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ActiveLearn Primary

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15/05/2020

In partnership with Pearson Australia, the Department is providing access to ActiveLearn Primary for all Victorian government primary and P-12 schools in Term 2 and Term 3 2020. 

How do I access ActiveLearn Primary?

To register for access to ActiveLearn Primary, go to: https://www.pearson.com.au/activelearn4det and complete the registration form. The Pearson Australia Customer Care team will be in touch to help you to set up your students and colleagues on the platform.

Important privacy information is provided below.

Ideas for using this resource

ActiveLearn Primary is an online learning world for primary teachers, students and parents that is accessible from the classroom or home and provides access to multiple programs.

For teachers, it provides everything they need at their fingertips, with:

  • A giant repository of teaching material including eBooks, activities and quizzes that can be displayed or allocated to classes, groups or individual students.
  • Tools to assess, track, and report on, students’ progress.
  • In-depth planning and teaching support including downloadable teaching notes and blackline masters.
  • Ability to filter and allocate books by book band, guided reading level and Fountas & Pinnell level.
  • Additional support for a range of learners including EAL learners and students with reading difficulties or dyslexia.

For students, it provides:

  • A fun, online world where they can read books, play games and earn rewards to consolidate their learning.
  • High interest topics that engage even the most reluctant readers including books featuring popular characters like Shaun the Sheep and Angelina Ballerina.
  • Over 2,000 interactive activities embedded within the eBooks to support their comprehension of the text.
  • Additional support for specific books to help them build confidence including ‘read to me’ and ‘click to prompt read’ functions.

For parents, it provides:

  • A dedicated ‘Grown-Ups’ section with advice on how to support their child’s learning from home.
  • A simple-to-use platform that’s accessible on any device – anywhere, anytime.
  • The ability to check their child’s progress from home.

 

What can I find in the ActiveLearn Primary programs?

Bug Club is a literacy program that combines over 500 finely levelled books and allocatable eBooks with an online reading world to help develop and motivate confident readers. The online reading world is a virtual book bag for each student in your class – accessed at home, at school or on the move!

Phonics Bug is a fun and engaging series of 100% decodable fiction and non-fiction readers. It can be used alongside any other existing phonics program to help the instruction, teaching and learning of phonics.

Rapid Reading is an intervention program designed to help students whose reading age is lower than their chronological age. It focuses on building confidence as well as word reading and comprehension skills and includes hundreds of books with engaging topics to hook even the most reluctant readers

Rapid Phonics is ideal for students who need support with phonics. It focuses on decoding skills and gives students lots of practice through its fully decodable reading books. Designed to be dyslexia-friendly, it also includes audio support for all the reading and activities.

 

Don't forget the Privacy Bit!

It is suggested that teachers create class or group logins for their students to access content. This will ensure that no identifying student information is circulated on the platform. A few examples are provided of how classes or groups may be set up, providing everyone in the class with the same login and password details. It is important to note that one resource can be accessed by a login at one time.

Class Log In: GradeM1     Password: Apple

Group Log In: Group1      Password: Pear

                     Group2      Password: Banana

 

Schools choosing to use third party software, free or purchased, that handles personal information (student names, emails, and other identifying information including sensitive or health information), must consider conducting a Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA). This includes online services that require the creation of  student accounts. The PIA documents the reasonable steps the school will take to implement practices, procedures and systems to protect personal and health information and handle it appropriately and in line with privacy legislation. Further information is available here.

 

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