Reader Reviews

January 2002

Gateway To The Winter Games

January 31, 2002 -- From Bruce, a reader from Gig Harbor, Washington, who is affiliated with the site

A site created especially for teachers to give them ready-to-use Olympic-related resources such as lesson plans and learning activities. These educator-approved lesson plans, developed by Griffin Publishing Group, include handouts and worksheets-everything teachers need to engage students in the excitement of the Games! Also, find the latest Olympic news, photos, and activities from USA TODAY Education, along with a question and answer area for Olympic fans from a USA TODAY reporter. Find exciting and interesting teachable ideas in our Spotlight Sports, Parade of Nations, and about Salt Lake City.


Catch the Olympic Spirit

January 30, 2002 -- From Lanise, a reader from Arlington, Massachusetts, who is affiliated with the site

Teacher Lanise Jacoby shares photos and comments of her own personal experience with the Torch Relay in Massachusetts. Included are many helpful links and work of her students for an Olympic 2002 Internet Project.

Juggling School

January 29, 2002 -- From Jeremy, a reader from United States, who is affiliated with the site

A wide range of information on juggling, diabolo, devil sticks, unicycling, cartoons, jokes, and stories. Also there is help for if you get stuck in your leaning to juggle. There are also links to other sites with more information. More information and sites expected soon. This site also welcomes questions and comments and any suggestions that on how to improve.

Pablo Picasso Paintings Prints and Biography

January 29, 2002 -- From Skandar, a parent from Los Angeles, California, who is not affiliated with the site

This site is loads extremely fast, with thumbnails of hundreds of Picasso paintings, and etchings that can be enlarged afterwards. Not only that, it has updates on all tours and events related to the artist as well as TONS of relevant links! Very useful for students needing resourcing!

A Maths Dictionary for Kids by Jenny Eather

January 24, 2002 -- From Jenny Eather, a teacher from Queensland, Australia, who is affiliated with the site

Maths A to Z – an animated, interactive dictionary for students which explains over 400 common mathematical terms in simple language. Includes definitions, animated examples, interactive activities, practice and lots of different calculators. Easy to navigate, fast. Useful resource for kids, teachers and parents. My class really enjoys it.

The Ocean Adventure

January 23, 2002 -- From Wayne, a reader from California, USA, who is affiliated with the site

The Ocean Adventure web site features ongoing interactive, underwater Internet expeditions exploring marine environments around the world. A companion kids’ site has amazing ocean facts, jokes and riddles.

Journey to Hogwarts

January 16, 2002 -- From Kyle, 10 years old from United States, who is affiliated with the site

This site was created by kids, for kids! Join the imaginary world of Hogwarts to experience life as a student of magic. Enjoy classes and quizzes, Hogwart’s postcards, games like “Muggleship” and “Dumbledore Says”, an interactive Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley, and lots more fun! Join the creative writing class and help to write the ongoing Hogwart’s Story. Individual dorm rooms help you learn to make your own webpages. Join the Pen-Pal Club and make friends from all over the world who share your interest in Harry Potter. A very interactive Flash website!

Journey to Hogwarts

January 16, 2002 -- From Kyle, 10 years old from United States, who is affiliated with the site

This site was created by kids, for kids! Join the imaginary world of Hogwarts to experience life as a student of magic. Enjoy classes and quizzes, Hogwart’s postcards, games like “Muggleship” and “Dumbledore Says”, an interactive Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley, and lots more fun! Join the creative writing class and help to write the ongoing Hogwart’s Story. Individual dorm rooms help you learn to make your own webpages. Join the Pen-Pal Club and make friends from all over the world who share your interest in Harry Potter. A very interactive Flash website!

2002 Winter Olympics

January 15, 2002 -- From Phyllis, a reader from Boston, Massachusetts, who is affiliated with the site

a reference site which allows users to search a comprehensive database of almanacs, encyclopedia articles, dictionary definitions, an interactive atlas, and daily spotlight features that provide interactive reference material.

Puzzles, can you believe it?

January 14, 2002 -- From Rose, a teacher from Marseille, France, who is not affiliated with the site

You’ll find there a huge quantity of puzzles to make and to solve, incredible optical illusions, tangrams, mazes, tessellations …