CM February 2, 
1996. Vol. 2, Number 16

Notable Web Sites

This is the second in a regular series on noteworthy, useful, or just interesting sites
we've turned up and actually checked.

Please send us URLs and evaluations of any web-sites you think deserve the exposure.


how cool a site is and how much time it's likely to waste are intrinsically related.

Children's Literature Service

The Children's Literature Service of the National Library of Canada produces an electronic products page which has links to a number of Canadian and non-Canadian sites that pertain to children's literature. This page would be of particular interest to those who work in the area of children s literature -- teachers, librarians, authors, illustrators, and editors. You can also access the site through the National Library's homepage.

Source: Jennifer Sullivan


This web version of Equinox, "Canada's Magazine of Discovery" is slick, though not everything is hooked up yet. But it contains gems like this:

Jurassic Poop

Fossil hunters at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum recently uncovered the first known specimen of Tyrannosaurus Rex droppings. The palaeo pooper scoopers found the 16-inch petrified log while excavating an adult T-Rex skeleton. Dino doo is a valuable find, because it can tell scientists a great deal about the creatures' diet. Early research has revealed that this T-Rex's dinner was an unfortunate duck-billed dinosaur.

Canadian Football League Home Page

I don't really have to say anything else, do I?

MediaLink Home Page

Is multi-media software an important educational tool? Well, don't get me started. But it's undeniably fun and cool. This site lets you download MediaLink "a hypermedia authoring tool that allows users to develop their own multimedia lessons by assembling a variety of text materials, sound files, digitized photos, or QuickTime movies" for free. Currently there's only a Mac version, but a Windows version for the operating-system challenged will be available come spring. It doesn't do everything MacroMedia Director can, but then the price is 100% lower.

Survival Research Laboratories

Survival Research Laboratories is an organization which knows what do with robots; they build, in the words of Ivan Stang, "enormous, noisy, and very dangerous unguided robots -- Cyclopean juggernauts armed with flamethrowers, catapults, spiked maces, and worse -- mindless automatons that shamble and crawl and roll in a random orgy of destruction . . . These horrifying inventions are set loose in parking lots to do battle with other . . . " Their site has plenty of video-clips and images of these creations in action. If this doesn't get a student interested in either engineering or performance art, check their pulse.

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