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French Revision
British site for French-language study.
Grades: 6-8, 9-12, Advanced
This interactive and educational site has listening, reading, and writing exercises that help students learn French vocabulary. 05/30/03

Jeff's Poems for Kids
Simple site with amusing musings.
Grades: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Advanced, Professional
This site by poet Jeff Mondack offers delightfully entertaining poems for children. 05/29/03

Sports and Nutrition: The Winning Connection
Clear guidelines in a simple format.
Grades: 6-8, 9-12, Advanced
This site from the University of Illinois explores the relationship between sports and exercise and the food you need to supply the energy. 05/28/03

Planet Quest
NASA's search for another Earth, online for kids.
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Planet Quest highlights NASA's search for new worlds. This is a rich source of learning materials for students and teachers. 05/27/03

Classroom Energy
Site from the American Petroleum Industry regarding the science of energy.
Grades: 6-8
The American Petroleum Institute created this site to provide "useful and fun real-world information on a key component of our everyday lives: energy." A CD ROM version of the site is available for free. 05/23/03

Lewis and Clark as Naturalists
Flora, fauna, and famous explorers.
Grades: 3-5, 6-8
The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History created this informative Web site to give visitors the opportunity to travel with Lewis and Clark on their great expedition and learn about the plants and animals they encountered along the way. 05/22/03

Modern Haiku
An Internet site / entirely devoted / to this compact form.
Grades: 6-8, 9-12, Advanced
Modern Haiku is an independent journal that publishes and promotes the work of writers who express their thoughts and ideas in this poetic form. 05/21/03

HTML Code Tutorial
The A-Z on HTML (hypertext markup language) used to create Web pages.
Grades: 9-12, Advanced, Professional
The HTML Code Tutorial is a comprehensive online guide for creating Web pages. 05/20/03

Online Writing Guide
A university writing center's site, of interest to high schoolers too.
Grades: 9-12, Advanced
The University of Northern Iowa's Online Writing Center offers lots of writing resources for teachers and students. Although intended for college students, the content is very useful to high school students and teachers. 05/19/03

Flash card pedagogy, enhanced by online technology.
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Advanced
StudyStack, as the name suggest, is a site to help students learn facts, study for tests or review information in a variety of subject areas. 05/16/03

Relax With a Book
Video interviews with authors, free and online.
Grades: 6-8, 9-12, Advanced, Professional
RelaxWithABook.com was created by the BBC television host, David Freeman, to give the general public access to his archive of interviews with "a new best-selling, first-time or established author." 05/15/03

Study Island
Study-guide site based on standard assessments in 13 states.
Grades: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Advanced
Study Island, produced by Direct Media Network, offers students "a fun, practical, and user-friendly way to effectively prepare" for state mandated assessments. Although a commercial site, there are enough free resources to warrant a visit. 05/14/03

EduScapes -- A Site for Lifelong Learners
Resources and strategies for linking the Net to learning.
Grades: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 Professional
EduScapes offers a wealth of resources for teachers, parents, students, and, according to the site itself, "life-long learners of all ages." The site is designed to help connect Internet resources with all curriculum areas and to provide resources for teachers trying to integrate technology into their curriculum. 05/13/03

A place where kids can share their writing.
Grades: K-2, 3-5
Kidscribe is designed to give children an opportunity to share their writing with others. This bilingual site contains children's contributions of original stories, poetry, jokes, and responses to questions designed to give students a purpose for writing. 05/12/03

The Pantheon
All about Greek mythology. Great starting point for papers.
Grades: 9-12, Advanced
The Pantheon provides essays and articles about the world of Greek Mythology. 05/09/03

Iraq -- The Cradle of Civilization at Risk
Looking at Iraq's historical and cultural resources.
Grades: 9-12, Advanced, Professional
The H-MUSEUM, a moderated mailing list in the H-Net (Humanities and Social Sciences Online) for "Museum Professionals," has put together this collection of materials from their own discussions and resources that will give visitors a glimpse at the connection between Iraq and ancient civilizations. 05/08/03

The Chevron Cars (Learn Section)
Kids win toy cars doing online quizzes, plus interesting articles for kids.
Grades: Pre-K-2, 3-5
The Chevron Cars Learn section is a fun and educational based site for children, parents, and educators alike. It provides over 1,000 educational articles that have been categorized into subjects with accompanying questions as well as hours of interactive fun. There is a commercial aspect, but the Learn section only requires a free registration. 05/07/03

Treasure trove of resources on popular kids' books.
Grades: K-2, 3-5, 6-8
KidsReads offers students information on their favorite books and book series. Author interviews, book reviews, games, trivia, and contests make this site a fun place to visit! 05/06/03

The NCES Classroom
For parents and educators of gifted students with special needs.
Grades: 3-5, 6-8
This fun and engaging site from the National Center for Education Statistics provides information to help kids learn about schools, colleges, and libraries and also helps kids build skills in math and science. 05/05/03

Lesson Plan Search
Links to lesson plans from many sources.
Grades: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Professional
LessonPlanSearch.com is a database of links to over two thousand lesson plans for a variety of subject areas. 05/02/03

Automatic Calculus Derivatives and Integrals
Step by step help with math!
Grades: 9-12, Advanced, Professional
Calc101.com provides help with solving freshman calculus and algebra problems. 05/01/03