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www.readingvillage.com

Through a unique system called Power Reading, preschool-age children can have picture books read directly to them by visiting this site. Although the site offers activities for parents and children to do together, the navigation system was specifically designed for young children. The site offers audio instructions spoken by a child and other intuitive illustrations. Also included on the site are art works, offline activities related to the stories featured on the site, and an e-mail feature for children who do not know how to read or write.

www.divediscover.whoi.edu

Dive and Discover was created by scientists, Web designers, and artists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and gives teachers and their students an inside look at the sights, sounds and action of scientific research. Daily updates, interviews, slide shows, videos and direct e-mail correspondence with shipboard scientists allow students to follow the daily activities and progress of the expedition in the central Indian Ocean. The site’s info modules give teachers in-depth, interactive teaching aids on subjects such as hydrothermal vent biology, vent chemistry, Earth history, plate tectonics and history of oceanography.

www.education.com

This site, which targets teachers, parents and children aged 3-12, features several customized channels. KidSpace offers homework help and an intelligent search engine that makes finding information simple. OurFamilySpace offers parents a resource when helping their children with homework, including learning games and activities, news archives and an interactive encyclopedia. TeachSpace is a professionally-focused channel offering instructors a library of classroom materials, curricula, reproducibles and guidance tools.

www.brainpop.com

BrainPOP produces animated health, science and technology movies for children to view online. Kids can logon and learn about diverse topics such as acne, the endocrine system, the Big Bang theory and fireworks. The site also features a movie about online safety, an activity page, a “how to” page, and a BrainPOP online store.

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Through a unique system called Power Reading, preschool-age children can have picture books read directly to them by visiting this site. Although the site offers activities for parents and children to do together, the navigation system was specifically designed for young children. The site offers audio instructions spoken by a child and other intuitive illustrations. Also included on the site are art works, offline activities related to the stories featured on the site, and an e-mail feature for children who do not know how to read or write.

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Dive and Discover was created by scientists, Web designers, and artists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and gives teachers and their students an inside look at the sights, sounds and action of scientific research. Daily updates, interviews, slide shows, videos and direct e-mail correspondence with shipboard scientists allow students to follow the daily activities and progress of the expedition in the central Indian Ocean. The site’s info modules give teachers in-depth, interactive teaching aids on subjects such as hydrothermal vent biology, vent chemistry, Earth history, plate tectonics and history of oceanography.

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This site, which targets teachers, parents and children aged 3-12, features several customized channels. KidSpace offers homework help and an intelligent search engine that makes finding information simple. OurFamilySpace offers parents a resource when helping their children with homework, including learning games and activities, news archives and an interactive encyclopedia. TeachSpace is a professionally-focused channel offering instructors a library of classroom materials, curricula, reproducibles and guidance tools.

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BrainPOP produces animated health, science and technology movies for children to view online. Kids can logon and learn about diverse topics such as acne, the endocrine system, the Big Bang theory and fireworks. The site also features a movie about online safety, an activity page, a “how to” page, and a BrainPOP online store.

This article originally appeared in the 06/01/2001 issue of THE Journal.

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