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Using NC WiseOwl

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This is the PPT presentation used for a teacher in-service program on how to use NC WiseOwl.

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Using NC WiseOwl

  1. 1. Using NCWiseOwl<br />Presented by<br />Colleen Graham<br />Media Coordinator<br />North Drive Elementary<br />
  2. 2. www.ncwiseowl.org<br />
  3. 3. What is WiseOwl?<br />NC DPI initiative to bring quality resources into the reach of students and staff at all NC schools, regardless of economic standing.<br />A model of well-designed instructional technology resources.<br />
  4. 4. Kaleidoscope<br />
  5. 5. Kaleidoscope<br />A Web portal that encourages students’ creativity and self-direction, while developing twenty-first century computer and information skills. <br />Bookmark pages for staff.<br />
  6. 6. Kaleidoscope<br />
  7. 7. Kaleidoscope - Resources<br />
  8. 8. NC Educators<br />Resources for:<br /><ul><li>Back to school
  9. 9. Classroom Management
  10. 10. Positive Expectations and Successful Experiences
  11. 11. Instructional Delivery</li></li></ul><li>Kaleidoscope<br />
  12. 12. 5th Grade<br />As the students work their way through the park, they find different activities, and there are areas for extra practice and review.<br />
  13. 13. 6th, 7th, and 8th Grades<br />Middle School students work their way around the cockpit of a spaceship as they build skills over the course of the 36-week tutorial.<br />
  14. 14. eBistro<br />
  15. 15. eBistro<br />Technology training for educators<br />Additional resources – move your cursor around the various areas of the Bistro.<br />
  16. 16. SAS Curriculum Pathways<br />
  17. 17. SAS Curriculum Pathways<br />This resource is an online partner for teaching the core curriculum in high school: <br />English, history, science, mathematics, Spanish<br />Learner-centered tools, lessons, and resources with measurable outcomes<br />Interactive components that foster higher-order thinking skills <br />Twenty-first century skills integrated into content <br />
  18. 18. Impact Guidelines<br />
  19. 19. Impact Guidelines<br />Websites and documents to assist teachers, administrators, media coordinators, and support staff in implementing these guidelines.<br />Click “Impact for Teachers”<br />
  20. 20. Impact for Teachers<br />Resources for implementing the National Education Technology Standards<br />
  21. 21. New On WiseOwl<br />
  22. 22. Media/Tech Zone<br />
  23. 23. Media/Technology Zone<br />
  24. 24. Professional Zone<br />
  25. 25. Professional Zone<br />
  26. 26. School Zones<br />
  27. 27. The Elementary Zone<br />
  28. 28. Gale InfoBits<br />
  29. 29. Gale InfoBits<br />
  30. 30. Simplified Search Results<br />
  31. 31. Kids Search<br />Search by resource: dictionary, encyclopedia, or image<br />Search by topic<br />Top Searches<br />Spotlight Topic<br />
  32. 32. InfoTrac Kids<br />Subject, Keyword, or Advanced Search<br />Select resources<br />Encyclopedia<br />Magazine<br />Maps<br />Newspapers<br />Reference<br />Tool Box<br />
  33. 33. Searchasaurus<br />Can limit results by lexile level<br />Search by resource: dictionary, encyclopedia, pictures, visual search<br />Search by topic<br />Top Searches<br />Fun Facts<br />
  34. 34. New Book of Knowledge Encyclopedia<br />
  35. 35. Grolier Online<br />Encyclopedia articles<br />Magazines<br />Websites<br />Atlas<br />Dictionary<br />What happened on this day in History<br />News Now<br />Feature Showcase<br />Explore<br />
  36. 36. Jr. Reference<br />
  37. 37. Newspapers<br />Using EbscoHost to search for newspaper articles.<br />Upper Elementary<br />More “grown up” in appearance<br />
  38. 38. NoveList K-8<br />Search<br />Browse<br />Personalize<br />Newsletters<br />Spotlight<br />
  39. 39. Cumbre (Spanish Encyclopedia)<br />
  40. 40. Amazing Animals<br />
  41. 41. Grzimek’s Animal Life<br />Search bar at the top<br />OR<br />Search by classification<br />Featured Animal<br />Featured News<br />More News<br />Book Review<br />
  42. 42. PBS Videos<br />Featured Videos<br />Search<br />Categories<br />Titles<br />Subject<br />Series<br />Browse<br />Titles<br />Closed-Captioning<br />
  43. 43. Why Use NC WiseOwl?<br />Age/Skill appropriate materials<br />Prepare students with 21st Century skills<br />Wide variety of resources available<br />Constantly maintained: new materials added/outdated information removed<br />Convenient<br />Safe<br />FUN!!<br />

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