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http://prezi.com/ - Prezi is a cloud-based presentation software that opens up a new world between whiteboards and slides. The zoomable
canvas makes it fun to explore ideas and the connections
between them. The result: visually captivating presentations that lead your audience down a path of discovery.
http://popplet.com/ - Popplet is a platform allows users to visualize connections between ideas and bits of information by organizing them into a graphic map. Anything from lesson-planning resources to student research can be turned into a Popplet. It becomes a visual idea board that helps users create themes or concepts that can blossom into something new or unique.
http://padlet.com/Padlet is an online bulletin board and be used in myriad ways. For example, Padlet users can pose open-ended questions and elicit multiple student responses—ideal for posing document-based questions using primary sources
Look at this video to learn more - http://education.fcps.org/trt/padlet
https://www.edu.buncee.com/ Buncee is an easy creation and presentation tool. The web-based platform provides you quick and easy tools to personalize your digital creations for education, business, or everyday creations.
EMAZE - online presentation app. The next generation of online presentation software. Select any of the professionally designed free templates to create amazing presentations
ADOBE SPARK - A free product from Adobe useful for making presentations, Book Trailers, Posters, Reports etc.
Common Sense Media - is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.
NetSmartz Workshop - is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. The program is designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement. With resources such as videos, games, activity cards, and presentations, NetSmartz entertains while it educates. http://www.netsmartz.org/Parents
Safe Internet Surfing - was created as a resource for kids and their parents to help them work together as they learn about important safety precautions to take while surfing the 'net. http://www.safesurfingkids.com/index.htm
The INTERNET DETECTIVE - a free online tutorial that will help you develop Internet research skills for your university and college work. The tutorial looks at the critical thinking required when using the Internet for research and offers practical advice on evaluating the quality of web sites. http://www.vtstutorials.ac.uk/detective/index.html
RIF - Reading is Fundamental - their vision is o motivate young children to read by working with them, their parents, and community members to make reading a fun and beneficial part of everyday life. RIF's highest priority is reaching underserved children from birth to age 8.to access to books and discover the joys and value of reading. Their web address is: http://www.rif.org/
WORDS FOR LIFE - a British site for parents to help them learn to communicate with their children and will help them develop good relationships. Good resources available at: http://www.wordsforlife.org.uk/
Look at these brochures about reading aloud to children.
MIGHTY BOOK -is an online publisher that specializes in children's illustrated, animated read-aloud eBooks and Story Songs for ages 2 to 10, plus children's sing-along songs. Click on http://www.mightybook.com/ to learn more.
STORYLINE ON LINE - the Screen Actors Guild Foundation brings you this on-line streaming video program featuring SAG members reading children's books aloud! Each book includes accompanying activities and lesson ideas. Click on http://storylineonline.net/
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PICS4LEARNING - is a copyright-friendly image library for teachers and students. The Pics4Learning collection consists of thousands of images that have been donated by students, teachers, and amateur photographers. Unlike many Internet sites, permission has been granted for teachers and students to use all of the images donated to the Pics4Learning collection. http://www.pics4learning.com/
PHOTOLABORATORY - is the owner and distributor of the largest collection of exclusive stock photo images. All the images can be downloaded and used for personal, educational and other non-commercial purposes free of charge. http://www.photl.com/
SMITHSONIAN'S COLLECTION SEARCH CENTER - Search over 7.4 million records with 568,100 images, video and sound files, electronic journals and other resources from the Smithsonian's museums, archives & libraries. http://collections.si.edu/search/
NYPL DIGITAL GALLERY NYPL Digital Gallery provides free and open access to over 800,000 images digitized from the The New York Public Library's vast collections, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints,photographs and more. http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/
The New York Public Library - THE PICTURE COLLECTION - for those who seek knowledge & inspiration from visual materials, the Picture Collection Online presents more than 30,000 digitized images from books, magazines and newspapers as well as original photographs, prints & postcards, mostly created before 1923.
When citing images follow this advice from Peggy Keeran, Librarian at the University of Denver:
Whether you found an image for a paper or project through Google Images, a library database, or in a book, be sure to cite it properly. By citing your sources you avoid plagiarism and you give credit to the creator of the image, video, or text you are using. Be sure to include at a minimum:
The creator, artist, or photographer
The source (book, journal, database, poster, or website
Looking for sites to help you prepare for the SATs? See the links below.
You many need to register and create an account to use these links, but they are FREE!
http://ineedapencil.com A Service Provided by CK-12 Foundation Lessons by subject and topic, quizzes of random questions or tailored to your needs, full tests, mark questions you need to come back to or get additional help for, track your progress.These resources can be downloaded on devices (IPad to Kindle) and even converted to an online reader or even printed into a PDF.. and more importantly they are free!
http://sat.collegeboard.org This site is run by the College Board who produces the SAT. Practice taking full length tests or practice in specific areas.
http://www.studyguidezone.com Download a free SAT study guide, take practice tests, read up on test taking and writing tips. Resource links are toward the bottom on the left. Links on the top are for purchasing materials.
Financial Buzz – with titles like “Celebrity Calamity,” “Bite Club” & “Farm Blitz”, these personal finance games employ vampires, movie stars & angry rabbits.http://financialentertainment.org/
To help consumers and students of all ages learn the essentials of personal finance, Visa has partnered with leading consumer advocates, educators, and financial institutions to develop the Practical Money Skills program. At the site users can access free educational resources, including personal finance articles, games and lesson plans. Practical Money Skills for Life is educator-developed and educator-approved.Financial Football rollouts and the annual Financial Literacy and Education Summit http://www.practicalmoneyskills.com/
The Northwestern Mutual Foundation, the charitable arm of Northwestern Mutual, partnered with the National Council on Economic Education (NCEE) in the development of THEMINT.ORG. Sections on this site deal with earning, saving, spending, owing, tracking, giving, investing, & safeguarding .http://www.themint.org/
Don't Buy It! Media Smarts - Sales pitches can be devious, so have your students work through this site from PBS to learn how to be a smart consumer. Several games help users hone their buying skills. The emphasis in the Shopping Bag game is on reading labels, especially the fine print and ingredients. What's the difference between designer outfits and those which are more of a bargain? The games are all fun, but also instructive. http://pbskids.org/dontbuyit/buyingsmart/
Resume Writing Tutorial - Everybody needs a resume when job-hunting. Learn which resume formats the experts prefer and how to effectively write summary statements, your employment history and other sections. Browse our sample resumes and use our resume template to write your own. http://www.gcflearnfree.org/resumewriting
PURDUE OWL's resume workshop provides detailed explanations, as well step-by-step processes, for creating an effective resume. The Purdue OWL also maintains resume quick tips resources and a resume PowerPoint slide presentation. Please visit those resources for shorter discussions of the resume. http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/719/1/
My Next Move is an interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options. My Next Move has tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 different careers. Users can find careers through keyword search; by browsing industries that employ different types of workers; or through the O*NET Interest Profiler, a tool that offers personalized career suggestions based on a person's interests and level of work experience.
The California Career Center is your career planning website with tools to help you map your future. CCC is focused on resources for students but also contains resources for counselors, parents, teachers, in short, anyone interested in developing the career self-management skills necessary in today's world of work - /http://www.calcareercenter.org/
California Reality Check - Don't know how much money you will need to earn in the future? Don't know which occupation to choose? No problem! This site brought to you by California Career Resource Network will help http://www.californiarealitycheck.com
CAREERS GPS - The Sacramento Region's online resource for career &
job training exploration. http://careergps.com/
LEARN HOW TO BECOME - http://www.learnhowtobecome.org/
This site began in late 2013, its mission is to help students (or other aspiring professionals) understand what it takes to land their perfect career, from picking the right school all the way to climbing the company ladder. We are passionate about creating a one-stop, comprehensive resource that can guide individuals through each of the steps they need to take to begin, further, or change their career path.