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KEYBOARDING

typewriter.jpeg NEED TO IMPROVE YOUR TYPING SKILLS? Check out any of these web sites:

http://www.sense-lang.org/typing/ -  Free online touch typing programs.

http://www.powertyping.com/ -  Free typing tutor online.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/ - From the British Broadcasting Company - Dance Mat Typing - an introduction to touch typing with a very British accent!

www.nimblefingers.com - A free online typing program
 
http://www.nitrotype.com/ - Improve your typing skills while competing in fast-paced races with typers from around the world. Compete against your friends earn new cars, track your scores and more - FREE online program.
 

http://www.typingclub.com/? This online program will assist you with learning and improving your typing speed! Practice each lesson over and over to at least get all three stars. It really doesn't take much to learn, a few minutes a day for one to two week and you will be a pro!

http://www.sense-lang.org/typing/games/typingchef.php  TYPING CHEF - A typing game based on culinary vocabulary - give it a try!

http://www.freetypinggame.net/  is the premiere site to play free typing games, lessons and tests. No downloads, installations or registration required.

http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/keyboarding_games.html From Kids.com 21 different typing practice games to choose from.

GRAPHIC NOVEL - LIBRARIES IN THE DIGITAL AGE

Here's a graphic novelLibinDigitalWorld9_n.jpg by a Green County Public Library about the importance of libraries in the digital age:The year is 2054, and an asteroid is heading straight toward the library. Two scientists in a nearby lab are the only ones who know. The scientists part ways—one in an effort to change a destiny written in the cosmos, the other to notify the top government officials. Is the library worth saving? Do libraries deserve to meet the same fate as the dinosaurs? Click here to read more: 
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151557393244802.1073741827.13333514801&type=1

 

The links below will take you to 3 other graphic novels to read online:

 

A Call to Duty 

On Basilisk Station

On Basilisk Station #2

Comics - Make them on line

CHESS

chess.jpg  We have chess sets available in the library. If you need to learn how to play CHESS these web sites will help:

HOW TO PLAY CHESS

RULES of CHESS EXPLAINED

CHESS KIDS

Budgeting Bonanza

ROSEN'S Financial Data Base: (available until Dec. 30th)
http://financialliteracy.rosendigital.com/
Username:   foothillteen2    Password: foothillteen2

FINANCIAL SOCCER GAME:
http://www.financialsoccer.com/play/play.php
Financial Soccer is a fast-paced, multiple-choice question game,
that tests players' knowledge of financial management skills.

MORE SAVINGS MORE POWER:
http://library.thinkquest.org/J0110262/saving/default.htm?tqskip1=1
How do kids earn their money and what are their spending habits?
What do you earn? How much do you spend?
This site helps kids think about different ways kids think about their money.

MONEY AS YOU GROW
http://moneyasyougrow.org/
20 things kids need to know to live financially smart lives.

MONEY STUFF - Get it! Spend it! Keep It!
http://www.sptimes.com/News/webspecials/moneystuff/index.shtml
From the St. Petersburg Times, 35 chapters all about money, budgets,
stocks, savings etc.

U.S.Securities & Exchange Commission's Money Quiz
Test your $$$Smarts
http://www.sec.gov/investor/tools/quiz.htm

IN THE MIX - FINANCIAL LITERACY ON THE MONEY
This program takes an in-depth look at what teens need to know about money.
Experts give tips on opening a checking and savings account and avoiding credit
card debt...a growing problem. An economics teacher gives clear explanations
of terms such as supply and demand, inflation, interest rates etc.
http://www.pbs.org/inthemix/shows/show_money.html

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      FISCAL CLIFF LINKS:

The Simpsons &  Sarah Michael
  & Chris Paine 
from
News.com AUSTRALIA'
explains the FISCAL CLIFF:
http://tinyurl.com/b4njoft

From The Daily Nebraskan
  http://tinyurl.com/byadrla

Philly.com's explains
The Fiscal Cliff
http://tinyurl.com/a8xjf72