Niagara Wheatfield CSD Staff Web-based Applications
NEW! The NWCSD Cloud Remote Access Website
STAR Reading and Math testing site ConnecED Math Textbook
Use Internet Explorer 8 or Firefox when using Atlas
NEW! A chart to assist you in understanding the structure of our network. Network Spaces
NEW! Although not posted to the website, there is a new folder in Teachershare labeled, "NW Technology Resources", this folder will contain instructions we do not want available on the Internet. For example, the manual on eSchool Data's gradebook application. Be sure to check it out!
eSchool Data - Student Management System
eSchool Data is an easy-to-use, web-based student management system that's comprehensive, State Compliant, local & so reliable!
Educators in the US face a challenging and increasingly complex task in achieving mandated goals for both educating students and measuring their success in doing so. While the concept of data-driven decision-making is not a new one, traditionally, educators have not had access to reliable decision-support data.
The eSchoolData system provides a robust knowledge management platform to effectively handle a school district’s information and administration requirements. The system has been designed to work with various types of school information. Whether your focus is district administration, school administration, teaching, guidance, health, or student services, eSchoolData will help you do your job more efficiently.
Lotus Notes - District Email System
Most employees of Niagara Wheatfield CSD are provided with a district email account. Our internal email system is utilized for announcements, supervisor directions, and collaboration. Email can be accessed from any school computer as well as from the Internet. Access information is provided upon employment.
Remote Server - Staff and Student access to the server from home.
The Niagara Wheatfield Central School District provides remote access to our staff and senior students. District access is password protected. Staff and Seniors receive their network userid and password from either a teacher, Library staff or Help Desk at the beginning of each school year. The attachment below provides detailed instructions to navigate this remote access. Please report any difficulties to the Help Desk at 215-3650.
NWCSD subscribes to a website authoring system called Schoolwires. We do not utilize Front Page or Dream Weaver for teacher authored web pages. Upon your employment with NWCSD, you are automatically provided a classroom website for your communication with parents and students. Our district goals for websites include:
Showcase student work, as selected by teachers, to demonstrate how our programs meet the NYS Standards.
Student Development of web sites as part of classroom instruction, under teacher supervision.
Teacher created web sites to organize the Internet for classroom instruction.
Information for parents and /or students.
Click on the link for Teachers and select the EdVideo Online option.
PebbleGo.com supports Emerging Readers with a research toole on student's favorite animals. Students can use PebbleGo.com from home or school. PebbleGo features hundreds of animals, reading supports, games, and audio and video clips of animals in action. Students can have the articles read out loud, the words are highlighted as they are being read. The material aligns well with the NYS science curriculum on animal habitats, prey, etc.
Castle Learning (5-12) - Regents Review for home and school.
School Island offers you many features.
You can create your own review sessions to prepare for the NYS Regents Exams in Math, Science, Social Studies and Language Arts.
You can access School Island from school, home or any location with Internet access.
School Island offers fully defined vocabulary, flash cards and constructive response sections.
School Island is interactive and will prompt you with hints, reasons and progress reports to show strengths and weaknesses.
BrainPop , BrainPop Jr. (K-8) - Students have school access, Teachers have school and home access.
BrainPOP is only available for students K-8 to access.
BrainPOP is the leading producer of animated educational movies for grades 2-8. Each day, 2 million students watch BrainPOP movies and exchange messages with a dynamic cast of five characters who lead the user through related activities—interactive quizzes and games, comic strips and experiments. Fifteen percent of US school districts subscribe to BrainPOP and integrate it into their lessons.
BrainPOP has developed partnerships with McGraw-Hill, National Geographic, AOL@SCHOOL, Yahoo! and The Washington Post. BrainPOP has won multiple education and media awards including: The Flash Film Festival 2003 & 2001, District Administration Curriculum Award 2003 & 2002, Forbes Best of the Web 2002.
Raz-Kids (PreK-2) - for student use at home and school.
Raz-Kids is an online collection of interactive leveled books and quizzes designed to guide and motivate emergent and reluctant readers as well as improve the skills of fluent readers. The program consists of 85 online books, along with quizzes and worksheets. New books are added throughout the year. The website also features a management system for teachers to build rosters, assign books and review student reading activity.
The professionally developed books include sound, animation, and interactive features. Students can read or listen online as key words and phrases are highlighted. They can then take a comprehension quiz that gives students immediate feedback. The management system allows teachers to determine which books are available to each student and whether the student can read or listen to the books. It also helps teachers monitor students' reading progress.
Soundzabound is a subscription service of royalty free music & sound effects. The audio files can be downloaded in mp3 format for use in multimedia projects with rights for "lifetime use." Log in to get many more selections (see Faculty Resources webpage).