The following resources are interesting links that our students have found useful or fun.
- North Carolina Employment Security Commission/JobLink: www.ncesc.com
- College Foundation of North Carolina: www.cfnc.org
- Planetarium: http://neave.com/planetarium/app/
- Learn 4 Good: High school entrepreneurial games -- http://www.learn4good.com/games/for-high-school-students.htm
- My World/The Open University: What does your world and the things that are important to you say about your learning style, your career interest, and your personality? http://www.open.ac.uk/choose/inspiringlearning/myworld/?LKCAMP=onl04m&MEDIA=onl04md_lkcampaign71
- National Geographic: www.nationalgeographic.com/
- Test-taking tips for teens: www.testtakingtips.com
- Doesn’t today feel
like a long day? Sometimes, 24 hours can actually feel like 1,440 minutes, or
if it’s a really long day, you notice every one of the 8,640 seconds!
The Tejji “Age Calculator” tool allows you
to input your birthday, down to the
exact calendar date, and automatically computes age as of today. Additionally, it calculates your age on any other date
different from today, simply by selecting a different date for the second
Age is computed in years, months, weeks, days,
hours, minutes, and seconds. How old will you be on January 1, 2020? Download
the Age Calculator by
- School Turnaround Learning Community: www.schoolturnaroundsupport.org
- “Duolingo” teaches users basic words in one of four languages: Spanish, French,
German, or Portuguese. It only takes an e-mail, Twitter, or Facebook account
create an account, and learning begins instantly! Go to www.duolingo.com for info.
- “NIH News in Health,” the monthly newsletter from the National
Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
For details, see http://newsinhealth.nih.gov/home.
Today’s idea is for
the witty student (or teacher!) who wants to promote an idea through comics.
Bitstrips for Schools is a free comic strip creator that allows users to design
their own characters, or customize from dozens of characters available.
Students in Ms. Worley’s Special Topics Science classes used Bitstrips to make
an educational comic to discourage teens from using PCP. Try a 30-day trial for
free at http://www.bitstripsforschools.com
- Dictionary.com hosts a plethora of resources, including several versions of definitions
for words of interest, a thesaurus, word games, a translator, and more. Check
it out at www.dictionary.com.