Reader Reviews

February 2009

Generation Cures

February 17, 2009 -- From Lucy, a reader, from Boston, MA , who is affiliated with the site.

Generation Cures is a safe, free online community for kids created by Children’s Hospital Boston. The site uses animated stories, interactive games and original kid-directed videos to teach kids about the power of philanthropy and its potential to make the world a better place. Along the way, they learn about science and medicine and strengthen their skills of logic, critical thinking and creativity. Ultimately, Generation Cures raises vital pediatric research funds to find cures for sick kids worldwide.


Academic Earth

February 15, 2009 -- From Susan, a reader, from Philadelphia, PA, who is affiliated with the site.

Academic Earth was founded with the goal of providing everyone in the world access to a world-class education. The site makes video lectures and courses from top professors at schools such as Yale, Stanford, Harvard, and MIT available online for free.

Academic Earth currently has thousands of lectures and courses available on a variety of topics ranging from business to political science and economics to astrophysics, mathematics, engineering, and humanities courses. The site features engaging lectures, including a series on classical mechanics in which students can see the professor levitating in the air.

MyWorldPhotos – Photography by Gene Inman

February 12, 2009 -- From Gene, a reader, from Singapore, who is affiliated with the site.

Photography by Gene Inman, an American, Asia based freelanced photographer specializing in Travel Photography, Corporate and Event Shoots, Asset and Freight Documentation Photographs and Photography Classes.

Paper Plane Folio

February 11, 2009 -- From Rick, a reader, from Portland, OR, USA, who is affiliated with the site.

Some well designed paper airplanes, and a very interesting pattern in PDF form that can be down loaded.

The Jumpitz

February 11, 2009 -- From Jorge Barba, a reader, from San Diego, CA, who is not affiliated with the site.

Free music for kids and engaging characters that they can relate to provide us parents with a great parent child bonding experience.

A Guide To Hamster Cages

February 11, 2009 -- From Richard, age 12, from New York , who is not affiliated with the site.

A hamster site that shows you how to find a safe hamster cage for your pet hamster with advice on how to take care of them too.

Expert Chess Strategies

February 4, 2009 -- From Nobi, a reader, from Frankfurt, Germany, who is not affiliated with the site.

You can learn chess at www.expert-chess-strategies.com right from the beginning. They have easy chess lessons to start with. You can play chess there on big and nice java chess boards.
You can replay hundreds of grandmaster games and you can learn all important chess openings and replay them. And they have a lot of videos about chess grandmasters too.

Olweus Bulling Prevention Program

February 3, 2009 -- From Pamela, a parent, from Minnesota, USA, who is affiliated with the site.

The new Olweus Bullying Prevention web site contains comprehensive information both on the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, and on bullying prevention in general. This is a great resource for parents and teachers.

Origami – Paper Airplanes

February 3, 2009 -- From Origamikids, a parent from Miami, who is affiliated with the site.

Instructions, stop motion animations and diagrams to make more than sixty models of paper airplanes and paper boats, with Interactive 3D animations that guide you, step-by-step, in the construction of the models.

Mary Lincoln

February 2, 2009 -- From Steve, a teacher from New York, NY, who is affiliated with the site.

I would like to announce the launch of our new site celebrating Mrs. Lincoln, America’s first First Lady. We invite you to view our valuable educational resource in the hopes that
you would add our site to your Directory of Site Reviews. There are valuable link resources and the site offers a challenging interactive quiz, an extensive bibliography, and an original theatrical play to download for free.