Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Random Name Picker

Here is a tool you can use with the whole class for randomly picking students for participateion. It is called Random Name Picker.

Click on Edit/Save at the bottom to add the names of your students and customize the wheel for your classroom. Then click to spin!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Only2Clicks - Find it on our site!

You can now access all the great links we have in Only2Clicks from home!

Find the link to Only2Clicks under Parent/Student Links or Staff Links.
If you have suggestions of sites you want added to Only2Clicks, please send an email to Sarah Loughrin. 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Free Trial Databases for the Month of March from WiLS

WiLS is pleased to present database trials from EBSCO for the month of March. Included in this package is the popular high school resource, Poetry and Short Story Reference Center as well as the pro-con database, Points of View. If you are looking for great collections of audiobooks or ebooks make sure to check out the collections of each. 
To Login to the Free Trial:
Go to:
User Id:
The following databases are available as part of this trial:
  • Points of View Reference Center
  • Biography Reference Center
  • Poetry & Short Story Reference Center - TRIAL
  • eBook Subscription High School Collection Trial
  • eBook Subscription Academic Collection Trial (North America)
  • eBook Subscription K-8 Collection Trial
  • Audiobook Subscription Youth Collection Trial
  • Audiobook Subscription Premier Collection Trial
In order to provide the most intuitive search experience, EBSCO offers a variety ofinterfaces at no charge over the cost of the databases.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

MindMup - Graphic Organizer in Google Drive

Save your mind maps in Google Drive by using MindMup. MindMup is free and easy for creating your mind maps and pulling them up again from Google Drive.

No login is needed to use MindMup. Student/Teacher creates the mind map and chooses to save it in their Google Drive account. When opening the mind map back up from their Google Drive account, you will open it in Google Drive Viewer. You will be prompted to open the map with MindMup - Free Mind Map Web Site.
Student can use this to brainstorm ideas and plan out their writing. Teacher can use this on the SmartBoards with the whole class during lessons, writing and brainstorming activities.