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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

    Mathematics (30 – 45 Minutes Daily)

     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 IV (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).

    Physics (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 of energy as the height of the initial drop changes.
    • Research how to make a wave machine with household items. Once it is built, demonstrate crest, trough, wavelength, amplitude, and frequency by making a video or doing a demonstration to a family member.
    • Ride a bike. As you pedal, think about how force, motion and energy are related. Research work-energy theorem and how this relates to various real world scenarios such as riding a bike.
    • Explore circular motion:
      • Watch Carlson’s Science Theater and replicate some of the experiments at home.
      • Figure out how the spin cycle of the washing machine gets the water out of the clothes. Create an infographic to explain how physics makes this possible.

    Online Resources Available

    Environmental Systems (30 – 45 Minutes Daily)

    • Investigate how to start composting at home. Discuss with your family and friends the environmental benefits of composting.
    • Investigate a contemporary science issue such as ocean pollution or genetically modified food. What are the issues and opinions on this topic? What do scientists know and think? What are some possible solutions that have been suggested by scientists? How can you represent these ideas in 3D?
    • Produce a video that could be used as an advertisement to promote the environmentally-friendly features of a hydrogen car.
    • Research climate change. Prepare a persuasive speech about how to best prepare the local ecosystem for climate change based on preparations being made in other countries across the world.
    • Research and discuss where carbon from burning fossil fuels goes and how it impacts the atmosphere.

    Online Resources Available

    • Access HMH Environmental Systems Student Textbook through RapidID on the Arlington ISD website for supplemental reading.
    • Explore PBS Media Learning-High School and NOVA Science Now for interactive games and videos.
    • Participate in citizen science projects at to help scientists and researchers around the world carry out important research such as analyzing fossils to measure climate change, observe images of rocks to help determine atmospheric composition in prehistoric times, and detect plastic build-up on the beaches around the world by analyzing drone images.

    Astronomy (30 – 45 Minutes Daily) 

    • Keep a journal of sky observations nightly. Use your journal to track patterns in the night sky over time.
    • Research the use of astronomy in early civilizations and in modern times. Do you think astronomy has been more useful to people in ancient times or now? Create a mini-presentation or short video that uses the information you found to support your position.
    • See our place in space and explore our galaxy, the Milky Way, with the simulation 100,000 Stars.
    • Explore the night sky and investigate celestial objects using the web-based sky map, Stellarium. Describe to a friend or sibling what celestial objects are, and why they change location in our sky over time.
    • Solar Week is March 23-27. Participate in daily activities including games, online scavenger hunts and have the opportunity to ask scientists questions with Multiverse at the University of California, Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory.
    • Research the development of modern astronomy with this Interactive Big Bang 3D Timeline.

    Online Resources Available

    Earth and Space Science (30 – 45 Minutes Daily) 

    • Research climate change and measures being taken around the world to prepare for it. Prepare a persuasive speech about how to best prepare in our local ecosystem for climate change.
    • Research and discuss how the burning fossil fuels impact the carbon cycle, and the Earth’s climate.
    • Explore the night sky and investigate celestial objects using the web-based sky map, Stellarium. Describe to a friend or sibling what celestial objects are, and why they change location in our sky over time.
    • Solar Week is March 23-27. Participate in daily activities including games, online scavenger hunts and have the opportunity to ask scientists questions with Multiverse at the University of California, Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory.
    • Read about the March 18, 2020, 5.7 magnitude earthquake in Salt Lake City, UT from the U. S. Geological Society. Describe to your family how plate tectonics cause major geological events.

    Online Resources Available

    Accommodation Resources in Science for Struggling Learners

    U.S. Government (45 Minutes Daily)

    • Explain how the government has addressed social issues historically.
    • Explain how government regulations work and create a list of ways that the government regulates the economy.
    • Explain how the three branches of government work, including checks and balances and separation of powers.

    Economics (45 Minutes Daily)

    • Track the progress of the stock market during the next few weeks. Pick a specific company and track how their stock value changes.
    • Create a college budget for yourself. Determine how you will earn money, pay bills, and save money for unexpected expenses.
    • Write about how free enterprise is impacted by demand.

    Accommodation Resources in Social Studies for Struggling Learners


    • 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.