Home >> Awards >> Past >> Months >> October 2003

Search form

Home &gt Site Reviews Center &gt Archives &gt By Date &gt October 2003


Best WebQuests.com
Setting the gold standard for WebQuests.
Grades: Professional
This site offers a database of selected WebQuests in a variety of grade levels and subject areas. It was developed by Tom March, one of the originators of the WebQuest format. 10/31/03

Highly interactive virtual museum visit for kids.
Grades: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, Parents
This site from the Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago was developed to help students ages 7-12 to "discover ways to look at, think about, and respond creatively to art." 10/29/03

USGS Earthquakes for Kids
The epicenter of earthquake info for kids on the Web.
Grades: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Earthquakes for Kids is part of the larger US Geological Survey Earthquake Hazards Program site. It includes games and puzzles, science fair ideas, facts, images, and more. 10/27/03

Pleasant search engine for K-12 students.
Grades: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
CyberSleuth-Kids is an online search engine and guide for K-12 students. The sites' goal "is to provide a safe educational online database of links to help the student sift through the maze of information." 10/24/03

Colorin Colorado
Practical information, activities, and advice for Spanish-speaking parents.
Grades: Pre-K-2, Parents, Professional
Colorin Colorado offers Spanish-speaking parents information, activities, and advice on helping their children to become successful readers. It was produced by Reading Rockets, a U.S. Department of Education funded project of the public broadcasting station, WETA in Washington, D.C. 10/22/03

Aesop's Fables
Enjoy these wise, ageless stories, online!
Grades: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
This site by John R. Long offers a collection of at least 655 fables. Some are illustrated and have audio files. 10/20/03

Make incredible origami, from flowers to animals to entire kingdoms.
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Advanced
"Origami is entertainment for the Soul, gymnastics for the Mind, and training for the Hands!" This site explores the art of origami from the most basic to the complex. 10/17/03

New York Philharmonic: Kidzone
A kid's introduction to the symphony.
Grades: K-2, 3-5, 6-8
The New York Philharmonic Kidzone is a great tool for introducing young children to the symphony orchestra. It includes information about different instruments, composers and composition in a fun and educational format. 10/15/03

The Race to Build the Atomic Bomb
The atomic bomb - from creation to destruction.
Grades: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Advanced, Professional
This site was created by Doug Prouty of California's Costa County Office of Education as a resource for teachers and students to learn more about the development of the atomic bomb. 10/13/03

Free images for classroom use.
Grades: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Advanced, Professional
Pics4Learning is a database of copyright friendly images, donated by teachers, students, and amateur photographers that can be used in a classroom setting. 10/10/03

The Braille Bug
Learn Braille online.
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, Parents
The Braille Bug Web site for children was developed by the American Foundation for the Blind with the hope that children will not only learn about Braille but also increase their understanding of people with disabilities. 10/08/03

Ricci Adams' MusicTheory.net
Interactive tunesmiths' training ground with online music lessons.
Grades: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Advanced, Professional
This site is a great place to introduce students to the basics of music theory in an entertaining format. 10/06/03

Smithsonian Education
The world's largest museum complex online for educators, kids, and families.
Grades: 3-5, 6-8
The world's largest museum complex, The Smithsonian Institute, offers teachers, students, and families a wide array of quality teaching and learning materials. 10/03/03

Purple Math - Your Algebra Resource
Strong, simple, deep site for algebra help.
Grades: 6-8, 9-12, Advanced
Purple Math is a great resource for teachers and students. It offers a host of lessons on topics ranging from beginning to advanced algebra as well as problem solving. 10/01/03