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    Phase 2 - Canvas

    At-Home Learning Update!

    Beginning on Monday, March 30, students will access additional district-selected learning experiences through Canvas. These activities were organized and designed by Academic Services departments to help reinforce learning that has already occurred this school year and will not involve any new instruction.

    Canvas is Arlington ISD’s adopted learning management system for Grades 3-12. Between March 30 - April 10, it will be used to allow students’ access to a variety of instructional resources and activities. During this time, students will also become skilled at logging into and navigating within the system. For Phase 2 learning, students are not expected or required to submit their completed work to their teacher(s) and not all courses are programmed for this phase.

    Canvas works in multiple internet browsers on desktop and laptop computers, Chromebooks, and on tablets and smartphones. Learn more about supported browsers. There are also two mobile apps to support At-Home Learning: Canvas Student and Canvas Parent. Learn more about Canvas’ mobile apps.

    How will the student access Canvas?

    Important note: Once the student has joined the Canvas course, it can be accessed each day by logging into RapidIdentity, clicking on the Canvas application, and then by clicking on the course tile on the Canvas Dashboard.

    How do parents/guardians access Canvas?

    Canvas allows parents of enrolled AISD students to create an observer account. Learn more about the observer role in Canvas and access the steps for creating an observer account. (Spanish-language version).

    CTE Courses

    Several of the Arlington ISD's CTE courses meet Mathematics or Science high school graduation requirements.

    These courses include: Advanced Animal Science, Medical Microbiology, Pathophysiology, Anatomy & Physiology, Forensic Science, Honors Accounting II, Robotics II, and Digital Electronics

    These courses are included in the Canvas course above for each High School. All other CTE courses will be implemented in Phase 3 of the at-home learning plan.

    Phase 1

    Algebra 1 (30 – 45 Minutes Daily)

    • Complete page 1 of “Loading a Truck” activity.
    • Keeping in mind the Loading a Truck activity you previously completed, now complete the Team Work activity beginning on page 2.
    • Answer all 16 questions following completion of the table
    • You may want to break the questions up into chunks and complete 3-4 questions a day.
    • If you do not have access to a graphing calculator at home, use the calculator application on the Desmos website.

    Online Resource Available

    Imagine Math

    • Access Imagine Math through RapidID on the Arlington ISD website.
    • An online, supplemental software program for students in pre-K through grade and 2 and grade 3+ that teaches the skills and knowledge essential to future success in mathematics.
    • Imagine Learning at Home was developed to support students and parents at The website provides resources for parents and educators to access and use Imagine Math at home.

    Accommodation Resources in Mathematics for Struggling Learners

    English I (45 Minutes Daily)

    • Keep an "At-Home Journal", writing at least 20 mins a day about your experience and reflections of our country’s/district’s response to this pandemic.
    • Research pandemics and find out how they were handled historically.
    • Watch at least one newcast daily, and keep a journal summarizing the information distributed and your reactions. Make sure to alternate the news stations you watch. (Could work in appeals/rhetoric here for English 3/4)
    • Visit Kelly Gallagher’s Article of the Week, choose an article to read each day and write the one-page reflection outline in each article. (Parents may need to pre-read articles for appropriateness beforehand.)
    • Find and watch a TED talk on a subject that interests you. Download the transcript of the TED talk and analyze how they structured the speech. What made it effective? What was the speaker’s main point? How did they build and support that point? Did they use cause and effect structure/problem solution?
    • Research a topic that interests you and find ways of keeping up with information that is meaningful to you. Build a spreadsheet of information if you need it. Write down notes. Use a note-taking app like Evernote, One Note or Google Keep. Create graphs or graphic organizers. Decide how you might want to share this information: write a blog post, create a Google slideshow, create a Youtube video, etc.

    Accommodation Resources in Reading Language Arts for Struggling Learners

    • Teen Book Cloud - Explore this online collection of enhanced novels, ebooks, graphic novels, videos, and audiobooks, which offers teens and adults of all reading levels access to an amazing range of content.
    • Ted Talk Recording Form - Use this organizer when reviewing Ted Talk videos. 
    • Journaling Tips - Review these ideas on how to create and keep a journal.

    Online Resources for English Language Learners

    The following language supports can be utilized across all content areas (ELAR/SLAR, Math, Science, and Social Studies).

    Biology (30 – 45 Minutes Daily)

    • Locate a nutritional facts label on a food product. Compare the functions of different types of biomolecules, including carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids. 
    • Locate a nutritional facts label on a food product. Compare the functions of different types of biomolecules, including carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids.
    • Research whether enzyme supplements will help someone lose weight. Create an infographic on your findings.
    • Create a family tree using photos of various family members. Identify the traits that are inherited from one family member to another, such as eye color, ear lobe shape, widows peak, etc. Then, pick one of those traits, and create a pedigree chart showing at least three generations, marking who had which phenotype. Next, identify components of DNA and how information for specifying the traits of an organism is carried in the DNA.
    • Create an infographic on your position on whether energy drinks (external stimuli) should be regulated for children based on impacts (responses) on the human body and maintaining homeostasis.

    Online Resources Available

    • Access HMH Texas Biology Student Textbook through RapidID on the Arlington ISD website for supplemental reading.
    • Explore Amoeba Sisters Biology Playlist on YouTube.
    • Explore PBS Media Learning-High School and NOVA Science Now for interactive games and videos.
    • Explore Biology concepts using interactive games and virtual labs at BioMan Biology.
    • Participate in citizen science projects at zooniverse.org to help scientists and researchers around the world carry out important research such as tracking and tagging penguins in remote regions, analyzing fossils to measure climate change, and reading brain scans to identify markers for brain diseases.

    Integrated Physics and Chemistry (IPC) (30 – 45 Minutes Daily)

    • Create a video using household items to demonstrate one or more of Newton’s 3 laws of motion.
    • Build or draw a roller coaster to illustrate energy transformations and the law of conservation as the height of the initial drop changes.
    • Research the pH scale. Create a poster for your family that shows what common food, cleaning products, and medicines are classified as acids and bases. Include a picture of the pH scale.
    • Create a “Household Chemicals Safety Manual”.Your manual should provide specific information on the proper use of common household chemicals. Your manual should also include information on the risks that are associated with the misuse of these chemicals.

    Online Resources Available

    • Access McGraw-Hill Integrated Physics and Chemistry Student Textbook through Canvas on the Arlington ISD website for supplemental reading.
    • Access ChemMatters to read about chemical concepts and how these applications affect the world around you.
    • Explore PBS Media Learning-High School and NOVA Science Now for interactive games and videos.
    • Watch STEM demonstrations in the space station with STEMonstrations by NASA.

    Accommodation Resources in Science for Struggling Learners

    World Geography (45 Minutes Daily)

    • Locate various physical features near your house and in your neighborhood.
    • Use a map, globe, or atlas to discuss how to use a map. Identify specific places, map tools such as a compass, key, legend, or scale, and use directional terms such as north, south, east, and west to identify other places.
    • Make a list of facts that you may already know about the continent of Africa.
    • Think about two countries or continents that you have learned about and list some of the political, social, economic, and geographic characteristics for each of those countries.
    • Make a list of your family’s cultural customs and traits. Describe how these customs or traits influence your life.
    • Think of a place that you would like to visit. Write an explanation of why you want to go there.

    Accommodation Resources in Social Studies for Struggling Learners

    TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS

    • FYI - Resources in this section may require login using your AISD Student Google Account. You may need to log out of any non-AISD accounts first.