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ABC CREATE is an incubator of curriculum and project design, creative technology, and best practices for collaboration and innovation across K-12 public education. Serving as a CREATE Lab Satellite Network Regional Hub, ABC CREATE contributes to the creation of fluid learning pathways among diverse CREATE Lab projects. As a Satellite Network partner, ABC CREATE enjoys access to creative technologies and best practices developed and validated by the schools of education in Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Utah, comprising the CREATE Lab Satellite Network.
Click here to view the ABC CREATE Learning Pathways. These pathways were created to help share instructional units/lessons across Western PA and the surrounding regions.
This is the login site for Accelerated Reader/STAR.
This site provides FREE Math and ELA resources to teachers to help teachers "achieve the core" within their classrooms.
This site is provided by the PCCD K-12 School Safety & Security Training & Technical Assistance Project.  It will provide free online training modules for staff members.  

This PDF document contains all required Act 55 School Safety additional resources that should be accessible to ALL district staff.

This site will allow you to create an account and receive the required Act 126 Child Abuse Training through an online format.

Amazon Inspire is an open collaboration service that helps teachers to easily discover, gather, and share quality educational content with their community.
AnswerGarden is a new minimalistic feedback tool. Use it for real time audience participation, online brainstorming and classroom feedback.
Use this link to locate all of the Apollo-Ridge School District Board Policies.
This is the homepage of the ARIN IU 28.
This is the site staff will use when registering for a training through the ARIN IU 28.
This site provides a host of FREE, PRE-MADE, education games for teachers to use within their classroom.
Middle School (Science, Social Studies, ELA, and Math) teachers have access to Boardworks. It provides interactive lessons to use with your Smart Panel or Promethean Boards broken down by specific eligible content. Click on the link to download the program.
Create your own interactive exercises and automatically graded tests in minutes using Book Widgets! Save time grading - Add interactivity to your lessons - Motivate your students - Use technology in your classroom
Present engaging pen or touch-based lessons on ANY brand of interactive classroom display
Please use this form to report any classroom cleanliness issues within your classroom or the building.
Clever brings all of the programs and applications Apollo-Ridge Middle School Students use into one secure portal and provides a single sign-on for everyone in the district.
CommonLit delivers high-quality, free instructional materials to support literacy development for students in grades 3-12. Our resources are: Flexible; Research-Based; Aligned to the Common Core State Standards; and Created by teachers, for teachers. They believe in the transformative power of a great text, and a great question. That’s why they are committed to keeping CommonLit completely free, forever.
Comply is an online tool for tracking and managing employee fulfillment of district requisites and state mandates.
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital content for K-12, transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, professional development, and the largest professional learning community of its kind. For new school users, please enter the following codes based on the building you teach in:


This site provides the mandatory recognizing and reporting child abuse training.
100% Free - Personalized Learning for Every Student - Create digital classrooms, customize textbooks, and learn K-12 STEM concepts.
ClassDojo is a communication app for the classroom. It connects teachers, parents, and students who use it to share photos, videos, and messages through the school day. They use ClassDojo to work together as a team, share in the classroom experience, and bring big ideas to life in their classrooms and homes.
This site provides staff with real-time, on-demand access to all of their students data including cumulative grades, attendance, and assessment data. This is also the program we use to write, edit, and warehouse our district curriculum.
Make any video your lesson - Pick any video, add your magical touch, edit the video, and track your students' understanding.

EdReports provides free reports that help you evaluate instructional materials because high-quality content matters to teachers, to kids, and to our collective future.

An online, community-driven database of edtech products
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can be found on this site. It is filled with a comprehensive listing of work/life resources. The district access code is ARSD.
Epic is a FREE resource that houses 1,000s of books online for students and teachers to utilize throughout their curriculum.

EPIS is a university-based intermediary organization connecting research, policy and real-world practice to improve outcomes for children and families across Pennsylvania.

Your new standard for the most up-to-date and reliable information on programs that meet ESSA evidence standards.

This is the site staff and administrators use to complete their formal observations including walk through observations.
This is the login site for FitnessGram - one of the most widely used health-related fitness assessment tools in the world.
Flipgrid is a video discussion platform, that allows students to respond to questions, topics, and reflect using video. Students can also respond to each other, leave comments, and more. (Free!)

Use this link to log in to the  A-RSD FMX site which will allow staff to submit maintenance, technology, and transportation (field trip) requests electronically.  

Formative is a free online assessment tool that is very robust. Formative allows teachers to choose pre-made assessments and edit to fit your needs, create your own from scratch, or even upload a PDF or doc to create. They also offer some fantastic data that you can track and intervene when needed.
Freckle is a program we use across the district that differentiates instruction across Math and ELA.
Some have said that Gimkit is Kahoot on steroids. Gimkit is another fast-paced quiz game, but with an extra element. Student earn in-game cash to spend on game upgrades.

This site provides a lot of research-based practices to help increase student achievement.  

This site includes a wide array of history/geography website that can help you integrate technology into your history/geography lessons.  

This site offers FREE resources for teachers to use in their classrooms. It contains standards aligned, open ended questions for teachers to use for FREE.
Intel’s 360⁰ approach to education technology keeps the focus on a student-centered learning experience. It gives educators access to digital tools, content and data that takes personalized learning to the next level. And it enables students to hone 21st-century skills to better prepare for careers in the modern workforce.
Kahoot! is a game-based learning and trivia platform that allows you to create very engaging quizzes for your classroom. Kahoot! is super fun and addictive. You can create your own kahoots, or choose from their library of games. Play live kahoots, in groups, issue challenges, or assign as homework.
Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. They tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Their math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. They've also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content.
Kialo Edu is a custom version of Kialo (kialo.com), the world's largest argument mapping and debate site, specifically designed for classroom use. Its clear, visually compelling format makes it easy to follow the logical structure of a discussion and facilitates thoughtful collaboration. Kialo’s mission is to promote well-reasoned discussion online, and to that end, Kialo is free for educators to use.
Mentimeter is an interactive presentation tool that allows you to poll your students, check for understanding, or ask students to vote. There are several different types of questions you can create, image-based, multiple choice, scales, open-ended, questions from the audience and more. You can even generate word clouds out of responses!
This is the site staff will use to access their district issued email and all of the online Microsoft Office 365 products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Sway, Forms, etc.
Use this site to learn all of the Microsoft Office 365 features and capabilities.
Staff members will use this site for instant online access to our District Safety Plan procedures. Teachers will also be able to use this site to account for their students in case of an emergency.
NearPod brings the classroom to life with interactive mobile presentations that teachers create and customize themselves. Nearpod is an interactive classroom tool for teachers to engage students with interactive lessons. Nearpod allows you to create and share lessons that sync across devices and encourage student participation, and evaluate student responses through comprehensive reporting.

Apollo-Ridge Middle School Staff members have the "Deluxe" membership giving them FREE access to thousands of different lessons and units.
This link will take you to the NearPod homepage where students and staff can type in a code to join a "NearPod".
This is the site that will allow staff members to login to NearPod
The worldwide Open Educational Resources movement is rooted in the human right to access high-quality education. This shift in educational practice is not just about cost savings and easy access to openly licensed content; it’s about participation and co-creation. Open Educational Resources (OER) offer opportunities for systemic change in teaching and learning content through engaging educators in new participatory processes and effective technologies for engaging with learning.
Padlet is a super easy to way to create an online bulletin board that allows teachers and students to share and collaborate. What’s great about Padlet is that it offers so much flexibility! It works on any device, and you can share just about any type of information–text, links, upload files, photos, videos, just about any kind of response. There are also many different ways you can design your pages. Customize the background, organize information in new ways.

This link will allow you to log in to Pass (Formerly e-Hall Pass), our electronic hall pass monitoring system.  

This site takes you to the main page of the PA Department of Education.

The Evidence Resource Center aims to help Pennsylvania’s school communities thoughtfully apply high-quality, relevant research to their own settings. Explore these topics to brush up on research basics, ESSA tiers, and the fundamentals of evidence-based decision making.

This site provides teachers with FREE instructional resources through the iTunes Store.
This site will take you to the Act 48 Professional Education Record Management System (PERMS). It will allow you to view how many Continuing Education Credits you have earned.
Remember you will need to know your Professional Personnel ID or PPID.
This assessment tool allows teachers to collect on-the-spot formative assessment data without the need to have students use devices or paper and pencil. Teachers create and print specially coded cards that students hold up in class as their response. The teacher uses the Plickers app to scan the cards and collect the data.
Poll Everywhere is a live audience polling tool that integrates into your presentation. You can ask questions during your lessons, see live data, and reports. (Freemium, free accounts are limited to 25 responses per poll.)
Here is the link to IUP's Office of Extended Studies. This site provides you with a comprehensive listing of Professional Development courses and opportunities through IUP.
This site will take you to the Project Lead the Way homepage. PLTW creates an engaging classroom environment unlike any other. PLTW empowers students to develop and apply in-demand, transportable skills by exploring real-world challenges. Through PLTW's pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science, students not only learn technical skills, but also learn to solve problems, think critically and creatively, communicate, and collaborate. They also provide teachers with the training, resources, and support they need to engage students in real-world learning.
This site will take students and staff to the PLTW login page.
This site will take you to the official PDE website housing information regarding the annual state assessment - the PSSA's.
This is the login in site for the annual PSSA training District Assessment Coordinators, School Assessment Coordinators, Test Administrators, and Proctors must complete in order to participate in the PSSA's.
This site takes you to the state PVAAS site.
Quizizz allows you to conduct student-paced formative assessments in a fun and engaging way for students of all ages. Quizizz works on just about any device and offers a library of public quizzes that teachers can use in their classrooms. They also provide detailed class and student reports. (FREE)
Quizlet is a study tool that uses flashcards, games, and other “study sets.” to help students. Quizlet Live is a collaborative quiz game where students are placed into teams to work together to answer the questions and learn together. (FREE)
This site allows you to create FREE QR Codes.
This is the login site for Read 180 and System 44.
This site will take you to the Reading Eggs login page.
This site will take teachers to the login site for PowerTeacher, their online grade book.

Use this link to create an account to pay your cafeteria bill electronically.  

This site allows administrators to access SCView and approve PO's/complete workflow procedures.
Seesaw is a digital portfolio and communication tool that many teachers love! Seesaw works on any device shared or 1:1. Free for teachers. Teachers create activities for students. Students draw, take pictures and video, and capture their learning in their portfolio. Parents can view their students work and leave comments.

This site provides FREE PowerPoint backgrounds and templates for teachers to use in their classrooms.  

This site will take you to the SMART Learning Suite Login Page.
Lesson plans and resources for your SMART Board.
Socrative is a web-based formative assessment tool that allows teachers to create quizzes, ask questions, collect exit tickets and feedback. You can also create a competitive quiz bowl game, called, “Space Race,” where students compete to get the most answers correct.
Self Organized Learning Environments (SOLE) is a simple educational approach designed to promote inquiry and foster self-empowerment. This is a free resource that includes FREE lessons, materials, and resources.
Teachers and staff will use this site to call in sick, request personal days, etc.
Spiral.ac is an interactive learning platform with a suite of collaborative applications. Deliver quick fire formative assessments, discussion, teams of students can work together to create presentations, and turn any public video into a live chat with questions and quizzes.
This link will allow teachers/staff to login to their staff portal to view pay stubs, complete district forms, etc.
This site will take you to the Standards Aligned System webpage. The Standards Aligned System (SAS), developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, is a comprehensive, researched-based resource to improve student achievement. SAS identifies six elements that impact student achievement: Standards, Assessments, Curriculum Framework, Instruction, Materials & Resources, and Safe and Supportive Schools. Schools and educators across Pennsylvania are supported in their efforts to implement SAS by the development of a state-of-the-art portal.
Statistics in Schools (SIS) is a Census Bureau program that uses census statistics and resources to create classroom activities and materials. Teachers and subject matter experts from across the country help develop and review each and every SIS activity to make sure it is valuable, engaging, relatable, and easy to use. These activities and materials boost students' statistical literacy, better prepare them for a data-driven world, and enhance their learning in many subjects.
This site will take students and staff to the Study Island login site.

This is a fantastic resource that provides you with a plethora of instructional videos broken down by content that have been screened and approved by teachers.  

This site houses primary resources and primary documents for teachers teaching American history.
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