ON THE WEB
FreeZone Online, an online community of kids ages 8 to 14,parents and teachers, has developed an instructional section for educators thatprovides insight into what kids do online, such as chat rooms and bulletinboards. A series of lesson plans about learning on the Internet is alsoincluded and updated weekly. Parents and educators can share their insightsinto student Web use under the community section.
This site provides easy access to online homework helpersfor English, math, science, social studies, art, music, technology, foreignlanguage, health and more. Featured sites are organized into grade-appropriatecategories for elementary, middle and high school. The site’s reference centerintroduces access to reference tools, such as libraries, museums, current eventsources, subject experts, encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographies and maps.HomeworkSpot.com also takes students on virtual field trips and expeditions tothe National Zoo, an elephant sanctuary, Mt. Everest and more.
Designed for students aged 2 to 12, this site combinesmultimedia and educational software with the Internet to encourage studentlearning and exploration. Created by a team of educators and animators, thepage allows kids to save and show completed projects to friends, family andteachers. Site sections include Stickerbook, art and games.
This article originally appeared in the 11/01/2000 issue of THE Journal.