Student Grab Bag

I will put links and resources on this page that the OHMS community may find helpful, interesting, or just plain fun. Send me suggestions about anyting you would like to see added.
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Glossary of Internet and Web Jargon
TLDs (Top Level Domain)


See locations around the world in a 360 panoramic view
Free Audio Books
Lit2go online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format

LibriVox free audiobooks from the public domain

Book Trailers


An excellent website for middle school-age kids with book trailers, educational games and literacy-related resources.

Book Trailer for John Grisham's Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer

Examples of student made Book Trailers
Book Trailers for All

How well do you navigate the web? Try this quiz
Which University?
General Delivery University
Mandota University
Shawnee State University

Historical Fiction

Awesome Stories (Historical Fiction)

Mystery Cube

Book Club for Boys

Crossword Puzzle Makers
Here are some free online tools tat are fairly easy to use for creating crossword puzzles. They work pretty much the same: you type in your words and clues, and it generates crossword puzzles.

Crossword Puzzle Maker from You type in your words and clues, and it will create a crossword.

Instant Online Crossword Puzzle Maker from Variety Games. You can use crossword puzzles created with this tool anywhere, just give credit (i.e. "Puzzle made with") has a crossword puzzle maker, as well as word search and sudoku puzzle makers. This site is dedicated to providing teachers a single stop for educational resources.

Current Issues
Deseret News Salt Lake City daily newspaper
Salt Lake Tribune Salt Lake City daily newspaper
Scholastic News Online, an online news source for kids
Let's Talk Science, an online popular-science magazine for teens
Smithsonian Magazine, an online site to complement the Smithsonian print magazine about art, history, sciences, and popular culture
Geography Education A place for geography students and teachers to find interesting, current supplemental materials. Produced by geography professor Seth Dixon.

Rollicking homework help, teacher resources, and online test prep.

Geography Quizzes
Test your knowledge of countries, capitols, states, and provinces with the quizzes available from Lizard Point Geography Quizzes.

Graph Maker

Here is a free online tool for creating graphs of all kinds: pie, line, bar. Plug in your data and watch it grow.

Create a Graph from Learning with NCES Kids' Zone

Graph Activities IXL Learning