|District launches new online educational program
Pinellas County Schools is excited to introduce a one-of-a kind, online program to all parents, teachers and students. InSync Education provides more than 1,200 fun activities to do in the classroom or at home. Resources can be resarched by grade level or by subject. InSync Education is a great tool for:
FCAT and Test Preparation
Writing strong reports
Mastering difficult subject areas
After school and summer school learning
Parents and students can read or listen to activities in English, Spanish or Haitian Creole. Teachers can use the activities in class or as homework assignments. We're hoping you take advantage of this great new resource. InSync is available online 24/7 and can be accessed from any computer or mobile device.
To get Started:
From the Pinellas County Schools website, click on tech InSync logo or go to www.insyncedu.com/insync
Enter this code: PCSB; and select START
Create your username, password and profile to begin.
|To register please contact the Reading Assistant Coordinator at the school.
What is Reading Assistant?
Reading Assistant functions like a one-on one tutor for children, coaching them to improve their reading fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. Reading Assistant software uses speech recognition technology to help guide your child through reading selections. To use the software, your child will be using a headset with a microphone so his/her oral reading can be recorded. As your child reads aloud, Reading Assistant listens and monitors for signs of difficulty. The program will intervene with assistance when your child is challenged by a word. After your child has read a selection, he or she will be able to listen to their recording. Vocabulary words that they may have had trouble with are highlighted in the reading selection so they may be reviewed and practiced before the child reads the selection again.
We recommend your child uses Reading Assistant 30 minutes/day for 2 days per week.