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Collected by: Miramonte High School

Archived since: Mar, 2008

Description:

This collection titled Education-Information by the Journalism students at Miramonte High School is a collection of sites they use to access information. These sites help them do everything from completing school assignments to getting into college to accessing the information they want on music and movies. Favorite sites to read the news, relax, as well as to make the world a better place were listed by these 9th-12th grade students as part of the K-12 Web Archiving Pilot Project.

Subject:   Society & Culture

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URL: http://college.hmco.com/history/west/mckay/western_society/6e/students/ace/

Description: Student chose this site because: "This is the AP Euro book publishers' website, which contains online practice tests for each chapter of the textbook. It's often used by AP Euro students to study for multiple-choice chapter tests!"

Captured 2 times between Mar 06, 2008 and Apr 05, 2008

URL: http://dictionary.reference.com/

Description: Student chose this site because; "This website provides accurate definitions, synonyms and foreign language translations to help with essays and projects."

Captured 2 times between Mar 06, 2008 and Apr 05, 2008

Videos: 13 Videos Captured

URL: http://easybib.com/

Description: Student chose this site because: "An easy-to-fill-in form for making an MLA bibliography. You simply type in the information you know and it puts it together in the proper MLA form, which is required by teachers."

Captured 2 times between Mar 06, 2008 and Apr 05, 2008

URL: http://facts.com/

Description: Student chose this site because: "The facts.com website provides reliable information on different subjects for students to gather information for reports, projects, and homework."

Captured 2 times between Mar 06, 2008 and Apr 05, 2008

URL: http://fastweb.com/

Description: Student chose this site because: "Fastweb.com is a free site that allows students to input personal information, and then the site will find scholarships that apply to you. This site is recommended by the counselors and is helpful for high schoolers."

Captured 2 times between Mar 06, 2008 and Apr 05, 2008

URL: http://happytreefriends.atomfilms.com/

Description: Student chose this site because: "A little comedy to lighten up a stressful school day."

Captured 2 times between Mar 06, 2008 and Apr 05, 2008

URL: http://hotzone.yahoo.com/

Description: Student chose this site because: "Journalist Kevin Sites informs people worldwide of the conflicts currently taking place in regions such as Africa and the Middle East. Many teenagers are interested in global conflicts and use this as an accurate news source for controversial topics that television and radio often do not cover."

Captured 2 times between Mar 06, 2008 and Apr 05, 2008

URL: http://movies.go.com/

Description: Student chose this site because: "People can use this site to search for times and tickets for shows in nearby theaters (instead of reading form the Newspaper). They can also view the description, and reviews, of the movie, and even rate them."

Captured 2 times between Mar 06, 2008 and Apr 05, 2008

Videos: 25 Videos Captured

URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/

Description: Student chose this site because: "This site tells news of politics, international news, entertainment and technology. It is helpful to classmates when looking for breaking news."

Captured 2 times between Mar 06, 2008 and Apr 05, 2008

Videos: 380 Videos Captured

URL: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/557/01/

Description: Student chose this site because: "Students can use this site for help with MLA format guidelines; such as how to cite books properly, paper formatting, and grammar."

Captured 2 times between Mar 06, 2008 and Apr 05, 2008

URL: http://puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com/

Description: Student chose this site because: "Students often use this site to create puzzles to add to their project/presentation or for magazine assignments."

Captured 2 times between Mar 06, 2008 and Apr 05, 2008

URL: http://quizlet.com/

Description: Student chose this site because: "On this website, students can create online flashcards, and then quizlet.com generates online tests to study. This reflects the studying habits of high school students."

Captured 2 times between Mar 06, 2008 and Apr 05, 2008

Videos: 2 Videos Captured

URL: http://sparknotes.com/

Description: Student chose this site because: "Spark notes offers brief descriptions on book chapters, characters, and analysis important quotes. Like Cliff Notes, it keeps kids updated on books they didn't read or understand. Many students at Miramonte don't have time to finish a book so they read the spark notes to not fall behind in class."

Captured 2 times between Mar 06, 2008 and Apr 05, 2008

URL: http://urbandictionary.com/

Description: Student chose this site because: "This site is a dictionary of slang. Any words teens encounter in their informal society are referenced clearly and humorously on this website."

Captured 4 times between Mar 06, 2008 and Apr 05, 2008

URL: http://www.answers.com/

Description: Student chose this site because: "It's a collection of dictionaries and encyclopedia sites all in one! This is a valuable asset for students who need to do some quick research for English, History, Science, etc.

Captured 2 times between Mar 06, 2008 and Apr 05, 2008

Videos: 498 Videos Captured

URL: http://www.challengeday.org/

Description: Student chose this site because: "This is an organization that helps reconstruct the social networks and self esteems of students at high schools worldwide. Many high school students have participated in this activity or wish to; they often refer to the website for more information and or ways to keep the organization's work active at their schools."

Captured 2 times between Mar 06, 2008 and Apr 05, 2008

Videos: 4 Videos Captured

URL: http://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/

Description: Student chose this site because: "This provides helpful facts for students when they are doing projects and essays. It has tons of useful information on countries around the world."

Captured 2 times between Mar 06, 2008 and Apr 05, 2008

URL: http://www.cliffsnotes.com/WileyCDA/

Description: Student chose this site because: "The Cliff Notes website helps students review their books and get further information on books. This also allows for students who don't read the books a chance to get chapter and character analysis."

Captured 2 times between Mar 06, 2008 and Apr 05, 2008

URL: http://www.cnn.com/

Description: Student chose this site because: "CNN is an easy way for teens to receive world news fast. It is quick and reliable with video clips that are both entertaining and newsworthy."

Captured 2 times between Mar 06, 2008 and Apr 05, 2008

Videos: 164 Videos Captured

URL: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/sat/about.html

Description: Student chose this site because: "This site provides information about colleges and testing so high school students can prepare for the college admissions process."

Captured 2 times between Mar 06, 2008 and Apr 05, 2008

URL: http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/index.htm

Description: Student chose this site because: "Want to buy a new gaming system, t.v., etc. but don't know which one to buy? Go to consumer reports and find out which one is best."

Captured 2 times between Mar 06, 2008 and Apr 05, 2008

Videos: 45 Videos Captured

URL: http://www.contracostatimes.com/

Description: Student chose this site because: "The Contra Costa Times is the best source of information for local news. This site is helpful for current event projects and for finding up to date political news."

Captured 2 times between Mar 06, 2008 and Apr 05, 2008

URL: http://www.foxnews.com/

Description: Student chose this site because: "This website provides a 'fair and balanced' view on National and International news. More conservative students find this site as a refreshing change to the large liberal bias that one may find at other news websites."

Captured 2 times between Mar 06, 2008 and Apr 05, 2008

Videos: 32 Videos Captured

URL: http://www.freetranslation.com/

Description: Student chose this site because: "This site is very useful for language classes and has come in handy for many assignments."

Captured 2 times between Mar 06, 2008 and Apr 05, 2008

URL: http://www.imdb.com/

Description: Student chose this site because: "This site is a database about actors and movies. Includes trailers, memorable quotes from movies, actor trivia and bios, and all media that the actors have been in. Reflective of students because it shows how media shapes our society."

Captured 2 times between Mar 06, 2008 and Apr 05, 2008

Videos: 6 Videos Captured

URL: http://www.invisiblechildren.com/

Description: Student chose this site because: "This website is based on the documentary, Invisible Children. The site has news reports on the conflict in Uganda and offers volunteer programs etc. At school students saw the film, so we are familiar with it and many have bought charitable merchandise online."

Captured 2 times between Mar 06, 2008 and Apr 05, 2008

Videos: 18 Videos Captured

URL: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/

Description: Student chose this site because: "An extremely popular nature magazine. Lots of students use the magazine and website for science projects or just to read it for fun."

Captured 2 times between Mar 06, 2008 and Apr 05, 2008

Videos: 733 Videos Captured

URL: http://www.newyorker.com/

Description: Student chose this site because: "This reliable magazine covers everything from politics to comic strips, providing a broad overview of our culture. Although some articles in the magazine might be too complex for students, its reliability and intellectual creativity makes it a good source."

Captured 2 times between Mar 06, 2008 and Apr 05, 2008

Videos: 5 Videos Captured

URL: http://www.npr.org/templates/topics/topic.php?topicId=1001

Description: Student chose this site because: "I chose NPR because it is a reliable, interesting news source, many students listen to NPR on the radio or look on this website for their news."

Captured 2 times between Mar 06, 2008 and Apr 05, 2008

Videos: 6 Videos Captured

URL: http://www.nwf.org/wildlife/

Description: Student chose this site because: "The National Wildlife Federation is an important website because it is an educational site with amazing photos and information about endangered animals. Teenagers like to look at this site because of it has adorable pictures of animals that need help!"

Captured 2 times between Mar 06, 2008 and Apr 05, 2008

URL: http://www.nytimes.com/

Description: Student chose this site because: "This is a reliable news source that also covers poplar topics like fashion and travel. High school students need to know about what is happening in the world, and The New York Times can offer this understanding."

Captured 4 times between Mar 06, 2008 and Apr 05, 2008

Videos: 36 Videos Captured

URL: http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/

Description: Student chose this site because: "A very pretentious yet informative music website with reviews, news articles, and mp3 links. Pitchfork serves as a portal to the music world for teens."

Captured 2 times between Mar 06, 2008 and Apr 05, 2008

Videos: 446 Videos Captured

URL: http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/

Description: Student chose this site because: "The site for news in the worlds of pop, rock, hip-hop and indie. Includes news flashes, interviews, videos, reviews, info on tours and much more. Teens interested in music will find this site essential for staying up-to-date on the modern scene."

Captured 2 times between Mar 06, 2008 and Apr 05, 2008

Videos: 6 Videos Captured

URL: http://www.savedarfur.org/

Description: Student chose this site because: "This is a popular and important site among teens because it provides teenagers with information about the genocide in Sudan. It also gives the opportunity to donate money."

Captured 2 times between Mar 06, 2008 and Apr 05, 2008

Videos: 12 Videos Captured

URL: http://www.seventeen.com/

Description: Student chose this site because: "This is a popular magazine for high school students across America. It is mainly targeted towards teenage girls and covers topics such as celebrities, fashion, health, beauty, dating, education, and real life stories."

Captured 2 times between Mar 06, 2008 and Apr 05, 2008

Videos: 2 Videos Captured

URL: http://www.sfgate.com/

Description: Student chose this site because: "The San Francisco Chronicle provides updated news articles and journalistic photographs on world-wide news and local news. It is in a major city in California, and nearby, so much of the news is of the Bay Area, which affects students."

Captured 2 times between Mar 06, 2008 and Apr 05, 2008

Videos: 150 Videos Captured

URL: http://www.skinet.com/

Description: Student chose this site because: "This website gives you all the information about skiing from weather reports to ski equipment to cool videos. Many teens love to ski and snowboard if they have access to ski areas."

Captured 2 times between Mar 06, 2008 and Apr 05, 2008

Videos: 872 Videos Captured

URL: http://www.sudoku-duck.co.uk/

Description: Student chose this site because: "Many students know of this site that decodes Sudokus and fortunately many teachers do not. It is common knowledge among students that this site gives you easy extra credit points without the painstaking work of actually doing the solving."

Captured 2 times between Mar 06, 2008 and Apr 05, 2008

URL: http://www.thedailyshow.com/

Description: Student chose this site because: "The Daily Show an entertaining and comical TV show that is very popular for those who are bored by standard unbiased news reports. Teens become involved and interested in politics and current events through John Stewart's humorous reporting."

Captured 2 times between Mar 06, 2008 and Apr 05, 2008

URL: http://www.thehungersite.com/clickToGive/

Description: Student chose this site because: "A series of sites that give money to different causes with one click. This site is an easy way to give back to the community, and many teens find this useful."

Captured 2 times between Mar 06, 2008 and Apr 05, 2008

URL: http://www.theonion.com/content/

Description: Student chose this site because: "The Onion is an aggressive editorial site which gives information about politics, and pop culture, and other world issues."

Captured 2 times between Mar 06, 2008 and Apr 05, 2008

URL: http://www.time.com/time

Description: Student chose this site because: "This is an excellent source for world news. Many teens in high school become interested in what is going on in the world."

Captured 2 times between Mar 06, 2008 and Apr 05, 2008

Videos: 88 Videos Captured

URL: http://www.vanityfair.com/

Description: Student chose this site because: "This site gives current news of politics, fashion, and celebrities and it also has an online store. Definitely information."

Captured 2 times between Mar 06, 2008 and Apr 05, 2008

Videos: 2 Videos Captured

URL: http://www.weather.com/

Description: Student chose this site because: "This site provides daily updates about topics such as weather, travel, and traffic. High school students normally check this site daily to find out what the weather will be like for that day, week, or even month."

Captured 2 times between Mar 06, 2008 and Apr 05, 2008

Videos: 9 Videos Captured

URL: http://www.zeromag.com/main/

Description: Student chose this site because: "An online magazine directed at NorCal's music tastes. Includes reports on local scenes and bands, interviews, reviews, etc. A teen always needs to be in touch with his/her local music scene, and Zero Magazine is one of the best ways for NorCal teens to do that."

Captured 2 times between Mar 06, 2008 and Apr 05, 2008

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