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Timeline Generator http://www.teach-nology.com/web_tools/materials/timeline/ 

 

Voki http://www.voki.com/ This site lets you create an avatar, add voice to it and publish it to websites, blogs and social network sites.

 

Hubble Telescope

 

CSI: the Experience

Virtual Exhibit: http://www.csitheexperience.org/about_preview.html

Web Adventures http://forensics.rice.edu/

 

Citing Work Links

 

EasyBib http://www.easybib.com 

 

 

Spreadsheets, Tables and Charts

 

Spreadsheet Activities: Matching, Flashcards, Concentration, & a Word Search on spreadsheet terms

http://www.quia.com/jg/827109.html

 

Spreadsheet Terms Hangman Variations

http://www.quia.com/hm/234880.html

 

Spreadsheet Terms Columns Activity Match terms in both columns. http://www.quia.com/cm/103284.html

 

Spreadsheet Practice Quiz
http://www.quia.com/quiz/749721.html

 

Create a Graph

http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/Graphing/ 
Don't have a spreadsheet program? Use this site to create bar, line, are, pie, or scatter graphs. Features include:

Graphs can be saved and edited later
Print graphs with table of data
Graphs can be downloaded in many new file formats (PDF, JPG, PNG, SVG, EMF, EPS)
Hundreds of colors to choose from with new Color Picker tool
Choose from 10 different fonts for graph labels
Up to 6 data groups with up to 50 items each.

Spreadsheet Terms Hangman Variations

http://www.quia.com/hm/234880.html

 

Spreadsheet Terms Columns Activity Match terms in both columns. http://www.quia.com/cm/103284.html

 

Spreadsheet Practice Quiz
http://www.quia.com/quiz/749721.html

 

Create a Graph

http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/Graphing/ 
Don't have a spreadsheet program? Use this site to create bar, line, are, pie, or scatter graphs. Features include:

Graphs can be saved and edited later
Print graphs with table of data
Graphs can be downloaded in many new file formats (PDF, JPG, PNG, SVG, EMF, EPS)
Hundreds of colors to choose from with new Color Picker tool
Choose from 10 different fonts for graph labels
Up to 6 data groups with up to 50 items each.

Spreadsheet Quiz http://www.quia.com/quiz/781843.html
Get your secret word, username, and password from your teacher. You may only take this quiz one time. Do not hit the back button of IE or you will get a failing score.

 

 

 Career Information

Exploring Career Information for Students from the Bureau of Labor Statistics http://www.bls.gov/k12/ 

Career Information http://www.collegegrad.com/careers/browse.shtml 

America’s Career InfoNet http://www.careerinfonet.org  Occupation Profile Search 
U.S. Department of Labor-sponsored Web site that helps individuals explore career opportunities to make informed employment and education choices.  The Web site features user-friendly occupation and industry information, salary data, career videos, education resources, self-assessment tools, career exploration assistance, and other resources that support talent development in today's fast-paced global marketplace. 

Major and Career Profiles http://www.collegeboard.com/csearch/majors_careers/profiles/ 
The College Board is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity.

  

 

Civil War Resources

Britannica Online School Edition http://school.eb.com/ 
Articles, images, maps, videos. Login: pomfretpcs pcs

Fact Monster http://www.factmonster.com  no pictures, but encyclopedia and almanac information

PicSearch www.picsearch.com a quick safe search engine for pictures.

Associated Press Photo Archive 
Start at
www.iconn.org --> Link to Individual Resources --> Associated Press Photo Archive
AP photographs and graphics from the mid-1800s to the present. 

Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Catalog http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/catalog.html
The Prints & Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC) provides access through group or item records to more than 50% of the Division's holdings, as well as to some images found in other units of the Library of Congress. Many of the catalog records are accompanied by digital images--about one million digital images in all.

Civil War Resources and Sites from the Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov/search/civilwar.html 

Civil War Timeline and Images http://www.historyplace.com/civilwar/index.html
From World History: Hyper History www.hyperhistory.com

The American Civil War Homepage http://www.civilwarhome.com/ 

American Civil War http://www.civilwar.com/ 

Causes of the Civil War http://members.aol.com/jfepperson/causes.html 

Civil War Album.com http://www.civilwaralbum.com
Assembled here is a collection of over 2,000 pages including 10,900+ modern photos and panoramas of Civil War sites. The photos and narrative were provided by the Webmaster and over 100 contributors between 1980 and April 2008. Included are numerous wartime photos, as well as several official records, reports and maps.

Civil War Maps http://www.libs.uga.edu/darchive/hargrett/maps/civil.html 
Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia.

 

Resources for Images for American Revolution ABC Book

 

 

Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Catalog http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/catalog.html 
Type subject (person or event) in search box. Limit search to Search in subject fields for best results. If searching for a portrait of a person, type painting or portrait along with the person's name. (Examples: Thomas Jefferson painting...or...Thomas Jefferson portrait)

 

Metropolitan Museum of Art - Works of Art: American Paintings and Sculpture http://www.metmuseum.org/Works_of_Art/department.asp?dep=2

Portraits, landscapes, history paintings, still lifes, folk art, and sculpture from colonial times through the early 20th century at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Artcyclopedia http://www.artcyclopedia.com/ 
The Guide to Great Art on the Internet. Search artwork by artist's name, title, or museum. Look for the green check mark that signifies how the image can be used.

- Students and teachers are granted permission to use works for school reports and projects.
- Images can be used for educational purposes and also for personal projects, such as a personal homepage, but generally not as part of any commercial (for-profit) endeavor.
- Images can be freely reused for any purpose. However the license may include a requirement to provide attribution, or that derivative works be published under the same type of license. 

Pictures of the Revolutionary War http://www.archives.gov/research/american-revolution/pictures/  
The selected pictures are among the audiovisual holdings of the National Archives that relate to the American Revolution. They are photographic copies of works of art. The dates and mediums of the originals and the names of the artists are given wherever it has been possible to determine them.  

Archiving Early America http://www.earlyamerica.com/ 
Here at Archiving Early America, you will discover a wealth of resources — a unique array of primary source material from 18th Century America. Scenes and portraits from original newspapers, maps and writings come to life on your screen just as they appeared to this country's forebears more than two centuries ago. The images at this site are copyrighted; however we have received written permission to use them for this project.

National Museum of American History http://americanhistory.si.edu/index.cfm
The National Museum of American History collects artifacts of all kinds—from gowns to locomotives—to preserve for the American people an enduring record of their past. The Museum has more than 3 million artifacts in its collection. Information and photos of selected objects is available in the online collections database.

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery http://www.npg.si.edu/
Click on Portrait Search to conduct an NPG Portrait Search of more than 12,000 records from the collections of the National Portrait Gallery. The Portrait Gallery's collections of paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, and photographs document the diversity of individuals who have made significant contributions to the history and culture of the United States.

Works of Art at the Capitol Complex http://www.aoc.gov/cc/art/index.cfm 
The works of art in the Capitol Complex reflect the development of the United States and the Congress. They range from bronze and marble statues to oil portraits and frescoed murals. Their subjects include prominent Americans, important moments in history, and allegorical representations of the nation's ideals.

Paintings at the US Senate Building http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/art/g_three_sections_with_teasers/paintings.htm 
The Senate maintains over 70 paintings created by some of America's preeminent artists, commemorating many of the great persons and events of our national history.

Sculptures http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/art/g_three_sections_with_teasers/sculpture.htm 
The Senate maintains over 80 sculptures carved by some of America's preeminent artists, commemorating many of the great figures of our national history.

Rare Map Collection - Revolutionary America http://www.libs.uga.edu/darchive/hargrett/maps/revamer.html
Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries

LIBERTY! - The American Revolution www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/
PBSFeatures a potpourri of interactive information, timelines, a revolutionary game, and video clips from the series.  

American Memory from the Library of Congress http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html

American Revolution and Its Era Maps and Charts Collection: Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies 1750 – 1789 http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/armhtml/armhome.html
Search by keyword, geographic location, or subject index.  

Documents from the Continental Congress and Constitutional Convention, 1774-1789 from the Library of Congress http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/continental/  

The Rochambeau Map Collection - Revolutionary War Maps of comte de Rochambeau
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/rochambeau-maps/index.html
The Rochambeau Map Collection contains cartographic items used by Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau (1725-1807), when he was commander in chief of the French expeditionary army (1780-82) during the American Revolution. The maps were from Rochambeau's personal collection, cover much of eastern
North America , and date from 1717 to 1795. The maps show Revolutionary-era military actions, some of which were published in England and France , and early state maps from the 1790s. Many of the items in this extraordinary group of maps show the importance of cartographic materials in the campaigns of the American Revolution as well as Rochambeau's continuing interest in the new United States. The collection consists of 40 manuscript and 26 printed maps, and a manuscript atlas, the originals of which are in the Library of Congress' Geography and Map Division.  

The Thomas Jefferson Papers http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/jefferson_papers/ 
The Thomas Jefferson Papers, 1606-1827. The complete Thomas Jefferson Papers from the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress consists of approximately 27,000 documents. Document types in the collection as a whole include correspondence, commonplace books, financial account books, and manuscript volumes. The collection is organized into ten series or groupings, ranging in date from 1606 to 1827. Correspondence, memoranda, notes, and drafts of documents make up two-thirds of the Papers and document Jefferson's activities as a delegate to the second Continental Congress; his drafting of the Declaration of Independence, June-July 1776; his position as governor of Virginia, 1779-81; his return to Congress as a representative, 1783-84; and his appointment as minister plenipotentiary in Europe and then minister to the Court of Louis XVI, succeeding Benjamin Franklin, 1784-89.

George Washington Papers http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gwhtml/gwhome.html 
The complete George Washington Papers collection from the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress consists of approximately 65,000 documents. Document types in the collection as a whole include correspondence, letterbooks, commonplace books, diaries, journals, financial account books, military records, reports, and notes accumulated by Washington from 1741 through 1799. The collection is organized into nine Series or groupings. Commonplace books, correspondence, and travel journals, document his youth and early adulthood as a Virginia county surveyor and as colonel of the militia during the French and Indian War. Washington's election as delegate to the First and Second Continental Congresses and his command of the American army during the Revolutionary war are well documented as well as his two presidential administrations from 1789 through 1797.

 

 

 

Computer Literacy Units

 

What is A Computer? Activities          http://www.quia.com/jg/382837.html  

What is A Computer? Cloze Activity    http://www.quia.com/cz/17403.html  

 

 

Family Photo Album

Clipart Websites

 

Food Clipart 

AV & Technology Clipart

Awards & Banners

Animals

 

 

    Internet Safety

10 Privacy Settings Every Facebook User Should Know 
http://www.allfacebook.com/2009/02/facebook-privacy/

 

SafeTeens.com http://www.safeteens.com/  

A place for teens and parents to learn how to use the Internet safely.
No preaching, just good advice.

 

Teen Safety on the Information Highway http://www.safeteens.com/safeteens.htm 

 

NetSmartzWorkshop http://www.netsmartz.org/ 

The NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational safety resource to teach kids and teens how to stay safer on the Internet. NetSmartz combines the newest technologies available and the most current information to create high-impact educational activities that are well received by even the most tech-savvy kids. Parents, guardians, educators, and law enforcement also have access to resources for learning and teaching about the dangers children may face online. NetSmartz was created by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA).

 

Internet Safety: Safe Surfing Tips for Teens http://kidshealth.org/teen/safety/safebasics/internet_safety.html 

 

Basic Rules of Online Safety for Teens http://www.4j.lane.edu/safety/basic.html 

 

A parent's guide to online safety: Ages and stages

Published: December 14, 2004 http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/children/parentsguide.mspx 

 

 

Tips on blogging safely for parents and kids- Teach your kids the basics of safer blogging before they start Published: July 7, 2005 http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/children/kidblog.mspx 

    "The practice of blogging, short for keeping a "Web log" or online personal journal, is growing like wildfire—especially among teenagers, who sometimes maintain blogs without the knowledge of their parents or guardians.

    Recent studies show that teenagers write roughly half of all blogs today, with two out of three providing their age, three out of five revealing their location and contact information, and one in five revealing their full name. It should go without saying that there are potential risks in sharing this type of detailed personal information.

    And, as more young peers create more blogs, they tend to compete increasingly with each other for attention. Sometimes this can lead to kids posting inappropriate material such as provocative pictures of themselves or their friends."

 

 

"Teens wear their hearts on their blog," By Janet Kornblum, USA TODAY 

Posted 10/30/2005 6:01 PM     Updated 10/31/2005 7:59 PM http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/techinnovations/2005-10-30-teen-blogs_x.htm 

 

"As teens embrace blogs, schools sound an alarm" CNet New.som By Alorie Gilbert Staff Writer, CNET News.com   Published November 15, 2005, 4:00 AM PST http://netscape.com.com/As+teens+embrace+blogs%2C+schools+sound+an+alarm/2100-1025_3-5952141.html?tag=st.prev 

Kids, blogs and too much information- Children reveal more online than parents know

By Bob Sullivan Technology correspondent, MSNBC, Updated: 11:42 a.m. ET April 29, 2005 http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7668788/ 

 

 

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