- Contains more than 115,000 articles covering every core-curriculum subject. The articles and their illustrations are derived from the content of seven Scholastic encyclopedia databases: Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples, Amazing Animals of the World, and The New Book of Popular Science.
- Videos, Maps, News links, and more!
- Research Rocket
- Access World News
- Reference, Magazines, Journals, Newspapers, Images, History, Biography, Health, Science, Ebooks and More
~staff & students login with their SPS Google Accounts
*Access via the web https://soraapp.com/library/stamfordct or download the app through the Google Play and Apple App stores (setup code stamfordct)
**Once logged in, you can add your Ferguson Library Card--all students have them--
2111800+ student ID number (no spaces) to access all of the Fergusonś online resources, e-books and e-audios. That will also be how they login to the Ferguson's catalog and place holds. All the PIN numbers are still 9999
- Device Console
- Sign in with Google
- Select Class
- Teacher Tools
- Start Class
- Limit Tabs, Enforce Block List, Screen Lock, Push URL, etc.
- Staff login with City Email Address
- Students login with SPS Google Account
The below list has been vetted by the SPS district technology team, as well as evaluated for how well they align with our teaching and learning pedagogy. Teachers may assign independent and small group work through these online resources. Students may also use these resources for independent work and enrichment.
|A huge amount of free lessons and classes in topics, along with a kid-focused section. This includes specially written daily lesson plans for 2-18-year-olds.|
||Flashcards and quizzes for Language, Science, Arts and Humanities, Math, Social Science, and other|
|A comprehensive curriculum for k-12 including Math, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies|
|Math games and quizzes, some books and such sold. Games are free|
|McGraw Hill classroom-specific tutorials created by individual teachers|
|Free touch typing lessons.|
|List of library resources for children and parents of small children including lessons, reading lists, and events.|
|Reading lessons for pre-k through 3rd grade|
|Lexia® Core5® Reading supports educators in providing differentiated literacy instruction for students of all abilities in grades pre-K–5. Lexia’s research-proven program provides explicit, systematic, personalized learning in the six areas of reading instruction, targeting skill gaps as they emerge.|
|Lexia® PowerUp Literacy® is designed to help struggling and nearly-proficient readers in grades 6–12 become proficient readers and confident learners. PowerUp helps educators simultaneously address gaps in fundamental literacy skills while helping students build the higher-order skills they need to comprehend, analyze, evaluate, and compare increasingly complex literary and informational texts.|
|Fun and gamified language learning|
|Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Arts and Music, Health and SEL, Engineering and Tech topics, lessons, movies, quizzes, sources, etc.|
|Science Generation (SciGen) addresses science topics commonly taught to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. These curricular materials can be used in place of the standard curriculum materials, or as a supplement.|
|Science Kids is the online home of science & technology for children around the world.
Learn more with our fun science experiments, cool facts, free games, activities, lesson plans, quizzes, videos, photos, and science fair project ideas.
|Teachinghistory.org is designed to help K–12 history teachers access resources and materials to improve U.S. history education in the classroom. With funding from the U.S. Department of Education, the Center for History and New Media (CHNM) has created Teachinghistory.org with the goal of making history content, teaching strategies, resources, and research accessible|
|Social Studies Generation (SocGen) is comprised of three six-week sequences around topics commonly included in 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade social studies content standards. These curricular materials can be used in place of the standard curriculum materials, or as a supplement. They provide opportunities to read, write, discuss, and build arguments about central concepts in social studies.|
|Chrome Music Lab is a website that makes learning music more accessible through fun, hands-on experiments.|
|Excercise and lessons on music theory|