Wyoming Valley West School District Technology Wiki
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Welcome the the WVWSD Technology Support Wiki. Here you will find just-in-time training information in the form of handouts screenshots, presentations and videos to assist the use of tools for classroom management and integrated lessons. Tools will be added regularly; please check to see what is available to you and your students. Contact your technology coaches by email with training questions so they can provide feedback in the most efficient time. Broken links may be set for planning purposes and future training.

Please contact your technology coaches through district email for the most effecient response to your questions.
Dana Mascioli dmascioli@wvwsd.org
Russ Singer rsinger@wvwsd.org


Penn Department of Education
PDE Standards Aligned System Standards-based lessons and resources

The following are educational sites or sites that can help you with anything form lessons to just stuff that gets the point across to the kids in a fun more memorable way.

These sites are more like portals; they contain multiple subjects, content and grade levels.


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Teacher-Made Resources for the Storytown Reading Series.


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Enhance Learning with FREE lesson plans & educational resources Thinkfinity


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Requires a Login.
Please use WVWSD email to create one.

A free world-class education for anyone anywhere.

The Khan Academy is an organization on a mission. We're a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere.
All of the site's resources are available to anyone. It doesn't matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. The Khan Academy's materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.


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This site gives you examples on how to use Google Earth to teach any subject field.
Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, the ocean and even galaxies in outer space. Explore rich geographical content, save your toured places, and share with others


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Book Glutton
Perfect for any classroom setting with a virtual component, reading online can allow collaboration and text-specific discussion. Teachers can attach study questions right to paragraphs to encourage close study of language. Students can easily point out parts of the text they want to discuss.


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This site is is the simplest way to create a jeopardy game for either a cmart board or a just a projection. It also keeps score.
JeopardyLabs allows you to create a customized jeopardy template without PowerPoint. The games you make can be played online from anywhere in the world. Building your own jeopardy template is a piece of cake. Just use our simple editor to get your game up and running.


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Created by the Discovery Channel, we engage students through dynamic curricular resources like Discovery Education //streaming// Plus and Discovery Education Science, support teachers through customized professional development and assessment services, and ultimately improve student achievement.
Contact your tech coach for the passcode.


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Spellingcity.com is a free spelling website that makes teaching spelling exciting. SpellingCity provides students a simple online way to take a practice spelling test. But that is only the beginning.


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Poll Everywhere replaces expensive proprietary audience response hardware with standard web technology. It's the easiest way to gather live responses in any venue: conferences, presentations, classrooms, radio, tv, print — anywhere. It can help you to raise money by letting people pledge via text messaging. And because it works internationally with texting, web, or Twitter, its simplicity and flexibility are earning rave reviews.


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(NASA) links to news and learning tools for educators and students.
Looking for Classroom Materials? NASA's Education Materials Finder will help teachers locate resources that can be used in the classroom. Users may search by keywords, grade level, product type and subject. With hundreds of publications and Web sites indexed, the finder is the best way to locate NASA educational resources.


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The WDL makes it possible to discover, study, and enjoy manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings. Browse by place, time, topic, type of item, and contributing institution, or an open-ended search, in several languages. Special features include interactive geographic clusters, a timeline, advanced image-viewing and interpretive capabilities.
Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. Many more languages are represented in the books, manuscripts, maps, photographs, and other primary materials, which are provided in their original languages.


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Welcome to the American Experience teachers' area! Search or browse over 1,500 features from more than 110 American Experience Web sites -- including timelines, primary sources, teacher's guides, maps, galleries, interactives, video, and more -- to find history, civics, and other social studies resources for your classroom.


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A Groundbreaking system for Vocabulary building through an innovative interface! Study Room makes it fun and easy to build Vocabulary for SAT, GRE and ACT words. Whether you create your own word lists or share your lists with your friends or students, this clean innovative interface makes all tasks easy! Frequently Test yourself by taking Quizzes and use Flash Cards for a quick review.


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Pete's Power Point Station

Pete's Power Point Station is a resource for FREE PowerPoint Presentations and Interactive Activities for kids is various subject areas.


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NOVA is the highest rated science series on television and the most watched documentary series on public television.


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Annenberg Learner uses media and telecommunications to advance excellent teaching in American schools. This mandate is carried out chiefly by the funding and broad distribution of educational video programs with coordinated Web and print materials for the professional development of K-12 teachers. It is part of The Annenberg Foundation and advances the Foundation's goal of encouraging the development of more effective ways to share ideas and knowledge.


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Discovery EducationWeb 2011
Discovery Educaiton Network --- a place to start using the Discovery collection of curricular tools and applications for WEB 2.0 features.


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Quizlet is the largest flash cards and study games website with over 4 million free sets of flashcards covering every possible subject. It's the best place to play educational games, memorize vocabulary and study online.


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Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators is a categorized list of sites useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth. It is updated often to include the best sites for teaching and learning. The Kathy Schrock site is now available through Discovery Education Network.


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ipl2 is a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment. Thousands of students and volunteer library and information science professionals answer reference questions. Find newspaper, magazine and special collection resources through the efforts of ipl2.


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Handwriting for Kids provides handwriting tools and practice pages for kids. Printables.


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Create beautiful presentations, access them from anywhere, and share them with the world. With 280 Slides, there's no software to download and nothing to pay for – and when you're done building your presentation you can share it any way you like.


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SlideShare is the best way to share presentations, documents and professional videos.
Get a free account to upload and share.


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Create astonishing presentations live and on the web


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SchoolTube is a safe and fun way for students to view their work online and share it with their peers and family, both near and far away.


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Voki is a free service that allows you to create personalized speaking avatars and use them on your blog, profile, and in email messages.


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The Library's mission is to support the Congress in fulfilling its constitutional duties and to further the progress of knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people.


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ZamZar is a Video Converter Tool.


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wickED is a quality-assured online environment for young people aged 7–12 year olds (years 3–8). You'll find engaging curriculum-based learning activities in English and te reo Māori here. Many activities have a literacy, numeracy or ESOL focus, and students can use the activities in a independent or in a facilitated way.


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ThinkCentral is supports the Storytown Reading series with Resources online. Decodeable readers and ancillary materials are available.


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WeeklyReader provides digital and print tools for teachers in nboth Elementary and Secondary classrooms.


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CPS,student responder website and online support.


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Isabels's ESL site developed and maintained by the Spanish Secondary English teacher Isabel Pérez Torres started as a way of motivating my her students. She doe s not profit from the site. It is funded by her and that will be the case as far as I can manage. She shares; please credit her work. She says:
The experience can be summarised on the one hand as the result of researching and making use of the materials from the Internet , and on the other, of designing and developing of resources and materials to be published on the Web. All this in a main context of Secundary Education, although the site can also be useful in other levels (primary and higher education) and languages.


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HOW THE MARKET WORKS. comThis website was created to help you understand how stock trading works with our stock game. Hopefully you will be able to begin trading for the first time or simply have a better understanding of what happens behind the scenes. Best of all, this site is completely free!


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Created with the goal to provide a free online school, CosmoLearning (CL) is an educational website committed to improve the quality of homeschooling, teaching and student excellence, helping educators and self-learners alike anywhere in the world. Designed to work as a free homeschool and organized according to traditional curriculum standards, CosmoLearning provides video lectures, courses, documentaries, books, quizzes, lecture notes and much more.


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The Ocean Portal is a unique, interactive online experience that inspires awareness, understanding, and stewardship of the world’s Ocean, developed by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History and more than 20 collaborating organizations.


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Welcome to the ThinkCentral K-6 Support site. On this page, you will find product guides, updates, and other useful information. Be sure to check the Frequently Asked Questions, below. If the answer to your question does not appear there, email us at [[mailto:support@thinkcentral.com?subject=Support Request|support@thinkcentral.com]].


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http://www.pdftoword.com/


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Foster an appreciation of the environment and an interest in the green space in your community with these classroom resources designed for students in grades K-5, recently updated with NEW lesson plans and activities for K-2! With TurfMutt as your guide, your class will get outside, investigate the benefits of landscaping and recycling, plus understand the importance of the lawns, flowers, bushes and trees that surround us everyday.


Miss Janoski's WVW PSSA website
Miss Janoski shared her WVW interactive tools for PSSAs. She included games and teaching tools.


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The downloadable graph paper on this page ar in .pdf format


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Supermaths World provides math games


CROSSWORD LABS
Crossword Labs is the simplest way to build, print, share and solve crossword puzzles online. It's free, fast and easy.


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DSO Kids is the Dallas Symphony Orchestra's magical doorway to a world of musical fun and learning for students, parents and teachers. The site's mission is to provide attractive, accessible and child-friendly resources that introduce symphonic music, the orchestra and its instruments, and to encourage both adults and young people to explore the world of the symphony orchestra.


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The San Francisco Symphony (SFS) welcomes you to the SFS Kids' Site.

We love music and are committed to music education, within our community and beyond. This website, in conjunction with our live performances, provides a great way for people of all ages to hear, learn, and have fun with music.


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Discovery Education transforms classrooms, empowers teachers and captivates students by leading the way in providing high quality, dynamic, digital content to school districts large and small, rural and suburban and everything in between.


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Online Graphing Calculator