7-12 Digital Resource Library

Classroom Learning Tools for WPS Teachers

Welcome to the WPS 7-12 Digital Resource Library! You will find classroom learning tools organized by category. Some resources are free and available without a subscription while others require a username and password.

Click here to access login information for subscription resources. You must be logged into your wethersfield.me account to access this page.

Please contact Sarah Harris or Karen Marshall with questions regarding district subscriptions.

New Resources

We are excited to share that we now have a subscription to GoGuardian for grades 6-12. The GoGuardian platform provides us with a tool to more effectively manage Chromebook use in our classrooms.

Click here to learn more and get your GoGuardian account set up!

Literacy

Resource for Grades 7-12
Bookshare is an e-book library that makes reading easier. People with reading barriers can customize their experience and read in ways that work for them.
Resource for Grades 7-12
Using the Capstone Interactive Library, choose from different subjects, genres and levels to find just the right book (includes audio).
Resource for Grades 7-8
Flocabulary is a web-based learning program for all grades and subjects that uses educational hip-hop music and standards-based videos, instructional activities and formative assessments to develop core literacy skills and supplement instruction across the curriculum.
Resource for Grades 7-8
IXL (ELA & Math) provides an adaptive learning environment and offers adaptive questions that grow with the student.
Resource for Grades 7-12
Newsela provides up-to-date, leveled nonfiction texts and articles, along with tools for monitoring student reading comprehension and progress.
Resource for Grades 9-12
No Red Ink helps students practice grammar and writing skills and builds stronger writers through interest-based curriculum, adaptive exercises, and actionable data.
Resource for Grades 9-12
Shakespeare in Bits brings the Bard's most popular plays to life through magnificently animated re-enactment, full audio and unabridged text in one comprehensive package.
Resource for Grades 7-12
The WPS OverDrive collection contains eBooks and audiobooks that can be downloaded by teachers and students. This resource also provides access to the Wethersfield Public Library’s e-collection.
Resource for Grades 7-12
Read &Write lets everyone read, write and express themselves more confidently. Our easy-to-use toolbar makes documents, files and web pages more accessible. Teachers are eligible for a FREE premium subscription.
Resource for 7-8
STAR Assessment
Resource for 7-12
StoryJumper allows students to create, narrate, and publish their own books.

Math

Resource for Grades 7-12
CK-12 Foundation provides a library of free online textbooks, videos, exercises, flashcards, and real world applications across content areas.


Resource for Grades 7-12
EquatIO supports teaching math and other STEM subjects in today’s tech-focused classrooms. Teachers are eligible for a FREE premium subscription.
Resource for Grades 7-8
IXL (ELA & Math) provides an adaptive learning environment and offers adaptive questions that grow with the student.
Resource for Grades 7-8
OpenUp Resources is a “problem-based core mathematics resource for grades 6–8… Students learn math by doing math, solving problems in mathematical and real-world contexts, and constructing arguments using precise language.” This free Open Educational Resource, published by Illustrative Mathematics, includes student materials, teacher materials, scope and sequence, ELL supports, lesson-level strategies for students with disabilities, and family resources.

Science

Resource for Grades 7-12
CK-12 Foundation provides a library of free online textbooks, videos, exercises, flashcards, and real world applications across content areas.


Resource for Grades 7-12
Exploring By The Seat Of Your Pants brings science, exploration, adventure and conservation into classrooms through virtual speakers and field trips with leading experts across the globe. Each month during the school year, EBSOP hosts 25+ Google Hangout events for classrooms.
Resource for Grades 7-12
The National Geographic Education Resource Library offers high-quality, standards-based, educational resources and activities, including free maps, lesson plans, imagery, interactives, and reference materials.
Resource for Grades 7-8 (EL)
PowerKnowledge Earth & Space Science is an online resource comprised of curriculum-correlated content that offers research, report, and homework help, along with instant Article Translation into over 100 languages.
Resource for Grades 7-8 (EL)
PowerKnowledge Life Science is an online resource comprised of curriculum-correlated content that offers research, report, and homework help, along with instant Article Translation into over 100 languages.
Resource for Grades 7-8 (EL)
PowerKnowledge Physical Science is an online resource comprised of curriculum-correlated content that offers research, report, and homework help, along with instant Article Translation into over 100 languages.
Resource for Grades 7-12
The Smithsonian Science Education Center provides interactive digital resources for the teaching and learning of K-12 science.

Social Studies

Resource for Grades 7-12
C3 Teachers is pleased to publish these inquiries through our work on the New York State Social Studies K-12 Resource Toolkit project. Use the Inquiry Filter to view K-12 inquiry activities by grade.


Resource for Grades 7-12
Created by teachers for teachers, these ready-to-use materials provide easy ways to incorporate the Library of Congress’s unparalleled primary sources into instruction.
Resource for Grades 7-12
Newsela provides up-to-date, leveled nonfiction texts and articles, along with tools for monitoring student reading comprehension and progress.
Resource for Grades 7-12
The Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) provides free resources that engage students in historical inquiry. Each lesson revolves around a central historical question and features a set of primary documents designed for groups of students with a range of reading skills.
Resources for Grades 8-12 Teach It brings CT history into the classroom through a series of inquiry-based activities that link local events to national events so students can understand how our state’s contributions shaped our community, history, and heritage.
Digital Resource Library for WHS Geography
Grade 9
Digital Resource Library for WHS International Studies
Grade 10
Digital Resource Library for WHS U.S. History
Grade 11
Digital Resource Library for WHS Civics
Grade 12

Music

Resource for Grades 7-12
Cut Time, a cloud-based group management tool that enables you to manage the critical components of your program - people, inventory, and more.
Resource for Grades 7-8
Flat.io is a user-friendly music composition software that provides all the tools needed to create your own sheet music.

Cross-Disciplinary Resources

Resource for Grades 7-8
BrainPOP engages students through animated movies, learning games, interactive quizzes, primary source activities, concept mapping, and more.
Resources for Grades 7-8
Enchanted Learning features educational materials that emphasize creativity and the pure enjoyment of learning. From crafting, reading, to writing, the lessons are geared to promote students’ curiosity and exploration.
Resource for Grades 7-8
With more than 60 multimedia units spanning 10 core areas of study, FreedomFlix offers students a behind-the-scenes look at the people, places, and events that shaped our world.
Resource for Grades 7-8 Epic! allows teachers to instantly access high-quality online books for kids, ebooks, audio books, quizzes, videos, and more.
Resource for Grades 7-12
Teachers and students can search Destiny, the online library catalog, from home or school. Teachers can view and search the catalog without logging in. Logging-in allows a user to put books on hold, view the books on hold or checked out, and create book lists.
Resource for Grades 7-12
Google Classroom is a free web service, developed by Google for schools, that aims to simplify creating, distributing, and grading assignments in a paperless way.
Resource for Grades 7-12 Kahoot! makes it easy to create, share and play fun learning games or trivia quizzes in minutes.


Resources for Grades 7-12
Noodle Tools is a student research platform with MLA, APA and Chicago/Turabian bibliographies, notecards, outlining.
Resources for Grades 7-12
The WPS OverDrive collection contains eBooks and audiobooks that can be downloaded by teachers and students. This resource also provides access to the Wethersfield Public Library’s e-collection.
Resource for Grades 7-12
Use Quizziz to create free self-paced quizzes to review, assess, and engage— in class and at home.
Resource for Grades 7-12
Read &Write lets everyone read, write and express themselves more confidently. Our easy-to-use toolbar makes documents, files and web pages more accessible. Teachers are eligible for a FREE premium subscription.
Resources for Grades 7-12
Use Socrative to engage students as learning happens with your choice of activity type. Launch a quiz, receive exit tickets, or ask a quick question for instant feedback.
Resource for Grades 7-8
Teen Health & Well provides students with up-to-date, nonjudgmental, straightforward curricular, and self-help support.
Resource for Grades 7-12
TurnItIn promotes academic integrity, streamlines grading and feedback, deters plagiarism, and improves student outcomes.
Resource for Grades 7-12
World Book Online is a leveled online database based on the World Book encyclopedia.

Did you find a new tech tool to enhance student learning in your classroom? Tell us about it!

Please click the button below to share a link to the website/app and a brief description of the tool. This year, we'll be sharing out new resources each month, and we'd love to feature tech tools that are being used by teachers in WPS classrooms!