Webtools and Links for Faculty and Staff
Online Technology Agreement
WCPSS Digital Resource Information - Digital resources provided by Wake County. In addition to the resources listed in the table on the linked page, notice the list of digital tools listed in the left-hand column. Click the appropriate link to learn more about that tool.
Create - Innovate -- Megan Sanderlin's Teaching Idea Site -- Click the image to enter a site filled with great ideas and teaching strategies.
Discovery Education -- Username: wcpss+employee # ; First Password: Discovery
Engaging, standards-aligned rich media and interactive digital textbooks, coupled professional development and assessment services, take students beyond the classroom.
New Board Builder tool – allows students to create a digital poster of their learning.
Discovery Ed Cohort (WMMS Teachers)
Edmodo Login -- Username: wcpss e-mail address. To set-up account, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for school code.
Edmodo provides a safe and easy way for your class to connect and collaborate, share content, and access homework, grades and school notices.
Edublogs - A blog is a website and a log infused together. Weblogs or blogs are usually maintained by an individual to record thoughts, reflections, opinions and more.
NBC Learn (6-12) - You need to register from a computer within the WCPSS network. If you log-in from outside the WCPSS network, you will be redirected to an archive NBCLearn site. Username: WCPSS e-mail address; Password: wakecounty
NC Wiseowl -- Subscription periodicals, encyclopedias, and other resources. See the media specialist for log-in info.
NC WiseOwl has been providing online subscription resources for our schools since 1999. Their mission is to ensure that all NC public and charter school students have access to a collection of online resources for use in research projects and homework assignments, without regard to the economic status of their local school system. NC WiseOwl has three major strengths as an educational resource: quality, economy, and safety.
PBWorks Wiki - A website developed and maintained by a community of users who are all given editing rights. A really simple way to create a website while providing links to videos, other sites, resources, and to upload documents. - Account set-up and WCPSS Info here. Workspace log-in here.
Thinkfinity -- Self-enroll.
Verizon Foundation’s free online professional learning community, providing access to over 60,000 educators and experts in curriculum enhancement, along with thousands of award-winning digital resources for K-12, aligned to state standards and the common core. Here, educators connect and collaborate through themed groups, blogs and discussions, sharing resources and best practices that support 21st century teaching and learning.
VoiceThread Login -- VoiceThread is a cloud application, so there is no software to install. The only system requirement is an up-to-date version of Adobe Flash. VoiceThread will work in any modern web browser and on almost any internet connection. There is also a free VoiceThread App for your Apple or Android device (must configure the domain) Creating: Upload, share and discuss documents, presentations, images, audio files and videos. Over 50 different types of media can be used in a VoiceThread. Commenting: Comment on VoiceThread slides using one of five powerful commenting options: microphone, webcam, text, phone, and audio-file upload. Sharing: Keep a VoiceThread private, share it with specific people, or open it up to the entire world. Teacher username: wcpss+employee# (no leading zeros); Password: employee number with no leading zeros.
Quick Links Below -- See Left Column for Details