Just For Teens
Driving-tests.org: For New York State, this free
resource contains the following state-specific information:|
• 10 car practice tests
• 6 motorcycle practice tests
• 3 CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice tests
• 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL)
• An FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions
“We're a safe, private place for teens who need honest, accurate information and advice about health, emotions, and life. TeensHealth is accessible 24 hours a day so you can get the doctor-approved information you need to make educated decisions — or help a friend who needs advice. There's a lot of confusing, misleading, and just plain wrong health information on the Web. Our mission is to tell it to you straight.”
The New York State Library Posts Educational Resources for Teens on Facebook
Find wonderful resources to inspire teen learning at the TeenNY Facebook page.
The Common Core Learning Standards demand that students develop literacy and technology skills to access, use, and create information. In order to assist teens with this demand, the New York State Library posts compelling informational resources onto the Teen NY Facebook Page, found at https://www.facebook.com/TeenNewYork.
Teen NY is updated three times each week with the intention of engaging teens in all subjects, from computer science to fine art. Resources posted to the page include Creative Commons Licensed databases, primary documents, and tutorials, as well as interesting articles and infographics. The page is curated to inspire teens to pursue their own interests and use quality resources when completing school assignments.
A Common Sense Guide to Apps
So you just got a new smartphone or tablet. Now what? If you’re wondering what apps to load it with, check out the recommendations by the editors at Common Sense Media (see the link below). The site’s “Essential Apps for Kids and Teens” guide – which can be downloaded - let’s you browse by device and age group. Selections are made by independent editors, based “solely on kids' best interests.” “Buy links” for many apps are included for convenience. www.commonsensemedia.org/guide/best-first-kids-apps
Did You Know?
The U.S. Department of Education’s office of Federal Student Aid provides more than $150 billion in financial aid to college and career school students each year.
For students and families: “Federal Student Aid Web Resources" (pdf) is a great place to start learning about Federal Student Aid. Every student who meets certain eligibility requirements can get some type of aid, regardless of age or family income.
This document explains some of the most basic eligibility requirements and where to go to find out just how much of the cost can be covered with the aid. For additional info regarding Federal Student Aid, go to https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/resources#funding.
Teen Book Finder
YALSA (the Young Adult Library Services Association), has developed a free app to help teens, parents, librarians and anyone who loves YA literature find some great teen reading. Users can search by the usual title, author, and genre, as well as by year, award, and book list. There is also a daily selection of "Hot Picks" to choose from. Tap a title for a brief description of the book. If it looks like your kind of read, hit the "Find It" button and a map of local libraries that own the book pops up along with links to each libraries catalog! Develop a list of favorites and share them with friends on Facebook and Twitter through the App. An Android version of the app is planned for later this year. This FREE app is funded by a grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.
Do you have an iPod Touch, an iPhone or an iPad? Download this FREE app now by using the QR Code to the left or through this link: Teen Book Finder
Scan and Download!
Use this QR Code to get the app today!
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