World Book Online Status
Update: The World Book Online Schoology integration is currently not working with Safari browser. This applies to desktop/laptop browsers as well as the iPad OS version of Safari (it also does not work in incognito browser mode for any browser).
The integration is working when using Google Chrome browser or Firefox browser on desktop/laptops and iPads. World Book is working on a solution to the issue.
More great news! The WV Library Commission provides access to World Book Online and it is now integrated with Schoology for easy access. Teachers and students can use any device connected to the Internet to access World Book’s suite of digital resources that covers all subjects and grade levels.
In addition to informational articles that we expect from an encyclopedia, there are WebQuests, science projects, pictures and videos, games, activities, printable graphic organizers, current events and so much more. Teachers can search for materials using state standards and share materials with students via direct links. There are accommodations to have material read aloud or translated as well; it really is a wonderfully comprehensive addition to the educational toolbox. World Book’s product descriptions from their training guide may help you decide where to start.
The perfect tool for pre- and emergent readers to explore independently or learn with an adult. Developed with experts on early childhood education, Early Learning is designed for preschool students with tools and content that reinforce early childhood curriculum via short videos, read-aloud stories, printable activities, and matching and tracing games, among others. The guided reading program, lesson plans, and curriculum correlations make teaching easier for educators and parents.
An ideal learning resource for elementary-aged students designed to build confidence and encourage creativity with image-driven navigation and inquiry-based activities. The site features easy-to-read articles that can be read aloud or translated and a wealth of engaging games, science projects, and activities. Encourage self-direction with our visual navigation in Explore, independent learning with WebQuests, and compare and contrast skills with Compare Animals and Compare Places. Additional teaching tools for educators and parents make this a complete solution for elementary-aged students.
A one-stop shop for cross curricular learning, Student includes translations to 100+ languages, a Biography Center, current events, research guides, and seamless integrations with Google Classroom and Microsoft OneDrive. The My Research and Citation Builder features assist learners in organizing and analyzing their findings. World Book’s beloved encyclopedia comes to life in a digital format, perfect for elementary and middle school learners to access information from trusted sources.
In a world of digital news, World Book Advanced gives high school students and adults a reliable source to check the facts. The In the Headlines live news feed and world newspapers promote global awareness and international perspective. Primary source documents, biographies, Back in Time articles, and Teaching with Documents all aid in more in-depth and conceptual understanding within the classroom curriculum.
Dive in to history with this unique, interactive view! World Book Timelines offers hundreds of pre-generate timelines across eight broad topics, which cover various time periods in history or span the life of historical public figures. Users can also create their own timelines from scratch, adding events, descriptions, and media.
The World Book eBooks site includes highly illustrated, engaging titles that support a span of curriculum areas and reading levels. A subscription includes automatic updates and revision to eBooks, as well as any new titles that are added to the site.
World Book Discover offers engaging reference resources for students reading below grade level because of language or learning difficulties, with content and tools specifically developed for these students.
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The ideal Spanish-language reference tool for those learning Spanish and ELL students. Browse features provide visual prompts, and bilingual features allow students to toggle between Spanish and English text. The site includes concise articles, videos, maps and activities more.
To access World Book Online, look in the lower left portion of the screen while in any of your Schoology courses and click on it. Decide which product best fits your needs for the task at hand and explore how this exciting resource can benefit you and your students from the very youngest scholars on up.
Be sure to check out the comprehensive training guide http://worldbookonline.com/training to learn more about this powerful resource and how it can enrich the teaching and learning process. There are public webinars, educator starter kits, distance learning ideas, letters that can be sent to families, and lots of tools for sharing this resource with your students. Keep in mind that the training guide will have information on World Book products that we do not currently have access to in WCS. The WV Library Commission is providing access to eight products highlighted above, and that is wonderful!
Product descriptions from http://worldbookonline.com/training.