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What is Passport?


Passport is an online learning environment designed for students to engage in the language and culture being taught, complete activities and assignments, and use language tools to practice and perform inside and outside of the language classroom.
Students can access resources and complete a variety of assignment types using any type of electronic device with an internet connection.

Teachers are able to access resources, assign and evaluate student work, track student performance, and personalize the learning experience for their students. The variety of resources and tools allow teachers to design engaging and interactive
lessons for their students, taking into account the students’ abilities and the technology available.

 

Passport Tools and Resources

Discover IconDiscover Activities

E-book activities from the student edition, workbook and other ancillaries, can be assigned to students for completion inside or outside of class. You control the work assigned, how many attempts the students are allowed, the start
and due dates for assignments and grading. Many activities are automatically graded and students receive automatic feedback. Others are teacher-graded, but you can also set those to automatically grade for completion if you choose. 

Share (Flipgrid) IconShare/Flipgrid Activities

The full version of Flipgrid is now embedded in Passport, with all of the functionality, including student replies and moderation of responses. You can create a Share prompt and use that to spark a conversation amongst students,
while they practice their interpersonal and presentational speaking skills. 

Perform IconPerform Activities

Perform tasks are also video responses, but those are shared only with the teacher. You control the prompt, the amount of time students have to prepare and record their response, as well as how many attempts they get for each. You
have the ability to give written and/or video feedback to the students, and grade on a proficiency scale using our proficiency-based rubric.

IPA - integrated performance assessments - iconIntegrated Performance Assessments

*Spanish, French, German & Chinese

There is one IPA available for each unit of each level. They include a single interpretive, interpersonal and presentational task, as well as an optional reflection task. These are all authentic resources and real-world tasks for you to
assess and track your students’ performance. We provide the tasks, resources and links, as well as an integration guide and scoring rubric for each task.

For each level there are also 2 semester IPAs that include multiple tasks in each of the 3 modes.

Journal Activities

You can add custom activities to Passport to include materials of your own, do longer projects, or incorporate writing activities into your lessons. Student responses can be simply an acknowledgement that they received the resource, a
short writing in a text box, or the uploading of a file. All work stays in Passport.

Lessons IconLessons

Lessons give you a way to pull together different activities and resources into a single lesson for students. You can include Discover activities, Share prompts, Perform tasks, Integrated Performance Assessments and Custom activities. You
set the tasks, total point value and due date.

iCulture iconExplore/iCulture Resources

*Spanish, French & German

Explore is our cultural immersion site which includes travel videos, day in the life videos, current news and songs which are updated each month during the school year. These are great for comprehensible input and the activities you can do
with these resources are endless. There are pre-built activities for all items.

Expand IconExpand e-readers

*Spanish, French, German & Chinese

There are 2 types of Expand e-readers – one series has a black cover and the others are a more colorful cover. The series with the black covers includes the e-book with synchronized audio and interactive activities to give students
immediate feedback. The colored covers include the ebook (some have audio) and have printable activities and vocabulary for each reader. Students have the ability to highlight, take notes and bookmark pages.

 



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February 21, 2020