Saturday, April 16, 2005


Fri., Apr. 22, 2005 - Museum & Archive of Games / TIME Magazine Archives

Taken From:
Dec. 17-23, 2004

Source: University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Elliott Avedon Museum and Archive of Games
"The Museum, established in 1971, is a public institution dedicated to research and the collection, preservation, and exhibition of games and game-related objects. As of spring 2004, the Website will be in its 11th year and continues to evolve." Images of games in the museum are displayed by category. Click on each image to see how the game is played. Also here: Frequently Asked Questions About Games, Ethnography and Games. You can browse the games included on this site either alphabetically or via an ethnographic and geopolitical index. Very cool.

Time magazine released their complete archive (full text of all article back to 1923) on the web.
Access to full text articles is free for Time subscribers. Subscribe for $4.95 for 12 weeks and get
free unlimited access to the TIME archive. The archive is located at: The archive also allows users to
browse/search a database of Time's covers. You don't need to be a
Time subscriber to view this material.

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Sat., Apr. 16, 2005 - Agatha Christie

--------Forwarded Message--------
Date Sent: Friday, April 15, 2005 6:27 PM
Subject: Agatha Christie's Miss Marple Launched at PBS MYSTERY! Online

Agatha Christie's Miss Marple Launched at PBS MYSTERY! Online

Full Story:
Direct to site:

Companion site for upcoming premier features everything you want to
know about the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie, plus a complete Marple
filmography and resource section, links to episode mini-sites, and much

“Beginning Sunday, April 17 and continuing Sundays through June 12 at 9pm on PBS, MYSTERY! will premiere four new adaptations of Christie best sellers, including The Murder at the Vicarage, with guest star Derek Jacobi (April 17 and 24), A Murder is Announced with Zoe Wanamaker, (May 1 and 8), What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw (aka The 4:50 from Paddington, May 15 and 22), and The Body in the Library with Joanna Lumley (June 5 and 12).”

Agatha Christie Web Links

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Sat., Apr. 16, 2005

Taken From:
PBS Teacher Previews: April 17-23, 2005

"Deep Jungle: New Frontiers" (part one of three)
TV> PBSOL> MARC> Elementary / Middle / High School
Sunday, April 17, 2005
8 - 9:00 pm
This three-part series follows intrepid explorers and
scientists as they go deep into jungles around the world. The
first hour presents astonishing examples of how the rainforest
acts as an engine of evolution. After this visual voyage, your
image of the jungle will be forever changed. (CC, Stereo, DVI,
1 year)

Download a lesson plan in which students learn about the
unusual plant and animal species that exist in the world's

"NOVA scienceNOW"
TV> PBSOL> Middle / High School
Tuesday, April 19, 2005
8 - 9:00 pm
Tune in for the second installment of this innovative science
magazine show. Learn about things small and large, from the
promise and peril of stem-cell research to a new addition to
the human family tree, from frozen frogs that freeze solid in
winter to the growth of T. rex. (CC, Stereo, DVI, Letterbox, 1

Using fully rotatable online QuickTime movies, compare an
endocast of Homo floresiensis' skull to those of a chimpanzee
and a modern human.
(Available April 12, 2005)
[NOTE: See teaching guide pasted below. – Phyllis ]

Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers
"Hot Planet -- Cold Comfort" TV> PBSOL> MARC> Middle / High School
Wednesday, April 20, 2005
8:30 - 9:00 pm
So you think global warming won't affect you? Wait until the
great Atlantic Conveyor shuts down. And find out what's already
happening in Alaska. (CC, Stereo, DVI, 1 year)

Learn more about global warming at the companion Web site.


National Geographic's Strange Days on Planet Earth
"Invaders" and "The One Degree Factor" TV> PBSOL> MARC> Middle School
Wednesday, April 20, 2005
9 - 11:00 pm
Hosted by Edward Norton, the series takes a hard look at the
cause and effect relationship between what we as humans do to
the Earth and what that in turn does to our environment and
ecosystems. Tune in and learn what is causing the invasion of
alien species of plants and animals and what can we do to stop
the rising tide. (CC, Stereo, 1 year)

Download lesson plans for middle school students in which they
explore issues such as wolf relocation and invasive species.

Elementary School

Topics at this environmental Web site include life on earth,
energy, water, air pollution, climate change, biotechnology and
solid waste. After reading about the topics, elementary
students can do a crossword puzzle, a word search, play memory
games and take a quiz about the environment.

Copyright 2005 PBS Online.

Taken From:
Date Sent: Friday, April 15, 2005 11:16 AM
Subject: [NOVA] "NOVA scienceNOW"
Next on NOVA: "NOVA scienceNOW" Episode Two

Broadcast April 19, 2005, 8 p.m. ET/PT
(NOVA airs Tuesdays on PBS at 8 p.m. Check your local listings as
dates and times may vary.)

In the second installment of this innovative science magazine show,
host Robert Krulwich looks into things small and large, from the
promise and peril of stem cell research to a new addition to the
human family tree, from frozen frogs that freeze solid in winter to
the gigantism of T. rex. The episode also profiles "nanoshell"
inventor Naomi Halas of Rice University.

On the Web, watch any part of the hour-long episode again, take an
interactive poll on the issue of human cloning, and compare the
brain sizes of a chimpanzee, a modern human, and the newest addition
to our family tree, Homo floresiensis. Also, read an interview with
evolutionary biologist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jared
Diamond, explore the world of medical nanotechnology, count the
growth rings on a T. rex rib bone, send in questions to be answered
by experts on each of the program's five topics, and much more.


Sat., Apr. 16, 2005 - Lincoln Museum Dedication

Taken From:
Fri, Apr 15, 2005 at 6:33 PM
[Social-studies] FW: Lincoln Museum Dedication April 16-19, 2005

If you would like to see the web site for the Abraham Lincoln
Presidential Library and Museum, point your browser to .

Michael H.


Sat., Apr. 16, 2005 - Lincoln Documents

Taken From:
Wed, Apr 13, 2005 at 5:21 PM
News from the Gilder Lehrman Institute

This week marks the 140th anniversary of Lincoln's assassination. This week's featured document is a telegrammed message from Secretary of War Edwin McMasters Stanton announcing the president's death. See the document, along with mourning ribbons from the Collection, at:

If you check this site after this week, look for the document on this page:
Archive of Past Featured Documents

Friday, April 15, 2005


Fri., Apr. 15, 2005 - CJRLC Apr. Newsletter

CJRLC Newsletter, April 2005

For more sites scroll down to Page 3 for Phyllis’ Fabulous Finds for April


Fri., Apr. 15, 2005 - Reactions in Chemistry

Taken From:

======== The NSDL Scout Report for the Physical Sciences ===
======== January 7, 2005 =======
==== Volume 4, Number 1 ======

Reactions in Chemistry [Windows Media Player]

This Annenberg/CPB website offers a video workshop for high school chemistry
and physical science teachers. After completing the free registration, users
can gain insight on new, revolutionary approaches to teaching chemistry by
viewing eight one-hour videos. The chemistry topics covered include
Energetics and Dynamics, the Chemistry of Life, and Chemistry and the
Environment. The workshops are a great way for educators to learn about
other teachers' practices and hands-on lessons. The website also provides
other related Annenberg/CPB educational resources. [RME]

>From The NSDL Scout Report for the Physical Sciences, Copyright Internet
Scout Project 1994-2004.


Fri., Apr. 15, 2005 - E.E.L. Science

---------Forwarded Message--------

[TI-Science] E.E.L. SCIENCE
Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach
Fri, Apr 8, 2005 at 11:10 AM


Garry Marshall sent us a modest note about his E.E.L. (Enhanced Electronic Learning) website, in which he wrote: "I am a science teacher in Virginia and have a resource that might be useful for middle school science teachers. There are lots of interactive areas and bell ringers for 6-8." In the words of our youth, we were really "blown away" by what we found at E.L.L. and suspect that any middle school science teacher who follows the above link will be spending a couple of hours poking around! There are literally dozens of resources covering seven scientific topics included in Virginia's Standards of Learning: Scientific Investigation, Life Sciences, Chemistry, Earth & Space Sciences, Conservation, Energy and Electricity. Garry's a web designer when he's not teaching middle grades science, so you can expect some interesting graphics and cool presentations. It all seems to work best in Internet Explorer or Safari browsers.



Fri., Apr. 15, 2005 - Artificial Intelligence / TechXtra

Taken From:
AASL Hotlinks

March 2005 issue is on Artificial Intelligence. Scroll down for an extensive
list of Artificial Intelligence Links followed by an Artificial Intelligence Glossary.
Previous Issues

[NOTE: Sites not checked. Some previously posted. – Phyllis ]

Artificial Intelligence Links:
* American <> Association for Artificial
Intelligence. A nonprofit scientific society devoted to the promotion and
advancement of AI. Probably a really good place to start.
* Artificial Intelligence Depot <> .
Introduction, articles, news, and other features about the field of AI.
* AI <> Dictionary. Or
you can go to ; go to teaching section and click
on Artificial Intelligence link.
* ALIVE < > . Do you know how smart
your computer is? This site may make you wonder. Learn about genetic
algorithms, expert systems, neural networks, and natural language
* The main page for AT <> &T Labs Research
where new Artificial Intelligence is being studied and applied.
* AI Timeline
> from the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation).
* UC <> Berkeley site
listing various AI resources.
* Brain-in-a-Vat <>
Humor Web site.
* CBS News AI Story Archive
<> .
* Carnegie Mellon University <> Artificial
Intelligence Repository.
* Computer Associates <> , a global company
involved with all aspects of AI research.
* Center for Cognitive Science <> .
* The Computer History Museum <> is the
world's largest and most significant history museum for preserving and
presenting the computing revolution and its impact on the human experience.
* Frequently <> Asked
Questions About AI.
* Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research
<> .
* Mechanical Calculating Machines <> . This
site by Erez Kaplan is all about mechanical calculating machines. It
includes a chronological description, a lot of pictures and old
* National <> Science Foundation.
* START <> . The world's first
Web-based question answering system has been on-line and continuously
operating since December, 1993.
* SHYSTER <> . The Australian
National University's case-based legal expert system which provides advice
in areas of case law specified using a specially developed specification
* SIGART < > . The Association for Computing
Machinery Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence. SIGART was
recently reorganized to focus on providing organizational and financial
support for AI-related conferences.
* Thinkquest's <>
introduction to the world of Artificial Intelligence. A related link offers
methods used to create AI:
* Yahoo catalog of AI



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Fri., Apr. 15, 2005 - Simple Machines / What is Speed?

Taken From:
ENC Digital Dozen Site

Simple machines
Grades: 4 5 6 7 8 9
ENC#: ENC-018950
Publisher: Center of Science and Industry (COSI) (Columbus, OH)
Date: 2000

This Internet site, maintained by the Center of Science and Industry, uses animated illustrations to explain what simple machines are and how they provide mechanical advantage. Visitors to the site can select from six simple machines to see how each one decreases the amount of work necessary to perform a task. For example, visitors learn that the mechanical advantage of a lever is determined by the ratio of the distance from the force to the fulcrum divided by the distance from the fulcrum to the resistance. Animated drawings identify the parts of the system and show how a person can apply a 100-pound force to balance a resistance force of 1000 pounds. All three classes of levers are described.

Students are then challenged to identify all of the simple machines in a lawn mower. A series of drawings present different views of the mower and highlight parts such as the cap, the wheels, and the blade. The last section asks the visitors to answer questions related to the simple machines that are used in a tree house building project. Students calculate the amount of effort required to lift tools in a wheelbarrow, determine the mechanical advantage of an inclined plane used to move the tools over a fence, and identify the screw with the number of threads that requires the least amount of effort. Abstracted 01/01. (Author/JR)

[NOTE: See also new exhibit from COSI:
What is Speed?

Previously posted exhibits:
Virtual Knee Surgery

Open Heart
- Phyllis ]


Thursday, April 14, 2005


Thurs., Apr. 14, 2005 - Samuel Beckett

Taken From:
Date Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2005 2:54 AM
Subject: Beckett & "Godot" (Jan 5)


The Samuel Beckett On-Line Resources and Links Pages
Samuel Beckett Resources and Links
Collection of links to biographies, reviews, and literary criticism and analysis.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

The Samuel Beckett Endpage
Samuel Beckett Resources and Links
Collection of links to biographies, reviews, and literary criticism and analysis.


Thurs., Apr. 14, 2005 - George Bernard Shaw

Taken From:
Date Sent: Monday, November 22, 2004 2:45 AM
From: Today in Literature
Subject: George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw - BBC Interviews
An interview in which the author discusses a few things he has learned now he is 80, the hardest part of schooling, the benefit of learning while you're young, coping with life after school, being a good citizen, and amusing insight into the trick to passing exams.
[NOTE: Index to other bbcfour interviews
previously posted. - Phyllis ]

George Bernard Shaw, 1925 Nobel Prize in Literature
Shaw was awarded the 1930 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his work which is marked by both idealism and humanity, its stimulating satire often being infused with a singular poetic beauty." Visit the official Nobel website for an author biography, and other resources.

Shaw, George Bernard: 1856 - 1950 - The English Page
This is a teacher/student site with short accounts of his life and major
works and an excellent collection of links to help with teaching Shaw.
[NOTE: The English Page Home page – literature-related links previously posted - Phyllis ]

Copyright 2000-2004. Today in Literature. All rights reserved.


Thurs., Apr. 14, 2005 - Sherlock Holmes / King Arthur

Sherlock Holmes
Scroll down to the bottom for “More Excellent Sherlock Holmes Resources”


Taken From:
ConnectEngDecember 2, 2004

King Arthur you could want to know about the history of King Arthurfrom
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. – Phyllis ]

Carla BeardWeb English Teacher newsletter is copyright 2004


Thurs., Apr. 14, 2005 - English Literature / Jane Austen


Taken From:
Tuesday, January 04, 2005 2:56 PM
The World Almanac E-Newsletter - January 2005

The January issue of The World Almanac E-Newsletter can be found online at:

Jane Austen, now considered one of England’s greatest novelists, lived a quiet life, seldom leaving home. Her novels, published anonymously during her lifetime, portray English provincial society, with drama and humor. To learn more about Austen, visit

© World Almanac Education Group

Wednesday, April 13, 2005


Wed., Apr. 13, 2005 - Splinter Fleet

Taken From:

USA Today Web Guide Hot Sites
01/06/2005 - Updated 04:16 PM ET

Splinter Fleet
The history of the "splinter fleet" – wooden submarine-chasing boats deployed to protect U.S. merchant vessels during WWII – is a fascinating lost chapter in our military history. Made practically on the fly in small, family-owned shops, the 438 boats of the fleet were the smallest warships commissioned during that conflict. The fleet undertook not only defense and subchase duties but a variety of other tasks that could take advantage of their shallow draft and super-quiet operation. Read all about them here. — HSS

Copyright 2005 USA TODAY


Wed., Apr. 13, 2005 - Poland at War

Taken From:
Librarians' Index to the Internet
NEW THIS WEEK for December 23, 2004

Poland at War -----------------------------------------------
"Photographs of Nazi occupied Poland taken between 1939-1945."Browse the photographs by categories including Warsaw at war, theWarsaw Uprising of 1944, the Warsaw Ghetto, and Jews of Poland.These photos were not taken by professionals. From a British manwho is also seeking information about his Polish relatives.
* Poland
* Warsaw (Poland)
* World War, 1939-1945
Created by: smb

Use of the annotations from this list must be accompanied by:
Copyright 2004 by Librarians' Index to the Internet, LII.
Thank you for using Librarians' Index to the Internet!

Karen G. Schneider,
New This Week Listowner, and Director, Librarians' Index to the Internet
Reliable, librarian-selected Web sites you can trust!


Wed., Apr. 13, 2005 - Immigration

Taken From:
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2005 14:12:10 -0500
Subject: History Now, March 2005

The Institute is pleased to present the third issue of an exciting new
online journal for history teachers and students, now available on the
Web at .

Partial TOC:
Why Immigration Matters by Thomas Kessner
Immigrant Fiction: Exploring an American Identity by Phillip Lopate
African Immigration to Colonial America by Ira Berlin
Bridging the Caribbean: Puerto Rican Roots in Nineteenth Century America by Virginia Sànchez Korrol

Interactive feature examines several landmark legal cases that address the critical questions: who can claim American citizenship and who, at times in our history, has been denied that opportunity.
Immigration: A History of Supreme Court Decisions

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, 2005. All Rights Reserved.



Wed., Apr. 13, 2005 - Learning About Immigration

----------Forwarded Message--------
[Social-studies] Library of Congress Summer Institute
Michael Hutchison
Tue, Apr 12, 2005 at 7:17 AM

Library of Congress Summer Institute

Learning About Immigration – Through Primary Sources
July 20 - 22, 2005

We are a nation of immigrants. In earliest grades we begin teaching the uniqueness, complexity and diversity of the United States, which can be greatly attributed to the immigrant populations that shaped it. The Library of Congress will provide opportunity for educators to engage in intensive study and exploration of the topic of immigration in Washington, DC. Full time K-14 educators (teachers, media specialists, technology coordinators or directors, and school librarians) in public, public charter, private or religiously affiliated schools, as well as home-schooling parents are invited to register. Participants will:

· Discover Library of Congress’ primary source materials

· Develop strategies for using primary source digital content in teaching

· Engage in inquiry learning in hands-on workshops

· Learn from historical subject matter experts

· Leave with a plan for creating a lesson or activity about immigration

· Become a community of learners that will work together post-institute

There is no charge for the institute or materials. Participants will be responsible for transportation and lodgings in Washington, DC. Content is geared to professionals working with students from upper elementary to high school and early university years. Please visit our Web site to register for this event:

Deadline for registration: June 15, 2005.

Inquiries may be addressed to

Michael Hutchison
Technology Curriculum Facilitator
Vincennes Community Schools
300 N. 6th Street
Vincennes, Indiana 47591
Home page:
Social-studies mailing list

Tuesday, April 12, 2005


Tues., Apr. 12, 2005 - MrSapo / Civil War Maps

Taken From:
ResearchBuzz #318 -- January 13, 2004

** Useful Meta-Interface Search Engine: MrSapo
I know a search engine that gathers results from many other search engines is called a meta-search engine. However I don't know what it's called when a site gathers many interfaces via a frame to allow you to do a variety of searching, so I'm going to call it a meta-interface engine. Such is MrSapo, at .

MrSapo's one really irritating feature is that a vanilla Google interface appears first no matter which of the search categories you pick from the top of the page (a variety of categories are available including basic (web search), images, news, Weblogs, and Academic.) After you've picked a category and gotten the annoying vanilla Google interface, you'll notice that there's a query box right under the category list, and a group of gray buttons, each labeled with the name of the source it represents.

Enter a query and click the box of your choice. The Google interface will disappear to be replaced by the result page of the resource you picked. If you just click a button without filling in a query, you'll usually get a usable error page (by that I mean you'll be able to do a search from the error page.)

I like MrSapo because of the range of what it offers and because it's apparently making some effort to keep up with the newer search engines in the various categories, but I really dislike the Google search interface being the default page. It's distracting and could be confusing.

[NOTE: To search for images, select “Images” from the category box at the top and put your search term in the box on the next line. Then select one of the sites to start your search. The frame with your search and the sites remain on your search page. As with a basic search, to search another site, just click on your choice. – Phyllis ]

** Variety of Civil War Maps Now Available Online

The Library of Congres has posted a large number of Civil War maps online. The collection is not complete -- eventually it'll contain selections from the over 2200 Civil War maps and over 70 atlases owned by the LOC -- but there's already a lot to view at .

You may search by keyword or browse by place, subject, creator, or title. I searched for Gettysburg and got 76 results. Results list only the name of the map, some of which are not contemporary with the war (the first result is a map from 1914). Click on the map name and you'll get a thumbnail, creation dates, and notes. Clicking on the map image gets you a zoomable larger version of the map, in addition to a link to a downloadable MrSID version (hey, where's the PDF version?)

Browse the subjects if you get a chance. The aerial map of Richmond, drawn in 1862, is something, as is the sketch of the battlefield of Mill Springs.

ResearchBuzz is copyright 2005 Tara Calishain. All rights reserved.


Tues., Apr. 12, 2005 - Creative Commons

--------Forwarded Message--------
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2005 19:47:47 -0800
From: Sybil Finemel
Subject: [LM_NET] GEN:Search for audio, images, text, video,
and other formats that are free to share online.
Sender: School Library Media & Network Communications

"Search for Creative Commons audio, images, text, video, and other formats
that are free to share online."

Sybil Finemel
Library Director MLIS.CIO.
All LM_NET postings are protected by copyright law.


Tues., Apr. 12, 2005 - Image Sources

Taken From:

Date: Wed, 01 Dec 2004 11:36:08 -0600
Subject: [LM_NET] HIT: Image Sources
Sender: School Library Media & Network Communications

"Finding Images on the Web"

Directory of Web Image Sites
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Judy MeadowsK-12 Librarian
All LM_NET postings are protected by copyright law.


Tues., Apr. 12, 2005 - Plagiarism Tutorial

--------Forwarded Message--------
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2004 06:41:09 -0600
From: SBrisco
Subject: [LM_NET] Plagiarism Tutorial
Sender: School Library Media & Network Communications

If you're having a hard time teaching, explaining (preaching and whining)
about plagiarism then you might be interested in seeing this website that
was discussed on the ILI listserv.
San Jose State University has created a website that offers a tutorial on
plagiarism. This is what was said about the website:
In fall of 2003, San Jose State University (SJSU) launched an online
tutorial called "Plagiarism: The Crime of Intellectual Kidnapping." This
is a self-directed tutorial that teaches students about plagiarism,
paraphrasing, and
citing sources. The pre-test and quiz at the end help students determine
their ability to recognize and avoid plagiarism. Quiz scores are sent to
students via email and stored in a database on a local server. The library
can provide course instructors with a report of students' quiz scores and
how well a particular class did on each question.
Although the university will score the students' answers, others (outside
the university) will not be scored. However, the test is in a .pdf format,
so those who would like to offer the test (on paper) to their students after
the tutorial and then grade the test may want to do this.

The website is:
Select: Guest

~Shonda Brisco
Trinity Valley MS / US Librarian
Fort Worth, TX
All LM_NET postings are protected by copyright law.

---------Forwarded Message--------
Date: Thu, 09 Dec 2004 21:23:54 -0800
From: Sara Kelly Johns
Subject: [LM_NET] online tutorial from San Jose State
"Plagiarism: The Crime of Intellectual Kidnapping
Sender: School Library Media & Network Communications

Hi, all,
This came to my attention through my SUNY Plattsburgh
library e-mail and I really appreciate the tutorial,
especially the paraphrasing practice. I contacted Pam
Jackson at San Jose State University before posting it
and found that she is quite interested in feedback
from High School and Middle School librarians and
Take a look, Sara Kelly Johns

-------- Original Message -------
Greetings Colleagues,
In fall of 2003, San Jose State University (SJSU)
launched an online tutorial called "Plagiarism: The
Crime of Intellectual Kidnapping." This is a
self-directed tutorial that teaches students about
plagiarism, paraphrasing, and citing sources. The
pre-test and quiz at the end help students determine
their ability to recognize and avoid plagiarism. Quiz
scores are sent to students via email and stored in a
database on a local server. The library can provide
course instructors with a report of students' quiz
scores and how well a particular class did on each
The entire tutorial is now available for other
institutions to download and adapt via an open
publication license (similar to TILT and UCSC's
NetTrail). After agreeing to the online license, you
will be able to download the tutorial as a ZIP file
that includes a 'User Manual.' We thank you for
understanding that SJSU is not able to provide any
technical support for the implementation or use of
this tutorial aside from the User Manual. Link to
the open publication license and download from the
tutorial's homepage at:
If you would like to experience the tutorial as
students do before downloading it, please follow
these instructions:
From the plagiarism tutorial homepage,
click on 'SJSU Students – First Time.
Register as if you were a student,
but use the word "test" as both your first and last
name. Make up a number to act as your student ID.

Thanks, Pam

Pamela Alexondra Jackson, Reference/Instruction
Journalism and Mass Communications; Computer Sciences
Global Studies/International Student Library Programs
San Jose State University--King Library 4056
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0028
Lake Placid Middle/Senior HS LMC
All LM_NET postings are protected by copyright law.

Monday, April 11, 2005


Mon., Apr. 11, 2005 - Tools and Templates for Teachers

---------Forwarded Message--------
Date Sent: Sunday, January 16, 2005 7:38 PM
Subject: S.O.S. -- Help for Busy Teachers (Site 22): Tools and templates

Sites of the School Days
a weekly update to
Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators on Discovery Channel School


Site 22

Education World: Tools and Templates

...Education World has created a whole host of tools and templates to use throughout the school year; they should come in handy!

Visit this and previous Sites-of-the-School Days by going to and clicking on an entry!

Kathy Schrock


Mon., Apr. 11, 2005 - Music Sites

Taken From:
Riverdeep's Classroom Flyer, Tuesday, January 18th, 2005

[NOTE: Sites not checked. Some were previously posted. – Phyllis ]

an extensive list of websites that could be used within a music curriculum:
Historically significant songs found on this site, American History:

Composers and Their Music:
Create Classical Music:
Resources for Music Educators:
Early introduction to music with fun characters:
Kids' Music, Games, and Song Lyrics:
Compare composers, look at instruments, make music:
Be a digital composer:
Online xylophone:
Make your own instruments:
Play Juice Bottles:
Fun Piano Practice with Animal Sounds:
Great site for learning music:
Instruments of the orchestra:
Listen to and identify instruments:
Games to learn about classical music:
Classical music scores: "

Brenda Barron, Editor

(c) 2005 Riverdeep. All rights reserved.


Mon., Apr. 11, 2005 - Research Resources by Subject Area

----------Forwarded Message--------
Sent : Monday, January 10, 2005 11:50 AM
Subject : [LIFE of Florida] General reference: City College Libraries

City College Libraries
Reference and Resources – Research Resources by Subject area

The City College Libraries are committed to providing superior
service and resources in support of the instructional and research
mission of the College. We are dedicated to the education of the whole
person, fostering information and communication literacy for academic
and career success, preparing a highly diverse population for
leadership and service to our city, nation and the world.

LIFE of Florida homepage & Forums:


Mon., Apr. 11, 2005 - Music Links / Foreign Language Links / Education Links

--------Forwarded Message--------
Date: Thu, 09 Dec 2004 07:10:16 -0800
From: Sybil Finemel
Subject: [LM_NET] GEN: Dr. Prestamo's Music Page
Sender: School Library Media & Network Communications

Dr. Prestamo's Music Page
" Providing links to arts administration, artists, composers, computers,
ensembles, musical instruments / societies, miscellaneous links, musicals,
music festivals, opera, orchestras, youth orchestras, publishers, research
sites, and schools of music"

[See also: Foreign Language Links
Education Links
- Phyllis ]

Sybil Finemel
Library Director MLIS.CIO.
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Sunday, April 10, 2005


Sun., Apr. 10, 2005 - Botany

Taken From:
Date Sent: Sunday, March 20, 2005 10:26 AM
Weekly Tips for Teachers
Issue #249

Botany Encyclopedia
Includes a botanical dictionary and advice for gardeners,

Glossary of Botanical Terms
Contains more than 2,500 terms relating to botany, gardening,
horticulture and landscape architecture. Fully searchable and it
is regularly updated.

Subject Matter Site of the Week
Garden Guides on Plants
[NOTE: from the same site:
Plant Encyclopedia
This comprehensive database of over 38,000 plants can be searched using common plant names, botanical or family names. Detailed plant care sheets include information on growing conditions, common pests and diseases. - Phyllis ]


Sun., Apr. 10, 2005 - Earth in Motion

Taken From:
Date Sent: Monday, January 03, 2005 4:26 PM
Subject: Earth in Motion - animations for classroom instruction

An extensive list of animations and images can be found at
Collections of Visualizations on Geoscience Topics

To play all the animations you'll need plug ins or players for MPG, QuickTime, Real Player, and Flash. Flash seems to becoming the player of choice in animation design.

To get the most out of the many Flash animations listed on these sites, download the SWIFF POINT PLAYER
by Globfx, this free download for Microsoft PowerPoint 2000/XP will allow for the seamless insertion of Flash movies into PowerPoint presentations.

Mark Francek
Professor of Geography and Earth Science


Sun., Apr. 10, 2005 - Endangered Species

Taken From:
EduHound Weekly for December 9, 2004

US Fish and Wildlife Service Endangered Species Program
The Fish and Wildlife Service, in the Department of the Interior, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries, in the Department of Commerce, share responsibility for administration of the Endangered Species Act. Learn more about what the Fish and Wildlife Service does to carry out this responsibility. [NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]
[See Also: Where Can I Find It?
Endangered Species Resources for Educators and Students
- Phyllis ]

The NMFS Office of Protected Resources (OPR)
OPR develops, implements, and administers programs for the protection, conservation, and recovery of species protected under the ESA. The Office also develops and implements policies, procedures, and regulations for permits to take listed species according to the ESA.

ES2000 - Endangered Species of the Next Millennium
This ThinkQuest site will teach you, in English and Dutch, what animals are endangered, the causes of extinction, and what you can do to help! There are also videos, pictures and sounds. [NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

WWF: Endangered Wildlife
World Wildlife Fund's interactive endangered species web site, teaching people about the plight of tigers, pandas, rhinos, whales, and other species at risk.
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Sun., Apr. 10, 2005 - Earth Day, April 22, 2005

----------Forwarded Message--------
Thu, Apr 7, 2005 at 11:32 AM
Subject: [TI-Science] Earth Day site

Earth Day is Friday, April 22nd! If you're looking for ideas, a great web
site for you and your students to explore is:
Students can select the "for kids" option from the menu bar where they'll
find links to federal government environmental web sites that are directed
specifically at children. Back on the home page, teachers can select the "In
Your Classroom" option which will take them to a listing of sites for
teachers, specific subject sites, games & puzzles for students, and other
related programs for Earth Day.

I hope this site helps you and your students to make every day Earth Day!

Dawn Montare
Methacton High School Librarian


Taken From:
Date Sent: Monday, April 04, 2005 8:15 AM
Subject: TeacherPlanet Newsletter: Issue #63

Earth Day Resource Page

April 22, 2005 is the 35th Anniversary of Earth Day

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