School Closures: "Learning Into the Future"

Learn into the future.

That is what K-12 schools and higher education institutions across the country and world are called to do as we respond to the Coronavirus. The pandemic calls for us to revise our approach to teaching and learning to include virtual classrooms and blended instruction. Because several of our grade levels have used Google Classroom for several years and Chromebooks are available for all students in grades 1-8 for use daily, our staff and students are in a good position to transition to virtual learning. For others, this is new and the learning curve will be challenging. Our teachers, administration and staff are here to support our students and families as we continue our shift into virtual learning. Members of the LAS IT Department are ready to help. We will all "learn into the future" together as a community.

Educational Support

If you would like to contact members of the LAS staff, click the button below to view a listing of staff member office hours and contact information

Technical Support for Families

SAU 21 is committed to supporting our students and community through these unprecedented times. If you have general / technical questions, or experience issues with your school issued device, use the button below to contact the LAS Technology  Department

Technology Resources

BrainPop / BrainPop Jr.

Chromebooks

Google Classroom

Google Meet

Texthelp Toolkit

WeVideo

Digital Learning Applications

Items listed below are a sample of applications / resources that are approved for use by LAS staff and students. They support creation, collaboration, communication and engagement across grade levels and content areas.

Please note that this content is currently being updated.

All students and staff members have 24x7 access to BrainPop and BrainPop Jr. (K-3).

BrainPop | BrainPop Jr

A suite of tools designed to empower educators and students as they learn and innovate together. G Suite core services do not contain advertising nor do they use information in those services for advertising purposes. Plus, all G Suite for Education core services support COPPA and FERPA compliance.

G Suite Core Services

  • Gmail
    • Available to all students
    • Student email access is restricted to only allow communications with other @sau21.org accounts 
  • Calendar
  • Classroom
  • Drive
  • Docs
  • Forms
  • Jamboard
  • Keep
  • Meet
    • Students can join meetings created by teachers / staff members, but cannot create their own
  • Sheets
  • Slides
  • Sites

Gain fluency and confidence in math! IXL helps students master essential skills at their own pace through fun and interactive questions, built in support, and motivating awards.

IXL's skills are aligned to the New Hampshire Early Learning Standards and the New Hampshire College and Career Ready Standards, providing comprehensive coverage of math concepts and applications. With IXL's state standards alignments, you can easily find unlimited practice questions specifically tailored to each required standard.

With the IXL Analytics standards center it's simple for a teacher to view student progress towards state standards. The reports in the standards center also allow a teacher to quickly evaluate student aptitude and identify trouble spots.

View the New Hampshire State Standards and skills practice within IXL.

PebbleGo is a curricular content hub specifically designed for K-3 students. Packed with informational articles, ready-made activities, and literacy supports for students of all abilities, it boosts engagement and fosters independent learning in core subject areas. Your students will love exploring PebbleGo time and time again.

No matter the subject you're teaching or the unique needs and interests of your students, PebbleGo has you covered. Complete with scaffolding to support differentiated instruction, engaging multimedia within each article to maximize comprehension, and interactive lessons, activities, and games to reinforce learning, PebbleGo is the go-to K-3 resource for teachers across the country.

  • Engage K–3 students with content created for their specific needs and curriculum.
  • Increase understanding, regardless of reading ability, with authentic read-aloud audio.
  • Foster independence in young learners of all abilities with simple, consistent navigation.
  • Teach foundational concepts such as applying critical thinking skills to online information, including source citation.
  • Bridge the digital divide by accessing articles anywhere, anytime, and on any device with internet access.

Texthelp believes that absolutely everyone deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential - at school, in the workplace and in later life, too. They believe there’s a whole world of avid readers and fluent writers, waiting to emerge with the right tools and encouragement. They believe in digital inclusion - where life stage, visual impairment, dyslexia or dis/ability aren’t barriers to the online opportunities that others enjoy. Most importantly of all, they believe that everyone’s entitled to the best possible learning and language support on their own personal journey – from literacy to life.

Products listed below are available to all LAS staff and students (click on the product name for more information)

Read&Write | WriQ | FluencyTutor

Premium WeVideo licenses are available for all LAS students in grades 5-8.

Create stunning videos in minutes with WeVideo, the leading video editing software for Chromebooks. WeVideo is an easy-to-use, online video editor that includes rich editing tools and built-in stock footage library with video clips, images and music. Create videos that are as original as you are. Customize your content with animated text, emojis, sound effects and more. Choose from a variety of themes and transitions to give your movies professional polish.

WeVideo is cloud-based, so you can make videos anywhere, anytime--even on the go. With WeVideo Jumpstart™, there’s zero upload wait time, which means you can create at the speed of inspiration. Don’t have a powerful computer? No problem. WeVideo does all the heavy lifting in the cloud for you no matter what device you’re using. It works seamlessly across Chromebooks, Macs, PCs, and iOS and Android mobile devices. Whether you prefer to make videos on your computer, tablet or mobile phone, WeVideo makes it a breeze.