Teacher & Staff Resources

Teacher & Staff Resources 2017-09-18T12:17:07+00:00
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Quick Links

Achieve 3000 for middle and high school students is an online differentiated nonfiction reading and writing instruction tailored to each student’s reading level. Access Achieve 3000 through the WCS Single Sign On Dashboard (Classlink).

Bedford, Freeman, and Worth’s LaunchPad is the online textbook component for Statistics, AP Statistics, AP European, AP Psychology, AP US History, AP World History, and Psychology.

Access Bedford, Freeman, and Worth through the WCS Single Sign On Dashboard by adding the BFW course app to your dashboard.

Universal Codes

LaunchPad Teacher’s Manual

Using LaunchPad for its Resources

Bedford, Freeman, and Worth’s Edaptext is the online textbook component for AP Macroeconomics.

Access Bedford, Freeman, and Worth through the WCS Single Sign On Dashboard by adding the BFW course app to your dashboard.

Edpatext resources: Support Site – videos, tutorials, FAQs for teachers and students.

BrainPOP is a suite of digitally animated products that presents curriculum-based topics for students in grades K-8. The site strives to spark curiosity while delivering introductory material covering a wide range of topics. (source: EdSurge)

BrainPop offers both free and subscription based content and is a school based purchase. Contact your building representative for additional information.

Cacoo is an online drawing tool for creating diagrams which allows for real-time collaboration. Multiple people can work together on the same drawing at the same time. Diagrams can be saved, shared and exported to .pdf.

Cengage is the online textbook component for Pre-Calculus, Calculus, and Trigonometry as well as some Secondary Social Studies courses.

The Corwin PD Resource Center is for use by Fairview Middle teachers and administrators only.

Davis Digital Art

Davis Digital Art accounts for grades 9-12 include such features as eBooks, ePortfolios, SchoolArts magazine, Curriculum Builder, and Fine Art Digital Images. Students can use the ePortfolio to share artwork with parents, community members, and colleagues.

Diigo is a collaborative social bookmarking tool for teachers and students that integrates tags and folders, highlighting and clipping, sticky notes, and group based collaboration.

Discovery Streaming

Discovery Education Streaming offers a wealth of resources to enhance instruction in your classroom through video, audio, lesson plans, and pictures. Content may be accessed by both teachers and students and some editable content is available.

GO Math! is the online textbook component for K-5 math. Access GO Math! through the WCS Single Sign On Dashboard (Classlink).

Grolier

Grolier is an online encyclopedia database that indexes encyclopedia articles, magazines and websites as well as providing access to an electronic atlas. There are two modes available, Grolier Passport for older students and Grolier Kids for younger students. Both modes provide lexile levels for articles to assist in utilizing content appropriate for student reading levels.

School Access:

Home Access:
Access Grolier through the WCS Single Sign On Dashboard (Classlink) for automatic login.

Grolier Overview

Holt McDougal Online (HMH) is the online textbook component for Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and Literature in Secondary classes. Students and teachers will access HMH through the WCS Single Sign On Dashboard (Classlink).

Teachers must add content for student access.

Adding Content

i-SAFE

Access iSafe for comprehensive curriculum materials for equipping students with the critical thinking and decision-making skills they need to be safe, responsible and technologically proficient cyber citizens in today’s global society and economy.

Sign Up and Implementation Information

Lesson Plans and Resources (Sign-in with your iSafe username and password)

iTunes

iTunes is an application that organizes and plays your digital music, video, TV shows, podcasts, audio books, etc. iTunes University and iTunes Store make content available for playback on your computer or mobile device.

Download iTunes at http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/. To create a free account, follow these instructions http://support.apple.com/kb/ht2534.

Jing

Jing allows users to take pictures or video of what is seen on the computer screen. Jing can capture step-by-step processes, comment on files, capture screen messages, and so much more. Jing can easily be shared online through http://Screencast.com or saved to the computer.

Account set-up:
Users should download Jing at http://www.techsmith.com/download/jing/ and follow the directions for the install. After the install is complete, the user should watch the brief tutorial provided and then sign-up for a Screencast.com user name. Screencast.com will host the images and videos captured and provide a link to the images and video.

Mindomo

Mindomo is an online mind mapping and brainstorming site. Students and teachers can create, view and share mind maps via the web. Mind mapping can help users better understand and learn new concepts.

netTrekker

netTrekker is a safe search engine for teachers and students. All resources found in netTrekker are selected, reviewed, and evaluated by educators. netTrekker searches can be saved and shared. Teachers will create their own accounts using their school code.

Additional Resources:

Pearson SuccessNet

Access Pearson Successnet through the WCS Single Sign On Dashboard (Classlink).

Help and How-To Resources

Piktochart

Create stunning infographics in three easy steps!

Create mind maps online or using an iOS device!

Prezi

Tired of the same old presentations? Prezi allows teachers and students to create web-based zooming presentations. Prezi allows your audience to see the big picture as well as all the small details. The zooming feature shows relationships and how they all connect together.

Access Renaissance Place at https://hosted177.renlearn.com/80937/ or through the WCS Single Sign on Dashboard Powered by ClassLink.

Teacher and student data is integrated with Skyward. Librarians will not have to add students, teachers, or set up classes. New students will automatically show up in Renaissance Place a few days after they are entered and scheduled in Skyward. Contact your school level scheduler for the status of new or transferring students.

Please see below for quick tips on common tasks. You also have access to live chat within Renaissance Place.

Create quick puppet shows using the Sock Puppet app!

Socrative

Socrative lets teachers engage and assess their students with educational activities on tablets, laptops and smartphones. Through the use of real time questioning, instant result aggregation and visualization, teachers can gauge the whole class’ current level of understanding.

StoryJumper is an online tool in which students can write and illustrate their own digital book.

  • Teacher’s Guide

TeacherTube

TeacherTube is a media sharing website that allows teachers to view users videos or upload videos of their own.

Getting Started Guide

  1. Go to
  2. Click Free Sign Up! In the top right hand corner.
  3. Fill out the User Information.
  4. Click Submit.

Lesson Plans: Posted with each video

TED

TED provides a collection of creative informative videos from some of the world’s greatest thinkers and innovators. TED’s collection focuses on ideas that can shape our world and make it a better place. Find videos on thought-provoking topics related to a variety of subjects including technology, science, global issues and much more.

TEL

The Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL) is a virtual library that provides access to over 400,000 electronic resources, including magazines, scholarly journals, podcasts, videos, e-books, test preparation materials, federal census records, Tennessee primary source materials, and more!

Social Studies students in fourth and fifth grades use the Tennessee Through Time textbook by Gibbs Smith Education. Students and Teachers will access Tennessee Through Time through the WCS Single Sign On Dashboard (Classlink).

  • Grade 4: Gibbs Smith Education: Tennessee, the Early Years
  • Grade 5: Gibbs Smith Education: Tennessee, the Later Years
  • Setup Instructions

Today’s Meet

The backchannel is the conversation that goes on alongside the primary activity, presentation, or discussion. TodaysMeet helps harness the backchannel and turn it into a platform that can enable new activities and discussions, extend conversations beyond the classroom, and give all students a voice.

Twitter Certification is now listed in the WCS internal network.

Typing Agent is a web based keyboarding program for students in grades K-8. Access Typing Agent through the WCS Single Sign On Dashboard (Classlink).

Unify is the platform that houses WCS Item Banks used for district benchmark assessments.

Combine video clips, photos and sound to make stunning videos using your iOS device.

Voki

Voki is an educational tool that allows users to create their very own talking character.

WebEx provides users with a digital space to collaborate live or via recorded meetings.

eBook Resources

Digital Book Index