Wednesday, July 01, 2009


Wed., July 1, 2009 - - David LeMieux and Ben Lew - Grades 0 to 12

Site found on

“This site provides an online FULL SCREEN timer. You can set the online timer to count down from any number. You simply type in the exact amount of time that you want to countdown into the white textbox. You can count by seconds, minutes, hours, days, or even years! This site requires Flash.”

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Wed., July 1, 2009 - Fun 4 the Brain

Fun 4 the Brain

Site found on

From the site:
“Fun 4 the Brain is a blog that provides skill-based games for a variety of subjects while targeting all types of learners. The games are simple, interactive, and educational while covering pertinent information according to the appropriate grade levels. The site was created based on the idea that children can learn while they play, an idea that is conveyed throughout the website. Specific topics include addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, oxygen, nitrogen, suffixes, prefixes, and more. Students can also watch tutorials on specific skills such as fractions, place value and more. Don't forget to let students take care of the website pet - Hammy the Hamster! This site requires Flash.

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Wed., July 1, 2009 - Chinese Fortune Cookies: history and how they are made

From: The Wise Guide, June 2009, the Library of Congress

How Fortune-Ate
The history of fortune cookies and how they are made.

Everyday Mysteries: Fun Science Facts from the Library of Congress
[NOTE: Some of the other Everyday Mysteries previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Wed., July 1, 2009 - First Aid Online

--------Forwarded Message--------
Site of the Day for Monday, November 3, 2008

First Aid Online

Today's site from St. John Ambulance, an organization which is a household word in
many countries around the world, offers a primer in essential first aid procedures.
Gentle Subscribers may find this site a useful reference for information on basic
life-saving skills.

"St John Ambulance believes that everyone should learn at least the basic first aid
techniques. You may need to use them at any time at home, at school or work or even
while you're travelling. Knowing what to do can make the difference to a person's
recovery and you could even save their life." - from the website

The presentation covers the basic steps, beginning with a primary survey of a
casualty; what to look for and what to do first. Information on how to perform
various first aid procedures is given in easy to understand language. The
presentation includes instructions for dealing with heat attacks, shock, wounds,
bleeding, fractures, head injuries, seizures, effects of heat and cold, burns,
scalds, breathing problems and poisoning, until medical personnel arrive. An
additional feature of the exhibit includes downloadable audio files in MP3 format
on first aid techniques.

Wheel over to the site for a noteworthy presentation on essential first aid at:

A.M. Holm
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Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Tues, June 30, 2009 - Litetype (translations)

Litetype - - Grades 3 to 12

Site found on

From the site:
“Imagine typing a note in Hindi! Simply click on the language of your choice and start typing! The “note” will show up in the text box in the new language. This site helps students search, type, and translate in more than 50 foreign languages. Of course the site has the more common languages: French, German, Spanish, Chinese, and others. But there is also an eclectic mix of other lesser known (to Americans) languages: Kazach, Latvian, Macedonian, Farsi Persian, Tamil, Thai, Swedish, and MANY more.

“The FAQ section is extremely helpful, explaining how to use the site with different browsers and languages. It also instructs those who use the site how to zoom, change the "Skins" of the site, and how to convert text to html. Once a student or teacher clicks on a specific language, a separate keyboard appears on the screen that features any diacritical markings or other special language features. This page also contains links to relevant search engines, videos, maps, dictionaries, and other reference tools. Be aware: this site does include some advertisements. This site uses Java and Flash.”

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


Tues., June 30, 2009 - Photovisi - free online collage-maker

Photovisi - Photovisi - Grades 0 to 12

Site found on

From the site:
“For slightly adventurous users. Create instant collages of photos using this free site. No sign-ups are required to use. Choose a collage style and upload photos from your desktop or import from a Flickr photo stream.”

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


Tues., June 30, 2009 - Life Photo Image Archive Hosted by Google / SurLaLune Fairy Tales

Sites found in:
NEAT NEW STUFF, November 21-28, 2008

Life Photo Archive Hosted by Google
"Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today," many of them previously unpublished.


SurLaLune Fairy Tales
This site is a must for anyone interested in the history and culture of fairy tales. For each of the 1,200 tales, there is an annotated full text, a history of the tale, links to illustrations, a bibliography of Similar Tales Across Cultures, and a bibliography of Modern Interpretations in novels, poetry, short stories, film, music, and theatre.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Neat New Stuff I Found This Week
Copyright, Marylaine Block, 1999-2008.


Tues., June 30, 2009 - Vienna Vegetable Orchestra

---------Forwarded Message--------
Hi! It's Saturday, November 1, 2008 and time for Music at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Vienna Vegetable Orchestra

ClickScholar Mary Anna Cashmore suggested this website where you can listen
to the music of the Vienna Vegetable Orchestra! No kidding! A group of
Austrian musicians got together and created an entire line of instruments
from vegetables! Not only that, they record their music and perform in
concert halls!

When you get to the website you'll read an introduction. While these
performers take their music seriously, they do have a sense of humor.
Terrific puns and double entendres are peppered throughout the text making
it a delicious read. :) Use the menu to navigate the site that includes:

*Instruments - See photos of the various instruments and their names in
German and English.

*Audio - Listen to "cuts" from the Vienna Vegetable Orchestra's CDs.

*Video - THE BEST PART! Watch a video of the Vienna Vegetable Orchestra
shopping for their instruments at the vegetable stand in the local
marketplace, transforming the veggies into musical instruments (with the aid
of knives and drills), and then performing a concert. (Be sure to turn on
your speakers!)

*Questions & Answers - Get most of your questions about the Vienna Vegetable
Orchestra answered - be sure to click on the "read more" link to open a page
with an extensive list of questions and answers. Then use the "ask us" link
at the bottom of that page to query the VVO further.

If you and your kids want to see more edible instruments, then check out the
YouTube video, "Introduction of Handmade Musical Instruments" here: . A Japanese musician plays the
carrot flute, asparagus panpipes, cucumber trumpet and more. While he speaks
in Japanese, there are English subtitles. (Note: This is YouTube - as always
parents should preview to determine suitability of content.]

Want to make your own vegetable instrument? You'll find some instructions
on the "Play Your Food" website here . When you
get there, click on "Do It Yourself" on the menu at the top of the screen.

Have fun!

Diane Flynn Keith
for ClickSchooling
Copyright 2008, All Rights Reserved

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Monday, June 29, 2009


Mon., June 29, 2009 - The Complete Site on Mahatma Gandhi

The Complete Site on Mahatma Gandhi
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

From the site:

“A Place to learn about Gandhi, his life, work & philosophy.
This comprehensive site is regularly updated & maintained
by non-profit Gandhian Organizations in India &
has a wealth of information & material for researchers,
students, activists & anyone interested in Gandhi.”

Topics Include:

Gandhi's Work & Writings, Philosophy, Photos, Timelines
Online Books & CDs, Multimedia, Biography, Video Clips
Articles on and by Gandhi on various subjects, Quotations
Nonviolence & Conflict Resolution
Students' Projects and much more...


Mon., June 29, 2009 - Timeline Index: Who, What, When, Where, Which

Timeline Index
Links to web sites cross-indexed by People, Events, Periods and Places in a chronological context
Select > Who • What • When • Where • Which

[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Mon., June 29, 2009 - The Bradshaw Foundation: Rock Art and Cave Paintings / Journey of Mankind: The Peopling of the World

The Bradshaw Foundation: Rock Art and Cave Painting

From the site:
“The Bradshaw Foundation provides an online learning resource. Its main areas of focus are archaeology, anthropology and genetic research, and its primary objective is to discover, document and preserve ancient rock art around the world, and promote the study of early mankind’s artistic achievements.”

Journey of Mankind: The Peopling of the World
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

From the site:
"Who were our ancestors? From where did we originate? Now finally this
interactive map reveals an exciting journey of opportunity and survival,
confirmed by genetic science and documented by ancient rock art The Bradshaw
Foundation, in association with Stephen Oppenheimer, presents a virtual global
journey of modern man over the last 160,000 years. The map will show for the
first time the interaction of migration and climate over this period.” <<>>


Mon., June 29, 2009 - USA Learns (ESL)

U.S.A. Learns - U.S. Dept of Ed - Grades 2 to 12

Site found on

From the site:
“This site includes FREE lessons in English and Spanish. Prospective English or Spanish learners start lessons with free registration. Registration is not required to USE the site, but it is required to track progress. When registering, an email address is optional. After registration, students can choose a course at the appropriate level. There are 3 in English and 3 in Spanish. Students can then choose the specific lessons and follow its specific activities in order for each featured topic. Learning activities include videos, transcripts for the video text, questions, listening, stories, vocabulary practice, writing exercises, quizzes, and even voice recordings for pronunciation practice. Although registration is not absolutely necessary, doing so allows students to keep a record of the activities they have already completed. This site requires Flash.”

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

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