Surfing the Net with Kids FREE Newsletter
Table of Contents
2. Sponsor’s Spot: How to Add Games to Your Site
3. Weekly Topic: Online Dictionaries
4. Note from a Subscriber
5. Related Games
6. Quote of the Week
7. Classified Ads
8. Subscription Management
#1. September 8, 2004
My kids started school last week, so we all really enjoyed the extra day off that Labor Day afforded us. What a milestone year this will be for us. My oldest just started driving (with a learner’s permit) and my youngest will soon start practicing for becoming a Bat Mitzvah.. After my summer surgery, I feel like I have a new lease on life, and am wondering how it is possible for the kids to be so OLD!
Whenever I mention Jewish topics, I always get some readers wanting to know more, so here’s a web search for those of you curious about the significance of a Bat Mitzvah:
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
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#3. Online Dictionaries
by Barbara J. Feldman
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It’s back-to-school season, and a return to my favorite homework mantra: Look it up! Online dictionaries are fast and easy to use while surfing the Web, because you can cut and paste the words you want to look up. Although I still prefer the printed kind for off-line look ups, these sites are also handy when my hardback dictionary is buried under so many papers I can’t find it!
All Words is an English dictionary with multilingual search which means you can search and display words in either English, German, Dutch, French, Italian or Spanish. For example enter “play” and select search language English and display language Spanish/English. You will be rewarded with six English definitions and the corresponding Spanish equivalents including: to spend time in recreation (jugar), to perform a role in a play (actuar), and a dramatic piece for the stage (obra de teatro).
Dictionary.com includes biblical names, chemical elements, computer terms, international statistics, and zip codes as well as the correct spelling and definition of English words all in one search function. But wait, there’s more! Daily crossword puzzles and word searches, Word of the Day, Ask Doctor Dictionary, and a link to sister site Thesaurus.com combine to make Dictionary.com a site worth bookmarking.
>From “aardvark” to “zoologist,” little Net surfers can click their way through the alphabet. Each letter of Little Explorers’ dictionary has dozens of illustrated entries, most of them linked to external sites. For the letter A”, explore Africa, acid rain, astronomy and more. As you roam onto the Net, the Little Explorers’ alphabet frame remains at the top of your screen, so you can return at any time. The dictionary is also available in English/Spanish, English/French, English/German and Portugese.
#4. Note from a Subscriber
I have been trying to find where all the emails, data, sites and other items are stored and so far no one has been able to tell me. Not even MSN know where all the millions of data are stored. I hope maybe you know.
The “millions of data” that is the Internet is not stored on a single computer, but rather on a network of millions of independently-owned computers. No one, not even Google or MSN, has successfully indexed or cataloged the entire Internet because it is so vast.
I hope this answers your question.
P.S. Yes, dear reader, this was a real question in my email box today from a WebTV user. At first I was not going to respond, but then I realized that many really have no understanding of where “all that data” is kept. But on the other hand, Harry was probably just asking where WebTV stored his personal data. Oh well.
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#5. Related Games
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#6. Quote of the Week
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“You can’t have everything. Where would you put it?” ~~ Steven Wright, comedian and actor
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