Friday, May 08, 2009


Fri., May 8, 2009 - Recipe Bridge


From the site:
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Fri., May 8, 2009 - World of Education

World of Education

From the site:
“Welcome to the World of Education, a free site dedicated to providing quality educational resources to the general public in an easy to use format.”


Fri., May 8, 2009 - Sites to See: Get Wild About Wikis

Sites to See: Get Wild About Wikis

From the site:
“A wiki is online software designed to allow any user to change, not only the content, but everything (including formatting) in the wiki. Imagine a printed book like Dickens' Tale of Two Cities, that any reader could change in any way he or she wanted -- changing what the characters said; moving characters from chapter to chapter; deleting chapters; even turning the novel into a haiku! Such a tool gives tremendous power and freedom to a collective body of users -- not just a single author. But how can you use a wiki in the classroom -- and where can you go to learn more? Check out these sites!”


Fri., May 8, 2009 - PBS: Disease and Prevention Resources for Educators / NATURE: Voyage of the Lonely Turtle / Crips and Bloods: Made in America

Sites found in:
PBS Teachers Newsletter: May 10-16, 2009
Current PBS Teacher Previews Newsletter
NEW! PBS Disease and Prevention Resources for Educators

PBS Teachers has compiled a list of PBS disease and prevention resources for educators. This resource roundup contains links to topics such as the recent H1N1 flu, or swine flu, virus, the importance hand washing plays in combating the transmission of germs and more. To access this list visit


Voyage of the Lonely Turtle
On-Air & Online
6-8 / 9-12
Gr. Sunday, May 10, 2009
8 - 9:00 pm
A female loggerhead turtle sets off to lay eggs in the place
where she was born. Her voyage will take her across the
Pacific, from the west coast of Mexico to Japan. It is the
longest journey undertaken by any animal on land or sea, and
she will make it all alone -- facing typhoons and sharks,
whales and squids, and passing through several exotic kingdoms
of the sea. (CC, Stereo, HD, 1 year)
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Independent Lens
Crips and Bloods: Made in America
On-Air & Online
Gr. 6-8 / 9-12
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
10 - 11:00 pm
South Los Angeles is home to two of America's most infamous
African-American gangs: the Bloods and the Crips. Director
Stacy Peralta interviews current and former gang members,
family members and experts to examine the conditions that have
led to the devastating gang violence. (CC, Stereo, HD, 1 year)


Copyright 2008 PBS Online

Thursday, May 07, 2009


Thurs., May 7, 2009 - Memorial Day (2)

Memorial Day
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Memorial Day
[NOTE: Updated URL. Site previously posted. - Phyllis ]
From the site:
“[T]his day, which has a history stretching back all the way to the Civil War, is an important reminder of those who died in the service of their country.”

Site includes:
The History of Memorial Day
Timeline of America's Wars
Did You Know?
Memorial Day Videos
Image Gallery
Battle Maps


Thurs., May 7, 2009 - The History and Origin of Memorial Day in Waterloo, New York

Site found in:
Librarians' Internet Index
Websites you can trust!
NEW THIS WEEK, May 15, 2008
Read This Online :


The History and Origin of Memorial Day in Waterloo, New York
Brief historical background about the creation of the Memorial Day holiday, which was first observed in 1866 in Waterloo, New York, based on the work of Henry C. Wells and Civil War General John B. Murray. In 1966 the U.S. Congress officially recognized Waterloo as the birthplace of Memorial Day. From the village of Waterloo, New York.
LII Item:


Librarians' Internet Index
Websites You Can Trust!
Copyright 2008 by Librarians' Internet Index.


Thurs., May 7, 2009 - Memorial Day Resources

Memorial Day

From the site:
“Memorial Day is May 25, 2009. Have a fun, safe, and memorable
Memorial Day weekend using official U.S. government information.”

Links to 16 sites


Thurs., May 7, 2009 - Mother's Day May 10, 2009

Mother’s Day: May 10, 2009
Shortened URL:

From the site:
“The driving force behind Mother’s Day was Anna Jarvis, who organized observances in Grafton, W.Va., and Philadelphia exactly 101 years ago: May 10, 1908. As the annual celebration became popular around the country, Jarvis asked members of Congress to set aside a day to honor mothers. She finally succeeded in 1914, when Congress designated the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day.”

Wednesday, May 06, 2009


Wed., May 6, 2009 - The Nuclear Tourist: Why Nuclear Power? Comparisons of Various Energy Sources

The Nuclear Tourist: Why Nuclear Power?
Comparisons of various energy sources

From the site:
“Energy sources available in the world include coal, nuclear, hydroelectric, gas, wind, solar, refuse-based, and biomass. In addition, fusion had been originally proposed as the long-term source.”

“Every form of energy generation has advantages and disadvantages as shown in the following table:”<<>>
[NOTE: Previously posted. Site updated. - Phyllis ]


Wed., May 6, 2009 - Unconventional Fossil-Based Fuels

Unconventional Fossil-Based Fuels
Economic and Environmental Trade-Offs

Alternative sources of fossil fuels such as oil sands and coal-to-liquids have significant economic promise, but the environmental consequences must also be considered,

Site offers free download of summary or full document.

Source: docuticker


Wed., May 6, 2009 - Children's Environmental Health, 2008

Children’s Environmental Health 2008:
Environment, Health, And a Focus on Children$file/OCHP_2008_Highlights_508.pdf
Shortened URL:

“EPA has funded research on how the environment affects children’s health, promoted the education of health care providers, published information about how climate change affects children’s health,…” <<>>

Source: docuticker


Wed., May 6, 2009 - Microdocs: The Short Attention Span Science Theater on Ecological Sustainability

--------Forwarded Message--------
Hi! It's Tuesday, October 14, 2008 and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Microdocs: The Short Attention Span Science Theater on Ecological

Age Range: 10-18 (Grades 5-12)

This website, courtesy of Stanford University, offers engaging 2-4 minute
videos called "microdocs." Each microdoc focuses on one aspect of
environmental sustainability.

MaryAnna Cashmore recommended the site and wrote, "This website is geared
toward today's students, who have increasingly shorter attention spans. It
was created with the hope that the upcoming generation will care about and
preserve our environment after gaining an appreciation for its beauty."

When you get to the website you'll see an introduction and the featured
microdoc. Use the menu bar at the very top of the screen to read the "About
Us" section that helps to explain the purpose of this site and how best to
navigate it.

Then, to view the various microdocs archived here, click on each of the four
tabs on the menu that include:

* Elements of Sustainability - This section defines sustainability and
explores (through microdoc videos) the 4 elements that influence and shape
ecosystems: Productivity, Diversity, Disturbance, and Resilience.

* Sustainability on Coral Reefs - Watch a microdoc video that explains the
importance of coral reefs, the human impacts that threaten their
productivity, and how to protect this important habitat.

* Species on Coral Reefs - This microdoc allows you to virtually explore a
coral reef in Micronesia and explains that coral reefs are home to 1/4 of
all marine species providing important shelter, food and other resources not
only to the critters that inhabit them, but to millions of people as well.

* Solutions Around the World - Find out the benefits of protecting coral
reef ecosystems.

These microdocs help students (with or without short attention spans)
understand what happens when ecological balance is changed. While the same
4 elements (productivity, diversity, disturbance, and resilience) affect all
ecosystems - coral reefs were chosen as an example because they are visually
beautiful and severely threatened. If you watch these microdocs you'll
understand how altering ecosystems impacts our environment.

Diane Flynn Keith
for ClickSchooling
Copyright 2008, All Rights Reserved

DID YOU MISPLACE A ClickSchooling Review? Do you need to find an educational website - fast! Visit the ClickSchooling archives at:

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.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009


Tues., May 5, 2009 - Language Arts for Dummies

Language Arts for Dummies - John Wiley & Sons - Grades 7 to 12

Site found on

“Filled with a variety of essential language art skills, this site is a super teaching opportunity to be followed by students working on their own. With 42 lessons ranging from “Differentiating between who/whom" to “Writing Sonnets” to "Crafting Your Character's Dialogue in Your Screenplay," there is plenty to suit your particular class needs. You are able to write replies (comments), however an email address is required. Registration is not required for any other part of this site.” <<>>

Entire review and suggestions for using this site “In the Classroom”:


Tues., May 5, 2009 - Speaking Glossary

Speaking Glossary - Pearson - Grades 3 to 12
[NOTE: Under the Reference Tab, select: Glossary – Phyllis ]

Site found on

“Although this site is plain vanilla in appearance, there are tasty mind-sprinkles all throughout! At the home page you are presented with the letters of the alphabet. Click on the letter that begins the word that you wish to find. Find everything from pesticide to energy to topography to deciduous trees. Search a word in the glossary. Read or listen to the pronunciation and definition of the words. You may have to wait a second or two for the sound player controls to show.” <<>>

Entire review and suggestions for using this site “In the Classroom”:


Tues., May 5, 2009 - Brainyflix

Brainyflix - copyright Brainyflix - Grades 7 to 12

Site found on

“This is a great site for getting students thinking about words. Created by a group of MIT alumni, this website is an engaging way to help students prepare for the verbal part of the SATs or to build vocabulary in general. Using pictures and short videos, the site helps students review vocabulary in a visual way that will make the words memorable for them. The site is divided into words, videos, brainypics, and a blog. The word list is lengthy, and most of the videos are amusing as well as educational. A caution for this section: clicking on "how journalists use this word," will take you out onto Google to see headlines. Students can create their own video examples of words,…” <<>>

Entire review and suggestions for using this site “In the Classroom”:


Tues., May 5, 2009 - Twitter in Plain English (Video)

Video: Twitter in Plain English - Common Craft - Grades 5 to 12

Site found on

“Are you "twying" to understand the "tweet" world of Twitter. Watch this short (less than 3-minutes) video about the "Twerrific" world of Twitter. This social networking site asks the question, "What are you doing?". This site shares how to use Twitter to stay connected. There is a link provided to embed the video.” <<>>

Entire review and suggestions for using this site “In the Classroom”:

Monday, May 04, 2009


Mon., May 4, 2009 - Kids Web Planet

Kids Web Planet

From the site:
“Welcome to Kids Web Planet, where you will find a collection of kid-safe educational resources for students and teachers, designed to make learning fun.”


Mon., May 4, 2009 - MiBAC: Music Theory

---------Forwarded Message--------
Hi! It's Saturday, October 11, 2008 and time for Music at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
MiBAC: Music Theory

Age Range: 7 and up (approximately, non-readers will need assistance)

ClickScholar MaryAnna Cashmore suggested this commercial website where you
can access the basic facts of music theory for FREE. Learn or brush up on
the names of music staffs, lines and spaces, notes, key signatures, major
and minor scales, time signatures and more. The site is divided into two
helpful sections that include Music Theory I and Music Theory II.

When you get to the site, you will land on the first page of "Music Theory
I." You'll see a brief description of one topic on music theory. Look at
the menu on the left side of the screen to access all of the material in
this category from learning the music alphabet to identifying keyboard keys,
to learning about the "Circle of Fifths."

When you are through exploring that section click on "Music Theory II" on
the menu to access the free information on Thirds, Root Positions, Arpeggio,
Triads, and more.

This site is really a glossary of music terminology - and the simple
definitions and explanations make it easy to understand. There are no bells
and whistles and no drills - just bare bones basic music facts.

Diane Flynn Keith
for ClickSchooling
Copyright 2008, All Rights Reserved

DID YOU MISPLACE A ClickSchooling Review? Do you need to find an educational website - fast! Visit the ClickSchooling archives at:

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., May 4, 2009 - Swine Flu: What You Need to Know

Swine Flu: What you Need to Know - Nemours - Grades 0 to 12

Site found on

From the site:
“Nemours' balanced approach makes this explanation of swine flu very helpful for parents, teachers, and kids alike. Not only does the article share the basic facts and simple strategies fo staying healthy. Included are links to related articles for kids and for teens. In the lower area of the page (just below the clickable page numbers), look for "More on this topic" and click on the tab "For Kids" or "For Teens." The common-sense approach will help prevent spread of the disease and reassure frightened students in terms they can understand.”

Entire review and suggestions for using this site “In the Classroom”:


Mon., May 4, 2009 - NSF: Discoveries / Online Resources for Writers / Univ. of Wyoming Digital Collections / Latin Immigration is Changing America

Sites found in:
The Scout Report
October 10, 2008
Volume 14, Number 40
The Scout Report on the Web:
Current issue:
This issue:


National Science Foundation: Discoveries [Macromedia Flash Player]

Everyday, research sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) turns
up a new discovery, an interesting facet of a scientific endeavor, and
sometimes, just something that might delight and amaze even the casual
observer. Recently the NSF created this website to serve as a clearinghouse
of information about the work they sponsor. The "Discoveries" site can be
searched in its entirety, or visitors can just peruse the chronological list
that's front and center on their homepage. Over in the "Research Areas"
section, visitors can wander through "Biology", "Education", "Nanoscience",
and eight other topical areas. Some summaries that might be of particular
interest include "Mysteries of the Unregulated Internet" and "The Bizarre
Creatures of Madagascar". Also, it's worth nothing that parties who enjoy
the site can sign up for their RSS feed here. [KMG]


Amherst College: Online Resources for Writers
Shortened URL:

As with many other colleges and universities, Amherst College is dedicated
to helping their students become excellent writers. In order to accomplish
this goal, they have created a fine set of online resources for use by their
own students and members of the web-browsing public. This particular set
includes a long list of resources created by staff members at Amherst and at
other institutions. These resources are divided into thematic headings such
as "Preparing to Write", "Thesis and Argument", "Clarity and Grace", and
"Using Sources". On the left hand side of the page, users can view the same
list and also learn more about the writing center at Amherst and their work.
Overall, it's a fine set of resources, and one that college students in
particular will find useful, especially as they approach a paper deadline.


University of Wyoming Digital Collections

Since 2002, the University of Wyoming's Digital Initiatives program has been
crafting carefully considered collections from their vast storehouse of
historical ephemera. The Initiative is a member of the Collaborative
Digitization Program, and they have worked on projects such as the Rocky
Mountain Online Archive and the Wyoming Memory Portal. This site provides
access to all of their digital collections, which include document archives
related to the career of noted historian and national activist Grace Raymond
Hebard and the travels of Thomas Kennet-Were, an English gentleman who
wandered across the United States and Canada in 1868 and 1869. Visitors can
search through all of the collections here as they see fit, and educators
will also want to click on over to the "Teacher Resources" area for a
selection of high quality lesson plans and activities. [KMG]


Pueblo, USA: How Latino Immigration is Changing America [Real Player]

Latino immigration continues to transform the United States in many ways,
and it isn't just in the Southwest or California that these changes are
occurring. Siler City, North Carolina and Minneapolis, Minnesota are just
two of the seemingly unlikely places where one can glimpse this
transformation to the American landscape. This offering from the American
RadioWorks organization takes a heartfelt and investigative look into the
ways in which Latino immigration is remaking the country. The documentary
is divided into two sections: "Precarious Prosperity" and "Nuevo South". In
the first, visitors will hear about the broader transformations wrought by
Latino immigration across the country, and in the second, visitors can
listen to the ways in which this process is playing out in the small town of
Siler City. On the site visitors can also read about profiles of immigrants
attempting to become legal residents of the US and the ways in which Latinos
breathe new life into long neglected urban communities. Finally, visitors
can also download the entire program and read the transcript here as well.

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


>From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2008.

Sunday, May 03, 2009


Sun., May 3, 2009 - Voices from the Lodz Ghetto

Give Me Your Children: Voices From the Lodz Ghetto


Voices From the Lodz Ghetto is a 20-min. online video presentation about the Nazi persecution of Jews in Lodz, Poland during World War II.

Source: Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day


Sun., May 3, 2009 - Does Age Bring Wisdom?

Does Age Bring Wisdom?,29307,1848104,00.html

“Time Magazine has a slideshow called The Wisdom Project. It has images of well-known people from around the world who are over 65 years of age. In addition, the captions include short "words of wisdom" from each of them.”

From the site:

The greatest gift one generation can give another is the wisdom it has gained from experience. Photographer Andrew Zuckerman visits with some of the world's most celebrated individuals — all of them older than 65 — to see what we can learn from them.

Source: Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day


Sun., May 3, 2009 - Aztec World

Aztec World
Pages include: Introduction Farmers Artisans and Merchants Warriors Rulers High Priests Conclusion

Source: Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day


Sun., May 3, 2009 - 24 Words / Thrall Guides / World's Best Paid Authors / Tobacco Ads from '20s-'50s - Fighting Student Cheating / NASA Spinoffs 2008

Sites found in:
October 3-9, 2008

24 Words the CED Want to Exuviate,8816,1847042,00.html
Here is a list of words the Collins English Dictionary want to discard to make room for up to 2,000 new entries.

Abstergent: Cleansing
Agrestic: Rural
Apodeictic: Unquestionably true by virtue of demonstration
Caducity: Perishableness
Caliginosity: Dimness
Compossible: Possible in coexistence with something else
Embrangle: To confuse
Exuviate: To shed
Fatidical: Prophetic
Fubsy: Squat
Griseous: Somewhat grey
Malison: A curse
Mansuetude: Gentleness
Muliebrity: The condition of being a woman
Niddering: Cowardly
Nitid: Bright
Olid: Foul-smelling
Oppugnant: Combative
Periapt: An amulet
Recrement: Refuse
Roborant: Tending to fortify
Skirr: A whirring sound, as of the wings of birds in flight
Vaticinate: Prophesy
Vilipend: To treat with contempt


Resource of the Week: Thrall Guides

Complete review:
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The World's Best Paid Authors
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Print tobacco ads from the ’20s through the ’50s

Not a Cough in a Carload: Images Used by Tobacco Companies to
Hide the Hazards of Smoking

Complete review:
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Professors Use Technology to Fight Student Cheating
Shortened URL:

Source: U.S. News


Spinoff 2008 Highlights NASA Innovations In Everyday Life

Spinoff 2008 lists many of the latest NASA innovations now in the commercial marketplace. These innovations have resulted in healthcare advances, transportation breakthroughs, public safety benefits, new consumer goods, environmental protection, computer technology and industrial productivity.


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Editor, ResourceShelf
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