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To suggest resources not on this list: D21 Digital Resource Suggestion
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ResourceListCan use with student data? (Meets COPPA/FERPA Requirements)Licensing and Account InfoWhat is it?URL
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DISTRICT CORE resources are district-funded. These resources should be utililized regularly to support and extend student learning.
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AlexandriaDistrict CoreYesDistrict LicenseLMC management softwareBuilding-specific
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BoardmakerDistrict CoreN/ADistrict License***Student Services Only***
Creates printed material for students with disabilities
https://www.boardmakeronline.com/
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Brain PopDistrict CoreN/ADistrict LicenseVideos and other resources designed to explain difficult concepts to studentshttps://www.brainpop.com/
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ClickerDistrict CoreN/ADistrict License***Student Services Only***
Writing support
http://www.cricksoft.com/us/products/clicker/home.aspx
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Co:Writer UniversalDistrict CoreYesDistrict License***Student Services Only***
Writing support
https://cowriter.com
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Connected Math Project (Pearson)District CoreYesDistrict LicenseMiddle School Math CurriculumAccess via PowerSchool
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CulturegramsDistrict CoreN/ADistrict License***Middle School Only***
Country-specific reports to support student research
Access via School Websites
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Discovery Education Science and Social Studies TechbooksDistrict CoreYesDistrict License***Middle School Only***
Science and Social Studies curriculum resources
http://www.discoveryeducation.com
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Everyday Mathematics (McGraw Hill)District CoreYesDistrict LicenseElementary Math Curriculumconnected.mcgraw-hil.com
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FlocabularyDistrict CoreYesDistrict LicenseHip hop videos that support academic language and content acquisition (includes discussion activities, assessments, and lyric creation platform)http://flocabulary.com/signup/join/district/wheeling-ccsd-21
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G Suite for EducationDistrict CoreYesDistrict LicenseGmail, Calendar, Classroom, Contacts, Drive, Docs, Forms, Groups, Hangouts, Sheets, Sites, Slideshttps://www.google.com/
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Gale Research in ContextDistrict CoreN/ADistrict LicenseInformational articles to support student researchhttp://go.galegroup.com/ps/start.do?p=MSIC&u=whee2135
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KidblogDistrict CoreYesDistrict LicenseStudent blogging platform (writing, photos, video)https://kidblog.org/home/
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MaravillasDistrict CoreYesDistrict LicenseBilingual Spanish Reading Primary Resource (Grades K- )connected.mcgraw-hil.com
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Mystery ScienceDistrict CoreN/ADistrict License***Blended Classrooms Only*** Science curriculum supporthttps://mysteryscience.com/
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News2YouDistrict CoreN/ADistrict License***Student Services Only***
Weekly newspaper for students with disabilities
https://www.n2y.com/news-2-you/
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PebbleGoDistrict CoreN/ADistrict License***Elementary Only***
Informational articles to support student research (primary)
https://www.pebblego.com/
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PebbleGoNextDistrict CoreN/ADistrict License***Elementary Only***
Informational articles to support student research (intermediate)
https://www.pebblegonext.com/
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PowerIEPDistrict CoreYesDistrict License**Student Services Only***
IEP-writing software
https://www.poweriep.com/
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PowerSchoolDistrict CoreYesDistrict LicenseStudent Information System, gradebookhttps://www.powerschool.com/
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Read&Write for Google ChromeDistrict CoreYesDistrict LicenseAccessibility support for Google Chrome, G Suitehttps://www.texthelp.com/en-us/products/read-write/read-write-for-google/
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Reading A-ZDistrict CoreN/ADistrict LicenseTeacher materials to support reading instructionhttps://www.readinga-z.com/
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Scholastic BookFlixDistrict CoreN/ADistrict LicenseOnline bookshttps://bookflix.digital.scholastic.com
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SmartMusicDistrict CoreYesDistrict License***Middle School Music Only***
Music learning software for educators and students for practice and tracking
https://www.smartmusic.com/
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StarfallDistrict CoreN/ADistrict LicensePractice reading and math skillshttp://www.starfall.com/
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STEMscopesDistrict CoreN/ADistrict LicenseNGSS Science Curriculum supporthttps://login.acceleratelearning.com/
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Unique Learning SystemDistrict CoreYesDistrict License***Student Services Only***
Curricular Resource
https://www.n2y.com/unique-learning-system/
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WeVideoDistrict CoreYesDistrict License (limited)Video editing softwarehttps://www.wevideo.com/
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World BookDistrict CoreN/ADistrict LicenseOnline encyclopediahttp://www.worldbookonline.com
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XelloDistrict CoreYesDistrict License***Middle School Only***
Future planning tools, surveys, etc.
https://xello.world/en/
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RECOMMENDED resources are free or funded at the building level. These resources might be a regular component of a classroom.
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Book CreatorRecommendedYesFree (with Paid Options)Online book creation for students and teachershttps://bookcreator.com
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Chrome Music LabRecommendedN/AFreeLearn music through hands-on experimentshttps://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Experiments
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Class DojoRecommendedYesFreeClassroom management tool + parent connectionhttps://www.classdojo.com/
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ClasskickRecommendedYesFree (with Paid Options)Digital formative assessment toolhttps://www.classkick.com/
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Code.orgRecommendedYesFreeCoding and computer science courseshttps://code.org/
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Common Sense MediaRecommendedN/AFreeResources for teaching digital citizenship, educational technology reviews, professional development, and morehttps://www.commonsense.org/education/
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CS FirstRecommendedYesFreeGoogle's coding and computer science courseshttps://csfirst.withgoogle.com/en/home
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CommonLitRecommendedYesFreeOnline news articles, short stories, speeches, poemshttps://www.commonlit.org
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DesmosRecommendedYesFree Online graphing programhttps://www.desmos.com/
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DogonewsRecommendedN/AFreeCurrent events, news articles, books and movie reviews for kidshttps://www.dogonews.com/
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EdpuzzleRecommendedYesFree (with Paid Options)Customize YouTube videos by trimming, adding questions, quizzes, and voice commentshttps://edpuzzle.com/
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EducreationsRecommendedYesFree (with Paid Options)Interactive whiteboard and screencastinghttps://www.educreations.com/#
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Epic!RecommendedYesFreeOnline bookshttps://www.getepic.com/
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Facts4MeRecommendedN/APrincipal decision - Building funded
Informational articles written by teachers to support student research
https://www.facts4me.com/
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FlipgridRecommendedYesFreeVideo discussion platformhttps://info.flipgrid.com/
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FormativeRecommendedYesFree (with Paid Options)Create and track formative assessmentshttps://goformative.com
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GoNoodleRecommendedN/AFree (with Paid Options)Videos to encourage student movement and activityhttps://www.gonoodle.com/
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Google ExpeditionsRecommendedN/AFreeiOS and Android Virtual Reality (VR) app to be used with VR glasses (***see LMC staff for details) https://edu.google.com/expeditions/
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KidsHealthRecommendedN/AFreeInformation for kids, teens, parents and educators about health-related topicshttps://kidshealth.org/
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Math Learning CenterRecommendedN/AFreeVisual math model appshttps://www.mathlearningcenter.org/resources/apps
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NearpodRecommendedYesFree (with Paid Options)Interactive classroom slides toolhttps://nearpod.com/
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NewsELARecommendedYesFree (with Paid Options)Informational articles to support student research (intermediate)https://newsela.com/
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PadletRecommendedN/AFree (with Paid Options)Online sticky notes for brainstorming, sharing, etc.https://padlet.com
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Pear DeckRecommendedYesFree (with Paid Options)Interactive classroom slides toolhttps://www.peardeck.com/
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QuizizzRecommendedN/AFreeGame-based multiplayer classroom quizzeshttps://quizizz.com/
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ReadWorksRecommendedYesFreeInformational articles and literary works to support student research and literacyhttps://www.readworks.org/
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RecapRecommendedN/AFreeVideo discussion platformhttps://letsrecap.com/
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RemindRecommended*Yes, if teachers obtain signed permission from parents (otherwise use only with parents)Free (with Paid Options)Messaging platform for school=>home/student communicationhttps://www.remind.com/
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Scholastic TrueFlixRecommendedN/APrincipal decision - Building funded Informational videos and articles to support student researchhttp://sdm-tfx.digital.scholastic.com/?authCtx=U.600052337
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SeesawRecommendedYesFree (with Paid Options)Student-driven digital portolios + parent connectionhttps://web.seesaw.me/
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Smart Music
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Smithsonian Tween TribuneRecommendedN/AFreeDaily news articles for K-12https://www.tweentribune.com/
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StorybirdRecommendedYesFreeVisual storytelling platformhttps://storybird.com/
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SocrativeRecommendedYesFree (with Paid Options)Classroom engagement platformhttps://socrative.com/index.html
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TEDEd Lessons Worth SharingRecommendedN/AFreeCustomize TED Talk videos by adding questions, quizzes; Also contains original animated videos designed to explain difficult concepts to students https://ed.ted.com/videos
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TinkercadRecommendedYesFreeOnline 3D modeling and designhttps://www.tinkercad.com/
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ADDITIONAL resources are appropriate for occasional use.
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AbcyaAdditionalN/AFreeEducational gameshttp://www.abcya.com/
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Amazon InspiredAdditionalN/AFreeOpen collaborative resource for teachers to share lesson plans, curricular content, etc. (BETA)https://www.amazoninspire.com/
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Answer GardenAdditionalN/AFreeReal-time audience participation feedbackhttps://answergarden.ch/
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ArtsoniaAdditionalYesFreeOnline student art museumhttps://www.artsonia.com/
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Beautiful Audio EditorAdditionalN/AFreeAudio editor-- Chrome App (find in Chrome Webstore)https://beautifulaudioeditor.appspot.com/
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BiblionasiumAdditionalYesFreeStudent-friendly book sharing social site (similar to GoodReads)https://www.biblionasium.com
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ClasscraftAdditionalYesFree (with Paid Options)Classroom gamificationhttps://www.classcraft.com/
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DancemattypingAdditionalN/AFreeTyping programhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z3c6tfr
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Deck.toysAdditionalYesFree (with Paid Options)Interactive, adventure-themed lesson creation toolhttps://deck.toys/
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FogStone IsleAdditionalYesFreeDesigning virtual worlds through math gameshttps://cignition.com/
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FrontRowAdditionalYesFree (with Paid Options)Math/Literacy/Science/Soc Studies skills practice, adaptive quizzes, student tracking, etc.https://www.frontrowed.com/
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FunbrainAdditionalN/AFreeEducational gameshttps://www.funbrain.com/
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IncrediboxAdditionalN/AFreeMusic app to mix and match beatboxing sounds and create a background trackhttp://www.incredibox.com/
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IXLAdditionalYesBuilding or Student Services fundedMath and literacy skills practicehttps://www.ixl.com/
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KahootAdditionalN/AFreeGame-based multiplayer classroom quizzeshttps://kahoot.com
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Khan AcademyAdditionalYesFreeInstructional math videoshttps://www.khanacademy.org/
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LightbotAdditionalN/AFreePuzzle game based on codinghttp://lightbot.com/
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Lucid ChartAdditionalN/AFreeDiagram and flowchart creation toolhttps://www.lucidchart.com
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Math PlaygroundAdditionalN/AFreeEducational math gameshttps://www.mathplayground.com/games.html
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Moby MaxAdditionalYesFree (with Paid Options)Math/Literacy/Science/Soc Studies skills practice, adaptive quizzes, student tracking, etc.http://www.mobymax.com
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NASA Kids Club
NASA Space Place
AdditionalN/AFreeInformation about NASA, educational gameshttps://www.nasa.gov
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National Geographic KidsAdditionalN/AFreeVideos, games, animal informationhttps://kids.nationalgeographic.com/
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NetSmartzKidsAdditionalN/AFreeInternet safety videos, games and resourceshttp://www.netsmartzkids.org/
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NewseumEDAdditionalNOFree***For Teacher Use Only*** Media literacy and First Amendment resourceshttps://newseumed.org/
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PBS KidsAdditionalN/AFreeVideos, games and printableshttp://pbskids.org/
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PenPal SchoolsAdditionalYesFree (first 2 "projects" are free, then must use a school subscription OR refer another teacher)Global penpal platformhttps://www.penpalschools.com/
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PhET Interactive SimulationsAdditionalN/AFreeInteractive simulations for science and mathhttps://phet.colorado.edu/
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PolyupAdditionalN/AFreeModify functions, expressions and algorithms in a computational thinking playgroundhttps://www.polyup.com/
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PowtoonAdditionalNOFree (with Paid Options)***For Teacher Use Only***Animated video creation toolhttps://www.powtoon.com/home/
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