Encyberpedia by Monte Crises
Review by L.D. Steele.
Reprinted from the EdRes mailing list.
Encyberpedia is a site that aims to create a "living" Encyclopedia on the Web. On the main page there are links to specific subareas (sports, maps, news, medical, and live video from around the world). There is also a "subjects index" where you can quickly locate a region of interest in areas more related to information taught in schools.In the Subjects Index there are subareas such as: agriculture, animals, antiques, autions, art, automobiles, and aviation -- just in the "A" section. The subjects can yield rich link sources of information suitable for school. The site offers a low graphics version that does not change the appearance of the site significantly, but not offer a quicker download time. It is alos fully compatible with Netscape, Internet Explorer, Web TV and AOL. When viewed from a text-only browser, it was organized nicely.
This is a site that works well for people who want to browse various subject areas. The site is fairly comprehensive with many areas of interest for teachers, but it is not an "education" site per se, and aims more at the general web browser.Format wise, although the site itself is "free", it is funded by advertisements found on the page. Because this is an award-winning site, and a well known one, there are numerous advertisements between the top of each page and the subject manner. This can be distracting. This site could take a while to download if you have a slow connection. Overall this is a good site to check out when you have the time to track down resources , and when you are curious about odd subjects.
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