Online Resources Available from Home

Home-access to the following resources may require a login and password. Many of the applications below can be accessed through a Portal called Clever.

Clever brings many available K12 applications into one secure portal and provides students a single sign-on personalized portal for those programs and resources.

Go to Clever

Adobe Spark

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Adobe Spark is a media creation application. Students in grades 3-12 can create impactful social graphics, web pages, short videos and more. Students will login to Adobe Spark using their PWCS O365 account.

Student access through Clever Portal.

Go to Adobe Spark

Code.org

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Student access this website through the Clever portal. Code.org nonprofit provides K-12 access to the leading computer science curriculum. Students can use this site to create apps, games, drawings, etc. using coding.

Go to Code.org

 Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Media helps parents and educators make smart media choices and support K-12 students in developing digital literacy and citizenship skills. Parents can sign up for free membership.

Student and teacher access through  Clever portal.

Parent Access to Common Sense Media.

Culturegrams

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CultureGrams provides K-12 access to digital content that fosters understanding and appreciation of the world’s countries and people. Students can access photos, slideshows, videos, facts, interviews and recipes about countries/regions from around the world. Students can view or create charts and graphs comparing data. Students should contact their school for assistance accessing PWCS Subscriber Area from home.

Culturegrams Website

Discovery Education

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Discovery Education provides students and staff with high quality digital content that supports PWCS curriculum. Students can explore content, participate in collaborative activities, and create multimedia Studio Boards. Available to ALL students and staff.

Student and Teacher Access to Discovery Education

School Specialists and PWCS Staff Access

eMedia VA

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 eMedia VA provides access to digital media tagged to keywords or state standards. Content is provided by PBS Learning Media and is available to all K-12 Virginia students and teachers. 

Student access through Clever Portal

eMediava website

Find it Virginia

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Find it Virginia is a selection of databases, online learning products and digital content for Virginians of all ages that provides access to resources such as newspapers, magazine and journal articles, books and encyclopedias. All resources are free and available with a public library card anywhere in Virginia. Contact the local public library to register for a library card.

Find it Virginia website

Khan Academy

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Student access through Clever Portal Personalized Learning for K-12 students at their own pace to fill in gaps in understanding and then accelerate their learning.Trusted content for all content areas is created by experts, includes standards-aligned practice and lessons. First time student users will need to contact their school for assistance with initial account setup.

Khan Academy Website

Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 is available to all K-12 PWCS students and PWCS staff. Students in grades 3-12 also have access to Outlook email. Students can create and collaborative inside and outside of the classroom with Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel, Forms and OneNote, as well as Teams, FlipGrid, SWAY and PowerPoint.

Microsoft Stream – video sharing and hosting teachers can use to post and share video content to support learning

Nearpod

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Teachers can use Nearpod to create live interactive lessons or student self-paced engaging learning experiences. Teachers provide a code that will allow students to access the Nearpod lesson; no student accounts are needed! K-12 Teachers create interactive lessons that provide opportunities for students to engage in their learning through polls, collaboration spaces, drawing boards, and MORE! 

Nearpod Website

NetSmartz Workshop

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NetSmartz empowers students to be safer online using age-appropriate resources for teachers and parents and a variety of engaging activities for students. Available to ALL students and staff. No account required.

NetSmartz Kids

Padlet

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Padlet is a collaboration tool that provides opportunities for students to share ideas, gather information and receive feedback. Available to ALL students and staff. 

Students use access code provided by teacher.

Go to Padlet website

SMART

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SMART Learning Suite is a collection of powerful tools for active learning! Teachers can use the suite of tools for lesson delivery, activities, assessments and collaborative workspaces. Available to ALL students and staff.

Students use access code provided by teacher.

Smart Tech

Voice Thread

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VoiceThread transforms media into collaborative spaces with video, voice and text commenting. Using VoiceThread, students and teachers can communicate, collaborate, think critically and connect from any workstation and web browser. Available to ALL students and staff.

Teachers and students sign in with PWCS username and password.

Voice Thread

Wixie

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Wixie blends text and voice recording, giving our elementary students powerful tools to create original works and author a variety of performance tasks that demonstrate understanding of the curriculum. Publishing with technology encourages critical thinking, creativity and communication skill, appealing to students with a variety of learning styles. All students in grades 1-4 have PWCS Wixie accounts. Some schools also provide Wixie to kindergarten and/or fifth grade students.

Student access through Clever Portal.

Wixie website

World Book