CM March 1,
1996. Vol. II, Number 20

Notable Web

Every week, CM presents a brief collection of 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.


CyberKids is a magazine put out by Mountain Lake Software. So there are a lot of little commercial hooks, but they don't try to hide it, and, hey, we live in the 21st century. Anyway, the magazine has reviews, articles, and stories written by actual kids, and will take submissions. For the older students there is the similar CyberTeens:

OWLKids Online

All right, launch date for this site is the same day this issue gets published, so we haven't actually seen the finished product, but this site from Owl Communications, the publishers of Owl Books, OWL, Chickadee, and Tree House family magazines, and the producers of Owl Television ought to be good. The countdown page promises "To take you into a cool world of science, nature, and totally radical stuff!"

Totally radical stuff. Hey, at CM we're hip to the kids' crazy lingo too.

LEGO Information

Usually we forget about the things we were going to do when we grew up, like eat an entire batch of cookie batter. Or , more to the point, building an actual working car out of LEGO. That and lots more information and pictures about all things LEGO.


Recently recognised as "the best professional education site on the Internet by Global Network Navigator (GNN), publisher of The Whole Internet Catalog," the AskERIC site includes lesson plans, plenty of good links, and the AskEric service: "Teachers, library media specialists, administrators, and others involved in education can send a message requesting education information to AskERIC. AskERIC information specialists, drawing on the vast resources and expertise of the ERIC System, will respond within 48 hours with ERIC database searches, ERIC Digests, and Internet resources."

Chinese Historical & Cultural Project Curriculum

A little late for New Year's, but:

The lessons cover the Chinese Lunar Calendar (ideal resource for New Year activities), the Abacus (a fun addition to the math class) Folktales and Games, Puppetry, Agriculture, Railroad Building and Writing, and there's even a lesson entitled "Bound Feet" which encourages students to compare our current fashions trends to those of the past.

(From the NET-HAPPENINGS list.)

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