Saturday, February 17, 2007


Sat., Feb. 17, 2007 - N.J. Model School Nutrition Policy

New Jersey Model School Nutrition Policy Brochure (.pdf)
“The Model School Nutrition Policy (2005) requires every school’s curriculum to
include nutrition education by September 2007.”
From: Model School Nutrition Policy
Scroll down for list of Nutrition Links


Sat., Feb. 17, 2007 - Team Nutrition

Team Nutrition
From the site:
“The Team Nutrition site reaches a broad audience with information on nutrition education, healthy eating and physical activity. Schools are the key focal point.”

Team Nutrition: Educators

From the site:
“Team Nutrition resources are only shipped within the United States. We are pleased to ship them, free of charge, for your use.”


Sat., Feb. 17, 2007 - Children's Nutrition Research Center

Children's Nutrition Research Center
Official website for the federally funded Children's Nutrition Research Center, which conducts research on the role of maternal, infant and child nutrition in optimal health, development, and growth.

Nutrition Information and Sites Just for Kids

Hot Topics

General Nutrition Information Resources for Parents


Sat., Feb. 17, 2007 - Youth Fitness

American Council on Exercise: Youth Fitness
From the site:
“ACE is dedicated to improving youth health and fitness. Research shows that obesity rates have doubled in the last decade, which is one reason ACE provides educational materials to those working to promote youth fitness: educators, fitness professionals, health professionals and parents. Physical education is one of the best ways to promote youth fitness.

ACE Youth Fitness Curriculum
From the site:
Now available! ACE Youth Fitness Curriculum (a $99.95 value) is provided at no cost to health and fitness educators as a public service of the American Council on Exercise… The FREE ACE Operation FitKids curriculum (a $99.95 value) is designed for educators looking to integrate health and fitness into classroom learning. The seven-lesson module was developed for grades 3rd – 5th.

Friday, February 16, 2007


Fri., Feb. 16, 2007 - BrainPop Jr. (K-3)

---------Forwarded Message--------
Hi! It's Tuesday, November 28, 2006 and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Site:
BrainPOP Junior!

Age Range: 5,6,7,8,9 (Grades K-3)

Many of you may already be familiar with BrainPOP,
which we have featured previously on ClickSchooling. It has many short,
animated movie clips that teach students about science, math, social
studies, language arts, health, and technology. The movies feature the
animated characters, Tim and Moby (the robot), having zany and educational
conversations. Moby's (un)predictably silly behavior has long enchanted
middle and high school kids, who laugh while they learn and always come back
begging for more. The catch is that after the 14-day free trial, in order to
have full access to all the available movie clips, one must pay an annual
subscription fee.

But hang on for the GOOD NEWS about today's site...

BrainPOP has recently launched a companion site called "BrainPOP Junior" for
younger kids. It features an animated character named Annie participating
with Moby in the same zany and educational kinds of conversations covering
subjects such as science, health, writing, reading, social studies and
math -- but at a level more accessible to the younger set. Eventually, this
will be a fee-based site, but for now, while it is still in the
developmental stages, it's completely FREE! And it's lots of fun, too!

When you get to the site you will see a menu of subject choices -- just
click on any one, and a new page opens with a menu of movie titles. Select
one of interest to watch and learn. Back on the homepage, you can also click
to watch the featured "Movie of the Week" -- this week's feature is the
Plant Life Cycle. Don't forget to click on the "Games" icon to access over
25 interactive games that include:

-The Allergies Game
-Bones Game
-Parts of a Clock Game
-Hibernation Game
-Parts of a Plant Game
-Prewriting Poetry Game
-and much more!

One additional feature that many may appreciate: Closed Captions! These are
good for the hearing impaired, and are also great for young ones who like to
practice reading along. The captions are large and clear, and they sometimes
substitute vocabulary that is easier to read.

The site doesn't indicate when it will start charging a subscription fee, so
don't miss the opportunity to enjoy all of these entertaining and
educational videos for free while you still can! :)

MaryAnna Cashmore and
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.


Fri., Feb. 16, 2007 - Pete's PowerPoint Station: K-12

Pete’s PowerPoint Station
The full title of this page: FREE PowerPoints for K-12 on just about everything:
Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, Science, and more
Topics and Themes

Site also includes:
Greta’s Game Station

Hannah’s Homework Help Station:
Research Skills (Information Literacy)



Fair Use and Plagiarism


Fri., Feb. 16, 2007 - From Don's Patch #58 Nov. 15, 2006

Sites found in:
Don's Patch #58 from
November 15, 2006


The Elephant Information Repository
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


American Humane Association: Just For Kids
[NOTE: Home page: previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Before Prohibition:
Images from the preprohibition era when many psychotropic substances
were legally available in America and Europe
From the site:
“Many of the substances prohibited today were legally available in the past. This small exposition contains samples of the many psychoactive medicines widely available during the late-19th century through the mid-20th century.”


The Jack London Online Collection
Some sections of the site: Biography, Resources for Students and Teachers, Links
[NOTE: Previously posted. Updated URL - Phyllis ]


Fun Social Studies: Good for teachers, kids, parents or anyone
who enjoys history, trivia and social studies.
[NOTE: See Also:
From the site: “This site provides a child friendly environment for
learning just about anything and everything!” - Phyllis ]

Archives for this ezine are available online here:



Fri., Feb. 16, 2007 - Raptor Force / N.Y. Underground / Brooklyn Bridge / Wild Kids

Sites found in:
PBS Teacher Previews: February 18 - 24, 2007

"Raptor Force"
Elementary / Middle / High School
Sunday, February 18, 2007
8 - 9:00 pm
Armed with powerful beaks and razor-sharp talons, raptors are
nature's elite killing force. Dramatic original footage from
cameras mounted on their wings and ankles shows why falcons,
owls, eagles and hawks are masters of the sky. (CC, Stereo,
DVI, 1 year)

Log on to the companion Web site to share your views; download
wallpaper for your desktop; and learn more about raptors.
(Available February 14, 2007)


American Experience
"New York Underground"
Middle / High School
Monday, February 19, 2007
9 - 10:00 pm
New York needed an underground rail system and in 1894, after
years of political obstacles, a plan was approved. Learn the
story of an unprecedented, dangerous, but ultimately triumphant
project -- the longest, most sophisticated electric subway in
the world. (CC, Stereo, DVI, 1 year)

Download our teacher's guide in which students choose a
technology invented during the Industrial Revolution and
research how it affected society, the economy and the average
citizen's daily life.
[NOTE: See Teaching Guide pasted below. – Phyllis ]

Brooklyn Bridge
Middle / High School
Monday, February 19, 2007
10 - 11:00 pm
Ken Burns' first major documentary examines the great problems
and ingenious solutions that marked the construction of the
Brooklyn Bridge. From conception to construction, the program
traces the bridge's transformation from a spectacular feat of
heroic engineering to an honored symbol in American culture.
(CC, 1 year)

Download our teacher's guide in which students learn about the
construction of the Brooklyn Bridge within the historical and
political context of the late 19th century.

Wild Kids
Elementary School

This site lets students explore six Australian habitats and
nearby Antarctica as well as the wildlife found there. Creature
pages include photos, descriptions and interesting facts.

Copyright 2007 PBS Online.
--------Forwarded Message--------
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2007 18:20:46 -0500 (EST)
News from American Experience

Monday, February 19 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings)

Winter weather can snarl a commute. Never was that more apparent
than in March of 1888, when a ferocious blizzard ground New York
City to a halt. Mountains of snow twenty feet high filled the
streets. Horse-drawn streetcars and omnibuses lay abandoned. The
entire city was paralyzed. The snow left no doubt that New York
needed an underground rail system and in 1894, after years of
political obstacles, a plan was approved. Construction began in

The scale of the subway's construction was unprecedented. At
least 7,700 men constructed the ambitious twenty-one-mile route,
excavating and building the system virtually by hand. Workers had
to tunnel through mountains of earth, ford underground streams
and patches of quicksand, even skirt building foundations.

Finally, on October 27, 1904, the Interborough Rapid Transit --
IRT -- opened to the public. The subway was so successful in
reducing street level traffic and redistributing the population
that just three years later, plans to expand it were begun. Over
the next three decades, construction continued at full pace, and
has never completely stopped.

February 19.


The Secret Subway

In February, 1870, Alfred Ely Beach revealed a secret project he
had been working on for years -- a clean, quiet, brightly lit,
and smooth riding subway car that took riders just one block,
between Warren Street and Murray Street. Learn more about Beach's
secret subway.

Death Beneath the Streets

Explore the Malbone Street wreck, an infamous subway accident
that caused the deaths of at least ninety-three people in
November, 1918.

Timeline of Technology

The New York City subway system was a giant step forward in
transportation efficiency. Explore other advances that made life
just a bit easier in this interactive Timeline of Technology.

Thursday, February 15, 2007


Thurs., Feb. 15, 2007 - Sites on Shakespeare and the Renaissance

From: Internet Shakespeare Editions
Shakespeare sites and the Renaissance sites

Shakespeare: Criticism
Collections of articles
Individual articles
Individual plays

[NOTE: Other pages from Internet Shakespeare Editions previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Thurs., Feb. 15, 2007 - Shakespeare Quotes

Shakespeare Quotes: 100 Famous Bardisms
From the site:
“The 100 most famous Bardisms, each with an explanation and context
to help you fully appreciate the magic of Shakespeare's words.”
[NOTE: Most of this site is only available for a fee. – Phyllis ]


Thurs., Feb. 15, 2007 - From ConnectEng, Nov. 12, 2006

Sites found in:
ConnectEng, the newsletter of Web English Teacher
November 12, 2006

New Pages:

Laurie Halse Anderson
Teaching resources for Speak and other books

Orson Scott Card
Teaching resources for Ender's Game

Sites to Check Out:

Grammar Film Festival
22 short films about grammar, sentence structure, and punctuation for older
students and adult learners. These videos were written with humor and style.
Some might not be appropriate for your classroom - preview before using.


Graphic Organizers that Support Specific Thinking Skills

From describing through point of view and problem-solving, these graphic
organizers are organized by purpose.


National Gallery of Art

The U. S. National Gallery of Art offers lesson plans integrating art and
language arts. On this page you can search for lesson plans. Scroll down a
little to the interactive "Ancient Arcade," in which students match
characters from Greek mythology to their symbols.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Carla Beard
Web English Teacher
This newsletter is copyright 2006, Web English Teacher.


Thurs., Feb. 15, 2007 - Science Fiction

Science Fiction: Reading for the Future
Literature Guides and Lessons for students grades 4-12.
Shortened URL:
Eleven titles include Study Guides and Teachers Guides to Discussion & Questions in .pdf.
[NOTE: Home page previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Lesson Plans
Shortened URL:
From the site:
“Science fiction offers a platform for studying science in the context of culture and society, while promoting reading and literacy. Our lesson plans help promote critical thinking and engage students with their own learning.”
The Hero's Journey. A humanities lesson for grades 5-10.
Introduction to Mars. A science and humanities lesson for grades 4-8.
The War of the Worlds and Fear of Invasion. A humanities lesson for grades 9-12.
Mary Shelley: Her Life and Work. A humanities lesson for grades 9-12.
Science Fiction and Technology. A science and humanities lesson for grades 7-12.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007


Wed., Feb. 14, 2007 - Triangle Factory Fire

Triangle Factory Fire
From the site:
“The fire at the Triangle Waist Company in New York City, which claimed the lives of 146 young immigrant workers, is one of the worst disasters since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. This incident has had great significance to this day because it highlights the inhumane working conditions to which industrial workers can be subjected…The site was originally inspired by, and was a response to, a steady flow of requests for information on the Triangle Fire that the Kheel Center was receiving from middle and high school students. It was designed to provide an easily used resource to assist in the writing of class papers.” Last update: 6 Oct 2005. [NOTE: Previously posted. Site updated. - Phyllis ]


Wed., Feb. 14, 2007 - Bill of Rights / U.S. History Curriculum / First Amendment Schools

Site found in:

Librarians' Internet Index
Websites you can trust!
NEW THIS WEEK, December 7, 2006
Read This Online :

The James Madison Center: Bill of Rights
Background about the Bill of Rights and James Madison's involvement with its passage in 1791. Includes antecedents (such as the Virginia Declaration of Rights), images of notes for and the text of Madison's June 1789 speech to the House of Representatives proposing the Bill of Rights, text and audio of the Bill of Rights, an article about Madison and the separation of church and state, and related material. From James Madison University.
Shortened URL:
LII Item:
[NOTE: Home page previously posted. - Phyllis ]

[SEE ALSO: U.S. History Curriculum
Shortened URL:
From the site:
“a book length history of the United States organized by learning objectives.”
- Phyllis ]

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

Found in:
Librarians' Index to the Internet
NEW THIS WEEK for November 18, 2004

First Amendment Schools ------------------------------
This "is a national initiative designed to transform how schools
model and teach the rights and responsibilities of citizenship
that frame civic life in our democracy." It provides FAQs and
summaries of important court cases relating to the "Five
Freedoms": religious liberty, speech, press, assembly, and
petition. Also includes lesson plans, sample school policies,
news, and links to related sites. Searchable.
Copyright 2004 by Librarians' Index to the Internet, LII.

[NOTE: Previously posted. Part of the First Amendment Center - Phyllis ]


Wed., Feb. 14, 2007 - Colonial America

Sites found in:
Weekly Tips for Teachers #334- Colonial America Issue
Date: Sat, 18 Nov 2006's- Weekly Tips for Teachers Issue #334

This week's teaching theme is Colonial America.
To view this newsletter, visit the following web address:

Colonial America Theme

Colonial America
Annotated links to 40 sites [NOTE: Previously posted. – Phyllis ]


Wed., Feb. 14, 2007 - United Mine Workers of America / Wretched Prison Ships

Sites found in:
Librarians' Internet Index
Websites you can trust!
NEW THIS WEEK, October 26, 2006
Read This Online :

United Mine Workers of America (UMWA): A Brief History of the UMWA
Historical account of this labor union for coal miners founded in 1890. Includes discussion of specific events in UMWA history (such as the Ludlow and Lattimer massacres), profiles of UMWA presidents, and a gallery of portraits of John L. Lewis (UMWA president from 1920-1960). From the national website for the UMWA.
LII Item:

The Wretched Prison Ships
Article about how "more Americans died in British prison ships in New York Harbor than in all the battles of the Revolutionary War." Describes conditions on "these floating prisons anchored in Wallabout Bay on the East River for most of the war, and [how] they were sinkholes of filth, vermin, infectious disease and despair." From Newsday.,0,6698945.story
Shortened URL:
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.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007


Tues., Feb. 13, 2007 - Google Language Tools

Language Tools
Search for results in specific languages or from specific countries

Before entering your search terms, you can select to search for
Search pages written in: [select language]
Search pages located in: [select country]


Tues., Feb. 13, 2007 - Online English Verb Conjugations / Verb Trainer in other languages

Online English Verb Conjugation Trainer
Online exercises with regular and irregular English verbs

Online Verb Conjugation Trainer
Improve your skills on verbs in different languages
English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish


Tues., Feb. 13, 2007 - Dictionary of English Idioms / English Grammar Glossary

Dictionary of English Idioms & Idiomatic Expressions
From the site:
“An idiom is a phrase where the words together have a meaning that is different from the dictionary definitions of the individual words, which can make idioms hard for ESL students and learners to understand. Here, we provide a dictionary of 1,950 English idiomatic expressions with definitions.”

English Glossary of Grammar Terms
From the site:
“A fully cross-referenced English glossary of linguistic and grammatical terms. Each grammar definition contains an explanation and cross-references to other relevant grammar terms.”

[NOTE: Home page previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Tues., Feb. 13, 2007 - Valentine's Day History

---------Forwarded Message--------
Site of the Day for Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Valentine's Day: Love and Romance Through the Ages

Today's site, from the Virtual Museum of Canada, presents a colorful
exhibit on the history of Valentine's Day. Gentle Subscribers will discover
a charming exploration of the celebration of love and the symbols used in
its expression throughout the centuries

"On February 14, tokens of love and affection are exchanged throughout
North America and parts of Europe. ... Valentine's Day celebrates
friendship, romantic love and marriage. The origin of this feast leads us
back to the life of a Christian saint and an ancient Roman festival.
Exploring the meaning of this feast leads us into a landscape of story and
a world of delight in the love and affection human beings have for each
other." - from the website

The site's various modules, including "With Heart and Hand", "Landscape of
Romance and Love" and "Gods, Saints and Trickster" offer images and
commentaries on these themes. The exhibit features pictures of the earliest
Valentine cards, as well as other artifacts, such as plates and statuary.
The underpinnings of the Christian St. Valentine's Day, are explored in
brief look at the Roman pagan celebrations of Lupercalia.

Swan over to the site for an engaging account of Valentine's Day through
the ages at:
[NOTE: Other exhibitions from previously posted. - Phyllis ]

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

Monday, February 12, 2007


Mon., Feb. 12, 2007 - Ask Philosophers / Virtual Labs / Snow Flakes / 20 Voices

Sites found in:
The Scout Report
December 1, 2006
Volume 12, Number 48

Ask Philosophers

From time to time, all of us have wondered to ourselves any number of
philosophical questions, ranging from “What is love?” to “How can we know
what is true?” These are both very compelling questions, and most people
probably would like to know a bit more about each one of these queries.
Fortunately, the year 2005 saw the launch of this website, whose dictum is
“You Ask. Philosophers answer.” Visitors can pose a question, and if it
hasn’t been answered in detail already, one of the participating
philosophers will respond in a few days with an answer. Visitors can also
just browse through previously answered questions on the left-hand side of
the homepage, where they will find categories that include animals,
business, children, feminism, and rationality. Visitors can also learn a bit
more about the site’s conception and purpose here, and they will be pleased
to learn that there is a nice list of related sites offered, which includes
links to the radio show, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and Philosophy,
complete with archives. [KMG]


Virtual Labs [Shockwave]

Over the past few years, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s
Biointeractive website has garnered critical acclaim from a number of
international organizations that evaluate various multimedia products that
educate Internet users about science and technology. Most recently, their
Virtual Labs area on the site has been well-received, and they are visually
entrancing and easy to use. Currently, the site contains five full virtual
labs, and they include those that allow students to learn how to identify
various bacteria and another one that casts participants as a young intern
who is learning how to identify heritable diseases of the heart. Each
virtual lab contains resources for instructors, along with an interactive
quiz. [KMG]
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Snowflakes and Snow Crystals

Professor Kenneth Libbrecht at Caltech University is very interested in
crystal growth and pattern formation in ice. So interested in fact, he went
ahead and created this lovely website that documents the very wide, and very
interesting world, of “snowflakes, snow crystals, and other ice phenomena.”
First-time visitors should look over the “Snowflake Physics” section, which
includes a snowflake primer, crystal faceting, and of course, a set of
musings on that much-discussed question: “Is it really true that no two
snowflakes are alike?” The site also contains a section on “Historic
Snowflakes”, which contains the thoughts and insights of Johannes Kepler,
Rene Descartes and Robert Hooke (among others) on mysteries of snowflakes
and snow crystals. The site is rounded out by clutch of snow activities,
snowflake “hot spots”, and a snowflake image for users’ desktops. [KMG]
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


20 voices [Macromedia Flash Player]

Over 85 years have passed since the Armenian Genocide of 1915, but the
families of those that endured this event have not forgotten about this
tremendous tragedy. This website, designed in conjunction with a recent
documentary, tells some of the stories from that time, and it also offers an
overview of Armenian life in the Ottoman Empire before and during 1915.
First-time users will want to start by viewing the 8-minute video that
provides a comprehensive introduction to these events. After viewing this
film, visitors can view an interactive section that talks about Armenian
life in Turkey. Overall, the website is visually engaging, and one can
imagine that it could be well-suited for use in the classroom as part of a
discussion on cultural geography. [KMG]


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


Mon., Feb. 12, 2007 - Chinese New Year for Kids

Chinese New Year for Kids
"Gung Hay Fat Choy"
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Mon., Feb. 12, 2007 - Chinese New Year (2/18/07)

--------Forwarded Message--------
Site of the Day for Monday, February 12, 2007

Chinese New Year [begins on 2/18/2007]
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

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 students at the University of Victoria in Canada, offers
information about this special holiday celebrated by millions of people.
Gentle Subscribers will find an overview of the upcoming New Year's
festival and its longstanding traditions and celebrations.

"Chinese New Year starts with the New Moon on the first day of the new year
and ends on the full moon 15 days later. ...The Chinese calendar is based
on a combination of lunar and solar movements. The lunar cycle is about
29.5 days. In order to "catch up" with the solar calendar the Chinese
insert an extra month once every few years (seven years out of a 19-year
cycle). This is the same as adding an extra day on leap year. This is why,
according to the solar calendar, the Chinese New Year falls on a different
date each year." - from the website

The site explains the importance of the New Year's holiday, with a look at
the traditional celebrations spanning fifteen days. Additional sections
cover the foods prepared for the festival and what they symbolize in
Chinese culture, and the significance of the household decorations used in
conjunction with the New Year's festivities. The taboos and superstitions
section reveals some of the ancient associations for good luck and bad,
attached to such activities as cleaning the house, using knives and
scissors and opening all doors and windows at midnight on New Year's Eve.

Parade to the site for an informative exhibit on the Chinese New Year (2007
- the Year of the Pig) at:

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

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


Mon., Feb. 12, 2007 - Facts for Features: Black History Month: Feb. 2007

Facts for Features
Black History Month: February 2007
Shortened URL:
From the site:
“To recall and celebrate the positive contributions to our nation made by people of African descent, American historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week. The first celebration occurred on Feb. 12, 1926. For many years, the second week of February was set aside for this celebration to coincide with the birthdays of Black abolitionist/editor Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. In 1976, as part of the nation’s bicentennial, the week was expanded into Black History Month.”

Sunday, February 11, 2007


Sun., Feb. 11, 2007 - Career Pages from School Sites

Career Pages from school sites. Links not checked. Some previously posted.

North Myrtle Beach High School: Career Information Sites
From the site:
“Almost 200 Career Information Sites…This page was last updated on 02/11/2007.”

North Polk High School Media Center
[NOTE: Other pages from this site previously posted. - Phyllis ]

[NOTE: Other pages from this site previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Gananda School Library Career Page
[NOTE: Other pages from this site previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Creston Middle School Media Center: Exploring Careers

Homer-Center Elementary Library
Websites for Career Research


Sun., Feb. 11, 2007 - Career Sites

Career Sites

Occupational Outlook Handbook (2006-2007 ed.)
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

What Do You Like? 2006-2007 ed.
[NOTE: Previously posted. Updated edition. - Phyllis ]

Dictionary of Occupational Titles

Career Zone
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

America's Career InfoNet
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Career Voyages
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Guides for Specific Careers
[NOTE: Salary Info page from this site previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Mathematical Sciences Career Information

USA Today: Education ONLINE: Career Quest

School to Careers

My Future: Career Toolbox

Job Hunters Bible
What Color Is Your Parachute?

Wet Feet: Career Profiles

[NOTE: Home page previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Sun., Feb. 11, 2007 - Eye Wonder

Eye Wonder
Shortened URL:
Short (approx. 10 min.) videos present a view of 44 careers
From the site:
“Eye Wonder explores science and integrates technology, while focusing on varying careers.”
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Sun., Feb. 11, 2007 - From The Scout Report Nov. 24, 2006

Sites found in:
The Scout Report
November 24, 2006
Volume 12, Number 47

Water on the Web: Curricula [pdf]

Water is the essential element of life, and efforts to understand it and its
use (and abuse) can form part of an essential learning experience in the
natural sciences classroom. Created by the University of Minnesota (in
tandem with a wide range of other organizations), the Water on the Web
curricula website offers instructional materials in two areas: basic science
and water science. In the basic science area, visitors will learn through
study lessons that detail such important topics as solubility, conductivity,
and the basic properties of water. The water science section of the site
contains materials that could be used by instructors who are teaching
students about data collection and management in a water resource management
course. [KMG]
[NOTE: Home page previously posted. - Phyllis ]



Wikis are increasing in popularity, and recently the well-established Chance
mathematical site went just plain “wiki”. The original Chance newsletter was
started in 1992, and was intended to “review current issues in the news that
use probability or statistical concepts.” As one might surmise, the
newsletter was geared primarily towards educators, but since then it has
gained a broad following. Visitors to the site will enjoy reading the
newsletter, as it contains articles that take a critical look at statistics
in the popular media, and also provides a number of helpful learning
exercises and graphics to utilize with students in the classroom. Since the
site is set up as a wiki, visitors can also register to modify various pages
and add to the discussion as they see fit. [KMG]


Voices on Genocide Prevention [iTunes]

Genocide is a difficult topic, and one that is most deserving of attention
and time from both the media and the general public. Presented by the United
States Holocaust Memorial Museum, this series of podcasts is offered under
the able direction of Jerry Fowler, who is the staff director of the
Committee on Conscience at the Museum. The program was started in 2006, and
since then Fowler has interviewed researchers from the Human Rights Watch
program about violence in Darfur, scholars investigating the elections in
the Democratic Republic of Congo, and other such individuals. Visitors to
the site will enjoy listening to these shows as well as taking a look at the
site’s blog entries. Finally, visitors also have the option of subscribing
to the podcast and contacting the staff members at the Committee on
Conscience. [KMG]
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. - Phyllis ]

---- [Last reviewed in the Scout Report on August 8, 1997]

As might be expected, the Wall Street Journal is fairly well-versed in
helping upwardly mobile individuals learn about new jobs and how to obtain
such positions. Over the past few years, their CareerJournal website has
expanded significantly, and they are dispensing some of their sage advice
right here. Starting with the “What’s New” section on the top of their
homepage, visitors can learn about job-counseling resources, the challenges
of dealing with disabilities in the workplace, and how new employees can
learn the unwritten rules that dominate many a workplace. In the “How Can We
Help You?” area, visitors can maneuver through a number of drop-down menus
to get hints on preparing for an interview, writing a resume, and even
learning how to prepare for business school. One of the finishing touches on
the site is a section dedicated to podcasts which deal with topics such as
dealing with a recruiter and the importance of self-confidence. [KMG]


CBC Archives [Real Player]

Throughout its long history, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) has
documented, through both radio and television, the many facets of life in
the country of Canada and around the world. Recently, they created the CBC
Archives website which brings together hundreds of clips that deal with
everything from the fabled Grey Cup to Brian Mulroney. Given the vast amount
of material here, visitors would do well to start by exploring the Archives
Timeline, where they can browse through such thematic areas as “Politics &
Economy”, “Disasters & Tragedies”, and “Conflict & War”. Visitors can also
browse through the materials by topic, or just by an alphabetical listing of
all the available clips. The staff members have also created an index of
“Great Interviews”, which range from short talks with Errol Flynn about his
time in Cuba during the 1959 revolution to an intriguing interview with
Malcolm X from February 1965. [KMG] [NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Learning Center: Tutorials

One hundred years ago, telephony was a bit simpler. A variety of short
courses, and one could be connecting Doctor Brown to a specialist in a far
away city, such as New York, Boston, or even Green Bay, if the situation
demanded it. In contemporary society, those interested in a viable and
productive career in telephony must stay on top of the emerging technologies
on a regular basis. This website from the Performance Technologies
corporation can help them do just that. The site offers a number of
tutorials on a number of networking and related telecommunications
technologies and programs, including the global system for mobile
communication (GSM), the common channel signaling system (or “SS7”), and the
voice traffic over Internet Protocol (VOIP). [KMG]


Advancing Women in Leadership Journal

More and more women are now located amongst the upper echelons of leadership
in a number of professions, including higher education, business, and the
entertainment business. As a result, there has been an increased interest
in scholarly publications and journals on the subject of women in
leadership. In 1997, a group of scholars convened to electronically publish
the first issue of the Advancing Women in Leadership Journal, and since then
they have worked diligently to maintain the high standards of this online
journal. Published several times a year, the journal has featured articles
on Hispanic female school superintendents, the experiences of black women in
historically black institutions, and gender politics. Visitors should feel
most welcome to peruse the back issues of the journal offered here, or they
may also consult the most recent issue at their leisure. [KMG]


Celebrating Wildflowers

While it may be a bit obvious to some, this website offered by the USDA’s
Forest Service starts off with a list of seven reasons why visitors should
be intrigued by the world of wildflowers. They include aesthetic,
biological, and economic reasons, and after taking a look at the list,
members of the general webbrowsing public will most likely find themselves
considering the entire site for their own purposes. First-time visitors
should start by consulting the regional map of the United States that will
let them move around through the different wildflower recreation areas that
are under the stewardship of the Forest Service. After learning about the
different areas, visitors may want to return to the site’s homepage and look
over the wildflower news updates and learn about the various creatures that
help in the pollinating process. Additionally, the “Special Features”
section includes information on the “Plant of the Week” and it also contains
a number of images that visitors can download to use on their computer as
backgrounds. [KMG]
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Listen to Your Buds! [Macromedia Flash Player]

Hearing loss is possible at any time, and prolonged exposure to certain loud
activities (such as a functional jackhammer or the roar of lions) can create
serious hearing problems. Of course, there is the more common danger of
creating a hearing loss problem through the unsafe usage of personal audio
devices. The site was created by the American Speech-Language-Hearing
Association, and is directed both towards educators and young people. The
site’s visual and audio features are quite catchy, and the various
interactive activities offered here include a game that informs listeners
about the various decibel levels that they may encounter during the average
day. The site is rounded out by a short section of videos that demonstrate
both how the ear works and how loud noises can cause hearing loss. [KMG]


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