~ potpourri of Web resources and
Gleanings - Objects or ideas that have been
gathered or amassed over a period of time,
especially when they form a collection or comprehensive whole.
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Celebrating Advent–Christmas: Advent traditions and customs.
Christmas holiday recipes, dinners, cookies, baking, candy,
decorating, and more.
Planet Earth: 7 one-hour instructional videos on Earth science and
astronomy…as it makes connections between our solar system and Earth's
oceans, climate, and mineral and energy sources. It unifies Earth
science, astronomy, and comparative planetology into an integrated
discipline that relies on common scientific methods.
Integrity Restored: a site for those struggling with pornography
use. Designed to help men, their wives and their families break free
from the bonds of porn. Sections include:
Pornography and the Catholic,
The Path of Recovery,
Resources for Overcoming Pornography Addiction.
Exercise for Seniors (MedlinePlus): There are four main types of
exercise and seniors need some of each: 1) Endurance activities - like
walking, swimming, or riding a bike - which build "staying power" and
improve the health of the heart and circulatory system; 2) Strengthening
exercises which build muscle tissue and reduce age-related muscle loss;
3) Stretching exercises to keep the body limber and flexible; 4) Balance
exercises to reduce the chances of a fall.
Anatomy and Physiology Learning Modules: The College of Education
and Human Development at the University of Minnesota has created this
interactive and engaging set of resources designed to help college
students learn about anatomy and physiology.
Nicholas Center: to educate people of faith, and the wider public,
about the true St. Nicholas.
Advent & Christmas assorted quotes -- reflections &
Holiday Recipes, Cookies, Breads, Candy (The Old Farmer’s Almanac):
Recipes include: Spicy Sinterklass Cakes (Speculaas), Christmas Granola,
Christmas Stollen, and more.
a worldwide index of beers, pubs, beer stores and everything else to do
with beer. Check out
Beer 101 - Beer Education for beer articles and general information
to help in your beer-education. If you have always wanted to know the
real difference between American Stout, English Bitter and German
Pilsner, head over to the
Styles page to learn all about it. From there you can browse
Recent Beer Tastings & Reviews, complete with scores and full
reviews by drinkers.
BioOne: Provides access to critical, peer-reviewed research in
biological, ecological, and environmental sciences room BioOne's 167
journals and book series. Now available for easy access to
faculty, students, and researchers via their iPhones, Androids, and
Blackberry smartphones. Click on
Browse/Collections to bring up all journals, select journal and
click on current issue, or past issues. Click on the
Resources tab for Student and Researcher Guides & Tutorials.
collection of free webmasters tools for research and development
– checking pageranks, testing website speeds, executing WHOIS lookups,
and performing a variety of other website-related task.
Thinkfinity - The Verizon Foundation: Thinkfinity strongly supports
the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) initiative and
offers lesson plans, activities and interactives to help you build a
cross-curricular classroom. Resource sections for In the Classroom, At
Home & Afterschool, Professional Development. Near the bottom of the
homepage visitors will find "Lesson Plans," "Podcasts," and "Resources
Taste of Home Recipes: Browse by recipe type or category. Includes
recipes for Slow Cooker, Grilling, Soups, Dinners, Healthy Eating,
Cuisine Style, Holiday & Celebration, Budgets, Seasonal, for Kids, and
Holiday Baking: Delicious favorites like cinnamon rolls, sticky
buns, stollen, scones, muffins, fruitcake, yeast breads, quick breads
and coffee cake.
- CHOW.com: a
new kind of food media…about the parties you really want to throw, the
meals you really want to eat, the gear you really want to have—but we
deliver it to you in audio, video, and more. Check out the illustrated
recipes and the
Holiday recipes section along the top tabs.
November 30, 2011
Nature – Beauty – Gratitude by Louie Schwartzberg (TEDTalks). His
stunning time-lapse photography, accompanied by powerful words from
Benedictine monk David Steindl-Rast, serves as a meditation on being
grateful for every day.
Wings of Life: Louie Schwartzberg presents the unsung heroes of
the global food chain. You will witness, as never before, fantastic
journeys that are full of wonder, drama and beauty.…Visually
stunning and emotional, the story is told from the flower's point of
view. For the first time ever, you will witness a world hidden from
the naked eye-and it will be an experience you will never forget.
November 29, 2011
November 28, 2011
Principles of Chemical Science (MIT's OpenCourseWare): Video lectures,
lecture notes, and exams can be found on the left-hand side of the page, and
can also be downloaded en masse via the "Download Course Materials" link.
The topics covered here include the basic principles of atomic and molecular
electronic structure, thermodynamics, acid-base and redox equilibria, and
Chemistry Tutorials: Washington University and Howard Hughes Medical
Institute created this online tutorial for getting students ready for
college-level chemistry courses. The tutorials offer reviews of introductory
topics within the field of general chemistry, practice problems, practice
quizzes, and an online diagnostic exam. On the left-hand side of the site,
visitors can click through sections that include "Periodic Table" and
"Constants/Equations." Also, the diagnostic exam may be quite helpful for
educators and students who wish to test their mettle against the basic
principles of such a chemistry course.
The Life Cycle of Plants: Offers a refresher on the life cycle of
plants. The five areas here include "Seed Growth", "Parts of a flower",
"Seed Dispersal", and "Plant Identification". Clicking on each of the
first three sections mentioned here will reveal a set of interactive
diagrams and illustrations that show different scenarios documenting the
conditions that can affect plant growth.
Resource for chat slang and emoticons. You can look up the meanings of
acronyms, abbreviations, slang terms, and emoticons using the Search box
in the upper-left corner of each page. You may also browse the terms
alphabetically or browse by category using the links in the navigation
bar to the left.
Repair: Get Car Repair Guides & Quotations. Lists numerous DIY car
How to Carve a Turkey (MrFood.com): Step-by-step tips to a perfectly
carved turkey that you can proudly present at your Thanksgiving feast!
INFOMINE: Scholarly Internet Resource Collections. A virtual library
of Internet resources relevant to faculty, students, and research staff
at the university level. It contains useful Internet resources such as
databases, electronic journals, electronic books, bulletin boards,
mailing lists, online library card catalogs, articles, directories of
researchers, and many other types of information.
November 18, 2011
CiteThisForMe.com - The Harvard Referencing Generator: Free
generator tool designed to help students prepare their whole
bibliography or reference list quickly and easily. It uses the Harvard
referencing style, one of the most common referencing styles in
CyberBridge - Harvard University: Designed to help students
transition from high school to the first year of Life Sciences courses.
Sections include: Math in Biology, Types of Bonding, Structure of DNA,
Mendel’s Laws, Population Genetics, Mitosis & Meiosis.
November 17, 2011
Stuffing Recipes – MrFood.com: Citrus Stuffing, Holiday Sausage
Stuffing, Mama's Old Fashioned Stuffing, Traditional Herb Stuffing, and
Black 'n' White Movies.com: Mostly public domain films with expired
copyright. A large collection of classic old movies from the 1920’s up
to the 1970’s. Movies are categorized into different genres such as
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Horror, War, and more.
November 16, 2011
From Conception to Birth – visualized: Image-maker Alexander Tsiaras
shares a powerful medical visualization, showing human development from
conception to birth and beyond.
November 15, 2011
Thanksgiving Recipes: Main Dishes, Stuffing, Sides, Desserts, and
Cooking and Entertaining Tips (The Old Farmer's Almanac). Click here for
more tasty Thanksgiving recipes.
Investopedia: With a nice collection of free tutorials that can take
you from the most basic skills to advanced information, this site can be
considered one of the best beginner’s resource online to learn to invest
money. There are even real exercises and mock tests to help you if you
are taking CFA professional exams.
November 11, 2011
"Operation Mend": a unique partnership between Ronald Reagan UCLA
Medical Center, Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, and
the V.A.-Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System been established to help
treat U.S. military personnel severely wounded during service in Iraq
November 10, 2011
World War II in Photos - a Retrospective in 20 Parts: Originally
posted weekly to TheAtlantic.com from June 19 – October 30, 2011,
running every Sunday morning for 20 weeks. This series explores "the
events of the war, the people involved at the front and back home, and
the effects the war had on everyday lives. These images still give us
glimpses into the real-life experiences of our parents, grandparents and
great grandparents, moments that shaped the world as it is today."
Innovative Copyright - Unique Resources for Copyright Education. The
Copyright Education and Consultation Program, a project funded by the
Illinois State Library…The goals of the program include increasing
confidence in use of materials, informing users of copyright education
resources available to them, empowering users with knowledge about their
own intellectual property rights, and facilitating use of copyrighted
material in the classroom.
Center for Internet and Society (CIS): a public interest technology
law and policy program at Stanford Law School and a part of Law, Science
and Technology Program at Stanford Law School. CIS studies the
interaction of new technologies and the law and to examine how the
synergy between the two can either promote or harm public goods like
free speech, innovation, privacy, public commons, diversity, and
November 9, 2011
Veterans Day (History.com). On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the
11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities,
was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World
War, then known as "the Great War." Commemorated as Armistice Day
beginning the following year, November 11th became a legal federal
holiday in the United States in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II
and the Korean War, Armistice Day became Veterans Day, a holiday
dedicated to American veterans of all wars.
"Being Human in an Age of Unbelief" by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput,
O.F.M. Cap. (CatholicCulture.org). Four points in defense of human
dignity. Adapted from an address delivered at the University of
How To Clean Anything: The Art of Cleaning Almost Anything…
November 8, 2011
CDC: Be Prepared to Stay Safe and Healthy in Winter. Winter storms
and cold temperatures can be hazardous, but if you plan ahead, you can
stay safe and healthy. Prepare your home and cars. Keep emergency kits
stocked. Be ready for power outages. Wear appropriate clothing. Check on
children, the elderly and pets.
Fun Facts About Fungi - Teachers’ Guides. Presented by the Utah
State University Intermountain Herbarium, is a learning experience for
everyone on the facts about Mycology: The study of fungi, fungi
diversity, decay and decomposition, mushroom collecting, and more.
Jefferson County (Ohio) Board of Elections: Includes Voter
Registration Information, Polling Locations, Polling Place Locator,
November 7, 2011
Study Skills Tip Sheets and Advice: Created by Emory University's
College of Arts and Sciences to help students accomplish their goals. On
the site, visitors will find nine different documents, including
"Science and Math Tips for Success", "Note-taking", and "Essential Tips
for Freshmen (and other students too)".
ScienceNOW - Explore Teacher's Guides (NOVA): Designed by NOVA's
scienceNOW group. Offers a wide range of teacher's guides designed to be
used in conjunction with the scienceNOW programs. The guides are divided
into thirteen topical areas: Anthropology/Archeology | Chemistry | Earth
Science | Forensics | Health Science | Life Science | Mathematics |
Oceanography | Paleontology | Physics | Social Studies | Space Science |
November 3, 2011
New Roman Missal Sign Language Interpreter Training: online video
training series created by a national team of experienced Deaf persons,
clergy, pastoral workers, and liturgical interpreters for reference and
practice while preparing to interpret the new translation of the Roman
Missal into American Sign Language for the Catholic Deaf Community.
November 2, 2011
National Center for Biotechnology Information: NCBI's mission is to
develop new information technologies to aid in the understanding of
fundamental molecular and genetic processes that control health and
NCBI Tutorials: Guided tutorials, exercises and problem sets in web,
PDF and video formats.
October 31, 2011
AccountingEDU.org: a resource for CPA licensing process in all 55
jurisdictions, information on certification standards in the major areas
and vital subspecialties of accounting, and up-to-date resources that
address the evolving legal framework in which accountants operate.
October 28, 2011
"Virtuous Leadership: An Agenda for Personal Excellence" by
Alexandre Havard at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Wednesday,
October 12, 2011. The speech was sponsored by Franciscan University's
Advancement Office and the new Center for Leadership as part of the
Distinguished Speakers Series.
Story Tour Blog: Filled with short Jewish inspirational tales that
touch the heart and souls of people of many faiths. The teachings,
thoughts and stories of a Maggid – Storytelling Rabbi.
Preparing to Tell a Story: Storytelling is almost the oldest art in
the world, the first conscious form of literary communication. There are
signs of a growing interest in this ancient art, and we may yet live to
see the renaissance of the storyteller and the troubadour.
October 25, 2011
Seniors and Chronic Pain (NIH Medline Plus): Chronic pain is a
growing problem among older Americans. Understanding the causes of this
pain, the special medical needs of the elderly, and the role of pain
self-management can help seniors reduce or eliminate this condition.
MatchCollege.com: Over 6,000 colleges and universities listed,
providing information on housing, financial aid, tuition, admissions,
athletics, current events and more…Schools can be filtered by state,
city and type of degrees offered.
October 20, 2011
Go4Life (National Institute on Aging at NIH): Designed
to help you fit exercise and physical activity into your daily life.
Motivating older adults to become physically active for the first time,
return to exercise after a break in their routines, or build more
exercise and physical activity into weekly routines are the essential
elements of Go4Life.
October 18, 2011
WomensLaw.org - a project of the National Network to End Domestic
Violence (NNEDV): providing legal information and support to victims of
domestic violence and sexual assault. Resources on Staying Safe, Knowing
State & Federal Laws/Statutes, Preparing for Court, Learn about Abuse,
Where to Find Help, Helping Others.
Old Farmer’s Almanac Pies and Pastries Recipes
19 Perfect Pumpkin Recipes (MrFood.com): Create some sweet treats,
or a show-stopping dessert to make for your Thanksgiving dinner, these
easy pumpkin recipes are sure to please everyone!
October 5, 2011
October 3, 2011
Top 100 Speeches (AmericanRhetoric.com)
Boston University Libraries: Research Guides listed by Subjects.
The Habitable Planet: A Systems Approach to Environmental Science. A
multimedia course for high school teachers and adult learners interested
in studying environmental science. The Web site provides access to
course content and activities developed by leading scientists and
researchers in the field.
InfraRecorder: a free CD/DVD burning tool for Windows 2000 through
7. It's available as a desktop client or portable application for both
32-bit and 64-bit operating systems and has been translated to over 20
languages. InfraRecorder is open source software released under the GNU
General Public License version 3.
Nick Vujicic: Attitude is Altitude - No Arms, No Legs, No Worries.
Nick just might have the most inspirational story you've ever heard, or
needed. Also, check out this
September 29, 2011
Definitive List of Governmental Nursing Resources on the Web.
Authoritative government sites that provide accurate, dependable and
relevant information for future and currently practicing registered
nurses. Nursing students and healthcare professionals can easily locate
valuable and legitimate data on various topics including state and
national regulations, education programs, scholarships and funding
options, and professional nursing associations.
Virtuous Leadership: A 10-point summary of Alexandre Havard’s model.
Havard states that "Leadership is intrinsically linked to virtue." This
summary includes the virtues of magnanimity and humility, prudence
(practical wisdom), courage, self-control and justice. "By practicing
the virtues, leaders become mature in their judgments, emotions, and
September 28, 2011
Education Nation 2011: NBC News' initiative to engage the country in
a solutions-focused conversation about the state of education in
Library Finder: Quickly find libraries by state, complete with
Google Maps integration. Address, phone and website are listed for each
September 27, 2011
September 23, 2011
"Healing a Broken World" – Jesuits Special Report on Ecology. "In
the fulfillment of this task we are inspired by many people worldwide
who want to create a new world based on a just relationship with
creation. We need a deep change of heart. This is the only radical way
to face the present ecological challenge.…"
September 22, 2011
Boot and Nuke ("DBAN") is a self-contained boot disk that securely
wipes the hard disks of most computers. DBAN will automatically and
completely delete the contents of any hard disk that it can detect,
which makes it an appropriate utility for bulk or emergency data
September 21, 2011
Institute for Trafficked, Exploited, & Missing Persons (ITEMP):
Raises social awareness throughout the United States, Central America,
Southeast Asia, and Europe, conducts field research on human
trafficking, and develops prevention, protection of victims, and
prosecution of aggressors programs worldwide.
Child Project: Founded by Patrick J. Atkinson to assist God’s
poorest children in their educational, social, physical, and spiritual
growth. We view education as a practical way to help poor children
escape from an otherwise painful life.
Discover the power of quotes. Quotations listed by author and topic.
Learn Excel (Chandoo.org): tips for mastering Microsoft Excel.
September 20, 2011
BoatLift: An Untold tale of September 11 Resilience. While the
towers burned and collapsed on 9/11, a half million people were
evacuated from Lower Manhattan by a civilian flotilla of ferries, tug
boats and other vessels—the largest boatlift in history.
The Road to Resilience (American Psychological Association): This
APA brochure is intended to help readers with taking their own road to
resilience. The information within describes resilience and some factors
that affect how people deal with hardship. Much of the brochure focuses
on developing and using a personal strategy for enhancing resilience.
September 19, 2011
Study in the States (Department of Homeland Security): A new DHS
website to assist international students interesting in studying in the
United States.…It will be a "one-stop shop" for questions about visas,
visa renewals and qualification requirements for students looking to
come to the United States to study.
Out Information About Various File Formats. Contains a searchable
database of thousands of file extensions with detailed information about
the associated file types. You can use FileInfo.com to lookup
information about unknown file types and find programs that open the
September 13, 2011
Science Education: Research & Training (NIH): high-quality digital
content for scientists, teachers, and the general public. First up is
the Microscope Imaging Station…where visitors can use the virtual
"station" to learn about immune cells and sea urchins that are "bent on
destruction". In the "Office of Science Education" section, visitors
will find fact sheets, lesson plans, and posters that deal with 41
different topics, including bioethics and the digestive system. There
are six other sections here, including "Environmental Health Science
Education" and "Health & Education".
STEMResources: Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics (STEM).
The Tennessee Department of Education the STEMResources website brings
together materials for teachers interested in STEM education. Check out
the "STEM Apps" section that includes "Lesson Builder Collection", "Unit
Builder", and "Content Clarifications"…along with suggestions for
incorporating these materials into the classroom. The "STEM Teacher
Resources" area includes a set of related web links that can help
teachers effectively integrate digital resources into their professional
Body: designed to help find everything they want to know about the
human skeleton, including everything from a "single blood vessel out of
the other 60,000 miles of vessels in the human circulatory system."
Project for Excellence in Journalism - Ethics Codes: For those
teaching journalism students, this selection of ethics codes from a
range of news organizations will be indispensable. Brought together by
the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism, this
page contains ethics guidelines and codes from fifteen different news
organizations from around the globe.
Smart About Money (National Endowment for Financial Education): a
non-profit that aims to educate and prepare Americans to successfully
face financial challenges throughout all stages of life. Check out an
excellent "Resource Library" link that contains articles, online
courses, curriculum, and tools from NEFE and other unbiased
sources…choose from almost two dozen topics, including "Home Ownership",
"Bankruptcy", "Investing", "Hiring a Financial Planner", and "Buying a
A Guide to Interactive Class Travel: Virtual Field Trips & eField
September 7, 2011
September 7, 2011
Social Media: "As Great a Challenge as the Reformation" (USCCB).
Bishop Ronald Herzog of Alexandria, "I am here today to suggest that you
should not allow yourselves to be fooled by its appearance. Social media
is proving itself to be a force with which to be reckoned. If not, the
church may be facing as great a challenge as that of the Protestant
The Oyez Project - U.S. Supreme Court: a multimedia archive devoted
to the Supreme Court of the United States and its work. It aims to be a
complete and authoritative source for all audio recorded in the Court
since the installation of a recording system in October 1955. The
Project also provides authoritative information on all justices and
offers a virtual reality 'tour' of portions of the Supreme Court
building, including the chambers of some of the justices.
Real Life Rosary - Hand-Made Corded Knot Rosaries: Traditional 5
decade rosary, 15 decade rosary, Key chain rosary/chaplet, Anglican
Prayer Beads, Wedding "Lasso" Rosary.
Prayers for Memorial Prayer Cards: a collection of popular memorial
prayers and poems. Includes Irish Blessings and Spanish collection of
Relishes, Sauces, Seasonings - Mr. Food: A-Z listing.
September 6, 2011
Teaching Channel: Inspired Teachers, Inspiring Classrooms. Committed
to showcasing effective and inspiring teaching practices in public
schools across America. Topics covered are Math, Science, English
Language Arts, History/Social Science.
The Miracle of Fall (University of Illinois Extension)
Winter Storm Resources (University of Illinois Extension)
Turkey for the Holidays (University of Illinois-Extension's
Nutrition & Health): How to select and prepare the turkey, carving,
complimentary dishes, safety and that all important aspect of a turkey
Recipes for Diabetics (University of Illinois-Extensions Nutrition &
Health): Includes Main Dishes, Side Dishes and Desserts.
Fiesta of Flavors (University of Illinois-Extensions Nutrition &
Health): Includes recipes for Appetizers, Soups, Main Dishes, Side
Dishes, Desserts and Beverages. Also
Fiesta de Sabores.
HortCorner (University of Illinois-Extensions Horticulture):
Includes Lawn Care, Fruits & Veggie, Flowers & Ornamentals, Trees &
Shrubs, Seasonal, Pest & Diseases.
A Taste of Gardening (University of Illinois-Extensions
Horticulture): a vegetable gardening basics series.
Sports and Nutrition - The Winning Connection (University of
September 2, 2011
ZERO - Education Resources –
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month: The Project to End
Prostate Cancer commits not only to reduce prostate cancer or alleviate
the pain from the disease but to end it.
quotations on love, friendship, humorous quotes, aphorisms, sayings.
Theology 101 - Faith Magazine
(Diocese of Lansing, Michigan): Rita
Chiron's recent articles concerning implementation of The Roman Missal,
September 1, 2011
rhyming poetry that is catchy, sounds great, and is quick and easy to
understand…Includes poems for appreciation, encouragement, retirement,
get well, apology, children, life, nature, and more.
August 31, 2011
August 30, 2011
August 29, 2011
General Instruction of The Roman Missal, Third Edition (USCCB) for
use in the Dioceses of the United States of America was confirmed by
decree of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the
Sacraments on March 26, 2010. Proper adaptations for the United States
were confirmed on July 24, 2010.
Respect Life Sunday – October 2, 2011 (USCCB). Theme: "I came
so that all might have life and have it to the full" (cf. John 10:10).
Resources, liturgy guides, and more.
Defending Human Life & Promoting Dignity of the Human Person (USCCB).
Physics for the 21st Century: a wonderful new resource for physics
teachers, students, and anyone else who would care to learn more about
dark matter, string theory, and other "big topics in modern physics".
Produced by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Science
Media Group in association with the Harvard University Department of
August 26, 2011
Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Resources: for hurricanes,
floods, tornadoes, and fires from the Red Cross, CDC, Medline Plus,
FEMA: Are You Ready? An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness.
FEMA’s most comprehensive source on individual, family, and
community preparedness. The
Natural Hazards section covers for hurricanes, tornadoes, winter
storms, earthquakes, landslides, fires, and more.
Make Magazine: one of the ultimate do-it-yourself websites. 639
videos could keep you busy for more than a year.
Concussion ABCs: Learn How to Respond (CDC). Learn concussion
symptoms and how to respond. Know your concussion ABCs: A-Assess the
situation. B-Be alert for signs and symptoms. C-Contact a health care
August 24, 2011
Scripps Institution of Oceanography: one of the oldest, largest, and
most important centers for ocean and earth science research, education,
and public service in the world.
Stargazing: Finding the Stars and Constellations (The Old Farmer's
Almanac for Kids, Volume 2)
- the top 500 free fonts from around the web
Snagit: the perfect utility to capture and share images, text or
video from your PC. Creating beautiful presentations, flawless
documentation and just saving your favorite online content is now easier
than ever before with Snagit.
August 23, 2011
Butterfly vs. Moth - Difference and Comparison.
The Wonders of the World: travel and education site dedicated to
providing the most accurate and highest quality information for the
favorite wonders around the world. Includes Ancient Wonders of the
Pyramids, Colossus of Rhodes, Lighthouse at Alexandria, and more
|Current Wonders of Chicken Itza, Machu Picchu, Great Wall of China, Taj
Mahal, and more | United States Wonders of the Brooklyn Bridge, Hoover
Dam, Mt Rushmore, and more.
August 22, 2011
August 19, 2011
The Divine Office App for iPhone, iPad & Android: an opportunity to
participate in the recitation of the Liturgy of the Hours, an ancient
and meditative collection of psalms, hymns and scripture that represent
the public prayer of the Christian community.
Medical Student Resources and Software: The University of Virginia's
School of Medicine has created a set of relevant websites that can be
useful for medical students and others with an interest in related
fields such as "A & P," "Biochemistry", "Nephrology", and "Surgery".
Each section contains links from reliable sources, including the
University of Toronto, Oxford University, and the University of Colorado
Health Sciences Center. The
"Gross Anatomy" area is very thorough, as it contains over twenty
resources that provide an overview of anatomy, anatomical slide shows…
Digital History: using news technologies to enhance teaching and
research. Includes sections on
Hypertext History: Our Online American History Textbook |
History Reference Room |
For Teachers |
Multimedia and Interactive Historical Resources |
History Writing Guides, and more along left column.
August 18, 2011
The United States Code: a consolidation and codification by subject
matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States, is now
available in a searchable online format. It is prepared by the Office of
the Law Revision Counsel of the United States House of Representatives.
Browse the United States Code.
August 17, 2011
EducationCorner®: a comprehensive Internet guide to the best
education sites, resources and articles on the Web. All education topics
and resources are sorted by subject and lifestage, so you can find
precisely what you're looking for quickly…
August 16, 2011
August 12, 2011
August 12, 1981 - debut of the IBM 5150 PC. The original IBM
5150, the personal computer made its debut at a press conference at the
Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York on August 12, 1981. The IBM 5150 not
only kicked off the PC industry, it propelled a company from nowhere to
become the dominant force of the tech industry – Microsoft. For more,
read the story by CNET News' Jay Green on the
launch of the IBM 5150.
Prudence - Mother of All Virtues: Internet research on the Cardinal
Virtues of Prudence, Justice, Fortitude and Temperance gleaned from the
Catholic Catechism, the Catholic Encyclopedia, and other articles.
August 11, 2011
Holidays Calendar: Provides information on dates and information for
holidays around the world, and to present it in a fun and accurate
manner for children and adults of many ages.
August 10, 2011
AVG Rescue CD Guide: a standalone set of tools that can be started
from CD or USB flash disk. It can be used to recover computers that are
not able to boot or are infected in a way that will not allow normal
operation. The whole CD or USB flash drive is a live CD with Linux
operating system and AVG preinstalled on it.
August 8, 2011
LD OnLine.org: the world's leading website on learning disabilities
and ADHD. LD OnLine seeks to help children and adults reach their full
potential by providing accurate and up-to-date information and advice
about learning disabilities and ADHD.
Ultipedia: a collaborative online resource dedicated to exploring
the sport of Ultimate frisbee and related culture. Includes History of
Ultimate, Tactics & Strategies, Skills & Throws, & all the rules of
Bright Ideas: great resource for your celebration planning! You'll
find craft ideas, unique recipes and fun activities for the whole group.
Themes organized by event and holidays, e.g. Birthdays, Valentine's Day,
Back to School, Christmas, etc.
The Priest, Minister of Divine Mercy - Congregation for the Clergy.
The Ministry of Penance and Reconciliation with a View to Christian
August 4, 2011
The A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia (Medline Plus - Nat’l Institute of
Health): Includes over 4,000 articles about diseases, tests, symptoms,
injuries, and surgeries. It also contains an extensive library of
medical photographs and illustrations.
Saveitt: Search For Various Documents Publicly Available Online. Are
you looking for your stereo's manual? Or perhaps a book on how to
improve your writing skills. You could search for these online but it
would take a lot of time jumping from one site to another.
August 3, 2011
How to Become a Search Ninja: Harnessing the True Power of Google -
Part 1 (ZDNet). Can’t find that ever-elusive result you’ve been
searching for? Tired of thinking there’s no way to find a result without
wading through pages-upon-pages of results?…the time for boosting your
search skills may just be at hand.
Peripheral Neuropathy - Mayo Clinic.
August 1, 2011
John Paul II Foundation: The main goals of the Foundation include
preservation and development of Christian heritage and culture;
collection and preservation of documents and propagation of the
teachings of Pope John Paul II. It includes an Online Library of Pope
John Paul's Encyclicals, Apostolic Letters, Apostolic Exhortations,
homilies, audiences, messages and speeches. Also included are photo
galleries, as well as, audio and video files.
Justia: Law & Legal Information for Lawyers, Students, Business and
- "Success Come in Cans Not Cannots." When it comes to
professional speaking, Hall of Fame Public Speaker Joel Weldon says it's "all about the audience." That's
why he's been dubbed by his clients "America's Most Prepared Speaker."
The AAA Digest of Motor Laws: online compendium of laws and rules
related to driving and owning a motor vehicle in the United States and
Canada. Use the map to browse each state’s traffic laws, driver’s
license, vehicle titling and registration requirements, and fees and
July 27, 2011
Disable Geotagging on your iPhone, Palm WebOS, Android, Blackberry
devices. Smartphones. With the proliferation of smart phones that
contain GPS locator technology inside, the cameras in these devices are
already equipped with the specialized hardware to automatically add
geolocation information to the pictures at the time they are taken. Most
people don't realize that the action of automatic geotagging takes place
on their smart phones, either because it is enabled by default, not
exposed the user as an option, or was asked and then forgotten. As a
result, individuals often share too much information about their
location, right down to the exact Latitude and Longitude when snapping
photos with their smart phone and posting them online.
July 25, 2011
Lee Family Digital Archive: Housed at Washington and Lee University,
the Lee Family Digital Archive (LFDA) was established to create a
comprehensive annotated edition of all the known papers of the immigrant
founder Richard Lee (who lived in the 17th century) and his offspring.
July 22, 2011
Church Health Reader: innovative resources on health, wellness and
healing for lay leaders and clergy.
EDSITEment (The National Endowment for the Humanities): The Best of
the Humanities on the Web.
Lesson Plans: Explore the library of humanities lesson plans by
subject, theme, and grade level. Find
Art & Culture lessons on anthropology, art history, folklore,
mythology, religion, and more
World Language lessons on languages and the cultures of which they
are a part;
History & Social Studies lessons on American (including our popular
AP U.S. History index) and World History, civics, government and
Literature & Language Arts lessons on great writing and great
literary works throughout the ages.
Student Resources: interactive activities that can be used to
support related lesson plans or as standalone activities in the
classroom. Browse the library of student resources by grade level or
subject area below.
Financial Education in the Math Classroom (Math Forum at Drexel
University): Focuses solely on teaching financial education in the math
classroom. Topics include Credit & Debt, Credit Costs, Interest Rates,
Mortgages, Financial Planning & Money Management, Banking, Comparison
Shopping/Buying Goods and Services, Spending.
Weather Education - The National Weather Service's Office of
Climate, Water, and Weather Services: Offers a range of materials for
educators and students which includes lesson plans, brochures, satellite
image collections and career information for the fields of meteorology
and climatology. Includes eight topical sections, including "Classroom
Materials", "Careers in Weather", and "Graphics, Photos, Images".
Logos: Ever want to go back and review a holiday or special event
logo from a previous Google homepage? Check these out, sorted by year
July 21, 2011
San Pedro Spiritual Development Center (Winter Park, FL) offers
guided, private, and sponsored retreats in a unique picturesque setting
that makes for a tranquil and serene environment.
Netspeak: Check Proper Word Usage (ESL). People who are learning
English usually have trouble writing phrases, especially on word usage.
If you have this problem, check out Netspeak, a web app that can help
you improve your English writing skills by guiding you on proper word
usage. It is an online dictionary, but not in the usual sense. Note the
Examples of how to input your query.
Bodymaps: Interactive 3D Human Body Map Online (Healthline). Would
you like to know how human organs look, or how your arteries and veins
are laid out within the circulatory system? This flash-based app offers
a comprehensive 3D map of the human body that you can easily zoom
through and manipulate.
July 20, 2011
July 19, 2011
July 18, 2011
ForYourVocation.org: A Priority Initiative of the USCCB Dedicated to
the Promotion of Vocations to the Priesthood & Consecrated Life
(Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life & Vocations). Includes prayers,
videos and resources for discerning men and women, and for parents,
educators, youth ministers and vocation directors.
July 8, 2011
Teachers' Domain: Digital Media for the Classroom & Professional
Development (PBS & National Science Foundation). A free digital
media service for educational use from public broadcasting and its
partners with 1000s of media resources, support materials, and tools for
classroom lessons, individualized learning programs, and teacher
professional learning communities. These classroom resources, featuring
media from NOVA, Frontline, Design Squad, American Experience, and other
public broadcasting and content partners are easy to use and correlate
to state and national standards.
FreeRice - UN World Food Programme: FreeRice has two goals: 1)
Provide education to everyone for free. 2) Help end world hunger by
providing rice to hungry people for free. Click on the Subjects link
near the top right of the page to see a list of all subjects available
at FreeRice. There is math, science, geography, art history, foreign
languages and more. For each right answer 10 grains of rice will be
donated through the UN World Food Programme to help end hunger.
July 7, 2011
Storm Instability - Mike Hollingshead. Follow Mike on his first
chase beginning in 1999 as well as access his 'Images by Year,' the
earliest being taken in 1996 prior to Mike's beginning his actual
'chasing' pastime that has evolved into a career. The Storm
Glossary/Info section will help you understand supercell storm
structure, the various cloud formations and lightening associated with
July 6, 2011
Family - Parenting - Childcare Resources: General how to guides and
advice for family life, childcare, parenting, religions & ethics, single
parents, bereavement, pregnancy, teenagers and senior care.
July 2, 2011
Northwestern Hawaiian Islands - World's Largest Marine Sanctuary:
The living coral reef colonies found here 'are a spectacular underwater
landscape covering thousands of square miles and composing the majority
of coral reefs in the United States. These reefs are some of the
healthiest and most undisturbed coral reefs on the planet.' Within this
ecosystem there are 'more than 7,000 species, including marine mammals,
fishes, sea turtles, birds, and invertebrates.'
Encyclopedia of the National Marine Sanctuaries (NOAA): Online
guide filled with photos, streaming video and important biological
information for over 100 marine species from each of the Marine
Sanctuaries in the United States –
Flower Garden Banks,
Gulf of the Farallones,
Northwestern Hawaiian Islands,
Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale.
July 1, 2011
Day - Fourth of July: honors the birthday of the United States of
America and the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4,
1776. Includes: U.S. Flag History and Facts, Declaration of Independence &
- How Fireworks
Watermelon Recipes - National Watermelon Promotion Board. Recipes
for beverages, cocktails, salads, salsas & sauces, desserts.
June 29, 2011
"news.va" - New Vatican Multimedia Portal: consult principal news
items printed or transmitted by Vatican media outlets" – the "Osservatore
Romano", Vatican Radio, the Vatican Information Service, Agenzia Fides,
the Holy See Press Office and the Vatican Television Centre.
June 27, 2011
Shroud of Turin: "dedicated to reveal the latest evidence, news and
discoveries on the Shroud of Turin."
June 22, 2011
June 17, 2011
June 16, 2011
Official Federal Recreation Lands Photo Contest. America’s Federal
Recreation Lands are special places that bring people together and leave
visitors enriched. In celebration of these lands, we’re inviting you to
share your images in our photo contest.
June 15, 2011
June 14, 2011
a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S.
Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the
environment through energy efficient products and practices.
June 13, 2011
Love & Life: A Home for English-speaking pilgrims -
World Youth Day - Madrid 2011 (August 16-21). The primary
catechesis and Youth festival venue for English programs. Events will
include concerts, witness testimonies, prayer and Eucharistic adoration,
dynamic keynotes and panels, and much more!
"Formation of Novices and Seminarians: Nine Signs of Steady Growth"
- Fr. Basil Cole, O.P. (CatholicCulture.com)
InsectIdentification.com: Insect and Spider Identification. Details
on North American Bugs. Includes butterflies & moths | beetles | bees,
ants & wasps | flies, | Grasshoppers & Crickets, and more.
Prostate Cancer - Medline Plus (U.S. National Library of Medicine &
National Institutes of Health). Scroll down page for Overview, Symptoms,
Diagnosis and Treatment Plans.
June 10, 2011
Kate Smith introduces God Bless America – the rest of the story.
Kate Smith sing God Bless America for the first time on radio, Nov.
10, 1938. See how many faces you recognize in the entire video clip.
The Physics Professor's Ultimate Resources: Includes sections on
Geometry/Trigonometry | Chaos & Fractal | Mechanics | Optics | Tools |
Virtual Labs | Miscellaneous Physics Sites.
Botany and Plant Pathology Outreach Programs (Purdue University):
Resources that can be used in classrooms, ideas for science projects, or
to increase public awareness about plant science and plant disease
Teaching College Math: Contains links to helpful and fun activities
designed to teach college level math students about algebra, calculus,
and other mathematical topics.
Lightworks: Lightweight Open Source Video Editing Software. an
Academy and Emmy award winning professional-grade editor with over 20
years of history in the film and broadcast industry.…includes a full
feature set of editorial tools – from advanced trimming and media
management, to stereoscopic support and realtime effects including
multiple secondary colour correctors.
June 9, 2011
June 8, 2011
DivineOffice.org: The Liturgy of the Hours available online and via
iPhone, iPod, and iPad, in partnership with Surgeworks, Inc. The
Ministry of Divine Office is a non-profit organization dedicated to
gathering assets beneficial to the community of Christians praying the
Liturgy of the Hours. Divine Office uses the current four-volume
"Liturgy of the Hours," the official prayer book of the Roman Catholic
Church, however, it is also suitable for individuals following most
Planets of the Solar System (PSS): a reference tool with up-to-date
basic science knowledge regarding the planets in our solar
system…providing not only facts, figures, and raw data for each planet,
but also explanations of the fundamental scientific concepts related to
Electronic Field Guide. Contains beautiful high-resolution images of
leaves, flowers, fruit, petiole, seeds, and bark. This free mobile app
uses visual recognition software to help identify tree species from
photographs of their leaves.
June 6, 2011
Remembering D-Day, June 6, 1944 - Codenamed Operation Overlord, the
Battle of Normandy began (History.com).
Communications Skill Articles – Impact
Communications, Inc. If you move your mouse over the button titled
"Articles" you will see a drop down menu – the left column of articles
is about Presentation Communication Skills and the articles in right
column are about Telephone Communication Skills. Click on any year and
you will see the articles written in that year. The articles are in PDF
form so the articles can be easily downloaded.
from Great Leaders: Motivational and Inspirational Quotes.
SAT 250 Essential Words: An essential core vocabulary of 250 words
to help you nail your SAT exam. Check out how well you remember these
STOP (Sports Trauma and Overuse Prevention) Sports Injuries
initiated by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM).
STOP focuses on the importance of children’ sports safety – specifically
relating to overuse and trauma injuries. The initiative not only raises
awareness and provides education on injury reduction, but also
highlights how playing safe and smart can enhance and extend a child's
athletic career, improve teamwork, reduce obesity rates and create a
lifelong love of exercise and healthy activity.
June 2, 2011
Historical Insights & Changes in the New Translation of the Roman Missal:
Father John Baldovin, SJ, Professor of Historical & Liturgical Theology
at Boston College’s School of Theology and Ministry, provides a brief
overview of the changes in this translation along with some ideas for
faithful ministers of the church to engage this new translation
responsibly and use it as well as possible. His video presentation, The
New Roman Missal: Challenge & Opportunity, appears in five parts.
Catholic Employer Project - Catholic Labor Relations Report.
Catholic Social Teachings, Encyclicals & Articles which concern the
Catholic Church and Labor Issues.
May 31, 2011
May 27, 2011
Explorations – e-magazine of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography
based at the University of California at San Diego. Explorations was
created to educate the public about their projects and research.
Visitors will find a trove of multimedia features, magazine articles,
and information about conservation activities designed to protect the
world's oceans for future generations.
Top Hot Dog Recipes - Food Network
Backyard BBQ Recipes - Food Network
May 26, 2011
Memorial Day (History Channel): Officially observed on Monday,
May 30, 2011. The holiday which falls on the last Monday of May,
honors the men and women who died while serving in the American
military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years
following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.
"In Flanders Field" Remembrance Day - November 11
- Memorial Day Recipes:
Hot Dog Sauce Recipes (Google): Including Coney Island Chili, A&W
Chili Dog Sauce Recipe, Michigan Chili Dog Sauce, and more.
- Barbecue'n on The Internet: The Best Source of Barbecue Information
on the Web, offers complete and accurate information on barbecuing,
grilling and general outdoor cooking worldwide. From free newslettersto
cookbook giveaways, your complete source for outdoor cooking
Grilling Recipes (Allrecipes.com): more than 1,620 trusted BBQ and
grilling recipes from appetizers, to the standard meats and burgers,
sauces and marinades, side dishes and even desserts and vegetarian
Barbecue, Grilling, & Smoking Recipes (Yaho.com)
Grilling Recipes: (Ask.com) - BBQ, Grilled Ribs, Chicken,
Grilling Recipes and Tips
(The Old Farmers’ Almanac): Outdoor
cooking may be the best way to prepare food. Here are some great
grilling tips and recipes.
- For more recipes
Unit Converter Express Version: ultimate resource for unit
conversion of length, weight/mass, currency, temperature, engineering
units, electricity, and many more.
Health Facts - American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons: Serves
to educate patients and consumers about foot health and the conditions
that foot and ankle surgeons treat.
May 25, 2011
May 24, 2011
FDA-YouTube: The U.S. Food & Drug Administration Channel on YouTube
with videos on Protecting and Promoting Your Health.
Stradivari Quartet 1963-1996 recordings now available online in Iowa
Digital Library (The University of Iowa Libraries). Forty-four years
after its first public performance, the Stradivari String Quartet now
has audio recordings from 1963-1996 publicly available in the Iowa
May 20, 2011
Imaging Everest - The Royal Geographical Society: To mark the
anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest on May 29, 1953
approximately 20,000 photographs taken on the nine Mount Everest
Expeditions between 1921 and 1953.
MyHurricane: Hurricane And Storm Tracking Online. Did the news just
report a hurricane or storm around your area? MyHurricane is a great
hurricane and storm tracking web tool that is free to use.
The Virtual Museum of Bacteria: Visitors will "learn that not all
bacteria are harmful, how they are used in industry, that they belong to
the oldest living creatures on Earth", and many more interesting facts
to discover about the diverse world of bacteria. The "Bacterial Species
Files" tab at the top of the page, allows visitors to look up
information on 40 different specific bacteria, from Anthrax to Yersinia
May 19, 2011
'Today's Front Pages' - Newseum: an online presentation with more
than 800 newspapers worldwide. "The
features seven levels of galleries, theaters, retail spaces and visitor
services. It offers a unique environment that takes museum-goers behind
the scenes to experience how and why news is made."
May 18, 2011
Franciscan Action Network (FAN) - Transforming the World in the
Spirit of St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi. A grassroots, faith-based
legislative advocacy organization inspired by the witness and example of
St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi. FAN's mission is to bring a
coordinated and effective voice to matters of justice, peacemaking,
poverty and human rights and care for creation to Washington, DC and
The Catholic Climate Covenant: encourages greater personal and
shared engagement by the Catholic community to live out our faith by
caring for God’s creation and the "least of these" in response to the
challenges of global climate change.
Practical Money Skills for Life - Financial Literacy for Everyone:
an online resource for educators, parents and students focused on
financial literacy and education.
Schneider's Flowers - Clifton, NJ: delivers the freshest, longest
lasting flowers in the area. Serve not only Clifton, but more than 15
towns in northern New Jersey. My personal favorite florist.
May 17, 2011
Flowers: Flowers show you remember – for holidays, birthdays,
anniversary, get well, sympathy and special occasions, so check out your
local flower delivery for details.
Sharon Jaynes: bringing God’s truth to today’s women. Her mission is
to encourage, equip and empower women to walk in courage and confidence
as they grasp their true identity as a child of God and a co-heir with
May 16, 2011
MedlinePlus Guide to Healthy Web Surfing: What should you look for
when evaluating the quality of health information on Web sites? Here are
some suggestions based on our experience.
DigitalLiteracy.gov: your destination for digital literacy resources
and collaboration. Created by the National Telecommunications and
Information Administration, an arm of the Commerce Department to give
schools, libraries and job training centers the tools to help teach
computer and Internet skills to Americans who are new to the Net. The
site offers links to everything from basic Web surfing tips and online
banking tutorials to resume-building services and resources on combating
cyberbullying. It is to ensure that all Americans have access to
high-speed Internet connections and the skills needed to use them to
compete in today's digital economy.
May 11, 2011
Pope Benedict XVI's - Instruction Universae Ecclesia
regarding the application of the Motu Proprio "Summorum Pontificum" (May
The SPF Resource Guide: What is SPF and why is it important? SPF
stands for Sun Protection Factor and is the universal measurement of
protection against UV – ultra-violet – rays. It measures how much UV
radiation is required to produce a sunburn on skin that's protected with
sunscreen as opposed to how much UV radiation is required to produce a
sunburn on unprotected skin. May 2011 – Skin Cancer Awareness Month.
Australian National Herbarium - Centre for Plant Biodiversity
Research: "collections of preserved plant and fungal specimens and their
associated data…concerned primarily with scientific research and
documenting the vast diversity of plant and fungal life." Since the
Herbarium is not open to the public, the digitization of the Herbarium
collections is important, particularly for botanists.
Windows to the Universe: Myths, Stories and Art (National Earth
Science Teachers Association). An exploration of all matters in "Earth
and Space sciences and the historical and cultural ties between science,
exploration, and the human experience. " The Culture section of the site
is quite a find and allows visitors to browse the collection of myths,
folk tales, and stories about the Earth and sky.
May 11, 2011
Microsoft Safety Scanner: free downloadable security tool that
provides on-demand scanning and helps remove viruses, spyware, and other
malicious software. It works with your existing antivirus software.
Urology A – Z (American
Urological Association Foundation): From conditions to treatments to
surgical devices and more, everything you need to know about urology in
one convenient place. Search alphabetically or by common conditions-and
get the facts you need.
May 9, 2011
The World Memory Project - Ancestry.com: "Today, the United States
Holocaust Memorial Museum and Ancestry.com announce the launch of the
World Memory Project. The goal is to build the largest free online
resource for information about victims and survivors of the Holocaust
and Nazi persecution during World War II."
May 6, 2011
Inter Mirifica.net - Catholic Mass Media Directory: online database
of Catholic media around the world.
May 3, 2011
For Your Vocation (USCCB). A vocation is who God has "called" us to
be…Dedicated to the promotion of vocations to the priesthood and
consecrated life with resources for discerning men and women, parents,
vocation directors, educators and youth ministers.
For Your Marriage (USCCB). Vocation of marriage within Catholic
beliefs. Includes: Dating & Engaged | Parenting & Family | Marriage
Resources | About Catholic Marriage.
Roman Missal e-Learning Workshop (Archdiocese of
Washington): Based on a series of workshops produced by the Office of
Worship for clergy and parish liturgical leaders throughout the
archdiocese to learn more about the new translations and changes.
Today's Liturgy: Looking Ahead to the New Roman Missal.
Catechetical support that address the new translation.
Roman Missal Formation Materials: Federation of Diocesan
Liturgical Commissions (FDLC).
Animated Knots by Grog. How to tie knots – fishing knots, boating
knots, climbing knots, scouting knots, search and rescue knots,
household knots, and decorative knots.
May 2, 2011
Pontifical Council for the Laity (Vatican): assists the Pope in all
matters concerning the contribution the lay faithful make to the life
and mission of the Church, whether as individuals or through the various
forms of association that have arisen and constantly arise within the
Natural History Museum Dino Directory (London): A 'guide to 333 of
the most well-described dinosaurs, including 374 images.' Here's your
chance to find out about dinosaurs and other extinct creatures. Access
answers to questions such as 'What were dinosaurs?', 'What were
archosaurs?', as well as facts on other ancient reptiles.
Lectures on Probability, Statistics and Econometrics
Microsoft Office 2010: Ultimate Tips & Tricks (MakeUseOf.com).
Points out all the best new features of Microsoft’s latest office suite,
and explains them all in one handy guide. Office 2010 is so expansive
that even veteran users will often find that they aren’t expert in even
half of the capabilities the software offers.
April 28, 2011
Our Catholic Faith in Action (USCCB): How are you sharing Catholic
social teaching on your campus? Note: menu items in left column
for Catholic Social Teaching | Prayers | Tools for Action.
Divine Mercy - Free Smartphone App: The Marian Fathers of the
Immaculate Conception are the official promoters of Sr. Faustian’s
Divine Mercy message.
The Rain Barrel Company: leading resource of rain barrels for rain
water recycling, renewable water solutions, water recycling. Embrace
nature's solution to our emerging water shortage with eco-friendly,
New Roadrunner Cartoon - "Coyote Falls". It's been far too long
since we last saw a Roadrunner cartoon. This is the first one done with
computer animation. It's only 3 minutes, but it's 3 minutes of fun!
April 13, 2011
Family Friend Poems: showcases some of the best poems written by
ordinary people about the subjects of family and friends. The life
circumstances, relationships, and emotions which they write about
express feelings which we all can share, including poems on death and
Quotes To Live By: provides you with attitudes, characteristics, and
values so you can create a vision of how you want to live your life.
Scroll down for an extensive collection of "Quotes To Live By" organized
DifferenceBetween: not only facilitates your understanding of a
topic, but it also enables you to differentiate two similar subjects.
The subjects are organized into a range of categories from "Business" to
"Technology". We compile and unify multiple reliable resources for each
topic onto a single page, so then readers can gather adequate
information very quickly and effortlessly.
April 8, 2011
April 7, 2011
April 4, 2011
Deciphering the Genetic Code: Marshall Nirenberg (NIH). This exhibit
from the NIH looks into the career of Marshall Nirenberg who began to
map the method by which DNA is translated into proteins, and solved this
conundrum in 1961. Also it provides details about the scientific
instruments he used to complete this discovery. The "History" area
provides details on the emergence of the modern field of genetics,
complete with illustrations and work done by Nirenberg's intellectual
26 Chinese Takeout Dishes to Make at Home: Easy Chinese Recipes.
Table of Contents: Soups, Salads & Appetizers | Rice & Noodle Dishes |
Beef & Duck Dishes | Chicken & Pork Dishes
March 31, 2011
March 30, 2011
Google Art Project: Google has collaborated with 17 art museums
around the world to produce a cool site that lets you navigate through
high resolution images of the artworks in these museums.
mission is to share the wonders of the ocean to inspire conservation,
education, research and a sea ethic.
a Doctor (Vitals.com): a great source for comprehensive medical
information on over 720,000 doctors nationwide. Offers consumers free
information on doctors’ practices and specialties, consumer reviews,
recommendations from other doctors as well as free physician profiles.
Photogravure: a comprehensive resource dedicated to the art of
photogravure, and its aim is to showcase the beauty and craftsmanship
involved in the photographic process of photogravure.
Poll Builder: created by Dan Cohen for George Mason University's
Center for History and New Media, this helpful application will allow
users to create polls that they can embed in their web pages. Visitors
can get started by choosing a background color, and then go ahead and
create a poll with up to 5 possible responses. It's not a very flashy
program, but it gets the job done, and it is compatible with all
operating systems, including Linux.
March 29, 2011
and Media: Center of Study for the Relationship Between the Family
and the Mass-Media. Educational resources for marriage and family.
American Academy of Pediatric: committed to the attainment of
optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all
infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
HealthyChildren.org: offers trustworthy, up-to-the-minute health
care information and guidance for parents and caregivers.
March 28, 2011
Dictionary Quote: sayings of the famous who have inspired us with
words of wisdom.
Inspirational Quote of the Day: created by two brothers from Michigan who
like inspirational quotes. Quotes from People list is along right
Book: 43,000 quotes by over 7,000 people in over 1200 subjects. It
has also indexed 20,000 books fro Project Gutenberg to provide quotes in
context as they occur in literature.
Motivational, Inspirational, Famous Quotes.
March 25, 2011
Inside the Brain: An Interactive Tour. The Alzheimer's Association
sponsors this website for the purpose of helping the general public
better understand the workings of the brain and 'how Alzheimer's affects
it.' There are sixteen interactive slides, each with information on the
special features presented in the particular image. Click on "Start
The Endocrine System: Diseases, Types of Hormones & More. The
endocrine system is one of the body’s main systems for communicating,
controlling and coordinating the body’s work. It works with the nervous
system, reproductive system, kidneys, gut, liver, pancreas and fat to
help maintain and control the following: body energy levels |
reproduction | growth and development | internal balance of body
systems, called homeostasis | responses to surroundings, stress and
injury. Click on the links under the title for other endocrine system
Hormone Foundation: a leading educational resource for you, your
loved ones, and your health professionals on the prevention, treatment,
and cure of hormone-related conditions.
Credo Reference: the award-winning online reference service launches
a Subject Collections. These convenient collections, designed to provide
comprehensive coverage of key subjects, add to the rapidly growing
reference e-book offerings.
Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations Requested from
the Congressional Research Service. The 2,100 entries in this
eminently researched collection form the constellation of collected
wisdom in American political debate.
College & Research Libraries To Become Open Access Journal. On April
1, 2011, the online version of C&RL will become open access. Any reader
will be able to access current C&RL articles and backfiles.
Earth: a user-friendly educational ecosystem that will give internet
users around the world the ability to easily find, interact with, and
learn from full video courses and lectures from the world's leading
Internet MiniGuide Annotated Link Compilation: dedicated to the
latest and most competent academic and scholar search engines and
March 23, 2011
2011 Flowers, Vol. 1 - "Magnificence" - Franciscan University by Fr.
Brian Cavanaugh, TOR.
Microsoft Mathematics 4.0: Free downloadable tool includes
step-by-step instructions and explains fundamental concepts. The wide
range of tools to help students with complex mathematics includes a
full-featured graphing calculator that's designed to work just like a
hand-held calculator and ink handwriting support to recognize
March 22, 2011
March 21, 2011
Bedtime-Story: the number one children's story site of whimsical,
magical, adventurous, humorous, or simply wonderfully imaginative
stories for parents or teachers to read.
Healthy Times Newspaper Article Archives:
a premier article directory featuring health articles, health and
wellness information and resources for alternative health and wellness. Click on the "Categories" tab for a listing of article topics.
of Nature: You can select high quality audio loops from four
different categories - Birds & Forest, Water & Waves, Rain, and Night.
How to Rip a CD to MP3 & Auto-Name Files Correctly. Use CDex, a
trusty freeware open-source tool, in order to make MP3 copies of your
CD’s (for iPod listening) It’s fast, it’s easy and there’s even a
portable version for your on-the-go ripping needs.
The Directory of U.S. Military Rockets and Missiles: concise
information about all missiles and rockets, which have received a
numerical designation in the DOD's joint Designation System for Unmanned
Aerospace Vehicles since 27 June 1963.
March 18, 2011
Disaster Preparation and Recovery: Preparing for a disaster can
reduce the fear, anxiety and losses that disasters cause. A disaster can
be a natural disaster, like a hurricane, tornado, flood or earthquake.
It might also be man-made, like a bioterrorist attack or chemical spill.
Be ready to evacuate your home, and know how to treat basic medical
problems. Make sure you have the insurance you need, including special
types, like flood insurance (Federal Emergency Management Agency).
Radiation Emergencies: Although there are no guarantees of safety
during a radiation emergency, you can take actions to protect yourself.
You should have a disaster plan. Being prepared can help reduce fear,
anxiety and losses (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching: Statway.
Focuses on providing educational resources on statistics, data analysis,
and quantitative reasoning. The hope is that the Statway program will
help students "understand the world around them and the math they can
use right now."
Genetics@Nature: Important findings and discoveries from the world
of science, with a particular focus placed on biology, genetics, and
related fields. Features articles from a range of journals, including
Cell Research, Genes and Immunity, and Gene Therapy…Scroll down the
site, to find a selection of "gateways", including thematic sections on
cell migration and neuroscience.
World Time Buddy: designed to be the easiest way to lookup times
'and' plan meetings around the World - all here, at your fingertips, in
a single convenient page. The system is powered by the same sources for
time zone, daylight savings and geolocation data.
March 16, 2011
Digitize Your Analog Life (PC World): Rip your records, transfer
your tapes, scan your photos, and move your home movies onto your hard
drive. Some easy ways to convert vinyl, film, and other analog media
into high-quality digital files.
March 15, 2011
The Penance Project, Inc.: a free android app and a penance kit
available, full of clear, simple answers and step-by-step guidance for
going to confession. This project plans to promote the Sacrament of
Penance through evangelization.
The Khan Academy - Includes
videos covering everything from basic arithmetic and algebra to
differential equations, Singapore Math, physics, finance and money and
banking. Khan has also developed a free, adaptive math program.
Math Worksheets: for Teachers, Parents, Students, and Homeschoolers.
Randomly and dynamically generated math worksheets covering Addition,
Division, Exponents, Factors, Fractions, Graphing, Mean Mode Median &
Range, Measurement, Money, Multiplication, Pythagorean Theorem,
Radicals, Ratios, Rounding, Subtraction, Telling Time, and Word Games,
March 14, 2011
Most Popular Garden Plants (The Old Farmer's Almanac). North
America's most popular garden plants and "how to" gardening information
to help you prepare, plant, and care for them. For each plant, includes
the hardiness zone, sun exposure, soil type, soil pH, pests and
problems, harvest tips, recommended varieties, and special features. Or,
click the links below to browse by plant type: Vegetables | Fruit |
Herbs | Flowers | Shrubs.
March 9, 2011
March 7, 2011
(CatholicCulture): includes the rules for fasting and abstinence.
Lent Season 2011 (USCCB):
Ash Wednesday, March 9.
Includes Lenten resources for families and parishes.
Lenten Calendar -
daily devotional meditations for each day of the Lent.
Digital Photography School: Discover how to use your digital camera
with tips on photography techniques, equipment and processing.
Google Code University: Online Courses & Tutorials On Computer
Science. An online repository of tutorials and course content in the
form of text, video and slides to help people get started with various
computer science topics, especially those that center around web
development. and programming, web security, Android, Google APIs, tools
and much more.
Your Easy Guide to Windows 7 Themes: Windows 7 has many improvements
to boast of, theme customization and management is one of them. Now, all
the customization features have been grouped together and are accessible
conveniently from one place.
TimerCountdown: Online Countdown Timer. Create a custom timer –
Simply enter the units and unit name separated by a dash.
February 28, 2011
Science News - Magazine for the Society of Science and the Public.
Covers everything about science, from Atoms & Cosmos, Body & Brain, Earth,
Environment, Genes & Cells, Humans, Life, Matter & Energy, Molecules to
Science News for Kids.
List: a growing, comprehensive scientific plant name dictionary of all
plant species. Here, you can browse through more than a million plants
categorized by their taxonomy. You can also view the entire plant list by
family or genus. Scroll down page for Plant List.
HackerProof: Your Guide To PC Security (MakeUseOf): provides an
objective, detailed, but easily understood walkthrough of PC security.
Know exactly what PC security means and, more importantly, what you need
to do to keep your PC secure.
Pillsbury® Recipes: Includes recipes for Cooking for Two |
Guide for Baking at High Altitude | Holidays | Main Ingredient |
Real Simple Magazine - Food & Recipes: Find the best quick and easy
recipes, simple meal planning ideas, healthy snacks, and cooking
Southern Living Recipes
February 25, 2011
Weather (Univ. of Michigan - Dept. of Atmospheric, Oceanic, & Space
Sciences): the Internet's premier source of up-to-date weather
information, and the Net's largest collection of weather links. Note a
search engine window on the right side called "Fast Forecast." Type in the
ZIP Code, or name of location and click "Get it."
February 21, 2011
of the USA - Since George Washington's election in 1789, 44 men have
served as President of the United States. They have led in times of peace
and war, hardship and plenty, and served in tenures as short as one month
and as long as 12 years. Learn more about America's Presidents.
Founding Fathers Info Guide - Contains The Federalist Papers Online,
One of the most important works on political theory | Other founding
documents: The Declaration of Independence, The U.S. Constitution, The
Bill of Rights, and other Amendments to the Constitution | The American
Flag | History of the USA | Founding Fathers Image Gallery | Founding
Fathers Quotes. No student of American History should pass up such a good
introduction to the early history of the republic!
Presidents of the United States - Resource Guides (LOC): selection of
primary source materials associated with the presidents of the United
States, including manuscripts, letters, broadsides, government documents,
prints, photographs, sheet music, sound recordings, and films.
Butterfly School (Education Dept. of Butterfly House & Education
Center, St. Louis): Good resource for both students and teachers with
'Classroom Activities,' a 'Suggested Reading' list and a 'Species
Identification Guide. NB: left column sections with drop-down
February 18, 2011
information on topics with patron saints, and profiles of those saints.
Profiles have portraits, biographical information, areas of patronage,
prayers, links to related sites, readings, etc.
February 17, 2011
Catholic Principles and Guidelines for Clinical Research: an important
step in allowing clinical researchers of various faith traditions to
consider common clinical research issues from a Roman Catholic
perspective. Concludes with a brief summary of several foundational moral
concepts, and includes case studies.
February 15, 2011
Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem - 360 View: Double click on the big screen
picture, or small image in lower left corner. Drag your mouse up or down
to see different views of the picture; then click on the picture at the
bottom left to start the 360 view again.
The Windows to the Universe ( National Earth Science Teachers
Association): a richly interlinked ecosystem for learning about the Earth
and Space sciences , including the Sun, Earth, and the Solar System.
Earth Science Teaching Plans and Classroom Activities: Here is a list
of teacher resources that can easily be modified and incorporated into the
earth science classroom. These areas include "Volcanoes", "Water",
"Weather", "Erosion", and "Plate Tectonics".
Internet Slang Dictionary and Translator: Assists parents and teachers
in learning what kids are chatting about. Slang Translator is for
translating individual words or phrases, Slang Dictionary is for
researching words and the important Netspeak Guide gives individuals who
are not 'internet lingo savvy' access to articles and resources to help
further understand internet slang, online acronyms, net trends, and
overall internet etiquette.
VideoSchool: Online Learning Resource For Beginner Filmmakers. Learn
how to make better videos with lessons and tutorials.
Alcohol Studies Database (Rutgers University Center of Alcohol
Studies): The database contains over 80,000 citations for journal
articles, books, book chapters, dissertations, conference papers, and
audio-visual materials. The site is maintained by the Scholarly
Communication Center, the Center of Alcohol Studies, and the Rutgers
How To Download A YouTube Video To Windows Media Player (MakeUseOf.com).
This article is mainly concerned with how to view YouTube videos in
Windows Media Player, regardless of how you obtained the files and what
file format they are in. Hence, we can neglect the third option.
February 10, 2011
February 8, 2011
The Magnificat - Roman Missal, Third Edition resources.
Roman Missal in variety of sizes - Release date: October 2011 |
The Magnificat Roman Missal Companion - A complete catechetical
resource to instruct your people about the new Roman Missal - Release
date: September 2011 | The Magnificat Pew Card - Release date: Spring
February 7, 2011
MedlinePlus (National Library of Medicine): Instant access to
summaries of over 800 diseases, conditions, and wellness issues; a full
medical encyclopedia; lots of diagrams, images, and pictures; drug
information; a medical dictionary; and a powerful search engine. It is a
mobile optimized Web site, accessible from any platform, including basic
flip phones, iPhones, and Androids.
Elcodis: Online Store
For Hard-To-Find Electronic Parts. Elcodis makes the job of finding
replacements for broken parts easier for you by providing a comprehensive
list of electronic components where you can buy them directly.
February 4, 2011
Space Telescope Science Institute's Office of Public Outreach (NASA). "At
the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), we're working hard to study
and explain the once-unimaginable celestial phenomena now made visible
using Hubble's cutting-edge technology. In the course of this exploration
we will continue to share with you the grace and beauty of the universe,
because the discoveries belong to all of us."
General Directory For Catechesis - August 11, 1997 (Vatican -
Congregation for the Clergy). Provides fundamental theologico-pastoral
principles drawn from the Church's Magisterium, particularly those
inspired by the Second Vatican Council, which are capable of better
orienting and coordinating the pastoral activity of the ministry of the
word and, concretely, catechesis.
Confession: A Roman Catholic App for iPhone™, iPad, and iPod touch®.
Aid for Catholics to prayerfully prepare for and participate in the Rite
of Penance. The app received an imprimatur from Bishop Kevin C. Rhodes of
the Diocese of Fort Wayne – South Bend. It was the first known imprimatur
to be given for an iPhone™, iPad, or iPod touch® application.
Roses: A great source for resources on growing roses. Plus, free
pictures, wallpaper and clipart that you can download.
February 2, 2011
February 1, 2011
Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (C-Fam): founded to monitor
and affect the social policy debate at the United Nations and other
Science360 - Chemistry: Everything you hear, see, taste, smell and
touch involves chemistry and chemicals. Our ability to understand the
chemical make-up of things and chemical reactions has led to everything
from modern food and drugs to plastics and computers.
Education World, the Educators Best Friend: distributor of free
educational web-based materials focused on grades K-12. You'll find
articles on Lesson Planning, Technology Integration, School Issues,
Professional Development, Administrator's Desk and EdWorld At Home.
Duncan Hines® Recipes: Includes brownies, cakes, cookies &
bars, muffins, specialty desserts.
Religious Gifts: church supplies, religious goods, medals, crosses &
crucifixes, rosaries, clergy accessories, vestments, church appointments.
January 26, 2011
January 24, 2011
The Roman Missal - 3rd Edition: Resources for implementation of the
Missal with samples for chant & music.
Implementation of the Revised Roman Missal (Notre Dame Center for
Liturgy): Includes video and PDFs of presentations by Msgr. Bruce Harbert,
Fr. Jan Michael Joncas, Fr. Douglas Martis, Msgr. James Moroney, Fr. Anthony
Ruff, OSB, Fr. Paul Turner, Sr. Joyce Ann Zimmerman, C.PP.S.
From Sacramentary to Roman Missal, Part 1 -
Part 2 -
Part 3: Bishop Blase Cupich's (Spokane) 3 part video of the impending
arrival of the new translation of the Roman Missal to the Diocese of St.
What Is The Roman Missal? (Liturgy Training Publ.): History of Roman
Missal, Glossary, Preparation for the revised changes, & Revisions.
Chants of the Roman Missal (Nat'l Assoc. of Pastoral Musicians): Learn
and/or teach the music found in The Roman Missal - 3rd Ed. (2010).
Learn, teach and implement the new Order of Mass (Oregon Catholic
Press): Prepare your community with new Mass settings and revised Mass
Tips for Healthy Eating (Guardian Insurance)
January 19, 2011
January 18, 2011
January 14, 2011
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: American clergyman and
civil-rights leader. Internet resources at
J.F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum Digital Archives:
collection of searchable digitized historical documents, images and
materials of our archival and museum holdings, beginning with the papers
of President John F. Kennedy and his administration. The
Ready Reference section is composed of information frequently
requested from the library’s main research room.
ESL Teaching Resources (Oxford Seminars): Free comprehensive
collection of ESL teaching resources for English language teachers working
abroad. Explore lesson activities, lesson plans, classroom and teacher
resources, theory and research, and more.
January 13, 2011
The Eye of Science Project: 'combines scientific exactness with
aesthetic appearances, and thereby help to bridge the gap between the
world of science and the world of art.' Browse through images of Crystals,
Bacteria/Viruses, Botany, Medicine, Fungus, Technic and Zoology (click on
On Vaccines Made From Cells of Aborted Fetuses - "It is a Grave
Responsibility to Use Alternative Vaccines". Vatican City, July 26, 2005 (Zenit.org)
Letter by Bishop Elio Sgreccia, president of the Pontifical Academy for
Life of a study conducted by the academy entitled "Moral Reflections on
Vaccines Prepared from Cells Derived from Aborted Human Fetuses."
Norman Rockwell Museum Digital Collections: Original artworks,
archival objects available for private study, scholarship, research, and
public enjoyment. This image and data library is a multimedia tool that
enables keyword and advanced searches of the Museum's extensive digital
2011 Statistical Abstract of the United States - 130th Edition (U.S.
A Parent's Guide to Childhood Vaccinations (Health.com): 12 Vaccines
Your Child Needs
Recipes for Barbecue Sauce
Recipes for Kids (KidsHealth): Includes recipe categories Kids With
Cystic Fibrosis | Kids With
Vegetarian Recipes | Kids With
Lactose Intolerance | Kids With
Test Online - Standardized Tests Math and Science Practice for SAT,
ACT, CLEP, Advanced Placement and GMAT standardized tests. Designed for
students who are looking for free test practice and help and teachers who
are searching for teaching resources.
January 12, 2011
January 3, 2011
"Fair Use Challenges in Academic and Research Libraries" - Association
of Research Libraries (ARL): Report that summarizes research into the
current application of fair use and other copyright exemptions to meet the
missions of U.S. academic and research libraries.
"We Hold These Truths: Catholic Reflections on the American Proposition"
- 50th Anniversary of Father John Courtney Murray, SJ's
publication The Jesuit's influential work, subtitled "Catholic Reflections
on the American Proposition," has received much praise and criticism over
the ensuing decades.
DirectAnatomy: an interactive interface that comes with four angles of
view allowing you to browse through more than 1,200 annotated anatomy
The Virtual Body (MEDtropolis): aims to educate kids and adult on
bodily health; understanding the human anatomical structure is just part
of the process. The Virtual Body takes you on four tours - The Human
Brain, Skeleton, Human Heart, and Digestive Tract.
DoItYourself.com: Excellent resource for all your household needs.
Excellent How To section as well as videos to help you install, fix and
choose the best bits of your house.
Instructables: Detailed, informative instructions for building, fixing
or repairing just about anything.
- eHow: Ultimate
resource for videos and articles on "How to Do Anything."
- 5min.com (Life
Videopedia): Find the best how to, instructional and DIY videos
3 Resources For Windows 7 Printer Drivers To Get Your Printer Working
Markify: Easy and
free process for checking registered trademarks. If you mistakenly choose
a company name that a 3rd party has already trademarked, you might later
be forced to change your company's name and pay damages.
Atomic Clock Sync utility: Optimize how often Windows references an
atomic clock server, such as the atomic clock servers operated by the
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the United
States. Your current computer time is compared with the current atomic
time and an adjustment is made to keep your local computer up-to-date with
the exact time now.
Parliament Tutors: free online test preparation tools for all students
(no registration required!). Check out the Full-length Diagnostic Exam to
assess your skills.