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digital resources available to ESU 2 students & teachers

ESU 2, through cooperative efforts, has purchased subscriptions to interactive web-based multi-media digital resources that have consistently received excellent educator reviews. These resources are available to ESU 2 teachers and students.

 

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The World Book web site offers an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, homework help, study aids, and curriculum guides.
World Book Kids (developed especially for young students) features simple navigation, easy-to-read articles, thousands of illustrations, videos, comparison tools, and a wealth of engaging games and activities.
World Book Student (for students in elementary and middle schools) has the complete World Book encyclopedia plus multimedia, web links, periodicals, and more.
World Book Advanced  (grades 8 and up) has primary source documents and e-books fully integrated with encyclopedia content plus timelines, citation builder, and saved research.

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The Discovery Education® streaming Plus online product gives teachers and students anytime-access to a collection of more than 71,000 video segments and 9,000 full-length educational videos from the Discovery Channel (including Life, Planet Earth and Myth Busters) as well as content from other notable partners such as: Scholastic, Weston Woods, NASA, PBS®, BBC America, Library of Congress, Math Mastery, and INTELECOM) --all correlated to state standards and designed for easy integration into six K-12 core subjects.

  • Address multiple learning styles with thousands of encyclopedia articles, audio files, and high quality digital images.   

  • Introduce STEM Connect, a captivating resource connecting students to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math curriculum and career development.   

  • Travel the globe with Discovery Interactive Atlas, a resource that allows students to explore content directly related to specific geographies.   

  • Explore difficult to understand math concepts with thousands of Math Overviews and Explanations.   

  • Spark creativity in students through editable, downloadable content.

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Gale is a world leader in e-research and educational publishing for libraries, schools and businesses. Known for its accurate and authoritative reference content as well as its intelligent organization of full-text magazine and newspaper articles, Gale creates and maintains more than 600 databases that are published online, in print and in microform.

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In cooperation with NET (Nebraska's Public Broadcasting Service affiliate), PBS LearningMedia offers educators FREE classroom-ready curriculum resources and  professional strategies to fully utilize digital learning. The service can be further customized to support your local educational needs. To learn more, contact LearningMedia@pbs.org.

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Integrated tools for note-taking, outlining, citation, document archiving/annotation, and collaborative research and writing. Differentiated, intelligent software and expert personal support for upper-elementary through university students.

      

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Don’t just memorize. Achieve mastery.

Ditch the flash cards and stop memorizing definitions. Vocabulary.com teaches you words by systematically exposing you to a wide array of question types and activities that will help you understand all the meanings and nuances of every word you’re learning.

Even after you’ve achieved mastery, we’ll reinforce what you have learned to make sure that it all stays fresh in your memory.

It's a science.

Vocabulary.com may seem simple on the outside, but behind the scenes we're using sophisticated algorithms to help you learn over 15,000 words more effectively.

How? We start with our massive pool of over 200,000 vocabulary question that we designed to evaluate and teach vocabulary words. Each question tests a particular meaning of a word, provides helpful hints,and is followed by an explanation of the correct answer. Many studies have shown that the best way to learn is through multiple exposures to a word, with challenging questions that make you think. That's what we provide.

We use the science of learning to model how you learn (and forget) new words. By comparing your answers to the hundreds of millions of answers given by other Vocabulary.com users, we personalize your learning experience and choose the best question for you at just the right time.

It's a game.

Sure, there's a lot of science and technology muscle behind our system, but expanding your vocabulary doesn't have to be a brain-buster. 

We've turned learning vocabulary into an addictive game. Accumulate points, achievements, and badges while competing against your Facebook friends, your classmates, or other members of the Vocabulary.com community. You may not even notice that you're learning along the way.

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HippoCampus.org is a FREE, core academic web site that delivers rich multimedia content--videos, animations, and simulations--on general education subjects to middle-school and high-school teachers and college professors, and their students, free of charge. Teachers project HippoCampus content during classroom learning and assign it for computer labs and homework. Students use the site in the evenings for study and exam prep. Users do not need to register or log in to use the site.