Saturday, March 01, 2008


Sat., Mar. 1, 2008 - N.J. Prescription Drug Price Registry

New Jersey Prescription Drug Price Registry

From the site:
“The N.J. Prescription Drug Retail Price Registry will help consumers compare the retail prices charged by many pharmacies for the 150 most-frequently prescribed prescription drugs.

By comparing prices here, consumers can see what a pharmacy has reported to the State that it charged for a specific prescription drug. Comparing the prices listed in this registry will help a consumer find the pharmacy in his or her area with the lowest retail price for a specific prescription drug.

To use this registry, click the "Search" link on the navigation bar under the New Jersey Prescription Drug Price Registry title above. After selecting the medication (prescription drug) and medication type (strength and form) from the pull-down menus, enter your town or ZIP code and then click the Search button. Please make certain to select the proper strength and form (using the medication type pull-down menu) because a prescription drug can be offered in different dosages and forms.

Based on the medication, medication type and town or ZIP code you selected, a list of pharmacies will appear. The registry shows the price per unit (single dose) based upon the last quantity reported by the pharmacy and the retail price for that quantity. The actual retail price may vary depending on the number of units purchased.”

For the drug selected, site also provides information on:
Missed dose, Uses, Overdose, Side Effects, How to Use, and Storage

[NOTE: If you enter a zip code, you will get a list of towns in that zip code. After you select your town, try selecting a nearby town and compare prices. – Phyllis ]


Sat., Mar. 1, 2008 - Road Sign Math

PBS’s Blythe Bennett's Recommended Site

Road Sign Math
The Road to Math!
Find interesting math problems based on everyday road signs on this nifty web site. Send in your own signs with accompanying math problems and have some numerical fun!


Sat., Mar. 1, 2008 - Science and Math Animations and Demos

Science and Math Animations and Demos
From the site:
“This site is a bit of an odd mixture of mathematical ideas, some relatively easy (circumference of a circle) and others rather advanced (total differential). I have developed these animations as the need arose in various courses which I teach.

The animations and demos are not meant to be stand-alone devices, but rather supportive material for the classroom lecture environment. They were made as streamlined and simple as possible so that they can be used at different levels and in different ways. Flexibility has been my goal. No explanations come with these animations and demos, the idea being that the teacher will provide his own explanation to his own students.” <<<>>>

Astronomy Demos: Animations of concepts in astronomy

Which came first? Experience the connection between math and physics for yourself.


Math Phobia: If you have it, click here and get rid of it!

Black Holes: Find out what they are, how they work, and why there's a supermassive black hole
at the center of the Milky Way

Mathematics Demos: Visualize the abstract!

Color in Astronomy: Is that really the color of space clouds, stars, and galaxies? Find out.

VSU's Fossil Museum— see animals that lived millions of years ago.

VSU's Virtual Laboratory on Historical Geology. See animations of how the Grand Canyon formed and how geologists can tell what happened long ago by looking at sediment layers.

Just in time for Pi Day, check out the animation of the Circumference of a Circle.

[NOTE: Math demos page previously posted. – Phyllis ]


Sat., Mar. 1, 2008 - Cascades Volcano / Science Lab Safety / Physics Demos / Theodore Roosevelt / Global Attitudes / The Tuareg

Sites found in:
The Scout Report
November 2, 2007
Volume 13, Number 42
The Scout Report on the Web:
Current issue:
This issue:


USGS: Cascades Volcano Observatory Educational Outreach [pdf]

Reaching out to a volcano can be a precarious enterprise. Reaching out to
teach young people about volcanoes and related geological matters is less
precarious, particularly after discovering this site. Created by staff
members at the United States Geological Survey’s Cascades Volcano
Observatory, this site brings together educational materials such as short
videos, printable posters, and fact sheets. Teachers may wish to start at
the “Learn About Volcanoes” area. Here they will find resources that will
help them teach students about volcano terminology, eruption histories, and
the answer to the question “Can Lava Be Diverted?” Moving along, the
“Special Features and Useful Pages” includes interactive photo tours of
Mount Rainier and an excellent timetable of the Cascade Range. [KMG]
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Teaching Science: Lab Safety

Before entering the world of pipettes and Geiger counters, budding
scientists will need to know about lab safety. Science educators will
benefit from this laboratory safety site, developed by Professor Norman
Herr, who teaches at California State University, Northridge. On his site,
Professor Herr provides topically organized links that fall into the areas
of safety standards, chemical hazards, chemical storage, and five other
relevant topics. Within each section, visitors will find links to state
safety standards, sample laboratory safety contracts, and fact sheets on
chemical hazards. One potentially delightful classroom activity is the
laboratory safety “scavenger hunt”. Through this activity, students will
learn about storage requirements, chemical risks, and other potential
delicate matters. [KMG]


Lecture Demonstrations: Brown University Department of Physics

The elegance and beauty of physics can elude students initially, so physics
educators will be glad to learn that this site provides some nice video
demonstrations that will be useful in the classroom. This site is part of
the Physics Instructional Resource Association, and is maintained by Gerald
Zani at Brown University. The short video demonstrations on the site are
divided into sections that include “fluids”, “optics”, “waves”, and
“thermo”. Visitors can also take a look at the "Effective Demonstration
Techniques" area, which provides some nice guidelines for creating
compelling in-class demonstrations. Additionally, the "Presenting Demos"
area contains a list of seven guiding principles that serve as a good
complement to the other section regarding in-class demonstrations. [KMG]


Theodore Roosevelt Collection

Theodore Roosevelt was a man who preached and lived the strenuous life, and
amidst all of his political activities and hunting expeditions, he also
found time to write quite a bit. Working from a volume published by Columbia
University Press in 2002, has seen fit to place works from this
book online here at this site. Visitors can use the search engine to look
for specific items, or they can just browse around at their leisure.
Visitors can look over such classic works as "Hunting Trips of a Ranchman",
"The Rough Riders", "Through the Brazilian Wilderness", and of course, "The
Strenuous Life" from 1900. The site also includes an early biography of
Roosevelt by Charles Roscoe Thayer and a bibliography of Roosevelt's
writings to 1920. [KMG]


The Pew Global Attitudes Project: 2007 Report

What does the world think about globalization and its many manifestations,
economic or otherwise? Asking such a question is akin to opening up hundreds
of cans of worms simultaneously, but the Pew Global Attitudes Project isn't
afraid of taking on this topic. The latest Pew Global Attitudes survey of
more than 45,000 people around the globe asked participants what they
thought about economic globalization and its effect on their own country and
others around the world. The survey also asked participants to offer their
views on immigration, social issues, and various aspects of technology. The
report was released on October 4, 2007, and visitors can read the entire
document here, or they can also view some of the summary findings via the
Pew Global Attitudes Project homepage. [KMG]


Art of Being Tuareg: Sahara Nomads in a Modern World [Macromedia Flash

This Web exhibition from the Smithsonian Museum of African Art goes a long
way towards explaining why the name Tuareg carried such mythic weight that
Volkswagen chose it for their Sports Utility Vehicle. The Tuareg are a semi-
nomadic people who once controlled the caravan trade routes across the
Sahara Desert. The introductory page of the site explains that the Tuareg
"have fascinated scholars and travelers throughout history." The exhibition
points out that art-making traditions practiced by artists and smiths known
as Inadan are central to Tuareg culture. One Inadan family, husband and wife
Saida Oumba and Andi Ouhoulou, created much of the artwork featured at the
site. Oumba is a silversmith known for interpreting traditional patterns to
create modern jewelry while Ouhoulou creates decorated leather bags and
clothing. The Art of Being Tuareg is co-curated by Thomas K. Seligman,
Director of the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, who has studied
the Tuareg for over 30 years, focusing on how the Oumba/Ouhoulou family has
adapted traditional Tuareg symbols, designs, and materials for the
international art market. Seligman hopes that this closer look at the Tuareg
will overturn stereotypical views of Africa held by many Westerners. [DS]


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

Friday, February 29, 2008


Fri., Feb. 29, 2008 - Women in World History

Women in World History
Sections include Today's Heroes, Biographies, Lessons and Essays
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Fri., Feb. 29, 2008 - Women's Suffrage

Women’s Suffrage
From the site:
“Today's tour takes us back to western New York, circa 1848, when the first American women's rights convention was held in Seneca Falls. The participants signed a "Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions" that outlined the main issues and goals for the emerging women's movement — including the demand for women's right to vote.”
Page includes 9 links to related sites (5 annotated, 4 honorable mentions)


Fri., Feb. 29, 2008 - Women's History Month: Resources

Women's History Month

From the site:
“In the early nineteenth century, women were considered second-class citizens whose existence was limited to the interior life of the home and care of the children. Women were considered sub-sets of their husbands, and after marriage they did not have the right to own property, maintain their wages, or sign a contract, much less vote. It was expected that women be obedient wives, never to hold a thought or opinion independent of their husbands. It was considered improper for women to travel alone or to speak in public.

With the belief that intense physical or intellectual activity would be injurious to the delicate female biology and reproductive system, women were taught to refrain from pursuing any serious education. Silently perched in their birdcages, women were considered merely objects of beauty, and were looked upon as intellectually and physically inferior to men. This belief in women's inferiority to men was further reinforced by organized religion which preached strict and well-defined sex roles.”

Site includes:
The History of Women's Suffrage
Firsts In Women's Achievement


Fri., Feb. 29, 2008 - Women's History Month: Library of Congress 2008 Theme: Women's Art: Women's Vision

Women's History Month
2008 Theme: Women's Art: Women's Vision
From the site:
“The Library of Congress recognizes the creativity, imagination and vitality of women throughout U.S. history highlighting the 2008 theme: Women's Art: Women's Vision.”

Thursday, February 28, 2008


Thurs., Feb. 28, 2008 - MacTutor History of Math Archives

--------Forwarded Message--------
Hi! It's Monday, October 29, 2007 and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
MacTutor History of Math Archive
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Age Range: Varied. (It looks as though the site was designed with educators
and older students (age 11+) in mind, but some of the trivia will appeal to
younger students. Non-readers will need assistance.)

This website archives the biographies of famous and not-so-famous
mathematicians, including a "Mathematician of the Day" feature. It also
maintains an index of the history of mathematics - and not only the history
of various math strands like Numbers, Algebra, and Geometry, but the history
of math in various cultures such as those in Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece,
China, India, America and more.

When you get to the site, simply use the search tool or the menu on the left
of the screen to access:

*Biographies Index - Read the life stories of mathematicians through the
ages. Search for names alphabetically, or search various time periods from
500 AD to the present. You will even find an index of "Female

*History Topics Index - Click on links to learn about mathematics in various
cultures from Ancient Babylonia to the Mayan culture to present day America.
You can also learn the history of various mathematical topics such as
Algebra, Analysis, Numbers, Number Theory, Geometry, Topology, Mathematical
Physics, Mathematical Astronomy, and more.

*Famous Curves Index - Learn the history of various math curves such as the
Cartesian Oval, Devil's Curve, Fermat's Spiral, Involute of a Circle,
Newton's Parabolas, Serpentine, Talbot's Curve, Watt's Curve, the Witch of
Agnesi, and more.

*Mathematicians of the Day - Find out which mathematicians were born (and
who died) every day of the year. Bookmark the site, and check it daily. The
entire year is archived here -- look up your birthday and see what
mathematician was born on the same day as you! This section includes
quotations by mathematicians as well.

This site offers a unique way to engage students in the study of
mathematics, and a way to further explore math for those who simply can't
get enough of it. :)

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.


Thurs., Feb. 28, 2008 - Science Castle

--------Forwarded Message--------
Hi! It's Tuesday, October 30, 2007 and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
The Science Castle

This ingenious and quirky website offers a virtual castle in which each of
the many rooms contains FREE science experiments, science projects, news,
chats, recommendations for science textbooks, and free science webcasts. The
webcasts allow you to interact directly with the educator-performers during
the LIVE scheduled broadcasts. Webcasts are archived so that you can view
them at any time. (The site also offers science books for sale from their
Amazon affiliated library.) You must register (free) in order to access the
free resources.

When you get to the site, you will see a welcome message. Below it are some
of the archived webcasts that you can watch online (once registered), as
well as links to various resource pages within the site. Above the welcome
message you will see a map. Use it to register, so that you can easily
access the free materials here. To register, click on the word "Admission"
on the right-hand side of the map. Then, use the map to explore the rooms in
the castle that include:

-Biology Lab
-Physics Lab
-Chemistry Wing with Labs
-Music Hall
-Math/Logic Room
-Arts & Culture Gallery
-History Corner
-Geography Corner
-Aristotle's Library
-and much more!

In each room you will find information, experiments and projects. Again, you
must be registered to access them. Once registered, simply click on the
experiment and a new page opens with complete instructions, illustrations,
etc. Registered students can add their own submissions to this site - which
is why I found it a bit quirky. You may find several very logically
presented projects and then find one that seems disorganized or chaotic.
(This may simply be a matter of perspective. :) Anyway, because users can
SUITABILITY. There is lots here, so bookmark the site to fully explore it.

The Science Castle's free resources, and in particular the free webcasts,
introduce you to new topics and information to help further your scientific
knowledge of the world.

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.


Thurs., Feb. 28, 2008 - How Earthquakes Work

--------Forwarded Message--------
Date Sent: Wed, 31 Oct 2007
Subject: Refdesk [site-of-the-day] How Earthquakes Work

How Earthquakes Work
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

An earthquake is one of the most terrifying phenomena that nature can dish up.
We generally think of the ground we stand on as "rock-solid" and completely
stable. An earthquake can shatter that perception instantly, and often with
extreme violence. There has been enormous progress in the past century:
Scientists have identified the forces that cause earthquakes, and developed
technology that can tell us an earthquake's magnitude and origin. The next
hurdle is to find a way of predicting earthquakes, so they don't catch people
by surprise. This edition of How Stuff Works examines what causes earthquakes
and explores why they can have such a devastating effect on us.

Refdesk Home Page:


Thurs., Feb. 28, 2008 - Poets & Writers / Computing Life / K-12 Energy Activities / Sea Monsters / Space Food & Nutrition / Space Suits

Sites found in:
Tue, 30 Oct 2007

New resources at FREE, the website that makes
teaching resources from federal agencies easier to find:
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence

Poets and Writers
is a source of information and inspiration for creative
writers. It features Poets & Writers Magazine and includes a
discussion forum, a database of writers, and advice about
publishing and copyright issues. A teachers’ guide offers a
place to discuss essays on writing and teaching. (Poets &
Writers, National Endowment for the Arts)


Computing Life
looks at ways physicists, biologists, and even artists are
harnessing the power of computers to advance our understanding
of biology and human health. Learn how computers are used to
simulate the spread of flu through a school, the movement of
cells in our bodies, and the beating of a heart. Find out how
computers help in the search for gene variations that could
lead to disease. (National Institutes of Health)

[NOTE: Other publications previously posted

To request free single copies:

To request free classroom sets or multiple copies (limit: 30) for educational purposes:
. - Phyllis ]


K-12 Energy Lesson Plans and Activities
offers 350 lessons on energy efficiency and renewable energy.
They're organized by grade level and topic -- biomass,
geothermal, fuel cells, ocean energy, solar power,
transportation fuels, wind energy, and energy efficiency and
conservation. Learn about passive solar buildings, advanced
photovoltaics, or basic wind turbines. Take an energy
awareness quiz. Estimate your carbon footprint; find ways to
reduce it. (Department of Energy)
[NOTE: Home page previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure Movie
provides photos and video clips from this movie about
creatures that roamed the seas 82 million years ago. Discover
sea monsters of the past and present using the interactive
time line. Excavate fossils on a "virtual dig." See a video
on how to survive a shark attack. (National Geographic,
National Science Foundation)


Space Food and Nutrition Educator Guide
looks at the history of preparing and packaging foods that
taste good, provide necessary nutrients, and travel well in
space. The guide includes math and science activities in
which students (K-8) classify space food, ripen fruits and
vegetables using a chemical inhibitive, measure food
packaging, determine the percentage of water reduction by
dehydrating fresh food items, and plan a nutritionally
balanced 5-day menu for astronauts. (National Aeronautics and
Space Administration)
Shortened URL:
Other pages from previously posted. -
Phyllis ]


Suited for Spacewalking Educator Guide
examines the technology behind space suits. Students learn
about the environment of space, the history of spacewalking,
NASA's current space suit, future space suits, and work that
astronauts do during spacewalks. Students (grades 5-12) are
challenged to design and build a protective garment that will
permit future space travelers to explore the surface of Mars.
(National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Shortened URL:


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Wednesday, February 27, 2008


Wed., Feb. 27, 2008 - Adventures in Education (College and Career Planning)

Adventures in Education (AIE)
From the site:
“From college planning advice to financial aid information to career guidance, AIE has the reliable information students and parents need to make the right decisions for the future. Get FAFSA help and financial aid assistance, learn about college admissions, and search scholarships for free.”
There are sections devoted to middle school, high school, and college students, parents, teachers, librarians, and counselors.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Wed., Feb. 27, 2008 -
From the site:
Contents: Facts, flags, and maps of “continents, countries, dependencies, islands, territories, lakes, rivers, seas, oceans, mountains, and the highest, lowest, biggest, smallest, tallest, deepest, oldest, youngest, richest, poorest places on the planet.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Wed., Feb. 27, 2008 - Sites found in Librarians' Internet Index NEW THIS WEEK, November 1, 2007

Sites found in:
Librarians' Internet Index
Websites you can trust!
NEW THIS WEEK, November 1, 2007
Read This Online :


New England Female Medical College
Historical material about the New England Female Medical College, "established in Boston, Massachusetts, by Dr. Samuel Gregory [in 1848] with the purpose of offering modern medical training in female-related fields, ... [this school] was the first in the world to provide medical training for women." Features a scanned scrapbook with newspaper articles (1847-1865), reports, and a catalog.

LII Item:

[Part of the "Women Working, 1800-1930" website from Harvard University. - previously posted. - Phyllis ]


25 Secrets of the Mona Lisa
This October 2007 article discusses how scans with a multi-spectral imaging camera of Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" peel away "centuries of varnish and other alterations, shedding light on how the artist brought the painted figure to life and how she appeared to da Vinci and his contemporaries." Provides images of her left eye, descriptions of several other revelations, and links to related material about da Vinci and Mona Lisa's smile. From LiveScience.
LII Item:
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. - Phyllis ]


True Colors of the "Mona Lisa" Revealed
This October 2007 press release describes and illustrates how "hidden knowledge of the true colors [of this Leonardo da Vinci painting] was revealed by multispectrally scanning the painting in thirteen channels -- from Ultra Violet to Infra Red." This resulted in "the virtual removal of years of accumulated varnish." Also includes links to citations for recent studies and a presentation. In English and French. From Lumiere Technology, the company that scanned the painting.
LII Item:


Election 08 Presidential Election
News and analysis about the 2008 presidential election. Features material about candidates (with links to stories, photos, video and audio clips, and related websites), and the "Democratic Candidate Mashup," in which users build their own debate by selecting video clips from different candidates on topics such as Iraq, health care, and education. Also includes fundraising data, and a summary of where each candidate stands on selected issues. From Yahoo News.
LII Item:


An Overview of Medical Examiner/Coroner Systems in the United States
This presentation examines the U.S. medical examiner and coroner system, covering history and development of the system, comparison of coroners and medical examiners (such as that coroners are usually not physicians, but medical examiners almost always are physicians and usually pathologists), current status and issues, and related topics. Opens directly into a PDF file. A presentation for the National Academies by a chief medical examiner and professor of forensic pathology.
LII Item:


Adolph Sax
Biographical material about Adolph Sax, the Belgian-born inventor of the saxophone. Describes his "agitated childhood" (which included many serious accidents), how his father manufactured musical instruments, his move to Paris, his invention of the saxophone, and the importance of the saxophone to jazz music. In English and French. From the city of Dinant, Belgium, birthplace of Sax.
LII Item:


Bergen-Belsen Memorial
Official website for this memorial located in Bergen-Belsen, Germany, on the site of former Nazi prisoner-of-war (POW) and concentration camps during World War II. Includes details about the exhibition building opened in October 2007, a timeline and maps of Bergen-Belsen, and related information about the history of the camp where diarist Anne Frank died. Available in English, German, and French. Some publications currently only available in German.
LII Item:


How Olympic Torches Work
Background about the Olympic torch and the torch run that ends in the Olympic arena and symbolizes the beginning of the Olympic Games. Covers history, design, science behind the flame, torch construction, the lighting of the torch, the relay, and related topics. From How Stuff Works.
LII Item:


Torch Relay, Beijing 2008
Information about the torch relay for the 2008 Olympics held in Beijing. Provides general information about the relay, which starts in March 2008, and details about the selection process for the torch bearers (criteria and methods, allocation), the torch relay route (including an interactive map of the route), and the torch design. Site available in Chinese, English, and French. From the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad.
LII Item:


The Conquest of Mexico
This presentation, originally created by a history professor for an entry-level university course, has the goal of providing a "learning environment for students to learn historical thinking skills while studying one of the most important events in world history, the conquest of Mexico" by the Spaniards. It includes material for teachers and students, maps, primary sources documents, and a brief timeline (1492-1521).
LII Item:

[NOTE: Part of the American Historical Association's teaching and learning materials collection. - previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Oxford Science Walk
This walk "takes you to some of the most important and interesting scientific sites in Oxford [England], from the time of the founding of the University in the 13th century ... to advancements in modern science such as the development of penicillin." Click on the map to learn about the work of such people as Edmond Halley (of Halley's comet) and Stephen Hawking. From the Museum of the History of Science, University of Oxford.
LII Item:


Thank you for using Librarians' Internet Index.

Librarians' Internet Index
Websites You Can Trust!
Copyright 2007 by Librarians' Internet Index.


Wed., Feb. 27, 2008 - Electoral Vote Predictor / Guide to House and Senate Members

Sites found in:
Volume 9, Issue 11
November, 2007

Electoral Vote Predictor
You can keep up
with the latest polls and information on several websites. Electoral Vote
Predictor,, tracks state-by-state political
polls for U.S. federal elections. The site uses a lot of graphics and has
loads of information. The homepage displays a colored map showing the state
of the current polls for the presidency. Strongly Democratic states are
shown in blue, strongly Republican in red, etc. Put your mouse on a state
and information pops up about the polls in that particular state. Click on
the state to see a graph of the polls. Polls used include Zogby, Gallup,
Quinnipiac University, and more. The homepage also has links to a Senate map
with polls, polling data, and political news and commentary by the
"votemaster." The site is maintained by a "libertarian Democrat" who vows
that the main page and statistics are strictly nonpartisan; the political
humor page is less so. There is a lot of information here, especially for
those political junkies who want to follow the election day-by-day.


Guide to House and Senate Members
Another useful tool, although not an election site, from the Government
Printing Office is the Guide to House and Senate Members, . From this site you can: access data
about House and Senate members from various publications; search for
individual members by name, district, hometown or groups of members by
state, party affiliation or number of terms; link to individual member's
information in the Biographical Directory, which is maintained by the House
and the Senate.

Provided by Hara Cohen from the Commack Public Library.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


Tues., Feb. 26, 2008 - (free quizzes, flash cards, and tutorials) Academy
From the site:
“ Academy is a free and open online resource for students, professionals and professors on various programs of study. At, we are committed to furthering education and knowledge through our ‘educational FREEway’, that provides quality study aids.”

Find Or Create A Quiz
From the site:
“Find Or Create A Quiz: Our free tool to create free educational quizzes and practice exams for students. Quiz school also offers students one of the largest collections of freely available online quizzes, ranging from K-12 education to topics such as technology certification, SAT, GRE and even general trivia.”

From the site:
“Flashcards : ProProfs Flashcards is a free, community-oriented service aimed at providing students and educators with an up-to-date, exhaustive library of flashcards over a wide variety of subjects. Browse our vast collection or create your own flashcards.”

WebSchool - Tutorial Directory
“From the site:
WebSchool - Tutorial Directory: ProProfs Webschool is an online free tutorial directory. Find & share bookmarks & links to free tutorials and educational resources on the web.”


Tues., Feb. 26, 2008 - Sites To See: Pre-K-2 Students Play and Learn Online

Sites to See
Pre-K-2 Students Play and Learn Online
From the site:
“This week, Education World searched the Web for engaging -- and safe -- sites offering learning games for pre-K-2 students. The sites below fill the bill -- whether you're looking for a learning center activity -- or just an activity for yet another indoor recess.

Do you hate online games? Me too! Sure, they're fascinating and kids love them -- and, oh, the things they can do! -- but you just never know what kind of ad is going to pop up on even the most innocent-looking site. You never know what "contest" a kid will be seduced into entering, or what virus a student might download unwittingly. Little ones especially have trouble distinguishing between the ads and the games. And yet …

And yet … the power of the media in those games to engage students, and the interactivity they allow, are such great teaching, tutoring, and practice tools! It's a shame not to make use of them. This week, therefore, Education World searched the Web for engaging, interactive and safe sites that offer learning games for your youngest students. The ten sites below represent some of the best we found. Not all the sites are ad-free -- although most are -- but all the games are. So keep them in mind when you're looking for a learning center activity, a review or practice activity -- or just a fun activity for yet another indoor recess!”


Tues., Feb. 26, 2008 - Pi Day (2) - March 14

Activities & Information
Supporting Pi Day Celebration

Celebrate PI Day on March 14th: Joy of Pi:
Pi Pages on the Internet
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Tues., Feb. 26, 2008 - St. Patrick's Day

[NOTE: From 2007… - Phyllis ]

------Forwarded Message------
Hi! It's Friday, March 16, 2007 and time for a Virtual Field Trip at

Tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day! Here are some terrific websites to help
you learn while having fun on this Irish day of fun and celebration!

Recommended Websites:

Watch the St. Patrick's Day Parade Live From Ireland!

Take A Virtual Field Trip to Ireland!
Eyes On Ireland:

This website contains the most beautiful photos of Ireland I have
ever seen -- from familiar tourist attractions to the remote and
rugged beauty of lesser known Irish landscapes. By viewing the 3
photo galleries, you can essentially take a virtual field trip to
Ireland -- and learn something about it along the way. Every
breathtaking photograph by Scott MacGregor includes information
about the photo, where it was taken, and the photographer's
impressions. When you get to the website simply click on the menu
buttons titled, "Gallery 1," Gallery 2," and "Gallery 3" to take
your virtual field trip.

Homefires Presents...
St. Patty's Day Activities: Rainbows, Shamrocks and Leprechauns
This is a learning pot-o-gold the whole family will enjoy from homeschool
mom, Fran Wisniewski!

St. Patrick's Day Activities for Wee Ones

History Channel: St. Patrick's Day

The fabulous History Channel website offers the biography of St.
Patrick, the history of the holiday, lots of interactive information
about Ireland and its people, and even some quizzes to take to test
your knowledge of the Emerald Isle. St Patrick's Day
You say you want worksheets and lesson plans themed around St.
Patrick's Day? This site has all kinds of language arts worksheets
including acrostic poems, adjective worksheets (how many ways can
you describe a head of cabbage), crossword puzzles, cryptogram,
reading comprehension worksheet, vocabulary quiz, word scrambles,
group creative writing lesson, a St. Patrick's Day Maze,
St. Patrick's Day songs and much more!

Lucky Leprechaun Bonus!

A Preschool Potato Curriculum!

More St. Pat's Activities For Kids -- games, puzzles, and holiday

Fun With Rainbows!

May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you wherever you go! :)

Erin Go Braugh! (Ireland Forever!)

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Monday, February 25, 2008


Mon., Feb. 25, 2008 - Flamingnet: Book Reviews by Teen Reviewers

Flamingnet: YA books reviewed by YA reviewers
Your source for reviews and recommendations on past, present, and future preteen, teen,
and young adult books.
From the site:
“ features student reviews of preteen, teen, and young adult books. Who better to tell you if a book is worth reading than those for whom the book is written?”


Mon., Feb. 25, 2008 - Treasures in Full: Shakespeare in Quarto

---------Forwarded Message--------
Site of the Day, for Thursday, February 21, 2008

Treasures in Full: Shakespeare in Quarto
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Today's site offers an outstanding resource for students and all
Shakespeare enthusiasts. Gentle Subscribers will find the quarto editions
of a number of Shakespeare's plays presented in a format so as to make the
text clear and easy to read online.

"On this site you will find the British Library's 93 copies of the 21 plays
by Shakespeare printed in quarto before the theatres were closed in 1642.
... 18 of William Shakespeare's plays were printed in quarto before his
death in 1616. ... New to the Quartos? Or want to refresh your knowledge?
We have a Basics section to get you up to speed. ... You can view the
British Library’s copies of Shakespeare quartos separately or you can
compare any two copies." - from the website

This British Library's exhibit provides a succinct timeline of the
playwright's life and times, along with more expansive information in the
basics and background sections. A look at how Shakespeare's plays have
fared during periods such as the Restoration and the early twentieth
century is also available. Clear directions have been provided for using
the side-by-side comparison feature for the quarto editions, which includes
seven of the history plays, Hamlet, the always popular Romeo and Juliet,
Othello and a dozen others.

Tread over to the site for a resource of inestimable value for any
Shakespeare scholar and aficionado at:

A.M. Holm
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Mon., Feb. 25, 2008 - Shakespeare (and other) Study Guides

Study Guides

[NOTE: Although these guides are provided by The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey for theatergoers,
they can also be of use when studying the plays.]

From the site:
“to assist teachers in preparing students to view the plays and integrating the play into their classroom curricula. Each guide contains a brief synopsis; background information on the author, the play, the production and its themes; pre- and post-show activities to enhance the educational impact of the students' theatregoing experience…”

From the site:
“The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is pleased to assist educators by providing comprehensive study guides for each of our Main Stage and Shakespeare LIVE! productions. These guides are provided free of charge…

Each guide is saved in PDF format. To open, read, and print the guides, you'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader, which you can download for free from To download each guide, click the name of the desired show.

Each guide is the property of The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, but may be reproduced freely for educational use only.

Shakespeare LIVE! Educational Touring Productions:
A Midsummer Night's Dream (2008, 1.4 Mb)
Romeo & Juliet (2008, 1.4Mb)
Julius Caesar (2007, 1Mb)
The Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece (2006, 1Mb)

Main Stage Productions:
Henry V (2007, 700Kb)
The Time of Your Life (2007, 780Kb)
Henry VI: Blood and Roses (2007, 1.5Mb)
A Christmas Carol (2007, 936Kb)
Richard III (2006, 1.1MB)
Pride and Prejudice (2006, 830Kb)
Cymbeline (2006, 1.25 MB)


Mon., Feb. 25, 2008 - Luminarium: Encyclopedia, Anthology of English Literature, Contemporary Women Writers

Luminarium Encyclopedia
From the site:
“Luminarium Encyclopedia is a project begun in 2001 to provide historical contexts
for the people, places, and events featured in Luminarium.”

An Anthology of English Literature
Site includes Medieval, Renaissance, 17th, and 18th Century writers and poets.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Contemporary Women Writers
Contents: Margaret Atwood, Amy Tan, Alice Walker, Toni Morrison, and Arundhati Roy.

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