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These Archive-It collections were selected by Journalism students at Miramonte High School in Orinda, California. The Journalism class consists of 9th - 12th graders who are studying communications and publishing across a variety of media. Miramonte High School serves students who live in the suburban residential communities of the San Francisco Bay Area. Miramonte High School students archived a total of 19,658,358 URLs.

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No Fear Shakespeare

When reading Shakespeare in English, often students are confused by the archaic language used in his plays. No Fear Shakespeare offers a modern translation of Shakespeare plays, and places it side-to-side with the original text.

This listing, collected by the Miramonte High School journalism 1 class 2008-09, reflects websites that teens frequent for help with assignments and for learning. This collection captured 5,027,140 URLs.

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  • http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/index.html
    Everybody has a favorite animal, and wants to know more about them. the animal diversity web has tons of detailed information about different species of animals. Students can use it for reports, or just to learn for fun.
  • http://answers.yahoo.com/
    This is a site where people can ask questions, and other people can respond with the answer. Teens today use this site for anything from makeup tips, to homework help, to ideas for their next birthday party. It really represents what modern teens have questions about.
  • http://citationmachine.net/
    This website helps students easily created bibliographies for any school projects that may require them. You can enter information on a book, website, or any other source and Citation Machine will correctly cite the source. Many student find this to be extremely helpful in easily creating a correct bibliography.
  • http://dictionary.reference.com/
    Oftentimes there are words that teenagers don't understand the meaning of. Dictionary.com is a quick and easy solution. The website also has a thesaurus and a newly added translator.
  • http://dictionary.reference.com/translate
    The online dictionary?s website translator is a helpful tool for student?s language homework. Teenagers in language classes often don?t know a few words of what they need to complete their homework for their language classes. Dictionary.com?s translator is a simple way to find out a word or sentence that is needed to complete a report or assignment.
  • http://driversed.com/
    DriversEd.com and other similar websites provide a quick and easy education for future drivers trying to get their permit.
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biology
    This article on Biology is helpful to teens, for Biology is a course that many High School students take. Although some teachers are skeptical about the editing of Wikipedia pages and faulty information, this particular page offers a lot of interesting and helpful information to students.
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_the_French_Revolution
    Many students use Wikipedia to find information for research reports. This specific entry gives a timeline of events in the French Revolution. This is a subject that students often have to research.
  • http://miramonte.acalanes.k12.ca.us/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp
    Blackboard is a website that schools from all around the country use to let teachers and students communicate while they are away from the classroom. Students use the website to check their homework assignments and to submit assignments. Teachers use the website to post documents, grades, and homework assignments. Blackboard is like an electronic agenda that students can access from home in case the "forget" to write their homework down in class.
  • http://new.music.yahoo.com/
    Yahoo! Music is an archive of music of all genres. This is popular with teens because they can browse their favorite videos for free and watch exclusive interviews with their favorite artists. They can also buy songs for their MP3 player.
  • http://news.bbc.co.uk/
    BBC News gives the news from a perspective that most American teens don't usually see. A non-domestic view, a lot of the news deals with world problems rather than mostly domestic problems.
  • http://news.yahoo.com/
    This is a great site for teenagers to view the news of the day and it helps them to understand the information especially if they are members of yahoo. Yahoo gives information very quickly and is one of the most reliable sources for a person who wants to learn about the information of the day.
  • http://nfs.sparknotes.com/
    When reading Shakespeare in English, often students are confused by the archaic language used in his plays. No Fear Shakespeare offers a modern translation of Shakespeare plays, and places it side-to-side with the original text.
  • http://www.classzone.com/cz/books/woc_07/book_home.htm?state=CA
    Classzone is a website that students can take pretests on. Although it contains many various subjects. The most popular is science. According to the textbook you use, the website has quizzes according to that textbook and what chapter you need to be quizzed on. This reflects teen culture because our school life is very stressful and anything to make it easier is something we use.
  • http://www.cliffsnotes.com/WileyCDA/
    Free academic help with many subjects at school, ranging from literature, language, history, science, and math. This site is popular for students to find quick summaries or explanations for lessons they learn in school.
  • http://www.cnn.com/
    CNN is a website that gives teens world news. It is also a tv broadcast and displays the same information as seen on tv. Many teens who are interested in the news use this site when they miss the news or are already online.
  • http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/africa/archive/
    CNN is a news site that helps many catch up on current events, especially the Africa page. At the moment, Africa is always in the news, and teens have become interested in helping the people in war torn countries. This site give new and interesting information that gives a new sense of sympathy to teens.
  • http://www.freetranslation.com/
    When teenagers have questions about how to phrase something in french or Spanish, they can type it into the translator. It's a simple, quick and free tool that answers homework questions without a hassle.
  • http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0830515/
    Often teens will use the Internet movie database to look up new movies that they want to see. I recently used this website to research the latest James Bond movie, Quantum of Solace, to see if i could solve some unanswered questions i had after seeing it. Kids will also look up the movies they have seen a thousand times to find out more interesting tidbits and trivia that most people don't know.
  • http://www.invisiblechildren.com/home.php
    The Invisible Children website is for an organization which aids children in Uganda. After Uganda's current president, Yoweri Museveni, took control, a group of northern fighters called the LRA (Lord?s Resistance Army) lead by Joseph Kony, have terrorized the citizens of Uganda and abducted more than 60,000 children to fill their army. Invisible Children is a nonprofit organization started by three young filmmakers who traveled to Uganda and ended up finding out about how the children there are affected by the fighting. Many schools across America have Invisible Children clubs and the organization?s roadies travel around to different schools showing their main documentary, Invisible Children: The Rough Cut, which can be purchased or seen on youtube.com in various parts.
  • http://www.noodletools.com/
    Noodletools has several software tools aimed to help teachers and students. One of the tools featured is NoodleBib, which automatically creates bibliographies based on the information entered. Many students use NoodleBib to create a bibliography for projects requiring citations.
  • http://www.seventhsanctum.com/
    This site gives ideas for people who are stuck while writing. Many teens get stuck while attempting to write essays or stories for class. Some ambitious kids need ideas for the next plot twist in their novels. The site consists of many generators that spit out unusual and often ridiculous but inspiring ideas. There are generators for characters, names, settings, organizations, and interesting scenarios.
  • http://www.snopes.com/
    The TV show Mythbusters is very popular for the way they dispel or confirm urban legends. Snopes is basically Mythbusters for the web. Tons of information is available, encompassing subjects such as the War on Terror and Hurricane Katrina, as well as a variety of e-mail scams, and more. For any rumors/myths teens want to check out, Snopes is the place to do it.
  • http://www.spanishdict.com/
    The online Spanish dictionary is a reference center that is used daily by students learning Spanish. Its simple format makes learning new Spanish words effortless. Simply type in a Spanish or English word that you need translated and it will not only tell you the word, but also a bunch of other ways the word is used and its verb form. This online form of a Spanish-English dictionary shows that our teen population is just too lazy to go through a real dictionary and instead get the translation within seconds.
  • http://www.sparknotes.com/
    Many students use spark notes as an alternative to reading a boring novel in their class. Spark notes simplifies the text into modern common language and gives the reader or student only the necessary facts without other ideas that aren't significant within the story.
  • http://www.thehungersite.com/
    The Hunger Site is an innovative website that helps fight against hunger in third world countries. Teens can simply click a button on the website, and by doing so, they donate the value of 1.1 cups of food to the hungry, simply by clicking.
  • http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hip+hop
    Urban Dictionary is a website that contains a lot of slang terms of phrases used by teens of 2008. Teens can add words and update definitions of words. Website viewers can rate definitions and comment on definitions that other people posted.
  • http://www.vehix.com//default.aspx
    Vehix.com is an online site where people can sell and buy new and used cars. One can also research cars using the many helpful tools located on the site. It is representative to teen culture because it is very helpful to teens looking to buy their first car.

Teen Consumerism

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Eastbay is an online sports store. Student athletes go to Eastbay to buy sports equipment and clothes because they offer great deals, and they offer the same stuff that sports stores offer but for half the price. People also use Eastbay because it is easier to buy stuff from the comfort of your home instead of having to go out to the store.

This listing, collected by the Miramonte High School journalism 1 class 2008-09, reflects websites that teens frequent for purchases or consumer information. This collection captured 6,907,484 URLs.

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Teen Recreation

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This website represents the art and literature created by teenagers of our time. Its very important to see how teens express themselves from generation to generation, because it lets us see into their inner emotions. From stories and poems, to photographs and paintings, this site represents how teens today express themselves through art.

This listing, collected by the Miramonte High School journalism 1 class 2008-09, reflects websites that teens frequent for entertainment and recreation information. This collection captured 7,723,734 URLs.

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  • http://espn.go.com/
    ESPN is a quick and easy way for a sports fan to get all the information they need about their favorite team. On the home page, one is able to see current box scores from all major sports leagues, breaking news stories, and conveniently access links to specific team's pages.
  • http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2008/11/

    This website has now made it possible to personalize the gmail accounts. This is important to teenagers because it give a chance to individualize and make the email accounts their own. Teens are now very interested in making their own mark, and this website allows them to do so. With the many different themes and settings, this Google tool is adding new features every day.
  • http://offer.rhapsody.com/?pcode=srchrv&ocode=search&cpath=ppcse

    Rhapsody is a popular music downloading website. Rhapsody is legal and the music is free. It contains the top 100 songs and is easy to maneuver. Music is very important in teen culture and Rhapsody makes music easily available.
  • http://sports.yahoo.com/fantasy
    Fantasy sports is a replacement of Facebook for teen guys. Fantasy sports is an internet game that uses real life sports players mainly from baseball, football, and basketball. Owners of fantasy teams draft players in the beginning of the sports season they are playing. They then play games against other people on the internet, and based on how their players do, they receive points. The team with the most points in the end wins the game. Owners play whole seasons of Fantasy sports and they usually play for money. Owners can either play for money through the computer or they can be close friends and have their own pot of money. This is fun for all men because it lets them live their dream of playing sports and managing a team.
  • http://www.aintitcool.com/
    Ain't It Cool News features Hollywood rumors, interviews with respected directors, and screenshots and posters. These elements of the website are relished by devotees of the popular visual arts, many of whom are teens. Also, its reviews are taken into account by many teens when they decide to see the new blockbuster.
  • http://www.apple.com/trailers/
    Many teens love to watch movie trailers. This page provides easy access to trailers for newly released and soon-to-be released movies.
  • http://www.buzznet.com/
    Buzznet is a music community with all the latest music and band news. Music is extremely important to many teens and it is a key social part of their lives. A music website is interesting and cool to many, and very important to teen development. Band websites and info pages are popular for finding concerts and informations about the bands.
  • http://www.comcast.net/a/
    Many teens today have email accounts on this website. You can go to this website for a variety of thing such as shopping, and looking at the weather report. You can also look at news stories, music and much more.
  • http://www.comedycentral.com/
    This is a site that represents the comedy that is enjoyed by modern teens. Over the years, humor among teens change more and more, and Comedy Central is a popular channel that best represents what today's youth finds entertaining.
  • http://www.contracostatimes.com/high-school-sports
    Sports are a large part of many teens lives. Teens like to know how the competition is doing and for that information they will access their local newspaper website. Contra Costa Times posts statistics and articles about games of the local high schools and features players from different high schools.
  • http://www.cwtv.com/
    The CW is one of the most popular cable stations for teens today. There are many drama series that are shown weekly. All these shows reflect upon the teen culture today because the shows present issues that are present in high schools today. Many teens visit the television station's website to see previews of upcoming episodes or to read about their favorite actors and characters.
  • http://www.cwtv.com/shows/
    The CW is a TV station that has shows like Gossip Girl, 90210, America's next Top Model, and One Tree Hill. It represents teen culture by showing some of the favorite TV shows.
  • http://www.deviantart.com/
    This website represents the art and literature created by teenagers of our time. Its very important to see how teens express themselves from generation to generation, because it lets us see into their inner emotions. From stories and poems, to photographs and paintings, this site represents how teens today express themselves through art.
  • http://www.fandango.com/
    When planning a movie with friends, Fandango is a great place to figure out a place and time. Not only that, but it sells printable tickets that can let you skip waiting in line to buy your ticket and walk right in, and even shows news and articles about movies and celebrities.
  • http://www.flixster.com/
    Flixster is a website that allows users to share their opinions on movies. This includes movie quizzes and ratings. Users can find others with similar tastes in movies. With movies being a large part of teens' lives, Flixster can be used by teens to socialize with others.
  • http://www.foodnetwork.com/diners-drive-ins-and-dives/index.html
    Teens love to eat, and cook. The show Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives is hosted by Guy Fieri, who was chosen on a reality T.V. show, brings a young hip face to food network. This show hi-lights the best diners in the nation.
  • http://www.fox.com/
    This website is helpful to teens because majority of these shows broadcast at eight or nine o?clock. During these hours, most teens are studying, or doing homework, some even sleeping. This site has all the episodes online available to the world to watch their shows at a time suitable to their schedule.
  • http://www.hbo.com/trueblood/
    HBO?s Trueblood website reflects the media?s influence on many teenagers lives. The show Trueblood is a specific example of a show, yet many teenagers enjoy visiting the sights of their favorite TV shows.
  • http://www.hulu.com/
    This site features free viewing of popular NBC, Fox, and ABC shows and many movies as well. The showings are supported by brief, 30-second commercials from sponsors. Teens use this site to catch up on any missed episodes of their favorite shows.
  • http://www.icanhascheezburger.com/
    icanhascheezburger is a place where anyone can post pictures of animals (mainly cats), with funny captions. Many teens use this after school to have a quick laugh.
  • http://www.ign.com/
    IGN provides a single site with reviews and information for many types of popular media, including comic books, video games, and movies.
  • http://www.kotaku.com/
    Like it or not, video gaming is here to stay. It is a major part of teen culture. I cannot number how many conversations I?ve heard about Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare or Halo 3. Kotaku is one of the biggest game news blogs on the web.
  • http://www.music.com/
    This website contains many of the most watched music videos that teens are interested today. It represents what kind of music modern teens are interested in, as well as how we dance and what we wear.
  • http://www.nbc.com/Saturday_Night_Live/
    SNL is a commonly watched TV show by the teen population. This show reflects common humor among high-schoolers. This show also provides political news with a comical spin. The SNL website shows clips from past shows and excerpts for shows later on the week. Although SNL has been a part of our culture for many years, it is still a part of teen's recreational life in 2008.
  • http://www.nbc.com/Saturday_Night_Live/video/clips/update-palin-rap/773781/
    Saturday Night Live is a widely popular show because of its hysterical spoofs. Especially with the 2008 Presidential Election in full swing, SNL had many spoofs of the McCain and Obama debates, not to mention videos ridiculing Sarah Palin. The Sarah Palin Rap was a favorite video of teenagers because it showed her in a light where she let loose and had fun.
  • http://www.nbc.com/The_Office/video/
    NBC's "The Office" is a popular television show that many teenagers watch. This show is about a group of people who all work at a paper company called "Dunder Mifflin". The clash of personalities makes this show hilarious.
  • http://www.newyorker.com/
    The New Yorker covers lifestyles and culture that most major magazines will avoid. This makes it popular among teenagers interested in offbeat news. Its balanced, calm reporting with a dash of humor is the perfect blend to entice an audience.
  • http://www.onemorelevel.com/
    This is a site that represents teen gaming and how they are entertained. The wide variety of games on this site are a great example of what teens are interested in. From RPGs (role playing games, such as World of Warcraft), to fast moving 3-D animations, each game contains some aspect of entertainment for today's youth.
  • http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/
    Teens enjoy visiting this website. It offers all the latest news about popular bands, whether it?s about upcoming concerts, albums or interviews with artists, pitchfork media offers timely information about current music.
  • http://www.seventeen.com/
    Seventeen Magazine is a popular magazine among many teenaged girls. The magazine includes beauty tips, fashion style announcements and fun quizzes. So naturally their website would be a popular site for bored teenage girls.
  • http://www.sidereel.com/_home
    With the crazy schedules teens have to deal with, who has time to actually sit down and watch tv? Sidereel.com offers full episodes of hundreds of tv shows available online at anytime. This way, teens can still stay caught up with the latest episodes of their favorite shows, without having to sit in front of the tv during the original viewing time.
  • http://www.southparkstudios.com/
    South Park is a popular TV show that teens like. It is currently at the end of its 12th season and it has free episodes to watch online. THis show is very influential to the teen age generation and many conversations center on the show.
  • http://www.stepheniemeyer.com/
    Recently, Stephanie Meyer's Twilight and its sequels have caught the attention and admiration of teenager girls around the U.S. The series focuses on the romance between a dreamy vampire and a normal girl. With the movie debuting recently, fans are constantly exploring her site, which has everything from outtakes to playlists she used while writing.
  • http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/l/led_zeppelin/stairway_to_heaven_tab.htm
    One way for students to escape the stress of school is to play guitar. This website has a ton of popular songs in different skill levels. It also has lots of different genres of music.
  • http://www.urbandictionary.com/
    This is a site that gives teens a chance to introduce and define both real words and "slang". It provides much entertainment for people to do things like look up their names and see what people wrote as definitions, as well as being exposed to new words and phrases that they never knew about. Teen culture is represented very well by this site, because everything on the site is written by and for the people that make up our modern world.
  • http://www.vh1.com/music/?source=globalnav
    Many teens today are very interested in the music scene. On Vh1, teens can watch popular new music videos, and see what their favorite artists are up to. Vh1 also shows sneak pecks into upcoming music videos, and exclusive interviews with artists.
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bVa6jn4rpE
    You Tube Don't Tase me Bro is one of the most popular videos on You Tube. A student from The University of Florida was talking to John Kerry at one of Kerry's speeches. The student was giving John Kerry a hard time so the police had to remove him from the premises. The student resisted so they got him to the floor and put handcuffs on him. The student kept resisting so the police tasered him. Right before he got tasered the student yelled "Don't tase me! Don't tase me bro!" This became the number one saying of teens in 2007.
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DW--7ZmXrXo
    YouTube is a site that many teenagers use. You can watch numerous TV shows, clips of movies, and skits. This video is a skit that expresses the humor teenagers have today.
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXPT8sw_FjU
    Youtube is a popular website for various reasons. A main reason is the variety of music videos that it uploads. YES by LMFAO is a popular song by in the teen world. Rap is also a popular genre of music among teens.