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St. Peter's Prep Libguide: Faculty Resources

Faculty Resources

Welcome to our faculty resources page. On here you will find the following:
1. NoodleTools platform
2. Faculty research help form
3. Access to Swank: to request to show movies in your classes. 
4. Classroom Video on Demand: to show educational videos to your classes.
5. Access to Sora: to check out magazines and books.
6. Access to New York Times, The Athletic, and New York Times Games 



Our premiere streaming service! Search their catalog of feature films and TV episodes--you'll see plenty of new releases as well as classic educational films. 

Click on a title and you'll notice some have a "watch" button--those films are available anytime, on-demand. Others have a "request" button--click and you will be prompted to send SWANK a short explanation of the educational purpose for showing the movie. Once approved, most "requested" films are available within 1-2 business days. Share the film with your students or add a link to Canvas using the "share" button below the video player.

Classroom Video on Demand

Classroom Video On Demand has a huge library of documentaries, feature films, and education videos across curriculum! Their library of PBS shows, HBO Documentaries and world cinema is excellent.  Share with students or embed videos in Canvas using the "share" button below the video of your choice. Unlike SWANK, all videos indexed in this database are available on demand.

NoodeTools for Faculty

Welcome to NoodleTools

Use this resource to monitor the progress of your students' research project citations and annotations. Click on the image and then the Google Icon to sign in with your Saint Peter's Prep Credentials. 

NoodleTools Inboxes

Teachers you can create an inbox that will allow you to:

1. Automatically receive your students' project folders and digital annotations. 

2. Provide students with information about the project on NoodleTools through URL links. 


NoodleTools Overview

Students can:

1. Import citations directly from EBSCO Discovery and other library databases.

2. Build citations from other places such as primary sources, Google, and YouTube. 

3. Create digital notecards to keep track of direct quotes, paraphrasing, and their own thoughts and ideas. 

4. Create an outline from their digital notecards. 

NoodleTools Notecards

1.  understand and differentiate between a direct quote and a paraphrase or summary.

2. create their own ideas and questions regarding the information and thoughts of source and its author. 

3. Connect and organize their quotes, paraphrases, and thoughts to each source they are using. 


Sora Magazines!

Borrow and read ebooks, audiobooks, and digital magazines through the Sora App. Click on the image to access Sora on your computer or download the Sora App onto your phone. If this is your first time signing in follow these steps to log into Sora and access books:

1. Select find my school-Saint Peter's Prep.

2. Sign in with your SPPREP Gmail Credentials

3. Search and borrow books! 

4. Click to change font and settings, including sending all borrowed books to your Amazon Kindle. 

Newspaper Subscription

A Subscription to the New York Times is available to anyone in the Prep Community. Please encourage your students to use this resources for classwork and for staying informed! 

New York Times: click this link to create an account. If you or your students have trouble logging in, try clicking this link again--sometimes accounts expire after a year or two. Feel free to use your account on any and all devices--there's no limit. Our subscription also includes the NYT archive, TimesMachine.