Monday, August 06, 2007


Mon., Aug. 6, 2007 - I will be away for about a week

I will be away for about a week. Postings will resume when I return.

- Phyllis

Phyllis Anker


Mon., Aug. 6, 2007 - Larry Ferlazzo's Websites for English, ESL, ARW, Social Studies, Science, and Math

Larry Ferlazzo, Teacher
The best way to start exploring this site is by first clicking on English ( ). The English page will lead you to thousands of activities appropriate for English Language Learners or for young children who are native English-speakers and are just learning to read. These include Social Studies, Math and Science activities specifically for English Language Learners. The other sites listed under "Subjects" on this page have links more appropriate to native English speakers. (Academic Reading & Writing (ARW), Social Studies, Science, Math)

The English area is divided into nine sections:
All these sections are specifically designed to assist
adults and children who are learning English as their
second language.

Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites Of The Day For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
From the site:
“Recent sites added to the 7,000 links on Mr. Ferlazzo’s English Website assisting English Language Learners (and younger native speakers). These sites include ones for English, Social Studies, Science, and Math.”


Mon., Aug. 6, 2007 - Hippocampus (Math, Physics, Biology, U.S. History, and more)

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Hi! It's Monday, April 23, 2007, at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Age Range: 11 and up (readiness for Algebra or Calculus)

But there's more! Other courses currently available are Calculus, Physics,
Biology, US History, AP US History, Environmental Science, Government, and
even Religion!

The Monterey Institute for Technology and Education has made a fantastic
resource available for free for individual high school and college students
to further their education.

When you get to the site, the subjects can be selected from the menu at the
left. For each subject, you can either select a specific topic or, if you
are using one of the textbooks included in their data base -- you can find a
lesson that correlates to a specific section in your book.

If you select any topic from "Algebra," you are in for a treat. A curtained
stage opens and reveals illustrations and problems to try; to your left a
small column appears with the script of the lesson. Read along as you are
taught step by step, lesson by lesson, with an opportunity to practice each
piece of information as you go. These high-quality multimedia interactive
lessons constitute a complete high school level course -- all for FREE!

But there's more! Other courses currently available are Calculus, Physics,
Biology, US History, AP US History, Environmental Science, Government, and
even Religion!

Bookmark this one. There is enough under any one of these subjects to keep a
high school or college student engaged and learning for a good long time.
Check back often as this new site is still growing.

MaryAnna Cashmore
Diane Flynn Keith
for ClickSchooling
Copyright 2007, 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., Aug. 6, 2007 - Kids, Know Your Rights! (ALA)

Kids, Know Your Rights!
A Young Person’s Guide to Intellectual Freedom
From the American Library Association


Mon., Aug. 6, 2007 - S-cool

This is a wonderful website with students of all ages in mind. There are
great, easy to understand tutorials in subjects ranging from writing to
physics. Select subjects from drop-down menus on left for GCSE Revision and
A Level and AS Level. GCSE stands for General Certificate of Secondary Education (UK).

From the site:
“The S-cool student website is one of the most used student-facing educational sites in the UK, second in terms of page views only to the BBC.”
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Sunday, August 05, 2007


Sun., Aug. 5, 2007 - Exercise Your Mind / 100 People Who Shape Our World / Vintage Toy Encyclopedia / All About Ferrets

Sites found in:
The Cool Tricks and Trinkets Newsletter #451 4/19/07

Exercise Your Mind

People spend a lot of time exercising and eating well these days in an
effort to stay fit, but what can do we do to keep our minds in great
shape? This cool article by the Online Education Database (OEDb) offers 77
tips on how tone your noggin into a "faster, deeper, and better" learning

"Hacking Knowledge" breaks down these valuable and tips into more specific
categories such as "Health", "Verbal and Auditory", "Recall", "Perspective
and Focus", "Self-Motivation" and more. Browse through the OEDb article
and pick up some great techniques on how to train your brain to improve
aspects of your personal, professional, academic, and even spiritual life.

100 People Who Shape Our World

Our society is changing rapidly, fueled by myriad factors such as
globalization, advancements in technology, the expansion of the Internet,
pressing environmental challenges, war, and politics. In the midst of such
a tumultuous time in history, Time Magazine presents this fascinating list
of "100 People Who Shape Our World".

Browse through the diverse list of "influential" people, which are divided
into the categories "Scientists & Thinkers", "Leaders & Revolutionaries",
"Artists & Entertainers", "Builders & Titans", and "Heroes &
Pioneers". Members of this list cover a wide social spectrum, including
inspirational figures Elie Wiesel and Oprah Winfrey, controversial
political leaders Hugo Chavez of Venezuela and Ehud Olmert of Israel, and
aggressive dictators such as Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.


The Vintage Toy Encyclopedia

Stores today are filled with high-tech gadgets of all shapes and sizes that
provide children with endless entertainment, and make the simpler toys of
yesteryear seem quaint and outdated. Take a trip down memory lane at
Toynfo.Com, an online Vintage Toy Encyclopedia that is sure to awaken the
kid in all of us.

The toys in this virtual encyclopedia are divided into three main sections,
"Action Figures", "Dolls", and "Toys and Collectibles", then listed
alphabetically in each category for easy browsing. Visitors will enjoy
rediscovering old favorites from childhood like "He-Man and the Masters of
the Universe", "My Pet Monster", "Wheelies" and many others.

All About Ferrets

While they may not be quite as popular as dogs or cats, or even turtles for
that matter, ferrets can make wonderful pets for the right owner. This fun
site truly lives up to its name by providing a ton of information on
everything one could possibly want to know about these adorable creatures.

Readers will discover that the Ferret, or Mustela putorius furo, has been a
part of human society for centuries in a number of roles including domestic
pet, racing animal, hunting companion, and even in ancient medicinal
practice. Owners will also find a lot of useful features relating to their
favorite pets such as tips about training, breeding and caring for ferrets,
as well as more lighthearted information including ferret quotations and



Sun., Aug. 5, 2007 - Dino Russ's Lair / Giant Crystal Cave / Real Time Satellite Tracking

Sites found in:
21 April 2007 Earth Science Sites of the Week

DINO RUSS`S LAIR , Russell Jacobson, find a comprehensive and easily
navigated portal on dinosaurs featuring hundreds of links on such topics
as dinosaur art, eggs, exhibits, tracks, publications, and much more.

(submitted by Virginia Malone, consultant, Hondo, TX) These are some
really big gypsum crystals. Some are estimated be 11 m in length and
weigh up to 55 tons. The geologist in the accompanying photo is
overshadowed by the crystals. The explanation of how these giants
formed is written for a general audience.
Shortened URL:


REAL TIME SATELLITE TRACKING, Ajax, discover, in real time, the path
of a number of military, weather, geostationary, and other types of
satellites. When choosing satellites, if you get the "Your tracking
list is empty" box, click on the "Single tracking "Track it now!" link.

Mark Francek
Professor of Geography
Central Michigan University


Sun., Aug. 5, 2007 - Movie Review Glossary

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Site of the Day for Friday, April 20, 2007

The Movie Review Glossary

Today's site, from the "Movie Profiler", explains the specialized terms and
references commonly used in film reviews and discussions. Gentle
Subscribers will find a comprehensive list of terms to demystify the
sometimes obscure citations and language frequently relied upon in summing
up whether a movie ought to make a must-see list.

"A glossary of movie criticism, and movie industry related terminology.
Created for movie reviewers, critics and film students alike, as well as
general public interested in movie reviewing and filmmaking related
terminology." - from the website

This glossary of film language offers more than 1000 terms, alphabetically
arranged, from the obscure "AC-3", to the familiar "zombie". With
explanations for movie language such as "matte artist", "McGuffin" and
"mise en scene" (accent grave omitted) among the M's, this dictionary
provides a handy source to decode those ubiquitous middlebrow film reviews.

Nip over to the site for an informative dictionary of movie vocabulary at:

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


Sun., Aug. 5, 2007 - Math Worksheet Site / Earth & Sky / Jackie Robinson Story

Sites found in:
The Scout Report
April 20, 2007
Volume 13, Number 15

The Scout Report on the Web:
Current issue:
This issue:
Shortened URL:

The Math Worksheet Site

For people of a certain age, the phrase “math worksheet” may conjure images
of pieces of paper with wet purple ink, freshly mimeographed. For others,
they might just say: “What’s a mimeograph?” Both groups will find things to
like about this website, which brings together a number of math worksheets
for general use. The site is maintained by Scott Bryce, and while some of
the materials require a subscription, there is enough free material to
warrant several visits. Visitors should take a look at the “Preview”
section, where they can look over examples of instructional worksheets that
cover concepts such fractions, mixed numbers, graphing, and measurement. The
site is rounded out by a weblog, which is updated with additional materials
and suggestions on using the site. [KMG]


Earth & Sky [Real Player]

Under the banner of “A clear voice for science”, the radio program “Earth &
Sky” has been on the air since 1991. On this site, visitors can listen to
the program, which has answered such questions as “How slow does the slowest
animal move?” and “How will Antarctic ice sheets behave?” Visitors can
browse their archive, listen to their podcasts, and sign up to receive RSS
feeds here. One rather fine feature of the site is the “Skywatching” area.
Here, visitors can learn about that night’s sky, and what to watch for as
they go outside. Visitors can also read and comment on their blog and read
program transcripts. [KMG]
[NOTE: Previously posted as - Phyllis ]


The Jackie Robinson Story [Quick Time]

For those readers who enjoy a traditional biopic now and then, this link leads to
the complete 1950 film, “The Jackie Robinson Story”. Jackie Robinson plays
himself, the late Ruby Dee plays Rae Robinson, and the original tagline for
the film was the very action-oriented: “You’ll HIT with Him! You’ll RUN with
him! You’ll SLIDE With Him!” [KMG]


>From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2007.

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