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 this CAP center site. If you have any suggestions or comments try my contact form.
A summary of this homepage was completed in a mind map format by a program called “Scapple," ($14.99 ) saved as a Png and incorporated into the Scrivener text editor. It was then transferred to the HTML editor “Sandvox” on the iMac, and posted below. This transference was done in this way to simply illustrate the concept of mind mapping.
Khan Academy Video “ You Can Learn Anything “
One of the purposes of this site is to encourage students to Find the Career That Is Right for You! Every adult understands that this 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.
.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.
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 site are for teachers, and they contain such things as lesson plans, educational value, or student improvement qualities.
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.
*** Everything on my site is or was free when I linked to it. Several programs have pro additions that give you more improvements and tools for a price. The money programs listed below are worth the money. ***
Evernote Free to join with 2GB of data storage. $5.00 per month or $45.00 per year for Premium Evernote cost five dollars per month or $45 per year. It is an extremely efficient program for organizing daily projects and synchronizing your work to all of your devices. Pictures and text are presented in a slideshow format. similar to PowerPoint. The program can be downloaded to your computer, or it can be run directly from the Internet.
Quizlet Free, but extra tools cost $25.00 per year. Quizlet is a online flash card program for learning vocabulary with sets of flash cards developed by you from each of your subjects. It has an iPhone and an iPad application, as well as an android application that are used by over 100 million people. Quizlet uses text to speech audio technology in 18 different languages that is equal to native speaker quality. The ambition of this site is to “…enhancing Quizlet with everything from tools for specific domains (e.g. verb conjugators and reference dictionaries) to interactive experiences (e.g. multiplayer sentence writing games) to integration with external content and courses. We’re not just looking to make learning faster or more convenient, but to make it more challenging, stimulate critical thinking and help people learn from one another.
Scrivener 2 Free trial for 30 days. Cost is $45.00. This is one of the most interesting and well developed writing tools that I’ve come across very long time. The objective of Scrivener is developed well organized writing habits. It has templates for writing a novel, short story, journal or whatever your heart’s desire. You can start out by simply placing your ideas are corkboard, organizing them in an outline format or however you want to start your writing. If you are writing a book, you can organize your thoughts in chapters or whatever form you would like. There is an upward learning curve, however, there are videos to help you understand all the intricacies of this text editor.
What is Scapple? Free Trial for 30 DaysScapple is an easy-to-use tool for getting ideas down as quickly as possible and making connections between them. It isn’t exactly mind-mapping software—it’s more like a freeform text editor that allows you to make notes anywhere on the page and to connect them using straight dotted lines or arrows. If you’ve ever scribbled down ideas all over a piece of paper and drawn lines between related thoughts, then you already know what Scapple does.
LiveScribe The Pen ranges from $117.00 to $200 Watch your digital world expand and your notes become more useful when everything you write and draw on paper is instantly synced to Livescribe+. Pair your Livescribe 3 smarten and everything you write appears on your tablet or smartphone. MyScript app for the LiveScribe pen.
Speed Reading Improve your reading speed Eyercize is dedicated to all those people that want to read faster but they either don’t know how to get better at it or don’t have the drive or time to be constantly exercising their skill. Bring up the page you want to read into your browser, click on “speed read it”, and you can improve your reading speed in the subject of your choice. Just drag this link speed read it and drop it onto your browser’s bookmark toolbar
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.