Surfing the Net with Kids FREE Newsletter
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2. Sponsor’s Spot: Surfnetkids Printables Club
3. Weekly Topic: Internet Glossaries
4. Note from a Subscriber
5. Quote of the Week
6. Classified Ads
7. Subscription Management
#1. May 5, 2004
I recently updated my list of vendors that provide safe email addresses for kids. If you’d like to learn more about how to choose an email system for young kids, here’s a link to an article I wrote:
Email for Kids
If you have a website, and would like to include the Email for Kids article on your site, it is included with other free content in the Surfnetkids Free Content program.
Oh and “Happy Mother’s Day.”
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
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#3. Internet Glossaries
by Barbara J. Feldman
Internet Glossaries Printable (** for premium members only)
No matter your age or your level of expertise, technology changes so fast, we all need somewhere to lookup technical jargon and obscure acronyms. Today’s picks are online dictionaries specializing in Internet and computer terms: some are designed for elementary school students, and others for techies of all ages.
An acronym is a word or abbreviation formed from the initial letters or successive parts of a compound term. When you don’t know what they mean, acronyms can be a major source of technology confusion, but acronyms are not limited to the world of computers. After receiving your PSAT scores, you might decide to not take an extra AP course so you can devote more time to studying for the SAT. Don’t despair, Acronym Finder will guide through the acronym jungle. Definitions can be listed Most Common First, or you can specifically select Slang and Chat (BRB, I’m LOL) or Information Technology.
CyberCitzenship: Computer and Internet Glossary
“Hacker: No, no. Not a person with a really bad cough! Hackers are computer experts who work at a high level of expertise with computer systems and software.” Peppered with humor, this printable, illustrated ten-page glossary is perfect for elementary grades. Print out a few copies, and post them in the computer lab for easy reference. You will need the latest, free version of Adobe Acrobat ( http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html ) to view or print this file.
Google now supplies definitions through its search function. Simply search for either “what is your-term-here” or “define your-term-here” and you will see a Web definition at the top of the search results. To see only definitions (and no search results) try “define: your-term-here” . What’s interesting about the results is that they do not come from a single glossary, but rather are culled from a large variety of sources. For a single, more definitive result from Dictionary.com, simply search on your word in Google, and then click the “[definition]” link at the right-hand margin of the blue bar.
#4. Note from a Subscriber
“Thanks so much for all the work you do on the Web! You exhaust me!” Donna Loeffler.
Thank you Donna. And actually, sometimes I exhaust myself too.
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#5. Quote of the Week
A Minute of Inspiration: Light a Fire Movie
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“Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education.” ~~ Charlotte Bronte (1816- 1855) British novelist
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