Free Service Gives Access
Featuring powerful search and bookmark capabilities, Lightspan PageOne helps educators quickly locate relevant, grade-appropriate and educator-reviewed Web sites. Using simple forms and templates, teachers assemble their favorite Internet resources on their own customizable classroom resource Web page. Educators are guided step-by-step through the process, and can completely control who may access their classroom site.
Every classroom site features a bookmark panel, where Web sites chosen by the teacher are listed and organized. Lightspans Learning Search engine covers a database of over 115,000 instructional sites, highlighted by educator reviews. Each Lightspan PageOne site contains a Curriculum Challenge panel, supplying grade-specific activities for K-12 students. Also on each site, a panel of references and resources supplies instant access to resources such as a dictionary and encyclopedia. Additional functions include a calendar for listing class assignments and school events, a class album for posting pictures and student work, and one-way e-mail for sending messages to students, parents or school staff. Lightspan Partnership, Inc., San Diego, CA, (888) 4-ALL-KIDS, www.lightspan.com.
This article originally appeared in the 04/01/2000 issue of THE Journal.