James Moran Middle School

James Moran Middle School is located in Wallingford, CT half-way between New York and Boston. We have 900 students in grades 6-8. Our Library of Congress Archive group was made up of 15 volunteers who met to select websites for inclusion into the Archive. We spent time simulating in school our natural web surfing activities that they would have followed at home. Just like at home, what naturally happened was that the "crowd" influenced what sites we chose and the power of social networking's influence on our net surfing behavior became very obvious. We tried to start off each day by casually surfing the web and take note of what sites we were naturally drawn towards and which ones we were influenced to visit based on the word of others. We also took note of sites that we might not visit everyday, but that were important sources of information that we might use every so often such as church sites, and movie theater home pages. It is becoming increasingly evident that while time spent on the "web" might be increasing. the number of sites visiting is decreasing. After choosing the websites, we found that almost every site could fit into one of three categories: Entertainment, sports, and "supplies". We think it is an honor to be able to contribute to the archive, and in our own little way help to "write" history.

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Entertainment 2014

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Food Network

Food network is one of the many channels we can watch on our TVs, which are boxes with screens that show different programs. On this website you will find a plentiful assortment of yummy recipes as well as watch some of their programs, called TV shows.

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  • http://espn.go.com/
    A website where you can look at your favorite sports, sports teams, or any statistics related to sports.
  • http://faq.teamxbox.com/detail/1/Xbox-Console-FirstGeneration/
    This is a site where you can look at what the first gaming console made by Microsoft, which is a technology company.
  • http://juliaeesposito.blogspot.com/
    Where you can see what Julia Esposito is thinking about at the moment she writes the entries.
  • http://knicksnow.com/
    A site where you can see the latest news about the New York Knicks, which is a sports team.
  • http://mlb.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=NYY
    The Mlb is a very ‎Marvelous league of the most elite baseball players in the world. 9 people on the field trying to stop the other team from scoring by hitting the ball and going around the bases trying to get more runs than the other team.They try to win the world series!
  • http://saleen.com/
    Saleen was created in 1984 by Steve Saleen in Southern California. Saleen creates high-performance vehicles for street and track. Saleen also produces and markets a broad line of performance parts, designs, engineering and certification services, and clothing. Saleen has a wide base of cars, from wide-base muscle to fast ,and with your parts maybe offroad!
  • http://www.android.com/
    They make devices that you can go on the internet or play games. They make mobile devices that you can use from anywhere. The have tablets that you can go on the internet and play games. You are able to call and text on the device.
  • http://www.cmt.com/
    CMT is a television channel, that shows TV shows that influence country music, or take place in the American South. A TV is a electronic device that allows a person, to watch motion pictures, that tells you stories or inform you with news. CMT stands for Country Music Television, and is watched by many Americans.
  • http://www.ct.gov/
    This website is all about the state of Connecticut. Connecticut is located on the East Coast. It will tell you all about the state's government. Such as, the judicial, legislative, and executive branches. It will also tell you about jobs, living style, learning and business. Also, things you can go to visit and do in Connecticut.
  • http://www.foodnetwork.com/
    Food network is one of the many channels we can watch on our TVs, which are boxes with screens that show different programs. On this website you will find a plentiful assortment of yummy recipes as well as watch some of their programs, called TV shows.
  • http://www.gamestop.com/
    On this website,you can browse the list of video games and buy them. You can buy pre-owned games that are cheaper than if you were to buy it at the regular price. You can buy games for your Xbox, nintendo,wii and much more. Xbox,wii,and nintendo, are devices that you can play the video games in.
  • http://www.hoophall.com/
    Being the official site for the Basketball Hall of Fame, this website will show you upcoming events, past awards, and basketball records.
  • http://www.maserati.us/
    Maserati was founded on December 1, 1914 in Bologna, Italy. The company has a rich history, lasting almost a century, making innovative and breath taking road cars.
  • http://www.nba.com/
    A fast pace game played between two teams of five players in which goals are scored by throwing a ball through a netted hoop fixed above each end of the court. This website discusses what is going on with the different teams that play professionally.
  • http://www.powtoon.com/
    Powtoon is a website that allows you to use many animations and pictures to create a presentation.
  • http://www.rockstargames.com/
    Rockstar Games is a company that makes fictional situations happen. They make things that are called "video games" where you can do things that you can't do in real life. They make these objects for the public and they can play these creations on the designated system.
  • http://www.tlc.com/
    This is a website that is for a television, program that captures scenes, from someone's everyday life. They have everything to baking to wedding dress shopping.Anything you would like to know is there and the shows, programs, are child friendly.
  • http://www.vineyardvines.com/
    A fashionable clothing store that offers preppy, high quality, apparel to men, women, and children.
  • http://www.weather.com/
    This website is about weather in your area. You can fins videos, photos, maps and forecasts. You can also see whats on tv and many other science and health series which is on this tv network called The Weather Channel
  • https://minecraft.net/
    An online, interactive game that people all across the world play, which is able to be played on PCs, tablets, and iPhones, which are mobile devices used to access the Internet. It is a game that allows people to play with other people across the world, and allows people to do many role-playing-games known as RPGs. It is currently very popular among young people in this day, because of the ability to create new worlds and games.
  • https://signup.netflix.com/
    Netflix is a service that allows people to watch moments and scenarios on film anytime and anywhere.

Shopping 2014

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Shop Rite

A New England grocery store.

The act of purchasing clothes, food,or goods either over the internet, or in person, by going into a store or on a website. You can also purchase items on a mobile device.

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Teen Life 2014

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Wallingford Girls Softball League

Perfect website to find out everything you need to know about the Wallingford Softball League. This game is fast-paced where you strike the ball thrown to you. Can you make it all the way through the bases. On this website you can see all their postponed games, too.

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  • http://wgsl.org/
    Perfect website to find out everything you need to know about the Wallingford Softball League. This game is fast-paced where you strike the ball thrown to you. Can you make it all the way through the bases. On this website you can see all there post poned games, too.
  • http://www.3m.com/
    They create so so many things from sponges to lint rollers and they have so many different things
  • http://www.ae.com/web/index.jsp
    Popular clothing store for teenagers and preteens. Buy sweaters,jeans, shirts, etc. All made from the softest and more comfortable material.
  • http://www.bigideasmath.com/
    this is where you could look up ur math book online instead of having to carry it home with u. u could also look up lessons and do examples of something u dont know how to do. u can watch videos too
  • http://www.ciachef.edu/newyork/
    a prestigious culinary school in Hyde Park, New york, and several other locations that teach students the proper methods of cooking and baking. this college prepares you for a career in the culinary field.
  • http://www.coolmath-games.com/
    Cool Math Games is a website packed with fun games that can help you practice your math skills. There are pictures on the home page that describe each game. You can also click the list of games from A-Z in alphabetical order.
  • http://www.corestandards.org/
    Standards for Common Core learning at schools
  • http://www.crayola.com/
    They are wax colorful writing utensils used for coloring pictures.
  • http://www.dixonticonderoga.com/
    Dixon Ticonderoga is a pencil company. They make penicils which are wood sticks with graphite in them with an eraser on the end to write things with. An eraser is something you use to get rid of things you have written by rubbing it on top of what you have written on your paper.
  • http://www.dunkindonuts.com/dunkindonuts/en.html
    Dunkin Donuts is a chain fast food restaurant, where you can order food from your car, or go inside have and have a meal. The food is given to you in around 5 minutes. They sell baked goods like muffins and donuts, along with breakfast foods like bagels eggs and hash browns. Another item they are popular for is coffee and frozen beverages in many different flavors.
  • http://www.expomarkers.com/home
    An erasable marker that is used on big white boards. They are used for writing big for the whole class to see. The teachers solve problems with them and they can erase it after and start on a new problem.
  • http://www.masonicare.org/
    Masonicare is a senior service that is devoted to taking care of seniors who are sick or need attention.
  • http://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en/home.html
    Mcdonald's is a fast food restaurant. a fast food restaurant is a place you could get food in under 5 minutes, but the food really isn't that good because its processed.
  • http://www.sadlier-oxford.com/vocabulary/vocabularyworkshop.cfm
    It is a book that teaches you grammar skills. it also teaches you how to spell and form sentences correctly.
  • http://www.scouting.org/
    Scouting is a big group connected by different troops and each group has 15-20 boys in it and they all learn survival techniques and how to sleep and live in the wilderness. Many boys learn how to handle death threatening situations. Also they will learn how to handle weapons and how to hunt with a real weapon. Also they would learn how to build transportation and other ways of electricity
  • http://www.sharpie.com/Pages/GlobalLanding.aspx
    Sharpie is a popular and colorful permanent marker company. lots of people use this for art, official documents, papers, and a lot more.
  • http://www.stonehill.edu/
    this is a collage site witch is for the highest schooling buildings.
  • https://sites.google.com/a/wallingfordschools.org/chin-up-and-be-fierce/home/
    www.chinupandbefierce.org is a website made by Paul Bogush. It was made for his students so that they could easily work on their assignments by opening documents on the Internet, and reading instructions on the document. Paul Bogush also included many things on the site to help his students, such as a document that told them what work they had to do outside of their school, and quick ways to get to helpful websites.