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Digital History

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005
Welcome to Digital History. It is an educational site that is designed specifically for history teachers and their students.

This site offers up a plethora of information and it also has a lot of navigation options to choose from. You can use the side menu, you can use the pictures in the middle of the site, and you can even scroll to


Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

Wayfaring is the neatest thing to hit maps in a long time. I admit that I’m a map geek. So when I found this site I went gaga and spent way too many hours playing with it instead of writing about it.

Now that I’ve gotten the ‘playing with it’ out of my system, I’m delighted to share it with you

Obsolete Computer Museum

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

I really love technology so when I found this site I was thrilled to take a walk through the computer’s history. When I got here I thought where’s the navigation? Well, you have to scroll down the page to get to it. After the first two sections you come to the Lobby and Exhibits section. Exactly what we’re looking for!


Paper Forest

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

Paper Forest

It amazes me what people can do with a simple piece of paper and some ingenuity. This is a blog devoted to paper art and artists. You can explore different artists from the side links as well as view galleries.

The first entry that greeted me had this great paper plane animation site listed. Just click the image and the site should load in another… Continue reading

National Anthems

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

National Anthems

This site is so easy to navigate and so much fun. Just click the letter of the country that you want to learn about then choose the country from the menu tree that drops down for that letter.

Not only can you learn the history of that country’s anthem, but you can also listen to a .midi sound file, check out the lyrics, or view the… Continue reading


Tuesday, December 20th, 2005


When I first hit the internet in search of How-to sites I fell in love with E-how. Now I found wikiHow – a collaborative writing project to make the world’s biggest how-to manual. And as their slogan says “The How-To Manual that Anyone Can Write or Edit.” It’s how-to guide that you can participate in.

The first thing you’ll probably notice – is the Search field near the top… Continue reading

Hindenburg (LZ-129)

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

Hindenburg (LZ-129)

The Hindenburg was a marvel of it’s time. Why don’t you check out this site and explore its history from the time of construction to the artifacts that are left from the terrible fire that ended its air service.

It is easy to navigate, just scroll down to the pictures and click either the picture or the link underneath it. From the Hindenburg Construction section to… Continue reading

Sound Transit

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

Sound Transit

Welcome to Sound Transit where you can find sound from all over the world. When you first get to the site you have two options – Search For Sounds or Book A Transit.

Search For Sounds – In this section you can search for specific sounds, whether by artist, country & location, or keyword. It’s very simple really, just… Continue reading

Cool Site: Everyday Science

Tuesday, November 15th, 2005

Everyday Science

“The National Synchrotron Light Source is a scientific facility that is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. Each year, more than 2500 scientists from all over the world come to perform experiments at the NSLS. This website describes some of the everyday science that goes on at the NSLS and how it may impact your everyday life.”

Doesn’t it sound exciting, all those scientist converging… Continue reading

Cool Site: Healthy Fridge

Tuesday, November 15th, 2005

Healthy Fridge

One of the big health concerns facing people right now is heart disease. This site is devoted to providing heart healthy tips for you and you family. Navigation is pretty simple. There are buttons near the top of the page that break the site down into four sections. Under those there are two more links the What’s New and Search sections.

The Healthy Fridge has 10 tips… Continue reading

Cool Site: Weather Gallery from NOAA, NWS

Tuesday, November 15th, 2005

NOAA Photo Library – National Weather Service

Welcome to the NOAA Photo Library’s National Weather Service Photo Gallery. You can explore the navigation on the side menu if you want, but you just have to scroll down to get to the core content.

The photos are divided into topical galleries. To view the images click on the number next to the gallery you wish to view. Some only… Continue reading

Cool Site: Recipezaar

Tuesday, November 15th, 2005


It’s that time of year when we all start cooking a little bit more to warm up the house or to try out some new recipes for those holiday meals. This excellent recipe site has pictures of a lot of the recipes! You can share your recipes and photos and browse through others’ recipes and photos. In order to post, you’ll need to sign up for a free… Continue reading

Cool Site: Ask Oxford

Thursday, November 10th, 2005

Ask Oxford

As a writer I adore word sites. There is something just so appealing about quotes, stories, and new ways to use words or just the opportunity to learn new words and integrate them into my vocabulary and writing. I really like this site because of its witty quotes and interesting layout.

The main sections are in the middle of the page: Word of the Day, A Quote… Continue reading

Cool Site: Word Count

Thursday, November 10th, 2005

Word Count

While I found this site fascinating and a fun way to waste some time, I couldn’t quite figure out how to describe it. Then I headed to their about section and found that they had already done so.

“WordCount™ is an artistic experiment in the way we use language. It presents the 86,800 most frequently used English words, ranked in order of commonness. Each word is… Continue reading

Cool Site: Geological Time

Thursday, November 3rd, 2005

I have to admit, I really love well-put-together sites, and this one is simply beautiful. This site is an excellent source of information on the different time periods of the earth.

The time line at the top of the page has the controls Zoom In, Zoom Out, and a drag bar that can move the time line. At first, only the earliest stages will be readable and the ones near… Continue reading

Cool Site: Kids Newsroom

Thursday, November 3rd, 2005

Kids Newsroom

“ provides children with a safe, kid-friendly Internet site loaded with stories, pictures, contests and opportunities for learning. Each week, a new issue is added to the site with the latest news in sports, music & entertainment, health, history, local events and happenings around the world, all designed with kids in mind!”

This site is great for kids, especially for in-classroom use. At the top of the… Continue reading

Cool Site: Messenger

Thursday, November 3rd, 2005


The Messenger Mission focuses on answering six questions about the planet Mercury.

Why Mercury? This section goes over the six questions that scientists hope to answer about the planet Mercury. This was very interesting reading and explained a great deal about how the Earth works as well. There are great images that help explain the answers. I really loved the chunk of meteorite.

The Mission explains how Messenger… Continue reading

Cool Site: MyPyramid

Thursday, November 3rd, 2005

My Pyramid

We all tend to want to get healthier and eat better. With My Pyramid you can figure out where your eating habits already are and start from there. I do not eat healthy. My idea of dieting is eating what I want in the right portions and drinking less pop. I also tend to skip meals (both breakfast and lunch, depending on the day). I’m a picky… Continue reading

Cool Site: Remember the Milk

Thursday, November 3rd, 2005

Remember the Milk

I make lists for everything, from what I need to get done for WorldStart to house chores to grocery lists. When I found this site I was delighted! So after checking out the Learn More link, I readily signed up. It’s free!

This is a very thorough planner and list maker. The first screen you see when you sign up and log in is the Overview… Continue reading

Cool Site: Churchill and the Great Republic

Thursday, November 3rd, 2005

Churchill and the Great Republic

“This exhibition examines the life and career of Winston Spencer Churchill and emphasizes his lifelong links with the United States–the nation he called ‘the great Republic’.” This site commemorates the 40 year anniversary of his death and the sixty year anniversary of the D-Day allied invasion of Nazi-occupied France during World War II.

After reading the About The Exhibition section, I was excited… Continue reading

Cool Site: Pumpkin Carving

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005

Pumpkin Carving

Here you will not only learn how to carve pumpkins, but you will also find some really nifty pumpkin carving patterns to use this year. You’ll find the navigation on the side menu. Let’s get started.

The first section we come across is Pumpkin Carving History. Here you can learn the history of carving jack-o-lanterns and how it all got started.

Next is Choosing Your Pumpkins. The… Continue reading

Cool Site: Sunrise, Sunset

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005

Sunrise, Sunset

Do you depend on the time that the sun rises or sets? Well get yourself a Sunrise, Sunset calendar specifically for where you live, or where you are going to be. This is great for outdoor enthusiasts, photographers, truck drivers, star gazers, and many more. Plus, it’s just plain neat.

Start by choosing your City, Month, and Year. Example: Toledo, October, 2005.

My… Continue reading

Cool Site: Drug Identifier

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005

Drug Identifier

**Special disclaimer. Worldstart takes no responsibility and accepts no liability for your use of the information on the linked site. This site review is not meant to replace the advice of a physician.**

I have a bottle on my medicine shelf that is just full of random little pills. I have no idea what some of them are. While I was sick I decided to check… Continue reading

Cool Site: Daily OM

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005

The Daily OM

“Welcome to Daily OM, the daily source for nurturing your mind, body & spirit. Every weekday, Daily OM will send you inspirational thoughts for a happy, healthy and fulfilling day.”

I start every day out at this site, well, except on Saturdays when I sleep in. It is a great way to get your mind focused and let some of those niggling worries slip away.

You… Continue reading

Outhouses of America Tour cool site

Monday, October 24th, 2005

Outhouses of America Tour

Today we prove that there is a website out there dedicated to everything. Surprisingly, there is a lot of great free site content here. Just scroll down past the commercial stuff and we will start our tour with the navigation area. This site is divided into categories: Definitions, Trivia etc., Real Outhouses, Models & Miscellaneous, Drawings and Funny Postcards, and An Exploding Outhouse.

The Definitions… Continue reading

Kitten Break cool site (and puppies, too!)

Monday, October 24th, 2005

Kitten Break

Sometimes life is stressful. It’s just a fact of life that at some point you are going to be stressed out. Some of us turn to our pets to help us de-stress; I know I do. There’s nothing like playing ball with my cats and dogs to help me relax. But when you’re at work, you can’t just go home as soon as you are stressed out… Continue reading

Rat Lab cool site

Monday, October 24th, 2005

Rat Lab

This non-profit website spreads the joy of science to folks considering a career in science and those who are simply curious about how the world works.

My favorite section is the Top Pages area. Under this heading you will find links to so many great how-to, experiment, and answers that it deserves to be mentioned first. For example in this area you can find out how to… Continue reading

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