Reader Reviews

March 2007

TerraClues

March 28, 2007 -- From Mike, a reader, from Toronto, Canada, who is affiliated with the site.

TerraClues is a fun site that parents can enjoy with middle school aged children and older. The site is a trivia game that incorporates the popular Google Maps technology. Solve the clues by find the correct locations on the map. Create your own hunts for others to play. Hunts range from educational to fun topics – such as finding the locations of different attractions in Disney World by using the satellite imagery!


Mona Lisa Video

March 27, 2007 -- From Beth, a reader, from Missouri, who is affiliated with the site.

This video of Leonardo da Vinci’s 16th Century Masterpiece (the Mona Lisa) can be viewed at no charge. Vat19 has begun to offer a selection of free educational and instructional videos at no charge to make the content available to all who wish to view it. This video is a great resource and could also be used in a classroom as a visual aid. For anyone who has ever wondered, “Why is that painting so famous?”, this video is a must-see.

The Utensils

March 26, 2007 -- From Gaetan, a reader, from Brighton UK, who is affiliated with the site.

The Utensils is an online puppet based docu soap set in a kitchen drawer. It seeks to fire the imagination of children about the world they find around them. It uses The Utensils and a chef to offer simple recipes to children.

An Immigrant’s Journey Through Ellis Island

March 26, 2007 -- From Kristy, a teacher, from USA, who is not affiliated with the site.

Wonderful site. Easy for students to read. Question and answer style. Things you may not have thought about.

Children’s Stories Online

March 23, 2007 -- From Grace, a reader, from United States, who is affiliated with the site.

The stories at Children’s Story Online are carefully selected for children between the ages of five and seven years. The children stories are enchantingly illustrated in colour and contains a broad selection of children stories including children bible stories, children fairy tales and funny stories.

Electronics for Beginners

March 21, 2007 -- From Peter, a reader, from Canberra, Australia, who is affiliated with the site.

Electricity is all around us, even inside us. Move your little finger and already thousands of tiny electric signals move the finger. In our daily lives, almost all practical gadgets are powered by electricity. Here is an original, easy introduction into this exciting field of science.

Global Greenhouse Warming

March 21, 2007 -- From Steve, a teacher, from Canberra, Australia, who is not affiliated with the site.

The Global Greenhouse Warming web site contains over 100 informative pages on climate change; including sections on greenhouse gases, current and potential impacts, extreme weather events, alternative and renewable energy, nuclear energy, polar caps, climate and society, sea level rise, ocean acidification and actions that can be undertaken to reduce global warming.

American Journeys

March 21, 2007 -- From Michael, a reader, from Madison, Wisconsin, who is affiliated with the site.

The only surviving eyewitness accounts and other original records from Ponce de Leon’s expedition are here, translated into English. If you want your kids to work with primary sources, this is a convenient place to read, print and download them.

Kodawari House

March 17, 2007 -- From Keiichi Suzuki, a reader, from Japan, who is affiliated with the site.

My name is Keiichi Suzuki. I’m a 49-year-old male, Japanese. I publish online mathematics created by myself, including arithmetic (mathematics) for children.

Pearl Harbor Child

March 17, 2007 -- From Dorinda, a reader, from Kansas City, Missouri, who is affiliated with the site.

“She tells us about watching our ships burn in the harbor, and digging bullets out of her kitchen wall, worrying about her dog Hula Girl, and what it was like to carry a gas mask everywhere. Dorinda not only provides us with a child’s unsophisticated view…from the vantage point of half a century later, she also enriches that account with today’s deeper understanding.”
Capt. Edward Beach, USN retired, WWII Submarine Commander