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ABC CREATE 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.
Accelerated Reader This is the login site for Accelerated Reader.
Achieve The Core This site provides FREE Math and ELA resources to teachers to help teachers "achieve the core" within their classrooms.
Act 126 - Child Abuse Online Training This site will allow you to create an account and receive the required Act 126 Child Abuse Training through an online format.
ALICE Safety Certification Login Site This is the site teachers/staff will use to complete their ALICE Safety Certification.
Amazon Inspire Resources Amazon Inspire is an open collaboration service that helps teachers to easily discover, gather, and share quality educational content with their community.
AnswerGarden AnswerGarden is a new minimalistic feedback tool. Use it for real time audience participation, online brainstorming and classroom feedback.
Apollo-Ridge School District Board Policies Use this link to locate all of the Apollo-Ridge School District Board Policies.
ARIN IU 28 This is the homepage of the ARIN IU 28.
ARIN IU PD Registration Link This is the site staff will use when registering for a training through the ARIN IU 28.
BaamBoozle This site provides a host of FREE, PRE-MADE, education games for teachers to use within their classroom.
Behavior Flip This will take you to the Behavior Flip website where teachers can log in and record events.
Boardworks 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.
Child Abuse/Mandated Reporting Training (Online) This site provides the mandatory recognizing and reporting child abuse training.
CK - 12 100% Free - Personalized Learning for Every Student - Create digital classrooms, customize textbooks, and learn K-12 STEM concepts.
ClassDojo 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.
ClassFlow Present engaging pen or touch-based lessons on ANY brand of interactive classroom display
Classroom Cleanliness Online Report Form Please use this form to report any classroom cleanliness issues within your classroom or the building.
Common Lit 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 Comply is an online tool for tracking and managing employee fulfillment of district requisites and state mandates.
Discovery Education Video Streaming 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:
APOLLO RIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: A9A7-E3AE

APOLLO RIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL: A9A7-4294

APOLLO RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL: A9A7-1298
EdInsight 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.
EdPuzzle Make any video your lesson - Pick any video, add your magical touch, edit the video, and track your students' understanding.
EdSurge An online, community-driven database of edtech products
Edulastic Edulastic is a complete assessment dashboard. Teachers can create and track assessments, and even align with CCSS. They also offer a district wide-platform for sharing district-wide assessments. (Free for teachers, district-sharing requires a paid license.)
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 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.
eWalk This is the site staff and administrators use to complete their formal observations including walk through observations.
FitnessGram This is the login site for FitnessGram - one of the most widely used health-related fitness assessment tools in the world.
Flipgrid 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!)
Formative 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.
Gimkit 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.
Help Desk / Technology Request Form Please use this link to request technology help or assistance.
Illustrative Math Website 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.
InsertLearning InsertLearning is a Chrome extension that lets you turn any webpage into an interactive lesson. InsertLearning has this fantastic toolbar that will allow you to highlight text, add sticky notes, insert questions, videos, or even a discussion all inside the webpage!
Intel Technology Resources 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! 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 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 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.
Maintenance Request Form Complete this online form when you have a maintenance request.
Mentimeter 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!
Microsoft Office 365 - Email 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.
Microsoft Office 365 Training for Staff Use this site to learn all of the Microsoft Office 365 features and capabilities.
NaviGate 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 Homepage 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".
NearPod Login This is the site that will allow staff members to login to NearPod
Open Educational Resources 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 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.
Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) This site takes you to the main page of the PA Department of Education.
Pennsylvania Learns Resources This site provides teachers with FREE instructional resources through the iTunes Store.
PERMS - Act 48 Tracker 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.
Plickers 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 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.)
Professional Development Courses through IUP 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.
Project Lead the Way Homepage 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.
Project Lead the Way Login This site will take students and staff to the PLTW login page.
PSSA Information This site will take you to the official PDE website housing information regarding the annual state assessment - the PSSA's.
PSSA Online Training 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.
PVAAS This site takes you to the state PVAAS site.
QR Code Maker This site allows you to create FREE QR Codes.
Quizizz 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 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)
Read 180 / System 44 This is the login site for Read 180 and System 44.
Reading Eggs Login This site will take you to the Reading Eggs login page.
Sapphire This site will take teachers to the login site for PowerTeacher, their online grade book.
Seesaw 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.
SMART Exchange Lesson plans and resources for your SMART Board.
SMART Learning Suite Login This site will take you to the SMART Learning Suite Login Page.
Socrative 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.
Source for Teachers Teachers and staff will use this site to call in sick, request personal days, etc.
Spiral.ac 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.
ST Math ST Math is a research-based program students use to help learn and develop math skills. This link will take you to the homepage where students and staff can login and access the program.
Standards Aligned System (S.A.S.) 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.
Student Learning Objectives (S.L.O.) Resources This site provides a comprehensive list of resources to help staff members complete their annual S.L.O.(s).
Study Island Login This site will take students and staff to the Study Island login site.
Teacher Certification Search Use this site to find what certifications teachers possess.
Teacher Information Management System (T.I.M.S.) This is the login page for the Teacher Information Management System (T.I.M.S.).
Teachers Pay Teachers Teachers Pay Teachers is the go-to place for educators to find the resources, knowledge, and inspiration they need to teach at their best. They offer more than 2.8 million free and paid resources, created by educators who understand what works in the classroom. Their marketplace is growing every day to meet the evolving needs of the PreK-12 classroom. When educators get the resources and support they need, they're best equipped to inspire our next generation of learners.
Webpage - Edlio Login This site will give you the ability to edit your school/teacher webpage after you successfully login with your username and password.
What Works Clearninghouse The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) reviews the existing research on different programs, products, practices, and policies in education. Their goal is to provide educators with the information they need to make evidence-based decisions. They focus on the results from high-quality research to answer the question “What works in education?”