Online Resources

The WIS community is invited to use the subscription databases below. If you have trouble accessing one of the resources, need a password or have a question about how to use a resource, don't hesitate to contact the library staff. We're here to help you!  Databases aimed at middle and upper school students are available from the Tregaron Library website.

Subscription Databases

Maps and Data

http://www.maps101.com 
Content in English and Spanish.

Encyclopaedias

Britannica School
Britannica Universalis
Encyclopaedia Universalis Junior: aimed at 8 to 15 year olds.
Britannica Escolar Online
Pebble Go
Aimed at Grades K-3. Content: Animals/Animales, Biographies, Social Studies, Science. 

News Articles

http://discoverer.sirs.com

Photographs

ImageQuest

Britannica Image Quest: a vast collection of copyright-cleared images. Click the flag in the header to choose your language.

Cultures and Countries

Videos

https://sites.google.com/a/wis.edu/pslibrary/collection/online-resources/Brainpop.png
BrainPopJr: Kinder to Gr. 3
BrainPopGr. 3 to Gr. 5
BrainPop en español: Kinder to Gr. 5
BrainPop en français: Kinder to Gr. 5 

www.junior.edumedia-sciences.com
NEW for 2018-2019!
Science videos and simulations. Choose your language.

Digital Tools (just a selection) for...

Researching

Webpath Express is a search engine for student-appropriate websites reviewed by educators. Access it from our PS library catalog (the link is on the left side). You do not need to log in to the catalog anymore to use Webpath Express. 

https://my.noodletools.com/logon/gapps/landing/wis.edu

NoodleTools provides guidance in the research process, keeps track of citations and notes, creates bibliographies, provides a collaborative workspace and helps student organize their research. Fifth graders log into NoodleTools with their WIS Google accounts.

Creating

Tagxedo - generate word clouds
Wordlegenerate word clouds
Easel.ly - create infographics to represent ideas/data
Infogr.am - create charts and infographics
StoryBird - write stories using provided illustrations
Scratch Jr - learn how to write code

Communicating

Lucidcharts - for diagrams and flowcharts(Google App partner
Glogster Education - show for digital poster board
Prezi - create motion presentations
Thinglink - link to information that explains an image
VoiceThread - share ideas and images with a community, giving and receiving feedback

Skill Building

Quizlet - create and use study online flashcards
Duolingo - learn a language