Superintendent’s Memo #010-13

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

January 17, 2013

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT:  Infinite Learning Lab Teacher Management System Launched

A teacher management system has been added to the Infinite Learning Lab (www.learninglab.org), a collaboration between the Virginia Department of Education and the Professor Garfield Foundation. The Infinite Learning Lab provides engaging, animated, interactive lessons for students in mathematics, science, language arts, Internet safety, and life skills. New lessons are added throughout the year.

The teacher management system allows teachers to create individual accounts for students to assign specific lessons based on individual need and track student progress. Students will be able to earn online badges based on the lessons they complete.

The accounts are provided at no cost to all Virginia educators and students. Although anyone using the Internet may access four lessons on the Infinite Learning Lab Web site, only account holders will be able to access all the lessons available.

For teachers to have an account, the division superintendent must assign a designated division account administrator for the Infinite Learning Lab. That person will be provided information on how to create accounts for school account administrators who can then create individual teacher accounts. The division account administrator will be able to monitor data for all students who use the Infinite Learning Lab in their division, while the school account administrator can monitor data for all students within their school. User guides for both students and teachers (available on the Web site) will explain how to use the system.

To use the Infinite Learning Lab’s teacher management system, send the division account administrator’s name, e-mail, and phone number to jean.weller@doe.virginia.gov.

If you have questions, please contact Jean Weller, educational technology specialist, at the e-mail address above or by telephone at (804) 225-2825.

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