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July, 1999


Zeeks.com
http://www.zeeks.com/home.asp
GRADE LEVEL: 1-7

CONTENT:
Here is one way cool site that kids will love. Their parents and teachers will love it too! The site's fun interactive games, chat rooms, free e-mail, search engines, and other great kids' stuff will keep children engaged for hours. Parents and teachers will love the free Web filtering software.

AESTHETICS:
Bright colors, lively animations, and cool characters make this a super-high-interest site.

ORGANIZATION:
Click on the Site Map at the bottom of the main page for a comprehensive index. Each of the linked pages has a navigation bar at the top with links to the main sections of the site. ZeekSafe uses Shockwave and Java. Parts of the site can be slow loading.

REVIEW:
Here is a site where kids can find games and learning activities, do school research, chat with their friends in adult-monitored rooms, create Web reports and projects, and have their own personalized e-mail and calendars. Zeeks has a variety of activities -- some are purely for fun; others are more educational. Parents and teachers won't want to miss the free, downloadable Web-filtering software that can help keep kids safe on the Internet. ZeekSafe is a membership site that asks for a minimal amount of information about the user and encourages the use of aliases. Membership is free and allows users access to the chat rooms, e-mail, and Zeeks super fun and creative factory projects privileges. This is a great site that is well worth bookmarking!