Saturday, July 25, 2009


Sat., July 25, 2009 - National Center for U.S. Health Statistics: FastStats A to Z

National Center for U.S. Health Statistics: FastStats A to Z

From the site:
“The FastStats site provides quick access to statistics on topics of public health importance and is organized alphabetically. Links are provided to publications that include the statistics presented, to sources of more data, and to related web pages.”


Sat., July 25, 2009 - FOSSweb: Science for K-2, 3-6, 6-8

FOSS: Full Option Science System

From the site:
“…an ongoing research project dedicated to improving the learning and teaching of science.”

Grades K-2:
Grades 3-6:
Middle School:

Interactive activities for Grades K-6, Fun for students yet full of useful resources for teachers.
Resources and more for Grades 6-8 – for students, teachers, and parents.

On index pages, select Media from the menu to get to the list of related websites.


Sat., July 25, 2009 - We Choose the Moon

We Choose the Moon - John F. Kennedy Library - Grades 0 to 12

Site found on

From the site:

Relive the Apollo 11 moon mission in rich multimedia format. Follow the mission in "real time" exactly 40 years later, including all transmissions. For those who are not old enough to remember the 1969 mission, the real experience is powerful. For those who do remember, this site can spark personal commentary and oral history of the historic days during the summer of 1969. Offered by the John F. Kennedy library, this re-enactment started in 40-year-old "real time in July, 2009, but can be accessed and experienced in all or in part at any time after its "conclusion" on July 20, 2009. This is the ultimate "primary source"!

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


Sat., July 25, 2009 - PBS: NATURE: Silence of the Bees / NOVA ScienceNOW: Moon Smasher, Secrets in the Salt, Bird Brains, Lonnie Thompson

Sites found in:
PBS Teachers Newsletter: July 26-August 8, 2009
Current PBS Teacher Previews Newsletter

Silence of the Bees
On-Air & Online
Gr. 6-8 / 9-12
Sunday, July 26, 2009
8 - 9:00 pm
This timely, Peabody Award-winning program explores the
international emergency research that is underway to uncover
the cause of the massive die-offs of honeybees, a potential
ecological disaster. (CC, Stereo, HD, 1 year).


NOVA scienceNOW
On-Air & Online
Gr. 6-8 / 9-12
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
9 - 10:00 pm
[NOTE: See details pasted below. – Phyllis ]

Copyright 2008 PBS Online


From: [NOVA Teachers]

NOVA Presents "NOVA scienceNOW"
Broadcast: Tuesday, July 28, 2009
(Check your local listings as broadcast dates and times may vary.
This program has one-year off-air taping rights.)

Moon Smasher

Watch Online
Watch this video segment online after the broadcast date.
(QuickTime or Windows Media plug-in required.) (Grades 6-8,

Going Lunar for Less
In this bonus video, watch how the NASA satellite, LCROSS, used
ingenuity and spare parts to meet budget restraints and still
get to the moon. (QuickTime or Windows Media plug-in required;
running time: 2m 55s.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Back to the Moon
In this audio podcast, hear David Morrison of NASA's Lunar
Science Institute explain why it is important to return to the
moon. (Flash plug-in required.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Ask the Expert
Send Daniel Andrews, project manager for the LCROSS mission,
your questions about LCROSS and what the discovery of water on
the moon would mean for future space missions. (Questions due by
Wednesday, July 29; selected responses will be posted on Monday,
August 3.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Teacher's Guide
Find teaching resources to accompany this video segment. (Grades
6-8, 9-12)

Secrets in the Salt

Watch Online
Watch this video segment online after the broadcast date.
(QuickTime or Windows Media plug-in required.) (Grades 6-8,

Trapped in Salt
Join microbiology and biochemistry professor Jack Griffith as he
takes you on a tour of quarter-billion-year-old material found
in salt crystals. (Flash plug-in required; running time: 9m 40s)
(Grades 9-12)

Ask the Expert
Send in questions about cellulose, DNA, and other organic bits
found in Permian salt deposits to Jack Griffith. (Questions due
by Wednesday, July 29; selected responses will be posted on
Monday, August 3.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Bird Brains (originally aired July 2008)

Watch Online
Watch this video segment online. (QuickTime or Windows Media
plug-in required.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Name That Tune
Listen to eight different songs and calls, match them to their
correct bird counterparts, and find out more about how birds
produce and make use of their tunes. (Flash plug-in required.)
(Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Ask the Expert
City College of New York's associate biology professor Ofer
Tchernichovski answers viewer questions about bird songs and
human vocal learning. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Profile: Lonnie Thompson

Watch Online
Watch this video segment online after the broadcast date.
(QuickTime or Windows Media plug-in required.) (Grades 6-8,

The Real Iceman
Read a full interview or hear audio highlights as Lonnie
Thompson explains why it's vital to collect ice cores right now.
(Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Ask the Expert
Send in questions for Lonnie Thompson about his life and work.
(Questions due by Wednesday, July 29; selected responses will be
posted on Monday, August 3.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Wed., July 22, 2009 - APA Exposed

APA Exposed: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About APA Format but Were Afraid to Ask
Online Tutorial – Last updated February 2009


Wed., July 22, 2009 - The Prince's Rainforests Project

The Prince's Rainforests Project!

From the site:

“Rainforests wrap around the equator of the earth like a green belt. After millions of years of evolution, they are the most biologically rich ecosystems on our planet. Tropical rainforests contain a hugely rich diversity of species of plants and animals. They are also home to many different indigenous people, who have unique and treasured cultures.” <<>>

What is a Rainforest?
Why Rainforests Matter
What's Happening to Them
Rainforest Regions
Rainforest News
About Rainforests For Kids
Rainforest Factsheets
About Rainforests


Wed., July 22, 2009 - Weather and Climate Basics

---------Forwarded Message--------
Site of the Day for Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Weather and Climate Basics: What Is the Difference Between Weather and Climate?

Today's site, from the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research, offers a
presentation on various aspects of climate and weather geared to the general
public. Gentle Subscribers will find informative material on a subject that always
compels attention.

"It's a sweltering midsummer day. "It must be global warming," mutters someone. But
is it the Earth's changing climate that has made the day so warm? Or, is it just
the weather that is so unbearable? ... [E]xplore how dynamic forces within the
atmosphere change our weather and climate. Learn what causes weather events and
climate change and how NCAR scientists are exploring our atmosphere through
scientific research." - from the website

This deceptively modest-looking exhibit offers a comprehensive collection of
material on weather and climate tucked beneath its sidebar links. Introductory
notes in "The Big Picture" provide a springboard to information about the sun's
effect on earth's weather systems, as well as the impact of atmospheric layers and
the water cycle on global systems. Clouds, winds and precipitation are examined in
the Building Blocks of Weather, while major events, such as hurricanes and
tornadoes, are linked to additional information at the U.S. National Weather
Service. Questions of how climate changes, the effects of global change, along with
the climate changes earth has experienced in its ancient past are considered in the
Climate section of the presentation. A look at the science of climate modeling is
also included.

Swing over to the site for an overview of weather and climate at:

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


Wed., July 22, 2009 - State of the World's Oceans / Global Warming Art / USGS FAQs

Sites found in:
November 15, 2008 "Earth Science Sites of the Week"

STATE OF THE WORLD’S OCEANS, NPR (Mike Nolan) An interesting article and map on the state of the world's oceans from NPR. “Researchers have published a new map highlighting the human impact on oceans worldwide. Their findings show oceans are in serious trouble, with declining fish stocks, disappearing coral reefs and changing water chemistry.


GLOBAL WARMING ART, (Dave Smith) Each of the diagrams on this site related to climate change is accompanied by an explanation and by citations to the source of the data.


USGS FAQs, (suggested by Cher Cunningham, Science Information and Education Office, USGS), Is there a science question on your mind? The USGS FAQ database contains hundreds of answers to frequently asked questions on a wide range of natural science topics. Browse by subject to see if your question has already been answered! Great for class warm ups or for trivia contests.

Mark Francek
Central Michigan University
Resource Page:

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Tues., July 21, 2009 - MediaFire: Free Online Fire & Photo Sharing / MozyHome: Free Online File & Photo Storage

Free Online File and Photo Site for Sharing
From the site:
Unlimited storage
Up to 100MB per file
Unlimited uploads
Unlimited downloads
Unlimited bandwidth
Image galleries
No sign up required
No software to install


MozyHome Free
Free Online File and Photo Site for Storing

From the site:
2 GB of 100% free backup space.
No setup fee, no credit cards, no monthly payments, no expiration.
Must install a small software download.


Tues., July 21, 2009 -

---------Forwarded Message--------

Hi! It's Wednesday, November 12, 2008 and time for Language Arts at


Recommended Website:

Age Range: 5-8 (Grades K-3)

ClickScholar Nancy Hogan discovered this website and helped write the

This website offers a free, multi-media, open-source instructional reading
program that helps educators teach early literacy. It contains a 40-week
series of reading lessons covering phonological awareness and phonics
activities designed for a typical Kindergarten or first grade core reading
program. This program is also used as an "intervention program" for
kindergarten or first grade students who need additional help with learning
to read.

That said, (and the early emphasis on learning to read at too young an age
by schools aside) the resources here can easily be used for children of all
ages when they are developmentally ready to learn to read. :)

As mentioned at the website, FreeReading provides scope and sequence
activities in the following categories:

*Phonological Awareness: Students learn to blend and segment the sounds in
spoken words.

*Letter Sounds: Students learn to say the most common sounds for printed

*Letter Writing: Students learn the correct way to write letters.

*Sounding Out: Students learn to produce and blend the letter-sound patterns
in written words. For the first time, they read.

*Word-Form Recognition: Students learn to read written words without
sounding them out. (Some educators refer to these words as "sight words.")

*Irregular Words: Students learn to read high-frequency irregular words such
as the and was by sight.

*Reading Connected Text: Students learn to read their first stories.

*Letter Combinations: Students learn to say the most common sounds for
letter combinations such as sh and oa.

*Irregular Words II: Students learn more high-frequency irregular words to
read by sight.

*Advanced Phonics: Students learn to read words with features such as
inflected endings, silent letters, and multiple syllables.

All of this is accomplished with free, downloadable and printable lessons
and materials such as picture cards, word cards, flashcards, decodable
passages, word list generators, and much more. You'll find audio and video
aids too. There is even a "literacy is priceless" blog as well as a live
forum to provide support to educators who are teaching reading.

When you get to the site, use the menu on the left side of the screen and
click on "FAQ" - as it provides a good overview of the site and how to use
it to your student's best advantage.

This site provides a wide variety of early literacy tools covering
phonological awareness, reading and spelling fluency, and writing

Nancy Hogan and
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.


Tues., July 21, 2009 - Citation and Style Guides

Citation and Style Guides

Site includes:
APA Style
MLA Style
Other Citation Guides
How to cite sources
Online citation tools
Grammar Guides

Page last updated on: Tuesday 07 April 2009


Tues., July 21, 2009 -

From the site”
“ is the one-stop portal for a range
of employment opportunities for students within
the U.S. Federal Government, whether in high school,
college, or graduate school.”

--Search for job openings.
--Create and store a resume for applying for federal job.
--Learn about the federal hiring process.
--Assess your career skills and interests.

[NOTE: Previously posted. Site updated. – Phyllis ]

Monday, July 20, 2009


Mon., July 20, 2009 - Garibaldi and the Risorgimento

-------Forwarded Message-------
Site of the Day for Thursday, November 13, 2008

Garibaldi and the Risorgimento

Today's site, from Brown University, offers an outstanding historical exhibit whose
main focus is on a nineteenth century panorama depicting the career of the famous
Italian figure, Giuseppe Garibaldi. Gentle Subscribers will find that while this
may be an academic presentation, its emphasis is on the artifacts which were used,
in an age before videos, to create a visual impact upon audiences of the day.

"The Garibaldi / Risorgimento digital archive seeks to provide a comprehensive
resource for ... the life and deeds of one of the protagonists of the Italian
unification process (1807-1882), against the historical backdrop of 19th-century
Europe, reconstructed with the help of materials from special collections at the
Brown University libraries. The project will devote particular attention to the way
Garibaldi's figure, his actions and the Italian Risorgimento as a whole were
portrayed in contemporary media." - from the website

The authentic nineteenth century panorama on Garibaldi, housed within Brown's
archives, has inspired this exhibition. Designed to both illustrate and explain the
popularity and importance of this type of exhibit, it also highlights the public
interest in the figure of Garibaldi himself and his well-publicized efforts to
unify Italy. The panorama consists of painted scenes from his life in forty-eight
sections and is accompanied by a PDF brochure with the original narrator's script
for the nineteenth century public exhibitions along with a QuickTime documentary on
the panorama. In addition, a separate section offers a selection of more than 300
images about Garibaldi from the 19th century illustrated press. Details about the
panorama itself and the digitization process are also available.

Journey to the site for a noteworthy presentation on one of the notable figures of
nineteenth century Europe at:

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


Mon., July 20, 2009 - Fact Sheets on the European Union

Fact Sheets on the European Union
Shortened URL:

From the site:
“With access to around 160 fact sheets, readers will find that this is one of the best sources of information about the European Union’s institutions and policies.” Covers its organization, activities, issues, and external relations.


Mon., July 20, 2009 - The Civil War Home Page

The Civil War Home Page

From the site:
“Dedicated to the participants, both North and South, in the great American Civil War
1861 – 1865”
“Welcome to the Civil War Home Page, one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of Civil War related material available on the Internet.”

[NOTE: Previously posted. Site updated. – Phyllis ]


Mon., July 20, 2009 - Military Photographers on the Frontline

Site found in:
Nov. 7-13, 2008

Military Photographers on the Frontlines
Shortened URL:

“The assignment… simple. The objective… illusive. The cost… immeasurable. We are the men and women who go through great risks to get the shot. We extraordinary videographers and photojournalists train with the best, operate in the worst and get noticed the least. Our mission is to be there when history happens. Ever notice that photo or video clip in the news, book, or documentary? Well, someone had to be there. Someone had to get the shot. Someone had to tell the story. We are that someone.”

Nice collection of slideshows.

Source: U.S. Department of Defense

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