Resources

Ancestry Classroom

Do you ever wonder about your ancestors, where they came from, or what life was like for them many years ago? Well, it’s time to find out who you really are. Through a grant offering, CCSD students and teachers have access to Ancestry Classroom. Ancestry Classroom offers access “to all the original and primary documents of Ancestry’s U.S. Collection for use in the K-12 classroom.” Take advantage of this limited access to discover your history.

Other helpful resources: newspaper.com and fold3.com (for military records)

Note: Ancestry Classroom is only accessible via the CCSD network on campus or through the VPN.

 

Citation Machine

This easy to use resource automatically generates citations in MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian. It makes properly citing sources so easy, there’s no reason for people not to do it the right way.*

Note: Also available in your App Store!

Common Core

Learn more about the Common Core State Standards Initiative including development, frequently asked questions, links to the English Language Arts and Math Standards, and much more.

Office 365

Parent Resources

Support Resources

The National World War II Museum

The National World War II Museum*

Plagiarism

In our copy and paste culture, it’s important for digital users to understand the ins and outs of incorporating secondary sources into their original works (see also the Digital Citizenship tab above), and plagiarism.org is here to help with a bounty of helpful resources.

Read Kiddo Read

James Patterson’s ReadKiddoRead.com provides resources for kids, parents, and teachers alike that are fun, engaging, and anything but boring. Patterson, originally best known for his best selling adult novels, has created quite a following of young readers. Check out his book suggestions and reviews, celebrity interviews, upcoming events and webcasts and much more via his website linked above.

Snap & Read

Text Reader

Text Reader

Snap & Read is an accessible text reader that can read any text on-screen as it floats over any application. The simple one-button interface reads both accessible and inaccessible text aloud from Flash websites, Word docs, PDFs, web-based tests, images, and even dialog boxes. This amazing resource is available on all school computers and the software is even available for check out through the media center. Access the following link for product demos, training tutorials and more.

http://donjohnston.com/snap-read/#.VD0cJlPZozg*

 

SYNERGY: STUDENT VUE

Check out the hyperlinked video for details regarding accessing your Student Vue account.

Visual Texts: Word Clouds

Wordsift*

Tagxedo*

Note: Users are responsible for educating themselves regarding the Terms of Service guidelines for all suggested resources.

*By accessing the suggested links, you will be leaving the Cobb County School District web site. Reasonable care has been taken in reviewing these links. However, CCSD is not responsible for the content of these sites nor should the link provided be considered an endorsement of the site and/or the companies represented. Parental discretion is recommended.

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