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USING FOSS TECHNOLOGY

FOSS NEXT GENERATION IMPLEMENTATION

Digital technology is an integral part of the teaching and learning experience with FOSS Next Generation. FOSSweb is the Internet access to FOSS digital resources. FOSSweb provides teachers/administrators with pedagogical support and both teachers and students access to resources that were specifically designed or chosen to complement the FOSS active investigations. As a guest on FOSSweb, you can review a FOSSweb and Technology Chapter for a full list of resources that is offered on FOSSweb. As a guest, navigate to the Scope & Sequence page, select a module, click on Go to Module Detail, and find the chapter under Teacher Resources.

NOTE: If you are viewing this on FOSSweb, all links will direct you to the FOSSweb on ThinkLink Knowledge Base. Any new implementations will be using FOSSweb on ThinkLink.

As a district administrator, decide how best to implement FOSSweb in your district. Contact our Educator Success team at educatorsuccess@schoolspecialty.com to understand the options. Please refer to our ThinkLink Technical Requirements article and work with your IT department to be sure that your system meets the minimum technical requirements.

FOSSweb on ThinkLink provides easy rostering solutions.We currently offer single sign-on with Clever, Google, SAML, and ClassLink. We also offer other rostering solutions. District rostering gives administrators access to reports for FOSSmap, year-over-year reporting, easier platform access, and many other benefits. Please contact our educator success team to begin the rostering process through our Contact Us form (choose Rostering or Implementation Question in the "Reason for Contact" drop-down). Please note, the only users who should be registered as individuals in the ThinkLink platform are true individual users who are not affiliated with a school or district.

LMS Integration is also available on the ThinkLink platform with LTI 1.3 compliance coming in Fall 2021. Districts can also share content to Google Classroom.

Assessment via FOSSmap (See Tool #7 for more on FOSS Assessment.)

FOSSmap is FOSS’ online assessment system and is accessed through FOSSweb for both students and teachers. For details on how to assign an assessment, student access to FOSSmap, and how to make the best use of the reports generated by FOSSmap, navigate to the FOSSmap Online Assessment section of the Knowledge Base.

The FOSS support team is here to help you have a successful science teaching experience including the use of FOSSweb on ThinkLink, your portal for FOSS program digital resources. Contact Us using the form found in the Knowledge Base.

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