Other Fun Stuff!
Other Fun Tools!
Why Gmail Rocks
Here's a list of ten reasons why you should use Gmail. Google documents add to the function of your Email account. Open just about ANY file with Google!
How Much Has Internet Usage Changed Over the Years?
Take a look at this chart and you will be surprised............
Mashpedia-The Most Current Encyclopedia
Every article in Mashpedia "provides a basic definition of the term, along with the most relevant videos about it, a stream of current Twitter messages, latest news, images, blog posts and links. Mashpedia also offers semantic connections between the articles, in form of links."
Check Your Paper in 27 Languages
Orangoo is a free program which will spell check your paper (just paste in the box) or a web site. Choose from 27 languages!
Convert Videos, Images, Audio & Documents
There are so many combinations this site offers! Either upload your file or enter the URL for the file. You don't need to download any software. Best of all, it's FREE.
Understanding Etiquette Across the Globe
Culture Crossing is a site which teaches about customs and etiquette of different countries in the world. For example, if you look up Ghana, it will tell you that when you "speak with an elder or superior, it is best to avoid direct eye contact". Take the culture quiz on the site to see how much you know.
Let's Save Paper Together
Tired of printing loads of pages when all you want is just the text of your article? Print Friendly allows you to remove images,e-mail the edited page or save as a pdf file. All you have to do is poaste the url (web address) of your web page and watch what happens. SAVE A TREE! You will find this site under "Quick Links" at the top of this page.
Think GOOGLE is All You Need?
Think again. Google merely fetches the information for you; it doesn't tell you whether or not you can trust the information on the site. This 10-minute tutorial explains how to spot sites you can trust. Acadia University produced this wonderful tutorial.
Four Creative Tools to Publish Your Story
Creaza has an audio editor, video editor, cartooning, and a mind map program. Create projects to share with your friends and family.
Want to Know How Much Your College Education Will Cost?
The New York Times published a college cost calculator. Total your cost by how many years it will take you, (a 2-year college is the path for a lot of students) based on the percentage it increases each year. This is very helpful!
Create Your Own Mnemonic Device
Remember how you were able to list the planets? Or how about those space and lines on a music staff? You used a mnemonic device. Simply give it a group of words and The Mnemonicizer will create your own sentence to help you remember.
Free Grammar, Spelling & Plagiarism Checker
Just upload your paper and have it checked before you hand it in! Also receive writing suggestions. Try it here.
Text Often? Play Games on the Computer?
Take the quiz and see how millennial you are. You may be surprised with the results!
Print ONLY What You Want From a Webpage
Print Friendly takes out the ads and lets you print only what
you want to print! Best of all, it's free! Simply drag the print friendly button on this page to the menu of your browser and you will be helping to save the environment!
Listen to the News in Rap Form
Every Friday, The Week in Rap has a new video which provides its listeners with the top news stories as a rap.
Lemons for Literacy Game Helps People Learn to Read
Play the game, and for every correct answer you get, you help raise money for free materials to help people learn to read.
Need to Write a Biography? Try Sweet Search
All websites on Sweet Search have been researched by their "research experts," so click here for a very long list of available biographies. The main site has resources by subject for high school students and middle school students. Remember that you also have access to those databases which have several biographies. Come by the media center to get the database passwords.
Girls Interested in Math or Science Careers
GirlTalk Radio podcasts feature girls in grades 5-10 interviewing women who have careers in the math and science field.
10 Technologies For 2010
Number one on this list is Apple's new tablet, iSlate, which will be introduced on January 25th at Macworld. Click here to see the other 9 items.
Old Magazine Articles From the Early 1900s
Need an article on early television or FDR and the Great Depression? This site covers many topics, including: World War I, weird inventions, the Nazis, women's suffrage, fashion and religion.
FREE Templates from Google Docs
With 15 categories to choose from, (including resumes & cover letters, calendars, forms) there are hundreds of choices here. Everything is FREE, and it is especially great if you already have a Gmail account.
Picturing the Past Decade with a Visual Chart
Created by Phillip Niemeyer, this wonderful chart gives you a look at the past decade, showing key events, people and things. Very creative and useful! You can view it here or download a copy here.
Manage Your Tasks on Your Cellphone
Remember the Milk allows you to organize and locate your tasks, add tasks wherever you are, and it will remind you via email, SMS, IM or Skype. Available from the iTunes App store, it also works with Blackberrys, Google Calendar, Twitter and GMail Gadget.
View Hundreds of Video Tutorials for FREE
There are 333 videos just for Microsoft Office 2007, so take a look at this site if you're having trouble with Word or Powerpoint. You'll also find tutorials for the iPhone, iPod, Xbox 360, and much more.
Excellent Worksheet for Research
The Kentucky Virtual Library produced an easy-to-follow worksheet which explains the steps to do research. Click here to download a copy to print out.
Free Expert Help at Cramster.com
Join for free and you will have access to study groups, free expert help and step-by-step textbook solutions. Why study alone when your have Cramster?
Google's Wonder Wheel is "Wonder"ful!
A visual search which does so much more, Wonder Wheel is a great tool for online searches. Check out the step-by-step instructions here.
Search Six Different Ways to Find Your College
Campus Compare allows you to search three colleges at a time from their huge database. Also on this site: financial aid information, cost per year for each college, SAT requirements and much more.
Compare the Nutrition of Two Foods
Excellent site allows you to input two foods side by side and view the nutritional value of both.
Learn Sign Language with This Online Browser
You will find hundreds of words on this site, each one visually demonstrated. Your computer needs Quicktime to view the short clips.
Love to Read? Here's the Site for You!
Here's how PaperBackSwap.com desribes their site: "We help members Swap, Trade & Exchange Books with each other for Free. Mail a book. Get a book. Any book you request is yours to keep, share or trade. No late fees. No processing charges. No hidden charges. Every time you mail a book to another member, you can request one for yourself."
Create a Font from Your Own Handwriting!
It's free, and the only thing you need is a computer and a scanner. Try it out here. Works on PCs and Macs.
Very Cool Site for Teens
Class Brain for Teens is a site which has loads of great information on things of interest to teenagers. From school matters, to various school subjects, you are bound to find something you like here!
Today's Front Pages From Newseum
View 732 front pages from newspapers in 73 countries!
The September 11 Digital Archive
This archive has "more than 150,000 digital items, a tally that includes more than 40,000 emails and other electronic communications, more than 40,000 first-hand stories, and more than 15,000 digital images."
*sites adapted from www.rpps.net/RPHS/mc.html