~staff & students login with their SPS Google Accounts
*Access via the web https://soraapp.com/library/stamfordct or download the app through the Google Play and Apple App stores (setup code stamfordct)
**Once logged in, you can add the Ferguson Library
Students can order print copies of books too via Linked Libraries with their Digital Library Card--all students have them--
2111800+ student ID number (no spaces) to access all of the Fergusonś online resources, e-books and e-audios. That will also be how they login to the Ferguson's catalog and place holds. All the PIN numbers are still 9999
The below list has been vetted by the SPS district technology team, as well as evaluated for how well they align with our teaching and learning pedagogy. Teachers may assign independent and small group work through these online resources. Students may also use these resources for independent work and enrichment.
Lexia® Core5® Reading supports educators in providing differentiated literacy instruction for students of all abilities in grades pre-K–5. Lexia’s research-proven program provides explicit, systematic, personalized learning in the six areas of reading instruction, targeting skill gaps as they emerge.
Lexia® PowerUp Literacy® is designed to help struggling and nearly-proficient readers in grades 6–12 become proficient readers and confident learners. PowerUp helps educators simultaneously address gaps in fundamental literacy skills while helping students build the higher-order skills they need to comprehend, analyze, evaluate, and compare increasingly complex literary and informational texts.
Science Generation (SciGen) addresses science topics commonly taught to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. These curricular materials can be used in place of the standard curriculum materials, or as a supplement.
Teachinghistory.org is designed to help K–12 history teachers access resources and materials to improve U.S. history education in the classroom. With funding from the U.S. Department of Education, the Center for History and New Media (CHNM) has created Teachinghistory.org with the goal of making history content, teaching strategies, resources, and research accessible
Social Studies Generation (SocGen) is comprised of three six-week sequences around topics commonly included in 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade social studies content standards. These curricular materials can be used in place of the standard curriculum materials, or as a supplement. They provide opportunities to read, write, discuss, and build arguments about central concepts in social studies.