This is the second in a regular series on noteworthy, useful, or just
we've turned up and actually checked.
Please send us URLs and evaluations of any
web-sites you think deserve the exposure.
how cool a site is and how much time it's likely
to waste are intrinsically related.
- Children's Literature Service
- The Children's Literature Service of the National Library of Canada
produces an electronic products page which has links to a number of
Canadian and non-Canadian sites that pertain to children's literature.
This page would be of particular interest to those who work in the area
of children s literature -- teachers, librarians, authors, illustrators,
and editors. You can also access the site through the National Library's
- Source: Jennifer Sullivan
- This web version of Equinox, "Canada's Magazine of
Discovery" is slick, though not everything is hooked up yet. But it
contains gems like this:
Fossil hunters at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum recently uncovered the
first known specimen of Tyrannosaurus Rex droppings. The palaeo pooper
scoopers found the 16-inch petrified log while excavating an adult T-Rex
skeleton. Dino doo is a valuable find, because it can tell scientists a
great deal about the creatures' diet. Early research has revealed that
this T-Rex's dinner was an unfortunate duck-billed dinosaur.
- Canadian Football League Home Page
- I don't really have to say anything else, do I?
- MediaLink Home Page
- Is multi-media software an important educational tool? Well, don't
get me started. But it's undeniably fun and cool. This site lets you
download MediaLink "a hypermedia authoring tool that allows users to
develop their own multimedia lessons by assembling a variety of text
materials, sound files, digitized photos, or QuickTime movies" for free.
Currently there's only a Mac version, but a Windows version for the
operating-system challenged will be available come spring. It doesn't do
everything MacroMedia Director can, but then the price is 100%
- Survival Research Laboratories
- Survival Research Laboratories is an organization which knows what do
with robots; they build, in the words of Ivan Stang, "enormous, noisy,
and very dangerous unguided robots -- Cyclopean juggernauts armed with
flamethrowers, catapults, spiked maces, and worse -- mindless automatons
that shamble and crawl and roll in a random orgy of destruction . . .
These horrifying inventions are set loose in parking lots to do battle
with other . . . " Their site has plenty of video-clips and images of
these creations in action. If this doesn't get a student interested in
either engineering or performance art, check their pulse.
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