~ 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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Following are discoveries I've gleaned during reference searches on
the Internet. Enjoy!
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these listing, except an occasional link exchange.
February 5, 2016
February 1, 2016
January 20, 2016
January 18, 2016
Debt Payoff Calculator: "one of our missions is to help people break
free from debt and get on the road to financial independence." Create a
Payoff Plan: See how making a few extra payments will get you debt-free
faster than you think.
The Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF): non-profit, non-partisan
organization seeks to educate young people about the United States
Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the benefits of civic
participation. On the site, educators will find many Common Core ready
High School Biology Resources: The Concord Consortium is a
non-profit educational technology group that has been designing
teacher-ready tools, from lesson plans to activities, for over two
decades. It is no surprise, then, that this site offers such compelling
visual simulations for biology educators and their students.
Italian Renaissance Learning Resources: Visually stunning and freely
available, this resource from the National Gallery of Art offers readers
eight unique units that elucidate the textures, themes, and context of
Italian Renaissance artists. Here readers will find thematic essays,
more than 300 breathtaking images, 300+ glossary terms, and 42 primary
SEO Tools & Recommended Resources: "our commitment to ensuring free
yet high-quality tools to optimize websites efficiently."
Basics of APA Style Tutorial: learn how to apply basic rules of APA
January 15, 2016
Accounting Terminology Glossary (UK)
Tips for Becoming a Better Writer – Australian College of
EF Standard English Test (EFSET): An online free English proficiency
test to the same standards as the TOEFL and IELTS exams. An excellent
practice resource for students looking to pass their language
proficiency exams, or find an accurate measure of their current English
Moms Meatloaf Recipe: Designed by mothers for the mothers who are
looking for great meatloaf recipes that kids will surely love. Takes the
traditional meatloaf to a higher level as moms from various corners of
the globe share their very own special meatloaf recipes to give an idea
to other mothers on how they can give a twist to the good old meatloaf.
January 14, 2016
Edudemic – connecting education & technology: Focused on connecting
educators, administrators, parents, and even students to technology
resources and ideas. However, the site truly shines as a resource for
Educators & scout the categories of Teacher's Guides and For Teachers.
C. Roland Christensen Center for Teaching & Learning: Case Method in
Practice. The Center endeavors to make classes at the Harvard Business
School dynamic and engaging. However, educators everywhere can benefit
from the teaching and learning resources the center provide.
Master Organic Chemistry: Mastering organic chemistry is no easy
task; this comprehensive list of resources from the Master Organic
Chemistry website can help. Here readers will find online courses,
teaching websites, online textbooks, online quizzes, online exams, and
Finding FREE images for your blog posts (Guide & Links): Three main
parts to this question: free, high-quality, no legal copyright issues
when using. I’m going to answer them all, starting with that last part –
copyright – as it’s always the most troublesome aspect of using other
people’s images on your blog.
Simple Camping Recipes & Tips for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Guide To Grammar and Punctuation – With 20 Resources To Help You
Hone Your Skill. Here is a compilation of some of the most common
mistakes people make every day when it comes to English mechanics, along
with some tips for getting it right.
website for teachers by teachers. Since great educators are always
needed, we aim to continuously inform and encourage aspiring and current
teachers. Check out the
tab for FAQs and lesson plans.
January 13, 2016
"The New Celibacy: How Porn May Be Destroying the Impetus for Sex"
by Mary Rezac, Jan. 3, 2016 - EWTN News/CNA. "For many individuals, the
more porn they consume, the more likely it is that they can end up
preferring the fantasy to reality, they can end up preferring the pixels
to a person, and that's really messing up relationships, as you can
imagine," said Clay Olsen, co-founder of the internet movement "Fight
the New Drug".
Fight the New Drug: Our mission is to raise awareness on the
harmful effects of pornography through creative mediums. Check out
Get the Facts tab for articles on how porn harms the Brain, the
Heart and the World.
Porn Effect: founded by Matt Fradd is dedicated to helping men
and women break free from the vice of pornography.
Forming Consciences For Faithful Citizenship - USCCB (updated Nov.
Campuses & Young Adults: In this section, you'll find activities and
resources for college students and young adults to learn and reflect on
Church teaching about Catholic participation in public life.
Founded by Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, iCivics aims to
provide "students with the tools they need for active participation and
democratic action, and teachers with the materials and support to
achieve this." All the resources on this site are free with a one-step
sign up that only requires an email address. Readers may like to begin
with the 3-minute introductory video that can be located under the
- The Why Files:
Each week the site publishes a new story that digs into "the science
behind the news," providing readers with an erudite overview of the
scientific issues that shape our world. Educators searching for ways to
enrich their lesson plans will want to scout the Archives, which go all
the way back to 1999. the Teaching tab is loaded with helpful material,
including suggested Why Files that meet the National Science Education
Standards and Classroom Activities (discussion questions, quizzes, etc.)
on popular topics.
January 11, 2016
January 8, 2016
Year of Mercy Calendar: Encounter and Extend Mercy during the Year of
Jubilee. Live the Year of Mercy day by day with the Year of Mercy
Calendar. Each day of the week provides helpful suggestions to live a
more merciful life. The Year of Mercy Calendar is a collaborative effort
of the Diocese of Steubenville and the Diocese of Syracuse.
Jubilee Year of Mercy resources (USCCB): Explore the different ways
that you can live out that mercy every day!
ConsumerDangers: "Dedicated to keeping the public informed about
consumer dangers and safety issues associated with numerous products
that can cause the public harm. Our website is continually updated with
breaking news from Government agencies, Watchdog Groups, and concerned
citizens about Recalls & Safety affecting consumers."
January 7, 2016
Fifteen Baptismal Homilies by Pope Benedict XVI: Collected here for
the first time are the fifteen baptismal homilies delivered by Benedict
XVI at the Easter Vigil and on the first Sunday after Epiphany, when he
baptized adults and children. They are "mystagogical" homilies, of
initiation into the mystery of baptism. Like those of Saint Cyril of
Jerusalem, of Saint Ambrose of Milan, of other Fathers of the Church.
CourtSystem.org: Legal & law enforcement office locations, hours, &
phone numbers. Find US courts, jails, prisons, police departments,
sheriffs, and district attorneys, including addresses, hours, phone
numbers, and services.
Blueberry Recipes – U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council: Get inspired
with the unique flavor pairings and serving suggestions in these