Student Technology Resources

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How to Access District 86 Technology Tools from Home

DISTRICT 86 IS A G-SUITE DISTRICT!

What does that mean?

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CLEVER

Clever makes Access Easy!
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Click the link below to access the District 86 Clever portal.
https://clever.com/in/joliet86


District 86 has adopted the Clever platform to house many of our district applications. Students can access Clever using their district Google login.
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GOOGLE CLASSROOM

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Many of the teachers in District 86 use Google Classroom to post assignments, make announcements, and provide resources. Below you will find parent guides in both English and Spanish to learn your way around this platform.

Parent Guide to Google Classroom (English)

Parent Guide to Google Classroom (Spanish)

 

MYON READER

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With myON Reader, students have access to over 5,000 online books. This year District 86 added myON News to its subscription. This feature provides students with five articles a day written at their lexile level. Articles may include topics related to U.S. and world news, entertainment, sports and technology, the arts, animals, and more.

Students will access myON through the Clever portal.
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myON Resources
Parent and Family Guide
Parent and Family Guide (Spanish)
Family Reading Activities

BRITANNICA RESOURCES

District 86 subscribes to Britannica products. These resources provide students with safe, easy to access information and images to assist with any research project.
 

Britannica Products Include:
Britannica School
Britannica Escolar (Spanish)
Image Quest

Students will access Britannica products through the Clever portal.

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PEBBLE GO

K-2 researchers can use the District 86 Pebble Go subscription for their research needs! Pebble Go provides student friendly information with audio support on topics related to Animals, Science, Biographies, Social Studies, Dinosaurs, and Animales (Spanish).

Students will access Pebble Go through the Clever portal.

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STUDENT FRIENDLY SEARCH ENGINES

Kiddle.co

Fact Monster

Sweet Search

MATH FLUENCY PRACTICE

Fact Monster Flashcards

Johnnie's Math Page

Flash Card Math from Ascend Math

KEYBOARDING SITES

Home Key Kennys

Dance Mat Typing

Super Hyper Spider Typer

Typing Club

Typing.com

STUDENT FRIENDLY IMAGES AND SOUNDS

Classroom Clipart

Pics for Learning

Clip Art Etc.

History Images

Science Clipart

Royalty Free Music

SoundJay

SCIENCE SITES

Animal Planet

How Stuff Works

NASA Kids Club

National Geographic Kids

Reekos Mad Scientist Lab

Science Buddies

Learn About the Human Body

SOCIAL STUDIES SITES

Library of Congress

The History Channel

Smithsonian Kids

Maps that Teach

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government

America's Story

Mission U.S.: This site provides an interactive, "Choose your own Adventure", style to learning U.S. history. Students will need to register to create an account.

GEOGRAPHY GAMES

World Geography Games

Sheppard Software Geography Games

GeoGuessr

CODING RESOURCES

Code.org

Code Combat

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Math Playground

PBS Kids

Arcademics
(Educational Games for Kids)