Saturday, October 14, 2006


Sat., Oct. 14, 2006 - From Revolution to Reconstruction and What Happened Afterwards

From Revolution to Reconstruction and what happened afterwards
A Hypertext on American History from the colonial period until Modern Times
From EDSITEment:
“This Web site, provided by the University of Groningen, contains a range of historical resources devoted to American history from the Revolutionary War to the present day. These resources include biographies, historical essays, primary sources and transcripts of original documents, and analyses of all of the U.S. Presidents.”

[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Sat., Oct. 14, 2006 - History of the United States of America

History of the USA
From the site:
“from Henry William Elson's History of the United States of America
The MacMillan Company, New York, 1904
The following ten chapters from the original book by Henry William Elson were transcribed by Kathy Leigh. Thanks to her efforts they are offered here in e-text form for your enjoyment.”



Sat., Oct. 14, 2006 - Advanced Placement U.S. History Resources / Contemporary Ethical Issues

Advanced Placement U.S. History Resources
From the site:
“The purpose of this web site is to assist students and teachers in U.S. history courses. One of the real challenges facing both students and teachers in a survey history course is the overwhelming amount of material that must be covered. For some, understanding of the big picture gets lost in the sheer volume of facts, dates, people, and movements. So this site attempts to clarify, simplify, and synthesize American history without making history overly simplistic.”
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Some of the pages selected from the menu:

U.S. History Outlines & Charts

Helpful Links in American History
From the site:
“These are sites that I have found helpful in teaching and learning about U.S history.”

U.S. History Practice Quizzes

Great Quotes from American History

Review Sheets (Review Packet 1: AP History Study Kit for 2005-2006)

Key Terms in American History
From the site:
“a list of important events, people, and movements in American history arranged in chronological order.”


Contemporary Ethical Issues
Select from menu of pages on left. Two of them are:

Course Purpose
From the site:
“The Contemporary Ethical Issues seminar is designed to enable seniors to better answer the following questions...and to come up with new questions of their own. The purpose is not to teach students what to think but rather how to think.”

Lecture Outlines


Sat., Oct. 14, 2006 - From PBS Teacher Previews: October 15-21, 2006

Sites found in:
PBS Teacher Previews: October 15-21, 2006
"Oceans in Glass: Behind the Scenes at the Monterey Bay Aquarium"
Elementary / Middle / High School
Sunday, October 15, 2006
8 - 9:00 pm
For more than 20 years, the Monterey Bay Aquarium has
entertained, educated and fascinated its nearly two million
annual visitors with pioneering displays of realistic undersea
environments. Now, for the first time, "Nature" reveals to a
national audience the secrets of how the professionals keep the
show running. (CC, Stereo, DVI, presented in HDTV, 1 year)

Larn how your seafood choices affect ocean life at the
companion Web site.

Secrets of the Dead
"Death at Jamestown"
Middle / High School
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
8 - 9:00 pm
The first European colony in the New World was the Jamestown
settlement. The men who settled there were looking for wealth
and adventure; within six months, 80 of the original 100 were
dead. Common theory blames malaria or other fatal diseases for
the deaths, but new evidence reveals signs of disease,
starvation, warfare and -- amazingly -- poison. (CC, Stereo, 1


"The Lost Year in Iraq"
High School
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
9 - 10:00 pm
In the aftermath of the fall of Saddam Hussein, a group of
Americans led by Ambassador L. Paul Bremer III set off to
Baghdad to build a new nation and establish democracy in the
Arab Middle East. Producer Michael Kirk follows the early
efforts and ideals of this group as they tried to seize control
and disband the Iraqi police, army and Baathist government --
and how they became hardened along the way to the realities of
postwar Iraq. (CC, Stereo, DVI, 1 year)

Read our online analysis of the policy disputes, personality
conflicts, misjudgments and missed opportunities. Plus, log on
to to chat about the program on
Oct. 18 at 11 am ET.
(Available October 17, 2006)
Copyright 2006 PBS Online.

Friday, October 13, 2006


Fri., Oct. 13, 2006 - Digital Library of Appalachia

Site found in:

Digital Library of Appalachia
"archival and historical materials related to the culture of the
southern and central Appalachian region... drawn from special
collections of Appalachian College Association member
libraries." Browse by topic (Daily Life and Customs, Music,
Religion, Visual Arts and Crafts, etc.) or through the individual
library collections. Includes manuscripts, diaries, photos,
recordings of music and spoken word, and more.

Neat New Stuff I Found This Week
Copyright, Marylaine Block, 1999-2006.


Fri., Oct. 13, 2006 - Not Seen Not Heard: Documentary for Indonesian Recovery

Not Seen Not Heard: Documentary for Indonesian Recovery
Select either high or low bandwidth to enter the site.
From the site:
“This site is a collection of stories from the most remote islands of west Sumatra, Indonesia that were effected by the Dec. 2004 and March 2005 earthquakes. Explore the Storybook to experience first hand accounts of the trials faced by the local communities.”
Chapters: Fear, Rebuilding, Health Care, Education, Hope, and The Experience


Fri., Oct. 13, 2006 - Japanese Culture / Modern Japan

Japanese Culture
Sections include the performing arts, contemplative arts, literature,
festivals, costume, and food.

Modern Japan


Fri., Oct. 13, 2006 - How Much Do You Know About the World?

----------Forwarded Message--------
Site of the Day for Tuesday, June 20, 2006

How much do you know about the world?

If the above URL wraps in your e-mail client, enter it all on one line in
your browser or use this TinyURL:

Today's site, from the National Geographic Society, offers the results of a
little quiz from a representative sample of young Americans. Gentle
Subscribers can take the quiz themselves and in so doing discover pertinent
facts about global issues.

"Can you name the world's most spoken primary language? The largest
consumer of oil? The most heavily fortified border on the planet? The
current population of the U.S.? ... We tested the geography knowledge of
18- to 24-year-olds across the U.S. to see how much they know about our
world. How did they do? More know where the TV show CSI is set than can
find Iraq on a map. The survey shows that too many young Americans have a
limited understanding of the world." - from the website

The site's test contains a 20 item multiple-choice questionnaire available
for visitors to test themselves on basic "geographic literacy". For each
question, the provided answer also reveals how the original test takers did
on that particular item, expressed as a percentage. For example, apparently
a significant number of young Americans think the U.S. population ranges
between 1 to 2 billion people. A link to the companion website "My
Wonderful World" offers additional online geographic resources.

Travel to the site for an interesting report on geographic knowledge at:

If the above URL wraps in your e-mail client, enter it all on one line in
your browser or use this TinyURL:

A.M. Holm
view the List archives on the web at:

Thursday, October 12, 2006


Thurs., Oct. 12, 2006 - Trademark Checklist

Trademark Checklist
Shortened URL:
“The Trademark Checklist is intended to serve as a general guide for proper trademark usage. Though the style of a word mark can vary from the style of the logo, word marks are how a trademark should be used in text. Therefore the Trademark Checklist is a listing of word marks, not logos.”


Thurs., Oct. 12, 2006 - Stock Market

Found in:
Tips for Teachers 307- Stock Market Issue
Date: Sun, 07 May 2006 04:28:00 -0400

To view this week’s newsletter, visit the following web address:

Teacher Resource > Subject Matter > Business & Economics > Stock Market
Scroll down for 30 annotated sites


Thurs., Oct. 12, 2006 - From Scout Report, July 7, 2006

Sites found in:
The Scout Report
July 7, 2006
Volume 12, Number 27

MathDL: Digital Classroom Resources [Macromedia Flash Player]

With an increased focus on the importance of teaching mathematics throughout
the education system in the United States, the discovery of this fine online
collection of resources is most welcome. Developed by the Mathematical
Association of America (with substantial support from the National Science
Foundation), the site contains hundreds of classroom materials that have
been extensively tested and reviewed by peers in the field. On the site’s
homepage visitors can look through some of their “Featured Items”, which
range from interactive linear algebra exercises to open source components
that can be added to course websites. Visitors who know what they are
looking for should use the search engine to move through the materials by
subject or category. Additionally, users can also submit their own
mathematical teaching tools to the site’s editor for consideration. [KMG]


Virtual Presentation Assistant

In these tumultuous times, it seems like more and more people want to win
friends and influence people. Of course, there are enterprising souls who
would attempt to sell you their insights into the art of oratory and such,
but this website gives away such prized material at no cost to you, gentle
browser. Virtual Presentation Assistant is an online tutorial dedicated to
the art and skill of public speaking, and the site is maintained by the
dedicated staff of the communication studies department at the University of
Kansas. Simple in its design, the site covers such topics as selecting an
appropriate theme for a speech, how to research said speech, and supporting
your primary points. If all of this material doesn’t whet one’s appetite,
the site also contains a selection of links to other sites that deal with
the subject at hand. [KMG]


Historic New England [Real Player, pdf]

Whether walking, biking, or driving around New England, one is never more
than a lobster roll’s throw away from some site of historic significance.
One organization that has a strong commitment to the region’s historic sites
is Historic New England. Over the years they have continued to promote
comprehensive plans designed to preserve the area’s various heritage sites.
And for those who happen to come across this site, they will be able to both
learn about their work and delve into their online resources. These
resources include online photo exhibits, listings of their historic
properties (and how to visit them), and of course, access to their in-house
publication, Historic New England Magazine. The online exhibitions are
delightful, and include retrospectives on the work of New England
photographer Verner Reed (complete with audio commentary) and an examination
of furniture making in the town of Newbury. The site is rounded out by a
“Resources for Educators” section,
which includes electronic resources and curriculum materials that use these
historic locales as a means to learn more about the social and cultural milieu
that they were a part of. [KMG]


The Dividing Line: A 2,000-mile Journey Along Our Troubled Border [Macromedia Flash Player]

A number of daily newspapers across the United States have expanded their
online offerings to include multimedia exhibits on local restaurants,
divisive urban politics, and other topics of note. Recently Fort Worth
produced this well-done online exhibit that takes on the subject of the
border between Mexico and the United States. The paper is well-placed to
take on this complex topic, and they offer a number of insights that
complement more traditional narrative and analytical newspaper coverage. The
site starts out with a dramatic vista photograph of one section of the
border, and from there, visitors can continue on to an interactive map that
lets them click on cities from Tijuana to the Gulf of Mexico. Along the way,
they join Telegram staffers Jay Root and Tom Pennington as they ride along
with border patrol officers, learn about human smugglers, and even view a
photo essay on the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. The site is a great
find, and one that could be used in journalism or media studies courses.


Dow Jones Interactive Learning Center [Macromedia Flash Player]

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is considered to be an effective gauge of
the U.S. economy, and overall investor sentiment. For those who keep close
track of the Dow, it is something to be watched ever so closely. This
website serves as a place to learn about the Dow in all its glory, ranging
from pieces of trivia to a nice historical timeline. It’s probably best to
start with the historical timeline. Here users will learn about what
happened to the twelve original companies listed on the Dow when it first
debuted on May 26, 1896. After that, they are free to move through the rest
of the timeline, learning about the technological innovations that the Dow
embraced over time, and also about some of the darkest days it has
encountered. The trivia section is a true treat, as visitors can learn how
much they would have today if their parents had invested $1,000 on the date
of their birth, and then also find out about some of the Dow’s top
performers over the past century or so. [KMG]

>From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2006.


Thurs., Oct. 12, 2006 - U.S. Population to hit 300 Million / Immigration

---------Forwarded Message--------
Public Agenda Alert -- Oct. 12, 2006
* Behind the Headlines: U.S. Population Set to Hit 300 Million

* U.S. Population Set to Hit 300 Million
Sometime next Tuesday, the U.S. population will
surpass 300 million, according to U.S. Census Bureau
estimates. The growing population, fueled largely
by immigrants and their children, has implications
for the economy and the social and political climate.
Immigrants, legal and illegal, account for about 40
percent of population growth.

The public is quite conflicted on the impact of
immigration and many hold positive and negative
attitudes about legal immigration simultaneously.
Six in 10 Americans say immigration is a good thing
for the U.S., and half of Americans say immigrants
contribute to the country rather than cause problems.

Yet, half of the public says there are too many
immigrants in the U.S. Four in 10 Americans say
immigrants improve food, music and the arts in the
U.S., but pluralities say they negatively affect
the economy, taxes and crime. People are also divided
on whether immigrants become productive citizens or
if they cost taxpayers too much by using government services.

But what do immigrants think about life in the United States?
When Public Agenda surveyed immigrants in our "Now That I'm Here" study,
we found an overwhelming majority committed to working hard
and staying off government assistance. Almost nine in 10 say
it's extremely important for immigrants to learn English
and their views on bilingual education are similar to
the general public.

But six in 10 say there is at least some anti-immigrant
discrimination in the U.S. Three in 10 say they have personally
experienced discrimination.

Find out more Behind the Headlines:

Download a copy of "Now That I'm Here: What America's Immigrants
Have to Say About Life in the U.S. Today"

Visit our issue guide on Immigration:
Shortened URL:
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Read the Census Bureau statement:
Shortened URL:

Wednesday, October 11, 2006


Wed., Oct. 11, 2006 - Controlling E. coli

---------Forwarded Message--------
Site of the Day for Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Controlling E. Coli O157
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Today's site, from the Why Files, casts a gimlet eye on the current
outbreaks of E. Coli O157 in the North American food production chain. From
spinach, to lettuce, to carrot juice, Gentle Subscribers may be concerned
how this triple threat from E. Coli O157 has been caused and what can be
done to prevent future outbreaks.

"Many E. coli strains live in healthy human intestines, but this bug makes
toxins that damage human organs and blood cells. The characteristic
symptoms of "O157" infection are diarrhea, often bloody, and severe
abdominal cramps, but the toxin can also cause hemolytic uremic syndrome
(HUS), which can lead to kidney failure and death. ... E. coli O157:H7
causes about 73,000 illnesses and 61 deaths per year in the United States,
according to a 1999 estimate. ... " - from the website

This presentation gets down and dirty by exploring the origins of E. Coli
O157 in cattle manure. From the discovery of its presence in hamburger back
in 1982, to the current contamination of leafy vegetables, the article
traces the trail of how the bacterium finds its way onto supermarket
shelves. The coverage includes E. Coli O157's characteristics, and most
particularly its survival longevity outside the G.I. tract of cattle. In
addition, the report considers the swirl of conflicting scientific theories
on reducing the bacterium's presence in cattle, even taking issue with a
recent New York Times article, and its too sanguine reading of the
scientific literature.

Jump over to the site for a compelling report on the latest science on E.
Coli O157 at:

A.M. Holm
view the List archives on the web at:


Wed., Oct. 11, 2006 - From The Scout Report, June 9, 2006

Sites found in:
The Scout Report
June 9, 2006
Volume 12, Number 23
UN Chronicle

As the United Nations’ scope is quite global, one can expect that the issues
and topics covered in their fine publication, the UN Chronicle, will be
compelling material for persons interested in global policy issues and other
such heady matters. On their rather full homepage, visitors can look up
articles via a search engine, or by theme. For those who would rather look
through the complete issue as a whole, the most recent issues are offered on
the left-hand side of the homepage. Recent subjects covered within their
virtual pages include HIV/AIDS prevention in Sierra Leone, the avian flu
pandemic, and the vexing question of inequality. For those seeking
historical coverage, the online archive dates back to 1997. [KMG]


Open Learning Initiative at Carnegie Mellon University

After MIT started providing access to a wide range of course materials on
its OpenCourseWare website a few years ago, a number of other universities
and colleges began to follow suit. As a result, users around the world now
have access to a generous supply of such educational tools. One similar
venture is the Open Learning Initiative website at Carnegie Mellon
University, which provides access to a collection of “cognitively informed”
online courses and course materials. Courses currently available online on
the site include biology, calculus, chemistry, economics, and causal
reasoning, along with a handful of others. For each course, visitors should
read the background essay provided, as it will give an overview of what each
course will cover, and how students can proceed. Of course, students are
encouraged to give feedback as well. [KMG]

State of the Union

Upon hearing about a site dedicated to State of the Union speeches, the eyes
(and mousse) of some gentle readers may gravitate elsewhere. That would be a
tremendous mistake in the case of this fine site, which presents graphical
representations of how specific words have been used in these speeches over
the years. Created by Brad Borevitz, the site draws on a number of open
resources available on the web, and attempts to “examine changes in the
language of the State of the Union address over the past 200 years.” From
the homepage, visitors can move their mouse over the graph featured
prominently, and in doing so, they can view a visual representation of which
words were featured in each speech. Of course, visitors can also examine the
grade level at which each speech was written. After clicking on a given word
(such as “tobacco”, which appears quite frequently in President Taft’s 1911
address), visitors will learn how many times the word was mentioned and
where it appeared in the address. The entire site provides an interesting
and unique glimpse into one type of content analysis, and one that is
historically informed and quite relevant. [KMG]

Life After the Holocaust: Stories of Holocaust Survivors After The War
[Macromedia Flash Player]

Perhaps no event in the 20th century (or in recorded history) has been as
well-documented and archived as the Holocaust that took place in Nazi
Germany during the late 1930s and 1940s. Many groups and organizations have
sought to place some of the materials they have collected online, and the
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is one such organization that should
be applauded for their efforts, which include this recent online collection.
This particular collection features interviews with six Holocaust survivors
who came to the United States after their experiences. With a somber
background of harvest-colored leaves on thin branches, the site presents
narratives organized into one of several themes, including “Speaking Out”,
“Faith, Guilt & Responsibility”, and “Arriving in New York”. Each interview
is intercut with narration that helps explain the background of each
survivor’s story, which helps unfamiliar listeners with the context of each
experience. Tremendously powerful, this site could be used in the classroom
with students, or as a learning tool in users’ homes. [KMG]
[NOTE: Some of the other online exhibits from previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Taking the Wheel: Manufacturers’ Catalogs from the First Decade of
American Automobiles
Shortened URL:
Back in the old days, before the creation of the Interstate Highway System
and guarantee of a smooth roadbed, riding around in a flivver could be a
hazardous proposition. Fortunately, prospective buyers could often consult
any number of well-illustrated (and detailed) car catalogs provided by the
dozens of automobile manufacturers that dotted the American landscape. A
significant number of these catalogs have been digitized and placed online
in the New York Public Library’s Digital Gallery for the general public’s
careful eye. Dating from 1909, these catalogs include some rather gorgeous
color plates and diagrams. Visitors can search the entire collection using
keywords, or just browse the source list, which includes offerings from
Buick, Delaunay, and E.R. Thomas. One that should not be missed is the
Maxwell catalog from 1909, which features cars that are described as
“Perfectly Simple and Simply Perfect”. [KMG]
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Organic Food
Increased interest in ‘going organic’ welcomed by some, raises eyebrows of others

The Green Invasion

Organic farming grows industrial edge

Mass Natural

Bad food Britain: Why are we scared of real food? Shortened URL:

International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements

Local Harvest

The Food of the Gods

Thirty years or so ago, the organic movement in the United States was
largely confined to a few locales long known for their independent spirit
and open-mindedness, including Berkeley and Madison, Wisconsin. These days,
it would seem that the once small chain retailers, such as Whole Foods, are
popping up amidst both the urban and rural landscape almost like clockwork.
Many commentators have noted that this change seems to be reflective of a
general shift among consumers towards having a more enlightened sense of
knowing what they are consuming, how it is produced, and so on. In recent
weeks, news items have reported that Wal-Mart, a company that attracts
attention at the drop of a hat, will be firmly entering the organic
foodstuffs market. As with most projects Wal-Mart embarks on, they have made
no small plans, and many fervent advocates of organic farming say that this
development does not bode well for such endeavors. As the noted author and
journalist Michael Pollan recently observed, “Wal-Mart will buy its organic
food from whichever producers can produce it most cheaply, and these will
not be the sort of farmers you picture when you hear the word ‘organic’”.
The debate about this subject is certainly not a new one, but it is one that
is worth watching closely. [KMG]

The first link will take users to a piece from this week’s online U.S. News
& World Report that discusses various definitions of what exactly
constitutes “organic” food products. The second link leads to a story from
the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette by Terence Chea that offers some reporting on
how organic agriculture is changing as demand for produce grown under such
requirements has grown exponentially. The third link will take users to a
very insightful piece by Michael Pollan on Wal-Mart’s entry into the organic
food business, and how such a move will affect the future of organic
agriculture. The fourth link leads to piece by Joanna Blythman on the nature
of food production (and the general public’s ignorance of such things) in
Britain, which appeared in this Tuesday’s Daily Mail. The fifth link leads
to the homepage of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture
Movements. Here visitors can learn about the organization’s work throughout
the world and also comb through their materials on organic standards. Those
who are on the lookout for a local farmers’ market will delight in the
offerings on the LocalHarvest website, which is the sixth link offered here.
On their site, visitors can locate organic farms, markets, and also read
their newsletter. The final link leads to a complete online version of H.G.
Wells’ noted novel “The Food of the Gods”, which was one of the first works
to address the possible dangers of what some today like to call
“Frankenfoods”. [KMG]

>From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2006.


Wed., Oct. 11, 2006 - Medical Dictionaries

Merriam Webster Medical Dictionary at Intelihealth
Shortened URL:
[NOTE: Home page previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Merriam Webster Medical Dictionary at MedlinePlus [NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Dictionary of Common Medical Terms
[NOTE: Home page previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Wed., Oct. 11, 2006 - Sports and Fitness

Sites to See: Sports and Fitness
From the site:
“Sports and Fitness sites provide resources for coaches and physical education teachers, as well as for students, parents, and other adults. The sites include lesson plans, information on health and fitness, tips for playing sports safely, and answers to student questions about health and fitness. Included: Five great resources for anyone interested in physical fitness and sports.
[NOTE: Previously posted. Links last updated 04/06/2006 - Phyllis ]

Tuesday, October 10, 2006


Tues., Oct. 10, 2006 - Beacon Learning Center (K-12) / Poetry / TV History / World Statistics

Sites found in:
Don's Patch #49
from July 1, 2006

Beacon Learning Center: Student Web Lessons

[NOTE: See Also: Lesson Plans
listed by title, by Learner Level (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12), or by Subject Area

Beacon Learning Center Tutorial: Principles of Website Evaluation
From the site:
“But not every educational Website is of the highest quality. Many offer out-of-date information. Some show a clear bias that calls into question the accuracy of their content. For educational Websites to be effectively integrated into classrooms, educators need to develop specific criteria for assessing the quality of Website content and presentation. This tutorial proposes structured guidelines for evaluating educational Websites.” - Phyllis ]


a poetry archive.
[NOTE: Previously posted. – Phyllis ]


The first 75 years of television.
[NOTE: Previously posted. – Phyllis ]

World Statistics updated in real time
[NOTE: Includes Population, Government & Economics, Education,
Environment, Food, Water, Energy, and Health. – Phyllis ]


Archives for this ezine are available online here:

The current issue is also available on our website.


Tues., Oct. 10, 2006 - Education and Computer Connection (All Subjects)

Education and Computer Connection

Although directed to Texas teachers, the menu on this site has lists sections with useful links for all.
Teacher section includes categories on Literacy, Technology, Hot Links for Educators, Graphic Organizers, Rubrics, Fairy Tales, Legends, and Folk Tales, and Language Arts. Other subjects are covered in the section on Curriculum Areas. There are also sections for Students, Kids, Homeschooling, Holidays, Units, Themes, Lesson Plans, Webquests, Virtual Field Trips, and more.
[NOTE: Previously posted. Site updated October 9, 2006 - Phyllis ]


Tues., Oct. 10, 2006 - Malaspina Online Resources by Subject Areas

Malaspina University-College Web Resources
Online Education Resources by Subject Areas
Last Update- September 2006


Tues., Oct. 10, 2008 - (K-8 Math, LA, Science, Social Studies)
Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies - There’s lots on this website that is available without registration. Premium requires free registration.

From the site:
“ Premium is a revolutionary system built especially for teachers and parents to use with their students or children. You must check out the new Premium to see all of the new and exciting features, and the increased functionality. Remember, it is totally free!”

Monday, October 09, 2006


Mon., Oct. 9, 2006 - Zoo Matchmaker Game (genetics)

The Zoo Matchmaker game
From the site:
“Studying Genetics???
The Zoo Matchmaker game lets kids in grades 7–12 to apply their knowledge of genetics to the real life choices zoos struggle with in order to keep endangered species alive.”

Teachers' Resources for Zoo Matchmaker Game


Mon., Oct. 9, 2006 - Crop Diversity

Site found in:
Librarians' Internet Index
Websites you can trust!
NEW THIS WEEK, June 29, 2006
Read This Online :

Crop Diversity: What is Crop Diversity
This presentation looks at crop diversity and its importance in agriculture and food security. It discusses the conservation of crop diversity (including gene banks), threats to crops, and priority crops such as bananas, maize, sorghum, and cassava. From the Global Crop Diversity Trust, an organization whose mission is "to ensure the conservation and availability of crop diversity for food security worldwide."
From the site:
“Put simply, crop diversity is the biological base of all agriculture.”
LII Item:

Karen G. Schneider,
LII New This Week Listowner, and
Director, Librarians' Internet Index
Websites You Can Trust!
Copyright 2006 by Librarians' Internet Index.


Mon., Oct. 9, 2006 - MOLO: Molecular Logic

MOLO: Molecular Logic
From the site:
“The Molecular Logic Database is designed to provide teachers and students with easy access to our model-based activities. The activities are derived largely, but not entirely, from projects of the Concord Consortium sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The models are primarily of interactions of atoms and molecules, or rule-based genetics.”
[NOTE: Stepping Stones page: previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Mon., Oct. 9, 2006 - Biological Informatics Resources

--------Forwarded Message--------
Awareness Watch Newsletter V4N7 July 2006 Announcement
Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2006

“My July 2006 Zillman Column is now available and is titled Biological Informatics Resources. This July 2006 column Biological Informatics Resources is a comprehensive list of biological informatics resources and sites on the Internet including associated and related biological informatics sites. This is one of the fastest and most exciting growing areas for knowledge discovery on the Internet. New discoveries and related biological data mining resources are happening every day!! Download this excellent 23 page free .pdf (589KB) column today and start your journey into the future of mankind!”

July 2006 Zillman Column - Biological Informatics Resources - select July 2006

Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A.

Sunday, October 08, 2006


Sun., Oct. 8, 2006 - Gliffy (web tool)


From the site:
“The diagram editor in your web browser. Since Gliffy runs in your web browser, there is no need to download any additional software to use it.”
We currently plan to offer two versions of Gliffy:
Free, ad supported Gliffy with limited feature set.
Subscription version of Gliffy with premium features.

Creates many types of diagrams including flowcharts and floor plans


Sun., Oct. 8, 2006 - Son of Citation Machine

Son of Citation Machine
From the site:
“Citation Machine is an interactive web tool designed to assist high school, college, and university students, their teachers, and independent researchers in their effort to respect other people's intellectual properties.”
The Citation Machine enjoyed major revisions in January, 2004, and again in April of 2006.
[NOTE: Previously posted. Updated URL. - Phyllis ]


Sun., Oct. 8, 2006 - Information Literacy Wiki

----------Forwarded Message--------
A colleague, Cheryl Lederle and I created a wiki for one of our Library
Science graduate courses. It is a professional development piece that will
support teachers and librarians as they implement information literacy
skills in classroom settings. At this time the wiki contains lessons and
resources that can be used when teaching information literacy. Anyone with
a legitimate idea can add to the wiki. Please help us create a site for
discussion and resource sharing.

Thank you.

Tina Laramie
Elmwood Elementary School
Syracuse, NY


Sun., Oct. 8, 2006 - K-6 Library Lesson Plans for 35 Weeks

From another discussion list:

Library Lesson Plans for 35 Weeks for K-6th Grade


I did move my lessons to my personal

They will only be available for a while.... so maybe you
could copy/print or save them.

I should be in this job for years and years.... so if you
need anything, don't hesitate to contact me.

Carl Dellutri

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