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Table of Contents
2. Sponsor’s Spot: Share In The Money Being Made On The Internet
3. Weekly Topic: College Search
4. What Did We Miss? Submit Site or Link To Us
5. Note from a Reader
6. Quote of the Week
7. Classified Ads
8. Subscription Management<br
#1. January 31, 2007
A couple of really big things will be happening this week. Well, maybe not big in the grand scheme of things that are really BIG, but big for us here
at Surfnetkids.com (where nothing much out of the ordinary usually happens.)
First a new sweepstakes will open in a few days. I can’t reveal too much, but it will involve a big yellow bird and his fluffy red friend.
If you’d like to be on the sweepstakes announcement list, you can sign up here:
Next, I think the beta testing for my “secret bookmarking project” might (maybe, perhaps) start this week. That has its own early notification list,
which you can join here:
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
#2. Share In The Money Being Made On The Internet
It’s easy and free to join — and even easier to use: you just use the
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#3. College Search
by Barbara J. Feldman
College Search Printable (** for premium members only)
Although freshman year may seem early to start thinking about college, the truth is that the process starts as soon as you choose your first high-school schedule. Are you taking the hardest classes you are capable of? Are you studying a foreign language? Have you taken the time to introduce yourself to your guidance counselor? Learn more about the college application process at these five sites.
CollegeBoard.com: Find a College
Because CollegeBoard administers the SAT college entrance exam, their name may be familiar. But in addition to SAT registration and test prep, their site features a terrific collection of articles about how to choose a college and a major, and a database of colleges. Peruse the articles to get a better understanding of your search criteria (urban, rural, large, small, coed, religious affiliation, etc.) Then use their College MatchMaker Tool to find schools based on your criteria.
CollegeConfidential is a popular site that combines expert advice (such as Ask the Dean) with forums overfilled with chatter from college-bound high-school students (and their nervous parents.) CollegeConfidential also publishes college visit reports written by prospective students, so you can see what other high-school kids thought about their campus tours. As with any site that publishes user reviews and discussion forums, keep a healthy skepticism and don’t believe everything you read. And remember, not everyone wants or needs the same things in a college.
Peterson’s: Collge and Graduate School Planning
Like CollegeBoard, Peterson’s has separate portals for students and parents. For students, the site is quite extensive, and is divided into four steps. “Getting Started” provides an overview of the process, including a timeline that starts in ninth grade and will probably answer a lot of questions. Next is “Find a School,” which is a database search that lets you save your criteria so you can return to it later. “Prepare for Tests” is the third section, and the always important “Pay for School” is last.
… to continue reading, visit Surfnetkids: College Search.
#4. What Did We Miss? Submit or Link To Us
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#5. Note from a Reader
I am excited to see the bookmarking project and hope any input I can give is
good for it.
I’m really excited too! Response has been tremendous so far. I’ve been amazed at the long list of gripes people have about their bookmarking systems. The most popular complaint has been not being able to access their bookmarks from multiple computers.
You can add yourself to the early notification list (so you’ll here more about the project) at:
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#6. Quote of the Week
“The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.” ~~ Frank Lloyd Wright (1869 – 1959) American architect
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