Mother’s Day is behind us, and that means that graduation season is here! This year our family is celebrating two graduations: the high-school graduation of my nephew, and the college graduation of my niece. Congrats to graduates everywhere!
June will also be the month my daughter starts medical school! Since she spent her gap year after college living at home, this will be another good-bye, and she’s heading back east AGAIN! She spent her undergrad years in Boston, and this time she’s heading off to Miami. I’m so proud of her, but already starting to wonder how I’m going to adjust to life without her here.
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
Safe Search for Kids
Safe Search for Kids Printable(** for Premium Members only)
This batch of kid-friendly search engines includes both librarian-curated search engines, and those built using a custom version of Google SafeSearch. In addition to these tools, I recommend learning how to turn on safe search filters in each of the big three search engines: Google, Bing, and Yahoo!
ipl2: For Kids and For Teens
ipl2 is the current iteration of what used to be the Internet Public Library and the Librarians’ Internet Index. It is maintained by volunteer librarians and a consortium of colleges. All search results are curated (not pulled from somewhere else), and there are no ads. You can search all resources, or restrict your query to For Kids, For Teens, or “Newspapers & Magazines.”
KidRex is a Google Custom Search with an additional black list of sites that have been manually banned by the KidRex staff. If you find an inappropriate site in KidRex search results, fill out their Webpage Removal Request and not only will KidRex ban it from their results, but they will also submit it to Google SafeSearch for possible filtering there as well.
“KidsClick! is a web search site designed for kids by librarians – with kid-friendly results!” Created by the School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University, it grew from a search engine created by the Ramapo Catskill Library System. KidsClick includes only curated results, and accepts no advertising. Their website selection criteria focuses on sites “kids (grades K-7) will find entertaining or enlightening.” For more specifics, look for the Selection Criteria link at the bottom of any page.
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Printables Club Members Also Get …
Surfnetkids Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in the classroom, the computer lab, the school library, or to send home with students:
Safe Search for Kids Printable
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Quote of the Week
“When something is such a creative medium as the web, the limits to it are our imagination.” ~~ Tim Berners-Lee ~~ (b. June 8, 1955) British computer scientist known for inventing the World Wide Web. Read more here: http://www.lightafire.com/quotations/authors/tim-berners-lee/
Surfing the Calendar
National Youth Traffic Safety Month May
National Flower Month May
Sudoku First Published as Number Place in Dell Puzzle Magazine May, 1979
Edward Lear’s Birthday (Celebrated as Limerick Day) May 12, 1812
Edward Lear’s Limericks May 12, 1812
Start of California Gold Rush May 12, 1848
Children’s Book Week May 4-10, 2015
First permanent British colony Established in Jamestown, Virginia May 14, 1607
Jumping Frog Jubilee in Angels Camp, CA May 14-17, 2015
Lewis & Clark Leave St. Louis May 14, 1804
Major Lassen Peak Volcanic Eruption May 14, 1915
National Windmill Day (Holland) May 14, 2015
L. Frank Baum’s Birthday May 15, 1856
Discovery of Largest Prime Number Known to Man May 15, 2004
Sue Debuts at Field Museum May 17, 2000
Jerusalem Day May 17, 2015
Karol Wojtyla Birthday (Pope John Paul II) May 18, 1920
Major Mount St. Helens Volcanic Eruption May 18, 1980