Educational Technology Tools

Communication and General Tools

Office 365

Grade k-12

Microsoft Office 365 – all Lakehead Public Schools students can sign on for free access to Office 365. With this access to Office 365, students and staff are able to download and install Microsoft Office which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Skype and OneDrive. Each student and staff can download Microsoft Office to five personal devices including desktop, laptops and tablets. To login, please use your standard username and password (add @lakeheadschools.ca to your username). You can get your username and password from your school. Login at login.microsoftonline.com
Minecraft

Grade k – 12

All Lakehead Students can download and install Minecraft Education Edition for free.
Minecraft – Minecraft Education Edition is an open world game that promotes creativity, problem-solving in an immersive environment where the only limit is your imagination. Students from Lakehead Public Schools have exclusive access to install Minecraft Education Edition on their school and personal computers through a partnership with Microsoft Canada. Login and download Minecraft at https://education.minecraft.net/

Grade 7-12

Xello is a web-based tool that allows all Grade 7 – 12 students to complete the requirements of an Individual Pathway Plan – the IPP

  • Build self-awareness through online assessments better understand themselves and the importance of building a career/life plan
  • Create a digital portfolio of career information, school information, assessment results, grades and more!
  • Explore pathways, career options and post secondary destinations through a database of profiles, schools, programs, scholarships, and job search tools

Students can login to Xello through Classroom Websites and clicking on the Xello Icon. Login at – www.lakeheadschools.ca/classroomwebsites

To login, please use your standard username and password (available from your school)

 

Literacy Tools

Grade k-12

Overdrive – Students can gain access to thousands of eBooks and Audio Books through our online library by downloading the Overdrive App from their app store or logging in at http://lakeheadschools.lib.overdrive.com.

Student Login Information
Username: student number
Password: first name (lower caser)

 

Math Tools

Reflex

Grade 1-8

Reflex Math – Lakehead Public Schools is happy to announce to staff, parents and families that each of our Grade 1-8 students now has access to Reflex Math! This game-based app develops mastery, or “fluency” in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts. This app can be accessed on the web at https://www.reflexmath.com or through an app on iPads and Android tablets. Please ask your teacher for your password.

Grade 1-6

TVO’s mPower is a creative online game that teaches fundamental K-6 math skills. Designed and developed with Ontario students and educators. mPower is similar to other math games like Reflex or Prodigy, but it is created by TVO, completely free and its virtual world Grades 1-6

TVO’s mPower is a creative online game that teaches fundamental K-6 math skills. Designed and developed with Ontario students and educators. mPower is similar to other math games like Reflex or Prodigy, but it is created by TVO, completely free and its virtual world is set in Ontario. There are even math quests in “Thunder Bay”, “Kenora”, “Ottawa” and other cities Ontario (when you visit Thunder Bay in the game, be prepared to see Terry Fox). It can be played as a whole class on a smart board, or independently on tablets, laptops and computers.Teachers can register a whole class at –

https://mpower.tvo.org/educators/#/login/

students will receive their own personal username and password. mPower is a web app, so students do not need to install an app but simply navigate to –

https://mpower.tvo.org

Parents can ask for a login from their teacher.

Grade 7-10

Mathify – is a website that offers free math help for students in Grades 7, 8, 9 and 10. Key features of the site include free one-on-one math tutoring (Sunday to Thursday, 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm) where you can ask math questions to a real teacher.

Students can access Mathify through Classroom Websites and clicking on the Mathify Icon. Login at – www.lakeheadschools.ca/classroomwebsites.

To login, please use your standard username and password (available from your school).

Grade 1-8

Prodigy Math – Prodigy is a math learning game for grades 1 – 8. This is a free, highly engaging on-line game that adapts to keep each of your students learning at their own pace. It automatically identifies knowledge gaps and scaffolds students through difficult concepts. Prodigy provides detailed reports of the individual progress of each student. Many of our students play Prodigy provided very positive feedback.

Link – https://www.prodigygame.com/