Keystone Jr.-Sr. High School
Knox, PA 16232
Knox, PA 16232


Resources for Students

KHS Information Graduation Project   Language Arts Math
Multimedia Research SAT Prep Science  
Social Studies Technology    

KHS Information

Accelerated Reader Book Finder
Library Catalog (Search for books in the KHS library.)
Personal Electronic Devices Guidelines
(UPDATED FOR 2014-15)
Responsible Use Policy for Computer Technology and Internet (UPDATED FOR 2014-15)
Student Handbook (
UPDATED FOR 2016-17)
Student Dress Code

Google Apps for Education (Can't log in? Add ksd to the end of your Keystone password.)

Student Portal  Check your grades!

Language Arts

Summer Reading List for Students (K-12)  from the "Innovative Teaching Newsletter." See link at bottom of list for printable version.

Accelerated Reader Book Finder

Common Grammar and Usage Mistakes
http://www.englishchick.com/grammar/
From redundancy, to comma splices, to dangling participles, split infinitives, and pronoun agreement, find a review of common grammar errors here.

Guides to Grammar and Writing
http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/index2.htm
Whatever the grammar principles your want to cover, you will find plenty of practice here. An overview of each grammar topic is followed by an interactive quiz.

Interactive Self-study Grammar Quizzes
http://a4esl.org/q/h/grammar.html
Students who are having problems with writing and grammar can progress at their own pace with the interactive quizzes included here, covering articles, conjunctions, plurals, pronouns, sentence structure, prepositions, and more.

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Math Help

Algebra Tutorials 
http://www.mathpower.com/tutorial.htm
If you need help with inequalities, factoring, quadratic equations, or word problems, a large compendium of tutorials is available online here for practice, instruction, or study.

A Maths Dictionary for Kids
http://www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com/
The Maths Dictionary is animated, interactive, and allows you to practice your math skills. Over 500 terms are explained in simple language.

Ask Dr. Math
http://mathforum.org/dr.math/

BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Helper Math Sites
http://bjpinchbeck.com/students/math/

Math Open Reference (Geometry)
http://www.mathopenref.com/

Purple Math--Your Algebra Resource
http://www.purplemath.com/

Timez Attack 
http://www.multiplication.com/interactive_games.htm

Webmath.com
http://www.webmath.com/

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Multimedia Sources

Creative Commons Search
http://search.creativecommons.org/

Mrs. Wit's Creative Commons Resources
http://www.delicious.com/barbwit56/creativecommons
A list of web sites for finding photos, music, etc. with Creative Commons licensing.

Copyright-friendly Media
http://copyrightfriendly.wikispaces.com
Links to copyright-friendly images, music, sounds, videos, etc.

Free Digital Photos
http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/

MorgueFile
http://morguefile.com/

Photos for Class (Creative Commons licensed images; photos have attribution information on them when downloaded.)
http://www.photosforclass.com/

Pics4Learning.com
http://pics.tech4learning.com/

Pictures of Plants and Insects
(Be sure to cite sources.)
http://www.bugwood.org/

Pixabay (Public domain pictures; no attribution required!)
www.pixabay.com

Photo Editing:
...PicMonkey--free online photo editing
...Webresizer.com--optimizes photos and reduces file size automatically; use for images on web sites.

Finding Images to Use in Multimedia Projects
http://pgreensoup.com/finding-images-to-use-in-multi-media-projects/
Information and a video on how to perform an advanced Google search to find and cite images with Creative Commons licensing.

Wildlife Photos
http://kenthomas.us/?page_id=13
Beautiful wildlife photos released into the public domain.

Music:
   Jamendo
   http://www.jamendo.com/en

   Purple Planet
   http://www.purple-planet.com/#

   ccMixter
   http://ccmixter.org/

   Free Music Archive
   http://freemusicarchive.org/

Sounds:
   SoundBible
   http://soundbible.com/

Video:
   Moving Image Archive
   https://archive.org/details/movies

    Public Domain Review
   http://publicdomainreview.org/

   National Park Service B-Roll Video
   http://www.nps.gov/pub_aff/video/index.html

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Research Tools

Big 6 Assignment Organizer (Grades 7-12)
Big 6 Assignment Organizer for Grades 7-12.dot
This document will open in Microsoft Word. You may type on it, then save and print.

Citation and Bibliography Generators:

Bibme
http://bibme.com

Citation Machine
http://citationmachine.net
Use this web site to make bibliography entries for your Works Cited pages.  It's easy--just fill in the blanks, click Process, and copy and paste!

EasyBib
http://www.easybib.com/

OttoBib (books only--enter ISBN number to generate citation)
http://www.ottobib.com/ 

Copyright-friendly Media
http://copyrightfriendly.wikispaces.com
Links to copyright-friendly images, music, sounds, videos, etc.

Dictionary
http://thefreedictionary.com/
This site has developed a reputation as a multifaceted, virtual research hub for students and teachers. Not only can visitors use this free web site to look up words--it features more than 1 million entries for words in general use--but you also can access a virtual encyclopedia, thesaurus, and reference guide, among other tools. Students and teachers can use the site's flagship interactive dictionary feature to look up definitions, synonyms, antonyms, and usage examples from classic literature, as well as audio/phonetic pronunciation guides and word etymologies.

Choose the Best Search for Your Information Needs
http://www.noodletools.com/debbie/literacies/information/5locate/adviceengine.html
This informative and up-to-date page provides you with the information needed to make educated decisions about the places to search for specific types of data

Recommended Search Tools
http://www.keyknox.com/highschool/search.htm!
Use these quality research resources to do your best project ever.

Redzee (Search Engine)
http://www.redzee.com
RedZee Search is a new, free search engine for schools. Set up like Google, RedZee can search Web sites, video, images, and much more.

Research Notes Organizer (Mrs Winters)

Tools for Search
http://toolsforsearch.wikispaces.com
Find the best tools for searching blogs, wikis, Twitter, and much more.

Web Site Evaluation Guide
http://www.keyknox.com/bwit/webeval.pdf
Use this to determine whether a web site you are viewing is a reliable source of quality information.

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SAT Preparation

Number2.com
http://www.number2.com/
This free site, which recently received a solid review from Consumer Reports Webwatch, offers tutorials, practice sessions, and vocabulary building exercises for the SAT, ACT, and GRE. In addition, parents, teachers, and counselors can access real time reports to monitor student progress.

Science

The experiMENTALS 
http://www.abc.net.au/science/experimentals/
This is a great science site that makes science fun and interesting! (To watch the videos, choose to "change player settings" to choose Windows media player and an appropriate Internet speed.)

Social Studies

Digital History
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/
...a deep and well-done site "developed to support the teaching of American History in K-12 schools and colleges"; it includes a textbook, essays, multimedia presentations, a database of links, classroom handouts, and much more to make history come alive for students

Geocaching Web Site
www.geocaching.com

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History: For Teachers & Students
http://www.gilderlehrman.org/teachers/index.html
This page, for teachers and students, provides lessons, tips, and ideas for use of this collection of more than 60,000 primary source documents detailing the political and social history of the US from 1493 to modern times.

History and Politics Outloud
http://www.hpol.org/record.php?id=72
Listen to King deliver his most famous address, "I Have a Dream."

History Channel's Collection of Speeches
http://www.historychannel.com/speeches/
"Hear the words that changed the world. Our vast collection of speeches is drawn from the most famous broadcasts and recordings of the twentieth century."

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Technology

Technology Resources:
Keyknox Tech Wiki (maintained by Mrs. Witkowski, KSD Instructional Tech Specialist)
Mrs. Geary's Wikispace (maintained by Mrs. Geary, KHS media specialist)

Wikispaces Help
http://gettingtrickywithwikis.wikispaces.com/

xxxxxRemoving borders from tables

Web Page Design 
Basic Design Principles

Adobe's Digital Kids Club
http://www.adobe.com/education/digkids/
Find info on digital photography, digital video, digital storytelling, etc.

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Page last updated on 09/07/2016 .