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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

Symptom Checker

Friday, July 20th, 2007

Symptom Checker

Have you ever gotten a sore throat or an ear ache and wondered why? Or even more, what it could be a symptom of? I most certainly have. So, I like to go and look at a symptom checker like this one every once in awhile to see what could be going on.

When the page loads, you’ll notice that there is one side for Adults… Continue reading

Humor and Laughter Benefits

Friday, July 20th, 2007

Humor and Laughter Health Benefits

Laughter is a huge part of my life and I have a very silly sense of humor. I mean, I have to in order to stay sane with all my animals running around being crazy all the time. So, when I ran across this article, I couldn’t wait to share it with you!

This is an article all about how humor and laughter… Continue reading

Family Search

Friday, July 20th, 2007

Family Search

Welcome to an amazing genealogy tool! To be able to use all the features on this Web site, you will want to register. (Don’t worry, it’s free!) Just click the Register link at the top of the page and then fill out the form.

I love the way the main page is set up, because you can find just about everything you need on the site there… Continue reading

WindVis

Friday, July 13th, 2007

WindVis

Welcome to the Web site devoted to helping you with Windows Vista. This site was developed to help you troubleshoot problems you may encounter with the new operating system. You’ll find help from the beginner level to intermediate to advanced to expert!

This site is easy to navigate as well! You’ll find the most recent articles posted right in the middle of the main page, so you will… Continue reading

Woophy

Friday, July 13th, 2007

Woophy

Woophy stands for World of Photography and is brought to you by Dutch photographers and designers. Upon loading the Web site, you are presented with the Map section.

Notice the map is covered in tiny squares. Each square is a contributor to the site! If you mouse over a square, a thumbnail will pop up, giving you a preview of the photographer’s picture.

If you click the square… Continue reading

The Norwegian SS Volunteers

Friday, July 13th, 2007

The Norwegian SS Volunteers

World War II has a history that has always been of interest in my family. When you think about it, it’s very intricate. There were all sorts of factions involved. Some that come to the forefront of our minds and some we never think about. I, for one, believe in studying history in the hopes that it doesn’t repeat itself.

In my education on World… Continue reading

Language Dictionaries

Friday, July 13th, 2007

Language Dictionaries

After spending quite a bit of time pouring through the 100 most commonly misspelled words, I explored the rest of the site and I stumbled upon these dictionaries. They are such an awesome resource that I couldn’t wait to share them with all of you!

Did you know that there are over 6,000 spoken languages in the world today? Or that about 2,000 of them have… Continue reading

What is a Dollar Worth?

Friday, July 13th, 2007

What is a Dollar Worth?

Have you ever wondered how much your money would have been worth in a different time? Well, now you can find out with this handy calculator! This is basically an inflation calculator. It is really incredible to watch the differences in what money could buy at different times.

The years you can put in the range go between 1913 and 2007 and you… Continue reading

100 Most Commonly Misspelled Words

Friday, July 6th, 2007

100 Most Commonly Misspelled Words

This Web site brings you the 100 most commonly misspelled words from A to Z and all you have to do is scroll down the page to navigate! Sounds easy enough, right? Well, that’s because it is!

But wait, it isn’t just a list of words! Each word comes with its own tip for helping you remember how to spell it correctly. If… Continue reading

Dealing with Emergencies

Friday, July 6th, 2007

Dealing with Emergencies

I got to thinking after the fireworks ended yesterday that if something happened to someone during them, I wouldn’t know what to do in an emergency. I wondered if I would even be able to be of any help to someone. So, I went looking for help. I searched for something that could teach me how to deal with an emergency.

Thankfully, I found… Continue reading

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