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Help Desk

Welcome to the 24:7 Library Learning Commons. Indexed here you will find web based resources to help you with both the content you are studying and creative production of evidence of your learning.

Remember, for in-person tech and learning support, visit the live help desk in the LLC, meet with Ms. Lyons or Ms. Whiting, your library media specialists, and work in the Innovation and Design Lab.

Data Privacy and App Approval

Use this form to submit an app or digital tool for digital privacy scrutiny and approval.

This sheet lists submitted apps and their digital privacy status.

gSuite Help

Tutorials by Google for each of the gSuite for Education Apps: Drive, Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms and more.

More Tips & Tricks from Google.

Experts with helpful blogs you can follow:

Tutorials for Teachers

Accessing Library Resources:

Powerteacher

From the Peer Coaches:

Tutorials for Students

Turnitin: joining a teacher's class and uploading a paper

NoodleTools: Directions in a Doc; Video Tutorial Playlist

Destiny: searching with the new interface

Overdrive FAQs

Online Multimedia Tools

Audio

  • Audiboo (Mac)
  • Audacity
  • Wavosaur (PC)
  • Wavosaur (Mac)
  • WavePad (Mac)
  • Vocaroo (voice recording)
  • Bandlab
  • Soundation Studio
  • Beautiful Audio Editor
  • LoopLabs: Music Mixer

Video & Animated Slideshow

  • WeVideo
  • Moovly
  • PowToon
  • Toontastic
  • GoAnimate
  • Magisto
  • Animoto
  • My Simple Slideshow

Image Editing

  • Pixlr and PixlrExpress
  • Pic Monkey
  • Be Funky
  • Fotor

Magazine & Poster

  • Canva
  • Piktochart
  • Infogram
  • Easelly
  • Silk
  • Pulp-O-Mizer
  • LucidPress
  • Google Suite: Slides, Draw

Citation Tools:

  • OWL Purdue
  • Modern Language Association (MLA)
  • APA Style
  • Chicago Manual of Style

Content Resources

Be sure to visit the LLC Instruction Portal, The ESSENTIALS, for collections of resources for the inquiry projects assigned in your classes.

Social Studies

World Language

Visual & Musical Arts

Productivity Tools

Pomodoro Method: work for 25 uninterrupted minutes, take a five minute break (8:28)

Getting Things Done: Your brain is for having ideas, not holding them. (8:21) Don’t waste brainpower trying to remember all you need to do (that is terribly inefficient use of your brain); instead: write it down, prioritize, check things off as they are completed -- Google Keep is great for this!

Password Help

Network/iPrism login

Username: gradyearlastnamefirstinitial (ex: 20lyonsb); For help, see Mrs. Chann

Google apps

gradyearlastnamefirstinitial@wiltonps.org (ex: 20lyonsb@wiltonps.org); For help, see Mrs. Chann

PowerSchool

For help, see Mrs. Chann

Destiny

SSO (single sign-on) with wiltonps Google account; For help, see Mrs. Chann

Naviance (Guidance data)

For help, see Mrs. Chann, Mrs. Collins, School Counselors

Overdrive (eBooks)

“Library Card Number” is actually your network login (ex: 20lyonsb); Your “Pin Number” is your student ID number; (staff “Pin number” is the last 4 digits of home phone); For help, see Mrs. Chann, Ms. Lyons, Ms. Whiting

Noodletools (Citation Tool)

Use Googleapps login to access app; you can “link” a previous account to this login- you will be prompted to do so; For help, see Mrs. Chann, Ms. Lyons, Ms. Whiting

Turnitin (Plagiarism check)

Create your own account and sign in with your teacher’s class credentials; For help, see Mrs. Chann, Ms. Lyons, Ms. Whiting

Research Database

Password Hint; For help see Ms. Lyons or Ms. Whiting

On Creating Strong Passwords

Passwords must be changed at least every 90 days

Passwords must be at least 9 characters long

Passwords must contain three of the four categories:

  1. Lowercase letters
  2. Uppercase letters
  3. Numbers
  4. Special characters ` ~ ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) _ - + = { } [ ] \ | : ; " ' < > , . ? /

Passwords may not contain student’s first name, last name, or former passwords.


Citing Sources

MLA 8 help from OWL (Purdue University)

Noodletools®

Citation Machine

Easybib

Parenthetical vs. footnotes:

MLA format calls for in-text, or parenthetical citations. This includes a brief citation within the body of the text that indicates the source of the information being used, and clearly refers to the full citation in a Works Cited list. i.e.: (Smith 81). See a simple explanation with examples on Purdue’s OWL Writing Lab site.

If your teacher requires footnotes, you may find an explanation with examples on the Purdue’s OWL Writing Lab site.