Friday, January 20, 2017


A Ninite Installer

Installing software isn’t always the easiest or fastest process, especially if you’ve got a large list of program that you need on your computer. However, a solution does exist. Ninite, a package manager, is an easy-to-use program that lets you automatically install all of your favorite applications. As soon as you download Ninite, you get to select what you need from a large list of the most popular apps for Windows computers. Web browsers, messaging programs, media players - whatever you need, Ninite has.
After selecting what you want, Ninite will automatically begin the process of installing your programs, and it’ll even run in the background. You won’t have to bother with any of the nuances of installing software manually, because Ninite won’t ask you to make any choices, won’t install any toolbars or junkware, and won’t reboot your system after each software install.
Whether you need to install a ton of software after a fresh install of your operating system, only need a handful of programs, or even need to update already installed programs, Ninite will do it all for you. Save yourself some time and effort. Check out Ninite at

Alec Bader

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Read & Write for Google Chrome


Read & Write is a program designed to help ELL/ESL and dyslexic students and can be used in chrome. Read & Write can be used to take notes or annotate books digitally. It has already been added to your Chromebook’s browser as an extension.

It will show up beside your customize options alongside the other extensions.

This extension reads the content the user is looking at through the speaker. It helps students learn how to pronounce new words. Also with this extension the user can highlight a word and the program will define it for them. If the user still does not understand the word or is further confused, they can put a note by it with a word in their own language or something to help them remember its meaning. Read & Write can be used in Google Documents, PDFs, Microsoft Word, and many other programs. The Read & Write program is offered for free to District 219 students. Instead of having to have a physical book, students can download a digital copy and annotate that version.

Zunair Muhammad
Class of 2017

Moleskine Smart Writing Set

Some Studies proved that students who write their notes by hands tend to learn faster than digital copies. The problem is that nobody likes to carry bunch of hard copy notes with them all the time. Now, with Moleskine Smart Writing Set students can write notes with their hands and have the convenience of having their notes in digital form. Students write with a smartpen on the notepad provided, real ink appears on the page while it all appears in digital form on their connected device. Anything they write or draw can be digitized as it is, or their words can be transcribed into digital text. It is a very useful technology for every student who takes copious notes.
Hamza Sohail


Many high school seniors with good grades look for scholarships and there’re many scholarships out there but it’s really hard to find them since they are not organized. Scholly is an app for $0.99 on appstore and playstore that organizes the available scholarships. Students are required to fill out eight parameters, and then Scholly’s comprehensive database delivers a verified and personalized list of scholarships.Their platform also gives students access to management tools and scholarship essay resources to help them manage deadlines, track progress and win the money they deserve. It is a very useful app for students looking for scholarships. 

Hamza Sohail


Have you ever need to cite your sources for a research paper? Needed to do it quick? With the Easybib chrome extension you can cite your sources without having to type anything. This extension is free to download in the chrome store and comes in handy during class and at home.
It looks like this in your extensions.

To cite your source first you click on the extension and this menu will pop up.

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You then click Cite on Easybib and it takes you to this menu.

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Once this menu shows up wait a couple of seconds and it will fill in all the information for you. Then scroll down and click Create Citation.

That's it! You have now cited your source in seconds! No need to look for the information about the website. The extension does everything for you making your job easier.

Zunair Muhammad


For any student who has ever needed a tool to help you in math, you are in luck! Symbolab is just the tool for you. Created to assist you in virtually any situation, Symbolab is easy to use and efficient. Just type in the problem and click search. It’s just that simple. Not only will the answer be given, but a step-by-step explanation is provided as well. This is great for homework problems, quiz/test review, or just studying. This website is great because unlike many competitors who offer the same tool for a price, this is completely free. Don’t forget to click the star at the top right of your browser to save it for later as a bookmark! Visit Symbolab here.

Darius Alasu

Have you ever gotten annoying ads on a webpage that you are browsing? Fear not Adblocker is here

AdBlock is a content filtering and ad blocking extension for Web Browsers. This allows users to prevent page elements, such as advertisements, from being displayed. It can block a wide variety of ads, ranging from web page ads to youtube ads. It can block them all.

To install the app on Chrome:

To install the app on Safari:

To install the app on Firefox:

To install the app on Edge:

Charles Co