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Presentation for the Teen Summit 09 at Cleveland Public Library on October 24th, 2009. Some suggested online resources for teens.

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Beyond MySpace

  1. 1. Beyond MySpace Sites to make doing your homework easier, your future clearer and your free time more interesting.
  2. 2. Do you need some resources (besides Google and Wikipedia) to make your homework easier?
  3. 3. Do Research @ <ul><li>  do research </li></ul><ul><li>Find all of our databases here—what do they do for you? We collect all the great information into databases and you can search for free with your library card number. </li></ul><ul><li>Many can be used from home. Check out the category Homework Help to find more info </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>  do research  homework help  Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center </li></ul><ul><li>Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center is a great place to start preparations for a research paper on a variety of topics. </li></ul><ul><li>Good for preparing for debate or for comparing research on issues. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>  do research  homework help  Biography Resource Center </li></ul><ul><li>Biography Resource Center helps you do any biographical report on a person, whether living or dead. </li></ul><ul><li>It is updated frequently and is the best starting point for biographies. </li></ul><ul><li>There is a wide range of people included in the database. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>  do research  Homework Help  Global Issues in Context </li></ul><ul><li>Global issues in Context provides news and information on emerging issues of importance in the world </li></ul><ul><li>Recent examples: H1N1 (Swine flu), the global economic crisis and women’s rights in Africa. </li></ul><ul><li>Start here to gather information from news around the world (Al Jazeera, New York Times, London Daily Telegraph) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Know It Now 24x7 <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Statewide reference available all day, every day to help you with your immediate reference questions. </li></ul><ul><li>Librarians from around the state can help you find the answers. </li></ul><ul><li>Start here if you are wondering how to begin researching a topic. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Quizlet helps you make, share and test yourself using flashcards and quizzes. </li></ul><ul><li>You can create an account to build flashcards for yourself or you can study with a group on a topic. </li></ul><ul><li>There are already tons of flashcards on various topics if you want to browse the site. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Use this site to find movies and text lessons written in plain language to help you with your math homework. </li></ul><ul><li>Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus and Statistics </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Wordle helps you make cool word clouds. </li></ul><ul><li>You can write in text yourself or paste in text from somewhere else. </li></ul><ul><li>It will create a beautiful word cloud that you can customize. </li></ul><ul><li>Fun as a slide or a picture with a report. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Flickr is a photosharing site that allows people to share their content with the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Photos are tagged with subjects and are searchable. </li></ul><ul><li>People who share their photos with the Creative Commons license sometimes allow you to use their photos for free if you credit them. </li></ul><ul><li>Do an advanced search by limited to Creative Commons content. Use those photos in a slideshow, paper or project. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Bibme makes it really easy to do your bibliography. </li></ul><ul><li>No matter which type of bibliography style your teacher prefers, you just put the information about the title into bibme and it builds a correct bibliography for you. </li></ul><ul><li>You can build the entire bibliography and download it easily. </li></ul>
  13. 13. How about some resources to help you out in your day to day life: What do I want to be when I grow up? How can I prepare for college entrance exams? Who can I ask about my health and body when I don’t want to ask anyone else?
  14. 14. <ul><li>  do research  Homework Help  Teen Health and Wellness </li></ul><ul><li>Truthful information on a number of topics about your health, body and wellness. </li></ul><ul><li>Straightforward information on diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, fitness, mental health, diversity, family life, and more. </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>  do research  Homework Help  LearningExpress Library </li></ul><ul><li>LearningExpress Library can help you prepare for all kinds of college entrance and graduate school entrance exams. </li></ul><ul><li>Everything from the SAT/ACT and AP exam prep to the MCAT, LSAT, GMAT and GRE prep. </li></ul><ul><li>You can also use it to help develop your math, vocabulary and reading skills. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Occupational Outlook Handbook <ul><li>The Occupational Outlook Handbook is the best way to start research on your future career. </li></ul><ul><li>Information about salary, working conditions and the training and education needed to find the best career for you. </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>The Ohio Board of Regents oversees all the accredited higher education in the state of Ohio. </li></ul><ul><li>Search for schools in Ohio, including four and two year, technical colleges and nursing schools. </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>211 Cleveland </li></ul><ul><li>United Way 211: Schools and Colleges </li></ul><ul><li>Search for different types of schools in the greater Cleveland area. </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Go Ask Alice! is the health question and answer Internet resource produced by the Alice!, Health Promotion Program at Columbia University — a division of Health Services at Columbia. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions and get answers on topics from relationships to fitness and nutrition. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Free time! Looking for some fun ways to spend your time and keep in touch with your friends?
  21. 21. <ul><li> is the ultimate place to go to find out if a rumor on the internet is true. </li></ul><ul><li>You can click on a topic and browse or search to find out if something you heard is true. </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Exhibit your artwork to an audience of over 11 million members - FOR FREE! </li></ul><ul><li>Set up a profile, create galleries and build a fan base. </li></ul><ul><li>A piece of artwork on deviantART. Deviations can be images, literature, film or Flash </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Teen Ink is an independent print publication of The Young Authors Foundation. Teen Ink also includes books and website. </li></ul><ul><li>A great place to get share your writing with the world. ANYONE can submit a story to be posted. </li></ul><ul><li>To submit a story, create a profile and submit your work. </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Goodreads is a social network for people who like to share good books with each other. </li></ul><ul><li>You can sign up for an account and rate a few books. Then you’ll get some recommendations for books you might like to read. </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Millions of people use tumblr to blog quickly and easily about the things they love and hate. </li></ul><ul><li>Super easy to set up a blog and post. All you need is an email address, username and password. </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Instead of sending a text message to one person at a time you can send the message to several people (followers) at once. </li></ul><ul><li>You can send and receive messages via SMS (text messaging) </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to set up—username, password is all. Enter your mobile phone info to hook up your phone with twitter. </li></ul>
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