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Following are discoveries I've gleaned during reference searches on the Internet. Enjoy!
No compensation received for these listing, except an occasional link exchange.

March 10, 2017

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February 27, 2017

February 22, 2017

  • 2017 Lenten Daily Reflections from Bishop Robert Barron. Would you like to receive these daily Gospel reflections in your inbox every morning?
  • Safe Internet Browsing: Guide to Keeping Your Browsing Experience Safe & Secure
  • English Grammar Handbook: Learn the proper rules and use of punctuation and complexities of English grammar.
  • Recall Report: "to alert the public to the latest information on dangerous drugs and products.…the up-to-date information we provide on recalls, alerts, and side effects is vital to keeping your family safe."
  • Retirement Message Ideas: "If you’re having a difficult time finding the words for a meaningful, heartfelt or funny retirement message to go in your retirement card then you’ve come to the right place!"
  • Math Resources: Algebra, Calculus, Geometry, Matrices, Complex, Functional and Harmonic Analysis, and much more.

February 20, 2017

  • The ARDA Dictionary: look up a religious word or term in The ARDA (Association of Religion Data Archives).
  • Biology Online Dictionary: free and open dictionary with over 60,000 biology terms.
  • Business Dictionary: Resource for all types of business terms and words.
  • Search for legal words, terms, and phrases
  • Online Etymology Dictionary: Provides details on the meanings and sounds of words dating back many, many years.
  • OnMusic Dictionary: Search for musical term or composer
  • Rhyme Zone: Enter the word that you want to rhyme with, click Search, and see your results.
  • Sign Language Dictionary: Provides a short video with each word definition showing how to create it with sign language. You can search by term, topic, or letter.
  • Giphy: More than 2,000 Gifs to Teach You American Sign Language (ASL). Giphy cut videos from the popular educational series Sign With Robert, adding text descriptions to make the GIFs look like looping flash cards.

February 1, 2017

  • Around the World in 7 Chicken Wings (Food Network Kitchen): We took a spin around the globe (think Morocco, India, Greece and more) to reinvent this classic party food seven ways.

January 31, 2017

  • "Life Before Birth - In the Womb" (Naked Science): Documentary explores the development of the growing fetus from conception to delivery. Using cutting edge technology, go inside the womb and follow the incredible nine month journey from conception to birth, showing how the struggle for life turns into the miracle of birth.
  • Ditch That Textbook: all about teaching with less reliance on the textbook with an emphasis on using technology and creative teaching ideas.
  • Important Legal Documents for Emergency Preparedness: One of the things that many people forget about is the important documents they need in the event of an evacuation. If your family suddenly has to vacate your home, and you only have time to grab your disaster kit and run, you will want to make sure it has the right documents to keep you on track. This list will help you prepare for the next disaster with the right documents.
  • Copyright Information: Is this fair use? John Paul II Library, Franciscan University of Steubenville, guide for understanding Copyright Laws, Fair Use Exceptions for Instructors, and Public Domain issues.
  • Open Textbooks Library: Open textbooks are textbooks that have been funded, published, and licensed to be freely used, adapted, and distributed. These books have been reviewed by faculty from a variety of colleges and universities to assess their quality. These books can be downloaded for no cost, or printed at low cost.
  • Blender Salsa 6 Ways (and Beyond!) Food Network: Sweet, spicy or smoky, these salsas are fantastic as written. But you can also mix and match ingredients until you find a combo you love.

January 25, 2017

  • Soup Recipes – AllRecipes: Find delicious soup recipes, including steamy potato soup, slow cooker taco soup, chicken noodle soup, and more!
  • Word Counter: free tool initially created as a simple word count tool. Today, Word Counter measures not only the number of words in a text, but also measures sentence length, keyword density, estimated reading level, and estimated reading time. Users can find out this information by simply pasting any amount of text into a text box.
  • Biology Corner: Resource site for biology and science teachers and students. It contains a variety of lessons, quizzes, labs, web quests, and information on science topics for all levels, including introductory life science and advanced placement biology.
  • Loaded Landscapes: active blog with a lot of tips and articles related to landscape and nature photography.

January 24, 2017

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January 16, 2017

  • The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA): brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science.
  • The Practical Guide to Mac Security: Gary Rosenzweig's "FREE course with 24 lessons that will enable the typical home and office Mac user to secure their Mac from dangers like malware, online account break-ins, data loss, and online scams."

January 12, 2017

  • The Ultimate Legal Guide for Photographers: The following guide provides professional and amateur photographers with a thorough description of the most important legal regulations concerning photography in the US and UK.
  • Saint's Name Generator: Use this simple tool to choose a saint at random for a cause or time period, or simply to get to know new saints.

January 9, 2017

  • Marriage: Unique for a Reason. An initiative of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Resources to assist with the education and catechesis of Catholics on why marriage is unique and why it should be promoted and protected as the union of one man and one woman. Each of the videos in this initiative, with its companion written material, is intended to be used by a priest, deacon, catechist, or teacher.
  • Catholic Recipes for the Liturgical Year (Catholic Culture): Browse recipes by meal type, liturgical season, and food category.
  • Online Safety ( Be aware of these scams when you’re online. What’s on This Page: Internet Fraud Online Security and Safety Phishing and Vishing
  • Advanced Password Tips and Tricks (Federal Trade Commission): A little extra attention when you create a strong password can prevent an attacker from getting access to your account. Your password should be long, complex, and unique. Here are additional steps you can take to help create strong passwords and secure your accounts:
  • How to Protect Your Kids from Cyber Bullying ( Although it takes place in cyberspace, there are several things you can do at home to protect your children from being harassed online. These tips will help you get started.

January 6, 2017

  • "Asking Effective Questions": Chicago Center for Teaching (The University of Chicago) by Brandon Cline, Divinity School and Teaching Consultant at the Chicago Center for Teaching (scroll down until "The Power of Questions" section).





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