Surfing the Net with Kids FREE Newsletter
Table of Contents
2. Sponsor’s Spot: Fun Sleepwear for the Whole Family
3. Weekly Topic: Harry Potter Games
4. What Did We Miss? Submit Site or Link To Us
5. Note from a Reader
6. Related Games
7. Related Video
8. Quote of the Week
9. Classified Ads
10. Subscription Management
#1. May 23, 2007
One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) is a non-profit educational initiative spearheaded by MIT Media Lab’s Nicholas Negroponte.
His vision is to provide free laptops to children in developing countries, funded by donations and fueled by a low-cost
laptop design whose cost will approach $100 as technology develops.
It’s important understand is that this is not a commercial initiative tied to a particular laptop or specific technology.
Instead, the focus is on providing a life-changing educational resource to the next generation of children.
Negroponte appeared on 60 Minutes this week, which spurred me to collect some online resources about his project.
Here’s a collection of links I gathered about OLPC: One Laptop Per Child
Over on my Barbara Feldman blog, I’ve also posted a video of a Negroponte speech given in 2006.
Your comments can also be posted at the above address.
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
#2. Fun Sleepwear for the Whole Family
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#3. Harry Potter Games
by Barbara J. Feldman
Harry Potter Games Printable (** for premium members only)
This summer will be huge for Harry Potter fans, as both book number seven ( “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”) and movie number five (“Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” ) will be released in July. While you are waiting, there are lots of Harry Potter sites to explore. Today’s picks are all about free, online Harry Potter games. Enjoy!
HarryPotterFans.com Games & Charms
HarryPotterFans.com has a small collection of original Java games that include a slider puzzle made from the British cover of “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” and four word searches. My favorite is the MadLib Spellmaker. Just enter in the required nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs and numbers, and you’ll be rewarded with a unique potion recipe and incantation. “Rumble fumble toil and tigerle. Whispius snakeius flispius.”
Harry Potter: The Official Movie Site: Games
“No wizard or witch may play a game of Quidditch without practise!” Warner Bros. has produced dozens of Harry Potter games, including four fabulous Quidditch practice games: Beater Practice, Chaser Practice, Keeper Practice and Seeker Practice. These Shockwave games are topnotch, and I learned that being a beater is much easier than being a chaser! Other fun clicks are Homing Hippogriefs and the Staircase Game.
KidsReads: Harry Potter Games
KidsReads has a special section devoted to Harry Potter, including this page of twenty-five trivia quizzes. Some of the quizzes are organized by book, and others by topic (such as The Women of Harry Potter or Quidditch Through the Ages.) There’s even a Harry Potter vocabulary test, quizzing your knowledge of words such as animagus, expelliarmus, apparate and quaffle. “A Centaur is: A) an abbreviation for Century; B) a powerful Dementor; C) something that is half horse and half man; D) a very old type of broom.”
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#4. What Did We Miss? Submit or Link To Us
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#5. Note from a Reader
Thank you for including the information on Louisa May Alcott in your newsletter. I greatly enjoyed her books as a child and visited Orchard House in Concord, Mass. as an adult. The info was very interesting!
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#6. Related Games
Harry Potter Knight Bus Driving Game
Harry Potter Printable Word Search
http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/Word_Searches/harrypotter-ws.pdf (** for premium members only)
Harry Potter Whomping Willow Game
Moody’s Magical Eye Game
Harry Potter Crystal Ball Game
Surfnetkids Harry Potter Games
#7. Related Video
Harry Potter Lego Thing
#8.Quote of the Week
“The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.” ~~ William James (1842- 1910) American philosopher
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