~ 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.
January 23, 2019
Best Youtube Science channels, as voted by the GeekWrapped science
staff: Includes general, astronomy, physics, chemistry, biology, math –
a very useful for students and teachers.
Fishkeeping World: "Our aim is to help educate anyone who wants to
keep fish. Here, you can find out everything you need to know about
keeping fish and aquarium maintenance."
Medical News Today (MNT): "a market leader for medical news,
providing concise and accurate information that stands out in the ocean
of health content that is on the internet."
Veterans/Ex-Servicemen News: The latest veterans and
ex-servicemen research from prestigious universities and journals
throughout the world.
Watch Out for Charity Scams During Natural Disasters: When natural
disasters strike, it’s natural to feel concern for those caught in the
midst of the disaster.…What you may not realize is that there are others
in the world who see natural disasters as an opportunity take advantage
of our heartfelt concerns by setting up charity scams.
January 9, 2019
Fathers: "Our goal was to offer a one-stop shop for people wondering
what the earliest Christians believed…the bare quotes themselves, along
with citations of where they came from, so that the Fathers could speak
for themselves." Click on Read Topics for a drop down list.
Drug Rehab Connections: "not a specific treatment facility, instead
we are an informational website that connects addicts and their families
with the help they need to put their lives together."
College Drug Abuse: Binge drinking and drug use are common
problems that students face on college campuses. Many times it is
the first time that these youths are being exposed to drugs and the
ease of access to them.
Drug Guide (Recovery Centers of America): Information about a
variety of commonly used and abused substances including a brief history
of each, how each drug is often abused, common warning signs of abuse as
well as our treatment approach for each.
How to Set Parental Controls On All Your Devices: helps reduce the
risk of your child viewing inappropriate content on the web. In addition
to setting parental controls, it’s important to monitor your child’s
internet activity and use age-appropriate settings on devices.
Guide to Financial Aid Programs for Military and Veterans: The
Post-9/11 GI Bill offers federally funded education assistance to
veterans and service members who served after Sept. 10, 2001.
January 8, 2019
- Botany Depot:
"a global website for creative ideas and materials for teaching botany
in the 21st century for all ages and levels."
Plants of the World Online: a well-designed, searchable database
containing over 1.1 million plant names from around the world, more than
65,000 detailed descriptions, and nearly 200,000 images. Readers can
search POWO by a plant's common, species, genus, or family name, and
they can also search by descriptive words, such as colors.
World History Study Guides (HistorySimulation): Interactive and
engaging history lesson plans.
Elder Fraud: Safeguarding Seniors Against Cybercrime. Cybercriminals
stole $342.5M from America’s elderly last year. This comprehensive guide
shows carers, relatives, and seniors everything they need to know to
avoid and report the most dangerous elder fraud scams of 2018.
January 4, 2019
"33% College Students Show Early Signs of Depression?: Are You One of
Them?" by Savi Chakraborty. "Depression in college students is a
rising epidemic. Research shows that 1 in 5 college students suffer from
anxiety and depression."
- Speed Check:
Ad-free internet speed test with the most extensive guide on how to
troubleshoot speed and connection issues.
EasyTeacherWorksheets: a super helpful free resource website for
teachers, parents, tutors, students, and homeschoolers. Worksheets By
Topics: Math, Science, English Language Arts, Social Studies, Foreign
Language, Holidays, Teacher Printable.
StudyBlue (a Chegg Service): FREE Online flashcards for everyone.
Make and study your flashcards for free, or copy and edit from the
millions of flashcards in the StudyBlue library.
A Guide To Understanding And Helping Seniors Overcome Substance Use
Disorders: The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence,
Inc. reports that trouble coping with changes, children moving out, and
no longer having a job are significant factors that can result in
addictive behavior in seniors. Memory loss, confusion, depression and
mood changes can all be signs that an addiction is active.
E-Safety Guide: For Parents & Kids | To Keep Kids Safe Online.
According to the Merton Safeguarding Children Board, e-safety refers to
the protection of young individuals when they use gadgets and the
Internet. Thus, it’s concerned not only with online activities but also
with how children use their smartphones, tablets, and other devices.
January 3, 2019
Course Hero: Master Your Classes™. Find study guides, class notes,
practice problems, and more.
College Algebra: offers interactive material for topics such as
solving linear equations and inequalities, functions and graphs,
logarithmic functions, and matrices.
Academic Research Guide and Link Portal: explains "the most
efficient way to conduct online research, how to assess the legitimacy
of sources, how to cite them the correct way, and conclude with a broad
list of resources spanning a multitude of fields."
Kids Research and Education Links Database: "database of links to
trusted sources dedicated to helping kids find assistance with their
homework, research their papers…"
January 2, 2019