On The Web
This student performance enhancement and college prep service provider aims to make college a reality for every student. It offers individualized online college prep programs for middle and high school classrooms, helping students improve study skills and test scores. It also helps students complete college applications using the Internet in the classroom.
This Web site offers a place for students to exchange their old textbooks for ones that they currently need. It connects students and allows them to exchange their existing textbooks for upcoming semesters, rather than buying new books. After registering, students can follow simple links to trade and bid for textbooks. Items are searchable and organized for easy browsing.
CodeRedRover.org features Rover, the home safety hound, and his gang, who are dedicated to teaching children about preventing injuries in the home. Focusing primarily on the prevention of fire and burns, falls, choking, poisoning and drowning, the site features games, activities, projects, home safety checklists and tips for both parents and children. Designed for children ages 8 to 11, the site can be easily incorporated into teachers' curriculum with free mini-lesson plans. The site includes an art gallery of children's work, and stories of real-life home safety her'es. The site protects children's privacy.
This site offers access to over 20,000 online course listings from over 500 providers. It also provides a virtual university with an online library, career planning resources, campus store, degree and certification programs, and other resources to help people reach their educational goals. The service also provides small businesses and schools with an online training center where they can access a variety of online training providers.
This free online information center shows parents and educators how to protect minors from objectionable online content. The site reviews the most popular methods and technologies available for online protection such as browser controls, search engines, rating systems and filtering tools. The site provides advanced tutorials on how to enable parental controls without diminishing the value of the Web.
This site is devoted to connecting college hopefuls with colleges and universities interested in discovering the right students. It provides college-bound high school students with an easy and inexpensive way to promote their academic and athletic talents to interested colleges. The site then allows college recruiters to quickly identify high school students from around the world who can contribute to any number of the school's academic, extra-curricular and athletic programs.
An online math program dedicated to helping students, parents and teachers improve student success in mathematics through interactive math curriculum and activities, MathMastery.com can be done at home to supplement schoolwork, or completed as part of a school's math curriculum. The site features content from Core Concepts in Science and Mathematics programs. MathMastery.com provides a complete curriculum of math lessons for students in the elementary and middle grades. Games, timed drills and other activities are incorporated to help students practice their skills. The site's lesson plans align with state standards and tests.
This article originally appeared in the 04/01/2001 issue of THE Journal.