[Surfnetkids Newsletter] Best of 2003

Surfing the Net with Kids: Best of 2003

Like our stuff? Please
recommend this free newsletter to friends, family, teachers, and librarians.


Surfing the Net with Kids


 





..Click Here for Menu..
~~ Home ~~
Printables Club
Games
CalendarF*ree ContentSubscribe/Cancel
Suggest a Site
~~ Search this Site ~~
Ad Rates
Write Me



December 31, 2003

Dear Reader,


I just finished reading an informative ebook on copywriting for search engines by Jill Whalen. At the end she said that if you found the information helpful, she accepts gifts of dark chocolate (no nuts.) I laughed when I read this, and wondered if her plea worked.

When I returned to my desk it dawned on me that if you (my dedicated readers) find my work helpful, there is something I would like: for you to write a review of Surfnetkids.com at Amazon. Will you? You will need an Amazon account (email address and password) to enter the review page. Click here to write a short review. http://www.surfnetkids.com/cgi-local/pl/pl.cgi?review

These reviews are used by the popular Alexa Toolbar and seen by many people. What is the Alexa toolbar? It is a browser plug-in loaded with useful information about every site on the web, like customer reviews, traffic rankings and website contact information.

If you’d like to know more about the websites you visit, you can download the Surfnetkids version of the Alexa toolbar for free. http://www.surfnetkids.com/cgi-local/pl/pl.cgi?alx

Today’s newsletter is brought to you by the following sponsor.

  • Teach your Students the Quick and Easy Way
    to Create Online Games

    What do kids love more than doing word searches, jigsaws,
    and crossword puzzles? They love authoring their own!
    Online games turn ordinary school assignments into
    interactive fun. Learn how with Barbara Feldman’s
    step-by-step guide “How to Add Games to Your Site.”
    http://www.how2add.com

Happy New Year,
Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”

Best of 2003

http://www.surfnetkids.com/best03.htm

Imagining that I was asked to create a virtual time capsule representative of the state of the educational Internet circa 2003, I chose the following five sites. I gleaned them from the hundreds of sites I reviewed this year, which in turn, were picked from thousands of sites visited.
As always, it was a nearly impossible task. The following where chosen because I liked their range of subject and audience.



Ansel Adams at 100

http://www.sfmoma.org/adams/

*****


This outstanding multimedia exhibit from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art focuses on seven important Adams works. With every click, there is something beautiful to explore: a photo, an idea, an audio clip, a video, or an interactive activity. To enlarge the thumbnail photos, use your mouse to manipulate the orange “Zoom” and “Pan” controls. Unfortunately the size of the photos is limited by the fixed size of the exhibit browser.



Explore Invention

http://www.si.edu/lemelson/

*****


The Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation is part of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Jumpstart your exploration by clicking on CenterPieces, a collection of interactive study units, such as The Quartz Watch, The Electric Guitar, and Whole Cloth (“Discovering Science and Technology through American Textile History.”) Teachers will appreciate the classroom curriculum found under Short Cuts, and everyone will like the Windows and Macintosh screensaver that features toys invented by Jerome Lemelson.



Figure This

http://www.figurethis.org/

*****


“When you back up from a small wall mirror, do you see more of yourself?” Figure This! is chock full of eighty printable math challenges and answer sheets for middle schoolers. You can use the challenges online by scanning the Challenge Index or Math Index for intriguing topics, or download them in batches in PDF format for printing and offline use. Parents and teachers will find tips on using the challenges in Family Corner and Teacher Corner, respectively.

=============> Note from a Reader

“Thank You, Thank You! I enjoy your premium newsletters. I am so happy about all your printables. This site offers sooooo much for my child. I am very happy to renew our membership. Looking forward to another year as a member of your printable club.” Ann M.

Printables Club members get six to nine recommended sites and oodles of additional educational content with the Surfnetkids PREMIUM Newsletter. Sign up for a free ten-day trial:
http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables-club.htm



Surfing the Calendar

Last Day of the 20th Century
Dec 31, 1999
New Years
Jan 1, 2004
Ellis Island Opened
Jan 1, 1892
Jacob Grimm’s birthday
Jan 2, 1785

More Calendar

Related Books

Related Books

———————————–

Surfnetkids Classified Ads
———————————–

Psst… light an educational fire, and pass it on.

Free daily Surfnetkids content for your organization’s website.

Online games turn ordinary school assignments into interactive fun.
Show your kids how to author word searches, jigsaws and
crossword puzzles.

Want to sell ebooks? See list of recommended e-commerce partners.

Personal Medical Alert will call for help even when your elderly parents can’t reach a phone.

Want to know more about the websites you visit? Download the free Alexa Toolbar.
http://www.surfnetkids.com/cgi-local/pl/pl.cgi?alx

Quiz-Buddy flash card software makes studying easy.

Get Awesome Grades in Math and Science.

FUN GIFT IDEA: Puzzle Clonzz jigsaw paper for printing
forty-piece jigsaw puzzles from your computer printer.

Surfnetkids Sponsored Website Text Links are a bargain at
$125/month for more than +500,000 impressions.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
RANDOM READER SITES*
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Hearts at Home

Brooke Elementary School

*What’s this?



Copyright © 2003 Surfnetkids.com, Inc. 991C Lomas Santa Fe Dr #415, Solana Beach, CA 92075



Surfing the Net with Kids

Email Book Clubs  
Get on the List  Shop here!