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Let Them Sing It

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

This is one of the neater activity sites I’ve found. Just type your text into the box, turn your speakers on, and hit “Let Them Sing It”. Your lyrics must be in English, and if it runs across any words that it doesn’t know you will get a box prompting you to name a song and artist who use that word so that they can

Federal Trade Commission – ID Theft

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Federal Trade Commission – ID Theft

A growing problem facing both businesses and consumers is ID Theft. If you do a lot of shopping online (like I do) than this site will be priceless to you. First I would check out the “What is Identity Theft” Section. You can view it text or pdf—it’s your choice. This guide goes through and explains how these thieves can get… Continue reading

Panoramas

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Panoramas

I am strong advocate of interesting forms of art, and show my support. Well I love VR Panoramas. They make you feel like you are really there at the location.

The goal of Hans Nyberg, the site’s creator, is “to make immersive panoramic images also called VR Photography more known among the general public.” So I’m going to help him out by introducing it to you.

You… Continue reading

Insects on the Web

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Insects on the Web

At BugBios you’ll get “shameless promotion of insect appreciation.” I know we’ve visited other insect-a-sites on the web, but this one is fabulous. With tons of information to learn presented in gorgeous website design—you’ll love learning about these bugs. Here are the sections broken down for you.

Entophiles: “Stunning insect macrophotography combined with informative descriptions.” Beautiful and I mean really beautiful photos. Check… Continue reading

Stitch Guide

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Stitch Guide

This is a fabulous site. I’ve just learned to crochet and have made two wash cloths and now I’m working on an afghan. My mom taught herself how to crochet when she was twelve and can do just about anything with yarn and a crochet hook. So I wanted to learn something more complicated than single crochet (this is the beginner crochet stitch that you… Continue reading

Judy Blume

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Judy Blume

This is the official site of Judy Blumeand it has a lot to offer. To find out what’s happening now click the “Check Out What’s Happening with Judy” link. This will get you current news. You can also find a link to this in the “From Judy” section, which is a few notes from Judy that she put on her website, with a very touching one… Continue reading

The Bubblesphere

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

The Bubblesphere

This site is so neat, and is all about bubbles. Bubble blowing originated in the 18th and 19th century and is still popular today. I know that I still enjoy getting out the catnip bubbles I have and playing chase the bubbles with my cats. Bubbles are a very light hearted form of enjoyment and there are so many ways to make bubbles.

Using as little… Continue reading

The National Museum of Women in the Arts

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

The National Museum of Women in the Arts

At the National Museum of Women in the Arts you can view over 250 galleries of art created by women from around the world. You can view art from the 16th century to today. You can have a lot of fun frolicking through the artwork of their permanent collection where you’ll get to see lots of art of different media… Continue reading

The Crafter’s Community

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

The Crafter’s Community

Crafter’s Community is like “the site” for crafters. With plenty of craft projects to keep you busy throughout the spring. You’re going to love this site for your crafting needs.

On the front page there are lots of Holiday/Season specific crafts for you to try out like: Bunny Bells, Hanging Hearts, and Plastic Rabbits. You will also see that under “Community Center” on the… Continue reading

Switch Zoo

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Switch Zoo

Switch Zoo is a very fun site where you can mix up the parts of animals and create your own. While it’s loading your animal of choice there are nifty facts for you to read. Did you know that “Meerkats eat Scorpions, because they are immune to Scorpions venom.”

Then you should have a picture of your animal. I chose a dog. You can do… Continue reading

Narnia

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Narnia

I couldn’t resist writing up this site of one of my favorite childhood book series, The Chronicles of Narnia. The best known of these books being The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. You’ll notice that there are several sections to this site. The Chronicles, Discover Narnia, and The Movie.

The Chronicles – Here you can learn all about the Chronicles and read a chapter from each… Continue reading

Teaching Math in America

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Teaching Math in America

Slide Rules, Slates, and Software—Teaching Math in America is a site on the history of math teaching since the beginning of the nation. It’s sections are The Early Republic, The World Stage, The Cold War, and The Information Age.

The Early Republic talks about how math was taught with “Ray’s Practical Arithmetic” using slates. In the 1800’s blackboards were introduced to schools across… Continue reading

Calendars Through the Ages

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Calendars Through the Ages

“Explore the fascinating history of the human endeavor to organize our lives in accordance to the sun and stars.” That’s the intro for this web exhibition on calendars. Isn’t it neat? Well so is the exhibit.

Hit the Next button to start your journey. You’ll find yourself in “Our Year” which defines how our calendar is setup, how astronomy plays into it, the… Continue reading

Currency Gallery

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Currency Gallery

As a child I remember thinking it was really neat when my dad would give us a 2 dollar bill. That joy has now sparked my currency curiosity. At the Currency Gallery you can learn all about the interesting history of US Currency.

Did you know that there was a time when the metal that made our coins was worth more than the face value… Continue reading

120 Years of Electronic Music

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

120 Years of Electronic Music

Over the years Electronic Music has evolved, but I was surprised by how much. Electronic music got it’s start way back in 1870 with the Musical Telegraph. “The ‘Musical Telegraph’ used steel reeds whose oscillations were created and transmitted , over a telephone line, by electromagnets.” It was created by Elisha Gray, who would have gone down in history as the man… Continue reading

A Concrete Curtain

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

A Concrete Curtain

This site is all about the Berlin Wall from its creation to it’s destruction. The Berlin Wall went up on August 13th, 1961 but it all started with the blockade of 1948. After the war, Germany was divided into four sections and each had a commander in chief, the four of them then made the Control Council.

“From November 27, 1958, ten years after… Continue reading

Cleopatra

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Cleopatra

Did you know that Cleopatra wasn’t Egyptian? This site is full of interesting facts that are not commonly known about Cleopatra. She was really Greek. To find out more interesting facts about Cleopatra visit this site brought to you by the Field Museum. This site is very interactive. Read tons of facts about this woman of mystery and piece together how you view her.

A very… Continue reading

Internet Public Library – Lighthouses

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Internet Public Library – Lighthouses

I know I’ve brought you lighthouses before but not quite like this. This is a stunning photographic journey of lighthouses.

To navigate choose the body of water that interests you. Then choose a light that interests you, and start your journey. My dad always talks about how beautiful Marblehead beach is, so I started there with Marblehead Light (Ohio). Not only does… Continue reading

The Illustrated History of the Roman Empire

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

The Illustrated History of the Roman Empire

We have hit a lovely assortment of history sites recently but I feel that this site is the cream of the crop, or the crème de la crème so to speak. Let me tell you why.

First of all there are three lovely interactive maps. One of Roman Italy, one of the Empire, and one of the City of Rome. Choose… Continue reading

Ad Flip

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

You’ll be traveling this site as a Guest, (you can pay for services and to browse more but you can see quite a bit just as a guest.) and the nifty thing is that you can send e-cards for free as a guest.

So why don’t we roam the halls here. You can view this site by galleries. The Galleries include: Famous

National Gardening

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

National Gardening

I don’t know about you out there in reader-land, but here in Toledo, Ohio we’ve had a difficult winter. (Not that this is unusual, we come from the land of gray skies.) But it will soon be that time of year. So why don’t you start your garden planning with

Organic Gardening

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Organic Gardening

We talked about getting your garden planning started this week, now you can let your thoughts blossom and get more information. With Organic Gardening you can find specific articles on what you want to grow and how to grow it best and, strangely enough, sometimes even find a good recipe.

I am mad about lavender, and have decided that I’m going to plant just lavender… Continue reading

Invasive Species

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Invasive Species

Welcome to Invasive Species, a website about “species that are (1) non-native (or alien) to the ecosystem under consideration and (2) whose introduction causes or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health.”

Invasive species can be plants, animals, and other organisms (e.g., microbes). Human actions are the primary means of invasive species introductions.

Through this site you can find… Continue reading

Holy Fire

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Holy Fire

For centuries at the Church of the Resurrection in Jerusalem, a flame comes out of the tomb of Christ on Orthodox Christian Easter (called “Pascha”). The first mention of this miracle was in the fourth century and it continues to happen every year since.

Eastern Christians calculate the date of Easter using an older formula than the western church, so that means that some years… Continue reading

Consumer Affairs

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Consumer Affairs

If you do any shopping, ever, then this is a site you should probably add to your Favorites. Here you can check out what companies have a bad attitude when it comes to customer service and backing their product up by visiting the “Rogues Gallery”. On the other hand you have the “Good Guys” section which tells you who provides excellent customer service and product… Continue reading

Ghost Town

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Welcome to Elena’s page—get ready to join her on a wild ride. Why a personal site you ask? Well because this woman rides through the remains of Chernobyl on her motor bike.

Elena introduces herself and makes her disclaimer that due to heavy traffic her site may be down occasionally. Next she talks about what kind of bike she rides. Then she tells us about how rides safely through the… Continue reading

South Street Seaport Museum

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

South Street Seaport Museum

After learning all about South Street on the “Era of the Clippers” site (see yesterday’s Cool Site) I decided to find out what’s happening there now. I found this lovely museum site and decided to share it with you. The most exciting thing to do here is to “Meet the Fleet”.

The South Street Seaport Museum in New York City is home to… Continue reading

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