[Surfnetkids: 10 Mar 2010] Ireland

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#1. March 10, 2010

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

I became completely apoplectic yesterday when I stumbled upon a public Facebook page (in Google) with the phone numbers of 70 teens in my town. I won’t tell you what I was searching for, because I don’t want this page to get any additional attention, but the story goes like this.

One teen puts up a Facebook and says something to the effect of “Gee .. I lost my cell phone. What’s your number?” (No, that’s not what they really said in this particular case.) And 70 teens (I knew 4 of them) posted their phone numbers on the public wall of this Facebook group.

Read the rest of the story and tell me if I’m nuts or not! Click here:
Should Your Teen’s Cell Phone Be Public?

See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
http://www.surfnetkids.com

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#3. Ireland

by Barbara J. Feldman
http://www.surfnetkids.com/ireland.htm

Ireland Printable (** for premium members only)
http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/ireland.pdf

The island of Ireland is the third largest island in Europe. Politically, it consists of the independent Republic of Ireland (covering five-sixths of the island) and Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. Because of the popularity of St. Patrick’s Day (when everyone can enjoy being Irish) March was designated as Irish-American Heritage Month by Congress in 1995.

Around Ireland
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Around Ireland is a mobile documentation project, meaning it is an archive of geo-tagged photos and videos created as a student project for Trinity College in Dublin. “We have traveled the 32 counties of Ireland, gathering video and images on mobile phones over the course of the Summer of 2006. The mobile content is sent directly to our site, AroundIreland.net from camera-equipped mobile phones in real time.” The archive can be browsed chronologically or by county.

Five-Minute Irish Tales
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Five-Minute Tales is a collection of 151 short Irish folk tales, some dating back to the twelfth century. The Webmaster says he purposely did not categorize the stories, so that browsing may afford the reader a sense of the variety that exists in the Irish and Celtic story-telling tradition. “Take a moment to raise up these stories from the printed page and place them back into our culture where they might take on real life.” I recommend starting with “The Man who had No Story.”

Irelandseye.com
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Irelandseye.com calls itself “a weekly webzine on Ireland and Irish culture, history, tradition, myth and more.” They have a great collection of features on Irish fairies, the Blarney Stone, the Titanic, and an entire section about Irish ghosts. Other great clicks are Music (which includes songs and Irish dance) and History (divided into People, Places and Events). “From before the arrival of Saint Patrick to the present day Ireland has had a history that could never be called quiet.”

… Click to continue Ireland .

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Surfnetkids Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in the classroom, the computer lab, the school library, or to send home with students:
Ireland Printable
Ireland Wikipedia Printable
St. Patrick’s Day Printable
St. Patrick’s Day Clipart Printable
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#5. Related Games

Ireland Slideshow
http://www.surfnetkids.com/games/ireland_slideshow.htm

Ireland Quiz
http://www.surfnetkids.com/games/ireland_quiz.htm

St. Patrick’s Day Scrambler
http://www.surfnetkids.com/games/ireland-sc.htm

St. Patrick’s Day Coloring
http://www.freekidscoloring.com/holiday/st_patricks_day/

St. Patrick’s Day Word Search
http://www.surfnetkids.com/games/st_patricks_day-ws.htm

#6.Surfing the Calendar

Harriet Tubman Day (the Anniversary of
Her Death in 1913)

Mar 10, 2009

US Paper Money Issued:
Anniversary

Mar 10, 1862

Death of John Chapman, celebrated as Johnny Appleseed Day
Mar 11, 1845

First Flu Case in the Influenza Epidemic of
1918 Reported at Fort Riley, KS

Mar 11, 1918

Sir William Herschel Discovers Uranus
Mar 13, 1781

Deaf History Month Begins
Mar 13, 2010

Pi Day
Mar 14, 2010

Albert Einstein’s Birthday
Mar 14, 1879

Daylight Saving Time Begins
Mar 14, 2010

International Ask a Question Day
Mar 14, 2010

Ireland National Day
St. Patrick’s Day

Mar 17, 2010

St. Patrick’s Day Clipart
Mar 17, 2010

#7.Quote of the Week

Life isnt about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. ~~George Bernard Shaw (26 July 18562 November 1950) Irish playwright, critic, political activist.~~Click here for more life quotes.

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