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  • Links

    Sweet Search: A search engine like Google, only better!  It has websites that librarians, teachers, or other experts have approved, so the information you get has a better chance of being reliable.

    Chapel Hill Public Library: They have great programs, extra copies of books (and books we may not have here), internet access, and they are open on the weekend when the CHHS library is closed.

    Orange County Public Library: We are lucky in Chapel Hill to have two public libraries!  Any one who lives in Orange county can get a card here.

    The Internet Public Library (IPL): This is a good source of web information that someone else has looked at and deemed reliable.  This doesn't mean the information on here is perfect, but it's a better place to start than Google (where anything goes).

    YA Book Blogs: This site has a long list of websites that review YA books.  Go here to browse and find one you like!

    Reading Rants!: An especially fun Young Adult book blog. 

    LibriVox | Free public domain audiobooks: Read by volunteers around the world.
     
    The News : Resources that Provide Balanced Viewpoints

    All Sides : Support Diverse Views and Balanced Perspectives. Unlike other media outlets, this site can offer you the depth and breadth you need to think for yourself. Support balance. Support AllSides.

    ProCon.org: Sponsored by Britannica. This media outlet does it’s best to deliver both sides to every topic they feature.

    Snopes.com: The definitive Internet reference source for researching urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation. Remember to check your facts before sharing.


    Beyond Powerpoint

    Prezi: This site allows you to make Prezis, a zooming presentation tool.  You create a "map" of your presentation and zoom in on different parts.  Prezi is online and free.

    Voicethread: A slide show that allows images, videos, and documents.  There are many ways to comment on a Voicethread, making it good for collaboration.  The district has a subscription; see Mrs. Lehr for log-in information.

    Animoto: Create great-looking videos with music, text, and images easily. 

    Voki: Create an avatar that speaks using your own voice! You can even make your Voki look like you.
     
    Powtoon: is an online business and school presentation software tool that allows you to create free, cool, and awesome animated video  as an alternative to using PowerPoint. 

    WeVideoEvery student and teacher in our district has access to create and edit videos using this platform.  Please check with our Instructional Technology Facilitator, Mr. Kingsberry, to learn more.



    Digital Resources


    Chronicling America:  Gain access to digitized newspapers from the Library of Congress.

    Digital NC: Is a great place to gain access to old Chapel Hill High School Yearbooks from 1925 - 1965.

    TED-ED Lessons:  If you haven't check out TedED Lessons' website to use in your lessons you just might be missing out. ​