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This one-stop shopping page for teachers is intended to get you directly to all of the online resources provided by the School District of Palm Beach County.

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Use the menu below to access resources for Online Learning, Multimedia, Individual Learning, and Diagnostic and Remediation services.
For free online resources please visit the Teacher's Subject Area Resources page for links to the best that the web has to offer for classroom instruction in all subject areas
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New and Innovative Sites for Teachers

The websites listed here provide new ways for you to collaborate with your colleagues and your students. These sites are hosted outside the school district and may require the creation of an individual or classroom account. Be sure to check out the Educational Technology Department's Teaching With Technology television show to learn about these resources and more.

Glogster logoGlogster.Edu provides a creative, dynamic, and innovative digital outlet that captures learner's excitement for online creations, keeps learners engaged in course content, and makes teaching and learning more fun. Make a poster with your students today that you can share or embed in your Edline home page.

Wordle ExampleWordle is a tool for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes and embed your creations in Edline. Try this with

 

Prezi provides free accounts that you can use with your students to create truly fresh and innovative methods for creating presentations. Tired of PowerPoint? Give Prezi a try!

Delicious logoDelicious is a Social Bookmarking service, which means you can save all your bookmarks online, share them with other people, and see what other people are bookmarking. You can use Delicious to share bookmarks with your students or with fellow teachers.

VoicethreadA VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate pages and leave comments in 5 ways - using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam). Share a VoiceThread with students and colleagues for them to record comments too. Learn more at the Community Library of VoiceThreads.

Glencoe's Virtual ManipulativesGlencoe's Virtual Manipulatives can help students master math. Manipulatives include Base Ten Blocks, Algebra Tiles, Calendars, Clocks, Geometric Solids, Tangrams, Scales, Number Lines, Thermometers, Rulers, Compasses, and much, much more! Story boards, games, graphic organizers and graph paper are all built in!

Reference and Research

These online references are perfect for use by students of all ages and are provided free of charge to in Palm Beach County public schools. These resources may be used at home using the standard Palm Beach County login and password. (Please see your school Media Specialist if you do not have login information for home access.) Teachers are strongly encouraged to have their students make use of these resources in addition to standard web searches for information.

Gale ReferencesGale Databases

The online databases of information provided by Gale provide access to a huge repository of information for students of all ages. Please visit the Gale Database homepage for Palm Beach County to see all of these resources or choose one of the links below for direct entry:

Elementary Students
Kids Info BitsKids Infobits
Middle School Students
Student Resource CenterStudent Resource Center Junior
High School Students
Student Resource Center GoldStudent Resource Center Gold
Literature Resource CenterThe Literature Resource Center
Adult Learners
Academic OneFileAcademic One File
Florida History
Florida HistoryFlorida Database
Career and Vocational References
Infotrac VocationalInfoTrac Vocation, Careers & Technical Education eCollection
Spanish Language
informeInforme!
Newspapers and Periodicals
Gale Virtual Reference LibraryGale Virtual Reference Library
Health and Wellness
Health and WellnessHealth and Wellness Resource Center

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World BookWorldBook Web

The World Book Web is a suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related Web sites. All of these resources are provided free of charge for public school and at-home use. Teachers, visit the WorldBook Video Training Library for more information about how to use these resources in your classroom.

Elementary Students
WorldBook Early World of LearningWorldBook Early World of Learning  
WorldBook KidsWorldBook Kids
Middle and High School Students
WorldBook StudentsWorld Book Student
Advanced High School and College-Age Students
WorldBook AdvancedWorldBook Advanced
ESOL and Emerging Readers
WorldBook DiscoverWorldBook Discover
Spanish Language
WorldBook in SpanishEnciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
Differentiated Instruction Through Drama
Dramatic LearningDramatic Learning

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netTrekkernetTrekker

netTrekker connects you to a wealth of standards-aligned digital resources and technology tools specifically designed for engaging students in a learning experience that supports their unique needs. All netTrekker resources are hand-selected by expert educators to keep every search safe, focused, and relevant every time. Teachers can learn how to use netTrekker by taking advantage of their excellent Professional Development options, Online Videos, and Training Guides & Resources. Additional information for teachers can also be found at the netTrekker Support page maintained by the Department of Digital Learning and Innovation.

netTrekker for Elementary Students

netTrekker for Middle School Students

netTrekker for High School Students

netTrekker for English Learners

 

eLibrary iconeLibrary Curriculum Edition delivers one of the largest collections of periodical and digital media content designed specifically for K-12 schools and libraries. eLibrary CE connects educators and students to the best online resources to supplement instruction and research. Students can find the answers they need from more than 2,000 full-text magazines, newspapers, reference books, and transcripts-plus thousands of pictures, maps, and educator-approved websites.

 

SIRS DiscovererSIRS Discoverer is an award-winning database designed with the young researcher in mind. This interactive tool strengthens research, reading, writing and computer skills. Articles and graphics from more than 1,400 U.S. and international magazines, newspapers and U.S. government documents are carefully selected for their educational content, interest and level of readability. Because it includes middle and elementary curriculum topics, Discoverer can be easily integrated into classroom activities.

 

SIRS Issues ReseacherThe new SIRS Issues Researcher helps students make sense of the world by offering relevant, credible resources aligned to learning standards that tell the whole story on the major issues of the day. Thousands of highly targeted documents, primary source documents, websites, and multimedia (including 13,000+ research-quality images) represent viewpoints from the pros and cons, to everything in-between.

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Online Learning and Multimedia Resources

The School District of Palm Beach County provides a number of dynamic and engaging libraries of online animated and video multimedia for our students, parents, and teachers. All of the resources below are accessible in public schools, libraries, and community centers and may be used at home with some restrictions.

Moby from BrainPOPBrainPOP Family of Resources

BrainPOP creates animated, curriculum-based content that supports educators and engages students. Their online educational resources include BrainPOP Jr. (K-3), BrainPOP, BrainPOP Español, and the newly launched BrainPOP ESL. All are supported by BrainPOP Educators, which features free lesson plans, video tutorials, professional development tools, graphic organizers, and best practices for teacher use. Ideal for both group and one-on-one settings, BrainPOP is used in numerous ways, from introducing a new lesson or topic to illustrating complex subject matter to reviewing before a test. Content is aligned to state standards and easily searchable with our online State Standards Tool.

Grades K - 3
BrainPOP JuniorBrainPOP Junior
Grades 4 - 9
BrainPOPBrainPOP
Spanish Speakers
BrainPOP en EspañolBrainPOP en Español
English Learners
BrainPOP ESLBrainPOP ESL (in beta)
Teacher Resources
BrainPOP EducatorsBrainPOP Educators

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Discovery Streaming and Media ShareDiscovery Education Streaming and Media Share

Discovery Education provides engaging digital resources to Palm Beach County schools and homes with the goal of making educators more effective, increasing student achievement, and connecting classrooms and families to a world of learning. The leader in digital video-based learning, Discovery Education produces and distributes high-quality digital resources in easy-to-use formats in all core-curricular subject areas. With Discovery Streaming and MediaShare, teachers and students have access to scientifically proven, standards-based digital resources that make a positive impact on student learning.

Login to Discovery Streaming

Discovery Streaming Support Page

TumblebooksTumbleBooks

TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of TumbleBooks – animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. (Please note that Tumblebooks uses a slightly different username and password for home access. See your Media Specialist for more details.)

Teachers and Media Specialists be certain to visit the TumbleBooks Teacher's Resource page for information on how you can integrate Tumblebooks into your classroom.

Teaching booksTeaching Books

Use TeachingBooks.net to look up any favorite author — from David Macaulay to J.K. Rowling, from Dr. Seuss to Shakespeare — or any title (fiction or nonfiction). You instantly get search results filled with online teaching / learning resources about that author or specific book. These resources are also perfect for lesson planning, author studies, and professional development to support the many ways books can be integrated into all subject areas in the K–12 curriculum.

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Individual Learning Resources

The resources listed below are primarily designed for individual learning that can be done at a pace that is customized to each student. These resources require an individual username and password for student access. In most cases this will be the student's 8-digit student number preceded by the letters "pb". For example: Username: pb12345678 Password: pb12345678

FCAT ExplorerFCAT Explorer

FCAT Explorer is an internet-based tool designed to help Florida students in grades 3 to 11 pass the FCAT by focusing on mastery of the Sunshine State Standards through several interactive programs. Each student is given a unique username and password to access these programs, and schools in Florida often set aside time during the day to work specifically on FCAT Explorer.

Go MathGoMath!

GoMath!-Think Central provides students in elementary schools with individualized instruction in mathematics concepts. ThinkCentral makes it easy to locate the exact materials and resources you need for every lesson. Among the program materials that are available in ThinkCentral are teacher editions, student editions, assessments, ancillaries, leveled readers, worksheets, media, and more.


Riverdeep

Riverdeep Destination Series

Destination and Edmark House Series courseware are web-based programs that can be accessed from school or home. Currently, courses are available in Math for PreK-12, Reading for PreK-8, and Science, Social Studies, and Music for PreK-2 grade level abilities.

Teachers please visit the Riverdeep Destination Support page for more information on training and integration.

Khan Academy With a library of over 2,700 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and 240 practice exercises, Khan Academy is on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.

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Diagnostic and Remediation

The diagnostic and remediation tools provided by Palm Beach County schools are intended to supplement regular programs of instruction. All of the resources listed below require individual student logins and may only be available at certain school locations and with targeted students.

Core Assessment CenterCORE Assessment Center

The CORE Assessment Center provides teachers with diagnostic information they need to help prepare for students for the FCAT and other standards-based tests. Teachers, please see this informational video on the purpose for CORE Assessment and how it is administered in Palm Beach County Schools.

V MathV Math

Vmath fills critical learning gaps with a balanced, systematic approach, combining print materials, robust assessment and online technology to create confident, independent learners in math.

V Math LiveV Math Live

V Math Live is an online math resource that creates a stimulating environment for all students. Students practice their math skills and prepare for online competitions that reinforce what they've learned.

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Professional Development

Palm Beach County teachers and staff can take advantage of a number of professional development services for their own learning. These resources are available via online training, scheduled workshops, and a variety of additional resources.

TrainU logoTrainU is Palm Beach County Schools online learning platform for staff, where your classes are taken in ur customized virtual environment. Using TrainU you can get the training you need at a time and location that is convenient for you! Login with the same username and password you use to login to your computer then find the course you're looking for in the TrainU catalog.

Course RegistrationFace-to-face trainings are scheduled throughout the year and now you have one location where you can locate and enroll in these classes--Course Registration. Login with the same username and password you use to login to your computer then use the course listings found in Course Registration to find the training you want, the date, time and location where it will be held, and then enroll in the course.

Classroom presentationsTechnology Training-by-Request from Educational Technology: Schools and departments can use this online form to request training from the Department of Educational Technology. Use this form to ask for training to be scheduled at your work location!

 

The Elizabeth Bias Professional Library:

The Elizabeth Bias Professional Library has a print and electronic collection ready to support your professional research needs. You are welcome to visit our Reading Room inside the School District Support Services building at 1400 N Florida Mango Road to browse our print collection, use a computer or just find a quiet place to read and study. Research and reference help is available by phone or email between 8:00AM and 5:00PM, Monday through Friday.

 

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