(Note: this is not related to PowerSchool or NC Wise - this is an online magazine and journal database particularly useful for Graduation Project)
NC WiseOwl (NC Online Windows for Learning) has been providing online subscription resources for N.C. schools since 1999.
It provides access to a collection of online resources for use in research projects and homework assignments.
NC WiseOwl has three major strengths as an educational resource:
- Quality: Information on the Internet at-large is often unreliable and inappropriate for use in the K-12 education field. WiseOwl’s subscription databases provide access to articles from thousands of magazines, from online encyclopedias and reference sources, and from a variety of other sources that are only available to paying customers.
- Economy: By purchasing databases at the state level we are able to achieve an economy-of-scale that saves taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars over the cost of individual school systems purchasing the same resources.
- Safety: The World Wide Web was never intended as a K-12 educational tool. Using WiseOwl for online research places students in a safer, advertising-free environment with age-appropriate information and tools that assist students with the research process.