Student Software And Technology

  • Below are instructions for both students and staff on how to take advantage of available software.

    ​Student E-Mails

    Link to Outlook

    ​​Parents have the ability to turn on/off student e-mails for students in grades 6-12 via the Aeries Parent/Student Portal. If a student has been given permission to access email, students should go to In the top right corner, click Sign In. Students will use their complete login (including Once logged in, the e-mail icon appears on the front page.

    Think Central

    Link to Think Central

    UltraKey Typing Program

    We now offer the typing program UltraKey online to all K-8 students.

    Link to Ultra Key online

    Click this video for instructions:

    Benchmark Universe (Elementary ELA)

    ​Please click on the icon below to go to our elementary ELA program.

    Link to Benchmark Universe


    Link to Office 365  - We have been informed that the link may not always work with safari. We have seen positive results with Firefox and Chrome.

    What is it?

    Office 365 is the Office program, but web-based. You can work on Microsoft documents anytime and anywhere whether the computer has the actual program or not. Office 365 has Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote and other programs. It also offers One Drive, on-line storage. Both staff and students can store their files in the cloud and be able to access them anywhere. Please note that these accounts are only active while you are with BUSD.

    Office 365 also offers the user the chance to download Microsoft Office (the desktop version with all of the tools) for FREE up to 5 times. Just use the install button once you have logged in to Office 365.

    How Do I Use It?

    Go to Use your standard school login (this includes the or When asked select business or school account. Enter your password that goes with your standard school login.

    Click on any app to get started.


    Link to StemScopes

Websites For The Students And Classes


    What is a nanooze (we say it....nah--news)?

    Nanooze is not a thing, Nanooze is a place. A place to hear about the latest exciting stuff in science and technology. What kind of stuff?Discoveries about the world that is too small to see and making tiny things.

    Bright Hub Education

    Useful, relevant expert-driven educational guidance you can count on – that’s Bright Hub Education. From creative lesson plans and classroom management tips, to detailed study guides that help students understand diverse topics, to homeschool curriculum reviews and parenting tips, you will find educational articles that will help you be a better teacher, student or parent.

On-Line Libraries

  • Internet Public Library

    ipl2 is a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment. To date, thousands of students and volunteer library and information science professionals have been involved in answering reference questions for our Ask an ipl2 Librarian service and in designing, building, creating and maintaining the ipl2's collections. It is through the efforts of these students and volunteers that the ipl2 continues to thrive to this day.

    LACOE on-line library

    LACOE offers educators the chance to check out and download ebooks. You need to fill out the form for a library card, and then start browsing the books. While they do offer educational material, they also have fiction, non-fiction, children's, business, technology, and more.

Common Core Websites

  • Read Works

    The non-profit ReadWorks is committed to solving the nation's reading comprehension crisis by giving teachers the research-proven tools and support they need to improve the academic achievement of their students.

    ReadWorks provides research-based units, lessons, and authentic, leveled non-fiction and literary passages directly to educators online, for free, to be shared broadly.

    The ReadWorks curriculum is aligned to the Common Core State Standards and the standards of all 50 states. Most imQortantly, ReadWorks is faithful to the most effective research-proven instructional practices in reading comprehension.

    Engage NY is developed and maintained by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) to support the implementation of key aspects of the New York State Board of Regents Reform Agenda. This is the official web site for current materials and resources related to the Regents Reform Agenda. The agenda includes the implementation of the New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS), Teacher and Leader Effectiveness (TLE), and Data-Driven Instruction (DDI). is dedicated to providing educators across New York State with real-time, professional learning tools and resources to support educators in reaching the State’s vision for a college- and career-ready education for all students.

    Basal Alignment Project (ELA 3-5)

    What it is: A collection of replacement lessons for the most commonly used basal readers.