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ZED6 Professional Development 
Zion District 6 Professional Development:
(Google Login Required)

View our recent and past district professional development resources including handouts, presentation, videos, and webinars. 


ISBE- Illinois State Board of Education:

View help resources and links for ELIS and IWAS.



Rubicon Atlas is a web-based curriculum management tool that electronically encompasses the entire process of curriculum design.

SMART Board & Notebook:

SMART Board is an interactive whiteboard that we use in all of our classrooms. SMART Notebook is our collaborative learning software used with our SMART Boards.

 Google Apps for Education

Google for Education | Google Drive & Google Classroom

Google Apps for Education (GAFE) is a free suite of applications such as email, calendar, drive, sites, and others that offer real-time collaboration and sharing.


Google Chrome & Chromebooks:

Google Chrome is a web browser developed by Google that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier. Google Chrome offers features such as web apps, extensions, bookmarks, desktop shortcuts, auto fills, etc.

Apps Extensions

Apple: iPad, iPhone, iPod

iOS is Apple's operating system for handheld multi-touch devices such as iPads (a tablet computer), iPhone (Smartphone), and iPod (portable media player and personal digital assistant).

Copy Machines/Printers:

Printers are machines for printing text and/or pictures onto paper or they scan text and/or pictures and email out to others. 




Within the Boardmaker software, you can create symbol-adapted books, flash cards, schedules, and more for every student specific to their skill set.


Online school edition encyclopedia available to our staff and students. 



Compass Learning 
Compass Learning:

Assesses a student's strengths and needs, and prescribes a personalized learning path complete with rigorous and engaging curriculum. 

 Document Cameras
Document Cameras:

A document camera's main function is to capture the image of an object in real-time and display it to a large audience. 

 Fastt Math
Fast Math:

Teach math fact fluency using adaptive technology that creates an individualized learning progression for every student.

 Fraction Nation
Fraction Nation:

Designed to develop the critical foundations of fraction fluency, conceptual understanding, and procedural knowledge.

Google Earth 
Google Earth:

Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite images, maps, 3D buildings, street views, and even explore outer space.

 Laptop Checkout  
Laptop/Chromebook Checkout:

Laptops are portable computers that you can take with you and use in different environments. Learn how to checkout laptops in your school by view the laptop checkout help document.

 LCD Projectors 
 LCD Projectors:

An LCD projector is a device that projects still images, video, and other data onto a screen or surface. LCD Projectors are in every classroom and are used to project our computers onto our SMART Boards. 

Microsoft Excel 2010:

Excel is Microsoft's spreadsheet application used to organize, format, calculate, and chart data.

Microsoft Outlook 2010 / Email:

Outlook is Microsoft's modern email service that manages email, contacts, and calendars. Outlook is our school's method for email and is used for laptop checkout. 

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010:

PowerPoint is Microsoft's presentation application used to create basic slide shows to complex presentations.

Microsoft Word 2010:

Word is Microsoft's word processing application containing rudimentary desktop publishing capabilities and is the most widely used word processing program.

NWEA Map Testing: (Login Required)

Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) is a measurement of of academic progress (MAP) computerized adaptive assessment use in all of our K-8 schools. 

Internet Safety 
Online (Internet) Safety:

Online safety is the knowledge and act of practicing responsible, appropriate, and safety while browsing online using any electronic device.

 School Phones

VoIP phones Zion District 6 uses for classrooms and district/school offices. 

  User Training  Documents   Videos

PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports):

Positive behavior interventions and supports purpose is to establish a climate in which appropriate behavior is the norm..


PST (Problem Solving Team)


PowerTeacher is a web-based classroom management school information system designed for collecting school information, generating reports, grading, attendance, lunch counts, parent access to student grades, etc. 

 Read & Write Gold  
Read & Write Gold:

Texthelp Read & Write Gold is a reading and writing tool to support students with learning disabilities. It offers user speech feedback, spell checking, and word prediction for practically any computer program. 

Remote Desktop Connection   
Remote Desktop Connection:

Learn how to access your school computer from anywhere using Remote Desktop Connection.


Innovative learning management system (LMS) and social network that makes it easy to share academic content.

 School Wide Information System  
SWIS (School-Wide Information System)

School-Wide Information System (SWIS) is a reliable, confidential, web-based information system to collect, summarize, and use student behavior data for decision making.

Teacher Websites:

Websites are a connected group of pages on the World Wide Web regarded as a single entity devoted to a single topic or several closely related topics. Our teacher websites are hosted by Sharp School and have secondary pages such as blogs, document libraries, hyperlink libraries, contact pages, and calendars for teacher use. 


Twitter is an online social networking and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read text based messages of up to 140 characters.


 Type To Learn
Type to Learn 4:

Type to Learn 4 has more than 100 typing lessons, 5 engaging skill-targeted typing games with each lesson, and 7 formative, and summative keyboarding assessments.


Wi-FI is wireless networking technology that uses radio waves to provide wireless high-speed internet. View how to access zion public wi-fi

 Web 2.0 Web 2.0, Online, & SSO Resources

Web 2.0 is a second generation of services available on the web that let's people collaborate and share information interactively.


 Windows 7
Windows 7:

Windows 7 is the operating system we use for all computers (pc's) at Zion District 6. 

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