Instrucciones para presencia
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Break Activities - Elementary
Break Activities - Secondary
HCPS Virtual Calming Room
Additional Instructional Learning Experiences for Grades 4-5
Additional Instructional Learning Experiences for Grades 6-8
Essential digital tools are the web-based tools that HCPS has under contract for staff and student use. Our contract with the vendors requires them to protect and secure our students' data. Some essential tools are licensed for each student in the district and some are licensed for a specific content area or group of students.
Canvas is a
learning management system housing curriculum and teacher-created content.
provides teachers the ability to share content with students and see student
progress in real time.
provides lessons on block-based and written code.
Curriculum Cloud provides early childhood educators access to digital
Education provides interactive content, tools, activities, and virtual field
trips for students and teachers.
an adaptive math program designed to complement classroom instruction.
Equatio is a
web browser extension that provides students an equation editor, graph
editor, handwriting recognition, speech input, and a screenshot reader.
Learning Gizmos provides access to virtual math and science simulations.
First in Math
First in Math
provides individualized math practice in facts, procedural skills, and
Gale is a
library media database.
Genius is a comprehensive set of standards-aligned science videos and
Collections provides access to online interactive text and tools.
adapts and individualizes math content for students
students math practice.
offers biotechnology lab simulations.
offers earth science simulation and curriculum.
Learning provides games related to math and science content.
a sandbox game where students collect and combine resources into new, useful
items that enrich gameplay and help further exploration and creativity.
helps students to discover their strengths and ensures that all paths
students take after high school lead to fulfilling and meaningful careers.
allows teachers to create interactive multimedia presentations and
assessments through which student progress can be monitored.
is a web-based research, citation, and note-taking platform.
includes the suite of Office products used for productivity and
Reading guides children through a series of lessons, developing skills such
as phonological awareness, decoding and ultimately working towards oral
reading fluency, basic handwriting, and improved spelling proficiency.
a web browser extension that allows students to annotate .pdf files.
students and teachers to create and share virtual boards that are populated
with multimedia content
an online database containing informational articles, ready-made activities,
and literacy supports for students of all abilities.
Interactives is a web-based platform with interactive videos of real
experiments and data.
ProQuest is a
library media database including Sirs Discoverer, Sirs Issues Researcher, and
Write is a web browser extension that provides text to speech, text and
picture dictionaries, and speech to text dictation.
provides curriculum and interactive mathematics content for students and
provides nonfiction articles with a read aloud option for students.
students to check out ebooks and audiobooks from the Harford County Public
education solutions are research-based curricula designed exclusively for
students with moderate to severe disabilities.
allows creation of interactive images including multimedia content.
TurnItIn is a
plagiarism checker service for teachers.
Shadow empowers individuals to discover, plan, and pursue their dreams with
their unique video-based career planning platform.
Online is a suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia
articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities,
pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related
Supplemental tools are those free tools that HCPS authorizes to be used as supplementary (non-essential) enrichments to students’ educational experience.
A tool is authorized if it complies with federal and state standards for protecting students’ data privacy and security.
is a digital book-making tool where students can create books and share them
to a class library.
Canvas is a
web-based graphic design tool.
uses gaming principles to re-imagine students’ learning experiences and
empowers them to reach their full potential.
Desmos is a
suite of math tools including a graphing calculator. Teachers can create
graphs and equations for student to solve
allows teachers to create interactive formative assessments.
Epic is a digital
library providing students access to a variety of texts, which the teacher
can customize into collections.
allows teachers and students to participate in audio and video discussions.
an online assessment tool. Students join via code. Teacher can monitor
progress in real time.
platform provides a space for students to explore functions, geometry, algebra,
statistics, and 3D in a dynamic way.
allows students to see areal or street views of any location in the world.
is an interactive navigation tool
a polling, quiz, and presentation tool that allows teachers to formatively
assess students in real time
Newsela is an
online news-as-literacy platform that features high-interest leveled articles
with accompanying quizzes and writing prompts.
No Red Ink
No Red Ink is
a web-based language learning platform. It provides grammar and mechanics
lessons. It also provides writing and composition support, where students can
submit writing samples to be reviewed by their peers and teachers.
Parlay is an
instructional technology platform that makes it easy for teachers to
facilitate, measure, and assess student-driven discussions – in person and
Interactive Simulations is a large collection of virtual experiments,
demonstrations, and visualizations for dozens of math and science topics
provides a leveled reading library for students.
Quizizz is an
interactive assessment tool.
Scratch is a
web-based coding option for students.
for design of newsletters, infographics, and flyers.
create plot diagrams, graphic novels, character maps, timelines, comics, and
WeVideo is a cloud-based
video creation site that lets students create, edit, and share video content.
Introduction to Texthelp Read and Write – A Basic Overview
Pinning the extensions - Chromebook (PDF, Video)
Logging in - Windows (PDF, Video)
Logging in - Chromebook (PDF, Video)
Read & Write Toolbar Features
Read & Write Toolbar Demonstration with Word Online
Using EquatIO in Middle School Math Assignments
EquatIO Toolbar Features
Toolbar - Chromebook
Toolbar - Windows
iPad App Parent Handout
Kindergarten iPad Apps
How to reboot an iPad
How can I use the Office 365 extension in conjunction with the Chromebook?
How do I move a file from the Chromebook to my HCPS OneDrive?
How do I take a picture with the Chromebook to use for my profile picture in itslearning/Office 365?
Access Virtual Instruction via Microsoft Teams (PDF, Video)
Wait.. How do I do that? Digital Learning Grab Bag Edition
Help! I can't access my Teams meeting
Canvas Quick Start Guide
Canvas Immersive Reader
How do I use the Course Home Page as a student?
What is a Chromebook?
How-to Utilize Your Elementary/Middle School Device (Chromebook)
Escuela primaria / secundaria: Orientación sobre el uso de la tecnología y el inicio de sesión de aparatos
Split my Screen?
Charge my Chromebook?
Take a screenshot? (PDF, Video)
Use the camera? (PDF, Video)
Use keyboard shortcuts? (PDF, Video)
How-to Troubleshooting Tips for Chromebooks
Won't Turn On
Incorrect Username or Password
Canvas Quick Start Guide
Assignment Submission Types
Add a File to an Assignment
Submit Media Recording
How to Access Virtual Instruction on a Windows Device
Wait.. How do I do that? Joining Team Edition
Swan Creek School: Device Login and Technology Use Orientation
Elementary/Middle School: Device Login and Technology Use Orientation
Wait.. how do I do that? - Login and Password Edition
Wait.. how do I do that? - Device Cleaning Edition
How-to HCPS Technology Access - Elementary at-home (Personal Device)
How-to HCPS Technology Access - Secondary at-home (Personal Device)
Do you know about our Learning Together program? HCPS is looking for typically developing 3- and 4-year-old children to participate in a free, 2- or 3-half-day preschool program for the 2023-2024 school year. The purpose of the Learning Together Program is to have typically developing children learning alongside preschool children with disabilities. The program promotes social, communication, literacy, and numeracy skill development for all children.
The program is located at the following schools: Meadowvale Elementary, Havre de Grace Elementary, Edgewood Elementary, Homestead/Wakefield Elementary, Youths Benefit Elementary, and North Bend Elementary.
Children must be at least 3-years old as of September 1, 2023 and be toilet trained.
For more information and to access the application, visit https://www.hcps.org/departments/instructionalsupport/specialeducation/learningtogether/
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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Harford County Public Schools (HCPS) is pleased to announce Joppatowne High School has been approved by the Department of the Army to establish a U.S. Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) program, effective February 1, 2023. Students currently in eighth grade throughout the county will be able to apply to join JROTC at Joppatowne High. Applications will be available Tuesday, January 17, 2023, through Friday, February 10, 2023, on hcps.org and in all middle school counseling offices.
Click here to watch a Parent Academy Real Talk about JROTC in HCPS!
In May 2016, the Board of Education of Harford County approved the submission of the JROTC application and the establishment of the program at Joppatowne High School. Strong support was provided from the Military Officers Association of America; Susquehanna Chapter; and numerous local, state, and federal leaders for instituting a program at Joppatowne High. Joppatowne High was the first school in the nation to offer a high school curriculum program for Homeland Security. The Homeland Security Emergency Preparedness Program is a signature curriculum that is affiliated with internships and instruction from area colleges and civil defense agencies. JROTC is an excellent addition to the program.
Harford County is the proud home of Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG). APG is the largest employer in the county and is a critical US Army research, development, test, and evaluation installation. In 2017, APG and the surrounding community celebrated the 100th anniversary of APG as a national military garrison. This year, Harford County celebrates a 250-year anniversary. Launching the JROTC program in Harford County is a great addition and way to continue to celebrate Harford County’s legacy.
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Applications will open next week, on Tuesday, January 10, 2023, for the blended virtual learning programs at Swan Creek School for the 2023-2024 school year. If you are interested in applying for grades 2-12 e-learning or grades 6-12 for in-person, blended learning, please visit the Swan Creek School website for additional information about the school.
Applications will be due February 15, 2023. Students will be informed of their enrollment status by March 31, 2023. If the number of eligible applicants exceeds the number of seats per classroom, a lottery system will be implemented.
If after reviewing the program information on the website you have questions about the program or application process, please contact Swan Creek School at 410-273-5594.
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This is an important message for all parents and guardians with a student in twelfth grade.
Graduation dates, times, and locations have been finalized. Visit the calendar page on hcps.org for the full schedule and visit our YouTube channel or click here to watch the latest Parent Academy Real Talk discussing graduation ceremonies this year.
Your school will provide additional details about your schools specific graduation ceremony.
12/22/2022 5:00 PM
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The following message is being sent to all contacts in our mass notification system via phone, email, and text message at 5:00 p.m., Thursday, December 8, 2022:
The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) approved the HCPS application to conduct asynchronous virtual instruction on up to 3 inclement weather days. HCPS staff are diligently working to prepare a “practice” of what this will look like. That practice is scheduled for the evening of Monday, January 9, 2023. Prekindergarten students will receive a bag of supplies when the bags are delivered. Students in kindergarten through grade 12 will bring their device home January 9, 2023; as part of their homework, they must log into their inclement weather tile, which will appear on Canvas, and send a confirmation message to the teacher. The HCPS curriculum offices is creating the assignment that every single student will do that will be a quick confirmation that they were able to get in.
If your school needs to adjust the systemwide asynchronous virtual instruction plan, they will reach out to your directly with additional information.
Please note, if there is a need to close HCPS for inclement weather PRIOR to January 9, we will NOT utilize virtual instruction. Following the practice on the evening of January 9, HCPS plans to conduct asynchronous virtual instruction on the first 3 closures for inclement weather.
Families can expect additional details to be available on hcps.org, including information about where to access asynchronous virtual instruction, what time it will be available, as well as a Parent Academy video with additional details. This will be available prior to the January 9, 2022 scheduled "practice."
Again, MSDE approved the HCPS application for asynchronous virtual instruction on inclement weather days and we look forward to having a very brief systemwide “practice” after school on Monday, January 9, 2023. Additional details will be made available as soon as possible.
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The following message will be sent via phone, email, and text message to all parents and guardians at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1, 2022:
If you are active military personnel, a civilian or federal employee working and/or living on federal property, your child has received or will receive a form to be completed and returned to school. If your child is not attending school in person, please find a blank form attached to this email. It is very important that we receive the completed form from you, as this is a means of funding that will impact your child’s school system. Persons working on federal property, please be sure to complete the box indicating the specific location of your employment. The forms should be returned to school with your child no later than Friday, November 11, 2022. Blank forms are also available on www.hcps.org on the Resources for Parents page under ‘Forms and Documents.’ Please contact your school if you have any questions.
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