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Fun and Games

All of these websites are excellent educational tools for you.  They are very easy to nagivate through, so depending on what subject you want to practice/study, it will be easy to find. The subjects are easy to find and you can study the subjects through games, making it extremely interactive. There are games for different topics such as science, math, or reading.  


Funbrain    Prongo    Interactive Spelling Bee    Bubbabrain   Science Games and Puzzles

MakeBeliefComix     Periodic Table of Videos    Power My Learning                                   

  

Homework Help

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Online dictionary

Help with Cornell Notes

LAUSD IT Resources for Students

English Helpers:  Discovery  Rhyming Dictionary

Math Helpers:
  Math.com

Research Resources


Big 6 Research Assignment Organizer

This is a handout of worksheets representing each of the Big 6 Research Skills.
They are a guide that students may use to help them organized their pre-research and research strategies.

Byrd Middle School Citation Data Sheet
This is a worksheet that students may use to take notes for their citations.
It allows them to record the necessary information needed to properly complete their citations.

Citing Sources Guide
This is a guide that students may use to help them to properly format their citations.

Notes on Types of Resources
This page lists some types of secondary print reference sources students may use for research.


Citation Generators


Citation Wizard
This is a utility site that generates citations in the MLA format only.

Citefast
This a utility site that generates citations in MLA, APA and Chicago formats for a limited amount of resources.

Knight Cite
This is a utility site tat generates citations in MLA, APA, and Chicago formats for all major types of resources.

Reading Resources


Los Angeles Times e edition
Access the LA Times for daily news, games, webcasts, class and student activities and other educational interactive activities. (Log in username =school's name; password = mascot)


Free Online E-Books 

Over 38,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online. This is offered by Project Gutenberg.

Summer Reading List

Good Reads
keep track of the books you have read or want to read, add comments and/or reviews, and exchange ideas about what your are reading.

Sharing Tools

 

Minus.com                                                                                                                                         Use Minus to make sharing pictures, documents, music, videos and files simple, instant, and free. Minus lets you drag files from your desktop and folders directly to your Minus browser to start sharing. Simply go to your web browser and retrieve your document. This is a cool way for students to save files if they have no portable storage device.

 Wallwisher                                                                                                                               Lets you create a wall on which you and your friends can add “sticky notes.” The sticky notes can include text as well as images, audio, and video files you embed by linking to the online address where they are stored.

VoiceThread                                                                                                                                 A collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos, and allows people to comment on the slides by typing, with a microphone, with a webcam, or by phone. You can use VoiceThread to have conversations, but you can also use it to record an online presentation.
Diigo                                                                                                                                              Allows you to keep track of all your website bookmarks online, so that you can access them from any computer. You can also share your bookmarks with other people.

Scribblar                                                                                                                                           Lets you set up and share a multi-user whiteboard with live audio,images, text-chat, and more.


Cool Web Imaging Making Tools

Animoto
Turn your photos and video clips into professional slideshows in minutes. Fast and free, simple

Voki
Voki is a free service that lets you create customized avatars, add voice to your Voki avatars, post your Voki to any blog, website, or profile and take advantage of Voki's learning resources.

Go! Animate
Create a video for free. Make a viral video. Create an animated lesson or tutorial for your class.Make a training or professional development video for your staff.
ImageChef
This site lets you customize signs and pictures with your own text. These images make fun additions to reports, cards, your blog, and anywhere.
Big Huge Labs
This site lets you “mash” images into magazine covers, puzzles, trading cards, and more.
Wordle
This site lets you turn text into beautiful word mosaics. Use it to create mosaics of your personal traits or hobbies, to analyze a writer’s key concepts, or to evaluate words you may be over-using when you write.
Make Beliefs Comix 
This is a fun site that lets you create comics.  The best part is that you do not need to have an account.  MakeBeliefsComix.com is a fun and easy site to use
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