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Following is a list of World Wide Web sites that teachers and their students may find helpful.

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The National Educators Employment Network introduces an online employment service, Teachers@Work. Teaching candidates post their résumés on the site, and the service matches their qualifications with the requirements of school districts, helping schools locate candidates qualified in specific disciplines. A posting of job openings and other links of interest to educators is also included. www.teachersatwork.com.

, a nonprofit children's literary magazine published quarterly by Playful Productions Inc. in Wilmington, Del., announces its new site. It includes samples of short stories, poetry, articles, and illustrations from past issues of the magazine; students from around the country are invited to share their writing and artwork. Also included is a list of links for parents, teachers, and students.

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, in conjunction with Copernicus Interactive, announces its new educational site. Features include "Weekly Learning Adventure," a collection of dynamic and rotating interactive projects, and "Best Bets for Educators," which lists links to various educational resources elsewhere on the Internet. The "Online Exchange" offers discussion groups and is designed to foster interaction between students and educators.

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Journeyworks Publishing is launching a new site designed to help health professionals and educators locate creative, affordable health promotion materials. Topics addressed by the more than 150 pamphlets listed on the site include tobacco prevention and cessation, HIV and STD prevention, drug and alcohol abuse, and women's health. Journeyworks is also developing a section of the site with articles and promotional pieces that health professionals and educators may download for classroom use.

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The Mint is a new site designed to help teachers incorporate economics and personal finance into the curriculum. Designed for classroom use, the site was developed under the direction of the National Council on Economic Education in partnership with the Northwestern Mutual Life Foundation. It explains basic concepts like budgeting, saving, investing, buying on credit, and the impact of education on salaries. The site was designed by Homeboyz Graphics, a Milwaukee-based Web site developer that is staffed by youths from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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Ronald Riley, president of the Professional Inventors Alliance, has created a site about inventors and inventing for students and teachers. Features include a history of invention, a discussion of girls as inventors, testimony from inventors about how they got started, and links to related sites.

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Safekids.com is a new site designed to provide information for parents and to teach kids critical thinking skills regarding online safety. Designed by Larry Magid, syndicated technology columnist for the

, the site is based on the premise that education, and not censorship, helps children avoid questionable online situations.

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Multiactive Education announces the Brainium, a comprehensive online science site that shows teachers, students, and families a variety of ways to teach and learn science. Focused on science education for grades 4-8, the site features interactive educational games, activities, and animated adventures.

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PBS Online announces PBS TeacherSource, a new site for preK-12 educators. Designed to complement the services that PBS and its member stations provide, the site helps teachers learn ways to incorporate video and the Internet into the classroom. It features an inventory of more than 1,000 free lesson plans, teacher guides, and online activities. The site's resources are grouped into six subject areas: arts and literature, mathematics, science, social studies, health and vocation, and technology for teachers.

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Curiocity's FreeZone, a Web site for kids, and Magnet Interactive, a children's multimedia developer, announce Flip, an online program that helps Web-savvy kids teach adults to use the Internet. This site encourages children ages 8-14 to help adults learn basic Internet skills, including how to construct home pages, research topics online, and participate in chat groups. The site also addresses the question of Internet safety.

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EBSCO Publishing, an electronic reference database developer, announces its Teacher Reference Center, which offers free access to article summaries from nearly 300 education periodicals. The site explores the latest innovations in classroom technology, software products, and teaching trends, and offers links to other sites focused on education and information literacy. Also available are instructional guides, including "How To Cite Electronic Resources" and "How To Create a Web Site."

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The Brooklyn Botanic Garden offers a site devoted to horticultural science. More than 1,900 pages long, it features a virtual tour of the garden grounds and access to its database of botanical research.

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Kaplan Interactive's site offers advice on tests, college admissions, student life, careers, and other topics geared toward students' academic goals. It also features online games, including "The Amazing College Simulator," "Tuition Impossible," and "The Career Hotseat."

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Guavaberry Books introduces a site that offers suggestions for incorporating studies of the Virgin Islands people and culture into an interdisciplinary curriculum. Its multicultural approach is intended for use with non-native speakers and children at risk.

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The National Cable Television Association and Tech Corps, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving K-12 education through integration of technology into the classroom, have developed WebTeacher, a free online tutorial for teachers. This 80-hour, self-guided interactive program aims to help educators learn to navigate the Internet, link to education sites, develop lesson plans, create home pages, and find tips on Internet safety.

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Brown University's Scholarly Technology Group, in collaboration with sophomores from South Kingstown High School in South Kingstown, Rhode Island, has produced an online resource exploring the events of 1968. The site is based on the recollections of 31 Rhode Islanders of their lives during that year. The Whole World Was Watching: An Oral History of 1968 offers transcripts of interviews conducted by the students, available in both text and audio formats.

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The History Channel and Headbone Interactive, a children's media company, announce Escape to Freedom, a new African American history site. Information is presented in a story format; the site guides students through a series of questions and encourages them to do independent research.

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Vol. 10, Issue 5, Pages 57-58

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