The Global Cultures and Languages Department from Leander ISD offers this page as a support for multilingual families to find common educational resources in different languages. Some of our resources are created in-house by different departments, and some are from different sources that have been revised for general use. These resources are useful tools for a virtual and in-person learning environment, get to know safety resources, cultures and educational resources and district news. The library is updated periodically as new resources or updates occur.

Technology Guides

LaunchPad

General LISD platform used by students to access all instructional resources in one place. Students need their credentials to log in.

Launchpad instructions available in:

Launchpad – Arabic | Launchpad – Chinese | Launchpad – English | Launchpad – Hindi | Launchpad – Korean | Launchpad – Russian | Launchpad – Spanish | Launchpad – Telugu | Launchpad – Vietnamese

SeeSaw

Digital portfolio used by LISD students in PreK-2 to upload assignments, review work in an interactive platform to communicate easily with teachers. SeeSaw is one of the resources accessible through the LISD Launchpad.

SeeSaw instructions for parents and students available in:

SeeSaw – Arabic | SeeSaw – Chinese | SeeSaw – English | SeeSaw – Hindi | SeeSaw – Korean | SeeSaw – Russian | SeeSaw – Spanish | SeeSaw – Telugu | SeeSaw – Vietnamese

Zoom

Videoconference platform used by Leander ISD for live classes (synchronous instruction). Teachers deliver instruction via Zoom using the LISD Zoom licensed account. Zoom is accessible through Launchpad and students the first time are asked to join the account, using their Google LISD credentials.

Zoom instructions with Google available in:

Zoom – Arabic | Zoom – Chinese | Zoom – English | Zoom – Hindi | Zoom – Korean | Zoom – Russian | Zoom – Spanish | Zoom – Telugu | Zoom – Vietnamese

iStation

Leander ISD uses Istation which is a computerized learning program used for Reading (K through 5th grade) and includes an integrated assessment. Istation provides students with engaging individualized learning paths, as well as online and print resources.

Instructions for remote ISTATION assessment tool available in:

iStation – English | iStation – Spanish | iStation – Vietnamese

Google Classroom for Students

In Leander ISD students also use Google Classroom and G Suite for classes and submit assignments. Teachers set up their own classrooms and have a specific code at the beginning of each course for students to join and start reading the materials and organization of the class.

Google has instructions and tutorials in several languages to practice the resources and features of Classroom.

Google Classroom for Students – English | Google Classroom for Students – Español | Google Classroom for Students – Portuguese | Google Classroom for Students – Chinese | Google Classroom for Students – Russian | Google Classroom for Students – Japanese | Google Classroom for Students – Korean

Google Classroom Modo Alumno

En Leander ISD los estudiantes usan Google Classroom y la Suite de recursos de Google para sus clases y entrega de tareas y trabajos. Los maestros configuran sus propias clases y con un código específico crean un grupo para los estudiantes cada que inicia un curso. El maestro enviará este código al inicio del año escolar, y los estudiantes deben visitar la página classroom.google.com para unirse a cada clase en particular o desde su plataforma Launchpad donde también encuentran un enlace.

Google tiene instrucciones y tutoriales para familiarizarse con el uso de Google Classroom en diferentes idiomas:

Google Classroom Modo Alumno – English | Google Classroom Modo Alumno – Español | Google Classroom Modo Alumnos – Portuguese | Google Classroom Modo Alumno – Chinese | Google Classroom Modo Alumno – Russian | Google Classroom Modo Alumno – Japanese | Google Classroom Modo Alumno – Korean

Cultures, Languages & Education

Resources representing cultures and countries to encourage learning, literacy and a love for reading, knowing and recognizing the many voices our cultures represent in LISD. We can all learn from each other, enjoy!

English as a Second Language (ESL)

The Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools

Resources and glossaries in multiple languages for EL families, prepared to use with core curriculum areas. Used by ESL teachers and students to support both languages with appropriate use of linguistic concepts. Glossaries for math, algebra, ELA, social studies, science.

Source: New York University

Available: English, Multilingual.

Safety & COVID-19

Prepare to go to back to classes in person in LISD (poster):

What students and families can prepare at home before coming to classes in person.

Audience: Families

Available in: Prepare to go to back to classes in person in LISD – English | Prepare to go to back to classes in person in LISD – Spanish

LISD COVID-19 Health Response Handbook

Audience: Families and staff.

Available in: COVID-19 Health Response Handbook – English | COVID-19 Health Response Handbook – Spanish (HTML-PDF)

Protect yourself and others: How to wash your hands properly

Audience: families. Source: CDC.gov.

Available in: How to wash your hands properly – Spanish | How to wash your hands properly – Portuguese | How to wash your hands properly – Arabic | How to wash your hands properly – Urdu | How to wash your hands properly – French | How to wash your hands properly – Chinese

Cómo lavarte las manos apropiadamente (Spanish)

何时以及如何洗手 (Chinese)

Quando e como lavar as suas mãos (Portuguese)

Quand et comment se laver les mains (French)

متى وكيف تغسل يديك (Arabic)

اپنے ہاتھوں کو کب اور کیسے دھوئیں (Urdu)