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Renaissance Place and Home Connect

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Renaissance Place and Home Connect

Renaissance Place is a web-based application that is hosted for Grant by Renaissance Learning, the software vendor. This page contains information on Renaissance Place suite of tools and its companion online tool, Home Connect.

 

Renaissance Learning Website: http://www.renlearn.com/

 


Applications

All applications with the exception of Home Connect, are licensed for "At School" use only.

 

Manuals,  Instructions, Help and Online Videos

  • Help is available in the upper right corner while logged into Renaissance Place
  • Manuals for all tools are available under "Resources" link for the tool when logged in,.
  • "On Demand Webinars" and "Quick Sessions" are available at Renlearn.com after you've registered.  This username and password is not related to our Renaissance Place server, so choose whatever works for you.
  • A list of "implementation" ideas or notes is kept here: Renaissance Place Ideas  

 

Training Students Checklist

Renaissance Place is not a self-guided program.  It typically takes K/1 students about 1 month before they are fairly independent in their activities.  Renaissance Place Student Training Checklist provides a suggested method for training very young students.

 

Renaissance Application
Focus
Grades Access Implementation / Guides / Recommendations
Comments

Accerelated Reader[1]

On-site Webinar Training Handouts from Dec 2010-2011 Sessions

 

 

 

  1. Accelerated Reader - Managing Reading Practice.pdf
  2. Accelerated Reading - Setting Goals for Reading Practice.pdf
  3. Accelerated Reader - Using Data to Manage Reading Practice.pdf  

 

 

 

Reading

Vocabulary

Independent Readers

1-6, some K

School only

On Demand Webinars/Videos

 

AR Reading Goals Calculator

 

Reading Logs and Other Aids

Stop, Think and Jot Bookmarks - 2 bookmarks per page.  Good ways to capture student's attention to details and prepare for a literacy response.

Take quizzes only during the hours of 7:30am to 3:00pm (use monitor override password after hours)

Vocabulary quizzes for some books

Literacy quizzes for some books

Teachers can make their own quizzes

Accelerated Math
Math
School only

On Demand Webinars/Videos 

 

Quick Sessions

Practice and Exercises can be "scored" via Home Connect at home; tests must be keyboarded or scanned from cards at school
Star Reading
Reading Assessment
2-6 School  only   Assessment is usually taken 3x a year; can be used with intervention program
Star Math
Math Assessment

2-6

(1: end of year)

School only

  Assessment is usually taken 3x a year; can be used with intervention program
Early Star Literacy Reading Assessment (Grades K-2) K-2 School only Assessment is usually taken 3x a year; can be used with intervention program
Math Facts In A Flash[2]

Math Facts Assessment

Math Facts Practice

1-6

used with K for login training

School only

Tips for Getting Started with Math Facts in a Flash

 

Getting Results with Math Facts in a Flash

 

Research & Recommendations

 

On Demand Webinars/Videos

Timed facts practices and quizzes.
Home Connect

Reading

Math

Vocabulary

1-6 School, Home, anywhere with internet access

Reading: Shows students current "goal" status, quizzes taken

Math:  Shows objectives mastered in AM;  allows AM Practice and Exercises to be keyboarded

Math Facts Practice (Practices are timed, but are not time limited.)

Logins and Passwords

For security purposes, login information is located in a secured area of this website at: Login Information.  You must be logged into the wiki to view all the information on the page. 

 

Training Students Checklist

Renaissance Place is not a self-guided program.  It typically takes K/1 students about 1 month before they are fairly independent in their activities.  The link below has a checklist for the process.

Renaissance Place Ideas 

 

Parent Information

Accelerated Reader and Home Connect are explained on a link in the Parents section of the wiki (see Sidebar).

Home Login Information is available on Home Login Information and Home Login Tools

 

Subscription and Access

The annual subscription is due 12-01-XX.

 

URL Location: https://hosted49.renlearn.com/282755/

 

The subscription licenses are available by logging in as an administrator and finding Product Administration. 

 

Installation 

Renaissance Place is a web-based subscription server.  It requires many plugins.  To test the versions and to get links to updated versions of those applications, run the Check Software Requirements from the login screen.

 

Browser Plug-Ins

Adobe Reader

Adobe Flash Player

Renaissance Place RLI Print Plug-in (not requied for Home Connect)

 

Client Applications

Renaissance Place AccelScan (for the Accelerated Math Scanner)

 

 

Notes

The following knowledge base articles help identifiy plug-in problems and other issues that have arisen during use at Grant.

 

Additional Information 

 

 

Footnotes

  1. Summer Application - available from home during the summer; otherwise, available only from school.
  2. Summer Application - available from home during the summer; otherwise, available only from school.

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