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Mobile Access

To access a mobile version of this site when using your phone or iPad, scan this QR code with a free QR reader downloadQR Code generatored from your apps store.
You can also go directly to the mobile version directly through this link.

Cool Technology to Enhance Your Projects

Wordle  - creates word clouds with text that you enter
For an even cooler word cloud check out

Spell with Flickr - uses pictures to spell out text

Cool Text - animates your text

Big Huge Labs - lots of cool project ideas including poster makers

Glogster - create an interactive poster with video, text and photos

ScreenToaster - free online screen recorder. Capture video of onscreen action and share them instantly. No download necessary.

Dream Avatar - create an avatar to use in presentations or websites

VoiceThread - record video chats and discussions while working with powerpoints, images, etc.  Allows small group discussions and 5 ways to communicate incl. webcam, microphone, text.  Minimal price.

Tokbox or Skype - video chat with your friends and family for free. What's the diff?  Skype is a download whereas Tokbox works with your browser.  Tokbox can also have up to 6 people video chatting. There are some issues with privacy with Tokbox so you might want to do some research first to figure out which service fits your needs.

Cool Tech to Make Your Life Easier

PDF Converter
convert your .doc and docx files to PDF

Print what you like
insert the page URL and isolate what you want to print


New books are always arriving. Check the front display shelves for what to read next.

SHS Online Catalog  

If you can't find what you are looking for in our library, make a suggestion.  No idea what you want?  Check out our Book Page


Vocabulary Help
An online graphical dictionary that displays not only a word's meaning, but how it relates to other words and concepts.


These online resources are great for getting information on your topic.  These are trusted sources and our school pays for access to them.

   Gale Databases 

CQ Researcher  


Research Tools

Here are some free tools and sites to help you find, organize, and use research resources correctly.

The Rough Draft : Saline Area School's Writing Handbook

Delicious - save and share your bookmarks with this social networking site...access your bookmarks from any computer and use shared bookmarks to research your topic.

Evernote:  save your notes organize them with tags and access them 24/7 with this free notetaking tool

Zotero:  a notetaking tool brought to you by Firefox that is recommended for collecting, managing, and citing your research sources

Purdue Online Writing Lab:  Get help writing your essays

Copyright and Intellectual Freedom:  What you need to know about plagiarism, file sharing, and citing sources

Copyright Friendly - pictures and resources that are copyright free

Citation Help - guide to digital citation machines and style manuals