Also, you will find a link to my craft page, Names 'N' More. Names 'N' More is the way I spend my spare time. Everyone likes to see their name on something special. With this software, names and their meanings can be displayed in a variety of formats.
Search Engines: If you use only a
few, and learn to use them well, you will be able to find anything you
want on the Internet without wasting precious time. Below I've listed
some of those available and tried to explain how they may best be used.
Some of the most popular are meta-search engines--they search other search
engines. You receive a list of links to various topics and must choose
those that will answer your questions. Meta-search engines are almost
always the best place to start. They search all of the big search databases
and give you a consolidated report of their findings. Here are a few:
Google this search engine is a particular favorite as it always seems to return results which are useful
Snap.com there are many family oriented links here
Go.network many places to go, but a really special area for kids (grandparents, parents, & the nursery crowd)--find a pen pal, play a game---just click on KIDS in the list on the first page
Metacrawler.com this has been around for a while, but is still a good choice
If you are interested in learning more about searching the web try this
It will provide you with a tutorial on all levels of searching from beginner through advanced.
Other search engines do specific things and some are not search engines,
but directories. Directories are databases maintained by real people
rather than computer. They may be more intuitive because people tend to
think alike, therefore, more likely to use the same key words that you
would use. Yahoo is an
example of a popular directory. The meta-search engines search these
directories, and, in some cases, you can select which ones you would like
them to search.
In addition to Yahoo, these may be useful to you:
Northern Light this is a relatively small search engine; it uses folders to narrow the search options
Switchboard this is a directory of phone numbers, addresses, both e-mail and mail, for indiviuals and businesses
Use the help menu to
learn how to do more complex or more accurate searches. The least efficient
way to find a topic on the Internet is to browse. Only if you have plenty
of time or no specific goal is browsing the way to go. Remember, when you
search, the key words you use are important. Computers can only find what
you want if your key words lead them to the right places. Use synonyms
-- university AND college AND school; and phrases (enclosed in quotes
if you want the phrase rather than each individual word included in the
Education: Since I work in a high school, I would be remiss if I didn't include sites which teachers and students might find useful. Most of the Sites listed below are lists of bookmarks to lesson plans and suggestions for using the material in a classroom situation. AskERIC's Virtual Library contains a wealth of lesson plans, projects, resources. and ideas for you to use. Jan Brett has a page that will appeal especially to Elementary Teachers, with alphabet letters, numbers and wonderful new pictures to accompany them. Learning Train is another site especially for Elementary Students and Teachers. BlueWeb'N is the newest site here. There are complete lesson plans for many projects in every area of the curriculum. 4Teachers provides 'real classroom' experiences as well as many ideas for using technology in any area of the curriculum, and some step by step lesson plans for using technology in the classroom.
Clipart and Graphics: Most of these
images are available for you to use on your own personal pages, but you
may not distribute or sell them or use them for commercial purposes without
Free Web Graphics
Barry's Clipart Links
Clip Art,Clip Art, and more Clip Art!
3rd Shift Gifs
Food and Recipes: Do you love to cook
or just enjoy looking at someone else's creations? Here are some links
to food preparation and recipes that are fun to visit.
Kraft Interactive Kitchen
|Top Secret Recipes
replicate foods you might find at your favorite fast food or restaurant,
brand name treats or deli.
The All Recipes homepage opens to 13 different recipe areas. You can print recipes as 3 x 5 or 4 x 6 card sizes.
|The Cook's Thesaurus suggests
substitutions for thousands of cooking ingredients, including low-calorie
and low-fat alternatives for dieters, inexpensive substitutes for gourmets
on a budget, and innovative replacements for hard-to-find ethnic ingredients.
Just for Kids: In addition to the links
available on the search engines above, here are a few places mostly for
B.J.Pinchbeck's Homework Helper
Johns Word Search Puzzles
Elementary: I have tried to include
sites which teachers and students can use for extending classroom learning,
finding report topics, or activities which enhance a topic.
|Zoom School Includes areas for learning about Geography, Science, Language Arts, Early Childhood--the Dinasaur section is especially wonderful.||The Learning Train is for parents, childcare providers, educators, and anyone else who is interested the well-being of children. It is directed at Early Childhood and Early Elementary learners. There are activities for alphabet and numbers, stories, seasonal activities, and more.|
Great Dinosaur Research: All you ever wanted
to know about dinosaurs can be found in the following web sites.
|Included is the Great Dinosaur Egg Hunt, tours of dinosaur museums The Dinosauria(this one is for the serious student), Dinosaurs Live On, Discovery Channel Online:Fossil Zone, The Rex Files.||Sue-the largest most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever found. For fantastic pictures look toDinosaur Illustrations.|
Garden and yard:
|Red Rock Community Network is
my host site and has pages which reflect many areas of our School. Much
of the site is maintained by students who also build and maintain web pages
for community members.
Interesting Internet Links
Sites - is a list of sites from around the State of Minnesota. If you
want to locate something pertaining to Minnesota, you may find it here.
Do you have a web site that you would like to see me add to this list? If so e-mail me at <email@example.com> and give me the address. I will gladly consider any suggestions.
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