The following is a list of web sites that will allow you to explore some of the features and possible applications of the Internet. To open a site, simply click the mouse on its name, which acts as a direct link to the URL address. For your reference, the exact site address is also included.
Check out our school district's webpage, The East Penn Home Page at http://www.eastpenn.k12.pa.us/
Find a list of the servers who are Internet Providers in your area at http://thelist.internet.com
Classroom Connect at http://www.classroomconnect.com is a web site dedicated to helping teachers learn how to use the Internet to enhance their curriculum and promote professional development.
An excellent example of how teachers can us the Internet to share their expertise is Kathy Schrock's Internet Guide for Educators at http://discoveryschool.com/schrockguide/
Not all web sites are suitable for classroom use. As educators, we need
to evaluate the reliability and usefulness of Internet resources. Some
guidelines for critical analysis of web sites are provided by Ester
Grassian's Guide to Critically Thinking about World Wide Web Resources
Yahoo at http://www.yahoo.com This search engine is designed to find topics by pre-organized categories, that begin with the most general topics and become more specific as you dig deeper.
The following search engines are designed to search for key words or phrases.
Infoseek at http://guide.infoseek.com/
Excite at http://www.excite.com/
Altavista at http://altavista.digital.com/
Webcrawler at http://Webcrawler.com/
Lycos at http://www.lycos.com/
Hotbot at http://www.hotbot.com/
Suggestions for conducting more efficient Internet searches are described
by Engine Tips at
Meta-search Engines(simultaneous multiple searches) are designed to scan several search engines and list all sites that contain the key word(s). Try either of the following meta-search engines to see how they work.
Ask Jeeves at http://www.askgeves.com/
All-In-One Search at http://www.albany.net/allinone/
Dogpile at http://www.dogpile.com/
Learn the general practices used when communicating through the Internet with E-mail netiquette at http://www.albion.com/netiquette/
Find ideas for classroom e-mail projects at either of the following two sites:
stolaf site for e-mail classroom connections/projects at http://www.stolaf.edu/network/iecc/
School Worl e-mail classroom
connections/projects at http://www.schoolworld.asn.au/
Specific Lists for every subject area at http://tile.net/lists
FTP sites at http://www.Webteacher.org/
Windows FTP Archive at Ftp://ftp.cica.indiana.edu
Classroom Connect K-12 Archive
Webteacher newsgroups at http://www.Webteacher.org/winnet/newsgroups/newsgroups.html
Searchable Usenet Newsgroups
An Education Virtual Library at http://www.byu.edu/ipt/vlibrary/index.html
Using Technology in Education at http://www.algonquinc.on.ca/edtech/index.html#main1
Ask an Expert about
dozens of topics at http://www.cln.org/int_expert.html/
Data contrasting experimental
and control watersheds, primary data, scientists to e-mail at
Save as a text file, Open Excel, Open a New file, click next repeatedly until you get to
"finish" as an option, Click on Finish. The data is ready to analyze!
Atmospheric Chemistry links at http://daac.gsfc.nasa.gov/CAMPAIGN_DOCS/ATM_CHEM/
Conduct a Home Energy Audit at http://www.ase.org/checkup/home/
Source for all types of data and a chance for students to share data at http://www.globe.gov/
Quality Monitoring at
A World Popukation Clock at http://metalab.unc.edu/lunarbin/worldpop
Real Audio Player clips from around the world at http://k12science.ati.stevens-tech.edu/sciencelink/environmental.html
Some Cool Science Resources
Explore the following sites for more information on creating your own HTML documents:
The Quick and Dirty Guide to Writing HTML Documents at http://www.rcc.ryerson.ca/research//
Totally Free Stuff -
Web Page Design Utilities at http://adhere.on.ca/free/web.html provides
tools to create awesome web pages!
Microsoft Word 97 and newer has the capability of saving any Word document
as an HTML
file. If you have this version of Word on your computer, trying converting any Word document to HTML code, then open it with Internet Explorer. Also, Netscape Communicator 4.06 has a Composer feature that automatically formats the text document with HMTL coding. This is much more convenient than having to learn how to write your own HTML code.