Resources

Hobbies and Fun Stuff

Take a tour of the galaxy on 100,000 Stars. Beautiful images of space! 

 

Have fun learning a new language using Duolingo (also an app). Learn step-by-step through games that progress as you learn. 

 

Learn to code for free at Free Code Camp. Build projects and earn free certifications, and gain experience coding for nonprofits. 

 

Start Geocaching and join the world’s biggest treasure hunt. Download the app, then start finding geocaches near you and sign the log books. 

 

With Sporcle you can work out your brain and earn badges playing games, taking quizzes, playing live trivia, and more. 

 

Take random fun quizzes at Buzzfeed and watch the hours dwindle away. 

 

Wattpad (also an app) is a platform to write and “publish” your own stories, and read the work of millions of budding authors.

 

Learn CPR (also an app) from the University of Washington School of Medicine. 

 

Find out How Stuff Works. A comprehensive site full of articles and videos that explain how almost everything works! 

 

College and Career

 

Use CollegeData to explore colleges, find out how to prep and apply, get financial information, and other tips and resources. 

 

CollegeBoard’s BigFuture website will help you design a personalized step-by-step plan from now to finding colleges, exploring careers, paying for it, and applying. Includes info for veterans and undocumented students. 

 

Research careers, military positions, and colleges at myFuture. Discover opportunities, prepare, and take steps on your path to the future. 

 

Explore careers at Career One Stop. Take interest assessments, find training, plan your job search, and browse the many toolkits and resources for finding the perfect career. 

 

Pure Michigan Talent Connect provides information and help with exploring careers in Michigan. Find internships, skilled trades programs, open positions, and see the Top 50 in demand careers in Michigan.

 

Visit the Michigan eLibrary resources for career aides and tools like practice tests, tutorials, skill building courses, manuals, and eBooks. Find information for college searches and test preparation. 

 

Research and Homework Help

 

Visit the Michigan eLibrary resources for sites to help with research in every subject area, finding articles and debate topics, eBooks, and much more. 

 

Visual learners use GoConqr to create webs and mind maps for studying. Also create quizzes, flashcards, take notes, and collaborate with others.

 

Use Quizlet (also an app) to create sets to generate flashcards, quizzes, practice tests, games, and auditory tools.

 

The Study Guides and Strategies website teaches you how to learn. It contains in-depth information about different learning styles and how-to guides for all of your academic tasks and assignments.

 

Shmoop provides access to learning guides and videos covering tons of subjects, college resources, careers and life skills, and study tools. 

 

With EasyBib (also an app), you can instantly and correctly cite sources in any format. The app even allows you to scan the book’s barcode, use the search function to cite a website, or choose from dozens of other options.

 

Use the free graphing calculator from Desmos (also an app). The user-friendly site and app will help you graph functions, plot data, and evaluate equations. Print, export, and share! 

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