Many users are looking to refresh or learn new things about how they can utilize all the components of Schoolnet. NCDPI does have training materials available on their website, and there are materials within Schoolnet and provided by Pearson.
From within Schoolnet, you can click Help in the upper right corner to get to user guides and user information to help you with basic Schoolnet functions. Below are additional options for accessing training materials for Schoolnet. Click on the highlighted name to access the link:
Pearson site for Schoolnet training materials (site will ask for name and email upon first visit)
Additionally, many new materials and items are available within Schoolnet for the 2015-16 school year. Below is a quick summary of new things that you will find as you use Schoolnet this fall.
New Instructional Materials
PBS Learning Media – over 78,000 new instructional materials available under instructional materials on the tab called “NCLOR Resources.”
State Vetted OER – over 3,000 new Open Education Resources (OER) have been tagged and aligned to NC standards and added to Schoolnet on the tab called “NC Materials.”
New Assessment Items
Certica Solutions, Inc. – over 55,000 assessment items in K-12 ELA and Math have been added for classroom use. You can find these items by using advanced search and searching by publisher, Certica Solutions, Inc.
State Developed Items – over 3,500 new ELA items created by teachers in NC have been added. There are classroom and benchmark items available and you can find them by searching NCDPI_Classroom or NCDPI_Benchmark as the publisher in the advanced search.