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Internet WEB sites we have found to be helpful.

Internet Sites for Study Guides and other School Help

http://www.howtostudy.com  A list of sites with many study guides.

http://www.futurekids.com  This is one of the largest providers of classroom material about technology and the internet.

http://www.sparknotes.com  The SparkNotes Study Guides are the core of the SparkNotes.com website. includes an incredible selection of over 1000 study guides on a wide variety of topics. The study guides are organized into 15 channels, such as Literature, Mathematics, History, and Chemistry, which cover the full range of high school and college courses. SparkNotes.com offers online versions of many of the works of literature, poetry, and philosophy that our study guides cover, so that you can refer to a particular work while you use the study guide that covers it.

http://www.pinkmonkey.com  Now features over 380 Literature Summaries/notes/book notes/chapter summaries/booknotes and study guides for both popular and obscure titles. You can view our FREE online Booknotes OR buy downloadable and printable versions from our MonkeyNotes Store.

http://etext.lib.virginia.edu  The University of Virginia Library Center has an on-line archive of tens of thousands of electronic texts and images. About 1,800 of these are publicly-available e-books including classic British and American fiction, major authors, children's literature, the Bible, Shakespeare, American history, African-American documents, and much more. Thousands more titles (currently web versions only) can be found in the Electronic Text Center's collections and projects, many of which are publicly accessible.
BROWSE BY SUBJECT: Illustrated Classics, African-American, Native American, Women Writers, The Bible, Literature in Translation, Shakespeare, Civil War, Young Readers, Early American Fiction and the Center on Religion and Democracy. All texts on this list can be accessed in HTML (web version) for online viewing, and some can be downloaded as both a MS Reader E-book for the Microsoft Reader and a Palm-readable text for the AportisDoc reader.


Internet Sites for Dictionaries, Thesaurus, Encyclopedias, and other Reference Items

 http://www.encyclopedia.com  A free online encyclopedia.

http://www.m-w.com  An online dictionary and thesaurus.

http://www.pcwebopedia.com  An online dictionary and search engine you need for computer and Internet technology.

http://www.wordsmyth.net  An online American English dictionary with an integrated thesaurus. WEDT contains 50,000 headwords, and very precisely defined and hyperlinked synonyms. And the search engine allows for very flexible searching.

http://encarta.msn.com  Encarta Online, with more than 47,000 encyclopedia articles, an interactive atlas, a dictionary and thesaurus, and more.  The Homework Center, with step-by-step guides for different kinds of assignments, a Project Planner, literature guides, and a Web directory.


Internet Safety for Parents and Children

http://www.webwisekids.org  Helpful site for kids and parents.

http://www.safetyed.org   Many safety related pages.

http://www.fosterclub.com  The club for Foster Kids.

http://www.cybertipline.com  Very good site cyber safety and reporting information.


Software and Help Files

http://www.cnet.com    You can find help and software here.

http://www.zdnet.com    You can find help and software here.

http://www.sofweb.vic.edu.au   You can find help here.

http://www.tucows.com    You can find help and software here.

http://www.programfiles.com  Contains over 15,000 programs for you to download - many of them are free.

http://www.internet-tips.net  From the dos and don'ts of chatting to the best way to advertise on the web, this useful site helps clear up many misunderstandings and mysteries about the Internet.


Government Related Sites

http://www.myscgov.com   The South Carolina state government page.

http://www.state.sc.us/dss   The Department of Social Services.

http://www.kids.gov  Helpful site for kids and parents.


Health Related Sites

http://www.kidshealth.org    You can find information on your child's health here.

http://starsleep.nhlbi.nih.gov   Garfield's Games for Star Sleepers.

http://familydoctor.org   This Web site is operated by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), a national medical organizations representing more than 93,700 family physicians, family practice residents and medical students. All of the information on this site has been written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals at the AAFP.


Fun Things for Kids

http://www.kidsdomain.com    A Fun Place for Kids.

http://www.exploratorium.edu/science_explorer/volcano.html  Have your kids make a miniature lava lamp.

http://www.oozinggoo.com/howto.html   Try an more advanced lava lamp  (older children).

http://spaceplace.jpl.nasa.gov   A click on "Make Spacey Things" will reveal how to send a rocket toward the moon using bubble power to blast off  and many other projects.

http://yucky.kids.discovery.com  This site is run by the Discovery Channel.  It's overflowing with projects ranging from the merely unusual to the downright gross.

http://www.zoogdisney.com  This site is run by Disney.

http://kids.earthlink.net  This site is run by Earthlink and Disney.

http://www.kidsclick.org  This site is compiled, maintained, and prescreened by dedicated librarians.

http://www.yahooligans.com  This is the answer for kid-friendly
searching.  This clean and attractive site returns well-monitored, safe results.


Misc. Sites from the Internet

http://www.howstuffworks.com   At HowStuffWorks, not only can you ask, you can get the answer  ---  to just about anything.

http://www.uselessknowledge.com  This site boasts over 25,000 trivia facts, quotes, quizzes, and other ephemera to keep you amused.


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