Internetting Corner

By Nigel Paull

The following websites can be easily accessed on the Internet via the links found on Curriculum Corporation's Connections Website for Issue 34: nect/connect.htm>. The websites have been catalogued by the New South Wales Cataloguing Agency and added to the SC/S bibliographic database. You may wish to download these catalogue records to add to your school's library database by entering the SCIS number in SC/SWeb or SCISCO.

Australian Science Teachers Association
Published by the Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA) this website includes links, services, publications, projects and forthcoming activities for science teachers in primary schools, high schools and tertiary institutions. SCIS 1007649

Bibliomania: Best Online literature and Reference Books
Utilising this site's search engine users can access a variety of full text works such as classic and popular fiction, drama and poetry Available reference works include ancient texts, dictionaries, Roget's Thesaurus, religious texts and quotations. SCIS 1007665

Favorites Anywhere! Store Your Bookmarks Online and Access Them From Anywhere!
By applying this service, computer users can access their own bookmarked Internet websites from other computers running on a variety of operating systems. Favourite websites are therefore kept private and separate when using shared computers or systems. SCIS 1007692

The Geoffrey Chaucer Website Homepage I
Intended for students studying Geoffrey Chaucer at Harvard University, this website is also applicable to English teachers and senior secondary students. Chaucer and The Canterbury Tales are covered in depth. Additional resources relating to both earlier and later writers are also included. SCIS 1007697

The Great Olympic Virtual Adventure With Spike and Eddie
Emanating from the Open Learning Support Unit of the Northern Territory Department of Education, this cross-curricular site encourages students to take part in an adventure game based on the Sydney Olympics. An activity book and additional Olympic sites can be easily accessed. SCIS 1007723

Greek Mythology
Information, lesson plans and links devoted to the heroes, gods and monsters of Greek mythology are featured here. The primary sources used for compiling this site were Homer's Iliad, Homer's Odyssey and the Library of Apollodorus. SCIS 1007694

IFLA/UNESCO School library Manifesto
http://www. ifla.orgNI l/s11 /pubs/man ifest.htm
The International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) and UNESCO have . cooperated in presenting a concise manifesto on school libraries that should be read by Teacher Librarians. Content includes a mission statement, legislation, goals, staffing and management. SCIS 1007709

IMAGES 1 -National library of Australia Documentary Image Collection mages1/
Over 20,000 paintings, drawings, prints, objects and photographs pertinent to Australia and its place in the world are available here. The images, from the archives of the National Library of Australia, have been scanned and digitised and access is simple due to the effective search engine. SCIS 1007594

Intonation: Choose Countries nation/e_infonation.htm
Developed for students wishing to compare statistical data from the world's countries, this website is published by the United Nations. Students can compare extensive statistical data between countries using the groupings of Geography, Economy, Population and Social Indicators. SCIS 995661

Maori Resources nz/eduweb/edu/maori .html
This collection of websites from New Zealand includes links to a variety of Maori-related resources, or Maori language websites. 01 particular interest is the Online English-Maori Dictionary Website from The Information Science Department of the University of Otago. SCIS 1007629 A

Mystery of Space: STARS
Initially developed for the educational website design competition, ThinkQuest, this award-winning site was produced by two secondary students. It uses many of the capabilities the Internet offers such as movies, photos and interactivity. The developers have included a bib I iography and a choice of age-appropriate content (primary or secondary). SCIS 1007636

National library of New Zealand Home Page
http://www.natl ib.govt. nz/
The National Library of New Zealand houses much of New Zealand's documentary and visual heritage. Features for schools include details of various children's literature collections, schools' services, Timeframes (online heritage images) and a variety of educational links. SCIS 1007646

NewsTrawler Homepage
Based in Sydney, News Trawler is a free service using a parallel search engine that searches the news archives of on line publications from many countries. The publications are extensive and range from The Hindu to The Tallahassee Democrat. Searches can be customised using combinations of sources, subjects and countries. SCIS 1007675

Reviewed by Nigel Paull, South Grafton Public School. [email protected]

The Internet sites abstracted in lntemetting Comer are often of a professional nature and should be initially viewed by teachers and Teacher Librarians to determine suitability for students. Remember the links, content and even the address of a site may change quickly

Nigel Paull

Nigel Paull

South Grafton Public School