FOSSmap link name changed on all modules/courses to “Online Assessment (FOSSmap)”
  2. Grade-level kit contents for Next Generation K-5 modules. The document can be found under Materials and Kit Information>>Module Kit Contents.
  3. DoDEA registration address changed on the Registration Information page to the DoDEA headquarters address
  4. Next Generation enhanced teaching slides for grades 2-3
09/26/19
  • There are no content updates.