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State and District Databases

Resources available to all WPS students; See Mr. Privett for database passwords

WPS students have access to an impressive variety of databases, which they are able to access in or out of school, 24/7, from any device with an Internet connection. Students are encouraged to use these resources for both personal and classroom-related inquiries. Please contact Mr. Privett (443-4332, ext. 3232 or email dprivett@wahoowarriors.org) for questions regarding these databases, or to access your user name and password.

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NebraskAccess

NebraskAccess, a service from the Nebraska Library Commission, provides the State's residents with free online access to thousands of full-text magazines, journals, newspapers, genealogy resources, business information and much more. The Nebraska Library Commission purchases access to these resources with funding from the State of Nebraska.

If you are using NebraskAccess from a school computer, no password is necessary. If you are using the service from a computer outside of school, you will need a password, which changes twice a year. Contact Mr. Privett to obtain the current password for Wahoo Public Schools. Please note: if you don't have the WPS password, you may also use your driver's license number to log into NebraskAccess.

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BookFLIX (Scholastic)
(For elementary students/teachers)

BookFLIX is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction from Children's Press and other trusted Scholastic imprints.

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CultureGrams

Concise, reliable, and up-to-date country reports delivering the world . . . to you. CultureGrams helps students discover the world with concise cultural and statistical snapshots of every country recognized by the United Nations -- from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. Local experts document the unique, intimate details of each country's customs, traditions and daily life. And whether it's Iraq, Canada, or Kenya, each CultureGram offers an equality of coverage detailing 25 different aspects of the country and its culture.

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Discovery Education

Discovery Education provides engaging digital resources to 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. Discovery Education is committed to creating scientifically proven, standards-based digital resources for teachers, students, and parents that make a positive impact on student learning.

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Enchanted Learning
 
(For elementary students/teachers)

"Enchanted Learning produces children's educational websites which are designed to capture the imagination while maximizing creativity, learning, and enjoyment. Ease of use is the hallmark of our material. Children need the clearest, simplest computer interface, and our material is created so that the navigation and controls are intuitive. Our mission is to produce the best educational material, emphasizing creativity and the pure enjoyment of learning."

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Gale Cengage Learning

This is an exciting collection of six different databases accommodating all students grades kindergarten through 12. This collection has been purchased by ESU2. Summaries to each database are available below:

* Gale Student Resources in Context: an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on a broad range of topics, people, places, and events. The new solution merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience combined with new features such as "Search Assist" and quick fact boxes.

* Student Resource Center - Junior: offers easy access to award-winning content based on national curriculum standards. Covering all core curriculum areas, including history, literature, science, social studies, and more, SRC - Junior provides a premium selection of reference material, more than 340 full-text periodicals and newspapers, primary sources, creative works, and multimedia, including hours of video and audio clips. New to the database are Lexile reading levels for periodicals, an integrated national and state curriculum standards search with content correlated to the standards, and popular topic pick lists. For Middle Schools only.

* InfoTrac Newsstand: InfoTrac Newsstand is an innovative Web-based full-text newspaper database which allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section or other assigned fields. Finally, a one-stop source for the day's news and searchable archives. You can customize your online newspaper database features including search options. With InfoTrac Newsstand, you can search a collection of more than 1,000 newspapers, then select your own screen appearance, search options and results format.

* Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module: Provides instant access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials. Includes nearly 400 health/medical journals, hundreds of pamphlets, over 700 health-related videos from partner Healthology, Inc., and articles from 2,200 general interest publications in addition to a broad collection of Gale reference titles. Material contained in this Resource Center is intended for informational purposes only.

* Kids InfoBits: a database developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Featuring a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, the most popular search method is moving from a broad subject to a narrower topic using the subject-based topic tree. The curriculum-related, age appropriate, full-text content is from the best elementary reference sources and magazines. This database covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

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OdysseyWare

Online curriculum technology, currently used for for alternative school and summer school curriculums, and for regular classroom enrichment. Please note: This system functions much better with Firefox than Safari.

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Visual Thesaurus

The Visual Thesaurus is an interactive dictionary and thesaurus which creates word maps that blossom with meanings and branch to related words. Its innovative display encourages exploration and learning. You'll understand language in a powerful new way. This database has been purchased by Educational Service Unit #2.

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World Book

This is a collection of numerous different databases for grades preK-12, purchased by ESU2. Below is a summary of each database:

* World Book Kids - Simple navigation, colorful illustrations, activities for young students, and more.

* World Book Student - The complete World Book encyclopedia plus multimedia, web links, periodicals, and more.

* World Book Advanced - Primary source documents and ebooks fully integrated with encyclopedia content plus timelines, citation builder, and saved research.

* World Languages - World Book offers L'Encyclopédie Découverte and Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos for beginning students; and Gran Enciclopedia Hispánica for more advanced Spanish speakers.

* World Book Discover - A collection of resources for differentiated learning including read-aloud, text translation, video, and clear, easy-to-read information.

* Living Green - Explores environmental issues and efforts to reduce human impact on the environment.

* Early Peoples - An exploration of the history and cultures of important civilizations throughout history.

* Inventions and Discoveries - Explores the transformative impact of inventions and discoveries that have shaped our world.

* Dramatic Learning - Plays, skits, and monologues expand proven approaches to building reading fluency and content comprehension for all ages.

* Early World of Learning - Narrated stories, interactive games, non-fictional material, and more help young learners build vocabulary, comprehension, phonics, and reading fluency.

 

State and District Databases

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