FOSSweb Updates

Updates

The latest updates and news of FOSSweb

Latest updates on FOSSweb

The latest updates on FOSSweb by date:

10/11/18

  • New Word Wall documents 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 K-5 modules now have the Word Wall documents.

    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

    9/27/18
    • New Word Wall documents 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
    9/13/18
    1. New Word Wall documents 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.

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

Contacting FOSS

General FOSS Program Information
www.FOSSweb.com
www.DeltaEducation.com/FOSS

Developers at the Lawrence Hall of Science
foss@berkeley.edu

Customer Service at Delta Education
www.DeltaEducation.com/contact.aspx
Phone: 1-800-258-1302, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. ET

FOSSweb Tech Support
techsupport.science@schoolspecialty.com

FOSSweb and FOSSmap Content Support
support@FOSSweb.com

Professional development
www.FOSSweb.com/Professional-Development

Safety issues
www.DeltaEducation.com/resources/msds
Phone: 1-800-258-1302, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. ET
For chemical emergencies, contact Chemtrec 24 hours per day. Phone: 1-800-424-9300

Sales and Replacement Parts
www.DeltaEducation.com/FOSS/buy
Phone: 1-800-338-5270, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. ET