Finding search terms

Use http://wikimindmap.com to enter a search term (use en.wikipedia). It will then give you related search terms that you can click on to go directly to wikipedia or use the term to use any search engine to find information.

Adding a reference to your information

  • Enter your information. At the end, type the following (make sure you put your website in instead of mrsmaine.wikispaces.com).
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After you save, a number will appear and the link will appear as a footnote on your page.

Using images and materials from the web

  • Find a list of copyright free or attribution sites here: http://eduscapes.com/tap/topic98.htm Be sure to give the name of the photographer when you cite your image
  • Sprixi is a great site for free to use pictures that are already attributed with the owners name.
  • Link to flickr creative commons: http://search.creativecommons.org/
  • Flickr storm: http://www.zoo-m.com/flickr-storm/
  • When using flickr pictures, be sure to give credit to the owner of the picture by typing next to the picture: Picture by flickr user (insert their name)
  • When using wikipedia pictures, give the link to the wikipedia article that has the pictures.
  • Great site to search flickr creative commons pictures: http://www.compfight.com/ Be sure the top of the page looks like this picture (click on each of the blue words to change them.)
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Other places to get free images

http://www.blogherald.com/2008/10/06/5-sources-for-free-and-legal-images/

What is Creative Commons?

View a great video explanation here.

Finding definitions easily online

http://www.easydefine.com/

Send a pic to our class flickr account

sent40below@photos.flickr.com
Link to class flickr pictures: http://www.flickr.com/photos/30198015@N04/

How to cite sources

View this source.

Study tips

http://academictips.org/highschool/ability.html

Simple wikipedia

This link has easier to understand definitions with many of the unnecessary information removed: http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

How to write better

http://preciseedit.com/Article10OverusedWords/tabid/215/Default.aspx

Using diigo for bookmarking


Create a graph

http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/default.aspx
http://crappygraphs.com/user_graphs/makecrap.php

Editing pictures

Use this free site: http://www.pixlr.com

Citation site


Free music for projects

http://www.ibaudio.com/
free multimedia links
http://www.jamendo.com/en/
http://creativecommons.org/audio
http://podsafeaudio.com/
http://www.setoncchs.com/library/music-online.htm
http://music.download.com/

Online photo editing