December 13, 1999


Places To Go: Educationally Interesting Links
    • Teacher Sites/Resources
    • Physical Education
    • Language Arts (Elementary & Secondary)
    • Sciences (Elementary & Secondary)
    • Math (Elementary)
    • Social Studies (Elementary & Secondary)
    • Native Studies
    • Music/Art
    • French Second Language
    • Projects
Laurentian CEMIS News
    • My Computer Doesn't Have a CD!!!
    • Using Search Engines
    • Free Art Workshops
    • STAR Chart - Evaluating Our Present Position
    • MEQ Issues Internet Guidelines
    • CEMIS Hot-Line Opens
    • Contact and Availability



The Copernicus Education Gateway - Perhaps the successor to the now defunct Planet K-12

Apple Learning Interchange

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators - One of the First; Still one of the best

Bernie Poole's Ed Resources

The Learning Planet - interesting first cycle activities

Reinventing Schools by Arthur C. Clarke

North Carolina Dept. of Public Instruction's Current Awareness Database

techLearning - educational technology made easy

Blue Web'n's Learning Library

Watson - An interesting piece of software that searches for related links to support your Word document.

Beyond 2000 A.D. - What the Future Might Holf.

Educational Web Adventures - A Remarkable Site



Jump Into a Healthy Life

The Physics of Sport


LANGUAGE ARTS - Elementary

Candlelight Stories

The Reading Village

Harcourt's Treasury of Literature (K-6)

Treasures@Sea - Exploring the Ocean Through Literature

The Life of Mozart (late Cycle 1 reading level)

Free Library of Classics



Only a Matter of Opinion explores the art of writing persuasive and opinion pieces.

Free Library of Classics


SCIENCE - Elementary

Air Travel

Partners for Growing

The Great Planet Escape

The Science of Baseball

The Science of Hockey

Sport Science

Nutrition & the Food Pyramid

The Primary Project - Chemistry for K-3

The Rain Forest

Horses - A PBS Presentation

Rocky - The Rock Hound - Geology for K6


SCIENCE - Secondary

Amusement Park Physics

The Physics of Sport

The Physics of Baseball


MATH - Elementary

A Plus Math

Quia Math - Math Activities

Math & Music

Elementary Math Problem of the Week


SOCIAL STUDIES - Elementary & Secondary

Geography World - Reference

Daily Life in Ancient Civilizations

Egypt World

Your Name in Hieroglyphics

The Middle Ages

The Pirates of Whydah - not what you would think

Did Rome Fall or was It Pushed? (WebQuest)

Elementary History Resources

Human Rights in Action

The Mechanics of Polling Opinion



The Dreamcatchers' Project

The Ishgooda Home Page

History of the Cherokee People

Native Spirituality Page

Native North American Language Search Site

Native American Site Index

Index of Native American Resources on the Internet

Bearded Wolf

Teaching Young Children about Native Americans (ERIC)

Pow-Wow Information

Native American History

Another Native American Site Index



The Muisic Room

The Life of Mozart (Cycle 1)

Crayola's Art Ed Site

Music & Math

Odyssey - Art in the Ancient World

  1. Pintura, Art Dectective

Bottle caps to Brushes - Interactive Art for Elementary Schools



Station 05

Carrefour Education

Carrefour des ressources didactiques informatisses



Animations virtuelle interactive



News of the Century - Excellent project but limited to US participants only. Nevertheless, a good project for the individual class.

The Alphabet Adventure Gallery

Adventure On-Line



A number of you have asked how to load a CD program on local workstation which does not have a CD installed. Given that your workstation operates on either Windows 95 or 98 and that all computers are connected to a network, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to the computer on the network which has an installed CD ROM reader. Take note of the computer's USER ID. You will need this information later.
  2. Click the START button, followed by PROGRAMS, select WINDOWS EXPLORER (It can be found at the end of the Programs context panel).
  3. Place the CD program you wish to load in the CD ROM reader.
  4. Within the Windows Explorer panel, make sure that Drive C is highlighted in blue in the left panel.
  5. Click File along the gray command bar. Select and click Properties. In the Properties context panel, click on the Settings Tab. Make Drive C sharable. Note: You may also right click your mouse over the highlighted Drive C to achieve the same results.
  6. Return to the Windows Explorer panel, find and click once on Drive D (or whatever letter your local CD ROM is) in the left panel. This should highlight Drive D in blue. Again, select File along the gray command bar (or right click the mouse), followed by selecting and clicking Properties. In the Properties context panel, click on the Settings Tab. Make Drive D (the CD ROM reader) sharable.
  7. Return to the computer on which you wish to install the CD ROM program.
  8. Open Windows Explorer and, in the left panel, find Network Neighborhood. Double click Network Neighborhood.
  9. Network Neighborhood should open to reveal a list of all computers logged on to the network. They are listed by USER ID.
  10. Look for the computer User ID you took note of in Step #1. Double click that icon.
  11. The icon should open to show sharable devices available from that computer. You should see two folders labeled C and D.
  12. Double click on the D folder. The folder should open to display the contents of the CD ROM you wish to load.
  13. Look for a file entitled SETUP.EXE or INTALL.EXE. Setup.exe is always the preferable selection.
  14. Double click on SETUP.EXE and follow the instructions on the screen. Remember that the program now sees itself as a local drive. Therefore, make your selections as if the CD ROM was actually in your computer.


By Alfred Bredenberg, (Editor, Copernicus Interactive)

To really benefit from the resources of the Web, you need to know how to use search engines. And more important, you need to teach your students effective
search strategies. As years go by and online resources grow, electronic searching will become a more and more crucial skill for workers. Over the next few weeks, The Electronic Classroom will discuss how to get the most out of Internet search engines.

There are essentially two classes of Internet search engines: on-site search engines and multi-site search engines. An on-site search engine focuses on one site. A multi-site search engine searches many sites.

Before you use a search engine, it's important for you to be sure which kind of search engine you're using. Search engines such as Education World and Searchopolis will go out and query many Web sites for you. An on-site
search engine will confine its search to the pages of a single site, or maybe only part of that site.

For example, Copernicus' site [ ] provides an on-site search engine on its front page in the left-hand column. To search the Web site, enter the word you're searching for, select "Copernicus," and click the "Go" button.

In our research, we've found that about half of all users prefer using search engines rather than categorized directories (such as Yahoo!). However, our
research also shows that users make many mistakes using search engines and are often disappointed with the results. If you have trouble with search engines,
though, it's not your fault! Many sites have poorly designed search engines that are difficult and confusing to use.

Given the problems with Internet searching, we encourage you to practice "defensive searching" by examining the search box carefully before you start typing in words. Read the instructions above, below, and next to the
search box to make sure you know whether you're searching the individual site, only part of the site, a collection of sites, or the whole Internet. (Actually,
there is no search engine that covers the whole Internet. A search engine is doing well if it can reach 25% of Web sites.)

In our next issue we'll start talking about how to formulate search engine queries that get good results -- in other words, how to figure out the right words to
type in that box!

Further Search Engine Resources (as provided by the author):

Copernicus Quick Facts
Quick Facts is the channel devoted to search
engines and online research.

Search Engine Watch
The super site on search engines. Much of the information
is targeted at Webmasters and marketing people. However,
the site includes good information about smart

Search Engine Guide
Connects you with over 2,000 search engines, portals,
and directories in many categories.

Introduction to Search Engines
Created by a librarian, this site gives an excellent
overview of search engines and what they do, reviews the
major search engines, and provides a chart comparing
their features.

Search Engine Showdown
A user's guide to searching, including features of the
major search engines and strategies for searching.


Below please a message which was originally sent to the QESN listserv detailling an offer to coordinate free art workshops in the secondary sector. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LAURENTIAN CEMIS DOES NOT PROMOTE OR OPPOSE THIS PROJECT. AS WITH ALL THINGS INTERNET, PLEASE EXERCISE CAUTION.

Attn: QESN High School Teachers

My name is Ted Strauss. I am a member of the Canadian Creative Catalyst: an independent, government endorsed, arts education organization. We offer free workshops to high school age students. The workshops last from 1 to 1 1/2 hours and can accomodate up to about 100 students. The workshops may incorporate varied media but require no equipment or sponsorship from participating schools.

Our mandate is to share ideas and create dialogue about the value of the arts in one's education (general & fine arts). Included in this is lessons of practical skills: writing skills, manifestation of ideas into tangible work, the arts in society and the work force. We are young resourceful people who have found an artistic mind valuable to all of our endeavors. Our objective is simply to share some of the lessons and values we have learned along the way. As the world becomes more computerized and people become more isolated, the arts have an increasingly valuable role as a way of connecting people and promoting personal expression.

If you are interested in the CCC for your school or would simply like more information, please contact me at .

Thank you for your time.
Ted Strauss
Canadian Creative Catalyst


If the new technologies is to have a permanent place in education, a process of evaluation and competencies integration will have to take place. Towards this end, the following web sites may prove valuable in determining where you are in technology integration and, more importantly, how to move further down the information highway.

CEO Forum's StaR Chart: An interactive questionnaire designed to inform the user exactly where he or she is in regards to the technological revolution.

National Educational Technology Standards (NETS)

Milken Exchange on Educational Technology



The MEQ has issued guidelines as to educational deployment of the Internet. These guidelines can be viewed at:



QESN Connections ( /connection/index.html) has provided the English CEMISes the opportunity of offering assistance in a listserv format. Questions concerning curriculum integration of the new technologies and of a technical nature can be addressed at:




Pager: (514) 302-7525 (message or number)

Fax: (613) 678-9985

Office: (450) 562-2401 (rarely present)

Home: (613) 678-9984

E-mail: or


Pager (514) 302-7525

Beth Prophet-Rouleau (450) 562-2401

Barbara Stolt (450) 668-4380, ext. 310


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