Miscellaneous


Miscellaneous

99% Invisible
99% Invisible is about all the thought that goes into the things we don�t think about � the unnoticed architecture and design that shape our world.
Atlas Obscura
If you’re looking for miniature cities, glass flowers, books bound in human skin, gigantic flaming holes in the ground, bone churches, balancing pagodas, or homes built entirely out of paper, the Atlas Obscura is where you’ll find them.
The Bad Fads Museum
Browse through the fun and fascinating fashion, collectible, activity and event fads of the last 100 years.
Chess Academy
Watch video lessons, tackle exercises, and solve puzzles online � and do it all for free.
CHESS TOOLBOX: 30+ Online Chess Resources
Links with short descriptions to chess sites online.
Etiquette Scholar
The Etiquette Scholar website is a comprehensive dining etiquette reference including not only western dining etiquette rules, but also international etiquette guidelines in recognition that the world is a shrinking place.
Find a Camp! American Camping Association
Search for a camp by type, affiliation, age group, location, and more.
First Aid Tips for Pet Owners
The following links summarize the basics you need for giving first aid care to your pet.
Improbable Research
Our goal is to make people laugh, then make them think. We also hope to spur people’s curiosity, and to raise the question: How do you decide what’s important and what’s not, and what’s real and what’s not — in science and everywhere else?
The Merchants of Cool
FRONTLINE journeys into the world of the marketers of popular culture to teenagers. From PBS.
The Miracle of Fall
Why leaves change color, fall festivals, activities, and links to lots of pictures of autumn colors.
National Geographic Online Presents: Coffee
From coffee growing to coffee drinking, National Geographic looks at this popular beverage.
Nobelprize.org
Here you will find information for every Nobel Prize since 1901, including the Nobel Laureates’ biographies, Nobel Lectures, interviews, photos, articles, video clips, press releases, educational games and more.
NORAD Tracks Santa
Annual online tracking of Santa’s travels around the globe.
The Oldest Trees on the Planet
This [photo] gallery contains images of some of the oldest, most venerable and impressive trees on earth.
Preparing an Emergency Kit in Plain English
The why and hows of preparing an emergency kit (or ‘go-bag’) explained in a short video.
Pulitzer Prize
Honoring excellence in journalism and the arts since 1917.
Slate Magazine: Explainer
Short articles explaining various issues brought up by current news stories such as “When is Hockey Violence Illegal?” and “When Can a Judge Declare a Mistrial?”.
Sophia Project
An online collection of original articles, primary source texts, and commentaries in the fields of philosophy and ethics designed to provide the newcomer to the discipline of philosophy with the resources necessary to read great philosophical works.
USGenWeb
A group of volunteers working together to provide Internet websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States. This Project is non-commercial and fully committed to free access for everyone.
WebExhibits.org
Hundreds of online exhibits in topics from art to technology, available for free viewing.
Zombies in Plain English
Short Common Craft video discussing the zombie threat and how to deal with it. (humor)

Bullying and Cyberbullying

Bullying and Cyberbullying
How to Deal with a Bully and Overcome Bullying
Bullying by the Numbers
Information and links to other sites with facts and statistics about bullying.
Bullying.org
Bullying.org is dedicated to increasing the awareness of, and the problems associated with, bullying and to preventing, resolving and eliminating bullying in society.
CyberBullying.ca
Information about what cyberbullying is and how to deal with it, from a Canadian teacher.
Cyberbullying Research Center
A central repository and information clearinghouse for the phenomenon of cyberbullying.
Dealing With Bullying
Information on bullying and tips for dealing with it.
Digizen
Provides information … of what digital citizenship is and encourages users of technology to be and become responsible DIGItal citiZENS. It shares specific advice and resources on issues such as social networking and cyberbullying….
Don’t be a bystander: Five steps to fight cyberbullying
Cyberbullies thrive in contexts of real or imagined power imbalance. To end cyberbullying, we need to ensure power balance. This will happen when bystanders are actively involved.
Embrace Civility in the Digital Age
Formerly known as the Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use, this site promotes approaches to address youth well-being and risk in the digital age in a manner that promotes positive norms, increases effective skills and resiliency, and encourages young people to be helpful allies who positively intervene when they witness peers being hurt or at risk.
The Groovy Project (video)
We’re changing the world… one click at a time. At least that’s our goal. We here at Madison-Oneida BOCES (middle & high school) are conducting a social media experiment. Check out the video we made with a pro-acceptance and anti-bullying message, featuring artist NateKid. … Thanks for being Groovy!
NetSmartz
Site dealing with all aspects of online safety, including cyberbullying, identity theft, and privacy issues.
PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center
Encourages communities nationwide to work together to increase awareness of the prevalence and impact of bullying on all children.
Rosen CyberSmarts
Five interactive eBooks for grades 7–12 will simulate a real-life Internet experience … The goal of this series is to create savvy cybercitizens who don’t fear the Internet, but can make informed and sophisticated decisions every time they sign on. (See librarian for password.)
Stomp Out Bullying
STOMP Out Bullying™ is the leading national nonprofit dedicated to changing the culture for all students. It works to reduce and prevent bullying, cyberbullying, sexting and other digital abuse…
StopBullying.gov
StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying.
Teens Against Bullying
Created by and for teens, this website is a place for middle and high school students to find ways to address bullying, to take action, to be heard, and to own an important social cause.
Teens Talk: What Works to Stop Cyberbullying
In our most recent survey of approximately 5,700 middle and high school students from around the United States, we once again asked them to give us their take, in their own words, on what works.
A Thin Line
Learn to identify, respond to, and stop the spread of digital abuse in your life and amongst your peers… there’s a ‘thin line’ between what may begin as a harmless joke and something that could end up having a serious impact on you or someone else… From MTV.
What is Cyberbullying
Set of pages from stopbullying.gov specifically about cyberbullying and cyberbullying prevention.

Movie Reviews and Listings

Local Movie Listings (Broome County)
AMC Town Square Mall VestalArt Theater BinghamtonCinema Saver EndicottRegal Cinema Front Street Binghamton
All theaters: FandangoYahoo!
Bad Movies.org: The Bad Movie Review Website
Reviews, analyses, and clips from b-movies, with links to other b-movie fan/review sites.
Catholic News Service: Movie Reviews
Reviews of current movies from a Catholic point of view and referencing the rating given by the Conference of Catholic Bishops to each film.
Common Sense Media
Reviews and Ratings… As a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization, we provide trustworthy information and tools, as well as an independent forum, so that families can have a choice and a voice about the media they consume.
Entertainment Weekly
Movie, video, TV, music, books, and pop culture reviews and commentary.
Hollywood.com
Movie and tv news and reviews.
IMDB: Internet Movie Database
News and reviews of movies old and new. Covers film, video, DVD, and television movies.
LivePlasma
Enter the name of a band, movie, or director to receive suggestions of similar items.
Movies.com
News, reviews, images, and more.
MRQE – Movie Review Query Engine
Excellent search engine to reviews of thousands of movies, with handy links to recently released movies, top movies, and various film festival and awards sites.
NY Times Movie Reviews
All New York Times film reviews from 1983 to present are available. Also includes a selection of reviews prior to 1983 (back to the 1920’s). Requires free registration.
Roger Ebert.com
Movie reviews and commentary.
Rotten Tomatoes
Reviews of old and new movies.
ScreenIt
Entertainment previews for parents rate each movie in terms of 15 categories, explains why it has the rating it does, and offers a brief review.
TV Guide / IMDB: TV / Yahoo! TV
TV listings and reviews.

Recipes

101 Cookbooks
Cooking blog, with links to recipes, books, and other food/cooking sites.
Cooks Info
Online food encyclopedia with tons of recipes and information about all sorts of food and drink.
Cookstr
Cookstr.com is a new cooking site dedicated to providing our users with great recipes from the best chefs and cookbook authors.
Epicurious.com: Recipes, Menus, Cooking Articles & Food Guides
Recipes from around the world and for special occasions. Search or browse by topic.
Food52
We created food52 to celebrate the best cooks in the world: home cooks. Every week we’ll hold recipe contests. … We’ll also share discoveries from the worlds of food, wine, and cookware so we all become better cooks together.
The Food Timeline
Timeline showing when various foods were discovered or invented, with links to historic and modern recipes.
Genius Kitchen
Starring all the classics, plus seriously genius new dishes from our original shows and users like you. Best of all, we’ve cooked up a clever way for you to find and save recipes from wherever you’re watching our content!
Honest Food.net: Hunter Angler Gardener Cook
Website and blog about acquiring and preparing natural foods by a cook and food writer. With recipes and videos.
My Recipes
MyRecipes.com features thousands of the best recipes and hundreds of menus from magazines and cookbooks you love and trust–including Cooking Light, Southern Living, Sunset, Coastal Living, Real Simple, and more.
Recipe Puppy
A neat idea for a different kind of recipe search wherein you enter a list of ingredients and get links to recipes using them. Options also allow excluding of ingredients you don’t want to use and searching by keyword.
Recipe Goldmine
Thousands and thousands of recipes both serious and fun. Over a hundred recipes for various kinds of popcorn alone!
RecipeLand.com
Tons of recipes, by type or country.
RecipeSource
Tens of thousands of recipes. Browse by type or region, or search the database directly.
Serious Eats: A Food Blog and Community
Our unique combination of community and content brings together the distinctive voices of food bloggers, compelling original and acquired food video, and spirited, inclusive, conversations about all things food- and drink-related.
SuperCook
Just add your ingredients and Supercook instantly finds matching recipes from the most popular cooking websites!

Teens

About: Beauty and Health
Tons of information from About.com on beauty and fashion.
CNN Student News
The latest news and video about high schools, colleges, and universities, and the issues that affect youth learning. Also general news of interest to young people.
Digiteen: Digital Etiquette
Digital etiquette, or netiquette as its sometimes called, is a basic set of rules you should follow in order to make the internet better for others, and better for you.
OSHA: Teen Workers
Information on health and safety issues for teenage workers.
The Other Big Deficit: Many Teens Fall Short On Sleep
NPR story about sleep deprivation among teens and some suggested ways of dealing with it.
Rachel’s Challenge
Inspired by the life and writings of Columbine shooting victim Rachel Scott, this program challenges youth to start a chain reaction of kindness and compassion.
Radiant Magazine
Radiant is a chic and classy Catholic magazine distributed nationally to women ages 15 to 27. It features Catholic news & articles on issues affecting young women today: health, beauty, politics, love, style and difficult life circumstances.
Skin Deep
Skin Deep is a safety guide to cosmetics and personal care products. … [It] pairs ingredients in more than 25,000 products against 50 definitive toxicity and regulatory databases, making it the largest integrated data resource of its kind.
SummerOnCampus.com
Links to information about summer camps for academics, the arts, and sports at various college campuses in New York state. Listed by program, college, and location.
Teen Ink
Teen Ink is a monthly print magazine, website, and a book series all written by teens for teens. You can submit your own writings or artwork right through the website.
Teen NY
Facebook page with helpful information for teens, including summer jobs, Regents review sites, contests for teens, and more.
TeensHealth
Information about health for teens, including both mental and physical health and safety issues.
USA.gov: Teen Resources
Official information and services from the U.S. government.

Travel

Clocks and Time Zones
TimeAndDate.comWorld Time ServerWorldTimeZone
Deals and Pricing
FareCompareKayakKayakExploreOrbitzSkyScannerTravelocityYahoo! Travel
Flight Tracking
Flight AwareFlightStatsFlightViewKayak Flight Tracker
Forecasts and Weather
International WeatherNational Weather ServiceWeather UndergroundWorld WeatherYahoo! Weather
Money and Currency
OandaWorld Exchange RatesXE Currency ConverterYahoo! Finance

1uptravel.com
United States and world destinations.
Airliners.net
Includes tons of photos, air history, booking, current news, articles, and much more.
America’s Quietest Routes
What’s the least-traveled route in America? Find the quietest routes in your state and get ready to hit the open road.
Budget Travel
Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel magazine is published monthly except for combined issues in December/January and July/August by Newsweek Budget Travel. BudgetTravel.com is the website for Budget Travel magazine.
CDC: Traveler’s Health
From the Centers for Disease Control, discussing all aspects of health and travel.
Chamber of Commerce.com Business Directory
Find Chambers of Commerce and official Tourism information from around the world.
Etiquette Scholar
The Etiquette Scholar website is a comprehensive dining etiquette reference including not only western dining etiquette rules, but also international etiquette guidelines in recognition that the world is a shrinking place.
EuroCheapo
We have scoured Europe’s most popular cities to find hotels that are both welcoming and wallet-friendly. Also looks at cheap rail, bus, and rental car options.
FareCompare: Worldwide Baggage Fee Chart
Select one of the popular airline icons below, or use the search bar to view bag fees for your airline
Finding Dulcinea: Travel
This Guide provides top-notch destination information, expert reviews, and access to competitively priced vacation packages next to convenient tools for booking all phases of your trip.
Fodors.com
Tips, information, and guides for the traveller.
International Travel News
Online site of monthly travel magazine covering budget to luxury travel for both independent adventurers and group tour takers.
Kwintessential
Country Profiles – Global Guide to Culture, Customs and Etiquette.
Lifehacker: Travel
Travel tips, driving, guests, air travel, more.
LocalEats
LocalEats is your guide to the best local restaurants worldwide. … We do the research for you, gathering the opinions of critics and local bloggers, trusted friends, and site visitors.
New York Times: Topics: Places
Browse the list below to find topic pages about people, places, organizations, and subjects.
One Bag
Tips on packing lightly but efficiently.
The Practical Nomad
Advice blog from an experienced traveller and author of travel books. Further FAQs and info are available on his main website.
Roadside America
Your Online Guide to Offbeat Tourist Attractions.
Sacred Destinations
Sacred Destinations … currently profiles more than 1,200 sacred sites and religious places in 61 countries around the world, illustrated by over 25,000 photos.
SeatGuru
Find the best seats on the flight you are taking.
SkyScanner
A flight search engine which can help you find flights from multiple airline sites. With price information and a handy visual Cheap Flights Map.
TimeAndDate.com: World Clock
Click on or search for any major city to find not only time information, but weather, forecast, sunrise and sunset times, international dialing code, latitude and longitude, and major airports.
Time Out: the World’s Living Guide
Your ultimate guide to the world’s best cities
Travel Channel
Information about travel and destinations from Discovery’s Travel Channel, as well as info about their tv shows.
Travel Etiquette
TravelEtiquette was formed to offer a unique reference point on essential etiquette advice and information for worldwide travel.
Travel Information.com
Free travel brouchures, guides, and maps for destinations in North America.
Travel.org
Directory of information, agents, lodgings, airlines, and places around the world.
Travel.State.Gov
Information not only for U.S. citizens travelling abroad, but for foreigners travelling to the U.S.
TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor scours the web to find unbiased articles, guidebook reviews and user comments on cities, hotels and activities in a given destination.
TripIt
TripIt is a personal travel assistant that automatically organizes all your travel plans. TripIt is free and makes it easy to… Quickly organize all your travel plans … Automatically get itineraries with all your plans… and more. Works from web browser or mobile.
TripSavvy
We make you a savvy traveler, showing you how to book a hotel the whole family will love, where to find the best bagel in NYC, and how to skip the lines at theme parks. We give you the confidence to spend your vacation actually vacationing, not fumbling with a guidebook or second-guessing yourself.
TripWolf
tripwolf is a social travel guide for the discerning traveler that combines professional editorial travel tips with traveler generated content…
Ultimate Guide to Tipping Etiquette
Here’s how much you should be giving everyone from the bellhop to the barista. Tipping etiquette within the U.S.
UrbanRail.net
Maps and information about local rail networks in major cities around the globe.
U.S. Department of State: Travel
Information concerning domestic and international travel both for U.S. citizens and for those visiting. Includes travel advice, warnings, policies, passport rules, and related info.
USA.gov: U.S. Citizens Traveling Abroad
Explore some of the top issues for U.S. Citizens when traveling outside of the country.
Wikitravel
Wikitravel … is a project to create a free, complete, up-to-date and reliable world-wide travel guide. It is built in collaboration by Wikitravellers from around the globe.
World Citizen’s Guide
Annotated links put together by students for students to use when going abroad in a nice clean interface.
World Heritage Center
A division of UNESCO devoted to highlighting and preserving cultural heritage sites around the world.
World Monuments Fund
Nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of historic art and architecture worldwide…. Includes list of their choice of the top 100 endangered monuments worldwide.

Anonymous Alerts

Seton Catholic Central School has determined that it is important to introduce a new communications tool called Anonymouse Alerts®. Anonymouse Alerts® allows students to quickly, easily, and anonymously report urgent information to school officials. The system encourages students to confidentially report bullying, cyber-bullying, and other sensitive topics through private messages to our administration.

To send a report online: http://www.anonymousalerts.com/setoncchs

FROM YOUR SMARTPHONE OR TABLET
• Download the Anonymous Alerts® app
• Start the App & Enter: LOGIN: setoncchs / PASSWORD: setoncchs
• Send important reports to school officials
• Add a screenshot or photo about the incident

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