BHSMC QUICK LINKS

AREA PUBLIC LIBRARIES

Belleville Area District Library
The Belleville Area District Library is located just a few blocks away from BHS. The teen-friendly staff there is very helpful and the library has great summer reading programs for kids and teens. 

Canton Public Library
If you take Belleville Road up toward Canton, you will end up driving by this library. If you get to Cherry Hill Rd., then you have gone too far. 

Ypsilanti District Library
With three local branches, there might be one near you! 

BHS MEDIA CENTER

Or if you would prefer, check out the narrated video below!

Want to Renew Your Books Online? CLICK HERE

Once you are on the page, click "log in" in the upper right-hand corner. Then enter your student number as user name and password. Once you are logged in you will click on the upper left-hand corner, then go to checkouts on the drop-down menu. Renew away! 

BOOKS

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

Lib Guides

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.

Diversityinya

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

Diverse Books

BOOK NEWS & REVIEWS

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

Teen Reads

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.

Diversityinya

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.

Book Riot

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.

Outstanding Books College Bound 

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.

Book Awards

Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers

Quick Picks Reluctant Young Adult Readers

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

Popular Paperbacks Young Adults

Edgar Awards
Mystery award that includes a Young Adult category.

The Edgars

Great Graphic Novels

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."

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."

ALA

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.

Thing Link

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."

Twine

Sway

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

Sway

VIDEO TOOLS 

Emaze

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

EMaze

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.

Popcorn Maker

Magisto

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

Magisto

PowToon

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

PowToon

WeVideo

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

WeVideo

YouTube Slide Show

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

YouTube

Wideo

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

Wideo

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

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)