[Surfnetkids: 11 Sep 2013] Internet Glossaries

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#1. September 11, 2013

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

This week I moved another one of my holiday mini-sites to Surfnetkids: Halloween Fun. Here’s the new address:

Halloween seems so far away, but at the grocery store this week as they were setting up Halloween merchandise, the checker told me that they are starting to get kids coming into the store in their costumes. She said the kids are so excited when they get their new costumes that they can’t wait until Halloween to wear them. So cute, isn’t it?

See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"

#2. 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, and although they are not specifically written for kids, they most surely will come in handy one day.

Google Define
Google supplies definitions through its search function. For example, to lookup the definition of “avatar”, simply search for “define avatar” and you will see a Web definition at the top of the search results. What’s interesting about the define results is that they do not come from a single glossary, but rather are culled from a large variety of sources. For more Google search tips, check out their Search Features page.

Learn the Net: Interactive Glossary
From “Access Provider” to “Zombie”, Learn the Net provides a glossary and a quiz to test your Internet vocabulary. For more quizzes, look for the “Test Yourself” link on the left-hand menu. There you’ll find a Netiquette Quiz, Email Quiz, Security Smarts Quiz, and Internet Trivia. “Who sent the world’s first email message? Bill Gates, Phio Farnsworth, Paul Allen or RayTomlinson?”

When I visited Netlingo, the Internet Word of the Day was: “serendipity search: An Internet search that uncovers interesting and valuable information that was not intended in the original search.” In addition to the Word of the Day, and Acronym of the Day, NetLingo serves up New & Updated Terms and an A to Z glossary. It’s my pick of the week because of the breadth of helpful tidbits it provides.

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#5. Surfing the Calendar

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Sep 11, 2001

Patriot Day
Sep 11, 2013

Star-Spangled Banner Inspired
Sep 13, 1814

Roald Dahl’s Birthday
Sep 13, 1916

Bella Swan’s Birthday
Sep 13, 1987

Yom Kippur
Sep 14, 2013

Australia Hosts Olympics 2000
Sep 15, 2000

Whooping Crane Fall Migration
Sep 15-Nov 15, 2013

Pilgrims left Plymouth England on the Mayflower
Sep 16, 1620

National Play-Doh Day
Sep 16, 2013

U.S. Constitution Approved at Constitutional Convention
Sep 17, 1787

Anniversary of US Constitution
Sep 17, 1787

Constitution Day
Sep 17, 2013

#6. Quote of the Week

“The biggest risk is not taking any risk…In a world that is changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” ~~ Mark Zuckerberg ~~ (born May 14, 1984) American Internet entrepreneur. Click on the link for more quotes about risk from well known risk takers.

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