Teen Tech Tip of The Week #4: Free-Use Images 
Welcome back. We hope that you enjoyed a bit of fun with last week's leaf peeping apps. This week's tip shows you where you can get some freely-usable photos and images, like this one from the Apollo 17 mission to the moon.



Images can say quite a bit and can really help to deliver the message on a presentation. It is important to realize that not every image that you find on the web is freely available. Most images are protected under copyright, and the use of these images without permission is illegal. This includes images that you may find on Google Images, Flikr, tumblr., etc.

There are dozens of websites dedicated to freely accessible images and other media that are perfectly legal. Below, I have included a short list, and each site allows browsing and searching for images. Often times, images from these sites are at a higher resolution than ones that you may copy-paste from online.

Wiki Commons
Life Magazine Images Archive from Google
Library of Congress Digital Image Archive
Totallyfreeimages.com
Wikipedia Here you will find a full list of other public domain image repositories.



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Teen Tech Tip of Week #3: Leaf Peeping App's 
We have been working hard on improving our productivity skills the past two weeks. We think that it is time to take a break, enjoy the weather, and have a little fun.



To celebrate this past Saturday's Fall Equinox, we are checking in on this year's fall foliage forecast with Dr. Howard S. Neufeld, plant eco-physiologist at Appalachian State University and leading fall foliage expert. His Fall Color Guy blog is predicting a vibrant autumn, especially compared to last year's disappointing display.

This week we look at two free mobile apps that can help us enjoy this year's visual offerings.

Foliage Leaf Peepr gives you a map of where leaves are beginning to turn and tells you the current stage of the leaves.

Oh, Ranger! lets you search for parks near you and gives you a report on activities at each park.

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Teen Tech Tip of the Week #2: Words per Minute 


Welcome back for another weekly tip. Last week we looked at some keyboard shortcuts to save time. This week's tip is designed to speed up your keyboard prowess by increasing your typing speed and accuracy.

To do that, we have three links:

Barracuda for speed
Nimblefingers for accuracy
Typing Test similar to professional typing exams.

Check back with us next week.

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Announcing: Teen Tech Tip of the Week 
Welcome to the first installment of the new weekly segment.

Tip #1. Keyboard Shortcuts



We are kicking off with an easy topic that can save you hours.

Here is a comprehensive list of keyboard shortcuts for both Windows and Mac users that can save you time.

Be sure to check with us every week for a wide variety of tech tips that involve: internet help, homework help, Microsoft Office, free App's, productivity, internet safety, gadgets, and many more!

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Homework Help 
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Another great resource is the Student Research Center created by EBSCO. Use it to search magazines, newspapers, biographies, photos, maps, flags and more. It is made for students.

To get to it:
Go to www.lfpl.org
Click Research Tools & scroll down to the bottom of the page
Click KY VIRTUAL LIBRARY (the purple and red logo)
Click the button that says Student Research Center.

You can access this database from home, but you will need to enter your library card number and password.



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