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TEENS: Online Escape

While we are closed enjoy this chance to escape from all the stress of social isolation with these homework helpers and fun online links.

LEARN

For even more homework help resources, please visit the teen homework and study help section of our website.

Brainfuse Homework Help
Online chat with certified tutors from 2 pm to 11 pm daily, for students in elementary grades through college. Also offers 24/7 skill-building exercises in all curriculum areas. Submit your paper online for writing assistance.

Codetheblocks.com
A fun, free way to learn the programming language Python by playing with virtual Lego blocks. No previous programming experience required whatsoever!

College Prep Center from Learning Express
Practice tests and interactive tutorials for PSAT, SAT, ACT, and AP exams.

Driver Education
Free driver practice tests specifically for Michigan.  Permits, road signs, motorcycle, commercial drivers license (CDL), fines and limits all available. Links to official Michigan online handbooks for drivers, motorcycles and CDL.

Explora for High School
Provides hundreds of popular magazines and reference books for high school libraries. Covers subjects such as art, history, sports, and music. Includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents. Also includes photos, maps, and flags.

Mango Language Learning
Choose from 65 languages, including Spanish, German and French. Fun and interesting way to improve your language skills outside of class. Also available in app form!

National Geographic Virtual Library
Entire contents of National Geographic magazines from its beginning, as well as a wide collection of digitized books. Great for research on geography, countries, animals, and even history. Excellent source of maps and photos.

School Center from Learning Express
Geared to the curriculum for Middle and High School, these online tutorials help build skills in academic areas.

Scratch
Learn how to code with scratch or just hang out and relax! Create stories, games, and animations that you can share with users from all over the world. No prior programming knowledge required.

TED-Ed
TED-Ed is TED’s youth and education initiative featuring both student and teacher-created short videos called TED-Ed lessons, which are paired with questions and resources.

TeenBookCloud

TeenBookCloud is an online collection of ebooks, enhanced novels, graphic novels, videos and audio books, which offers students in Grades 7 – 12 an amazing range of content. Free access to TeenBookCloud through August 31, 2020.

Stuck in Your Castle
New Hampshire State Library‘s Deborah D. shared this fun bingo card with public libraries for our current times with the Imagine Your Story theme. You can find the file in our manual uploads folder. Have something for this year’s theme that you’ve created and want to share? Log in to your www.cslpreads.org account and upload it in the Manual section for others.


MAKE

Craftster
Craftster is an online community for crafting and do it yourself (DIY) enthusiasts. Users post pictures of craft projects they have made and others comment and ask questions about how it was made.

Instructables
Instructables is a site for freely sharing DIY projects and tutorials at all levels. Users post instructions to their projects and then interact through comment sections below each Instructable step. There are even forums!

Thingiverse
Got a 3D printer or thinking about getting one in the near future? If so, then Thingiverse will be your best friend! Download user-created files for 3D creations of all kinds, from guitar picks to prosthetic limbs.


TAKE A BREAK

Do Nothing for 2 Minutes
Exactly what the title says. This site challenges you to do absolutely nothing for two minutes. Can you make it?

Dungeons and Dragons Freebies
Ready for an adventure? Wizards of the Coast has been creating daily freebies for Dungeons and Dragons that you can use to kick off incredible journeys at home.

Explore.org
Explore.org offers a vast variety of animal cams that allow you to watch African watering holes, senior dogs at play, tropical fish, and bald eagle nests from the comfort of your couch.

Make Everything OK Button
Things are stressful right now. This site provides a button to make everything okay.

Silk
Just click and drag to create amazing art. No rules, no time limits, no restrictions whatsoever. Just an opportunity to escape for a bit and make something that looks cool.

Teen Ink
Teen Ink is a monthly magazine written entirely by teens, for teens, and the website has an archive of over ten thousand pieces, all written and created by teen authors and artists, TeenInk.com always has daily poems, artworks, stories, bulletin boards, and more, including hundreds of categorized online resources for teens. There are even guides for colleges and summer programs!