Surfing the Net with Kids FREE Newsletter
Table of Contents
2. Sponsor’s Spot: Quiz Buddy Electronic and Printed Flashcards
3. Weekly Topic: Best of 2004
4. Note from a Subscriber
5. Quote of the Week
6. Classified Ads
7. Subscription Management
#1. December 29, 2004
In today’s year-end column, I disclose my favorite sites of the year. So, in this preamble, I thought I’d add a short list of my favorite topics of the year, and why I liked them.
In today’s column, I disclose my favorite websites of the year. So, in this preamble, I thought I’d add a short list of my favorite topics of 2004.
Following online trends is part of what I do, so I enjoyed compiling this list of pages where the search engines reveal their hottest topics.
Paula was a newsletter subscriber, and my daughter and I enjoyed her books. I was shocked when I learned that she died at such a young age.
Create a Word Search
Creating an interactive word search is so-o-o- easy at these fun sites.
Based on my website stats, I don’t think this column was very popular, but my son and I are both Feynman fans. You don’t have to be a physics major to enjoy his popular books.
Next week I’ll be writing about the science of tsunamis. And I’m also working on a review of a an e-book about managing money and debt. I thought the new year would be a good time for this, and I’ve found a product I’m quite excited about. Stay tuned for more.
Happy New Year!
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
#2. Quiz Buddy Electronic and Printed Flashcards
Study with over twenty included Q&A modules or
create your own with the built-in editor. Use on your
computer, export your to your Palm PDA or print
flashcards for the ultimate in portability.
Free trial download:
#3. Best of 2004
by Barbara J. Feldman
Best of 2004 Printable (** for premium members only)
I’ve been reviewing educational websites for eight years. Over that span of time, finding good topics to write about has gotten much easier, since the entire Web has grown so much. But
true quality, in both content and design, is still rare; and I still get the same thrill when I do discover it. These five sites are my favorites from the Surfnetkids crop of 2004.
Library of Congress: Veterans History Project
“Every veteran has his or her own war, and each is custodian of a unique story and memories. At the Veterans History Project, we treasure the personal narratives sent to us by veterans from all wars. Vivid as if they happened yesterday, these heartfelt accounts make us laugh, cry and remember.” The stories at this Library of Congress site are amazing but better yet you can interview a family member, and add their story to the collection. The participation page is chock full of interviewing tips and sample questions. Stories can be submitted online or via a printed form.
National Geographic: Egypt Pyramids
Laid out in a timeline from first pyramid to last, this National Geographic site makes excellent use of multimedia to explore the pyramids individually, and place them within historical context. When visiting each pyramid page, place your mouse over the photo of the pyramid to view a diagram of its internal structure. Most of the eight featured pyramids also have additional photos available on the Images button in the upper right-hand corner.
Official Amelia Earhart Site
Created on behalf of Earhart’s family, this official site is excellent in content, design, and navigation. Of course there is an Earhart biography, but don’t stop there. Other highlights include a nice collection of quotes (“Courage is the price that Life exacts for granting peace.” ), a photo gallery, and screensavers and wallpaper (listed under Downloads.)
#4. Note from a Subscriber
I like your site very much. Thanks for creating a site like this.
It is always a special thrill to hear from readers overseas. I hope you and your loved ones are safe, and were not affected by last week’s disaster.
**Printables Club members get 6 to 9 recommended sites (instead of the 3 included in this free newsletter) and
oodles of additional educational content with the Surfnetkids
Learn more with a ten-day trial:
#5. Quote of the Week
The liberally educated person is one who is able to resist the easy and preferred answers, not because he is obstinate but because he knows others worthy of consideration.” Allan Bloom (1930 – 1992) psychologist, author, professor
Click below for more on Allan Bloom:
Daily Education Quote via Email
#6. Surfnetkids Classified Ads
Online games turn ordinary school assignments into interactive fun.
Show your kids how to author word searches, jigsaws and
Get Awesome Grades in Math and Science.
FUN GIFT IDEA: Puzzle Clonzz jigsaw paper for printing
forty-piece jigsaw puzzles from your computer printer.
Want to get the word out? Try a Surfnetkids Sponsored Link or Classified Ad.
#7. Subscription Management
To get your own free weekly subscription:
Copyright © 2004 by Surfnetkids.com, Inc.
991C Lomas Santa Fe Dr #415, Solana Beach, CA 92075
Publication in any medium is strictly prohibited without prior
written permission. This means you are NOT allowed to post this
newsletter on your website, in your school publication, nor distribute
it to an email list. You are however, allowed and encouraged to forward
this newsletter to a few friends. Thank you for your help in protecting my