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Accelerated Reader
Accelerated Reader
Accelerated Reader (AR) encourages substantial differentiated reading practice to create strong readers. Based on each student's independent reading level, AR helps teachers set personalized goals for each student, and guide students to books difficult enough to keep them challenged, but not so difficult to cause frustration. Our schools rewards students who achieve their AR goals, and AR has become an indispensable tool for fostering a love of reading. In addition, AR helps our teachers monitor students' vocabulary growth, literacy skills development, and other reading skills. Sonoran Schools provides Accelerated Reader to students in grades 2-5.
Brain Pop
BrainPOP® creates animated, curricular content that engages students, supports educators, and bolsters achievement. The award-winning online educational resources Sonoran School use include BrainPOP® for grades 3-12, and BrainPOP ESL™ for English language learners. BrainPOP supports individual, team, and whole-class learning. BrainPOP's characters help introduce new topics and illustrate complex concepts.
Code.orgLaunched in 2013, Code.org provides schools across the country like Sonoran Schools with curriculum and online instructional modules to teach computer coding. Sonoran Schools utilize Code.org to teach our K-8 computer coding lessons as well as celebrate the annual Day of Coding.
Discovery Education
Discovery EducationDiscovery Education offers a portfolio of opportunities to meet students where they want to learn in the digital age. With award-winning digital content, interactive lessons, real time assessment, virtual experiences with some of Discovery's greatest talent, classroom contests & challenges, professional development and more — Discovery is leading the way in transforming classrooms and inspiring learning. Discovery offers virtual science field trips for our students to explore the world right from the classroom!
Edmodo is a free and safe way for teachers and students to connect and collaborate. Edmodo is designed to get students excited about learning in a familiar environment. On Edmodo, teachers can continue classroom discussions online, give polls to check for student understanding, and award badges to individual students based on performance or behavior. Edmodo makes it simple to track student progress. All grades and badges assigned or awarded through Edmodo are stored and easily accessible. Teachers can get the pulse of their classrooms through student reactions to quizzes, assignments, and discussion posts that capture understanding, confusion, or frustration. Students can use their school computers, home computers, tablets, and smart phones to interact with other students and their teacher on Edmodo.
Educator.comEducator.com is a pioneering venture to help equalize education by assembling the best teachers in the country and making their lectures available to everyone. The Educator experience is designed to provide everything teachers need to succeed. It creates a one-to-one learning environment with the professor while emphasizing graphical explanations and working through solution steps to make learning accessible, affordable, and fun for everyone.
EverFi is cutting-edge, interactive, digital learning focused on key critical skill areas and aligned to school curriculum. Curriculum includes Financial Literacy, Digital Literacy, Entrepreneurship, STEM elementary education, Healthy Relationships and African-American history. EverFi focuses on teaching, assessing, and certifying students in the critical skills that real life demands and address the issues that put pressure on students and their families and traditionally have not been taught with shared standards.
Fuel EdFuelEd offers the industry's most extensive catalog of standards-based, online pre-K through grade 12 courses, content, and assessments—designed and developed for online delivery from the outset. With Fuel Education's comprehensive portfolio, you can access more than 500 unique courses and titles, including more than 100,000 hours of instructional content and one million visual, audio, and interactive instructional elements. Covers multiple academic levels for high school, including Core, Comprehensive, Honors, and AP®, plus Remediation, and Credit Recovery for students who need extra help. Features world languages and a large selection of career-building electives. Students at Sonoran Schools have access to the entire FuelEd course catalogue to expand our on-site course offerings to hundreds of high school courses to choose from.
Galileo K-12
Galileo K-12
Galileo K-12 is a comprehensive, standards-based instructional improvement and instructional effectiveness system providing assessment and instructional tools and containing an embedded resource to help Sonoran Schools implement our educator effectiveness initiatives. State and Common Core State standards are built in and ready for use. ATI's patented technology in Galileo K-12 assists educators in establishing instructional goals reflecting curriculum, assessing goal attainment, forecasting standards mastery on statewide tests, and using assessment information to guide classroom instruction and professional development. 
i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction
i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction combines a valid and reliable growth measure for math and reading and individualized instruction into a single online product. Sonoran Schools uses i-Ready Diagnostic to place students, predict mastery on statewide assessments, monitor student growth, measure teacher effectiveness, and determine eligibility for our RTI and Title 1 programs. All K-3rd grade students take the i-Ready Diagnostic three times a year. Under the Arizona Department of Education's Move On When Reading initiative, a score of Falls Far Below on the 3rd grade AIMS Reading assessment results in a student being retained regardless of performance in the classroom. Students admitted to our RTI and Title 1 programs for reading intervention use i-Ready Instruction as an additional support tool to improve their skills and get back to grade-level to ensure timely promotion to the 4th grade.
Infinite Campus
Infinite Campus
Infinite Campus is the Sonoran Schools student information system. It is a Web-based system that allows educators, parents and students have access to information from anywhere at any time. The systems serves as a district-wide data warehouse that allows parents to view their student's school record and academic data with an easy-to-use Web portal and mobile application. 
Khan Academy
Khan Academy
Sonoran Schools students can make use of Khan Academy's extensive video library, interactive challenges, and assessments from any computer with access to the web. The library of videos covers K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even reaches into the humanities with playlists on finance and history. Each video is a digestible chunk, approximately 10 minutes long, and especially purposed for viewing on the computer. Sonoran Schools primarily use Khan Academy to provide supplemental math support in our Response to Intervention, Title 1 programs, and by many of our general education classroom teachers who have computers in their classrooms. Coaches, parents, and teachers also have unprecedented visibility into what their students are learning and doing on the Khan Academy.
Learning.com provides K-12 solutions to help students, teachers, and schools excel in a digital world. We equip our students with the digital literacy skills needed for online assessments, college, and the workforce using learning.com’s award-winning digital literacy solutions. Learning.com is a core instructional software that we used for our K-5 computer science courses.
Math XL
Math XL
MathXL® is a powerful online homework, tutorial, and assessment system that accompanies Pearson Education's textbooks in mathematics or statistics. MathXL engages students in active learning—it's modular, self-paced, accessible anywhere with Web access, and adaptable to each student's learning style—and instructors can easily customize MathXL to better meet their students' needs. Math XL is currently being piloted by a few Sonoran Schools math teachers, but not present at all schools.
Naviance is a college and career readiness platform that helps connect academic achievement to post-secondary goals. Sonoran Schools use Naviance as a tool to complete each student's annual Education and Career Action Plan. Naviance lets students learn about their strengths and areas of interest, and matches those skills with college and career options that are the right fit for each student. Naviance Course Planner helps students plan which courses they need to take and makes college research easy. The college planning tools allow students and families to make informed decisions about their options by comparing colleges and universities, exploring scholarship opportunities, tracking college applications, and accessing a variety of other college research materials. The Naviance mobile app lets students do college research and plan college visits on the go.
PBS LearningMedia
PBS Learning MediaPBS LearningMedia is THE destination for high-quality, trusted digital content and solutions that inspire students and transform learning. Developed in partnership with the WGBH Educational Foundation and supported by public media stations nationwide, PBS LearningMedia engages educators and learners at all levels with content from PBS. PBS LearningMedia provides access to thousands of innovative, standards-aligned digital resources, compelling student experiences, and professional development opportunities.
Raz Kids
The Raz-Kids animated leveled books and interactive quizzes give our educators choices. Students listen to books read aloud, read with vocabulary and pronunciation support, and read without support. They read freely in the bookroom. Or, teachers easily limit students to appropriate reading levels and specific books and track student reading progress. Students can practice reading to improve reading comprehension and reading fluency anywhere with Internet access. Raz-Kids is used by our K-1st grade teachers.
Rosetta Stone
Rosetta Stone
Rosetta Stone Inc. provides cutting-edge interactive technology that is changing the way the world learns. The company's proprietary language-learning techniques—acclaimed for their power to unlock the natural language-learning ability in everyone—are used by schools, businesses, government organizations and millions of individuals around the world. Rosetta Stone offers courses in 30 languages. Sonoran Schools uses Rosetta Stone – English as an additional instructional tool to supplement direct instruction by our Readings Specialists to support our English Language Learners in scoring proficient on the Arizona English Language Learner Assessment instrument. 
STEM scopesOur K-5 science curriculum is supported by online, comprehensive and hands-on science curriculum created by teachers for teachers called STEMscopes. Originally developed by Rice University, this Next Generation Science Standards-aligned online curriculum has expanded across the nation. The curriculum is project-based and designed as a student-centered 5E -- Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate - learning model approach.
Web Assign
WebAssign is a provider of powerful online instructional tools for faculty and students. Partnering with all major textbook publishers, WebAssign offers customizable precoded questions from a wide range of math and science textbooks along with easy-to-use tools that allow instructors create their own questions. To date, more than five million students have used WebAssign to submit over one billion answers to homework assignments, tests, and practice problems. Some Sonoran Schools middle and high school math teachers use this software in their classes.
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