If you can't get into Microsoft Teams to meet with the class today, please take the following steps:
STEP 1: Email me to let me know that you are having computer trouble: email@example.com
STEP 2: Call the West Ada School District parent and student help desk to report your problem: You can reach the IT Service Desk at 208-350-5300, Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:30pm.
(Sometimes, there are a LOT of other people in line for help! You can choose to wait on the line *or* you can use the option to enter your phone number and be called back when it's your turn - listen to the menu and select the option.)
STEP 3: Use the resources below to learn on your own today.
NEWSELA and CNN 10
Please click on the icons below this instructions to go to these sites.
For CNN 10, no sign-in is needed
For NEWSELA, in the upper righthand corner, enter the code HK66Z7 in the "ENTER STUDENT CLASS CODE" box
After you enter that info, it will take you to a landing page to sign in
VERY IMPORANT! USE "MICROSOFT LOGIN" OPTION.
ENTER YOUR WEST ADA SCHOOL DISTRICT EMAIL ADDRESS (AND PASSWORD IF PROMPTED.)
For CNN 10 you are welcome to watch today's broadcast.
For NewsELA, you are free to read any articles of your choice.
SORA Online Library Access
SORA is so awesome!!!!! Get access to all the books in our Pathways library plus so many more!
Click on the link "SORA Welcome Page" link to go straight to SORA. SORA Welcome Page
If you're new to SORA or haven't seen it in a while, follow the 6 steps I've listed below the link.
STEP 1: Click on the Find My School button.
STEP 2: Ignore all of the icons in the middle of the page. Look at the bottom of the page in the middle and click on "MY SCHOOL ISN'T LISTED"
STEP 3: Type in "Pathways Middle School" ... you'll notice that a box for Pathways pops right up! Click on the green button.
STEP 4: "SIGN INTO YOUR SCHOOL" appears with a dropdown menu. Select "Students 6 - 12th Grade"
STEP 5: Click on the Green "SIGN IN STUDENTS 6-12TH GRADE" button
STEP 6: You're all signed in! Browse the library and find a book to enjoy. Do at least 20 minutes of reading on your own.
You'll see that there are both e-Books and Audiobooks. If you open an e-Book using the Microsoft Edge browser, you should be able to use the Immersive Reader function to have the computer read the book to you, if you like.