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 front page is an example of the types of links that can be found on this site.
.Better Grades and Yourself
Don't judge me by my past; I don"t live there any more. Judge me on my merits because my potential is in my future.
Sites To visit daily
Free or Cheap Resources for Students and Teachers
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.
(Follow the leader,And you will always be a top-notch learner!)
The" focus" section is found on all webpages on this site. " Focus" contains some of the most useful, interesting and informative sites on the Internet.
(Man Using brainpower and ingenuity to get 72 inch cut the cheapest way possible.)
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!
Memorize How does it work? When the "enter text" button is selected, you can enter a item names for an item you want to memorize in the "item name" field, then add the item itself. (You can add as many items as you please, and can even enter entire lists of items (click here for instructions). The item names will appear in the right-side column
Big Huge Thesaurus and story creator This site is based on source data from the Princeton University WordNet database, the Carnegie Mellon Pronouncing Dictionary, and suggestions from thousands of people on the internet just like you.
Creativity Portal Take as much time with each prompt as you need, or set a 10-minute writing timer. Your first "Imagination Prompt" appears above. To generate another, simply click the "Next Prompt" button.
PC Classes Online Completely Free
Writer's Exercise Generator Writing Starters Free
Paper Rater Evaluate your writing (free)
After the Deadline Free for personal use. Grammar/style/spell checker.
TwinMarker The Agreement of Subjects and Verbs: checks for the third person singular present form of verbs. Determiner Usage: checks for redundant determiners, the order of determiners, and the combination of determiners and nouns. Free
Ginger (On Line) Grammar Checker – Perfect spelling and grammar is a single click away. Sentence Rephraser Ginger’s Free version gives users access for free up to a certain weekly limit. Once the weekly limited is reached, Ginger still displays corrections for misspelled words but you have to manually enter the corrected word. On the following Monday the capacity is reloaded and you can enjoy Ginger’s corrections until the capacity has been used up again. – Makes your text much more creative and stylish. Get Ginger! $$$ FAQ $4.90 or $9.40 per month
"Expresso" Analyze your Essays (beta) Free
Thesis Builder A tool to help students write a thesis statement and an outline. Free
The Electronic Essay A sample of writing tools Free
Tests for Students Tests for anyone. (ACT, AP Courses, Math, CLEP, GED, HSPT, ISEE, LSAT, SAT. SSAT, and more—- Free
Web Math Webmath is a math-help web site that generates answers to specific math questions and problems, as entered by a user, at any particular moment. The math answers are generated and displayed real-time, at the moment a web user types in their math problem and clicks "solve." In addition to the answers, Webmath also shows the student how to arrive at the answer. Free
CC Search Creative Commons Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools.Our free, easy-to-use copyright licenses provide a simple, standardized way to give the public permission to share and use your creative work — on conditions of your choice. CC licenses let you easily change your copyright terms from the default of “all rights reserved” to “some rights reserved.”Creative Commons licenses are not an alternative to copyright. They work alongside copyright and enable you to modify your copyright terms to best suit your needs. Free
EducatorLabs is comprised of school librarians and media specialists who volunteer as curators and conservators of the scholastic web. In previous decades, our resource collections were finite and we knew our card catalog backwards and forwards; nowadays, modern technology provides us with a seemingly infinite inventory of educational resources. Unfortunately, there simply are no comprehensive card catalogs for the internet and, sadly, many untapped resources go undiscovered by most teachers.
Bibme is a free automatic citation creator that supports MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian formatting. BibMe leverages external databases to quickly fill citation information for you. BibMe will then format the citation information and compile a bibliography according to the guidelines of the style manuals. If you prefer, you can enter your citation information manually. BibMe also features a citation guide that provides students with the style manuals' guidelines for citing references.
Quizlet Study and learn Vocabulary, (Free or $15.00 per year, but worth it.) You can create your own sets of words for your own specific purpose, or you can incorporate sets of words from other people who have made their work public. (An example is: "Medical prefix in root words for intro to nursing or testing such as SAT, LSAT, GRE, etc.") The following is another example from a "prefix set of words".
- Language Immersion add-on for Google Chrome If you use Google Chrome, there’s a nifty little add-on you might want to check out, called Language Immersion for Chrome. It’s built using Google’s automatic translation services, so you can select from 64 different languages. It also allows you to select a level of fluency (from beginner to fluent). The add-on takes whatever website you're looking and randomly replaces words with your foreign-language equivalent. Clicking on them changes them into English, and hovering over them will give you a pronunciation.
- Type It Type accents in a foreign language, online. It is also an App created for Windows.
- Handy keyboard shortcuts that take
- time to learn
- Switch between character sets while typing
- Choose boldface, italics, font face and other formatting
- Your text is automatically saved in case you exit by accident (in Firefox and Chrome) Free
- Socrative Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational exercises and games via smartphones, laptops, and tablets.
- Games BrainPop Free Stuff
- Student Competitions Studentcompetitions.com is the world's largest community of talents passionate about competing and connecting with global opportunities through showing one's skills. Studentcompetitions.com is powered by Sqore.com, the market leader for organizing online competitions.
New Found Sites - ( *CAP Center ***) The link to these web sites can be found on CAP Center web pages.
- Plastic to Oil this is a video about a Japanese man who has invented a machine that can turn plastic back into oil. It is a fascinating way to save our planet from CO2 omissions. * CAP Center Cool Future ***
- Hoax-Slayer is dedicated to debunking email hoaxes, thwarting Internet scammers, combating spam, and educating web users about email and Internet security issues. Hoax-Slayer allows Internet users to check the veracity of common email hoaxes and aims to counteract criminal activity by publishing information about common types of Internet scams. Hoax-Slayer also includes anti-spam tips, computer and email security information, articles about true email forwards, and much more. New articles are added to the Hoax-Slayer website every week. *CAP Center Useful Sites, Computer ***
- Learning Curve "… in a single database, it combines education input data with data on learning outcomes and data on social outcomes, such as employment and crime. All this data is openly available to researchers and others who want to make their own connections." * CAP Center Learning ***
- Doctor, Dentist, Hospital Find the right doctor, dentist or hospital that is right for you. Today Healthgrades is America’s leading online resource for consumers looking to choose a doctor or hospital based on objective information that can lead to better health. Nearly 1 million times a day, Americans rely on Healthgrades to find and connect with the right doctor and the right hospital – and ultimately the right care for themselves and their families. * CAP Center Health — Medical Trends ***
- Ginger I usually do not recommend programs that cost money, however this particular program is very exciting because of the learning possibilities. This particular video shows graphic examples of how teachers can track student progress in their writing abilities. Video Captain Planet The mission of the Captain Planet Foundation is to give the next generation of environmental stewards an active understanding and love for the natural world in which they live. Our unique program of funding and supporting hands-on environmental projects is designed to encourage innovative initiatives that inspire and empower children and youth around the world as they work individually and collectively creating environmental solutions in their homes, schools and communities. Free or $$$ * CAP Center Writing Tools ***
- Home Advisor HomeAdvisor, a subsidiary of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI), is a leading website offering comprehensive tools and resources for home improvement, maintenance and repair projects. With 13 years of expertise helping more than 25 million people find a trusted home service professional, HomeAdvisor is a cutting-edge resource in the home industry. Virginia Beach, VA. *CAP Center Useful Sites ***
- Diffen We believe that making the right choices should be easier than it is today. We believe that this is possible with information that is unbiased, free, concise and easy to understand. Diffen aims to provide a one-stop shop for such information. When you are faced with choices, you are looking for unbiased information. Diffen makes it a goal to clearly delineate facts and opinions. The community keeps content unbiased and fact-oriented. The ratings and comments provide outlets for opinions. *CAP Center Useful Sites ***
- Proofreading Proofreading means examining your text carefully to find and correct typographical errors and mistakes in grammar, style, and spelling. * CAP Center Writing ***
- ProPublica ProPublica is an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. Our work focuses exclusively on truly important stories, stories with “moral force.” We do this by producing journalism that shines a light on exploitation of the weak by the strong and on the failures of those with power to vindicate the trust placed in them. * CAP Center News ***
- Check List Sometimes the best ideas are simple ones. Two creative friends got together with one goal in mind - provide a simple way to help others organize, achieve goals and live a better life one check mark at a time. Out of this desire, Simply Checklists was born. For thirty years we've been creating and using checklists, so the next step seemed simple. Offer our detailed checklists FREE to others. *CAP Center* Useful Sites ***
- Hack The Menu HackTheMenu is your one-stop resource for all Secret Menu items at all fast food restaurants. Secret Menus at restaurants are comprised of unofficial and unadvertised selections that fast food chains will make when ordered but that do not exist on their regular menus. *CAP Center* Useful Sites ***
- Dollar Stretcher Not by selling you products. We don't have any to sell. What we do have a lots of practical information. You'll find new material on our website every day and a whole new front page each week. Our library contains thousands of articles on specific money-saving concepts or you can do a site search from any page on the site. You can sign up for one of our enewsletters and have great ideas delivered to you regularly. You might want to join our Financial Independence group. We also have an active Community where people share their money-saving ideas. *CAP Center* Useful Sites ***
- Password breaker How secure is your password? *CAP Center* Useful Sites ***
- On the Spot …episode of On The Spot is a lightning fast game of entertaining trivia. The answers will amaze you. Test your knowledge with questions like these. Can a cow have an accent?Which came first, the color orange or the fruit? As a kid, did Napoleon hate France? Was the name Google an accident? Who got the world's longest standing ovation? For the surprising answers to these questions and hundreds more, catch On The Spot every week. It's quite simply everything you need to know about everything. Check your local listings. *CAP Center* Search Engines ***
- Scout Find things to do in our area. Music events, festivals, historic places, etc. *CAP Center* Games Search Travel ***
- Milo Find a product in the local area. *CAP Center* Search Engines ***
- ZipList At ZipList, we want to make grocery shopping quick and simple. So we’ve put all the tools you need to effortlessly organize this weekly chore in one place. What does that mean? It means having your personal recipe box, shopping list and grocery deals all on one place, at ZipList.com. *CAP Center* Recipes ***how
- Smashwords Smashwords is the world's largest distributor of indie ebooks. We make it fast, free and easy for any author or publisher, anywhere in the world, to publish and distribute ebooks to the major retailers. FOR READERS, Smashwords provides an opportunity to discover new voices in all categories and genres of the written word. Once you register, the site offers useful tools for search, discovery and personal library-building. Most of our books are affordably priced, and many are free * CAP Center Reading **
- Road Trip Nation Roadtrip Nation empowers you to define your own road in life instead of traveling down someone else's. Living a life fueled by authenticity and passion allows people the ability to offer their creativity, ingenuity, and enthusiasm toward their goals. We hope that this, in turn, will build a better local, national, and global community. The Roadtrip Nation Movement exists to support, empower, and encourage individuals who want to define their own roads in life. *CAP Center* Careers ***
- Video * CAP Center Find a career that is right for you ***
- Quirky It all starts here, folks. If you’ve got an incredible invention idea, submit it to our community and one day it could end up on store shelves. Check out our blog for tips on creating top notch ideas: The strongest ideas are well researched, easy to understand, and we can build them with modern technology. Whether you already have a patent or just drew your idea on a napkin this morning, we’re happy to receive it, so long as it’s a physical consumer product. To submit your idea for consideration, you first need to create an account. Once you have joined our community, submit your idea using our submission form.
- Car Advice Have a question about your car. This may be the place to get it. Also suggested was a site for "Safe Teen Driving". and "Child Safety Seat Knowledge Base". (These sites link suggested by Amanda) Thanks Amanda! *CAP Center* Useful Sites ***
- Dam Delicious I’m Chung-Ah and welcome to Damn Delicious! I initially created this blog in 2011 to organize my favorite recipes but it has blossomed into something that has become a huge part of my life. I’ve met such amazing foodies, connected with readers all over the world, and have conquered many culinary feats in my closet-sized kitchen. *CAP Center* Recipes ***