This is the Math Counts competition website. It gives a problem of the
week - which I am going to put in my thesis appendix. It also provides
many practice "warm-up" problems. It is exemplary because it provides
the user with plenty of coaching so that the user can become competent
at solving problems.
This website is a cooperative group math competition for Washington
residents. Although my students would not be able to participate in it,
it provides some great problems for them to solve. The problems are
complex and emphasize reality.
This website is not really my bag but for those parents who are into
flashcards and basic fact practice, this is the spot for them. It
provides a homework computation check, where students can enter math
problems and it will tell them if they are correct or not. It provides
various levels of flashcards and games such as concentration. It would
make many parents happy.
LISA LUNA (Mary Elizabeth)
#1 Favorite Exemplary Web Site for Students = Kidlink Home Page
Kidlink is a grassroots organization aimed at getting youth through the
age of 15 involved in a GLOBAL dialog. It is a a place where kids can
join together and talk. It is available in many different languages.
It is an example of an exemplary web site because it is eye-catching
with its animated icons and "children made" picture displays. It is
full of activites, projects, and chat rooms for children. It even has a
"Help Wizard" to help students with homework and questions.
#2 Favorite Exemplary Web Site for Students = PBS Home Page for kids
PBS has an awesome web site! It is lively with music, movies, games,
and stories-- all very educational for students. Best of all, it is
fun. Students are familiar with most of these characters from watching
PBS, so it holds interest.
#3 Favorite Exemplary Web Site for Students = Dr. Math Home Page
Dr. Math is a web site for students of all ages, where they can ask Dr.
Math for help with everything involving math, including: About
Numbers, Addition, Division, Fractions and Decimals, Geometry, Golden
Rectangle, Grab Bag, Infinity, Large Numbers, Math History,
Multiplication, Place value, Projects, Puzzles, Square roots,
Subtraction, Terms and Units of Measure and Word problems. Students
submit questions and recieve a reply. They can also take part in an
on-line math forum. It is exemplary because it deals with a subject
which many students have phobias about. They can ask questions without
feeling like they "look stupid", or are asking a "dumb question".
#4 Favorite Exemplary Web Site for Students = Education Place Home
Houghton Mifflin has creatyed this wonderful web site where children
can play games, solve brain teaser, go into a reading room and have fun
with learning activities. It is for K-8 graders. And because it's
Houghton Mifflin, you know its good!! (Right?!)
#5 Favorite Exemplary Web Site for Students = Science Home Page
Full of science stuff for all grade levels!
Web sites for students to use:
This web site is done by a student at Jackson High School in Michigan. He is
Deaf and he lists a lot of information about deaf colleges, a deaf resource
guide, and a has links to his personal web site.
I think it would be great for deaf elementary and high school students to see
another deaf student and his web page. They could also get information about
events in other states and maybe get ideas for starting some activities in
This web site is for young children. It is called little explorers and it
has 909 illustrated dictionary entries. The students just click on a letter
and the entry comes up. It also has links to dot to dot games and other
This site has everything a student would want to know about frogs. The site
is called frogland. It is very colorful and great for research reports. You
can color a frog or learn about the different parts of a frog.
This site is called Pooh Pages. Young children can follow Pooh on an
adventure where they have 20 different places to visit. It is very
educational and fun for the kids. The students have to click on the place
they would like to visit with Pooh.
This site is the NASA K-12 initiative: online from Jupiter. It is an
interactive science classroom that is very fun and informational for the
students. The students can read field journals and track missions. This
would go great with the field trip to the Challenger Center in Balboa Park
that the fifth graders do each year.
To: Jim Levin
Subject: TEP 231 Kid Resources
1. http://www.sandiegozoo.com/apps/animals/ is an interactive web site
for children to get acquanted and learn about animals at the zoo. The
colored photographs and the wide range of links that children can easily
go to from one click to another allows kids to get more detailed
information about a specific animal.
2. http://www.pbs.org/kids/ is an interactive
site specifically for kids. By getting onto different links, kids are
provided with the steps to create games, jokes, songs and many other
activities that would interest children and development important
skills. A few animations, lots of color and a wide variety of links to
other sites and activities can easily keep students entertained.
3. www.yahooligns.com reminds me of an adult version of Yahoo, yet,
toned down to the scale and interest of kids where they can go through
journeys/trips through photos and narratives as well as find out more
information about news, sports, computers and many other subject areas.
4. www.enchantedlearning.com is a site where there are a variety of
topics, mostly animals, that children can choose from to learn.
5. http://wwar.com/postcard/ is a web site
where users can click onto an image that is a piece created by an artist
at a familiar museum and send it as a postcard, writing a message to a
I ranked the above according to the amount of active and colorful
learning that was going on in each site as well as how much content
area/skills the I felt the site covered.
Student exemplar web sites
An information web site on a wide range of subjects
Good activities for students. Easy to use, provides good activities
often using house hold materials.
see the teacher exemplars
A website for the San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park
Students can browse any section of the zoo or park, getting information
on all animal and plant species. Could be coordinated with visit to
both the zoo and the park.
I found five sites that I thought would be useful in a variety of
science courses. The first site relates to physics and physical science:
This site represents the Physics Classroom which is a interactive high
school physics tutorial complete with sample questions, real-life
applications, animation, and simulations. The site is reader friendly
and easy to navigate. It also has links to an interactive high school
I would use the remaining four sites for a life science classroom:
1) The Interactive Fly: This site would be a perfect supplement to
an A.P. Biology course that was doing the optional Drosophila lab. The
site discusses the Drosophila's genes and their role in the development
of the fly. It has details pictures of the fly at its different
2) Cells Alive: This site is amazing! It has time-lapsed
photography, using bio-cams, of different types of cells and
microorganism replicating. The bio-cams also show the immune system
cells protecting the body against foreign organism. I was truely
impressed. I think that this type of site could add excitement to
studying the world of microorganism, cancer, cells, and the immune
3) The Interactive Pathology Laboratory for Medical Education: This
site has some incredible pictures of the anatomy of a human. It also
has some great pictures of different types of cells and tissue types.
Each picture comes with a tutorial. The site also has diseased tissues
and discusses how the tissues become diseased. I think that this site
would be good for promoting interest in a general biology course and
would be excellent for instruction in an A.P. Biology course or in an
4) MIT Biology Hypertextbook: This textbook would serve as a good
resource for students who were researching a biology subject or who
needed to review a concept. The site is easy to navigate. It has great
pictures and good explanations.
The web sites I have selected for teacher and student reflect more the
technical area I teach in rather than the K-12 type sites. It is
essential for both experienced students to become connected to the water
and wastewater technology field. The following web sites will help them
become part of that community and will therefore help them begin
communication with their peers.
Number One: www.wef.org
This site is the international organization (Water Environment
Federation) for wastewater professionals of all types - engineers,
researchers, operators, managers, etc. This site provides information of
many types and will open the students' horizon for the possibilities in
Number Two: www.epa.gov/r5water/
This site is from one of the nine regions of the Environmental
Protection Agency. Region 5 includes Chicago, Illinois. This site
contains information and opportunities well beyond Region 5 (central US)
EPA. Those working on this site must have recognized the lack of good
sites for this field and decided to try to fill the gap. (The other EPA
regions can use this site as a prototype for what can be done.
Number Three: www.lacsd.org
This site is an example of the kind of opportunities available through a
large wastewater treatment district. The Los Angeles County Sanitation
Districts has always been quite progressive in applicatioin of new
Number Four: www.ebmud.com
This site is from one of the largest wastewater districts in northern
California. Again this will help the students establish rapport with
other operators within the state and to understand overarching political
issues facing the industry.
Number Five www.watereuse.org
This site is representative of an important aspect in the water and
wastewater field: reclamation. This field bridges the gap between water
and wastewater treatment and any operator that is conversant in this
field has a decided advantage (for professional advancement) over
someone who does not. The site could use some better links to other
sites since they should represent a nexus of information for the
Number Six: www.awwa.org
This site is the from the international organization for the water
industry, American Water Works Association. The site is not very good
when compared with its wastewater counterpart (site Number One above).
5 exemplary and often used student web sites:
This is an excellent resource for English teachers. I have found and
implemented a wonderful "Weekly Idiom" reference, fluency fable story
builders, and E-mail Pal Connection programs. I love Virtual English
1. http://ets.com or http://toefl.org
For Toefl students, this site can be useful to take practice teofl
tests on the new computerized format. It's great to access this
because the new exam format is computer-adaptive, which acan be
challenging in that the questions are modified according to the way a
student answers the previous question.
Since much of our curriculum is based on Heinle and Heinle books, this
web site offers extra grammar based activities and ofther information
which is useful and helpful to English students. It also features an
image resource bank for ordering texts on-line.
This is the link for our many Swiss students who studey at our school
in La Jolla. It offers current events in a nice, clean format, and
it's probably the most often visited site connected to from our
it, especially for English teachers.
Students can learn all about the many content areas they are currently
studying. Usually, students are assigned a monthly videotape
presentation and they like to tap into this site for extra information
This reference gives a great directory of all the schools
internationally that teach English to non-native speakers.
Last updated: 28 June 1999
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