Wednesday, September 14, 2005


Wed., Sept. 14, 2005 - Art Explorer

Found in:
The Scout Report
June 10, 2005
Volume 11, Number 23

Art Explorer [pdf, RealPlayer]

An early innovator in the digitization of artwork (its CD of art images
"With Open Eyes" was published in 1995), the Art Institute of Chicago
presents Art Explorer, an interactive website where visitors can search for
art, save selections into scrapbooks with notes, and share the scrapbooks
with friends and students. Art Explorer focuses on the Art Institute's
Impressionist and Postimpressionist collections, and includes original
artworks, as well as additional resources, including texts, video clips,
artist biographies, activities, and games.
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. – Phyllis ]

>From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2005.


Wed., Sept. 14, 2005 - John Lovett's Painting Lessons

John Lovett’s Painting Lessons and Elements of Design
From the site:
“The painting instructions, lesson plans, watercolour techniques and
notes on design and colour listed below are based on the notes used
in my art classes and workshops.”


Wed., Sept. 14, 2005 - HLLA Reference Library

The HLLA Reference Library
From the site:
“This section of our site contains excerpted material from our books, and information about their subject matter, for the dual purposes of scholarly reference and product sampling. We are still adding to this section regularly. Check back soon. (Last updated August 9, 2005.)”

Categories include: Art, People & History (immigration), Military, Nature & Photography, Lifestyle and Crafts, Judaica, and the full text of some Children’s Classics.


Wed., Sept. 14, 2005 - NY Times: Constitution Day

Constitution Day at the NY Times The Learning Network

“The Learning Network provides a wealth of resources - lesson plans,
crosswords, special Q&A opportunities with Times reporters, and more - to
help you bring the Constitution into your classroom in meaningful and
exciting ways. The page will be updated as Constitution Day draws closer, so
be sure to bookmark it and visit often!”

Tuesday, September 13, 2005


Tues., Sept. 13, 2005 - Historical Cheat Sheets / All About Romance

All About History & Travel: Historical Cheat Sheets

All About Romance


Tues., Sept. 13, 2005 - The Spice Trade / Encyclopedia of Spices

The Spice Trade
From the site:
“The history of spices is the history of trade.”

The Encyclopedia of Spices at:

Select The Spice Trade for more on the history of spices and related articles.
Also contains a glossary.


Tues., Sept. 13, 2005 - World History Compass

World History Compass
The immediate goal of World History Compass “is to provide links to history sites anywhere in the world. While it's probably impossible to link to every site, I believe WHC offers enough links to at least get you going on the right trail. Hopefully, WHC is making a small contribution to the study of history.”


Tues., Sept. 13, 2005 - Digital Library Texts

Found on:
Date Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2005 10:54 AM
Subject: FreePint Newsletter

ISSN 1460-7239 28th April 2005 No.181

UMDL Texts
This exceptionally clumsy site is quite simply one of the best history
resources on the internet. Thousands of historical documents -- none
of which show up in search engine results -- are full-text
searchable, and can be viewed in either text or original page image

[NOTE: Part of the Digital Library Federation - Consortium of libraries
and related agencies that are pioneering in the use of electronic-information
technologies. Offers descriptions and links to over 616 public access collections – previously posted. – Phyllis ]

(c) Free Pint Limited 1997-2005

Monday, September 12, 2005


Mon., Sept. 12, 2005 - Pulitzer Prize Photos

Capture the Moment
Pulitzer Prize photographs narrated by the photographers.


Mon., Sept. 12, 2005 - Parts of Speech

---------Forwarded Message--------
Hi! It's Wednesday, June 1, 2005 and time for Language Arts at

Recommended Website:
ComputerLab.Kids - Parts of Speech

Bookmark today's website now. You can refer to it over and over again to
find fun, interactive online games that teach parts of speech such as nouns,
verb tense, idioms, homonyms, prepositions, adverbs, adjectives, synonyms,
and much, much more.

When you get to the site you will see a directory/menu of 28 different links
to websites where you will find grammar and other language arts games. (Some
of the sites in the directory have been previously featured on
ClickSchooling!) Simply click on one that interests you, and a new page
opens with information and instructions on how to play the game.

Beginners will have fun learning new skills and more advanced students will
enjoy the opportunity to practice and review their grammar "smarts" in a fun
and challenging way.

Diane Flynn Keith
for ClickSchooling
Copyright 2005, All Rights Reserved

Note: We make every effort to recommend websites that have content that is appropriate for general audiences. Parents should also preview the sites for suitable content, and then review the sites together with their children.

Click Schooling (Clickschooling) is a Registered Trademark and may not be used without written permission of Diane Flynn Keith.

Planning a family road trip? For FREE educational car games visit:


Mon., Sept. 12, 2005 - TextArc

Found on:
USA Today Web Guide Hot Sites 5/31/05


TextArc is a multimedia experience that combines graphics with education. Describing itself as an "experimental alternate view of text", stories like Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" are displayed as links that move around the screen and clicking on them prompts a definition, giving users a new way of reading text. The library contains thousands of works that can be displayed in TextArc. — JT

Copyright 2005 USA TODAY


Mon., Sept. 12, 2005 - Sites from Teachers@Work Reviews, May 2005

Found in:
May 2005 Web Site Reviews
for entire list of web site reviews

As well as a multitude of other interests, this web site presents an excellent collection of art lessons which are particularly aimed at the middle school but would be suitable for a much wider range of students. Fresh ideas and well presented. Ideal for year levels 5-9.

Principles of Graphic Design
You can download this presentation or use it directly from the Internet. The presentation deals with an introductory investigation of design, then moves onto colour theory, composition and layout, perspective and finally typography. All done in flash and an excellent resource for teachers all students looking for additional background information in these areas. Ideal for year levels 7-10

Free English Teaching Resources
Teach-It provides a fantastic collection of resources for English teachers and students which they make available from this web site as PDF files, which you can download at no charge. The resources here deal with a wide range of year levels and provide a wide range of reference sources, background notes and ideas for the classroom. Ideal for year levels 0-10
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Drama Studies
Teach-It provides a fantastic collection of resources for drama teachers and students which they make available from this web site as PDF files, which you can download at no charge. The resources here deal with a wide range of year levels and provide a wide range of reference sources, background notes and ideas for the classroom. Ideal for year levels 0-10

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy [H2G2]
While not a conventional historical text "the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy" provides a fascinating view of the universe and this web site provides all the background information you would need just in case you do find yourself sucked up into an alien spaceship, and make sure you take your PDA with you as all the information you need to succeed in conquering the universe can now fit in the palm of your hand. Ideal for year levels 3-12 +any life form that can read

Christopher Marlowe: The Creation of Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus provides an excellent vehicle reducing the basics of Renaissance scholarship. It is an appropriate text to use to introduce the rudiments of literary criticism to novice scholars. It is also a springboard for initiating a discussion of current and topical issues which can lead students to examine and explore significant issues in their own lives. An excellent ready to print classroom unit on this theme. Ideal for year levels 9-12

The Highwayman: An Interactive Study Resource
The Highwaymen by Alfred Noyes is a classic favourite poem that tells a good story with powerful imagery and rhythmic cave-ins reminiscent of horses hooves. The web site highlights important features of this including alliteration, the use of metaphor and personification, simile and highlights some of the words the students may not be familiar with. Ideal for year levels 7-12

Sports Coach Page
This page contains an alphabetically sorted list of the pages on the sports coach web site. This site is an extensive collection of resources for coaches, sports science students and anyone interested in skill development in almost any sporting area. Material here deals with a wide range of sports science themes such as energy pathways, endurance, lactic acid, mobility, nutrition, oxygen debt, training principles as well as a wide range of coaching tips and resources. Ideal for year levels 5-12

Flashcan Animator
If you are looking to introduce the concept of animation into the classroom then this free software would be an excellent place to start. The site makes use of flash technology to introduce students to the concepts behind animation and also allows them to create their own animations. Very cool.
Ideal for year levels 7-12

2001 Waka for Japan 2001
Welcome to the Japan 2001 Waka Website - a site devoted to the many types of classical Japanese poetry. During the course of the Japan 2001 Festival a collection of 2001 poems was archived here, covering approximately the first thousand years of poetry in Japan. The poems appear in the original Japanese, transcribed into the Roman alphabet (Romanised) and translated into English. They are accompanied by commentary and background material to fill in the blanks on the world the Old Japanese poets lived in, their beliefs and society (in English). Ideal for year levels 7-12

Accord: Exercices autocorréctifs
An excellent collection of self-correcting exercises for beginning students. The contexts that are used are excellent and draw heavily on imagery and particular photographs of everyday scenes in France. An excellent set of exercises which can be sent as a homework task. Ideal for year levels 5-9

Using this interactive Java applet students can tessellate different shaped objects with different numbers of edges in a range of different colours to produce a wide range of geometric patterns.
Ideal for year levels 4-8

Project InterActivate
The goal of Project InterActivate is to collect evaluate and disseminate interactive Java based courseware for teachers of science and mathematics. What they have ended creating here is an excellent repository of lessons, activities, tools and a wonderful collection of Java applets which can be used within your mathematics curriculum or, if you are a student, to help you understand mathematical concepts and ideas. Ideal for year levels 0-12
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Ricci Adams’ Music Theory
This is possibly one of the most useful music web sites we have ever come across. Not only does it contain a wide range of tools, interactive lessons and very useful utilities it is also been produced under the Creative Commons © system which allows teachers far greater "rights of the use" than traditional copyright law allows. You'll find their lessons dealing with the major and minus scales, dots and tyres, noted duration, diatonic triads (!), voicing chords . . . Interval trainers including no training, interval ear trainer, chord ear trainer, keyboard trainer, triads trainer, brass trainer, guitar trainer . . . . As well as three very useful utilities including a chord calculator, staff paper generator and a matrix generator. Ideal for year levels 6-12
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Raptor Recovery Project
The focus here is on the Falcon recovery operation and the reintroduction of these birds back into the wild. You can access live "bird cams” as well as video clips and photographic collections. An excellent web site for those looking at strategies for conserving wildlife. Ideal for year levels 4-10 [NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Digital Library Service: US Fish & Wildlife
The United States fish and wildlife service presents this excellent online digital media library. Teachers and students will find this collection of public domain photographs a fantastic resource when creating units of work, online presentations, working on assignments, all when you require an image of almost any animal imaginable. Ideal for all year levels
[Other pages from previously posted. – Phyllis ]

Marine Education Resources
This web site provides a directory of key educational resources and materials dealing with marine animals. Ideal for year levels 3-10

Conservation Central: Online Curriculum
There are six modules which make up this entire Online Curriculum which help students make informed decisions regarding the conservation of temperate forests in the United States and Central China. This is an excellent integrated unit of work looking at the big picture. Ideal for year levels 6-10
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Visions of Science: Photographic Awards 2005
To the judges of these Awards, a Vision of Science is an attention-grabbing photographic image that gives new insight into the world of science and the workings of nature. It may show something never seen before, it may explain a scientific phenomenon, it may illustrate scientific data or it may simply be an image that shows the beauty of science. Ideal for all year levels

General Physics Java Applets
Physics teachers will find here a good collection of Physics applets which they can use in their classroom to demonstrate principles and applications of physical laws that govern our universe. Remember to use the applet menu in top left of page. Ideal for year levels 9-12

Who Did It: Forensics Science
This unit has been developed in order to provide students with a fundamental understanding of forensic science. With the success of numerous television shows based on this theme, it is not hard to motivate students to become a forensic scientist. This unit looks at comparison of tool marks and casting, examination of fibres, fingerprinting, genetics, soil analysis, ink analysis density of glass fragments . . . All the tools that the average forensic scientist requires on an everyday basis.
Ideal for year levels 7-10

Biomes of the World
This online unit of work provides a research project the students investigating the concept of biomes. The site introduces the major biomes along with Web resources for further research and also provides teachers with questions for further classroom discussion along with reproducible handouts for students. Ideal for year levels 7-11

Blue Zone
The world that lives beneath the ocean waves is one that is really ever explored by human beings that the beautiful and the unusual, the frightening and the engaging all inhabit this amazing zone which takes up two-thirds of the earth surface. You will find here a wonderful collection of photographs that show off the beauty and the complexity of this zone. Ideal for year levels 0-9

Animated Engines
The trouble with engines is that they are all greasy and you can't see inside of them . . . . up until now. These excellent animations allow you to see inside a range of different motors and observe what actually is happening inside of them. You will find here two stroke motors four stroke motors, stirling motors, steam engines, Wankel engines, Rotary engines and jet engines. Fascinating stuff. Ideal for year levels 5-10 [NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

CalPhotos: People & Culture
The calPhotos site provides access to almost 1500 images of people and their culture. Check the usage guidelines associated with each image but in general these are very generous and provide both teachers and students with a wonderful collection of images which can be used in building classroom resources that can be used in presentations in the classroom. Ideal for all year levels

Cycles of Life in a Bengali Town
The Life Cycle comprises rituals and social relations attending birth, death, and marriage. Culture and Society contain segments called Legend and History, Locality and Kinship, Markets and Economy, Administration and Politics, Temples, Music, Arts and Crafts. Ideal for year levels 11-12

Nanotechnology is about making, manipulating and measuring extremely small things. These things are so small we measure them in nanometres (millionths of a metre). After visiting this online exhibition you'll be amazed just how much impact nanotechnology is already happening on your life in everything from the sports you play through to medical treatments and the gadgets and gizmos we take for granted.

Tech it Out UK
If you are teaching design and technology at any level you will find the resources, projects and units of work provided here an excellent support to your teaching program. You will find information here dealing with electronics, mechanisms, materials, processors, quality, systems, structures and food. You also find projects here with good examples of students work, animations interactive quizzes and planning tools. An excellent resource for technology teachers. Ideal for teachers

Sunday, September 11, 2005


Sun., Sept. 11, 2005

Found in:
Virtual Teacher Newsletter No. 109 June 11th 2005

From the site:
“Hands-On-Physics represents a novel approach to learning science that responds to the standards by providing a rich, inquiry-based approach. HOP provides a refreshing alternative to any standard physics course at the high school or college level. Hands-On-Physics is heavily experimental, project-oriented, technological, low-cost, practical to implement, and effective for all students.”

Chord House all the scales and chords for piano and guitar.
The KryssTal Web Site
A variety of pages including:





The History and Geography of Inventions
When and Where was it Invented

A Brief Introduction to the Major Religions of the World


Sun., Sept. 11, 2005 - Physics Simulations

Physics Simulations
Sections include: Measurements ; Math ; Mechanics ; Waves ; Electricity and Magnetism ; Thermodynamics ; Light and Optics ; Modern Physics ; Astronomy.


Sun., Sept. 11, 2005 - / Dr. E's Science Page

Found in:
The Busy Educator's Newsletter

Date Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 6:13 AM

Hello and welcome to the June 2005 issue of The Busy Educator's Newsletter


Teacher Barb Jackson and subscriber to the Busy Educator's Newsletter sent the following description of her website:

This site contains useful information for teachers as background knowledge or for lesson preparation. Students can use it in class for research, to do Webquests, to review for tests, to play games, for tutorial or reinforcement of science skills. It contains excellent resources for content and learning aids. There is a teachers' download page full of activities.


“Great resources and links to AP Environmental Science, Biology and Physics.
Also contains resources for parents.”


Sun., Sept. 11, 2005 - Quantum Physics / Under the Pier Show

Found in:
The Cool Tricks and Trinkets Newsletter # 351 5/19/05
A complete archive of previous Cool Tricks can be viewed at


Quantum Physics Made Relatively Simple

Get a simple introduction to Quantum Physics, which is considered by many
to be science's most fascinating area of study. Just a few years ago at
the ripe old age of 93, top physicist Hans Bethe delivered three lectures
on the principles of Quantum Physics to a group of senior citizens at a
local retirement home.

Visitors to this site can watch these legendary lectures, which provide a
scientific perspective meant for 'non-experts' to understand. In addition
to the QuickTime videos, the site also contains a biography of Mr. Bethe,
who left Germany in the mid-1930's to escape from the Nazi regime and
became one of the most influential physicists of the 20th Century.


The Under the Pier Show

The Under the Pier Show is a constantly evolving arcade of coin-operated
games that mix artistic ingenuity with good old-fashioned
amusement. Located underneath the Southwold Pier in Suffolk, England, the
machines are a modern version of the arcade and amusement culture that was
so popular at the turn of the century.

For those of us who can't make it all the way to Suffolk to play the actual
games, this website is the next best thing. Read about the history of this
fun project, then browse through the gallery of machines to discover such
modern wonders as "The Booth of Truth", "Instant Eclipse", and
"Crankenstein". Most of these machines have been invented and built by Tim
Hunkin, the founder of The Under the Pier Show project.



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