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iLit 2019 is LIVE!

Hello iLit family.  We are excited to launch our newest version of iLit!  Please read the 2019 Back to School Announcement HERE.

If your students are still using iLit for summer school, no problem.  Please continue to use the summer school sites that start with SS (see previous post).

Summer School 2019 URL Change

Apps and URLs -

For students and teachers using teachilit.com, learnilit.com and projectilit.com, these URL will continue to access the 2018 environment until June 10th.


After June 10th, Summer School customers will need to use the URLs, ss.teachilit.com, ss.learnilit.com and ss.projectilit.com to access the 2018 environment. Apps used throughout this past school year will continue to work.


There is no difference in the user experience and access to data through the use of the new URL remains intact. We provide new URL in order to continue to access the 2018 database while the iLit technology team prepares the 2019 version of iLit.


Rostering -

Districts can be rostered for Summer School through EasyBridge, like always, except if the EasyBridge Pause Period has started. EasyBridge customers will use the same apps they used throughout the year but change their URL to ss.teachilit.com, ss.learnilit.com and ss.projectilit.com.

 

Districts can be manually rostered, as normal, through Classview for summer school. There is not a defined summer school product or class designated for summer school use. Admins can simply log into Classview, set up the class with new or existing students/teachers and provide students/teachers their usernames and passwords through VIEW ROSTER > EXPORT ROSTER. On June 10th, the URL for Classview will change to ss.classview.co.

 

If you have any questions concerning this change, please contact iLit support, 800-234-5832 or https://pearsonnacommunity.force.com/support/s/k12-curriculum-support-form.

 

Join the Conversation!

iLit is excited to "Show and Tell" our incredible 2018 Release.  Please view the recorded Facebook Live event from September 19th, 2018.  Feel free to leave comments and join the discussion on the post.

iLit's Live Event

 

Summer Access

Great news!  Classview is accessible throughout the summer.  Teachers and students can access their 2017 iLit and myELD-Companion classes.  Please see the URL change that will occur on July 2nd.

  • teachilit.com TO ss.teachilit.com
  • learnilit.com TO ss.learnilit.com
  • projectilit.com TO ss.projectilit.com
  • teachmyeld.com TO ss.teachmyeld.com
  • learnmyeld.com TO ss.learnmyeld.com
  • projectmyeld.com to ss.projectmyeld.com
  • classview.co or classview.net TO ss.classview.co or ss.classview.net

Redesigned Printable Workbooks

Thank you for your patience while we redesigned our workbooks!  Please find the myPerspectives, ELD Companion Workbooks here and the iLitELL Workbooks here.

Need Help with Mapping iLit and ACCESS?

We just posted new resources.  Please check them out on our Language Page or click HERE.

New iLit Whitepaper

The iLit team is proud to announce a new whitepaper presented by one of iLit's distinguished authors, Jim Cummins.  Please click here to view the article and ask questions.

New Feature! Selective Broadcast for iLit 90/ELL/45

Discuss and ask questions here

2017 iPad Announcement

Please click the link here to see our announcement about iPads and iLit in 2017.

When do you send out the MOY GRADE?

Everyone is asking!  Please join the conversation here.

Nominate Your Favorite ELL Teacher

We're Just Getting Started!

We Missed You!

 

iLit U - Summer Edition

Thank you Teachers!

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, iLit wants to say THANK YOU to our outstanding teachers.  

"Once children learn how to learn, nothing is going to narrow their mind.  The essence of teaching is to make learning contagious, to have one idea spark another." - Marva Collins

Thank you for being that SPARK!

iLit PLC reaches 1000!

We now have 1000 members enrolled in the iLit Professional Learning Community!  Thank you to our teachers, administrators and support staff who joined in the site's first year.  

Visit often to stay informed about iLit with updates on new releases, teaching content, and of course professional learning!

New Reporting Tools for Administrators

Step 1) Log into Classview (classview.co)
Step 2) Click on REPORTING in the blue navigation bar.
Step 3) Locate and click on EXPORTABLE REPORTS.
Step 4) You are provided options to export Reading Growth and Skill-based Reports.
Step 5) Click EXPORT.  The report you chose will download as a .csv file, viewable in Excel or any other spreadsheet program.
 
 
For the Reading Growth Report - The columns identify the Grade Level Equivalency (GLE) of each student that completed that week's Interactive Reading assignment.  If you don't see data for specific weeks, either the student did not complete the Interactive Reader or the teacher did not score the Interactive Reader.  Please email your Project Manager if you have questions about Reading Growth or the Interactive Reader.
 
For the Skill-based Report - The columns identify which Skill Set and Skill are being reported.  The numbers listed are cumulative percentages based on assignments and assessments in iLit tagged with those skills.  For example, an 88 in the column labeled Grammar:Pronouns is the percentage mastery of all assignments and assessments tagged with this skill.  Please email your Project Manager if you have questions about Skill-based reporting or how to read the reports.

iLit Success Stories

Student success is what drives the iLit team.  Please see the latest success stories curated by our iLit team.  Feel free to send your success story to joseph.bartlett@pearson.com

From Milissa in Indiana - 

"Okay so I didn't think I could get prouder of my kids or iLit but it just happened!  We have always kept our technology at the school but this year they have had Chomebooks and we allowed them to take them home last night.  Now mind you these are 6th graders that have free Chromebooks on a Friday!!! Instead of goofing around MY KIDS came home and worked on iLit assignments, emailed me questions, and are ASKING for more writing assignments!!!!  Thank you iLit!!! "

iLit App Release

Download the latest iLit Apps from PearsonAppStore.com 

This release is iLit 5.2.4.  You can also launch iLit in your browser through the Pearson App Store to ensure you're viewing the latest version.  Remember to clear your browser cache or history on a regular basis!

Have you cleared your browser lately?

We recommend periodically clearing your browsing history by clearing the browser's cache and cookies.  Learn how on our Support page here.

iLit wins the 2015 Tech & Learning magazine Award of Excellence

The winning products will be featured in the December 2015 issue of “Tech & Learning” magazine, as well as on its website.

Honored for the third consecutive year, the iLit mobile app is a comprehensive digital literacy solution designed to produce two or more years of reading growth in an academic year for students in grades 4-10. The intervention program offers personalized learning support based on students’ instructional needs, with engaging interactivities and built-in reward systems that motivate and track progress.
 
Developed to accelerate English language development, iLit ELL’s proven, research-based, digital intervention is enhanced with explicit, point-of-use scaffolding and content to support English language development so English learners can build academic language through word study; develop prosody with the English language; engage in academic discourse by improving English language production; and become independent readers who are successful working at grade level.

Engaging Adolescent Readers

Read this month's Inspired Blog post by iLit author, William G. Brozo, on engaging adolescent readers by relating what students are reading in school to what is going on in their own world.  

Announcements

iLit teachers and administrators,

Thank you for all that you do every day to help your students overcome challenges and develop into strong readers and communicators. We are here to partner with you and support you in every way possible to help you succeed.

To help support you, we launched this Professional Learning Community just over a month ago. We have been excited to see more and more teachers and administrators from across the country—and the globe—joining the community each week.

Here we will post new articles from our authors, provide suggested activities, announce new features, add teaching resources (including many printable resources), and offer professional development support. Please let us know what else we can do to support you. 

Two recently added features that you may want to check out: the Poll and Buzz features. Found in the lower right-hand corner of the Teacher App under the label “Connect,” these features allow you to create your own whole-class polls and assessments on the fly, send individual students or the whole class messages, and reward students with stars for strong performance. To send comments and stars to students, select the students from the list, either type in comments or select the ones that are pre-populated, add stars as appropriate, then hit “Buzz.” At the end of the week, you can project the top stars for the class by tapping or clicking “Project Top Stars.”

Last week we released the latest version of iLit: 5.2.3.    

You can check that you are using this version by clicking on the three dots (...) in the toolbar at the bottom right of the Teacher or Student App.

Visit PearsonAppStore.com to download the updated apps or to launch the newest version in your browser.  It is a good idea to periodically clear your browsing history to be sure you are launching the newest version.

Need More Help with iLit?

Please visit MyPearsonTraining for On Demand Professional Development, Live Virtual Training and Step by Step Guides.  You can also Chat Live with an iLit Educational Specialist.  Click HERE to see what we have to offer.

iLit Welcome Letter for Parents & Caregivers

Find a Welcome letter for home communication in English and Spanish under Teacher Resources here.

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"Hi Lori. Please let me send this to our editorial team."
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"Hi Emily. I'm sorry to hear this. Can you please submit a ticket with our support team? They will be able to gather the needed info and seek resolution."
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"Just a few of my students are not being able to answer #10 in the Word Match 1 and "What Are Stars?" assignments in iLit. As a result, they can't submit. How can I fix this? I've tried to have them re-start, re-send, etc.
It's only 2 students so fa…"
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  • I apologize if this has already been addressed. I tried looking through a few pages of comments but didn't see anything. I have been having issues viewing some of the assessments and graded student work such as the study plans. For instance, I had some students who did poorly on the spelling and grammar study plans. I was hoping to pull them and work on some of the skills they didn't understand. However, every time I try to access their assignment, I can't get past the spinning, loading screen. Has anyone else had this problem?
  • I am unable to send Assignments in my classes. How do I fix this? Also the Dictionary and Picture Dictionary buttons in the books that my students are reading in iLit Library are not working. Has anyone come across these same problems?
  • Running Record Lev D Lesson 20 Heat and Energy will not open or download.
  • Is there a scope and sequence for the Newcomer unit? Unit 1 lessons 6-70?
  • Just a few of my students are not being able to answer #10 in the Word Match 1 and "What Are Stars?" assignments in iLit. As a result, they can't submit. How can I fix this? I've tried to have them re-start, re-send, etc.
    It's only 2 students so far.
    • Hi Emily. I'm sorry to hear this. Can you please submit a ticket with our support team? They will be able to gather the needed info and seek resolution.
  • Is there anyway to make the lessons in both ELD companion and Ilit copyable? When I try copying and pasting somethings into my own lessons while lesson planning, the program wont allow it. It would make my life easier to be able to copy and paste into my lesson plans instead of having to retype everything? Thank you!
  • Level B Unit 2 Benchmark Assessment Vocabulary and Level B Unit 4 Benchmark Assessment Vocabulary are identical. Clearly a mistake. I can not give the Unit 4 Benchmark assessment as written because nowhere in unit 4 do the students study those particular words. Please advise if this will be updated now or if we will need to wait for summer when big changes occur.
    • Hi Lori. Please let me send this to our editorial team.
  • There is a typo in Level D. In Unit 2 lesson 19, Trino's Choice Read Aloud/Think Aloud graphic organizer says Trina instead of Trino.
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