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Site Review: Mead.com

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Site URL:  Mead.com     

Content:  More than just an online store for purchasing folders and stationery, Mead.com offers original content related to personal organization as well as free classroom-appropriate downloadable materials.

Design:  The homepage is essentially a giant placeholder for an enormous content scroller. There are five main packages that scroll through, each offering tips and other original content along with a similarly themed offer on Mead products.

The main navigation bar at the top of the page is helpful for finding a particular area of the site. One of the most useful areas of the site, however, is relatively well hidden. At the bottom of the page is an obscure link to the free downloads page

Review:  Mead’s goal here is clearly to sell product, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t some handy content available to those who don’t want to buy anything.

For the organizationally challenged, there are effective tips for getting your schedule together and keeping it that way. The site also offers quality information on keeping your work area uncluttered, which can be challenging for many teachers.

One area deserving special attention is the aforementioned downloads page. While you won’t find anything incredibly deep here, there are a slew of cute and useful free downloads. Math teachers can use the math symbols chart, and just about anyone can use the study tips sheet.

Bottom Line: You may not base any lessons on the materials here, but as free resources, they certainly have a place in the classroom.

 Article by Jason Tomaszewski, EducationWorld Associate Editor
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