Surfing the Net with Kids FREE Newsletter
Table of Contents
2. Sponsor’s Spot: The Morningstar Academy
3. Weekly Topic: Online Dictionaries
4. Printables Club Members Also Get …
5. Quote of the Week
6. Subscription Management
#1. September 24, 2008
Although I’ve been playing with a variety of social media platforms (such as Twitter and Facebook) for awhile, it occurred to me yesterday, that I
never published all my social media usernames anywhere. So, yesterday I posted them to both BarbaraFeldman.com and ReplyToBarbara.com. Won’t you come and friend me?
But in particular, I want to call your attention to:
1) BarbaraFeldman @ Twitter: if you want short, daily updates, mostly about me personally
2) Surfnetkids page at Facebook with is brand new and NEEDS FANS. If you are a Facebook user, will you consider becoming a Surfnetkids fan? You can do so at:
Surfnetkids Facebook page.
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
#2. The Morningstar Academy
#3. Online Dictionaries
by Barbara J. Feldman
Online Dictionaries Printable (** for premium members only)
Each fall, as a chill returns to the evening air, and homework returns to the kitchen table, parents repeat the dictionary mantra: “Look it up!” And for many generations, students have replied , “How can I look it up if I don’t know how to spell it?” That excuse is finally quashed. These online dictionaries are handy for several reasons. First, if you are already online, you can either cut-and-paste, or use a dictionary toolbar in your browser. And finally, if misspell your entry, many of these dictionaries will suggest correctly spelled alternatives.
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.
The Free Dictionary
The Free Dictionary is designed to be a customized home page, with optional word-related content that can be dragged, dropped or removed. Content modules include Word of the Day, customized Word List, Spelling Bee game, synonym match-up game, Quotation of the Day, Hangman, and, of course, a dictionary. To begin, simply move the modules around, and then click “Save this page.” Your settings are saved on a cookie on your computer, and will be there the next time you return to the site. If you clear your cookies, or want to access your custom page from another computer, you will also be given a custom link to bookmark.
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.
… Click to continue Online Dictionaries.
#4. Printables Club Members Also Get …
Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in the classroom or to send home with students:
Online Dictionaries Printable
Online Encyclopedias Printable
Study Skills Printable
Homework Help Printable
*** Are you curious? Get your own ten-day trial membership:
#5.Quote of the Week
“Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it.” ~~ Samuel Johnson (1709 – 1784) British essayist, lexicographer biographer, poet.
Click here for more knowledge quotes.
Daily Education Quote via Email
To change your email address or name,
To get your own free weekly subscription:
Need help? Get support at:
Copyright © 2008 by Surfnetkids.com, Inc.
991C Lomas Santa Fe Dr #415, Solana Beach, CA 92075
Publication in any medium is strictly prohibited without prior
written permission. This means you are NOT allowed to post this
newsletter on your website, in your school publication, nor distribute
it to an email list. You are however, allowed and encouraged to forward
this newsletter to a few friends. Thank you for your help in protecting my