The Purpose of the CAP Center:
This site is dedicated to helping students find a career of their choice, and achieve academic success in their subjects.
This index page is an example of the types of links that can be found on The CAP Center site. If the Career and Academic Preparation Center has been helpful to you, please leave a comment or suggestion on my contact form.
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Finding the right career is a major decision in a person’s life. Some have come to this decision simply by trial and error, and others have entered their career by setting goals, getting encouragement from others and making the right choices. Motivation and encouragement are prime to achieving these goals. This section is my way of taking this very large and difficult problem and creating a simple solution using facts, setting goals, encouraging choices and developing a plan of action to discover and achieve your desired career.
Even if you graduate from high school or college, you are still left with the big question, "What do I do now?” The whole concept of finding a career and making choices has moved beyond the idea of working in the local factory or knocking on doors to find a job. The following two movies illustrate a career in graphics from the year 1963 and a present day career in graphics, 2014. It takes talent, skill, persistence, and dedication to achieve your career goals. Best Careers for You
Careers today and careers of tomorrow will be very different. Take a look at the two following examples.
A Career in Computers
The Future: Ted- Deep Learning by Jeremy Howard -“
A Career in Graphics
Computer-Generated Films, from 1963 to the present.Graphics Today
- Surgery -Past — Future Ted Talk
Better Grades and Yourself
“Don't judge me by my past; I don't live there anymore. Judge me on my merits because my potential is in my future.” Unknown I don’t know who said this but I find it refreshing to know that you can start over from scratch in spite of whatever past you had. The future is always fresh and new, and the following links are things to think about the new directions your life may take.
8 tips for studying smarter. “The majority of students study by re-reading notes and textbooks — but the psychologists' research, both in lab experiments and of actual students in classes, shows this is a terrible way to learn material. Using active learning strategies — like flashcards, diagramming, and quizzing yourself — is much more effective, as is spacing out studying over time and mixing different topics together.”
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Sites To visit daily
This page contains events and happenings in the United States, Virginia, and Tidewater. If you have the Google calendar this web page starts out with a widget plug-in that you can install into your Chrome Browser. This widget allows you to copy the time, date and event that you are interested in attending. It then transfers, with the click of your mouse, relevant information to your Google calendar.
The additional links on this page connect you to happenings in the state of Virginia and Tidewater Virginia. These events include festivals, college events, sports events, convention centers, and other forms of entertainment. There are connections to what is happening weekly, monthly, and on your birthday. Additional links connect you to articles of interest, blogs and news events.
You can visit this page daily and set up your schedule accordingly.
The very first thing that appears on this page are directions for installing a widget in Google calendar. Once installed, you can copy and paste events directly into your Google calendar from whatever website you are on.
The links that follow our events and happenings from the state of Virginia, local colleges, convention centers, area cities, as well as monthly weekly daily and what is happening on your birthday.
These include the following: The Khan Academy, e Media Va, Academic Earth, Curriki, SAS Curriculum Pathways, Kathy Schrock’s Guide to Everything, Math TV, Virginia Beach Library, cK-12, Forbes Free Learning Tests (beta),Learning for Life, Scholarship Labs, Immersion by Google, Memorize and SkillShare. (Cheap or Free)
(Follow the leader,And you will always be a top-notch learner!)
The”focus" section is found on all web the pages on this site. “ Focus” contains some of the most useful, interesting and informative sites on the Internet. This page is a compilation of many of the best sites that are found on the CAP Center. This page is a sample of the focus is on many sections of my website.The “Focus” link on this page will take you to some sites that stand out above the rest. Enjoy!
This page illustrates examples of new pages that I have created either by request or necessity. The second section of this page contains new sites that have found on the Internet. If you find these sites worth saving, it would be a good idea for you bookmark the particular site to our interested in. This page will change radically at times because I have integrated the links into my site or have found them to be not acceptable. New found sites will be incorporated somewhere on my site in the near future. Their placement is based on their content or suggestions.
These sites are for teachers, and they contain such things as lesson plans, educational value, or student improvement qualities.
Quick example: “Teachers Pay Teachers”
These sites are for parents. They contain such things as student protection and safety, parental advice, and guidance material .
KnockerBall "Knockerball™ was so much fun and something I never experienced before. I was able to run, jump and roll freely all around! I can't wait to play again and I'm buying them for all my friends and family!"- Katie P.
Water Powered Hover board Meet the Flyboard, the latest invention from French jet ski champion Franky Zapata. It uses powerful streams of water like a fireman’s hose to let people ride above the waves or even dive underneath the water.
WaterBird Imagine getting a great cardio work out and strength training as you glide across Lake Charles. I bet you could get in great shape quick. You would also be having a blast.
Free Rice (English)
Free Rice (Spanish)
Free Rice (French)
Click on the right answer in the middle of this page.If you get it right, you get a harder question. If you get it wrong, you get an easier question.For each answer you get right, we donate 10 grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Program.
This game is provided free of charge.This game is provided free of charge, but if you would like to make a donation it would be greatly appreciated. Just click on the Paypal button above. Even a small donation would go a long way. Thank you!
GeoGames was created by Reach the World and the National Geographic Society Education Foundation National Geographic is serving as the dissemination partner for Reach the World’s exciting interactive GeoGames.
Try These Interesting Sites:
Search Engine: Sweet Search
Comprehensive Internet Content: RefDesk
Learn Online: SAS Curriculum Pathways:
Free Learning: Memrise
City Data: Information
easel ly: 7000 Infographics (create your own)
Panorama: Create your own! (free)
Good N00ws: Create your own News (free)
For Kids: Great Websites for Kids
Money Skills: Financial Literacy for Everyone
Crime Statistics: Source Book
Your Google History: Your History
Longform Read the very best!
LiveWell Excellent site for diy and other practical information
Citation The fully automatic bibliography and citation maker. Save time by creating a cited page instantly in theMLA,APA,Chicago,or Harvard referencing styles! It’s easy, fast and it’s free!
WritingFix Prompter Click the button until you discover a writing prompt that sparks an idea in your brain. Write freely for ten or fifteen minutes, not worrying about writing conventions (spelling, punctuation, grammar, etc.) or if the sentences are perfectly formed. Just put some good ideas down in your notebook that you can build upon and improve later. If you have time, I always suggest you go back and add a visual (like Mr. Stick) to help you remember what you wrote down. Site is WritingFix.com
Floor Planner FREE Design Floor Plan ExhibitCore for weddings, your own home, events, and many more. (Plans $$$ pro month $14.95, 29.95, $120)
Fix Picture (Beta- which means they are testing it out - Paid version to come later.) Picture Conversion It’s so simple, select your picture file, choose some process to apply, click on OK, and you’ll be able to save the picture on your computer. Support all popular picture file formats (JPEG, TIFF, PNG, GIF, BMP, TGA, ICO, ICNS, PDF ...) and camera RAW formats (CRW, NEF, RAF, CR2, DNG, ...). More than 400 formats supported.
Google Ngram lets you search keywords in millions of books over the span of half a millennium, a useful tool for finding trends over time. For power users, the Ngram viewer also has advanced options, such as searching for particular keywords as specific parts of speech or combining keywords. Just in case you ever wanted to see how big cocaine was in Victorian times now you can.
Adult Learning Center The School Board of the City of Virginia Beach, through the Adult Learning Center has consistently demonstrated a strong commitment to adult education. The adult and continuing education program was created during the mid 1960's and was called Adult and Vocational Education. Mr. James Darden was chosen as the first public school director of an Adult Education program in the state of Virginia. Mrs. Bonnie Mizenko followed as Director, and Mr. Paul Palombo is the current Director.
Google Tools you did not know existed!
Khan Academy Video “ You Can Learn Anything “
Khan Academy Lite Download lessons and study at home. (KA Lite)
Khan Academy - All in Spanish “ Spanish Kahn Academy “