• Use this page to find the resources you'll need for your projects!

    blue and orange logo featuring the words ncwiseowl spread your wings, as well as an owl

    NC Wise Owl

    NCWiseOwl.org is the go-to for all your research needs. It features a number of databases with access to encyclopedia entries, full-text periodical articles, and more. 

    Click Middle School and then check out some of my favorite resources, including:

    • Explora - This is my go-to database for everything
    • Britannica School - I wish I would've had access to this regularly updated online encyclopedia
    • Gale, Research in Context - Another database with a wealth of resources
    • Full-text finders - You can find ENTIRE ARTICLES from publications like New York Times, Sports Illustrated, and more:
      • Click Find Publications
      • Choose from one of the options available
    • Points-of-View Reference Center - If you need articles that cover both sides of a controversial issue, this database is for you

    Blue logo with white Greek structure. The words google arts and culture rest below

    Google Arts and Culture

    So much to learn. So little time. Google Arts and Culture is one of my favorite Google sites because it curates rich learning experiences in one central hub. You can take virtual trips, learn about famous historical periods, or gain insight into your favorite artist. 

    Tips to navigate (just to name a few):

    • Use the hamburger menu in the upper left-hand corner (three lines stacked atop each other) to find different ways to navigate
    • Use Collections to get a comprehensive list of what's available
    • Use Themes to find curated sets of information and experiences related to a particular theme
    • Use Historical Events to immerse yourself in a historical time period

    Click here to check out Google Arts and Culture

    I'll also include this article that features a number of interactive virtual tools of famous museums. Click here to go to an article that allows you to choose which museum you'd like to tour.  


    Black font reads Discovery Education with a small globe emerging from the D

    Discovery Ed

    A tried and true favorite, Discovery Ed contains videos and articles related to many subject areas, although we mainly use it to bolster science instruction.

    Click here to access Discovery Education. Log in with the Google Button.  


    Dark blue text reading Khan Academy with a green hexagon to its left with a white geometric flower within.

    Khan Academy

    Khan Academy is known for having second-to-none (except maybe our awesome Cyclone teachers) knowledge and resources when it comes to math. But they offer so much more. With school closings, they even offer up daily schedules with links to resources from their site and others, breaks for eating and playing, and blocks of time appropriate to each grade level band. 

    Click here to access Khan Academy


    black stylized text reading The New York Times  

    NY Times The Learning Network

    Articles featured on this education site regularly have questions that ask you to reflect on what you’ve read, featuring cross-curricular glimpses into the news.

    Click here to go to the New York Times Learning Network.


    world book logo in blue text

    WorldBook

    Click the following link to check out World Book, free during this unusual time. https://www.worldbookonline.com/

    Check out these curriculum-aligned resources, including encyclopedia entries for the curious and full lessons for those looking to get a little more hands-on.   

    You'll need the following credentials to log-in:

    • Username: wbsupport
    • Password: distancelearn

    Deep Dive

    Click here to access a Google Doc with additional resources if you want to see additional resources to get the most out of your time. This is a living document, so I'll be adding resources as I come across them.