Saturday, February 10, 2007


Sat., Feb. 10, 2007 - Acronym Dictionary / State & Metropolitan Area Data Book / 2007 Statistical Abstract

Sites found in:
Don's Patch #59 from
December 1, 2006

Acronym Dictionary
From the site:
“Let's be honest (LBH) - easy (EZ) is better. Get your message across quickly. The AIM acronym dictionary has the most common abbreviations that you (U) might come across while IMing with your friends. Good luck (GL) and have a nice day (HAND).”


State and Metropolitan Area Data Book: 2006
Scroll down for Selected Features in Excel and .pdf
From the site:
“Information in the State and Metropolitan Area Data Book covers the following topical areas: age, agriculture, births, business establishments, communications, construction, cost of living, crime, deaths, education, elections, employment, energy, finance, government, health, households, housing, immigration, income, manufactures, marriages and divorces, media, natural resources, population, poverty, race and Hispanic origin, residence, retail sales, science and engineering, social services, tourism, transportation, and veterans.”

Online Publication (.pdf)

[SEE ALSO: 2007 Statistical Abstract (earlier editions previously posted.) - Phyllis]

Archives for this ezine are available online here:

The current issue is also available on our website.


Sat., Feb. 10, 2007 - Teen Chat Decoder

Teen Chat
From the site:
“quickly and easily "decode" the acronyms your teens use in their everyday
slang, in chat rooms, blogs, emails, Instant messages, and on cell phones.”


Sat., Feb. 10, 2007 - NetLingo

Welcome to NetLingo The Internet Dictionary
From the site:
“We are a resource for new users and industry professionals,
as well as a reference for students and educators.”
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Internet Resources

The Internet Dictionary [Frames]
Offered by, this site is an online dictionary containing
thousands of popular Internet words and definitions that describe the
technology and community of the World Wide Web. This site is easily
navigable, and users can access definitions by clicking on the terms of
their choice. All Internet users, from the novice to the advanced, may find
this site worth exploring. [MG]
From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2006.


Sat., Feb. 10, 2007 - Cyberbullying

The ABCs of Bullying Prevention: Cyberbullying
By Dr. Kenneth Shore
From the site:
“Cyberbullying is a new and growing form of bullying that has emerged with the advent of technology. It involves sending offensive, humiliating, or threatening messages or images through a computer or cell phone. It is most often seen with middle- and high-school students, although elementary-school students also have engaged in this high-tech form of bullying or been its victims.”


Cyberbullying, Flaming and Cyberstalking
From the site:
“Most of us are familiar with real life bullies. We remember the big bullies in the school yard, the ones who took your lunch money or made fun of the smaller and less popular kids in the class. They are loud and rude and spend lots of time finding ways to hurt others and to make themselves look bigger and tougher. Cyberbullies do the same kind of thing.”
Home page:

Found on:
Links for Internet Safety for Kids & Teens


The Newest Breed of Bully, the Cyberbully
From the site:
“Cyberbullying, using new communication technology to torment others, is taking humiliation to a frightening level. Hiding behind the anonymity of the Internet, cyberbullies are able to hurl threats, spread rumors, trash reputations, and damage fragile egos, usually without being caught.”

Friday, February 09, 2007


Fri., Feb. 9, 2007 - Mapping the Global Future

--------Forwarded Message--------
Site of the Day for Thursday, November 16, 2006

Mapping the Global Future

Today's site, from the U.S. National Intelligence Council, presents a
report detailing an their analysis of possible global directions over the
next fifteen years. Gentle Subscribers, wondering what the experts foresee,
may find this report a fascinating perspective.

"Mapping the Global Future: Report of the National Intelligence Council's
2020 Project is the third unclassified report prepared by the National
Intelligence Council ... in recent years that takes a long-term view of the
future. It offers a fresh look at how key global trends might develop over
the next decade and a half to influence world events. Mindful that there
are many possible "futures," our report offers a range of possibilities and
potential discontinuities, as a way of opening our minds to developments we
might otherwise miss." - from the website

The site's text document begins with an executive summary, an outline of
the global outlook in 2020 under the headings of "Relative Certainties" and
"Key Uncertainties". Points in this outline, such as aging populations in
western countries, energy supplies and the rise of significant economic
powers in Asia, are contrasted to the uncertainties inherent in these
issues. The more than 100 pages of the complete report provides an
extensive examination on specific topics ranging from the "Contradictions
of Globalization" to "Pervasive Insecurity", wrapping up with a section on
the policy implications from an American perspective. A "Special Topics"
section zeros in on issues of particular interest in the report, including
the "Geopolitics of Gas", the "Status of Women", and "Biotechnology:
Panacea and Weapon". Charts and tables are also provided.

Hurtle to the site for an interesting exploration of future

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


Fri., Feb. 9, 2007 - UN: Millennium Project

United Nations Development Programme.
“The Millennium Project was commissioned by the United Nations Secretary-General in 2002 to develop a concrete action plan for the world to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and to reverse the grinding poverty, hunger and disease affecting billions of people.”


Problems of Poverty:
Hunger, AIDS, Pneumonia, Diarrhea, Tuberculosis, Malaria, and Measles and Other Childhood Diseases.

From the site:
“The deaths you see on this site have one thing in common: they result from extreme poverty. Poverty keeps hungry people from buying enough food to nourish themselves. Poverty keeps sick people from receiving basic medical treatment or taking simple preventative measures. The vast majority of these preventable deaths occur among the poorest people in the poorest countries.”

“The map display above is representational only and does not show the names and faces of real people. The photographs are computer composites of multiple individuals.”

“Quick Summary: Almost all of the deaths from hunger and disease that you see on this site can be stopped. The cost to do this is about $195 billion a year, according to the United Nations. Recently, 22 developed countries listed below pledged to work towards each giving 0.7% (a little less than 1%) of their national income in aid, which would raise the $195 billion.”


Fri., Feb. 9, 2007 - Measuring Worth

Site found in:
INFOMINE Email Alert Service
Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2006

Measuring Worth
Record Id: 655238
Created: 2006-11-21 11:16:32
Categories: busecon,govpub

Calculators to determine for the U.S. and U.K. for historical
comparisons of various economic indicators including:

-- annualized growth rates - wages, GDP, population, prices
-- relative vaues
-- purchasing power
-- pound/dollar conversions
-- purchasing power
-- inflation rates
-- price of gold
-- CPI (U.S. only)
-- consumer bundle (U.S. only)

Generally years covered for the U.K. are back to 1830 and back to 1790
for the U.S.



Fri., Feb. 9, 2007 - Outlook on Money / Last Great Ape / New Orleans

Sites found in:
PBS Teacher Previews: February 11 - 17, 2007

"Outlook on Money"
Elementary / Middle / High School

This Web site, part of the "NH Outlook" series, is designed to
help people of all ages and income levels better manage their
finances. This site provides educators, parents and students
with resources and ideas for teaching economic education.

"The Last Great Ape"
Middle / High School
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
8 - 9:00 pm
Go on an expedition into the Congo and learn about one of our
closest living relatives, the peace-loving bonobo. (CC, Stereo,
DVI, 1 year)

Explore our online family tree; see and hear where you stand
among the great apes in this audiovisual interactive.
[NOTE: See teaching guide pasted below. – Phyllis]


American Experience
"New Orleans"
Middle / High School
Monday, February 12, 2007
9 - 11:00 pm
Walled in on almost all sides by water, the crowded streets of
New Orleans have always been a laboratory where the social
forces that characterize American life play out in dramatic
and, at times, disastrous fashion. This film offers a portrait
of New Orleans that explores its unique and distinctive culture
and illuminates its central place on the American landscape.
(CC, Stereo, DVI, 1 year)

Explore our online maps; see how New Orleans has changed since
the first European settlers arrived and how centuries later,
the city is still vulnerable to the power of nature.
[NOTE: See Teaching Guide pasted below. – Phyllis ]

Copyright 2007 PBS Online.
---------Forwarded Message--------
[NOVA Teachers] The Last Great Ape airs Feb. 13
Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2007 12:41:22 -0500 (EST)

Hello Educators,

Tune in next week to NOVA's "The Last Great Ape" to learn about the
little-studied world of the bonobo -- a peaceful species of great ape
that, just as they were starting to be researched, were threatened by
civil war in the Congo. Note: This program contains scenes of sex
among bonobos. Please preview it to determine its appropriateness for
your classroom. (Subjects covered: life science, animals)

For a downloadable PDF of the current season schedule visit

Karen Hartley
Teachers Editor
NOVA Web Site

* * * * * * * *

NOVA presents "The Last Great Ape"
Broadcast: Tuesday, February 13, 2007
(NOVA airs on PBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings as
broadcast dates and times may vary. This program can be used up to
one year after it is recorded off the air.)

The Bonobo in All of Us
Learn how the bonobo shed light on a different side of human
nature, what makes bonobos different from chimps, how the war in
the Congo has affected the species, and more in this interview
with primatologist Frans de Waal. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Read My Lips
See eight bonobo facial expressions and gestures and learn what
they mean. (Flash plug-in required; printable version available.)
(Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Kanzi the Bonobo
Hear primatologist Sue Savage-Rumbaugh explain what makes Kanzi,
a bonobo who understands about 360 lexigram symbols, so special
in this five-part audio slide show. Total running time: 6 minutes
15 seconds. (Flash plug-in required.) (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

Our Family Tree
Take a look at what sets humans and the four other hominids --
the gorilla, chimpanzee, bonobo, and orangutan -- apart from one
another and hear what each one sounds like. (Flash plug-in
required.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Program Transcript
The site includes a complete narration for this program.

Plus Watch a Preview and Links and Books.

* * * * * * * * *******
---------Forwarded Message--------
Date: Thu, 08 Feb 2007 19:22:51 -0500 (EST)
News from American Experience

Monday, February 12 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings)

On August 29th, 2005, a catastrophic hurricane named Katrina made
landfall on the Gulf Coast of the United States. When the skies
finally cleared, the survival of a major American city hung in
the balance. For more than two hundred years, that city had been
an iconic feature on the national landscape -- a vital port; a
cosmopolitan mecca; a sensual, mysterious refuge. Now, the storm
had laid it waste, raising a stark and previously unthinkable
question: What exactly would America be without New Orleans?

From director Stephen Ives and writer Michelle Ferrari comes NEW
ORLEANS, a fascinating portrait of one of America's most
distinctive and beloved cities: a small French settlement
surrounded by water that ultimately would become the home of
America's biggest party, Mardi Gras, and its most original art
form, jazz; the site of explosive struggles with both integration
and segregation, and a proving ground for national ideas about
race, class and equality; a mirror that reflects both the best
and the worst in America.

Tune in Monday, February 12 at 9 p.m. as AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
premieres NEW ORLEANS on PBS.

Take a Trip to NEW ORLEANS Online

Theme and Variation

New Orleans was the birthplace of jazz, an original and often
mysterious music. Listen to and learn about New Orleans jazz.

Gumbo as History

Explore New Orleans history through a traditional gumbo recipe.

Writing New Orleans

Test your knowledge on the writers -- from William Faulkner to
Anne Rice -- who have captured the essence of New Orleans in
their work.


Thursday, February 08, 2007


Thurs., Feb. 8, 2007 - Native American Mascots

Site found in:
Librarians' Internet Index
Websites you can trust!
NEW THIS WEEK, November 23, 2006
Read This Online :

Native American Mascots: An Examination
This 2001 article discusses Native American mascots for sports teams. Topics include what a mascot is, "The Stereotype of the Noble Savage," and "The Stereotype of the Demonic Indian." Also includes links to related sites. From, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center.
[May have to copy & paste link]
LII Item:
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Librarians' Internet Index
Websites You Can Trust!

Copyright 2006 by Librarians' Internet Index.


Thurs., Feb. 8, 2007 - From The Scout Report Nov. 17, 2006

Sites found in:

The Scout Report
November 17, 2006
Volume 12, Number 46

Stanford Initiative on the Environment and Sustainability [pdf]

“Sustainability” is a phrase that is bandied about frequently and at times
it is hard to determine if an adequate definition exits. Stanford University
is intimately concerned with this subject, and they recently created the
Initiative of the Environment and Sustainability to deal with questions
raised by this phrase and other such thorny areas of inquiry. On their site,
they pose this query which will give visitors to the site pause: “Can we
adequately meet current human needs while protecting and restoring planetary
life support systems for the welfare of people today and generations to
come?” A good way to start browsing through the site is by clicking on one
of their four primary areas, which are represented by small graphic symbols
that read “Energy & Climate”, “Fresh Water”, “Land Use & Conservation” and
“Oceans & Estuaries”. Perhaps one of the most intriguing sections of the
site is “Sustainability at Stanford” area, where visitors can learn what
initiatives they are working on at their own campus in Palo Alto. [KMG]


Office of Tribal Justice [pdf]

Interactions between the United States and various American Indian tribes
have, at times, been quite contentious. For laypeople it can be difficult to
understand some of the various nuances of the legal relationships between
these different groups. Fortunately, the website of the U.S. Department of
Justice Office of Tribal Justice (OTJ) contains answers to some of these
questions. It also provides information about different aspects of law
enforcement on reservations. The site is divided into four primary sections,
including “Issues”, “Press Room”, “Resources”, and “About OTJ” area. The
“Issues” section is a good place to start, as it provides information on
some of the OTJ’s primary interactions with various American Indian tribes,
which include civil rights, gambling, and litigation. The “Resources” area
is worth a look as well, and visitors can also find a helpful FAQ area here
( ) that provides brief answers to questions such as “What is the relationship between the United States and the Tribes?” [KMG]


Water’s Journey: Everglades Currents of Change [Macromedia Flash Player,

Understanding the ecological history and operation of the Everglades is
complicated, and when one considers the role that humans play in its
transformation, things get even more complex. This website, created by Karst
Productions (with substantial support from the Florida Department of
Agriculture and the South Florida Water Management District) does a nice job
of bringing web users a wealth of information about the history and
contemporary situation in and around this massive area. Clicking on the
“Begin Your Journey” link brings up an interactive map of south Florida that
contains conceptual animations of the Everglades water flow before human
impact, the current water flow, and the planned flow after the Comprehensive
Everglades Restoration Plan (CREP) is completed. Visitors should then
proceed to the Everglades Historical Timeline, which tracks the earliest
human interventions into the area all the way up to the present day through
photographs and other primary documents. Finally, a splendid section of
educational resources offers lesson plans, teaching modules, and other such
material. [KMG]


BioLEARN [pdf]
[Creating education resources for Wisconsin Secondary Science Teachers]

Started in 1999, the BioLEARN initiative was started as a project by the
Center for Biology Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Drawing
on the significant human capital of Wisconsin’s talented science educators,
the BioLEARN program began developing and testing a collection of biology
education materials to place into an online archive. Educators can browse
around the materials, which are organized by disciplines such as botany,
ecology, genetics, and molecular biology. Some of the activities include a
module on familiarizing students with the uses of plants in biological
research and on the process of writing up lab reports. As the site remains
in development, visitors will want to return to the site in the coming
months to see what new materials have been added. [KMG]


Keeping Score [Macromedia Flash Player]

Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas has embarked on a number of intriguing and
worthy projects during his career, including a series of ambitious
recordings with the San Francisco Symphony and a number of well-received
concerts with the late Sarah Vaughan in the 1980s. Most recently, he has
teamed up with PBS (and his colleagues in the San Francisco Symphony) to
create the “Keeping Score: Revolutions in Music” television series. Visitors
to this site can explore the very fine multimedia presentations that are
meant to accompany and enhance the entire educational and aesthetic
experience of the television programs. Currently, there are multimedia
profiles of Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring”, Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony and
the development of Copland’s approach to creating an “American” sound. Each
site features a brief introduction by Thomas, and then visitors are invited
into the score to follow along as the piece progresses. In the top left-hand
corner of the score, visitors can watch Thomas as he conducts. Overall, the
experience of this website is stimulating and edifying, without being
visually (or aurally) overwhelming. [KMG]
[From the site: “Learn how to Teach through Music
The Keeping Score education program shows K-12 teachers how music can
become part of their core-subject lessons.”


Animated Periodic Table of the Elements [Macromedia Flash Player]
Shortened URL:

The odds are that most Scout Report readers have never seen such a highly
animated version of the periodic table of the elements as this, well, rather
highly animated table of the elements. Upon entering the site, visitors can
browse through the alkali metals, the alkaline earth metals, and both the
lanthanide and actinide series. As users move their mouse across the table
they can learn each element’s boiling point, its oxidation states, its
atomic weight, and its density. One of the other nice features of the site
is that visitors can also look at each element’s bonding structure. It’s a
very well-designed site, but if visitors find themselves confused, they can
also click on the question mark for help and general assistance. [KMG]


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


Thurs., Feb. 8, 2007 - From ResourceShelf Nov. 1-16, 2006

Sites found in:

Nov. 10-16, 2006

Resources and Info for American Indian Heritage Month (November)

February is National Heart Month

Cardiac Glossary
Alphabetical list of terms, from ablation to Wolff-Parkinson White Syndrome.
Some definitions include multimedia.

Heart and Stroke Encyclopedia

Source: American Heart Association

[Posted Feb. 8, 2007]
Fast Facts: Valentine’s Day 2007 in the United States
Shortened URL:
Another wonderful “Facts For Features” fact sheet from the United States Census containing facts relating to the Valentine’s Day next Wednesday.


Gary Price
Editor, ResourceShelf
The ResourceShelf & DocuTicker Team
"Post via ResourceShelf"
for even more resources visit


Thurs., Feb. 8, 2007 - From Librarians' Internet Index NEW THIS WEEK, Nov. 16, 2006

Sites found in:
Librarians' Internet Index
Websites you can trust!
NEW THIS WEEK, November 16, 2006
Read This Online :

Life and Death in the White House: Assassinations and Mourning
This presentation looks at assassination of U.S. presidents and the role of the U.S. Secret Service in protecting presidents. Discusses assassinations and assassination attempts, including Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, Andrew Jackson, and James A. Garfield. Includes a chart listing all of the assassination attempts and outcomes. Part of a larger exhibit on the U.S. presidency by the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History.
LII Item:
[NOTE: Home page previously posted. - Phyllis ]

The Nuremberg Trials and Their Legacy
This exhibit focuses on the International Military Tribunal trials of World War II war criminals held in Nuremberg, Germany, starting in 1945. Features a photo collection, images of artifacts (such as the tribunal program), audio clips relating to testimony, and associated material. From the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
LII Item:
[NOTE: Special Focus:
Some previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Peter Pan: A Selling Exhibition of Memorabilia
This site from a dealer in 20th century entertainment memorabilia is an "exhibition of 'Peter Pan' material, ranging from theatre programmes, posters, books and records to autographs of early performers and even a cigarette lighter." Includes background about "Peter Pan" author J.M. Barrie and the first theatrical production of "Peter Pan" in 1904. Although this site is commercial, it includes noncommercial material and links to related sites. [ ]
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MedlinePlus: Phobias
Collection of links to material about phobias, which are known as anxiety disorders in extreme cases. Topics include treatments and coping, specific conditions (such as social phobia), related issues (such as panic disorders and agoraphobia), and fears and phobias in children and teens. From the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
LII Item:
[NOTE: Other pages from MedlinePlus
previously posted.


Famous Native Americans
Selection of historical photos of well-known Native Americans. Includes photos of Rain in the Face, Sitting Bull, Red Cloud, Ouray and Chipeta, Chief Joseph, Geronimo, Ignacio, and American Horse. Part of the photography collection at Denver Public Library. Note: may not display enlarged images.
LII Item:


Thank you for using Librarians' Internet Index.

Librarians' Internet Index
Websites You Can Trust!
Copyright 2006 by Librarians' Internet Index.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007


Wed., Feb. 7, 2007 - Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse

Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
“The Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse from Washington University Law School "is a collection of documents and information about civil rights cases in selected case categories across the United States. Currently, the categories include: Child Welfare, Election/Voting Rights, Immigration, Jail Conditions, Juvenile Institution, Mental Health Facility, Mental Retardation Facility, Nursing Home Conditions, Police Non-Profiling, Police Profiling, Prison Conditions, Public Housing, School Desegregation."
[NOTE: Site would not open when I checked it today. – Phyllis ]



Wed., Feb. 7, 2007 - Black History / Brick By Brick / HipHop

Found in:
Thirteen Ed Online Bulletin -- February 2007
Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2007 16:47:38 EST

“This month, educators have access to rich resources about African Americans -- their history, culture and contributions. On our Ed Online home page, five excellent sites explore African American roots, history and culture, slavery, segregation, and the great continent of Africa.” [NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

BRICK BY BRICK: A CIVIL RIGHTS STORY is a one-hour documentary about a contemporary American battle for civil rights. The film follows three families in Yonkers, New York, in the middle of a confrontation about racial discrimination.

INDEPENDENT LENS takes an in-depth look at machismo in rap music and hip-hop culture — where creative genius, poetic beauty and mad beats collide with misogyny, violence, and homophobia.



Wed., Feb. 7, 2007 - FRONTLINE: A Class Divided

Found in:
The FRONTLINE Planner - February 2007
Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2007


Original airdate Mar. 26, 1985
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

This is one of the most requested programs in FRONTLINE's history. It is about an Iowa schoolteacher who, the day after Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered in 1968, gave her third-grade students a first-hand experience in the meaning of discrimination. This is the story of what she taught the children, and the impact that lesson had on their lives.

Watch this 46:00 program here in five consecutive chapters. You'll need Windows Media or RealPlayer to watch.

Teacher’s Guide
"A Class Divided" has a featured lesson that recounts Jane Elliot's classic "brown eyes/blue eyes" exercise in discrimination. Students will also explore the historical role of racism in the United States, as well as prejudice and stereotypes in their own lives. Now Available at:

Grade Levels: 9-Adult




Wed., Feb. 7, 2007 - African American History / Rosa Parks / Black History

African American History Month
62 resources listed
[NOTE: Previously posted. Site updated. - Phyllis ]


Surfing the Net with Kids: Rosa Parks
Site includes 9 links to related sites (5 annotated, 4 Honorable Mentions)


Black History on the Internet
From the site:
“Explore the best Black History sites for primary, middle, and high school level students. Activity and lesson ideas included!”
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Tuesday, February 06, 2007


Tues., Feb. 6, 2007 - Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
From the site:
“Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is the first full-scale classical Chinese Garden ever constructed outside of China. Prior to its opening, the last new Garden was created in China over 100 years ago. The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is a Ming Dynasty (AD 1368-1644) scholar's garden and is influenced by several such gardens in the city of Suzhou. Gardens played a significant role in the lives of the Chinese gentry from the 1st century BC through the last dynasty.”
Enjoy a walk through the garden with explanations or take the QuickTime tour.
Also: Garden Meanings: Feng Shui & Garden Design, Daoism, Mountain & Water, Symbolism, & Seasons
[NOTE: Other exhibitions from previously posted. - Phyllis ]

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Tues., Feb. 6, 2007 - Wired Learning / Six Paths to China

Resources from Knowledge Network Explorer: Wired Learning

Six Paths to China

China on the Net: a collection of Internet sites on China
From the site:
“The following links should represent a good starting point for people using the Internet to study China.”

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Tues., Feb. 6, 2007 - The Empire That Was Russia

The Empire That Was Russia:
The Prokudin-Gorskii Photographic Record Recreated


Photographer to the Tsar:
Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii
From the site:
“The photographs of Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) offer a vivid portrait of a lost world--the Russian Empire on the eve of World War I and the coming revolution. His subjects ranged from the medieval churches and monasteries of old Russia, to the railroads and factories of an emerging industrial power, to the daily life and work of Russia's diverse population… his ultimate goal was to educate the schoolchildren of Russia with his "optical color projections" of the vast and diverse history, culture, and modernization of the empire… For this exhibition, the glass plates have been scanned and, through an innovative process known as digichromatography, brilliant color images have been produced.”

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Tues., Feb. 6, 2007 - National Geographic: My Wonderful World

Site found in:
14 October 2006 Earth Science Sites of the Week

MY WONDERFUL WORLD, National Geographic and GLOBE, (suggested by Cheryl Dodes, Weber Middle School, Port Washington, NY), National Geographic and the GLOBE program have teamed up to improve the geographic literacy of young people ages 8-17 by motivating parents and educators to expand geographic learning in school, at home and in their communities. There are suggestions for family activities, links to geography games, online adventures for teens, and classroom materials for educators.

[NOTE: Pages for educators, teens, and parents - Phyllis


Mark Francek
Professor of Geography
Central Michigan University


Monday, February 05, 2007


Mon., Feb. 5, 2007 - MathMol (Mathematics and Molecules)

MathMol (Mathematics and Molecules)
From the site:
“MathMol (Mathematics and Molecules) is designed to serve as an introductory starting point for those interested in the field of molecular modeling…to provide K-12 students and teachers with basic concepts in mathematics and their connection to molecular modeling.” [NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Partial list contents from the site::

Hypermedia Textbook (Version2) New
Introduction to molecular modeling for middle and high school students. This updated version contains java applets, Flash movies and javascript interactive activities.

K-12 Chime Tutorial New
A Chime tutorial designed for middle and high school students.

Quick Tour
What is molecular modeling? Why is molecular modeling important? Why the math in MathMol?

More about MathMol
Where is MathMol being developed? What are the objectives of MathMol? Why is this site so important to education?

Library of 3-D Molecular Structures
The MathMol Library of Molecular Structures contains GIF, PDB and 3-D (VRML) files of molecules that are found in most introductory biology and chemistry textbooks (e.g., water and ice, carbon, hydrocarbons, amino acids, nucleotides, lipids, sugars, photosynthetic pigments and drugs).

Water Module
This site contains background information on water and ice, MPEG files of computer simulations of water molecules in motion, and water and ice databases.

K-12 Activities
A water module for middle and high school students that allows students to calculate the density of water and ice on-line

Hypermedia Textbook (Version 1)
Experimental versions of two hypermedia textbooks are now on-line. An elementary school version for grades 3-5 and a middle/high school version for grades 6-12.

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Mon., Feb. 5, 2007 - MATHICK!

This site includes a large list of problems for arithmetic, algebra,
pre-calculus, and calculus, and resources to help with each type.


Mon., Feb. 5, 2007 - Math TV

-------Forwarded Message--------
Hi! It's Monday, October 16, 2006 and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Math TV

Grade Range: 6-9 (or for anyone who is learning math typically taught in
middle school or for those who need remedial work)

This website offers about 20 different middle school math tutorials through
an ingenious interactive video system. The math topics covered include
fractions, percentages, ratios, probability, algebra, and geometry.
Students are introduced to a math problem and watch a video that works
through a step-by-step solution. Then, students are asked to solve a similar
math problem using the skills they learned watching the video. There is an
online calculator for students to use, and hints on how to solve the problem
as well.

When you get to the site, double-click on the menu item "Tune In." A new
page opens where you can access the latest episodes of Math TV. There are
currently 2 math problems featured -- just double-click on "Begin" to start
the program. A new screen appears and you must click on "Solve" to watch the
video lesson and solution.

From the main "Tune In" page, you can also double-click on "Roll 'Em to see
the previous episodes that are archived at the site and cover a range of
math topics.

Students are encouraged to submit their own math word problems for possible
inclusion on the Math TV site. For more information double-click "Ask IQ" on
the menu.

Diane Flynn Keith
for ClickSchooling
Copyright 2006, All Rights Reserved

Note: We make every effort to recommend websites that have content that is appropriate for general audiences. Parents should ALWAYS preview the sites for suitable content.

Click Schooling (Clickschooling) is a Federally Registered Trademark.


Mon., Feb. 5, 2007 - Cool Math Sites for Kids

Sites to See: Cool Math Sites for Kids
From the site:
“Students will love the interactive games and activities as these 17 math sites designed to encourage exploration and develop conceptual understanding. You might have trouble tearing yourself away too!”

Sunday, February 04, 2007


Sun., Feb. 4, 2007 - Ethanol Promotion & Information Council

The Ethanol Promotion and Information Council (EPIC)
From the site:
“Our goal is to reach consumers and key influencers across the country and educate them on the performance and environmental benefits of using an ethanol-enriched fuel in their automobiles.”


Sun., Feb. 4, 2007 - Radiation Reassessed

--------Forwarded Message--------
Site of the Day for Wednesday, October 4, 2006

Radiation Reassessed
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Today's site, from those ever-questioning folks at the Why Files, considers
some of the factors and issues of radiation exposure. Gentle Subscribers
will discover an interesting examination of some of the cross currents of
present scientific thinking on the subject.

"Radiation and health: What do we know? What are the health effects of
low-level radiation? How much cancer results from a small dose increase? If
the hazard is small, are we wasting money on radiation protection?...
'Dirty bomb' attack: How deadly would the released radiation be? ...
Nuclear power: Safe response to global warming and energy shortages? ...
Depleted uranium weapons: Can they cause cancer? ... CT scans and
mammograms: Useful medical tools that detect disease with X-rays, or a
dangerous source of extra radiation exposure?" - from the website

The presentation focuses primarily on the topic of low level radiation,
looking at levels of exposure from naturally occurring substances,
beneficial medical procedures and from pernicious sources. Information
about the incidence of cancers and other diseases attributable to the
atomic bombs detonated at the end of World War II and the Chernobyl
disaster is included, along with an explanation of the linear, no-threshold
theory of radiation exposure and the controversy which surrounds it. Among
the graphics are maps of nuclear facilities and radioactive substances
disposal sites across the U.S. An addendum explaining radiation measurement
terms is also available.

Click over to the site for an interesting perspective on radiation at:

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


Sun., Feb. 4, 2007 - Nuclear Nightmares: 20 Years Since Chernobyl

Site found in:
The Cool Tricks and Trinkets Newsletter #424 10/12/2006

Nuclear Nightmares: Twenty Years Since Chernobyl

Twenty years ago, in the middle of the night on April 26th, a disaster
occurred in block number 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. The
explosion inside the plant blew the roof off of the building, allowing
large amounts of radioactive material to spill upwards into the Earth's

Through photography, this powerful website documents the impact the
disaster has had on the people and environments of the closest regions to
the catastrophe (Belarus, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, and Siberia). While many of
the photographs are disturbing, they are an honest account of the direct
result this disaster has had on thousands and thousands of innocent people,
and a reminder of the dangers inherent to nuclear energy programs.



Sun., Feb. 4, 2007 - Nuclear Explosions Database / FDA Recalls / LISTA / Aardvark

Sites found in:

October 6-19, 2006

Nuclear Explosions Database
Geoscience Australia maintains a database of nuclear explosions with the location, time and size of explosions around the world since 1945.
[NOTE: Previously posted. Last update January 23, 2007. – Phyllis ]


FDA News and Recalls Archive
Source: askSam
Search and analyze the FDA Recalls and News. This database is updated daily with the latest releases direct from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Each day the FDA releases news, press releases, warnings, and more on their website. This information is extremely valuable in a searchable database.


Péter's Digital Reference Shelf
October 2006
Title: Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
Publisher: EBSCO Information Services
Cost: free
This may be the best gift that library and information professionals ever received from commercial information services. LISTA is an open-access mega indexing/abstracting database on its own.

Péter's Digital Reference Shelf
October 2006
Title: Aardvark
Publisher: i-Group, Ltd.
Cost: free
The most comprehensive and smartest Web portal about the library and information science and technology scene in and about Asia and the Pacific region.

Gary Price
Editor, ResourceShelf
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