FOSSweb Updates

Updates

The latest updates and news of FOSSweb

Latest updates on FOSSweb

The latest updates on FOSSweb by date:

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.

  3. 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 is available 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)
    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)
      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.

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

8/31/18

  • Interactive eInvestigation Guides for the following Next Generation Middle School courses:
    • Diversity of Life
    • Electromagnetic Force
    • Gravity and Kinetic Energy
    • Heredity and Adaptation
    • Human Systems Interactions
    • Planetary Science
    • Populations and Ecosystems
    • Waves
    • Weather and Water

9/13/18
  1. New Word Wall cards for FOSS NG Grade 3 modules: 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. Available in the following modules:
    • Motion and Matter
    • Structures of Life
    • Water and Climate
  2. New Teacher Prep Videos for Investigations 1-2 in Planetary Science NG.
  3. New Audio Books in Spanish for Planetary Science NG and Heredity and Adaptation NG.
  4. Interactive eInvestigation Guide for the remaining Next Generation Middle School courses (now all NG Middle School courses have an interactive eInvestigations Guide):
    • Earth History
    • Chemical Interactions
  5. A Milkweed Bugs image gallery is now available in Insects and Plants NG.
  6. The District SIS-Administrator User Guide available on the Walk-Through Videos page.

9/27/18
  • New Word Wall cards for FOSS NG Grade 4 and 5 modules: 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. Available in the following modules:
    Grade 4
    • Energy
    • Soils, Rocks, and Landforms
    • Environments
    Grade 5
    • Mixtures and Solutions
    • Earth and Sun
    • Living Systems
  • New Spanish Audio Book for Populations and Ecosystems NG
  • New Teacher Prep Videos for middle school:
    • Chemical Interactions: Investigations 1-10
    • Earth History: Investigation 1-4
    • Planetary Science: Investigations 1-4
10/11/18
  • New Word Wall cards for FOSS NG Grades 1 and 2 modules. 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 1-5 modules now have the Word Wall cards.

    Newly available in the following modules:
    Grade 1
    • Sound and Light
    • Air and Weather
    • Plants and Animals
    Grade 2
    • Solids and Liquids
    • Pebbles, Sand, and Silt
    • Insects and Plants

10/25/18
  • New Word Wall cards for FOSS NG Kindergarten modules, Middle School NG Grade 6 courses and Grade 8 Heredity and Adaptation. 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-6 modules now have the Word Wall cards.

    Newly available in the following modules:
    Grade K
    • Materials and Motion
    • Trees and Weather
    • Animals Two by Two
    Grade 6
    • Weather and Water
    • Diversity of Life
    • Human Systems Interactions
    Grade 8
    • Heredity and Adaptation

  • Spanish Audio Book for Chemical Interactions NG
11/08/18
  • Self-registered teachers have new functionality available on the Manage Students page for each class:
    • Copy the data for your class roster
    • Print your roster
    • Export your roster as a PDF
    • Export your 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.

    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)

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