FOSSweb Updates

Updates

The latest updates and news of FOSSweb

Latest content updates on FOSSweb

The latest updates on FOSSweb by date:

03/20/2020

  • New Next Generation Grades 3-5 Home/School Connections
    Activity suggestions for school closures have been added to the following Next Generation Grades 3-5 modules:
    • Grade 3:
      • Structures of Life
      • Motion and Matter
      • Water and Climate
    • Grade 4:
      • Environments
      • Mixtures and Solutions
      • Soils, Rocks, and Landforms
    • Grade 5:
      • Mixtures and Solutions
      • Living Systems
      • Earth and Sun
  • Math Extensions have been added to all Next Generation and Third Editions Grades 1-5 modules.
  • New Next Generation and Middle School Second Edition Home/School Connections
    Activity suggestions for school closures have been added to the following courses:
    • Chemical Interactions (Next Generation and Second Edition)
    • Diversity of Life (Next Generation and Second Edition)
    • Earth History (Next Generation and Second Edition)
    • Electromagnetic Force
    • Gravity and Kinetic Energy
    • Human Systems Interactions
    • Planetary Science (Next Generation and Second Edition)
    • Populations and Ecosystems (Next Generation and Second Edition)
    • Waves
    • Weather and Water (Next Generation and Second Edition)
  • New Third Edition Grades 3-5 Home/School Connections
    Activity suggestions for school closures have been added to the following Third Edition Grades 3-5 modules:
    • Environments
    • Energy and Electromagnetism
    • Living Systems
    • Mixtures and Solutions
    • Soils, Rocks, and Landforms
    • Structures of Life
    • Water
03/05/2020
  • New Teacher Resource Introductory Videos
    FOSS Teacher Resource Introductory Videos provide a general overview of the instructional practices within FOSS lessons. We recommend viewing these videos after being introduced to the FOSS program or by starting with the Active Investigation video for your grade band.

    The FOSS Teacher Resources Introductory Videos are located from the top menu "Connecting with FOSS/Professional Learning" page. Grade-band videos are located in each module/course under the "Teaching the Module/Course" tab.

02/20/2020

All FOSSmap Walk-through videos and Quickstart guides are updated to include the latest changes on the platform.

Latest technical updates on FOSSweb
03/05/2020
  • Rostered district and group administrators now directly link into FOSSmap Admin interface.
    1. From FOSSweb, click “My Admin Page,” then "Online Assessment Administration.”
    2. From this page, click the green button to be taken to FOSSmap.
    3. View reports from the "Reporting" dashboard in FOSSmap.
    4. Primary administrators have access to all district data.
    5. Group administrators have access to their assigned school(s) data.
    6. Access can be added, edited, or revoked by a Primary Admin.
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
09/26/19
  • There are no content updates.
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
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.
11/07/19
  • Update to Materials Management to include information on allergies
  • New Seasonal Constellation Posters in Earth and Sun
01/09/2020
  • Spanish coding guides and assessment masters updated with corrections for the 2019/2020 school year
  • New FOSS Year-long Planning information, including a document including all grades. Each module has a link to grade-level planning documents, located in the Module (Course) Teaching Notes.
  • Hi-resolution equipment cards added to all Next Generation modules/courses
  • Suggestions for wheat alternatives for investigations in Next Generation Plants and Animals, Living Systems, Diversity of Life, and Populations and Ecosystems. Suggestions can be found in the Module (Course) Teaching Notes.