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A cup of coffee and the morning news and weather-
  1. CNN News
  2. Independent Online
  3. Daily Mail and Guardian
  4. The Weather Channel
  5. South Africa Online - Weather Forecast



  1. Converting Celsius to Fahrenheit and Pounds to Kilograms - from the Medical College of Wisconsin
  2. Digital Generation Unit Converter - form based
  3. Digital Generation Unit Conversions - uses Java
  4. OANDA Currency Converter - from Olsen & Associates. Find exchange rates for money around the world


The CyberJourneys Series

  1. Kids@work Math in the Cyberzone
  2. CyberDesign Architects of the Future
  3. English@work A Passport to Cyberspace
  4. Scribes Online Learning in an Electronic Writing Space


Global Classroom Resources

  1. ACES I (July 1998) - Cultivating Learners - integrating the Internet into the curriculum
  2. ACES II (July 1999) - Nurturing engaged learners
  3. Global Classroom Teacher Resources - a wide range of resources including places to find online projects
  4. Guide to Basic Web Design - from the Global Classroom



  1. ePals - Huge database of schools with information about grade levels and topics
  2. Web66 - Huge database of schools worldwide
  3. Yahoo Education K-12 Schools
  4. KIDLINK - Global Networking for kids up to age 15.



  1. The "Who Am I?" Program - an 8 month educational program for students
  2. KIDLEADER archives - Where the adult leaders hold discussions
  3. KIDLINK - projects and global dialogue for kids up to 15 years of age.
  4. KIDPROJ - long and short term projects, message archives
  5. KIDFORUM - 6 week topics, message archives
  6. KIDCAFE - free form discussions
  7. KIDLINK IRC - registration required
  8. KIDLINK C2D - multimedia
  9. Search the KIDLINK archives
  10. How to subscribe to KIDLINK lists


Latitude and Longitude

  1. How Far Is It? - Excellent site for finding latitude and longitude as well as calculating the distance between two cities.
  2. Astrodienst Atlas - This resource gives latitude/longitude and times for cities around the world. Big database.



  1. 21st Century Schoolhouse - interactive educational forum for the growth and advancement of social equity, ecological integrity and economic prosperity.
  2. Global SchoolNet Foundation - harnesses the power of the Internet to provide ongoing opportunities to support learners both in and outside of the school environment.
  3. The Electronic Emissary Project - Internet-based telementoring and research effort serving K-12 students and teachers around the world.
  4. MidLink Magazine - a digital magazine for kids
  5. Youth Net - a place where youth (of all ages) around the world can safely meet each other, and participate in discussions, interactive learning projects, and activities that meet their needs.
  6. I*EARN International Education and Resource Network
  7. Global Quest II - NASA - Teaching with the Internet
  8. K-12 Classroom Projects - Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
  9. Designs for Telecollaboration and Telepresence - Judi Harris, from her book Virtual Architecture


Reference Library

  1. Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators - A complete online resource for teachers. Excellent.
  2. Kidsweb - a Digital Library for K-12 students
  3. National Geographic Online
  4. Population Clocks
  5. National Geographic Map Machine: Atlas - maps and statistical information about countries around the world.
  6. Mapquest - Users can explore millions of towns and cities around the world. Features include addresses on a map, driving directions, lodging, restaurant, and city information.
  7. The World Factbook 1998 - a complete source of concise information for many countries including these categories: Geography, People, Government, Economy, Communications, Transportation, Military and Transnational Issues.
  8. Ask an Expert - links to several "Ask an Expert" pages from UtahLINK
  9. WebQuests - inquiry oriented activity using resources on the WWW
  10. From Now On - Jamie McKenzie


Search Engines

Seven Steps Toward Better Searching

  1. AltaVista - Largest search engine on the WWW. Searches the WWW and Usenet.
  2. AltaVista Translation - service available for French, German, Portuguese, Italian and Spanish
  3. Metacrawler - One of the earliest meta-search engines. Supports Boolean searching. User can customize Metacrawler before searching.
  4. Infoseek - Fast and easy to use. Does not allow Boolean searches. Includes reference guides, business news and stock quotes. Users can personalize news searches.
  5. Lycos - Fast and easy. No Boolean. Great for searching for images, sounds and video.
  6. Ask Jeeves - Ask a question and submit. No Boolean necessary.


Search Engines for Kids

  1. Yahooligans - a Web Guide for kids. Enter terms and also click on a choice of eight categories.
  2. KidsClick! - Enter search words or click on 15 different catergories. Offers advanced searching.
  3. Ask Jeeves For Kids - Kids can ask a question and click on "Ask." Keywords and Boolean terms are not necessary.
  4. Search Tools For Kids Many web tools on one page
  5. Kids' Tools For Searching the Internet Search terms can be entered on this page for many search engines appropriate for kids



  1. ThinkQuest - An International Contest for Students 12 - 19 years old.
  2. ThinkQuest Junior - A contest for girls and boys in U.S. schools, grades 4 - 6.
  3. ThinkQuest for Tomorrow's Teachers - A new contest for U.S. teachers


Time Zones

  1. The Time Zone Page - The current time is available for 619 cities, worldwide.
  2. KIDLINK's dual clocks - Wonderful page with two clocks. One shows local time for the user and the other shows the time of an area the user clicks on the map in the center of the page.
  3. World Time Zones - from the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington, DC. Click on a letter of the alphabet to see times zones for major cities around the world. The local standard time offset from UTC is listed on the pages.


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Millennium Minds
Educational Computing in the Internet Age
Cape Town, South Africa 29 September - 1 October 1999
The Western Cape Schools Network and SchoolNet SA

Patti Weeg