On The Web


C4.com's parallel search technology is designed to offer time-defined simultaneous searches of the nine top online search engines: AltaVista, Excite, HotBot, InfoSeek, Lycos, Magellan, Snap.com, WebCrawler and Yahoo! It also offers simultaneous searches of eight major news search engines: ABC News, CBS MarketWatch, CNN, CNNfn, Fox News, MSNBC and Reuters.


The New York Times Learning Network is a leading online resource that provides, free of charge, daily lesson plans and comprehensive interactive resources based on the content of the newspaper. New offerings include: News Snapshot, Science Question and Answer, Lesson Plan Search, and Family Movie Guide.


Games2Learn.com is an e-commerce site that features over 1,000 educational products that help make learning fun. The site was designed by educators and is organized by "learning topics," such as Reading, Math, Logical Thinking, Spatial Learning, General Knowledge, Creativity and Science/Technology. It will also feature an online "Reading Room" for kids.


At no cost and in less than two minutes, teachers, parents or students can create their own "home base" at the eBoard Web site. Here, students and parents can check assignments, schedules and late-breaking changes or homework tips. Photos and graphics can also be easily posted, making eBoard useful for teachers sharing pictures, maps, diagrams, math formulas and so on.


INET LIBRARY provides links to educational Web sites with appropriate content for K-12. Among its many resources are over 11,000 books, 3,000 links to periodicals, encyclopedias and reference books, college and career information, teacher lesson plans by both grade level and subject, and a searchable database of over 54,000 schools. All information available is screened for content.


Using powerful search and classification technology, this new "one-stop shopping" service, gov.search, will initially index more than 20,000 government and military Web sites. These sites represent over 3.8 million Web pages, NTIS title and abstract data since 1964, and full-text sources from Northern Light's Special Collection such as Defense Daily magazine, FedNet Government News, and 5,400 other journals, magazines and newswires.


PowerStudents.com is a cyber-learning center for high school, college, graduate, and career-seeking students. With more than 20 partner affiliate sites, PowerStudents.com emphasizes the principle of learning through others' experiences. Diaries, first hand observations and expert panels are all integral to learning on the site. Plus, through interactive forums, chat and free email, PowerStudents connect to a community of like minds with whom they can advise, befriend, warn and commiserate.


Newton provides K-12 science, math and computer science teachers and their students a place to practice telecommunications, retrieve information on a wide variety of subjects, contact research scientists from all over the world and open communications between classroom teachers.


Incorporating an interdisciplinary approach to the teaching of health and nutrition, vita-school.com was developed for teachers of grades K-8 by a panel of teachers representing different regions of the U.S. Each lesson complies with U.S. National Standards for the teaching of science, health and nutrition, and fosters interdisciplinary skills within the language arts and social studies areas.


SchoolCity contains separate but linked home pages for each part of every school community: StudentCity, ParentCity and TeacherCity. Each of these site areas contains feature articles and resources of special or primary interest to that group.


Tripod designed classroom.tripod.com to enable students with little or no previous Web experience to make the Internet part of their educational experience. They can develop book reports and personal journals, work on group projects, or use resources on the Internet to complete assignments.


GovSpot is a free virtual resource that offers students and educators a high-utility collection of top government and civic resources along with insightful, non-partisan editorial in one user-friendly spot.


This article originally appeared in the 10/01/1999 issue of THE Journal.