Wednesday, May 11, 2005


Wed., May 11, 2005 - Short Break

I'll be taking a short break from posting sites for the next few days. I should be back online next week.
- Phyllis

Monday, May 09, 2005


Mon., May 9, 2005 - Teaching About the Civil Rights Movement

Taken From:

Sent : Tuesday, February 1, 2005 11:55 AM
Subject : [LIFE of Florida] Civil Rights

Web Resources for Teaching
about the Civil Rights Movement
[NOTE: Sites not checked. – Phyllis ]


Mon., May 9, 2005 - Career Sites

Taken From:
Date: Tue, 01 Feb 2005 14:15:26 -0500
From: Angie Johnson
Subject: [LM_NET] career sites
Sender: School Library Media & Network Communications

Get Tech-has lots of info about ALL KINDS of jobs that use technology,
including computer, medical, engineering, and other areas
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Career Info Net- has a section with downloadable video clips on many
careers. However, I recommended that students try this from home so the
network is not overwhelmed with video downloading.

Find Careers at iseek-another site with information on many different

Angie Johnson
Library Media Specialist
Lakeshore Middle School
All LM_NET postings are protected by copyright law.


Mon., May 9, 2005 - Writing Prompts

Taken From:
Riverdeep's Classroom Flyer, Thursday, February 3rd, 2005


Currently, twenty-seven writing prompts are offered at this website, all geared to high school interests and abilities.

Brenda Barron, Editor

(c) 2005 Riverdeep. All rights reserved.

Taken From:
Riverdeep's Classroom Flyer, Wednesday, February 2nd, 2005

Called "Idea Joggers", these weekly writing prompts will help jumpstart the writing process when the page remains blank. Archived topics are also available.

Scroll down for numerous story starters, opinion prompts,
or narrative ideas. [NOTE: Home page previously posted. – Phyllis ]

Select your grade level for an appropriate writing prompt and exercise.

These story starters for elementary students offer three different prompts in each series, with text, visual, or auditory prompts. They also include writing rubrics for each grade level.
[NOTE: Home page previously posted. – Phyllis ]

Select either single paragraph topics for elementary students or five paragraph essay assignments for older classes, and find a year's worth of writing exercises here.

These story starters come in printable student work-
sheets, and should appeal to upper elementary through to middle school students.


Brenda Barron, Editor

(c) 2005 Riverdeep. All rights reserved.


Mon., May 9, 2005 - Your Heart

Taken From:
Date Sent: Wednesday, February 02, 2005 9:00 AM
Subject: [Surfnetkids Newsletter] Your Heart ...

How Your Heart Works

"About a hundred times a minute, 100,000 times a day, 36.5 million times a year, your heart keeps the beat . . . the beat of life. That familiar thump, thump, thump tells you that your heart is doing its job pumping blood from the veins to the heart and lungs, where it is replenished with oxygen and then distributed back to the body through the arteries. How does the heart work? Read on." This single-page illustrated introduction to the heart includes links to advice on how to keep your heart healthy.

InnerBody: Cardiovascular System
[NOTE: Home page previously posted. – Phyllis ]

As you move your mouse over the cardiovascular system, clickable, labeled hot spots (such as heart or pulmonary artery) will appear. Clicking them will display a short article in the left-hand frame. Related images (a cut-view of the heart or a pacemaker) are listed across the top of the page. There are a couple of cool animations (a pumping heart and a flowing cardiovascular system) buried in the yellow left-hand menu. To wander beyond the cardiovascular system, use the blue vertical menu on the left. All About the Heart
[NOTE: Other pages from posted. - Phyllis

Perfect for elementary and middle-school students, this article clearly illustrates the heart's chambers and valves. "We see and hear about hearts everywhere. A long time ago, people even thought that their emotions came from their hearts, maybe because the heart beats faster when a person is scared or excited. Now we know that emotions come from the brain, and that the brain tells the heart what to do. So what's the heart up to, then? How does it keep busy? What does it look like? Let's find out."

Copyright © 2005 by, Inc.

Sunday, May 08, 2005


Sun., May 8, 2005 - Art History / Virtual Courseware for Earth and Environmental Science

Taken From:
Date Sent: Tuesday, February 01, 2005 6:20 PM
From: Education World Reviews Newsletter
To: anker
Subject: Education World Site Reviews Vol. 9 Issue 5


Sites to See: Art History
Art History sites offer teachers, students and the general public unique ways of thinking and learning about art and its development through the ages. These sites include animations, photographs, maps, timelines, interactive games and activities.
[NOTE: Some of the sites were previously posted. – Phyllis ]


Virtual Courseware for Earth and Environmental Science
Online interactive activities for earth science.



This is an interactive site for middle and high school students that Focuses on earthquakes, flooding and global warming. The biology labs are subscription based but there is plenty of free material here to warrant a visit.

This site is beautifully designed and well organized. The front-page sitemap makes it simple to navigate to the various areas of the site. Flash Player is required.

This site is supported in part by grants from the U.S. National Science Foundation and the California State University System. It offers a series of online interactive activities designed to encourage students to make careful observations and measurements, do simple calculations and answer questions about their work. A “Certificate of Completion” is available at the end of each activity. Students can save their work and return later. Maps, seismograms, journals and background information can all be printed for reading offline. Teachers can register (free) their classes for the online assessment and return to see the scores after the entire class has finished. There are currently three sections with at least two activities each available for free to everyone. Earthquake or Virtual Earthquake (both lead to the same activities) teachers students how seismic waves are used to determine the magnitude of an earthquake and how to locate its epicenter. Virtual Dating refers to geologic time and focuses on how geologists and archeologists determine the ages of rocks and ancient artifacts. Virtual River offers a series of interactive exercises to help students learn about the river processes such as discharge, flooding, flood frequency, erosion and disposition with questions that check for understanding as you move through the exercise.

Education World®


Sun., May 8, 2005 - Art Websites

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

--------Forwarded Message--------
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2004 09:20:28 -0600
From: George Anne Draper
Subject: HIT: Art Websites
Sender: School Library Media & Network Communications


1,200 Years of Italian Sculpture
Links to thumbnails of great sculptures that can be clicked on for enlargement!

Architecture Links
Has a Texan feel to the list, but it does escape Texas to find other sites
of interest on the Net

Art History Sources on the Web

The database of art gallery contact information around the world

Arti FAQ 21OO Directory
Directory of information on the various periods of art


The ultimate compendium of Art related sites on the Net

ArtMagick - your source of visual intoxication!

Arts Journal
Daily arts news from worldwide newspapers.


Artsonia Student Art Museum
Online student art museum for showcasing student work

Collection of links put together by an art reference librarian for other
art librarians. Excellent site!

Artists Bluebook, American Artist Reference - Information on 23,000
American artists including biographies, bodies of work, valuation and
appraisal techniques, auction records, publications, and artists representatives
as well as literature and museum information for American painters and sculptors

Berkeley Digital Library SunSITE
Esoteric collections of links to art on the Web

Early American Paintings

ECB Surf Report
Art Sites - Education, museums and more!

Historical artistic photography collection

Hot Art Sites
Pictures, art, clip art and more. Look up by subject area or go to a general site link.

Incredible Art Department
Includes lesson plans, news, resources, and more!

Internet ArtResources

Latin American Art Directory
South American, Central American, Mexican, and Caribbean Art Galleries,
Museums, Exhibitions, Resources, Auctions, and Events Worldwide

Leonardo's Workshop
an ArtEdventure with Carmine Chameleon-- explore the Italian Renaissance
and da Vinci's workshop while solving a mystery!
A virtual gallery of Chinese oil painting

The Guide to Fine Art-- information on painters, art movements, museums,
art restoration, etc.


Content-based Image and Video Search and Catalog Tool for the Web

World Wide Arts Resources
Visual and Performing Arts, Art Museums, chats, forums, etc.
Plus its own search engine!


Cezanne, Paul
Biography plus links to works


Learning About Leonardo
a ThinkQuest that puts out its own supposition for why the Mona Lisa is smiling,
while also providing more information on Da Vinci and his other areas of interests.

Leonardo Home Page

biography plus links to works

Monet, Claude
biography plus links to works

Pablo Picasso

biography plus links to his works

Van Gogh at Etten
sketches and billboards

Vincent van Gogh Gallery
links to works and biography


Arts and Crafts

Art Room

Calligraphy :

Marilyn's Imagination Factory
Using trash to create art with kids!

Melissa's Myriad
Art Education Page- links to lesson plans, resources, etc.



Art Institute of Chicago Museum

Artcyclopedia: The Guide to Museum-Quality Art on the Internet

Color Matters

Going to a Museum?

Guggenheim Museum

Directory of museums worldwide including art, science, history, zoos,
archaeology, and aquariums.

museums of religious icons and statuary around the world


Links to art museums and gallery worldwide!


Art of the 20th century



Alex Bateman's Origami Page
Includes patterns and links to more patterns

Geometry Junkyard
Origami-- List of sites for patterns, organizations, etc.

Jim Plank's Origami Page (Modular)
Detailed instructions for making polyhedrons, tetrahedrons, dodecahedrons,=
and many more!

Joseph Wu's Origami Page
One of the best sites on origami on the Net!!


Marc Kirschenbaum's Origami Page
From simple to complex projects

Includes diagrams, a gallery, model database, talk site, and links to other
sites on the Net.

Webquest on Origami with several sites highlighted.

Fantastic site!! An award winner!

Tammy Yee's Origami Page- easy paper folding crafts for children.

Teaching Tips for Origami


George Anne Draper, librarian
Wynne High School, Wynne, AR
All LM_NET postings are protected by copyright law.


Sun., May 8, 2005 - Critical Evaluation of Web Pages

----------Forwarded Message--------
Date Sent: Tuesday, February 01, 2005 8:52 PM
From: Kathy Schrock's SOS
Subject: S.O.S. -- Help for Busy Teachers (Site 23): Critical Evaluation
Sites of the School Days
a weekly update to
Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators on Discovery Channel School


Site 23
Critical Evaluation of Web Pages
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]
... critical evaluation of Web information is just one of the important information literacy skills that needs to be infused across the curriculum; check out my evaluation guides and lots of great work by others at this link
Kathy Schrock


Sun., May 8, 2005 - Define the Line

Taken From:
T.H.E. Newsletter for February 2, 2005

Define the Line
Define the Line is an awareness program designed to educate students about the importance of being good cybercitizens and respecting the intellectual property of copyrighted works online. The program also encourages students to exclusively use legal software, and to understand the impact of software theft. Digital piracy is a growing challenge at higher education institutions, and the Web site provides tools and resources including fact sheets, research and other information that emphasizes the importance of using software legally.

Copyright © 2005 ETC Group LLC.

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