Surfing the Net with Kids FREE Newsletter
Table of Contents
2. Sponsor’s Spot: AGLOCO’s Story is Simple
3. Weekly Topic: Current Events
4. What Did We Miss? Submit Site or Link To Us
5. Note from a Subscriber
6. Quote of the Week
7. Classified Ads
8. Subscription Management
#1. April 25, 2007
Last week, when the Virginia Tech massacre occurred, I was on the road, and didn’t have the chance to comment on it. My heart goes out to the families, but it still
leaves me pretty much speechless. Your thoughts and comments welcome at:
Moving on to happier topics, Jokes By Kids is now accepting video jokes! So, take out your video cameras or web cams, and tell us a funny one.
Click here for details:
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
#2. AGLOCO’s Story is Simple
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#3. Current Events
by Barbara J. Feldman
Current Events Printable (** for premium members only)
This week’s crop of news sites includes special editions just for elementary ages, as well as news sites that cater strictly to high school students. Whatever grade level you need, these sites are sure to spark conversations in the classroom and at the dinner table about what’s happening in the world today.
The winner of several prestigious awards, Channel One has been broadcasting twelve-minute newscasts for teenagers into high schools and middle schools since 1990. Using video, news articles, quizzes, polls and games, the Channel One website is my pick of the day news site for teens. ChannelOne doesn’t shy away from the tough stories (such as the war on terrorism) but it also likes to have fun, with a Student Life section with celebrity (“Name that Star”) and life style (“Your Guide to the Prom”) coverage.
New York Times Learning Network
With news, activities and lesson plans for grades three through high-school, the New York Times Learning Network really does have something for everyone. Best bets are the news summaries, daily news quiz, and the twice-monthly interactive crossword puzzle with educational Web links. But don’t even think about starting the puzzle until you’ve finished your homework; it’s very addictive. Other don’t-miss-them clicks are Word of the Day (with sample usage from the newspaper) and On this Day (with a snapshot of an historic New York Times front page.)
Online NewsHour: Extra for Students
From the PBS NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Extra for Students is the place to visit for outstanding news features that take a deeper look at current events (including immigration reform and pet food safety.) To learn how other kids are reacting to the news, visit the Newz Crewz section where your comments are welcomed and posted. Teachers have a section all their own with lesson plans organized by curriculum.
… to continue reading, visit Surfnetkids: Current Events.
#4. What Did We Miss? Submit or Link To Us
Do you know of a great news site that we didn’t include? Click here to submit a site review.
Click here to browse the most recent site reviews written by our readers.
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#5. Note from a Subscriber
Dear Ms. Feldman,
Thank you for sending me all the jokes that I have from www.jokesbykids.com. I wrote down all of them and I am going to tell them the jokes. I have not heard any jokes from my friends but when I do I’ll get them for you. Our 4th grade class is going to a have a graduation ceremony because we are leaving school and I will see a lot of people so I can ask them if they would like any jokes of their own. You have created a marvalous website.
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#6. Quote of the Week
“Remember that what you believe will depend very much on what you are.” ~~ Noah Porter (1811 – 1892) American clergyman, educator and philosopher
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