FOSSweb Updates

Updates

The latest updates and news of FOSSweb

Latest updates on FOSSweb

The latest updates on FOSSweb by date:

03/14/19

  1. New interactive eInvestigations Guides for the Next Generation © 2018/19 Grade K modules:
    • Air and Weather
    • Plants and Animals
    • Sound and Light
    All Next Generation Grades K-5 modules now have Interactive eInvestigations Guides © 2018/19.
  2. Teaching slides now available for:
    • © 2018 Grade 4 Next Generation modules.
    Teaching slides © 2018 are available for Grades K, 4 and 5 Next Generation modules.
02/28/19
  1. New Grades 5-8 STEM course, Variables and Design, is now available.
  2. Spanish Coding Guides are now available for Next Generation Grades 3-8 modules and courses. Coding guides can be found under Teacher Resources>>Assessment node on each Next Gen course/module page on FOSSweb.
  3. Teaching slides now available for:
    • © 2018 Grade 5 Next Generation modules.
    • © 2018 Grade K Next Generation modules.
    • © 2015 version of all Next Generation Grs. 1-5 modules.
  4. FOSS and ELD Planning Guide is available for California users. The ELD lesson planner template referenced in the ELD chapter is also available under Teacher Resources>>Planning Guide and Other State Resources node on each K-8 Next Gen course/module page on FOSSweb.
  5. Flipping book versions of the NGSS Three-Dimensional Learning documents (Science and Engineering Practices, Crosscutting Concepts and Sense-Making Discussions for Three-Dimensional Learning) available.
02/14/19
  1. (From 2/5/19) Student Access for Tutorials and Virtual Investigations has been changed. Teachers now must assign the tutorials and virtual investigations to individual students or classes before students can access them. Teachers can assign these activities through the "Assign content" functionality. For more help, view the "Assigning Content" on the Walk-Through Videos and PDFs page.
  2. New interactive eInvestigations Guides for the Next Generation © 2018/19 Grades 1-5 for the following modules:
    • Grade 1
      • Air and Weather
      • Plants and Animals
      • Sound and Light
    • Grade 2
      • Insects and Plants
      • Pebbles, Sand, and Silt
      • Solids and Liquids
    • Grade 3
      • Motion and Matter
      • Structures of Life
      • Water and Climate
    • Grade 4
      • Energy
      • Environments
      • Soils, Rocks, and Landforms
    • Grade 5
      • Earth and Sun
      • Mixtures and Solutions
      • Mixtures and Solutions
Coding guide update for school year 2018-19

Assessment coding guides will change as updates are made. No reprints will be made for existing customers. Teachers need to download the most current assessment masters and coding guides from FOSSweb.

New features for a new school year!

We’re pleased to announce some exciting changes to our FOSSweb online content portal for the 2018-2019 school year! Schools and districts will now have the option to create accounts for individual students, unlocking new features for added flexibility.

New Features for Classes with Student Accounts:

  • Assign select content to individual students for differentiation or absence make-up
  • Enhanced eBook functionality allows notetaking, highlighting, annotating, and more
  • Access the new FOSSmap online assessment platform, including district-level reporting for SIS districts

New features for ALL FOSSweb users:

  • Show/hide select content to the entire class
  • Additional Spanish resources available for K-8 module and courses
  • New Planning Guides offer support and strategies for integrating modules
  • Additional strategies for three-dimensional learning
  • Streamlined access to technical and program support
  • Expanded middle school Teacher Prep Video library
For a more in-depth look at these features, visit the Delta website.

FOSSweb Walkthrough Videos

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

Previous Updates
11/08/18
  • New functionality for self-registered teachers on the Manage Students page for each class:
    • Copy the data from class roster
    • Print roster
    • Export roster as a PDF
    • Export roster as a CSV (A great option to hand off to the next teacher at the end of the school year!)

  • New Word Wall cards for FOSS Middle School NG Grade 7 courses and Grade 8 Planetary Science. PDFs with module word wall words, sorted by investigation and part, are now available under the "Materials and Kit Information" node on FOSSweb. These conceptual words will complement the existing equipment photo cards for the module.

    All FOSS NG K-7 modules now have the Word Wall cards.

    Cards are newly available in the following modules:
    Grade 7
    • Chemical Interactions
    • Earth History
    • Populations and Ecosystems
    Grade 8
    • Planetary Science

  • Updated multimedia for use on Safari and iPads:
    • Topographic Maps (in Soils, Rocks, and Landforms)
    • Energy Transfer (in Weather and Water)
    • Itty Bitty Thingy Locator (in Diversity of Life)

11/15/18
  • You asked and we listened! Self-registered teachers now have the ability to upload up to 150 students into a class using a simple CSV file. The template has four columns:
    • First Name
    • Last Name
    • Email (not required to be a functional address, we recommend using all lowercase)
    • Password (must be 8 characters)
11/29/18
  1. New Spanish Word Wall cards for Grades 3 and 4. PDFs with module word wall words, sorted by investigation and part, are now available under the "Materials and Kit Information" node on FOSSweb. These conceptual words will complement the existing equipment photo cards for the module. The Spanish versions of these documents are now available for the following modules:
    Grade 3
    • Motion and Matter
    • Water and Climate
    • Structures of Life
    Grade 4
    • Energy
    • Soils, Rocks, and Landforms
    • Environments

  2. New interactive Student Resources Books (SRBs) for three middle school courses:
    • Electromagnetic Force
    • Human Systems Interactions
    • Waves

    The interactive Human Systems Interactions SRB on the FOSS Science app. Be on the lookout for Electromagnetic Force and Waves app versions coming soon! Go to your module detail page for more information on the FOSS Science eBook app.

  3. Sense-Making Posters Now Available for Download! Sense-making posters help establish norms for a culture of productive talk in the classroom that supports engagement in the science and engineering practices. More information available here.

  4. Updated multimedia for use on Safari and iPads:
    • Food Webs (in Environments)
    • Periodic Table (in Chemical Interactions and Mixtures and Solutions)
12/13/18
  1. New Spanish Word Wall cards for Grades 2 and 5. Spanish-version Word Wall cards are now available for Grs. 2-5 modules. PDFs with module word wall words, sorted by investigation and part, are available under the "Materials and Kit Information" node on FOSSweb. These conceptual words will complement the existing equipment photo cards for the module.

    The Spanish versions of these documents are now available for the following modules:
    Grade 2
    • Solids and Liquids
    • Pebbles, Sand, and Silt
    • Insects and Plants
    Grade 5
    • Mixtures and Solutions
    • Earth and Sun
    • Living Systems

  2. New interactive Student Resources Books (SRBs) App version for two middle school courses:

    The interactive Electromagnetic Force and Waves are available on the FOSS Science app. Go to your module detail page for more information on the FOSS Science eBook app.

    Go to your teacher page and scroll to any class with individual student accounts. You should now see an "Upload Students" option to the right of "Manage Students." A few considerations are listed on the upload page but a complete walkthrough is available in our Self-Registered Teacher User Guide.

12/20/18
  1. New Spanish Word Wall cards for Grade 1. Spanish-version Word Wall cards are now available for Grs. 1-5 modules. PDFs with module word wall words, sorted by investigation and part, are available under the "Materials and Kit Information" node on FOSSweb. These conceptual words will complement the existing equipment photo cards for the module.

    The Spanish versions of these documents are now available for the following modules:
    Grade 1
    • Sound and Light
    • Air and Weather
    • Plants and Animals

  2. New Interactive Student Resources books for the following Middle School courses:
    • Chemical Interactions
    • Diversity of Life
    • Heredity and Adaptation
    • Gravity and Kinetic Energy
    • Planetary Science
    • Populations and Ecosystems
    • Weather and Water

  3. New Teacher Prep Videos for Middle School courses Populations and Ecosystems and Planetary Science. Teacher prep videos that are now available for the following investigations:
    • Planetary Science: Investigations 1-4, 6, 8 and 9
    • Populations and Ecosystems: Investigations 1-5, and 9

  4. Transcripts for Teacher Prep Videos are now available for the following Middle School Courses:
    • Diversity of Life
    • Electromagnetic Force
    • Gravity and Kinetic Energy
    • Heredity and Adaptation
    • Human Systems Interactions
    • Waves
    • Weather and Water
01/03/19
  1. New Interactive Student Resources books for the following Middle School courses:
    English:
    • Earth History
    Spanish:
    • Diversity of Life
    • Heredity and Adaptation
    • Gravity and Kinetic Energy
    • Planetary Science
    • Populations and Ecosystems
01/10/19
  1. Teacher Prep Videos for Middle School courses for all investigations in all middle school courses. Teacher prep videos that are newly available for the following investigations:
    • Earth History: Investigations 7-9
    • Populations and Ecosystems: Investigations 6-8

  2. New Spanish Word Wall cards for Kindergarten modules. Spanish-version Word Wall cards are now available for Grs. K-5 modules. PDFs with module word wall words, sorted by investigation and part, are available under the "Materials and Kit Information" node on FOSSweb. These conceptual words will complement the existing equipment photo cards for the module.

    The Spanish versions of these documents are now available for the following modules:
    Grade K
    • Animals Two by Two
    • Materials and Motion
    • Trees and Weather

    English Word Wall cards are available for Grs. K-8.
  3. New Interactive Student Resources book in Spanish for the Middle School NG course, Weather and Water.
  4. New Spanish SRB Audio Book for Middle School NG course, Earth History.
01/17/19
  1. New Spanish Word Wall cards for Grade 6 and 8 middle school courses. Spanish-version Word Wall cards are now available for Grs. K-6 modules. PDFs with module word wall words, sorted by investigation and part, are available under the "Materials and Kit Information" node on FOSSweb. These conceptual words will complement the existing equipment photo cards for the module.

    The Spanish versions of these documents are now available for the following modules:
    Grade 6
    • Diversity of Life
    • Weather and Water
    Grade 8
    • Electromagnetic Force

    English Word Wall cards are available for Grs. K-8.
  2. New Interactive Student Resources book in Spanish for the following Middle School NG courses:
    • Chemical Interactions
    • Earth History

  3. Interactive Student Resources books for all middle school NG courses available in the FOSS Science app in English and Spanish.
  4. Transcripts for Teacher Prep Videos for the following Middle School Courses:
    • Chemical Interactions
    • Earth History
    • Planetary Science
    • Populations and Ecosystems
02/05/19
  1. New Spanish Word Wall cards for middle school courses. Spanish-version Word Wall cards are now available for Grs. K-8 modules. PDFs with module word wall words, sorted by investigation and part, are available under the "Materials and Kit Information" node on FOSSweb. These conceptual words will complement the existing equipment photo cards for the module.

    The Spanish versions of these documents are now available for the following modules:
    Grade 6
    • Human Systems Interactions
    Grade 7
    • Chemical Interactions
    • Earth History
    • Populations and Ecosystems
    Grade 8
    • Gravity and Kinetic Energy
    • Heredity and Adaptation
    • Planetary Science
    • Waves

    Both English and Spanish Word Wall cards are available for Grs. K-8.
  2. New Interactive Student Resources book in Spanish for the following K-5 NG courses:
    Grade 1
    • Air and Weather
    • Plants and Animals
    • Sound and Light

    Grade 2
    • Insects and Plants
    • Pebbles, Sand, and Silt

    Grade 3
    • Motion and Matter
    • Water and Climate

    Grade 4
    • Energy
    • Environments
    • Soils, Rocks, and Landforms

    Grade 5
    • Earth and Sun
    • Living Systems

  3. Teaching slides are now available as Powerpoint slides for all NG K-4 courses.
  4. Transcripts for Teacher Prep Videos for the all K-5 Courses.

Transcripts are now available for all teacher prep videos in all NG middle school courses.
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