Google for Educaiton
Bring Your Own Device guest Wifi
Secure Polenta Wifi
"Human Monitoring System" for student digital content to protect students online
Digital Citizenship Program
Special Education Services
English Language Learners
Aquí hay algunos sitios web especiales que pueden ser muy útiles para los estudiantes que están aprendiendo Inglés como segundo idioma.
(Here are some special websites that can be very helpful for students who are learning English as their second language.)
Participate (www.participate.com) partners with schools and districts to provide leading-edge technology, comprehensive frameworks and support services. These programs and services impact student outcomes by improving teacher practice through collaborative professional learning. For 30 years, educators have used Participate’s professional development and curriculum, language acquisition and cultural exchange teacher programs to create engaging learning environments that empower teachers and inspire students to create impact on a global scale.
Student Google Accounts
Students have a Google account with the domain @jcsnc.org. We use Google Classroom, Google Meet, and Google Drive.
Google Classroom is used for our virtual learning. Student who are in the Virtual Learning Program and Face-to-Face virtual days will need to use Google Classroom.
Videos to Access:
How students use different Google for Education tools: Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Drawing
Dreambox MathDreambox will be used this year for math review and practice.Here are the steps to get to Dreambox:1. To get to Dreambox this year, you must have your child login to their classlink first.2. After they log in , they will see an icon for Dreambox. They click on Dreambox and it launches the applicaiton. Your child's first name will appear in the top left on the page.
Public Library Partnership
The Johnston County Public Library allows students to use their Polenta ID to check out books. Here is a video to explain how to borrow books from the public library using your child's school account.
Lexia Core5 Reading
Students use Lexia for review and practice for reading.
1. To get to Lexia this year, you must have your child login to their classlink first.2. After they log in , they will see an icon for Lexia. Click on the Lexia icon to use the program.(Initial login requires classroom teacher's name, student ID for username, and birthdate mmddyy for password.)
Using your Voice to Dictate Text Anywhere
If your child is very young or has special needs that requires them to speak their answers to the questions provided by the teacher, you can add this setting on your chromebook.
If you want to dictate text in Google docs, web forms and elsewhere, turn on the ‘Enable dictation’ feature. To do so:
- To enable ‘Enable dictation’ open the ‘Accessibility Settings’ on your Chromebook by clicking or tapping once on the status area in the bottom right corner of your screen. Then select Settings > Advanced (at the very bottom of the page) > Manage Accessibility Features. (See the article Open Accessibility Preferences on this website for more information.)
- In the Accessibility settings window, scroll down to the ‘Keyboard and text input’ section.
- Click or tap the on/off toggle switch for ‘Enable dictation (speak to type)