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District Technology Resources

Internet2 and Videoconferencing Resources

Internet2 Videoconferencing
Audience: Grades K-12
Content Area(s): All
Location: Districtwide

PMSD benefits from a high speed connection to Internet2. Set aside specifically for education, Internet2 provides high speed videoconferencing (and other) opportunities which allow for the development of collaborations between research, industry, government and educational communities.

MAGPI
http://www.magpi.net/
Audience: Grades K-12
Content Area(s): All
Location: Districtwide

MAGPI is a content provider for Interent2. It is also the source of our connection to Internet2. MAGPI is a great resource when looking for Internet2 events to integrate into your classroom. Along with student events, MAGPI offers programs for teacher collaboration and professional development.

CILC
http://www.cilc.org/

Audience: Grades K-12

Content Area(s): All

Location: Districtwide

Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC) has extensive distance learning and virtual field trip program offerings. If you’re looking for projects or if you’re looking to find partner schools, be sure to post your project in the CILC's "Collaboration Center." It is free to register and you’ll receive a weekly program offering update via email.

Web-based Tools and Resources

UnitedStreaming
http://www.unitedstreaming.com
Audience: Grades K-12
Content Area(s): All
Location: Districtwide

Discovery Education’s UnitedStreaming is a digital video and content on-demand service that provides teachers with supplemental resources to improve and enhance the curriculum. UnitedStreaming provides teachers with access to over 50,000 standards-based pieces of dynamic content including specific full length educational videos, images, clipart, and a wealth of additional resources.

Star Reading
https://hosted136.renlearn.com/706755/
Audience: Grades 7-12
Content Area(s): Reading
Location: Secondary

STAR Reading is a computer-adaptive reading test and database. It gives you the reading levels of your students in grades K–12 in less than 30 minutes. STAR Reading’s computer-adaptive testing offers you easy-to-use tools that help you match your instruction to individual student levels.

Study Island

http://www.studyisland.com


Audience: Grades 2-8 and 11
Content Area(s): Math, Reading/Writing, and Science
Location: Districtwide

This application provides Web-based PSSA preparation and standards-based learning support. The program is available for grades 2 through 8 and 11th grade. Each grade may have access to math, reading, writing and science resources.

Earobics
http://www.earobics.com/Audience
Audience: Grades K-2
Content Area(s): Reading
Location: BEC, CEC, CLC, CREC, PEC, SEC, TEC

This Internet-based software is a multi-sensory reading program available for the elementary. It is designed to provide reading intervention in order to raise academic achievement and empower school districts, principals, and teachers to strengthen and rejuvenate their reading curriculums to meet the needs of diverse student populations.

Power Library
Audience: Grades K-12
Content Area(s): All
Location: Districtwide

The POWER library provides access to thousands of full text periodical articles, newspapers, a major encyclopedia, plus photographs, pictures, charts, maps, and reference materials for teachers and students of all ages. Power Library is accessible within the schools, at the public libraries or at home via your library card and Internet connection.

 

Follett Library
Audience: Grades K-12
Content Area(s): All
Location: Districtwide

Pocono Mountain’s Library system allows users to search for PMSD library resources from anywhere within or outside the district.

District Software Resources

Microsoft PhotoStory
Audience: K-12
Content Area(s): All
Location: Districtwide

Students and teachers can promote digital storytelling and literacy by creating electronic slideshows with stunning special effects and music using your digital photos and audio.

Microsoft MovieMaker
Audience: K-12
Content Area(s): All
Location: Districtwide

Students and teachers can create a movie with a few simple drag-and-drops; and edit the movie to include only the best scenes and share the movie with others.

Microsoft Word 2010
Audience: K-12
Content Area(s): All
Location: Districtwide

Create and share great-looking documents by combining a comprehensive set of writing tools with an easy-to-use interface. It is a word processor that can be used for many things in the classroom.

 

Microsoft Excel 2010
Audience: K-12
Content Area(s): All
Location: Districtwide

 

Analyze, share, and manage information to make more informed decisions. Excel is a great tool to use not only as a spreadsheet, but for other things as well.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
Audience: K-12
Content Area(s): All
Location: Districtwide

 

Utilize PowerPoint to create dynamic and high-impact content presentations for instruction or student projects.

Microsoft Publisher 2010
Audience: K-12
Content Area(s): All
Location: Districtwide

 

Publisher is a desktop publishing program designed to help students create professional quality publications. Students can easily get started on their publication by choosing from more than 2,000 templates.

Kidspiration and Inspiration
Audience: Grades K-12
Content Area(s): All
Location: Computer labs at BEC, CEC, PEC, CREC, SEC

Created for K-5 learners, Kidspiration® provides an easy way to apply the proven principles of visual learning. Students build graphic organizers by combining pictures, text and spoken words to represent thoughts and information. Younger learners develop early literacy skills, and more advanced students improve comprehension skills and better organize ideas for writing.

Inspiration® is an essential tool to plan, research and complete projects visually and successfully for students in grades 6-12. Teachers and/or students create graphic organizers quickly and easily to display understanding. This powerful tool encourages learning in multiple modes. As a result, students gain and retain a better understanding of concepts and demonstrate knowledge, improving their performance across the curriculum.

PLATO
Audience: Grades 9-12
Content Area(s): Math
Location: CRIS, SIS, WJHS, WHS, EHS, and Pocono Academy

 

Plato provides a standards-based mathematics curriculum to guide classroom instruction. It is available for secondary mathematics classrooms as well after school tutoring.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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