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Pollen

Friday, August 31st, 2007

Pollen

For me, it’s that terrible time of year. You know, hay fever season. My allergies are already driving me crazy, so I was very happy to find this Web site. Here I can not only see how bad the pollen is for my state, but I can also learn about the different types of allergies.

In the middle of the page, you’ll see a map that is marked… Continue reading

Wisdomology

Friday, August 31st, 2007

Wisdomology

The thing that lured me to this Web site the most was the quotes. Now, what made me stay was the community’s dedication to being a positive place where you could discuss different topics, knowing your opinions would be considered and not flamed. I love the rules of this community, which are listed in the About Wisdomology section.

Speaking of the About Wisdomology section, there are two navigation… Continue reading

Metaphorical

Friday, August 24th, 2007

Metaphorical

I don’t want to give too much away about this Web site, because exploring it is what makes it a lot of fun. So, I’m going to briefly describe the ways you can navigate it.

This site’s navigation is so fun when you choose the Interactive mode. When the page loads, it will give you directions on how to use this section. To sum it up, basically, you… Continue reading

Kongregate Beta

Friday, August 24th, 2007

Kongregate Beta

Welcome to Kongregate Beta, the Web site where you can play over 1,000 games for free! What makes this site so different from all those other free game sites, you ask? Well, here you can register and become part of a community of gamers and developers who work together to make the most amazing game site online today. Another difference is that if you are a game… Continue reading

Kung Fu Science

Friday, August 24th, 2007

Kung Fu Science

Welcome to Kung Fu Science! The first decision you need to make when you come to this Web site is whether you want to use the HTML version or the Flash version. The site is amazing both ways!

Flash – Here you will find the Flash version of the site. If you don’t have a Flash player, there is a link to download one right there… Continue reading

AskPhilosophers

Friday, August 24th, 2007

AskPhilosophers

Welcome to AskPhilosohpers, a Web site where you can ask a philosophical question and get an answer from a philosopher! This site is fairly easy to navigate. First, I am going to direct your attention to the side menu where you will find:

About the Site – This section very clearly explains what the site is about and how exactly you can use it. It is a great… Continue reading

File Extensions

Friday, August 24th, 2007


Q:
There certainly are a lot of file extensions out there! Is there a place where I can get familiarized with some of the more obscure ones?

A:
No matter how much computers seem to change over the years, you can always count on there being file extensions. Now, you may already be familiar with some file extensions, such as: .jpeg, .gif, .html and… Continue reading

Share Your Bargains

Friday, August 17th, 2007

Share Your Bargains

Do you know someone who is always finding incredible bargains? Or, maybe you’re the one who always finds them. I am an avid bargain hunter when I’m making decent sized purchases. Well, here you can share the bargains you find with other people, as well as, see what they have shared!

This Web site is set up in a forum style. The FAQ section is only… Continue reading

Wise Geek

Friday, August 17th, 2007

Wise Geek

Welcome to Wise Geek, a Web site that is dedicated to giving you clear, cut answers to specific questions. You will find examples of questions on either side of the page. They are linked to articles with the answers, so if you see one you’d like to know the answer to, don’t hesitate to click the link and find out what the answer is!

The best way… Continue reading

Jelly Battle

Friday, August 17th, 2007

Jelly Battle

This is a fun Flash game you can play multiplayer once you complete the three single player rounds. To get a Flash player for free, just go here. You can choose from eight different languages to play this in as well. The default language is set to English.

Once the game has loaded, choose the Single Player option and then set the difficulty you… Continue reading

Wiggle Bits

Friday, August 17th, 2007

Wiggle Bits

We’ve talked before about kids learning to build their own Web sites and now, I’m bringing you a Web site that puts that knowledge to a good application of the skill. Here at Wiggle Bits, you and your kids can learn to build a school Web site. This site also takes you through the basics again, just in case you forgot or don’t want to reference other… Continue reading

History and Culture: National Park Services Cultural Resources

Well, as you can see, the title is a mouthful, but this Web site is truly filled with history of different people and places. I was inspired to find this site by exploring my hometown. We have these little cemeteries that date back to when the area was first settled and I’ve always wanted to explore them. I finally got the… Continue reading

Volcano World

Friday, August 10th, 2007

Volcano World

Volcanoes are amazing feats of nature. They can lie dormant for centuries or erupt without any warning. I can’t wait to dive into this Web site and learn more about them! So, let’s get started. You’ll find the navigation menu on the right hand side of the page. On the left, you’ll find the features that make up the main page, such as the volcano of the… Continue reading

Amethyst Galleries’ Mineral Galleries

Friday, August 10th, 2007

Amethyst Galleries’ Mineral Galleries

I’ve been an avid rock collector since I was a little girl, so I was really excited when I found this Web site all about minerals. Here you can not only learn more about minerals, but you can see pictures of them as well. Navigation is found on the left frame and the sections are:

By Name – This is my favorite way of looking… Continue reading

A Europe of Tales

Friday, August 10th, 2007

A Europe of Tales

So, the Snow White Web site we looked at last week really got me thinking about other fairy tales and I was able to find this awesome site that just so happens to come in eight different languages, while it explores tales from all over Europe! It does require a Flash Player, which you can get here for free!

Once the… Continue reading

World’s Largest Roadside Attractions

Friday, August 10th, 2007

World’s Largest Roadside Attractions

This Web site was just too fun to pass up! You just can’t resist looking at those gargantuan roadside attractions when you drive past them, now can you? Well, I certainly can’t and I’m not going to pass them up on the Internet either! On the main page, you’ll be able to click on the image of the pineapple, fish or buffalo. They give you… Continue reading

Webmonkey for Kids

Friday, August 10th, 2007

Webmonkey for Kids

With the Internet growing more and more everyday, kids these days are going to have to be more Web savvy than those before them. And Webmonkey is just the answer we’ve all been looking for! Webmonkey for Kids is a Web site where kids can learn how to make their own Web pages!

Planning Guide – I want to draw your attention to this section, as… Continue reading

How Products Are Made

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

Welcome to How Products are Made, the Web site where you will find seven volumes of products. Each volume ranges from A to Z in the product lists.

On the main page, you will also find links to Inventor Biographies. There is also an introduction paragraph that will further explain what the site is all about. So, let’s get started, shall we?!

If you… Continue reading

Braille Bug

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

Braille Bug

Welcome to the Braille Bug Web site. This is where you and your kids can learn all about braille. The very first link on the page will allow you to change the colors you view the page in. Your other options are Black Text/White Background, White Text/Black Background, Yellow Text/Black Background or the Default colors. I think the site is easier to read in the Black Text/White… Continue reading

Snow White

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

Snow White

I have always been a huge fairytale fan, so when I found this Web site and saw the way it delves into the story of Snow White, I was very pleased. Not only do you get to learn about this fairytale, but it teaches you how to take other fairytales and dissect them the same way!

Navigation is extremely easy. You’ll find all the links in… Continue reading

A Game a Day

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

A Game a Day

Welcome to A Game a Day, the Web site where you will find a new game everyday! To get started, all you need to do is choose between Level I and Level II.

Level I – This is the regular mode of games, puzzles and brainteasers.

Level II – This is the challenge mode. Here you can test yourself with harder games, puzzles and brainteasers.… Continue reading

Invent Now – Hall of Fame

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

Invent Now – Hall of Fame

Welcome to the National Inventor’s Hall of Fame! This Web site is really neat and not only because of its content, but also because of the way you can navigate it. You’ll notice that there is an introduction called Overview. If you click the More button, you’ll be able to finish reading the intro, as well as, find the link to the… Continue reading

Little Known Facts

Friday, July 27th, 2007

Little Known Facts

Researching my family’s past and finding out what interesting stories there are got me thinking about other stories that were out there about America. So, I’d like to welcome you to Little Known Facts, a radio show that features stories of Americana. Navigation is found on the side menu and it is fairly easy to use. The sections are:

Little Known Facts Fun – In this… Continue reading

Tribal Pages

Friday, July 27th, 2007

Tribal Pages

I’ve become very interested in my family history recently, because my grandfather gave my mom some boxes to go through that held pictures, newspaper clippings and other information about our family. I found out that an ancestor of mine was one of the first settlers in Indiana, Pennsylvania, as well as, the fact that teachers seem to run in my family. It’s been a lot of fun… Continue reading

Garbage Exhibit

Friday, July 27th, 2007

Garbage Exhibit

On the Fourth of July here in Toledo, they tried skipping a day of garbage collection to cut down on the city’s costs. Now, while I don’t think it worked out very well, it got me thinking about garbage. So, I went looking for information on it and what I found was this Web site! The site not only discusses how we handle waste management, but… Continue reading

Struck By Lightning

Friday, July 27th, 2007

Struck By Lightning

When considering storm safety, I have never really heard anything specific about lightning safety. Well, that is going to change for me now, because I have found an entire Web site devoted to lightning safety. I stumbled across it while reading about the possibility of iPods attracting lightning. (You can find the entry about iPods in the Strike Database under the Resource heading).

Navigation is found… Continue reading

Map Machine Student Atlas

Friday, July 20th, 2007

Map Machine Student Atlas

Welcome to the Map Machine Student Atlas, brought to you by National Geographic. This is an interesting new atlas and I can’t wait to tell you about it. So, let’s dive right in, shall we?!

There are three ways to select a map: Region, Theme or by Keyword. For Region and Theme, choose the location from the drop down menu. For the Keyword option… Continue reading

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