Logan High School
High School
1500 Ranger Dr | La Crosse, Wisconsin 54603 | 608-789-7700 | FAX: 608 789 7711

Student Services

Lindsay Knoble

Student Services Director

School Counselor (last names A – G)

608 789 3305


Set up an appointment with Mrs. Knoble


Dariyan Adams

School Counselor (last names I-R)

608 789 3335


Set up an appointment with Ms. Adams


Beth Hoff

Admin. Assistant

608 789 3206


Marty Eichenberg

School Counselor (last names H & S-Z)

608 789 3304


Set up an appointment with Mrs. Eichenberg



Ken Ortery

School Psychologist

608 789 3329



Ashley Jourdan

School Social Worker

608 789 3339


Set up an appointment with Ms. Jourdan


Heather Harney

Admin. Assistant

608 789 3205


Hello Logan Rangers!

My name is Dariyan Adams, and I am the new school counselor at Logan High School! I grew up in La Crosse WI and graduated from Logan High! I am thrilled to start this new year alongside all of you and can’t wait to see all the exciting things you bring to the table! Before starting at Logan, I graduated from Minnesota State – Mankato with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in both Family Consumer Science and Family Life and Child Development. I am currently completing my master’s degree at Winona State University in School Counseling while also pursuing a dual master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. In my spare time, I love traveling, hiking, spending time with my family, and exploring the outdoors with my dog, Porter. I am very excited to start this new year with all of you and can’t wait to see all the exciting things you accomplish!

One piece of advice that I have for students is to believe in yourself and your abilities. It’s important to understand that success is often a journey of ups and downs, but trust in your ability to overcome challenges. Remember that mistakes are a part of learning and that they offer opportunities for growth. As Winston Churchill once said, “success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

As a Logan High alumnus, I am looking forward to establishing relationships with students and assisting each of you in discovering your interests, strengths, and passions – just as my school counselors once did for me.

I can’t wait to see what exciting things you all accomplish this year. If you have any questions or anything I can assist you with, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Dariyan Adams

Websites for Teachers

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All Subject Areas

Easelly    https://www.easel.ly/

Great site for students to create timelines, resumes (there are templates), and concept maps/flowcharts.

Socrative         http://socrative.com/

Student response system.  Use to check for understanding.  Graphs answers and is private.  Also good to use to get to know students.

Penio   http://www.pen.io/

Easy-peasy blogging!

Instructables   http://www.instructables.com/

Site gives instructions on how to do just about anything; but for educators the best thing about this site is that it is a place for students to post

instructions they have written (think:  recipes, sewing, fixing technology problems, etc.) to get feedback (writing for an audience).

Visme   https://www.visme.co/

Create infographics!

ToonyTool       http://www.toonytool.com/

Design cartoons to share—can use your own photos for backgrounds.

Lino     http://en.linoit.com/

A personal organizational tool.  Or use it for online collaboration—complete with sticky notes and photos.

PrintFriendly        http://www.printfriendly.com/

Quickly convert any web page to pdf so that it’s easier to print—or so that it is accessible for students without wifi access outside of school.

Simple K12      http://www.simplek12.com/

Online professional development.

EduPlace Graphic Organizers             http://www.eduplace.com/graphicorganizer/

and Holt Graphic Organizers              http://my.hrw.com/nsmedia/intgos/html/igo.htm

A graphic organizer for just about every type of text and genre.

Success Certificates    http://www.successcertificates.com/

For sports, activities, and academics.  After selecting a broad category from the menu, search for a specific sport, subject area or activity.  These

templates can be edited in Word.

Titanpad          https://titanpad.com/

and Today’s Meet      https://todaysmeet.com/

Free backchannel sites.  Great for entire class brainstorming and also a place for shy students to post questions during direct instruction.

ComicMaster              http://www.comicmaster.org.uk/

Write and illustrate your own graphic novel.  Could be used as an alternative to a report or as another way for students to show what they’ve

learned.  Also could be an entertaining way to give step-by-step visual instructions.

TeenTribune    http://www.tweentribune.com/category/teen/

High school.  Similar to NewsELA in that each article has 4 different Lexile levels from which to choose.  (750-1240 Lexile range)

NEWSELA        https://newsela.com/

Each article has different Lexile levels.  Contains nonfiction as well as current events articles.

VocabAhead                http://www.vocabahead.com/

Videos to illustrate the definition of a word.  Best to access by clicking on “Word List” in the middle of the start page.  Then click on the ABC index

to find a particular word because not all words have videos.

Kids Zone Graphs        http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/default.aspx

Don’t let the name make you think that this graphing site is just for elementary and middle school kids. It’s great to use when the original data does

not dwell in a spreadsheet.  Makes professional-looking bar, line, area, pie, and xy graphs.

Padlet              https://padlet.com/

A do-it-yourself Pinterest site that allows way more design freedom than your Pinterest page and allows for online collaboration.

Text to Speech                        http://www.fromtexttospeech.com/

Type or copy-and-paste in  text and this site converts it to a downloadable mp3 file which can then be posted in Google Classroom, Schoology, or

any application that takes audio files.  Good to use to help make lessons inclusive.

Library of Congress Teacher Page      http://www.loc.gov/teachers/

Curriculum, collections, lessons plans!  Can search by topic, CCSS, or organization.

Tricider            http://www.tricider.com/

Type in a question.  Share the link to the question with your class so they can answer it.  (Or have students use the QR code app located in Self

Service to scan a QR code that you create to get to the question website.)

Quizlet            https://quizlet.com/

Make online flashcards.

PDFescape      https://www.pdfescape.com/

An alternative to editing pdf documents.  Drag and drop a pdf document into the site.  Then use the tools in the upper right corner to

edit/add/delete text from the pdf document.  When you’re done, go to Print.  But instead of printing, save the document to your computer in pdf


Vocaroo           http://vocaroo.com/

Voice recording.

Scoopt.it          http://scoopt.it/

Another option for students to collection the web materials, audios, videos, etc., that they find as they are doing research.  Also a more visual way

for teachers to share syllabi or other class materials.

Bagtheweb     http://www.bagtheweb.com/

You can create your own bag.  Or you can search for someone else’s bag to save yourself some work. Could see this being used as a way to reflect

on reading.  For example, after reading To Kill a Mockingbird, students could be asked to create a Bag of today’s news stories that would most

surprise/shock/please Scout.

Poll Everywhere          https://www.polleverywhere.com/

Live/real time polling.  Good for whole class participation.  Can be used with cell phones.

Weebly            https://education.weebly.com/

Easy drag-and-drop web page creator.

Pearltrees       http://www.pearltrees.com/education

Organize all the web information that is important for your classes in one place.


Social Studies


Voyages:  The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database   http://slavevoyages.org/

     Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Harvard’s W. E. B. Du Bois Institute and Emory University.  Includes lesson plans.


Circle of Stories        http://www.pbs.org/circleofstories/

     Animated presentations of 4 Native American stories.  Includes lesson plans.


From the Andes to the Arctic        http://www.folkways.si.edu/andes-arctic-explore-american-indian-heritage/world/music/article/smithsonian

     Music and dance of different Native American cultures.


Images of Native Americans     http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/Exhibits/nativeamericans/portrayals.html

     Great tool for discussing cultural stereotyping.


National Museum of the American Indian       http://www.nmai.si.edu/

     The online exhibits change periodically.  Currently, the online exhibit is “Nation to Nation:  Treaties Between the U. S. and Native American Nations” which includes digital images of the original treaties.  Site also includes useful information about Native Americans and that information does not change.


EarthCam       http://www.earthcam.com/

     Live webcams from all over the world.  Excellent resolution.  Sections on our national parks and also “Best of 2016” section.


Drop Me Off in Harlem     http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/interactives/harlem/

      Explores the Harlem Renaissance with a focus on theme.  Also includes biographies on the major players as well as an interactive map of Harlem that draws connections between the people of the Harlem Renaissance.


A Guide to Harlem Renaissance Materials     https://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/harlem/harlem.html

     From the Library of Congress.  Includes audio interviews, music, and photographs.  All primary sources.


Harlem, 1900-1940:  An African American Community        http://exhibitions.nypl.org/harlem/

     The main menu is in the upper right corner. Site views the Renaissance through the lens of the neighborhood.


Star-Spangled Banner     http://amhistory.si.edu/starspangledbanner/the-lyrics.aspx

      Everything you need to know about Francis Scott Key and our national anthem.  Digital image of his original lyrics and the words to the “entire” Star-Spangled Banner–had no idea the song had that many verses.  From the Smithsonian.


About.com Geography:  Line Maps    http://geography.about.com/od/blankmaps/

Name of website says it all.

National Geographic Expeditions       http://nationalgeographic.org/education/?xpop=1&ar_a=1

Includes printable and interactive maps and timely lesson plans.

Earth Album                http://www.earthalbum.com/

Click on the map and pictures from and of that country appear.  Zoom in to click on more specific locations.  Pictures change about once every two

weeks.  Good to help students visualize a particular geographic characteristic or to help them gain background knowledge on a particular setting.

iCivics              https://www.icivics.org/

Teachers can set up classes and assign the lessons (included in the site) or assign the games.  Or, the games can be played with whole class

participation.  (I got hooked on the “Win the Presidency” game.)

Reading like a Historian         http://sheg.stanford.edu/rlh

American history.  Integrates primary source documents whenever possible.

World History Matters            http://worldhistorymatters.org/

Searchable world history portal.  2009 Merlot winner for Exemplary Online Teaching Resource.

            Primary Sources

Life Magazine Photos             http://images.google.com/hosted/life

Avalon Project             http://avalon.law.yale.edu/

DocsTeach       https://www.docsteach.org/documents

Valley of the Shadow (Civil War)       http://valley.lib.virginia.edu/VoS/lettersp1.html



Waves:  An Interactive Tutorial          http://pages.iu.edu/~kforinas/WJS/SineJS.html

Complete with simulations.

Understanding Evolution                    http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/home.php

Includes current evolution science news.

PhET Simulations        https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulations/category/new

Science and math.  Most are downloadable.

Earth Explorations Toolbox     http://serc.carleton.edu/eet/chapters.html

Each chapter provides teachers and/or students with direct practice for using scientific tools to analyze Earth science data. Students should begin

on the Case Study page.

Periodic Table of Elements    http://www.periodicvideos.com/

A short video that explains each of the elements plus current events that involve the elements.

Big History Project      https://school.bighistoryproject.com/bhplive

Complete world history education site—plans, activities, curriculum—from the big bang to the future.  Requires registration.

Cells Alive!      http://www.cellsalive.com/

Cells, microbes, and the immune system.

Jefferson Lab              http://education.jlab.org/index.html

Education site from the Department of Energy; atoms

Numberphile               https://www.youtube.com/user/numberphile

Brady Haran loves math and numbers!  He produces these videos to help viewers better visualize math concepts and numbers.

Understanding Science  http://undsci.berkeley.edu/

Created by UC Berkeley, the content on the site is also available for download through iTunes.

NCTM Illuminations    http://illuminations.nctm.org/Search.aspx?view=search&type=ls&gr=9-12

At the top, run cursor over “Lessons” to select grade level.

Math Planet    http://www.mathplanet.com/

Explanations, sample problems, and videos for all high school math subjects.  Includes sample SAT and ACT problems.

Math Playground        http://www.mathplayground.com/

Games to reinforce basic skills. Good for students who are performing below 9th grade level.  Common Core aligned.


NOAA for Educators       http://www.noaa.gov/education/for-educators

Lessons and resources for weather, climate, oceans and coasts, fisheries, satellites, research, marine and aviation, charting, and sanctuaries.


Sparticl      http://www.sparticl.org/

Touted as “the best science on the web.”


Ocean World          http://ocean.tamu.edu/academics/camps-and-outreach/ocean-world/index.html

        Hosted by Texas A&M U.  Major topics are broken down in to subtopics.  Resources section includes a glossary and more links to ocean sites.

Language Arts

Storybird         https://storybird.com/

Pictures as writing prompts for poetry, long/short form pieces.  Then the picture is used in the piece. Story or poem can then be digitally

published.  Would be good for free writing or just for students who love to write but don’t have artistic talent.

Lexipedia         http://lexipedia.com/

Key in a word and Lexipedia will produce all the word’s parts of speech and a diagram showing relationships between the word and the parts of


RhymeZone                 http://www.rhymezone.com/

Finds rhymes, near rhymes, lyrics and poems, homophones and more for words and phrases that you key into the search field.

The Web English Teacher       http://www.varsitytutors.com/englishteacher/index.html

Tons of resources for writing, reading, and literature.

BibMe             http://www.bibme.org/

Includes MLA8.

Encyclopedia Mythica       http://www.pantheon.org/

All myths for all cultures.


Mythology Teacher         http://mythologyteacher.com/

Ideas for teaching mythology creatively.  Also included Arthurian information and teaching ideas.


Favorite Poem Project        http://www.favoritepoem.org/

     Videos of regular people (mostly teens and adults) explaining why they like a particular poem before reading the poem.  Project was developed by Robert Pinsky, the 39th Poet Laureate of the United States.

Poetry 180    https://www.loc.gov/poetry/180/

        Created  by former Poet Laureate Billy Collins.  Promotes the idea of one poem per day for high school students.  Has list of 180 poems from which to choose.


Victorian Illustrated Shakespeare Archive     https://shakespeareillustration.org/

        Free and downloadable illustrations depicting almost all of Shakespeare’s works.




Adobe Spark  https://spark.adobe.com/

Web-based graphics and video creator

Screencast-o-matic       http://screencast-o-matic.com/home

Screen recordings that are saved in the cloud; accessible via a website.

How to use EdPuzzle on youtube       http://joyslibrarylandadventures.blogspot.com/2016/10/no-fear-tech-tools.html?m=1

Just in case that perfect video you found is way too long!

JohnLocker      http://johnlocker.com/  and SnagFilms     http://www.snagfilms.com/

Both sites contain documentaries.  JohnLocker is arranged by subject.  Some are very short and some are feature length.  SnagFilms also contains

television shows.

Educreations   https://www.educreations.com/

Make your own instructional video. Or have students make one instead of a poster, for example, for a class project.  Records audio as well as

visual.  Use the writing tool to draw as you record.  Or import an image and draw on it while you explain.  As a teacher, you can also set up classes.

Khan Academy            https://www.khanacademy.org/

THE instructional/educational video site.  If you want to learn something, chances are that there’s a video here that can teach you.

TEDTalks         https://www.ted.com/talks

Great source for professional development and just plain inspiration!

KidsVid                        http://kidsvid.4teachers.org/scripting.shtml

Great site to teach students the basics about video production including scripting, knowing how to all the settings on a camera, how to get a great

shot/sequence, camera moves, lighting, audio, and editing.

SafeShare       https://safeshare.tv/

Get rid of the ads on youtube and vimeo videos.  (Use the URL in the browser in youtube, NOT the share URL.)

IgniteMotion               https://edshelf.com/tool/ignitemotion/

Background video downloads to be used in video production (particularly using green screens)

American Archive of Public Broadcasting         http://americanarchive.org/catalog?q=&utf8=%E2%9C%93&f%5Baccess_types%5D%5B%5D=online

        Search by name, event, state, era.  Audio and video files.  They take a minute to load so be patient.

Images         (Note:  “Free” images still require a citation.)

Arkive              http://www.arkive.org/

An alternative to Google Images.  This site also gives some explanation of the photos.  Site also includes curriculum materials.

Free Clipart http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/

B&W images.

University of Victoria (Canada)  Teaching Clipart     http://hcmc.uvic.ca/clipart/

Free images that can be used by anyone but are aimed at those teaching foreign languages.

Roxio Photoshow        http://www.photoshow.com/home/start

Upload photos and the sites create a video for you that can be shared.  Could be used by students to show what they learned.

Behold!           http://behold.cc/

Searches for images that are free to use, modify, or both.

Compfight       http://compfight.com/

Uses flickr to look for Creative Commons images.

Pixlr     https://pixlr.com/

Online photo editing tool.

Big Huge Lab   http://bighugelabs.com/

All sorts of things that you can do with photos!  Some of these require payment.  And you do have to create an account even if a particular type of

creation is free.

Victorian Illustrated Shakespeare Archive     https://shakespeareillustration.org/

        Free and downloadable illustrations depicting almost all of Shakespeare’s works.


Activities for ESL         http://a4esl.org/

Practice activities for all age and ability levels.

Talk English     http://www.talkenglish.com/

Audio of common American English phrases and idioms.

Digital Dialects           http://digitaldialects.com/

Interactive games for language learners.

The Web English Teacher       http://www.varsitytutors.com/englishteacher/esl

Many, many resources and links to even more.



Engineering Go For It             http://www.egfi-k12.org/

From the American Society for Engineering Education.  Lesson plans and activities.

Discover Engineering  http://www.discovere.org/

Career information and activities.

Career Cornerstone Center     http://www.careercornerstone.org/

Information on STEM careers.  Has sections for students, teachers, and counselors.

Transportation Futuristics      http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/news_events/futuristics/index.html

        Ideas by visionaries who have tried to predict the next big thing in transportation.  Includes hovercars and “intelligent transportation.”

Visual/Performing Arts

Ricci Adams’ Music Theory    http://www.musictheory.net/

Lessons arranged by topic.  Special section of Exercises and also special music tools such as a matrix, Calculator and staff paper generator.

Incomptech     https://incompetech.com/music/

Royalty-free music.

Kleki    http://kleki.com/

Online drawing.  Very simple—don’t need to create an account to use it.

Goodbye-Art Academy           http://gbaacademy.com/classes

Drawing lessons, art history, artist biographies, videos of artists creating their works.

Sketchpad       https://galactic.ink/sketchpad/

Another online drawing site.  No account necessary.  Incorporates fonts.

Google Arts and Culture         https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/beta/

Daily arts news.  Or search a topic.

From the Andes to the Arctic        http://www.folkways.si.edu/andes-arctic-explore-american-indian-heritage/world/music/article/smithsonian

     Music and dance of different Native American cultures.


Drop Me Off in Harlem     http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/interactives/harlem/

      Explores the Harlem Renaissance with a focus on theme.  Also includes biographies on the major players as well as an interactive map of Harlem that draws connections between the people of the Harlem Renaissance.


A Guide to Harlem Renaissance Materials     https://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/harlem/harlem.html

     From the Library of Congress.  Includes audio interviews, music, and photographs.  All primary sources.

Business Ed. and FACS

Family and Consumer Science Resources    http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=1197402#anchor

Every conceivable FACS class has resources listed here.

Fool Proof:  Financial Literacy                        http://www.foolproofteacher.com/

Highly reviewed personal finance site.




Awesome Library        http://www.awesomelibrary.org/

Catalogs 37,000 of the very best websites on the Internet.  Has been on the web for a LONG time. Great resource that is organized by subject or you

can search.

Instagrok         http://www.instagrok.com/

Search a topic.  A concept map appears along with an explanation of the sites found with links to that information.  Although this could be used for

Internet research instead of Google, Instagrok would also be a good place for students to develop an outline or to develop a list of subtopics.  Could

be a good tool to help students narrow a topic as well.

Memidex         http://www.memidex.com/

An online dictionary, thesaurus, audio pronunciation, etymology, and links to LOTS of sources of the definition of the word.

British Library             http://www.bl.uk/

Hundreds of thousands digitized documents, manuscripts, sounds, pictures.  Go to Collections menu and then select from the Digitized Collection.

Bartlett’s         http://www.bartleby.com/100/



Physical Education/Health

Go Ask Alice    http://www.goaskalice.columbia.edu/

Students can ask or find the answers for any question that might have about health.

Science of Sport          http://www.exploratorium.edu/sports/

The physiology and physics of a variety of sports.

PE Central       http://www.pecentral.org/

Lesson plans which include plans for adaptive PE.

BAM:  Body and Mind             http://www.cdc.gov/bam/

From the Centers for Disease Control.

Health Hut:  How Healthy is Your City?      http://onlinemha.com/2010/how-healthy-is-your-city-state-or-country-40-web-apps-infographics-to-find-out/

Infographics galore!

Human Body Facts      http://www.human-body-facts.com/

Also includes downloadable pictures.

Teachnology Health Education           http://www.teach-nology.com/teachers/lesson_plans/health/912/

Lesson plans.

CDC’s Site on Autism     https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/index.html

Screening and diagnosis, data and statistics, free materials, and more links.

Asthma and COPD         http://www.aaaai.org/

This website won the Health-Impact Award.


National Institute of Health’s Mental Illness       https://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml

Well-organized by name of disease.


American Diabetes Association Teen Page     http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/parents-and-kids/teens/


American Heart Association in the Gym     http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Educator/FortheGym2/For-the-Gym_UCM_001117_SubHomePage.jsp

     Designed for physical education teachers.


National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stoke       https://www.ninds.nih.gov/

     Includes clinical trials and latest research on dementia and Alzheimer’s.


About Face     http://www.about-face.org/

     Helps girls and women resist the harmful media messages that affect their body images.


Adios Barbie     http://www.adiosbarbie.com/

      Helps teens view their bodies while embracing their genetics and ethnicity.


Body Image from the BBC      http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/static/find_out/specials/body_image/html/default.stm

        Teens are the “experts” on this page and share their own thoughts around body image and other health issues.

Girl Zone    http://www.girlzone.com/

       Physical and emotional health.  Webzine layout with quizzes and interactives.  


All Things Google (Links are listed; all are available via the Chrome Web Store)

Classroom + Doctopus + Goobric       https://youtu.be/ttRU64ore8g

If you are a Google Classroom user, you’ll need to watch this how-to video that will make document organization so much easier!  (The video is only

9 minutes.)

Flubaroo     http://www.flubaroo.com/

If you use Google Classroom or Sheets, I hope you’ve discovered Flubaroo which allows you to quickly   grade assignments, send results to students,

and analyze student performance.  (Can be activated from Add-ons menu in Sheets)

Geogebra Graphing Calculator           https://www.geogebra.org/

Graphs functions, algebra, calc, stats, and 3D math.

Kaizena           https://kaizena.com/

Give students voice feedback on their Google documents.

Select and Speak—Text to Speech     (Available in Chrome Web Store)

Select the text, paste, and the text will be spoken.

Photos Share Avatar Creator http://photos-share.com/

Make your own mini-me!

Cartoon Yourself  (Available in Chrome Web Store)

Turn a photo of yourself into a cartoon.