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www.storiespast.com

This cross-disciplinary, interactive educational Web site designed to build language, social studies and technology skills for middle school students presents its first education module, Upstairs in the Past. The site allows students to link "back in time" to explore a virtual location and collect items that include letters, diaries and photographs. Then, returning to the present, students can investigate these items further through online exercises, related history notes, discussion topics and links. These objects also encourage students to explore and understand the place, time and people they are visiting. A final problem, Tell the Story, invites children to summarize their findings through news articles, editorials, book reviews, obituaries or cartoons in an issue of the local newspaper. Their contributions can then be posted on the site. Access to the main part of the Stories Past Web site is through an online subscription.

http://girlstech.douglass.rutgers.edu

Developed under a $185,000 grant from the Toyota USA Foundation to Douglass College and Girl Scouts of the USA, the new "GirlsTech: Girls, Science and Technology" Web site offers guidelines for selecting computer software and other technological resources that empower young women. The site offers useful pointers to help teachers, parents, librarians and other youth leaders evaluate Web sites, CD-ROMs, games and other electronic information resources based on their appeal to girls and young women, and their ability to stimulate interest in science and technology. The Web site describes criteria that should be considered by anyone selecting technology for girls and young women, and rates specific products by how well they meet these criteria.

www.TextbookX.com

TextbookX.com, formerly Textbooksatcost.com, sells new and used textbooks to college students, educators and other avid readers at discounted prices. The Web site carries hundreds of thousands of textbooks, reference materials and general reading books, and offers students a range of higher education services.

http://starschools.okstate.edu/index2.html

"Improving Math and Science in Middle Schools" (IMS)2 is a new Web-based professional development program for middle school math and science teachers. The site allows these teachers to find exemplar lessons they can adapt and use in their classes. The initial lessons will only concern chemistry, biology, physics and math. There will be a section on how to use computers and the Internet when teaching these areas. The site helps improve student learning by incorporating computer simulations, animation, streaming audio and video, chat rooms and message boards that provide more effective classroom tools, subject content and presentation methods for teachers. There will also be lessons showing teachers how to develop their own Web pages, as well as lessons to introduce them to innovative ways to use the Internet in their classrooms. Areas will be available where teachers and students can share results of lessons they use or ask questions about findings. Teachers can also use the site to post lessons they develop by themselves and want to share with others.

www.SciamArchive.org

The new Scientific American Archive from Holtzbrinck Online Publishing contains every article, photo and illustration from Scientific American magazine from 1993 to the present. The online archive serves as a great resource for students, academics and general science enthusiasts.

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This cross-disciplinary, interactive educational Web site designed to build language, social studies and technology skills for middle school students presents its first education module, Upstairs in the Past. The site allows students to link "back in time" to explore a virtual location and collect items that include letters, diaries and photographs. Then, returning to the present, students can investigate these items further through online exercises, related history notes, discussion topics and links. These objects also encourage students to explore and understand the place, time and people they are visiting. A final problem, Tell the Story, invites children to summarize their findings through news articles, editorials, book reviews, obituaries or cartoons in an issue of the local newspaper. Their contributions can then be posted on the site. Access to the main part of the Stories Past Web site is through an online subscription.

X@XOpenTag001http://girlstech.douglass.rutgers.eduX@XCloseTag001

Developed under a $185,000 grant from the Toyota USA Foundation to Douglass College and Girl Scouts of the USA, the new "GirlsTech: Girls, Science and Technology" Web site offers guidelines for selecting computer software and other technological resources that empower young women. The site offers useful pointers to help teachers, parents, librarians and other youth leaders evaluate Web sites, CD-ROMs, games and other electronic information resources based on their appeal to girls and young women, and their ability to stimulate interest in science and technology. The Web site describes criteria that should be considered by anyone selecting technology for girls and young women, and rates specific products by how well they meet these criteria.

X@XOpenTag002www.TextbookX.com

X@XCloseTag002TextbookX.com, formerly Textbooksatcost.com, sells new and used textbooks to college students, educators and other avid readers at discounted prices. The Web site carries hundreds of thousands of textbooks, reference materials and general reading books, and offers students a range of higher education services.

X@XOpenTag003http://starschools.okstate.edu/index2.html

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"Improving Math and Science in Middle Schools" (IMS)2 is a new Web-based professional development program for middle school math and science teachers. The site allows these teachers to find exemplar lessons they can adapt and use in their classes. The initial lessons will only concern chemistry, biology, physics and math. There will be a section on how to use computers and the Internet when teaching these areas. The site helps improve student learning by incorporating computer simulations, animation, streaming audio and video, chat rooms and message boards that provide more effective classroom tools, subject content and presentation methods for teachers. There will also be lessons showing teachers how to develop their own Web pages, as well as lessons to introduce them to innovative ways to use the Internet in their classrooms. Areas will be available where teachers and students can share results of lessons they use or ask questions about findings. Teachers can also use the site to post lessons they develop by themselves and want to share with others.

X@XOpenTag004www.SciamArchive.orgX@XCloseTag004

The new Scientific American Archive from Holtzbrinck Online Publishing contains every article, photo and illustration from Scientific American magazine from 1993 to the present. The online archive serves as a great resource for students, academics and general science enthusiasts.

This article originally appeared in the 08/01/2001 issue of THE Journal.

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