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!  (eBooks are on the Reading page.)

Subscription Databases - passwords here

Encyclopaedias

Pebble Go

http://pebblegonext.com

Britannica School
https://worldbookonline.com/decouverte/home
Britannica Universalis
https://worldbookonline.com/eeh/home

Britannica Escolar Online

News Articles

http://discoverer.sirs.com

Images and Video

Geography and Countries

http://www.maps101.com 


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.

Finding Photos/Images You Can Use

All PS students should search the subscription database ImageQuest first for photos. If additional photos are needed, you can try these free web sites that contain fair use or copyright cleared images. You can also find images from Creative Commons by using their browser extension (links to install are just before "Key Features" section).

Be careful; these web sites could have content not appropriate for students. 
Remember, we also expect you to give credit to the creators whenever possible.
ethical Google image search tool

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
Adobe Spark - create "videos"

Skill Building

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