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Books

Diversity in Awards
A guide to book awards that emphasize or include diverse characters & authors.

http://libguides.lib.msu.edu/c.php?g=96613&p=626686

Diversity in YA
A blog by two young adult authors that focuses on diverse characters in young adult literature and diverse authors who write it.

http://www.diversityinya.com/

Where to Find Diverse Books
Learn more on the "We Need Diverse Books" website.

https://diversebooks.org/

Book News & Reviews

Teen Reads
Reviews, info on upcoming releases, interviews, and more!

http://www.teenreads.com/

Diversity in YA
Blog postings about diversity in young adult literature. Diversity does not just mean racial diversity; this blog also focuses on gender, sexual orientation, and disabilities. Everyone deserves to be represented in the literature that they read.

http://www.diversityinya.com/

Book Riot: Young Adult
Reviews, articles, book lists, and more! In addition to all of these things, the Book Riot podcast features intelligent conversation about books and diversity in books, and often showcases young adult literature.

http://bookriot.com/category/young-adult-literature/

Book Awards

Outstanding Books for the College Bound
This diverse list of books for the college bound is broken up into section: Arts & Humanities, History & Culture, Literature & Language Arts, Science & Technology, and Social Sciences.

http://www.ala.org/yalsa/outstanding-books-college-bound#2014 List     

Coretta Scott King Award
The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.

http://www.ala.org/emiert/cskbookawards

Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers

http://www.ala.org/yalsa/quick-picks-reluctant-young-adult-readers

Popular Paperbacks
Each year there are 4 different paperback lists on different topics.

http://www.ala.org/yalsa/popular-paperbacks-young-adults

Edgar Awards
Mystery award that includes a Young Adult category.

http://www.theedgars.com/nominees.html#YA

Great Graphic Novels

http://www.ala.org/yalsa/great-graphic-novels

ALEX Awards
"The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18."

http://www.ala.org/yalsa/alex-awards

Printz Award
Given by the American Library Association, the "Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature."

http://www.ala.org/yalsa/printz-award#previous


  

Web Tools

Multimedia Tools

Thinglink

ThingLink is an interactive media platform that empowers publishers, educators, brands, and bloggers to create more engaging content by adding rich media links to photos and videos.

https://www.thinglink.com/

Twine

"You don't need to write any code to create a simple story with Twine, but you can extend your stories with variables, conditional logic, images, CSS, and JavaScript when you're ready."

https://twinery.org/

Sway

Create and share interactive reports, presentations, personal stories, and more.

https://sway.com/

Video Tools 

Emaze

Choose images and media, add charts or graphs, and create a multimedia tool to impress!

https://www.emaze.com/

Popcorn Maker

Use photos and online videos (such as those from YouTube) to create videos. Note: Popcorn Maker is created by Mozilla and best used in the Firefox Browser.

https://popcorn.webmaker.org/

Magisto

Grab files from Google Drive or upload them from your computer to create a movie.

http://www.magisto.com/

PowToon

Make an animated video with fun graphics in no-time.

http://www.powtoon.com/

Turn Your PowerPoint 2010 Slideshow into a Movie

How to make a movie using a tool that you already know: PowerPoint!

https://support.office.com/en-au/article/Turn-your-presentation-into-a-video-c140551f-cb37-4818-b5d4-3e30815c3e83

YouTube Slide Show

A video for how to create an animated slideshow within YouTube.

https://youtu.be/3-IiGnrjZ1o

WeVideo

Using a "storyboard" mode or "timeline" mode, you can easily create videos with your own or existing content.

https://www.wevideo.com/

Wideo

Drag-and-drop style video maker. Includes some templates.

http://www.wideo.co/

Graphs & Infographics
Pie Color

If your information would fit well in a pie chart, this is a simple tool to use. It's best to use a pie chart when you're trying to express percentages of a whole.

http://piecolor.com/

Create-a-Graph

An easy-as-pie website for making these kinds of graphs: bar, line, area, pie, and "xy." You can download, print, or email graphs that you create.

http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/default.aspx

 Posters & Ads 

Adobe Spark

Take high quality images and add text to make posters, social media ads, flyers, graphics, etc.

http://spark.adobe.com 

Canva

A simple but amazing design tool for making posters, informational graphics, and more.

https://www.canva.com/

Pablo

A tool for easily adding words or quotes to high quality free images. Create these beautiful images and use them in other tools, such as Google Slides, ThingLink, and much more. You can also customize your image to work well for different kinds of social media, such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.

https://buffer.com/Pablo

Graphic Organizers
Mindmup 2.0

Brainstorm, create presentations and document outlines with mind maps. Create and share mind maps in the cloud.

https://app.mindmup.com/

Popplet

A simple but powerful diagram creator. Perfect for uploading photos, maps, charts, etc. and connecting them with ideas and notes. Check out this basic sample.

http://popplet.com/

Trello

"Trello is a collaboration tool that organizes your projects into boards. In one glance, Trello tells you what's being worked on, who's working on what, and where something is in a process."

https://trello.com/

Sticky Notes/Bulletin Board

Padlet

Create an online bulletin board and add videos, images, links, etc. Then move the "notes" around and arrange them how you want to create an attractive presentation or use it to organize a project. Group members can collaborate on a padlet.

https://padlet.com/

Lino

Add sticky notes to a bulletin board and organize them. Can be used to present information, collaborate with others, or work on project management.

http://en.linoit.com/

3D Printing Links 

Cookie Caster

Draw and print out your own cookie cutter design.

http://www.cookiecaster.com/

Google Sketchup

Use Google Sketchup to design nearly anything. In addition to an extensive Learn Center, Sketchup also has an entire 3D Warehouse of models that can be downloaded and modified! Note: Sketchup needs to be downloaded.

http://www.sketchup.com/

Tinkercad

Self described as a "free, easy-to-learn online app anyone can use to create and print 3D models."

https://www.tinkercad.com/

Makerbot's Thingiverse

Has many different models that are downloadable, modifiable, and printable! Note that the model we have at BHS is the MakerBot Replicator 2.

http://www.thingiverse.com

Music Resources

Free Music Archive

http://freemusicarchive.org/

Sound Bible

Free sound clips, sound bytes, and sound effects.

http://soundbible.com/

Soundgater

Sound effects to download

http://www.soundgator.com/

FreePlay Music

http://freeplaymusic.com/index.aspx

Coding Resources

Pencil Code

https://pencilcode.net/

Image Resources 

Photos for Class

Note: This images vary quite a bit in resolution. If you are looking only for high resolution photos, consider one of the other options.

http://www.photosforclass.com/

Pixabay

Free high quality images that can be used (by Creative Commons) in presentations and other multimedia projects.

https://pixabay.com/

Openclipart

Get clip art, icons, and illustrations to use in your projects. The license permits using and reusing in any context.

https://openclipart.org/

Makerbook: Free High Quality Graphics

You may need to register with some of these sites in order to access their images.

http://makerbook.net/graphics/


Useful Apps

Presentation Apps

Haiku Deck (iOS)

Haiku Deck is the easiest way to create an amazing presentation on the web, iPad, or iPhone.

https://www.haikudeck.com/

Class Resources

Irelan Disease Resources

MeL Databases

MeL databases are provided through the state of Michigan and are available to all Michigan residents. The collection contains databases on many different topics. Some of the most helpful for this assignment might be:

Health and Wellness Resource Center

*Hint: Go to the advanced search and search for "CareNotes" to get an extensive patient pamphlet.

*Hint: The magazines and journal section is going to have the must current information of the tabs

Health Reference Center Academic

Government Websites

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Hospitals & Clinics (websites)

These are just examples. There are other hospital websites out there with patient information.

Mayo Clinic

Johns Hopkins Patient Information

Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center

Organizations (websites)

These are just some examples--your disease probably has an organization!

Especially good for: Current, updated research and treatments

Sickle Cell Disease

American Cancer Society

Lupus Foundation of America

Parkinson's Disease Foundation

"This I Believe" Recording Resources

iOS (Apple) Resources

VoiceMemo--This is the app that comes with the iPhone operating system. You can record, trim, and share using this app.

How to Create Voice Memos on Your Phone

Voice Memos: The Ultimate Guide