~ 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
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March 25, 2019
March 15, 2019
March 7, 2019
Online Field Trip for Students Without Leaving Home: "Technological
advancements like the internet and smart devices have proven beneficial
for people in various aspects of life.…One particularly great use for
these new technologies is the use of virtual and online field trips,
which are a cheaper and more convenient alternative to real-life field
Identity Theft Protection Guide: Keep Your Family Safe. Identity
theft is what happens when someone’s personal information has been
stolen for fraudulent purposes. A thief will obtain confidential
information such as Social Security numbers, bank account information,
phone numbers, addresses, and medical policies to open new fraudulent
accounts or to access already existing accounts.
March 6, 2019
March 5, 2019
Lent 2019: Resources for your Lenten spiritual devotions.
March 4, 2019
Adulting 101: Millennial Life Skills Classes (Relationship Skills).
"Millennials are highly proficient with technology, they’re more
deficient in "soft skills," which are those personal attributes that
enable people to effectively and harmoniously communicate with others.
Soft skills include listening, negotiating, reading body language and
February 28, 2019
Catholic Rural Life (CRL): a national, Catholic nonprofit
organization dedicated to the vitality of the American countryside.
Since 1923, we have been applying the teachings of Jesus Christ for the
social, economic, and spiritual development of rural America,
strengthening and sustaining the Church in the countryside by educating
and inspiring leaders and advocating on their behalf.
February 22, 2019
National Geographic Education: Resources for the Classroom.
National Geographic Professional Development: professional
learning opportunities for educators engaging with students from
pre-K to post-secondary. Our programs and resources range from
in-the-field projects to digital resources to online networks to
grant opportunities and courses.
National Geographic Classroom Resources: Resource Library of
high-quality, standards-based, educational resources and activities.
Many of our free maps, lesson plans, imagery, interactives, and
reference materials have been curated into collections grounded in
the bold and transformative approach that National Geographic takes
around science, exploration and storytelling.
KinderCare proudly supports U.S. Military…has partnered with Child
Care Aware® of America to offer fee assistance for eligible active duty
military families and a solution to address their child care needs when
care at an on-base Child Development Center (CDC) isn’t available.
Guide to Low Cost or Free Rehab Options: "There are low-cost and
no-cost addiction treatment facilities available. In this guide, we
will…start with those available at the federal level and move down to
care for specific groups. We hope this guide can help you get the care
you need even if money is an issue for your family."
Easy Step-by-Step Guide to Vegetable Gardening: Jamie Martin. "While
some people are intimidated at the thought of gardening, growing your
own vegetables is a practical and rewarding activity. Everyone can grow
their own vegetable garden, but it takes time and effort to sustain one.
To ensure that you’ve got a head start, take a look at our comprehensive
guide on vegetable gardening."
Retirement Living Information Center – Buyers Guides: "We help
consumers find the best products and services, especially seniors and
those planning for retirement."
The Ultimate Parent Guide for Protecting Your Child on the Internet:
"a guide for parents on how to keep children safe online, that covers
how to safely introduce children to technology, and how to make sure
they don't fall victim to cyberbullying or social media/ gaming
February 21, 2019
February 19, 2019
12 Common Fears That Keep Us Stuck: Theo Tsaousides Ph.D. Psychology
Today, January 30, 2019. "Fear plays a huge role in shaping who we
become. It affects the decisions we make, the actions we take, and the
outcomes we achieve."
February 8, 2019
National Marriage Week is February 7-14, 2019 (USCCB): "an
opportunity to focus on building a culture of life and love that begins
with supporting and promoting marriage and the family." Includes a
Virtual Marriage Retreat, preaching resources, and a Prayer for Married
For Your Marriage (USCCB): "helps couples at all stages of life
to understand and live God’s plan for happy, holy marriages by
providing educational and spiritual resources."
Marriage: Unique for a Reason (USCCB). "Video 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."
Complete Guide to Using WebP Image Format. WebP, or unofficially
pronounced as weppy, is an image format introduced by Google Developers
around 5 years ago. if you are a web designer, or a developer who
strives to reduce and optimize your image file size, what WebP is
capable of should put a smile on your face.
Bullying in Schools: The Impact on Children and How You Can Help.
Who are the victims of school bullying? According to the CDC, youth with
disabilities, learning differences, sexual/gender identity differences
or cultural differences are often most vulnerable to being bullied.
Unfortunately, only about 20 to 30 percent of students who are bullied
notify adults. That’s why it’s important to recognize the signs of
bullying so you can intervene while positive outcomes are still
February 6, 2019
What Is Social Engineering? (KnowBe4): Social Engineering is the art
of manipulating, influencing, or deceiving you in order to gain control
over your computer system. The hacker might use the phone, email, snail
mail or direct contact to gain illegal access. Phishing, spear phishing,
and CEO Fraud are all examples.
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