~ 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.
Microsoft® Encarta® Reference Library
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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.
December 28, 2012
December 21, 2012
December 20, 2012
December 19, 2012
December 18, 2012
December 17, 2012
December 14, 2012
ArcaMax Comics: Check out the latest comic strips for Andy Capp, BC,
Beetle Bailey, Dilbert, Family Circus, Hagar the Horrible, Mallard
Fillmore, Non Sequitur, Wizard of Id, and many more.
"The Seal of the Confessional" Fr. William Saunders (CERC). "The
standard of secrecy protecting a confession outweighs any form of
professional confidentiality or secrecy."
December 11, 2012
The Student Leadership Challenge®. From student-centered books and
the 360-degree Student Leadership Practices Inventory to professional
development workshops for student leadership educators like you, you’ll
find tools and resources designed specifically to help you inspire,
encourage, and develop the next generation of leaders.
December 10, 2012
"Chanukah" Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski
Hat Company: your source for a wide variety of hats and caps for men and
women. We have Panama Hats, Kentucky Derby Hats, Berets, Berets, Straw
Fedoras, Felt Fedoras, Straw Boater Hats, Stetsons, Greek Fisherman's Caps,
Kangol Hats & Caps, Irish Tweed Caps & Hats, Harris Tweed Caps, Straw
Boaters, Tilley Hats, Top Hats, and much more.
December 06, 2012
November 30, 2012
Christmas Inspiration: poems, quotations, readings & sermon
Advent Calendar – A journey towards hope (Holy Family Hospital
Foundation). The interactive calendar below offers a special entry for each
day of Advent meant to prepare us for the coming of the Christ-child and to
share in the good works of the hospital, which happen every day of the year
– truly making it the Birthplace of Hope.
Advent Calendar: December 2–24 (USCCB). "Advent, this powerful
liturgical season that we are beginning, invites us to pause in silence
to understand a presence. It is an invitation to understand that the
individual events of the day are hints that God is giving us, signs of
the attention he has for each one of us." ~Pope Benedict VXI, Homily
– First Vespers of Advent, November 28, 2009.
Christmas Calendar: December 25–January 13 (USCCB). "Joy is the true
gift of Christmas, not expensive presents that demand time and money. We
can transmit this joy simply: with a smile, with a kind gesture, with
some small help, with forgiveness. Let us give this joy and the joy
given will be returned to us." ~Pope Benedict VXI, Homily – Fourth
Sunday of Advent, December 18, 2005.
Advent Calendar 2012 – EWTN. Origins of Advent/Christmas devotions,
prayers and meditations.
Liturgical Resources (USCCB): Materials for liturgical use from the
intimacy of the "domestic church" of the home and family to the rich
tradition of the Liturgy of the Hours. NB: "Items of Interest" in right
University College Writing Centre (University of Toronto): Excellent
resources designed to get undergraduates and others up to speed with the
world of writing college-level papers. Visitors will find resources like
Organizing an Essay, Using Quotations, Introductions and Conclusions,
The Comparative Essay, Writing in the Sciences, Dangling Modifiers, and
November 26, 2012
The Real Warriors Campaign – 1.800.273.8255: multimedia public awareness campaign
designed to encourage help-seeking behavior among service members,
veterans and military families coping with invisible wounds. The
campaign is an integral part of the Defense Department’s overall effort
to encourage warriors and families to seek appropriate care and support
for psychological health concerns.
November 20, 2012
November 19, 2012
Senior Health: Health and wellness information for older adults from
the National Institutes of Health.
Probability Resources - MAA Mathematical Sciences Digital Library.
Browse through topics such as basic probability, games of chance,
various discrete and continuous distributions, and a series of Famous
November 14, 2012
Planning Guides: Recipes for preparing and carving turkey, pies,
desserts, leftovers, and more
helpful guides to help make your holidays easy and delicious.
November 13, 2012
U.S. Bishops General Assembly – November 12-15: Speeches and
documents; live streaming of the public sessions; latest news releases.
First American Freedom (USCCB): "Religious freedom is our first
American freedom. It is a founding principle of our country, protected
by the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights. It’s a fundamental human
right, rooted in the dignity of every human person – people of any faith
or no faith at all."
November 12, 2012
State of New Jersey: Hurricane Sandy Information Center
Charity Navigator: America's Largest Charity Evaluator. An
independent, non-profit organization that evaluates American charities.
Its stated goal is "to advance a more efficient and responsive
philanthropic marketplace by evaluating the financial health of
America's largest charities."
Image Resizer for Windows: a utility that lets you resize one or
more selected image files directly from Windows Explorer by
right-clicking. Regain the joy they left behind with Microsoft's Image
Resizer Powertoy for Windows XP.
NASA Instructional Units and Lesson Plans (TeacherLink initiative at
Utah State University College of Education): Provides direct access to
NASA instructional units and lesson plans. Visitors will note that there
are over 40 different resources here, listed alphabetically.
November 8, 2012
Plagtracker.com: Plagiarism checking tool – the most accurate and
November 7, 2012
- Spell Checker: online spelling checker. Simply type in the word you
want to check. You will see prompts with spelling suggestions or one
stating you have no errors.
Textbooks.org: Provides an advanced price comparison search tool
that instantly checks textbook prices at 45+ online merchants. Presents
the prices plus shipping costs for new, used, ebook, international, and
rental textbooks at each of these merchants.
November 5, 2012
October 31, 2012
Hurricane Sandy Relief: Donate to Catholic Charities, USA.
Other international relief agencies.
Catholic Link: videos and multimedia resources useful for ministry
and evangelization, aspiring to proclaim the gospel with "creativity and
American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms (Reference.com): Not only
defines each entry but provides an example of how the phrase is actually
used. Perhaps the ultimate challenge for a language learner, idioms
require special explanation.
Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms (TheFreeDictionary.com): Explains over 7,000
idioms current in British, American and Australian English, helping
learners to understand them and use them with confidence.…Full-sentence
examples show how idioms are really used.
Idiom Dictionary: Unique to
each culture, idioms are a group of words that have a different meaning
than the literal definition of each word individually.…here are 65 of
the most used idioms in American English.
Online English Resources: Common misspelled words, authors
biographies, English study guides, Intro to English Grammar, and more.
MesotheliomaHelp.net: America’s Mesothelioma Resource.
October 24, 2012
Internet Archive’s TV News: Search the closed captioning text of
over 350,000 TV news broadcasts since 2009. CNN, Fox New’s and MSNBC’s
broadcast schedule in its entirety is backed up here, as is every major
network’s nightly news programs and news magazines. Even The Daily Show
and The Colbert Report are completely searchable on this single site –
just type a term and if it shows up in the closed captioning records,
you’ll see a video, instantly.
October 23, 2012
October 22, 2012
October 18, 2012
October 17, 2012
October 16, 2012
October 15, 2012
provides math quizzes, great for teachers and students. You can choose
some of the popular quizzes or design your own math quiz.
October 11, 2012
October 9, 2012
Sacramental Catechesis: An Online Resource for Dioceses and
Eparchies. In preparation for the Year of Faith, the United States
Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Evangelization and
Catechesis has published a 38-page document on Catechesis on the
Rediscovering the Faith (USCCB). Resources to help you rediscover
the faith and answer questions about the Church and Church teachings.
Includes Prayer in the Life of the Church, The Sacraments, Church
Synod of Bishops Bulletins – Index issues and language editions. The
Bulletin of the Commission for information of the XIII Ordinary General
Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, entitled Synodus Episcoporum
and published by the Holy See Press Office, will be issued in 6 language
editions (plurilingual, Italian, English, French, Spanish and German),
with 2 issues each day (morning and afternoon), or according to
October 5, 2012
October 2, 2012
Tabs include Find Recipes, What Can I Make and Pre-Made Meal Plans. Need
help using up your leftovers? Enter the ingredients you have (one at a
time)…KitchenPC will attempt to generate a set of recipes that will most
efficiently use the ingredients and amounts you specify.
October 1, 2012
Pontifical Council for Social Communications: Vatican web site for
"all those who work in journalism, radio, television, films and the
whole system of informatics, who listen honestly to the voice of their
conscience and sincerely aspire to further the progress of their art."
September 28, 2012
September 27, 2012
September 26, 2012
September 24, 2012
Direct from Lourdes: Rosary Beads, Lourdes Holy Water Bottles,
Miraculous Medals, Statues and other Catholic Gifts. Provides a great
selection of quality and unique religious gift ideas, sent worldwide,
direct from our shop here in Lourdes.
100 Best Sites for Pregnancy and Parenting: Top 100 sites for
parents to utilize for keeping their kids healthy, their immune system
strong, and overall parenting tips from pregnancy to teenagers.
The Coach's Clipboard: Basketball Coaching and Basketball Play book.
Designed as a resource for youth and high school basketball coaches and
players, including plays, drills, strategies, offenses, defenses, player
tips, animated play diagrams, and video clips of player fundamentals.
Use the menu or Playbook Index to view plays, drills, articles, etc and
for tips on how to use this playbook.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – National Digital Library. An
impressive collection of images, historical artifacts, audio clips,
publications, and video available at no charge. 12 thematic sections
contain a wide mix of items, all of which can be searched by format,
date, creator, and so on. The site also contains a keyword search area
that allows visitors to look for specific images, videos, or audio
Rocha: Christian nature conservation organization. A Rocha projects
are frequently cross-cultural in character, and share a community
emphasis, with a focus on science and research, practical conservation
and environmental education.
Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies: the integration of
knowledge of the Creation with biblical principles to bring the
Christian community and the general public into a better understanding
of the Creator and the stewardship of His creation.
September 21, 2012
Beer, Wine and Liquor: An Alcohol Resource Guide. By the time teens
and young adults head to high school or college, it is quite common to
see plenty of alcohol consumption at parties or other social occasions.
This guide will help to introduce some of the key facts about alcohol
use among young adults and its effects.
September 20, 2012
Chemistry Laboratory Techniques (MIT's Open Course Ware): Learning
to navigate the treacherous shoals of the chemistry laboratory is tricky
business. The course consists of "intensive practical training in basic
chemistry lab techniques" and the site includes a host of instructional
September 19, 2012
September 18, 2012
Blessed John Paul II Speaks to Athletes: Homilies, Messages and
Speeches on Sport
"Sporting Activity in the Thought of Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI"
by Bishop Josef Clemens
"The Pursuit of Excellence and the Scourge of Doping: Ethics in Sport as
a Social Paradigm" by Fr. Kevin Lixey, LC, International Sport
Forum, June 2, 2010, Brussels.
"Sport in Light of the Year of St. Paul and in Response to the
‘Educational Emergency’" by Fr. Kevin Lixey, LC. Sports Symposium in
conjunction with the XX Parafiada Games, John Paul II Olympic Center,
Warsaw, July 7, 2008.
Incarnational and Redemptive - Theology of Sports by Richard
McGrath, OSA, Momentum, Nov./Dec.2009, pp. 8-12. When done well and
initiated from an appropriate Gospel perspective, the good experiences
in sports spill over into the lives of players, parents and siblings,
into the lives of their coaches and teachers and to the entire Catholic
"The Spirituality of Sports in Catholic Schools" by Chad Evans,
Momentum, Nov./Dec.2009, pp. 36-38.
"Sports and Character: Five Question! Five Answers" by Edward
DeRoche, Momentum, Nov./Dec.2009.
September 14, 2012
Writing in College: A Short Guide to College Writing (University of
Chicago): The guide was created with first and second year students…in
mind, but it can be used effectively with a wide range of students who
wish to write clearly and concisely.…It is an indispensable resource for
any and all persons who wish to succeed in becoming better writers in
MyOhioVote.com: Information for Ohio voters about your options to
participate, as well as your responsibilities as a voter to make sure
your voting experience goes smoothly. Includes information on voting
Q/A, Absentee Ballots, ID Requirements, Uniformed & Overseas Citizens
Absentee Voters, Voters with Disabilities or Hospitalized, and the
2012 Ohio Voter Information Guide.
September 6, 2012
Center for Cultural & Pastoral Research (John Paul II Institute for
Studies on Marriage and Family). In light of the anthropology of love –
an understanding of the human person as the image of God, created in and
for communion – the Center is dedicated to the engagement of cultural
issues especially as they affect the most vulnerable.
Pontifical Academy for Life: Instituted by Pope John Paul II by the
Motu Proprio Vitae mysterium (11 February 1994). The aim of the
Pontifical Academy for Life is the defense and promotion of the value of
human life and the dignity of the person.
Pontifical Academy of Science: Comprises six major areas:
Fundamental science; Science and technology of global problems; Science
for the problems of the developing world; Scientific policy; Bioethics;
September 5, 2012
September 3, 2012
Labor Day (Dept. of Labor): Celebrated on the first Monday in
September. A creation of the labor movement and dedicated to the social
and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly
national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength,
prosperity, and well-being of our country.
Labor Day (History.com): Pays tribute to the contributions and
achievements of American workers. It was created by the labor
movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in
1894. Labor Day also symbolizes the end of summer for many
Americans, and is celebrated with parties, parades and athletic
Labor Day Statement 2012 (United States Conference of Catholic
Bishops - USCCB): Placing Work and Workers at the Center of Economic
Laborem Exercens: to All Men and Women of Good Will on Human
Work by Pope John Paul II, September 14, 1981.
August 31, 2012
Year of Faith - Oct. 11, 2012 - Nov. 24, 2013
(Vatican): Beginning October 11, 2012, 50th anniversary of the
opening of the Second Vatican Council and 20th anniversary of the
Catechism of the Catholic Church, and ends on November 24, 2013,
feast of Christ the King.
Year of Faith: Oct. 11, 2012 - Nov. 24, 2013 (USCCB). "An
opportunity for Catholics to experience a conversion – to turn back
to Jesus and enter into a deeper relationship with him." Right
column includes Resources for all Catholics, Dioceses & Parishes |
Year of Faith Prayers | Important Documents
Year of Faith (Archdiocese of Milwaukee):
This sacred time will provide Catholics locally and throughout the
world a precious opportunity to celebrate, deepen and share the
spiritual richness of their Catholic faith.
Year of Faith - 2012 (Maryvale Institute)
Year of Faith Resources (Diocese of Austin, TX): scroll down the
August 29, 2012
Positive Sayings: Search by speaker/author, keyword/phrase, or by
Catholic Athletes for Christ: There are seven core virtues that
Catholic Athletes for Christ consider to be very valuable in the
practice of the faith for athletes and those involved in the world of
sports. They are Charity, Honesty, Humility, Meekness, Moderation,
Purity, and Good-Sportsmanship.
The Life of Virtue - Virtue in Sport? The English Dominican
Studenate, Saturday, September 05, 2009
Philosophic Reflections in Sport ~ A Collection of Essays. SPOLINT
Institute, International Institute for Sustainable Development, Policy,
and Diplomacy in Sport - Slovenia.
of a Chaplain – Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
Role of a Sports Chaplain:
Sports Chaplaincy UK - Serving Sport Through Excellence in Chaplaincy - provides ‘holistic pastoral and spiritual
care…all towards the well-being of people in sport.’
Collegiate Sports Chaplains
- Exploration of an Emerging Profession (ChaplainsConnect)
Fellowship of Christian Athletes: challenging coaches and athletes
to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus
Christ through Integrity, Serving, Teamwork and Excellence.
August 23, 2012
Vets 4 Warriors: 1.855.838.8244 24-Hour Peer Support Line -
Toll-free & Confidential. Our team of Veteran peers have all served in
uniform for the United States Military. We share similar experiences and
understand what it means to serve our country in peacetime and in times
of increased conflict. The daily stresses of a Service member are unique
and we are here to offer an ear to listen and resources in your local
community to help alleviate any stressors you may be facing.
Josephson Institute Center for Sports Ethics: Sportsmanship -
Pursuing Victory With Honor. Training and resources for coaches,
directors, and parents who want to promote sportsmanship and character
"Make a Commitment to Excellence" Coach Frank DiCocco. My work is to use
the sphere of athletics to help impart valuable life lessons to the young
men who will shape the future of the world in which we live.
Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics (JIIA): Critically
examining ethical, social, economic, and political issues surrounding
college sport in the United States and providing readers with
thought-provoking editorials, research articles, and reviews.
August 22, 2012
Teaching with Primary Sources Program – Library of Congress (LOC):
Works with educational institutions to deliver professional development
programs that help teachers use the LOC's rich reservoir of digitized
primary source materials to design challenging, high-quality
Teaching with Primary Sources (Stanford): The Stanford
University project focuses on using primary sources in the middle
and high school history classroom.
Reading Like a Historian (Stanford): The curriculum teaches
students how to investigate historical questions employing reading
strategies such as sourcing, contextualizing, corroborating, and
close reading. Instead of memorizing historical facts, students
evaluate the trustworthiness of multiple perspectives on issues…and
make historical claims backed by documentary evidence.
Trusted health information, free tools, news and doctor-reviewed
resources to encourage a healthy living for you and your loved ones.
Health Topics A to Z and
Health Treatments A to Z.
Treatment-Centers.net: a community based public-benefit website
devoted to helping individuals and families find help for addiction and
dual diagnosis. Contains the largest and most comprehensive publicly
rated and reviewed directory of addiction treatment centers in
August 21, 2012
Understanding Science - How Science Really Works (UC-Berkeley):
Understanding Science 101 area includes quick reviews of topics like How
Science Works, What is Science?, and Why Science Matters. The Resource
Library contains classroom activities, teaching tools, and strategies
for keeping students thinking and engaged.
Chemistry Now: The National Science Foundation (NSF) has joined
forces with NBC Learn and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
to celebrate the International Year of Chemistry by creating "Chemistry
Now" - a weekly, online video series that uncovers and explains the
science of common, physical objects in our world and the changes they
undergo every day.
"Promoting the Spiritual Growth and Character Development of Student
Athletes" by Ed Hastings and Lee DelleMonache, Center for Sport,
Spirituality and Character Development, Neumann College, February 9,
John Paul II Foundation for Sport – Peace Through Sport. "A sports
foundation inspired by John Paul II’s vision for sport, which has as its
primary focus the building of character through sport skills and
August 20, 2012
CDC: College Health and Safety. College is full of exciting new
things, from meeting people to living away from home. But, college can
also be stressful as you try to develop new routines, live on a limited
budget, and manage responsibilities on your own. Keep the tips and
information below in mind to stay safe and healthy in college.
– Boat Owners Association of the United States (BoatUS): From fixing
fiberglass to fitting fishfinders, guides cover the knowledge you need
to take care of your boat. Check out the topics below for advice on
maintenance, equipment and safety.
August 14, 2012
August 13, 2012
HealthyPlace.com: America’s mental health channel, providing
comprehensive, trusted information on psychological disorders and
psychiatric medications from both a consumer and expert point of view.
MMAR Medical Group, Inc.: Orthopaedic Rehabilitation & Sports
Medicine Products. Wholesale pricing on wide selection of braces, cold
therapy units, contracture management splints & other high quality
August 6, 2012
Pastoral Aid for the Year of Faith - 2012-13: Pontifical Council for
Promoting the New Evangelization (Vatican). Includes Catechism of the
Catholic Church, Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church,
Documents of Vatican II Council, Pope Benedict's Apostolic Letters, and
Review for Religious Digital Archive hosted by the Pius XII Library
at Saint Louis University. The materials in this archive can be
downloaded without charge. Permission is hereby granted to copy and
distribute individual articles for personal, classroom, or workshop use.
Copyright for the articles published in Review for Religious is held by
the Missouri Province of the Society of Jesus. Please credit Review for
Religious, reference the volume, issue, and page number, and cite Saint
Louis University Libraries as the host of the digital collection.
Center for Christian Ethics - Sports Library (Baylor University)
Random Thoughts of Louis Schmier - Professor of History at Valdosta
Treasured Cross: Christian Jewelry, Christian Gifts, Inspirational
Jewelry and Christian Apparel |
Christian wall art and Christian home decor.
July 27, 2012
July 26, 2012
Facebook Beginners Guide 101 - StateStats. This guide will help you
get started with setting up an account, finding friends, uploading
photos, changing, privacy settings, and more.
TotalNetGuard by American Family Online.
filtering options to protect your family from the dark side of the
Internet. This technology is especially designed to provide maximum
protection and performance, even for high-speed connections. Reasonable
July 25, 2012
Bullying: created by the U.S.
Health Resources and Services Administration. Provides information from
various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is,
who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying. Stop Bullying Now!
Your Knees: From the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
July 24, 2012
HubbleSite – Space Telescope Science Institute. As the name suggests
it’s built around news of, and discoveries made by, the Hubble Space
Telescope, which has been providing images from deep space since its
mission began in 1990.
NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day: Each day a different image or
photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief
explanation written by a professional astronomer.
Bono Sacerdotii: a Catholic charity that in partnership with our
benefactors, assist bishops, religious superiors, and Vatican officials
in finding solutions for the proper care and treatment of priests who
are experiencing difficulties.
July 23, 2012
Inside Life Science (National Institute of General Medical
Sciences): Each story shows how basic biomedical research – from the
history of a field to the people doing cutting-edge work today – lays
the foundation for advances in disease diagnosis, treatment and
prevention. Through explorations of how the body works and highlights
from recent studies, you’ll discover even more on what scientists have
found and are finding about fundamental life processes.
Biology Instructional Multimedia: University of Alberta Department
of Biology's instructional multimedia page. Includes Biology Intro,
Botany, Cell Biology, Ecology, Entomology, Genetics, Microbiology, Lab
Procedures and more.
6 Secrets to Great Sports Photography (Lexar - Digital Photography)
Summer Recipes: The Old Farmer’s Almanac
July 9, 2012
Faith and Reason – Franciscan University: Church and Culture -
Politics and Philosophy - Morality and the Marketplace. At
FaithandReason.com, you can explore it all, deepening your knowledge of
the Catholic faith and your understanding of the world in which we live.
With numerous videos from the world’s top Catholic scholars, thinkers,
and leaders, plus articles, blog posts, and more…
Religious Liberty: Our First, Most Cherished Liberty (USSCB).
Resources concerning the foundational teachings "on the right of the
person and of communities to social and civil freedom in matters
Conscience Protection Resources (USCCB): Want to know why the
bishops are fighting the HHS insurance mandate? Need more material to
help teach others - or prayers to join in solidarity with our bishops?
The following resources are available for use in a wide variety of
settings, including universities & schools, associations, parishes, RCIA
programs, and families.
Religious Liberty - Our Most Cherished Freedom (EWTN): The United
States was founded, in large part, by people seeking freedom of
religion. Yet today, religious freedom is under attack as never before.
To stay informed about what's happening in the U.S. and around the
July 6, 2012
Human Body & Mind – BBC Science: Provide the curious visitor with a
plethora of insights into the relationship between the human body and
mind. In the Body section, learn more about the organs, muscles,
skeleton, and the nervous system. The Mind area explores human emotion,
memory retention, emotions and instincts, and a number of other
July 5, 2012
"Talking to Your Teen about Drinking" (Medline Plus): The best time
to begin talking with your teen about drugs and alcohol is now. Children
as young as 9 years old may become curious about drinking, and they may
even try it alcohol.
Grammar Check - Free Online Grammar Checker: Even in these days of
text-speak, thoughts dashed off in 120 characters and casual blogging,
grammar and spelling still count. Many times it is the ideas expressed
in articles and blog posts that are important, but poor grammar can mean
Express Birthday Party Planning: Find birthday party entertainers
and birthday locations across the USA, plus view great party planning
tips and birthday party suggestions.
Apostle.com: Exquisite Catholic gifts, Saint medals, Rosaries,
Religious jewelry. All of our pieces are handmade in the old traditional
ways, made in the USA and guaranteed for life! Free shipping on all
July 3, 2012
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 &
Fourth of July Recipes and History (The Old Farmer's Almanac)
Barbecue & Grilling recipes
Hot Dog Sauce Recipes: Including Coney Island Chili, A&W Chili Dog
Sauce Recipe, Michigan Chili Dog Sauce, Texas Weiner, and more.
Over 13,000 fonts for free with no registration required. Users are able
to download free fonts that come in thousands of different styles and
submit their own fonts for others to use, creating a varied font
community for users to share.
July 2, 2012
June 29, 2012
June 25, 2012
June 18, 2012
Fr. Francis Martin Ministries: Serves the clergy to become more
deeply immersed in Scripture, as authentically taught by the Magisterium
of the Catholic Church, so that the Word of God can be preached in the
Power of the Holy Spirit…The four-part series each week includes a
general reflection and commentary on the readings, the psalm and the
"The Hope of Salvation for Infants Who Die Without Being Baptized"
(International Theological Commission – 2007).
The Art of War: New archive of propaganda and war art. "The archive
includes famous propaganda campaigns such as an airman being vamped by a
sexy blonde over the slogan "Keep mum - she's not so dumb", part of the
"Careless Talk Costs Lives" campaign. The 360 works launched this week
are the start of a project that will place several thousand images
KidsPartyWorld.com: Birthday Party Supplies. Party themes and
decorations for children's and adults birthday parties. Also view party
supplies for many other themes.
June 15, 2012
June 14, 2012
National Flag Day (U.S.A.) - June 14. "On June 14th, 1885, Bernard
J. Cigrand, a 19 year old teacher at Stony Hill School, placed a 10
inch, 38- star flag in a bottle on his desk then assigned essays on the
flag and its significance. This observance, commemorated Congresses
adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the flag of the United States on
June 14, 1777" (The National Flag Day Foundation).
Battery University: free educational website that offers hands-on
battery information to engineers, educators, media, students and battery
users alike. The tutorials evaluate the advantages and limitations of
battery chemistries, advise on best battery choice and suggest ways to
extend battery life.
2012 Flowers, Vol.
2012 Flowers, Vol.
4: Brian Cavanaugh, TOR, ©
June 12, 2012
Bound for Glory: America in Color from 1939-1943. These images, by
photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War
Information, are some of the only color photographs taken of the effects
of the Depression on America’s rural and small town populations. The
photographs are the property of the Library of Congress and were
included in a 2006 exhibit Bound for Glory: America in Color.
June 11, 2012
June 7, 2012
Memorial Guide: National September 11th Memorial and Museum.
Search by Name or Company, Memorial Names Layout, Search by Sponsor
June 6, 2012
Character Action Media: consists of video-based lessons of inspiring
stories of individuals living out the personal and civic virtues in ways
that are relevant to youth. Lessons help students understand the
virtues, inspire them to live out the virtues, and present individual
and group activities relevant to the focused virtues.
June 5, 2012
Practical tips from the federal government (FTC,
Justice Dept., Homeland Security, IRS, US Postal Inspection Service,
Commerce Dept., SEC, FDIC, NCIS) and the technology industry to help you
be on guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your
London 2012: Olympic and Paralympic Games (CDC): Be prepared and
practice the smart safety and health habits you normally would at home,
so your Olympic and Paralympic memories are about the competitions and
sites – not your illnesses or injuries.
Harnessing Technology to Make Education Free. Free and open collection
of college level courses.…no registrations or fees required…earn a
certificate upon completion of each course.…not accredited for a college
degree or diploma. Select areas of study in
Political Science and
'Brought to Life' (Science Museum, London) – Exploring the History
of Medicine. Offers access to images of thousands of fascinating objects
from the Museum’s great medical collections. A valuable resource for
teachers and students working on the history of medicine, and related
subjects, in schools and universities. It also engages people of all
ages and interests in the story of medicine.
Liberty and the American Revolution (Princeton University): Features
more than 150 recently gifted important books, pamphlets and prints
representing…the intellectual origins of the American Revolution; the
Revolution itself; the early years of the republic; the resulting spread
of democratic ideas in the Atlantic world; and the effort to abolish the
slave trade in both Great Britain and the United States. Visitors should
not miss the exquisite edition of Thomas Paine's celebrated "The age of
reason: being an investigation of true and fabulous theology," printed
while Paine was imprisoned in 1794.
June 1, 2012
Growing Stronger - Strength Training for Older Adults: developed by
experts at Tufts University and the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC). Exercises that have been shown to increase the
strength of your muscles, maintain the integrity of your bones, and
improve your balance, coordination, and mobility. In addition, strength
training can help reduce the signs and symptoms of many chronic
diseases, including arthritis.
Thera-Band Academy: Find exercises and research for rehabilitation,
fitness, and wellness. The site does require a free sign-up for viewing
more than one exercise or article.
Exercise & Strength Training: collection of Internet resources with
emphasis on exercise programs for senior adults.
May 31, 2012
Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeepSafe): Positive
resources for parents, educators and policymakers who teach youths how
to use new media devices and platforms in safe and healthy ways.
Google Digital Literacy Tour: Supports the education of families on
how to stay safe online. That's why we've teamed up with online safety
organization iKeepSafe to develop curriculum that educators can use in
the classroom to teach what it means to be a responsible online citizen.
Parent’s Guide to Facebook
Digital Citizenship C3 Matrix - iKeepSafe: Assists educators in
integrating the essentials of cyber-safety, cyber-security, and
cyber-ethics (C3 concepts) into existing technology and literacy
standards and curricula.
Online Safety - Yahoo:
Making smart choice online. Online safety skills for
Teens, and for
Parry Aftab, Esq., The Privacy Lawyer™:
Managing cybercrime, privacy and cyber-abuse risks. Check out
resource sections on
Cyberbulling, and more.
May 30, 2012
Google – Search Education: It is critical that students understand
how to effectively use web search to find quality sources appropriate to
their task. Google created a series of lessons to help you guide your
students to use search meaningfully in their academic research and
beyond. The site is aimed at both at teachers and at individual users.
May 24, 2012
Memorial Day (History Channel): Officially observed on Monday,
May 28, 2012. 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.
BBQ & Grilling Recipes: from appetizers, to the standard meats and
burgers, sauces and marinades, side dishes and even desserts and
Norms Regarding the Manner of Proceeding in the Discernment of Presumed
Apparitions or Revelations, 1978. Republished by the Congregation
for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) as an aid in the difficult task of
discerning presumed apparitions, revelations, messages or, more
generally, extraordinary phenomena of presumed supernatural origin.
Cardinal William Levada of the CDF explains the decision to
publish them now for the whole Church in his new Preface.
Expectations: Responsible, Competent, Catholic Leaders." This "generation's
challenge to greatness as Catholic leaders."
May 18, 2012
"Why Children Matter" by Johann Christoph Arnold. Time-tested wisdom
and common-sense advice on what children need most, what holds a family
together, and how to rediscover the joy of
Timothy Cardinal Dolan writes a testimonial letter. Request 1 free
paperback copy for yourself; request multiple copies for family, church
or organization. Download Free Book as Acrobat PDF, Kindle .prc, Nook .epub.
May 17, 2012
Chronological List of Early Christian Writings (Paulist
Press): Includes extensive online texts for writings of the New
Testament, Apocrypha, Gnostics, Church Fathers, and Others.
Chords 365: Learn to play the guitar. All the Guitar Chords are
organized by family and in Alphabetic Order so that you can find the
Chord you are looking for easily! These are the most popular guitar
chords that most beginners start with. Click on the family and then the
name of the guitar chord to see to play the chord!
May 15, 2012
Bringing to light the growth and artistic vision of 19th & 20th century
Kewl Bites Recipe Index: Includes Breakfast/Brunch,
Salads/Sandwiches, Main Dishes, Beverages, Snacks/Desserts,
features nearly 1,000 accessible, scientifically reviewed resources
about the brain and mind. Tabs feature About Neuroscience | Brain Basics
| Sensing, Thinking & Behaving | Diseases & Disorders.
Brain Facts for Educators: Easy-to-use teaching resources,
activities to engage young people’s interest, and educational tools
sorted by age and reading level. Most resources in this section are
aimed at pre-university students. Multimedia resources include videos
and images to augment lesson plans.
May 10, 2012
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May 4, 2012
Earth Science Lesson Plans: The earth sciences encompass a range of
fields, including geology, meteorology, and other areas of inquiry. This
website features a range of lesson plans and activities that cover these
fields, designed for both high school and college classrooms. In total,
there are over two dozen activities here divided into sections such as
Rocks & Minerals and Earthquakes & Volcanoes…
May 3, 2012
Interesting Fun Facts: As the name suggest, provides you with some
interesting information on various topics. The site has been divided in
categories ranging from the animal kingdom all the way up to geography.
Listed within these categories, you will find articles that can prove to
be a invaluable resource when it comes to gather information about
topics like animals, insects, mountains, rivers and lots more.
April 29, 2012
"A Fortnight for Freedom", June 21–July 4, 2012 (USCCB). U.S.
Bishops issue call to action to defend religious liberty and urged laity
to work to protect the First Freedom of the Bill of Rights. They
outlined their position in "Our First, Most Cherished Liberty."
Hunting the Elements (NOVA): This two-hour program "spins viewers
through the world of weird, extreme chemistry: the strongest acids, the
deadliest poisons, the universe's most abundant elements, and the rarest
of the rare." It's a fascinating way to learn about the history of the
periodic table, and the discovery and properties of the elements.
Inside the Cell: Explores the interior design of cells and vividly
describes the processes that take place within its organelles and
structures. Chapter 1: An Owner's Guide to the Cell, Chapter 2: Cells
101: Business Basics, Chapter 3: On the Job: Cellular Specialties,
Chapter 4: Cellular Reproduction: Multiplication By Division, Chapter 5:
The Last Chapter: Cell Aging and Death.
Cell Biology Education Resources – American Society for Cell Biology
(ASCB): Provides educators and the generally curious with links that are
divided into 17 different areas, including Systems Biology, Cytoskeleton
& Cell Dynamics, and Microscopy.
Great Inspirational Quotes from a diversity of minds.
April 18, 2012
"Disciples Called to Witness: The New Evangelization." United States
Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Evangelization and
Catechesis. "The New Evangelization calls all Catholics first to be
evangelized and then in turn to evangelize. While it is directed to all
people, the New Evangelization focuses specifically on those Christian
communities that have Catholic roots but have lost a living sense of the
faith, or even no longer consider themselves members of the Church."
Download 31 page PDF.
Vitals.com: Your source for comprehensive medical information on
830,000 doctors nationwide.
Autism Center: Autism Spectrum Disorders: Surveillance, Research and
April 11, 2012
Center for Christian Ethics – Baylor University: Helping to think
with a Christian mind about the ethical issues in our society is the
primary objective of The Center for Christian Ethics at Baylor
"Schooling the Young into Goodness" (Center for Christian Ethics
at Baylor University), © 2009, Darin H. Davis and Paul J. Wadell.
Moral education should provide the young with an understanding of
life worthy of themselves–a
compelling account of goodness and how to achieve it. If we ask the
young only to pursue their desires, should we be surprised if,
instead of being uplifted by the freedom we hold out to them, they
become bored and disenchanted?
Christian Reflection: A Series in Faith and Ethics. Quarterly
published by The Center of Christian Ethics. Thoughtful Christian
reflection and reliable guidance in engaging the ethical dimensions
of today's world.
Pornographic Culture Library (Center for Christian Ethics at
April 3, 2012
The Theodore Roosevelt Association: Chartered by Act of Congress in
1920, provides authoritative information on the life and ideals of
Theodore Roosevelt. Includes TR’s speeches, cartoons and
curriculum-based lesson plans 5th-12th.
resource to locate GED classes and testing centers, listed by State and
March 23, 2012
OpenCourseWare: free publication of MIT course materials that
reflects almost all the undergraduate and graduate subjects taught at
MIT. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT
March 19, 2012
IRS Exempt Organizations Select Check. The IRS has launched a new
tool to find more information about tax-exempt organizations. "In
addition, organizations that have automatically lost their tax
exemptions may now be searched by EIN, name, city, state, ZIP Code,
country, exemption type, and revocation posting date, rather than only
Ice Wraps: Get your gel packs, cold therapy ice packs and heating
pads to treat your leg pain, elbow joint pain, hip pain, knee pain, foot
pain, or arthritis pain!
March 16, 2012
March 13, 2012
harnesses the talent of the world's best teachers and visualizers,
extending great lessons beyond a single classroom to anyone with
TED-Ed (YouTube): Offers up original video content that marries
the talent of great teachers with top animators to bring concepts
like neuroscience to life in short videos, typically 5 minutes long.
March 12, 2012
The Higher Education Compliance Alliance: designed to be a
continuously updated resource for administrators and others on campus
seeking to understand their compliance obligations. The website will
aggregate compliance news and resources from participating associations.
It will include advice from college and university attorneys and risk
Wall Street Journal Channel on YouTube
WSJ Live - Digits: Real-time technology news, including top
stories of the day, breaking news, the latest gadgets, technology
stock updates and hot topics being discussed online.
The OldMapsOnline Portal: an easy-to-use gateway to historical maps
in libraries around the world. Search for online digital historical maps
across numerous different collections via a geographical search. Search
by typing a place-name or by clicking in the map window, and narrow by
date. The search results provide a direct link to the map image on the
website of the host institution.
March 7, 2012
The Anscombe Bioethics Centre: a Roman Catholic academic institute
that engages with the moral questions arising in clinical practice and
biomedical research. It brings to bear on those questions principles of
natural law, virtue ethics, and the teaching of the Catholic Church, and
seeks to develop the implications of that teaching for emerging fields
WatchKnowLearn: Index of over 33,000+ educational videos, placing
them into a directory of over 3,000 categories. The videos are available
without any registration or fees to teachers in the classroom and to
students at home 24/7. Users can dive into our innovative directory or
search for videos by subject and age level. Video titles, descriptions,
age level information, and ratings are all edited for usefulness.
March 5, 2012
Adobe® Photoshop® Touch app: Quickly combine images, apply
professional effects, share the results with friends and family through
social networking sites like Facebook, and more - all from the
convenience of your iPad or Android tablet. Photoshop Touch is available
from the App Store for $9.99.
Homiletic & Pastoral Review becomes an online publication. HPR will
continue to provide essays and homilies on the truths and the beauty of
Jesus Christ and his one, true Church.
Report: an online news magazine
that tells the story from an orthodox Catholic perspective.
Microorganisms - BioEd Online Lessons: A veritable cornucopia of
material for science educators. The offerings here include "Comparing
Sizes of Microorganisms," "Observing Different Microbes," and "Microbes
Human Embryology Animations: To help students "better understand the
complex processes that must occur in embryologic development." The
animations are divided into five thematic sections, including General
Embryology, Development of the Limbs, and Urinary and Reproductive
Embryology. Each animation lasts anywhere from 20 seconds to 8 minutes,
and they cover heart tube folding, septum development, postnatal
circulation, and 30 or so other processes.
Magazine: Technology in Education. Converge is a great name for this
fantastic online magazine about the convergence of education and
technology. As the media arm of the Center for Digital Education,
Converge is composed of "quarterly themed Converge Special Reports [and]
Converge online. [It] provides strategy and leadership for technology
use in the K-12 and higher education market."
9 Websites To Help You Start Brewing Your Very Own Beer (MakeUseof.com)
February 28, 2012
Franciscans, Third Order Regular of Saint Francis of Assisi
(International Headquarters, Rome Italy). Origins of the Third Order,
Documents of the Order, Basilica of Sts. Cosmas and Damian, The Order on
Religious Freedom Homily: On February 5, 2012 Father Sammie Maletta
delivered a Homily at St. John the Evangelist Parish in St. John,
Indiana. This homily addressed how President Obama is threatening our
Religious Freedom and declaring war with the Catholic Church.
GenerateFavicon: It seems like every website has one of those little
icons when you bookmark it. If you have a website and you don't have an
icon, then Generate Favicon is exactly what you are looking for. They
make it quick and easy to generate an icon for your website.
Blog: hundreds of GRE video lessons and practice questions covering
math, verbal, vocabulary.
GMAT Blog: hundreds of GMAT video lessons and practice questions
covering math, and verbal.
Magoosh SAT Blog: hundreds of SAT practice questions and video
explanations covering writing, grammar, reading comprehension,
vocabulary words, and more.
February 24, 2012
February 23, 2012
In Defense of Religious Liberty – Franciscan University of Steubenville.
Interviews with and articles by Franciscan University faculty and
administration concerning the assault on religious liberty represented
by the HHS Mandate. More to come on this front, but please continue to
pray for the restoration of religious liberty.
Medical Information for Healthy Living. Provides a comprehensive
overview of over 1000 health conditions for individuals and/or their
loved ones. All information has been reviewed for medical accuracy by an
Hazing - Education Law (LawHigherEducation.com). Published: January
Ohio Hazing Law: The State of Ohio's Hazing Law is set forth in
Section 2307.44 of the Ohio Revised Code.
Bowling Green University Hazing Education. The Hazing Education
Program is a University-wide initiative created for students to assist
members of organizations, athletics, and clubs in learning about hazing.
This online training program is designed to provide you with information
about hazing, including examples of hazing, what to do if you are hazed,
The Prevention of Hazing in Intercollegiate Sports at the University of
Vermont. It is the policy of the University of Vermont that no
member of the University community may participate or be involved in
February 22, 2012
Lenten Season (USCCB):
Ash Wednesday, February 22, 2012.
Includes Lenten resources for families and parishes.
Word On Fire - Father Robert Barron Catholic Evangelist
February 20, 2012
The Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide On-line: the latest
information to keep you and your family healthy. Click on Search by
Chapter to view sections.
Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition (Annenberg Learner). This primer
on micro- and macroeconomics includes 28 30-minute programs. These
materials cover topics such as Supply and Demand, Economic Efficiency,
and Profits and Interest. Educators will be glad to learn that the
complete program website includes discussion questions, worksheets, and
additional activities for the classroom.
Geriatric Nursing Teaching Resources (University of Minnesota's
Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence). Resources designed to
assist nursing students in their quest to become effective health care
providers to older adults. After reading a brief introduction to the
site, visitors can use the table of contents to find the materials that
will be most useful to them. Here they will find a listing of over 40
topic areas, including Biology of Aging, Depression, and Oral Health.
February 16, 2012
CookingBread.com: Bake bread like a master! Walk through one of the
FREE bread recipe classes online. The detailed step-by-step
instructions, include photos to help guide you through each bread recipe
– from start to finish. Also, many different kinds of recipes from bread
machine to family classics such as cheese bread and banana bread…
February 13, 2012
TimeandDate.com: Contain, Current Time, World Clock, Time Zones,
Calendar, Calculators and Timers, Weather, Sun and Moon Phases. A handy
site to bookmark.
Digital Image Information (Interactive Media Center at the State
University of New York, University of Albany). Over two dozen
mini-tutorials here, including "Photoshop CS4: Basic Tips & Tricks,"
"Create Text Filled with a Photograph in Photoshop," and "Ten Tips for
Using Images on the Web." There are also a number of "See It In Action"
interactive demonstrations that show interested parties how to use the
Photoshop crop tool and how to reset photo resolutions on Photoshop for
February 7, 2012
Food Recipe: More than 30,000 recipes offering a full range of meal
options, including breakfast, brunch, lunch, high tea, dinner and
supper. Asian food recipes are drawn from all over Asia, including
Japanese cooking recipes, Taiwanese recipes, Korean recipes and
Medical Malpractice Help: provides information on all aspects of
malpractice and medical neglect for both patients and caregivers. Most
people only have a basic understanding of what medical malpractice
actually is and we would like to clear up the confusion.
February 6, 2012
Friday: With a deep archive of past programs and video clips, the
website for NPR's Science Friday program is quite a find. The program is
hosted by Ira Flatow, and each week he and his colleagues "focus on
science topics that are in the news and try to bring an educated,
balanced discussion to bear on the scientific issues at hand." Check out
the "Latest Videos" section.
Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries
– The Association of Research Libraries: "The Code provides librarians
with powerful tools to work through copyright challenges in a way that
is within the law and that gives due weight to their own values and the
considered opinions of their peers in the library community."
February 1, 2012
Chegg: Students have the option to rent textbooks, as well as buy
both new and used textbooks. Chegg also lets you sell textbooks directly
to us, and we'll pay top dollar for your books.
January 31, 2012
Arthritis-health: an expanding library of information created to
help patients and caregivers become better informed about arthritis,
especially the options for treating and managing arthritis pain and
symptoms. The site features current content written and peer-reviewed by
medical professionals with arthritis expertise.
The Arthritis Foundation: information and tools to help people live
a better life with arthritis, whether it’s advice from medical experts
to specialized arthritis self-management or exercise classes.
Arthritis Health Center (WebMD): Provides health information on over
100 types of arthritis. Sections on Living With Arthritis, exercise
programs, and latest arthritis health information.
Neuroscience & the Classroom: Neuroscience continues to attract a
range of scientists and researchers, and more and more schools are
incorporating at least a basic discussion of this area of science into
their curriculum. This educational series produced by the Science Media
Group at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics along with
several other organizations offers 42 video segments for classroom use.
Life Sciences - FREE Teaching and Learning Resources. With more than
1500 teaching and learning resources, FREE (Federal Resources for
Educational Excellence) is one of the most popular Department of
Education websites. Visitors interested in topics ranging from
"Animals/Zoology" to the "Human Body" to "Medicine" will find that there
is something for every level of learner and educator.
Political Science Career: a useful on-line resource to guide
students interested in pursuing the field of politics or other related
careers. Political Science Resources includes: Career Resources, How to
Become a Politician, Political Science Major, and more.
Berry Fruit Guide: information on, and uses for, a wide variety of
berries, many you might not have previously known.
January 18, 2012
January 17, 2012
a collection of lessons, calculators, and worksheets created to assist
students and teachers of algebra.
Topictures.com: new meta-search engine for photos and pictures that
combines search results from Google, Bing (Shutterstock in some cases)
and Picasa to get a variety of different images and photos. Try unique
themes, categories or concepts.
January 9, 2012
Free Online Spell Checker: Powerful spell checking solution not only
includes an advanced spell checker, but also innovative spell check
technology, which not only detects spelling mistakes, but also grammar
and punctuation faults with one simple mouse click.
January 5, 2012
"Restoring the Fullness of Fatherhood" by Donald Demarco. The
following 10 paradoxes illustrate the dynamic quality of fatherhood, a
quality that invests it with both vitality and depth.
Good50 Search Engine: Ergonomically designed for people who are 50+.
Also an ideal choice for young school-aged children and high
screen-resolution laptop users. The default search results are preset to
be at a slightly larger font size than normal for easy reading.
articles on self improvement, relationship building, leadership skills,
San Francisco Flowers Delivery: In Water Flowers, offers flower
delivery from two locations on Fillmore Street and Chestnut Street in
San Francisco. Florist delivery service is available throughout the San
Francisco Bay area.
2012 US Election Coverage from Google.
How to Improve English - Free Resources (EnglishLeap.com): Contains
tips on improving English, help with English grammar, punctuation rules,
common mistakes non-native English speakers usually make, English
exercises to test your language skills.
Ambient-Mixer: A World Made of Ambient Sounds. Listen to relaxing
music, ambient atmospheres and astonishing sound effects. All
atmospheres are royalty free audio files and you can use them even in
your commercial projects, thanks to the Creative Commons Sampling Plus
Saints’ Books: Writings selected are from recognized saints from the
Catholic Church, and from Blessed, Venerable and respected men and women
recognized for their holiness and by the spiritual benefits of their
writings and speech. In all cases these books have been selected with
great care and respect to the teaching authority of the Catholic Church,
granted in perpetuity by Christ at its foundation. Also contains
Free Catholic Books: A
Treasure Trove of Free Catholic Books.
Back Truths: Debunking Common Myths about Back Pain (American Pain