The Encarta Highlights newsletter is one of my favorite educational newsletters (besides my own, of course.) I found a gem of a spelling quiz in this month’s edition: 15 Commonly Misspelled Words. I, by the way, scored 12 out of 15, which doesn’t sound all that wonderful, but Encarta declared “Your spelling power places you… [Continue]
Today is Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year. If you’d like to learn more, here is a list of Rosh Hashana sites from Jacob Richman.
I’m researching copyright, fair use and music piracy for an upcoming Surfnetkids column, and I came across this great multi-part article titled Copyrights and Copying Wrongs: an Education World series on copyright and fair use. It answers questions about …
Pyschology Today reports “Children who spent time on the web had higher grade point averages and scored better on standardized tests than other children, according to researchers at Michigan State University.” Can I say I told you so? The educational benefit of the Internet has seemed obvious to me for many years (I’ve been writing… [Continue]