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Best of 2009

Best of 2009

As I spent time planning for 2010, I also took time to look back over the fifty-one subjects I reviewed in 2009. I chose these five sites as representative of the best of the best. Keep in mind, unlike the …[Continue]

Best of 2007

Best of 2007

As 2007 drew to an end, I revisited dozens of sites to cull my favorites from the year’s selections and to ponder the state of the educational Internet. Eleven years into my columnist gig, I find it easy to overlook …[Continue]

Best of 2006

Best of 2006

As 2006 drew to a close, I took some time to review all the sites I recommended this year, and pick five favorites. Although TIME magazine highlighted the importance of user- contributed content in naming “You” Person of the Year, …[Continue]

Best of 2005

Best of 2005

It’s the end of the year, which means it’s time for me to peruse my year’s work, and pick my favorite sites of 2005. As broadband connectivity has become more widespread, online multimedia has increased, and all of this year’s …[Continue]

Best of 2004

Best of 2004

I’ve been reviewing educational websites for eight years. Over that span of time, finding good topics to write about has gotten much easier, since the entire Web has grown so much. But true quality, in both content and design, is …[Continue]

Best of 2003

Best of 2003

Imagining that I was asked to create a virtual time capsule representative of the state of the educational Internet circa 2003, I chose the following five sites. I gleaned them from the hundreds of sites I reviewed this year, which …[Continue]

Best of 2002

Best of 2002

To sum up the year, I chose the following five sites (from the hundreds included in my column) as representative of the educational nature of the Internet circa 2002. They were chosen for the variety of their topics (biography, film, …[Continue]

Best of 2001

Best of 2001

Each year at this time, I pick five sites that best show off the Web’s ability to teach us something new. As always, choosing just five sites was tough. I like the following sites because of the range of their …[Continue]

Best of 2000

Best of 2000

Another year, another five thousand Web sites visited and considered. To sum up the year, I’ve chosen the following five sites (from the 255 sites that made it in my column) as representative of the educational nature of the Internet …[Continue]

Best of 1999

Best of 1999

Another year, another four thousand Web sites visited and considered. I’ve gleaned the following five sites (from the 255 sites that made it in my column this year) as representative of the educational nature of the Internet circa 1999. Not …[Continue]