Web Links

    Some links you may find useful.

2012-2013 School Calendar

Des Moines Public Schools

Roosevelt High School 

Roosevelt Library Wiki

English Websites

Literature Network - Reference site for students and teachers.

Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet - A great reference site for Shakespeare.

Academy of American Poets - This site contains information about poets and poetry.  The listening booth allows the user to hear a poem recited by the poet.

Math Websites

KHANAcademy - includes an extensive video collection, practice exercises, and assessments.

Virtual Libraries

The Internet Public Library - Library and information science professionals have used these sites and recommend them.  This site features a searchable, subject-categorized directory of authoritative websites; links to online texts, newspapers......

Awesome Library - organizes 37,000 carefully reviewed resources, including the top 5 percent for teachers, students, parents, and librarians. It includes a search engine.

Library Spot - a free virtual library resource center.

Dewey Decimal

Browse Dewey-Websites classified by the Dewey Decimal Classification System for grades K-12.

Dewey Decimal Classification - online tour of the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system explains how you can use the DDC to organize information on any topic.

General Education

TEAMS Educational Resources - provides some of the best Pre-K through 12 Web sites available for teachers, administrators, parents, and students.

Internet4Classrooms - A free web portal designed to assist anyone who wants high-quality, free internet resources to use in classroom instruction, developing project ideas, or reinforcing subject matter areas.

Homework Helper refdesk - a free site that indexes and reviews quality, credible, and current web-based resources.

Citation Machine - This site is useful for research at any level and references correctly. Makes it easy for student researchers to properly cite their information sources.

EasyBib - A free automatic bibliography and citation maker.

Microsoft Clipart Gallery - a huge assortment of clip art and media (sounds, clip art, photos, and animation).

Broadcast News

ABC News         

CBS News

CNN News            

Public Broadcasting System  










Web 2.0 Websites

Web 2.0 Tools - A wiki that categorizes all web 2.0 tools.

Diigo - Bookmark your favorite sites and access them from any computer or iPhone. Diigo also can connect users to allow sharing of sites and and annotations. 

Delicious - Another social bookmarking site. This is  an easy way to share bookmarks with colleagues or students. Click on the education link in the sidebar to find popular education bookmarks. 

Animoto - This site offers an alternative to PowerPoint. Animoto users incorporate pictures and music with animation to make videos.

Prezi - Another alternative for PowerPoint, Prezi is used to create "zooming" presentations that allow increased interaction during the presentation. Includes a free public account option. 

Gradefix - This is a student organizer.  Students can enter their classes  and put in their assignments as well as how long they think they will need to study for each assignment.  GradeFix will prioritize their assignments for them and let them know in which order they should study for their classes. 

Glogster - This site allows you to create a "poster" online which can include music, video, images, etc.  Then you can incorporate the poster in your wiki or website to spice it up.  Free!

Directories-These guide you through the web like a phonebook.   Fagan Finder     Yahoo! Directory

Career Information

BLS Career Information - Exploring career information from the Bureau of Labor Statistiics.

Dictionaries and Thesauri

Dictionary.com - free online access to millions of English definitions, synonyms, spelling, audio pronunciations, example sentences, and translations.

Merriam-Webster dictionary/thesaurus/translator 

The Free Dictionary - comprehensive dictionary and a Search Engine all in one!


The Des Moines Register  

The Des Moines Register E-edition

Los Angeles Times

New York Times

Newspapers Around the World

The Paperboy - Online newspaper directory. 6049 online newspapers. 

Roosevelt RoundUp

USA Today

The Wall Street Journal  Classroom Edition

The Washington Post