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Silk - Interactive Art
A cool, relaxing, interactive art site.
Music Box Fun
On this site, you can compose your own song and create a music box.
3D Models of Geographical Locations
You select any place in the world and this builds a 3D model that you can view and print.
USGC Multimedia Gallery
The USGS Multimedia Gallery is a one-stop collection of videos, photography, and audio. All items in this gallery are considered public domain unless otherwise noted.
Untamed Science - Videos
Science videos and information for people of all ages.
Explore.org is the world’s leading philanthropic live nature cam network and documentary film channel. It is a massive collection of Live Cams, nature films, documentaries, more than 250 original films, and over 30,000 photographs from around the world. The website showcases work at film festivals and on over 100 public broadcast and cable channels. They also have a YouTube channel that provides videos that explore nature topics such as Africa, bears, dogs, and farm life.
Videos of the Past (Specializing in War)
From the homepage of the site, "Vintage stock footage and millions of stock photo images comprising one of the largest royalty-free archive footage collections in the world. All broadcast quality and available for immediate download in multiple HD frame rates and codecs, including full resolution screeners. Video clips are licensed royalty-free, worldwide, in perpetuity, for all media; serving the historic footage needs of news, television, and film professionals around the world, 24 hours a day. Specialties include World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, The Cold War, Worldwide Political Figures, Industrialization, Culture, Civil Rights, Transportation, Aviation and Space."
Videos for all age levels. The site bills itself as a video encyclopedia. Videos are also rated by users.
Royalty Free Beats
Royalty free beats.
Flowers & Other Items Encased in Ice - Art
This website showcases flowers and other items encased in ice. Some stunning images.
Draw a Circle
This site has you attempt to draw a perfect circle and rates your efforts.
The Square Game
This is called The Square Game. Enjoy!
Resizable Common Logos
The most popular icons can be found on the page with easy to adjust sliders for size, stroke width & color. Once you're happy with what you see, you can just copy the code and paste it into your project.
A website for paper quilling art.
This is a flag project showing just about any general information you would ever want to know about world flags.
Online Student Research Toolkit
This is an online student research toolkit. If you are not sure how to do a good search, determine if a source is a good one, or how to cite sources, you may want to look on here. Brought to you by Maryville University.
Online Student Research Resources
This is a resource for students for online research. Take a look if you are not sure how to cite sources, find information online, or how to determine if the source is a good one for you.
Atlas of Moons
The Atlas of Moons in the solar system by National Geographic. Neat presentation with specific information on every known moon.
End of Life Dates of Technology
End of life dates for various software, hardware, and cell phones.
Interactive Games of Thrones Map
Interactive map for Game of Thrones
Cyber Mission Challenge
US Military Department of Defense game site to send your mind on a mission. According to the information provided by them, the Challenge provides students with a sense of what it means to strike, protect, and defend on a world stage.
CSS Demo of Solar System
Educational demo of the solar system in CSS.
This online resource helps you draw/create manadalas.
Cut & Fold Templates for Paper Mechanisms
Site that has cut and fold templates for paper mechanisms.
Digital Public Library of America
This is the Digital Public Library of American website. Good place to go for research and articles to use for school projects.
Mechanical Puzzles Museum collection web site. See the history of mechanical puzzles and learn how they have evolved through the ages. A fun site.
The Wolfman Museum of Art
This is the website of the Wolfman Museum of Art. It has links to other art museum and is aimed at educating others on art.
A game to help you learn about Booleans.
Words to Time
This is a website that helps you figure out how many words you need to write in a speech to fill a specific amount of time.
The "Atlas Obscura" US map of 6,820 oddities and curiosities to visit.
Hear the 1st Sounds Recorded on Mars
Hear the first sounds recorded on Mars. These are best heard through a good set of headphones.
Free Introduction to CSS Animation Course
This is a free introduction to CSS animation course on GitHub. Additional animation resources are also available.
This web site tracks popular sites and social media and shows outage/"down" status. Note that this site has ads.
Bob Ross Dancing with Code
This shows a dancing Bob Ross at the bottom of the screen with the code above him.
Guess the Most Expensive Domain Name
This is a game to see if you can guess the most expensive domain name of two provided, based just on the name itself.
This web site combines music from around the world with animation. It takes awhile to load sometimes, so be patient on the initial screen.
Museum of Failures
This is the website dedicated to the Museum of Failures, those products and items that seemed like a good idea at the time, but turned out to be failures.
Build Mini-Lego People
Build mini-Lego people using this app.
Google Search - 40 Cool Things
This is an article from Fast Company that talks about 40 different things Google Search will do that you may not know about. The hidden newspaper archive feature is really cool for ancestry research and events.
Demographics for Your Zip Code
Find out demographics about your ZIP Code.
A site to design and download your own BLOBS.
Web Design Museum
This is the Web Design Museum website. It shows a lot of websites from 2000 on. You can see how the styles, colors, etc., have evolved over time.
Paper Airplane Plans
A database full of paper airplane plans, ranked by difficulty levels.
Wish Book Catalogs Archives
Sears, JC Penney, Montgomery Ward, etc., "Wish Book" Catalogs are archived here for your viewing pleasure. Take a step back in time to see what it was like to get this large catalog in the mail every Christmas season. It was something that kids and adults alike looked forward to seeing.
Random generator for dungeons that can be used with Dungeons and Dragons.
Make an Escher-inspired creation.
Create your own Escher inspired creation and have it added to a collage of these from all over the world.
Whether students are cramming for a final or are stuck on a concept, StudyBlue can help them find the answers they need. The platform is a community-driven library of flashcards, forums, and study guides. Students can ask questions (to the community of nearly 7 million users) or sift through suggested flashcards within a particular subject or topic.
Sound Effects from BBC
The BBC has released thousands of sound effects for use in school settings. Explore these for reports and presentations.
NASA's Virtual Tour of the Moon
This is a video showing NASA's virtual tour of the moon. The images are awesome! Note that there may be some ads pop up on the side of the web site.
History of Websites
This website is always being updated to show the history of famous websites. Check it out.
Writing Guide & Resources
This is a free resource geared toward college students and is a writing guide/resource. It is definitely applicable to high schoolers.
Photos for Class Use
This web site gives you a search option and contains student-safe photos for projects.
Toondoo - Comic Strip Maker
Toondoo allows you to make comic strips quickly and easily.
This website gives timed keyboarding tests, so you can figure how many words per minute (wpm) you type. It also has keyboarding practice by grade level and subject.
Comic Strip Maker
This is the comic strip maker on Read-Write-Think.
More Bad Websites
Even more bad websites. Learn to design good websites by seeing examples of really bad websites.
Badly Designed Websites
Learn how to design good websites by looking at really bad websites.
This website is a source for anything you would ever want to know about balloons, including how to make balloon shapes and animals.
Free Games for High School Students
This website contains a number of free games for grades K-12.
Encyclopedia of Mythology
This website contains a searchable database of mythological creatures.
This website contains the biographies of numerous people from around the world.
Interactive Quizzes for High School Students
This website has interactive quizzes for high school students in a variety of subjects.
Brain Pop Games
The Brian Pop website has a lot of free games for different grade levels and subjects.
Trivia - gives rice
The free rice website is a trivia site that gives rice to people in need around the world for each correct answer that you give.
Conjugating Verbs in Several Languages
This website is for practicing conjugating verbs in several languages.
Toon Do -- Make Cartoons
This website requires that you set up a free account and allows you to create cartoons.
This website contains a wide variety of educational videos.
Lightbot - Coding
Another free coding website.
Portions of this code learning website are free.
Learn to code on the Code Monster website.
The is the portion of the PBS website for NOVA. There are lots of videos here.
Rock n Roll Hall of Fame
This is the website of the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.
Ghost Hunting in Ohio
This website has details about ghosts and ghost hunting in Ohio.
Buckeye Trivia & News
Ohio State Buckeyes trivia and news.
AFI Top 100 Movies of All Time
American Film Institute's (AFI) list of top 100 movies of all time.
Learn a Foreign Language
This website has games and activities to help you learn a foreign language.
This website links to you to trusted homework help/resources.
Ohio DMV Practice Tests
This website gives practice tests for the Ohio DMV.
Challenge You - Make 3D Games
This website allows you to make 3D games to play and share with family and friends.
A website specifically for guys that makes book recommendations.
Books recommended for teens, with reviews and excerpts.
The Teen Ink website contains writing for and by teenagers.
Lots of primary documents for American History.
There are various resources here for math and sciences. There is a student area and a parent area. I have used this site to double check math and chemistry.
Google Arts & Culture
Google has pulled together information from some of the best museums in the world in a digest form.
Library of Congress
The world's largest library. A wealth of information.
This the student portal for the Smithsonian Museum. It has a number of history and archeology information.
A treasure trove of historical documents and other items.
Google Earth allows you to view, locate, and see video/photos of places around the world and the universe.
Save Articles to Read for Later
Getpocket allows you to save an article you found for later. I use it to keep articles that I find, but don't have time to read at the time.
This web site allows you to build citations and bibliography.
Word Counter for Essays/Reports
This website has you set a word count over 100 words before you start typing your report/essay. A pic of a cat appears when you have typed the number of words you set.
Free Out of Copyright Texts
The Gutenberg website has hundreds of out of copyright texts you can use free of charge.
The Bartleby website contains free books, poetry, references, etc.
Ted Talks website has numerous videos on various topics that may be of interest to you. There are a lot of motivational video here.
Free Online Courses
This website has free online courses to improve your life and knowledge.
Online Courses Created by the Public
This website has a number of online courses created by the public, ranging from filmmaking to programming to cooking.
The Mentalfloss web site has a plethera of interesting facts.
Create cool presentations online using Prezi.
Top Music By Year - You Pick
This web site allows you to select a year and then displays music/videos from that year.
80s TV & Music
This is an interesting site that features only 1980s TV and music on a 1980s looking TV. Note that there are ads.
This is calm.com. It is a sight with calming, relaxing images and music and gives you the option to set a timer. It requires that you make an account.
This is the StudyStack website. It has flashcards/notes made by others around the world, or you can create your own. It also takes the flashcards/notes and allows you to review/study them in numerous formats, from matching, flashcards, games, Hangman, etc.
This is a website that has numerous levels of geography games to help you learn/remember states, continents, countries, etc.
This web site will build a Bibliography/Citations Page for you. It also will show you how to cite sources in APA or MLA.
Stockio - Free Photo Use
This web site has stock photos that you can use for free.
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