By Alec Vick ’15
This site offers a Tumblr like home page with links to different daily stories.
These stories range from informative articles on political matters to funny, and comically entertaining sources.
For example, if I had not visited the site, I would not know that April 10 was national grilled cheese day. The site gives many example of amazing and creative grilled cheeses.
This page has the qualities of a Tumblr and a Reddit mix, where anyone can post, but rather than being like Reddit, it can be both informative and fun.
This page could be very time consuming on any given day, because new content is always being posted to keep the masses entertained.
College preparation can be easily forgotten among the calamity of high school, yet it is important in your effort to be accepted to your top rated college. On knowhow2go.org they have specialized sections for each level of high school student.
This site gives each grade preparation tips and shows what colleges will be looking for in each year. Along with the tips, this website offers links to many scholarship-giving websites in order to better fund your college experience and might even enlarge your select list of colleges.
It allows you to explore how your specific interests can help get you into your dream school, along with an option for a personal online mentor to talk to for any help you might need from an actual person.
Google Earth offers a feature where on any part of the planet users have the option to fly two types of airplanes around the earth.
When this site is opened, a rectangle with a small red car will pop up at the top of the screen with instructions underneath on how to “drive the car.”
Also underneath the small window is a search bar, in which you can enter any place or address and the car will transport right to it much like that plane in Google Earth. One of the things that seperates this from Google Earth is the 3D element incorporated into the driving experience. Almost all buildings in Phoenix, for example, are available in 3D form and a drive through downtown feels as if you’re in the actual car.
A useful feature of this application is that it offers real world practice without real world consequence of a crash.
Apart from its helpful features it’s also a fun way to de-stress after a hard day of classes, or something interesting to do on a summer day.