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College Info

Campus Tours
Take virtual tours and learn more about colleges around the country.

CollegeBoard
All the info you need to plan for college, from taking the tests to finding the right school and figuring out how to pay for it.

Financial Aid Tips
This website explains different types of financial aid, including tuition forgiveness programs and loans, along with advice on how to fill out scholarship applications and essays.

Testing and Education Reference Center (TERC)
Testing & Education Reference Center is a start-to-finish resource with all the information and support materials needed to make informed, confident decisions to shape the rest of your life. Click on the TERC logo to get started.

Study Guide Zone
This site is a treasure trove of free resources for students, beginning professionals, and anyone else who wants to improve his or her score on a standardized test.

US News College Rankings
Online edition of college issue of US News and World Report, including information on school rankings, financial aid, career and graduate study.

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Health

Eat Right - American Dietetic Association
The American Dietetic Association is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. ADA is committed to improving the nation’s health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy.

FamilyDoctor.org
Articles about a variety of health and body issues, just for teens.

HealthFinder
Your guide to reliable health information for teens, sponsored by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Find out how to become and stay healthy and balanced.

National Eating Disorder Association
Information about how to prevent eating disorders and provide treatment referrals to those suffering from anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder and those concerned with body image and weight issues.

Web MD: Teens
WebMD Teens is a unique and interactive Web site specifically tailored toward the health interests and general well-being of teens. WebMD Teens offers a secure environment to search for, request and receive valuable health care information on topics such as alcohol, drugs, emotions, health, family, friends, school, sports and more.

TeensHealth - Your Mind
Being healthy means dealing with the changes in your body - and your mind. Relationships, body image, families, emotions … sort it all out with this guide to mental health issues.

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Jobs and Money

BLS Career Information
What do you like? Math? Sports? Computers? Building and fixing things? Find careers you might like based on your interests.

JumpStart Coalition: Financial Smarts for Students
Imagine how you want to live once you’re on your own. Answer a few questions about the lifestyle you want to have once you’re on your own, then learn what it takes to live the life you want and what you’ll need to do to get you there.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
The Occupational Outlook Handbook provides valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. Find info about a career that fits you, including the training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, and working conditions.

Tax Information for Students
Check out this IRS list of links to answer your tax related questions, including “Where’s My Refund?” and “Taxable Income for Students”. You can link to the online FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application here too.

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Entertainment

Internet Movie Database
A HUGE collection of movie information, with every pertinent detail about a movie, from who was in it, to who made it, to trivia about it, to filming locations, and even where you can find reviews and fan sites on the web.

Rotten Tomatoes
A dependable, objective resource for reviews of movies and videos. Rotten Tomatoes offers a fun and informative way to discover the critical reaction on movies from the nation's top print and online film critics, neatly summarized via the Tomatometer™.

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Get Creative!

Merlyn's Pen
Features fiction, essays and poems by America's teens. Students in grades 6 through 12 may submit work and receive a personal response from the editors of Merlyn's Pen. Includes top writing by teens from around the country.

Teen Ink
A national teen magazine, book series, and website devoted entirely to teenage writing and art. Offers teenagers the opportunity to publish their creative work and opinions on the issues that affect their lives - everything from love and family to teen smoking and community service.

Teen Poetry Wiki
"Express yourself freely in words and find new ways to do it." Write some poetry or just read some.

Web Site Design
Learn at your own pace. Learn how to work with Microsoft Office or HTML all for free at the Goodwill Community Foundation..

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Fun Stuff

Free Arcade Games
Play hundreds of online Java games. New games are added every day.

Neopets
Create a virtual pet and enjoy games, puzzles and activities.

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Technology

Animoto
Turn your videos and photos into a movie!

GoAnimate!
Make your own animated video or movie!

Vimeo
Watch, upload and share videos.

Zamzar
Free online file conversion.

KeepVid
Free web app that allows you to donwload videos from YouTube, Facebook and more!

Audacity
Record and edit sound and music for free.

Vocaroo
Free online voice recorder!

Voki
Make your own animated, speaking avatar! Awesome.

Big Huge Labs
Do a lot of fun stuff with your photos!

Pixton
Ever make your own comics? Do it for free online!

Need to make a timeline? Check this cool online timeline generator!
Dipity
Time Glider

Create online polls free and easy!
Flisti
Survey Monkey

Make a word cloud!
Wordle
Tagxedo
Visual.ly

Make your own infographic!
PiktoChart
Infogr.am
Easel.ly