Thursday, January 07, 2010


Thurs., Jan. 7, 2010 - ArchDaily

ArchDaily - Plataforma Networks - Grades 8 to 12

Site found on

This website is a fascinating blog of architecture from around the world. The pictures are amazing, especially to the non-architect. The blog details the location and the designer of each architectural project pictured. Pictures of structures can be shared with multiple online social sharing websites. The site can be searched by keyword on the far right or by category of structure. This site offers a wide variety of styles, locations, and more.

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


Thurs., Jan. 7, 2010 - Virtual Egypt


Site includes information on pyramids, hieroglyphics, mummies, Egyptian history and gods. 
Also had maps, photos and multimedia. Some ads.

[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Thurs., Jan. 7, 2010 - How Products are Made

How Products Are Made

From the site:

“How Products Are Made explains and details the manufacturing process of a wide variety of products, from daily household items to complicated electronic equipment and heavy machinery. The site provides step by step descriptions of the assembly and the manufacturing process (complemented with illustrations and diagrams) Each product also has related information such as the background, how the item works, who invented the product, raw materials that were used, product applications, by-products that are generated, possible future developments, quality control procedures, etc.

“For example, you can find here descriptions of Air Bag, Air Conditioner, Artificial Snow, Automobile, Battery, Blue Jeans, Chewing Gum, Coin, Compact Disc, Credit Card, DVD Player, Fireworks, Hologram, Jet Engine, Laser Pointer, Liquid Crystal Display (LCD), Nuclear Submarine, Paint, Popcorn, Refrigerator, Telephone, Television, Temporary Tattoo, Vaccine, Vacuum Cleaner or Watch.”

[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Thurs., Jan. 7, 2010 - Dynamic Periodic Table

Dynamic Periodic Table of Elements!

Source: Cool Site of the Day

“A periodic table unlike any other. Resize your browser wider or narrow and it hides or shows more data. Click the Wide checkbox. Also try Properties. Each property has a different slider, like boiling point. And the instant search.”

About the Dynamic Periodic Table

From the site:
“Ptable shines when used as a true application, as interactive and dynamic as any standalone software. Please continue reading to learn about all the interesting things you can do with Ptable that make Mendeleev's creation come alive.”

Extensive “About” page - includes some known bugs when using certain browsers.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010


Wed., Jan. 6, 2010 - Artifacts and Fiction: Workshop in American Literature

Artifacts and Fiction: Workshop in American Literature

From the site:

“Artifacts & Fiction is a video-based professional development workshop designed to help new and experienced teachers teach American literature in its historical and cultural context. Through videos, hands-on activities, and print and Web-based resources, Artifacts & Fiction guides users through the process of expanding their classroom practices by pairing cultural and historical artifacts with works of literature. This approach can heighten students' analytic skills and help them develop a deeper understanding of course material. The workshop is geared primarily to high school teachers, although middle school teachers or college instructors will find they can adapt the approach to their classrooms.

“Artifacts & Fiction was developed through a partnership with the National Council for Teachers of English Assembly on American Literature.”


Wed., Jan. 6, 2010 - Creating Music

Morton Subotnick's Creating Music

From the site:

“ is a children's online creative music environment for children of all ages. It's a
place for kids to compose music, play with musical performance, music games and music puzzles.
Come discover fun and easy ways to make music!”

[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Wed., Jan. 6, 2010 - The Story of the Guitar

The Story of the Guitar
Guitar legends and enthusiasts
Watch interviews and performances


Wed., Jan. 6, 2010 - Medline Plus: Allergies

--------Forwarded Message--------
Site of the Day for Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Allergy: MedlinePlus

Today's site, from Medline Plus, an authoritative resource of the U.S. National
Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, offers helpful material
on allergies, from their causes to coping with their effects. Gentle Subscribers,
who experience allergies at first hand, or who may have family members or friends
who do, may find this presentation a useful reference.

 "An allergy is a reaction of your immune system to something that does not bother
most other people. People who have allergies often are sensitive to more than one
thing. Substances that often cause reactions are pollen, dust mites, mold spores,
pet dander, food, insect stings, medicines. How do you get allergies?" - from the

The site has compiled a comprehensive collection of information on allergies
divided into helpful categories such as the basics, including the latest news,
diagnosis/symptoms, treatment and prevention/screening. Additional material covers
alternative therapies, disease management and specific conditions, while the
Research section delves into anatomy/physiology, clinical trials, and genetics. A
useful starting point is the Frequently Asked Questions category while the
Allergy-Immunology Glossary can clarify the medical and scientific terms used in
discussions about hypersensitivity. The exhibit also provides information specific
to children and adolescents.

Stride over to the site for an excellent resource on allergies at:

Date last updated: 4 January 2010

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

Tuesday, January 05, 2010


Tues., Jan. 5, 2010 - Legends of the American West

Legends of the American West - Legends of - Grades 6 to 9

[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Site found on

Although this site is “plain vanilla,” it offers a huge collection of information on topics of American History. Everything from Prohibition & Depression Gangsters & Outlaws to The Louisiana Purchase to Outlaws of the American West to the Sixties – The New Generation and countless others. Many of the topics that are either explained or mentioned are linked to more information on key terms. There are a few advertisement distractions on the site, however, they are minimal. This site is great for introduction and research! Text-based selections would also work well for comprehension practice, such as finding main idea or summarizing.

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


Tues., Jan. 5, 2010 - Native American Place Names

Native American Place Names

From the site:

“Native American languages are richly descriptive. Native Americans rarely made or used maps – they named places so that they could be recognized. Places were named to describe geographic features, recurring activities, historical events that occurred there, or to name the tribe that lived there.

Can you find the locations described by these Native American place names? Play the game and find out!”


Tues., Jan. 5, 2010 - 2010 Banished Word List

Lake Superior State University 2010 Banished Words List

From the site:

“Word "czars" at Lake Superior State University "unfriended" 15 words and phrases and declared them "shovel-ready" for inclusion on the university's 35th annual List of Words Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness.”

Site includes lists from previous years since 1976. Some of them have been posted.. - Phyllis


Tues., Jan. 5, 2010 - Global Warming

The Innovative Teaching Newsletter

Volume 11, Issue 6 - January 2009
Topic: Global Warming

Site includes 50 annotated links.

presented by
Walter McKenzie
The One and Only Surfaquarium

The Innovative Teaching Newsletter is free to educators everywhere.

Monday, January 04, 2010


Mon., Jan. 4, 2010 - Mt. St. Helens Panoramic Views

Mt. St. Helens Panoramic view - - Grades 6 to 12

Site found on

Use this resource to zoom in and turn around panoramic pictures of Mt. St. Helens in 2003, 2006, and show both as a comparison. Find more information about Mt. St. Helens by clicking on the link in the upper right. The top of the site also includes several links to more information.

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


Mon., Jan. 4, 2010 - Gajitz Science

Gajitz Science - Gajitz - Grades 6 to 12

Site found on

See remarkable and astounding scientific discoveries and inventions on this amazing site. Categories of science include Earth and Nature, Energy and Power, Medical Marvels, New Materials, Quantum Leaps, Space and Time, Science Fiction, and Weird Science. Young scientists will be amazed, engineers inspired, and even the disinterested will find accomplishments to make them curious. Even middle school girls will find something that they like about science on this site. There is some advertising, but the science images and information outweigh it.

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


Mon., Jan. 4, 2010 - International Year of Biodiversity: Countdown 2010

Countdown 2010 - IUCN - Grades 6 to 12

Site found on

Find inspiration and information at this great site for the International Year of Biodiversity in 2010. Click on "Biodiversity" to identify its importance and the steps to preserving biodiversity. Find resources, newsletters, and media under the "Resources" tab. Use education and action about this cause to inform and empower students and others.

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


Mon., Jan. 4, 2010 - Best Ways to Access Educational YouTube Videos at School / Best Websites For Learning About Martin Luther King

From: Larry Ferlazzo's Website Update -- January, 2009

The Best Ways To Access Educational YouTube Videos At School
(Shortened URL: )
From the site:
“YouTube is blocked (appropriately so, in my opinion) by most school content filters. However, there are vast quantities of extraordinarily useful material on the site that would make for appropriate and enriching classroom content.
What’s a teacher to do?” <<>>


The Best Websites For Learning About Martin Luther King
(Shortened URL: )

From the site:
“Martin Luther King’s birthday will soon be celebrated across the United States… and I thought a “The Best…” list on him would be timely and useful.”

Sunday, January 03, 2010


Sun., Jan. 3, 2010 - Math Snacks

Math Snacks - NMSU - Grades 5 to 9

Site found on

Get a grasp on math concepts by grabbing short snacks of animations and math activities illustrating the concept. Math Snacks can be viewed online or downloaded to an iPod. iPhone downloads are also currently available for a limited number of Math Snacks. Many of the lessons include teacher guides. View the descriptions and topics addressed for each Math snack and download the learners guide using Adobe Acrobat

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


Sun., Jan. 3, 2010 - Math Used in Professional Soccer

From: Newsletter Volume 21

Math Tips: The Math Used in Professional Soccer

From the site:

“Math concepts are the basis for almost all sports including professional soccer. One of the best ways to teach a student certain forms of math is to introduce them to a fantasy sports team. This way they will be interested in the sport while they are learning various aspects of math without even realizing it.” <<>>

[NOTE: Site includes some ads. – Phyllis ]


Sun., Jan. 3, 2010 - Snow


From the site:

“Today's collection of snow sites include both a scientific and artistic exploration of the subject. For example, if you've ever wondered how to preserve snowflakes on microscope slides, or how to make sparkle snow paint, you'll find your answers (and more) in the following websites. Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!”

Site includes 5 annotated links and 4 links to honorable mentions.


Sun., Jan. 3, 2010 - Dan's Wild Wild Climate Page / Dan's Wild Wild Weather Page

Dan’s Wild Wild Climate Page
Climate Change-A Guide to Separate The Science from Politics

From the site:

“Welcome to the Wild Wild Climate page. This site is designed for students, teachers, and anyone else who is confused about climate change… While climate change is perhaps the greatest threat facing our planet, it is also very fascinating science. Leave your political opinions at the door, then, and do not look for political solutions on this site.

What we DO about climate change is for the politicians. We will stick with the SCIENCE here! “


Dan’s Wild Wild Weather Page

From the site:

“Hi, I'm NEWSCHANNEL 19's, Chief Meteorologist Dan Satterfield. WELCOME to my WILD WILD WEATHER PAGE.

I've put these pages together for Kids between 6 and 16 years old and for their Parents and Teachers, too! A word, these pages have many graphics and may load slowly!”

[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

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