Cool and Practical Places

The Abacus: a Java-based virtual abacus

Variables, analyzes legal issues relating to cyberspace is aimed at kids, but includes curricula for teachers

Sound Dogs offers 110 GB of sound files for sale

The Princeton Review, for those preparing for standardized tests

All Politics, from CNN/Time.

Locate news sites and newspapers from around the globe

The premiere gathering place for Bots of all kinds on the Net

National School Network Testbed with examples from projects

Financial Aid Information Page is loaded with sound advice

A site about Michel Foucault, one of the century's important modern philosophers

MainFunction, for teachers and students of computer programming

Tools for librarians, literature teachers, readers and more

WallStreetWeb, for instant stock quotes and more

A&E Classroom, helping teachers integrate the network's programs into the curriculum

Lesson Plans and Resources for Teachers, assembled by an assistant principal

Special education, with an overview of disability laws

Beatnik, for creating and playing back interactive music

MapQuest, in case you get lost on the road

GeoCities, meet new friends in this virtual community

The Wellness Web, learn about healthy lifestyles

STO's Internet Patent Search System

National Park Service's Tools for Teaching page

Student.Com, a quirky but hip site for college students

National Geographic's Home Page, with live Web events

Best freebies, shareware, freeware and more, as chosen by the editors of PC Computing

Used equipment is traded and sold by individuals (no businesses) here

Cisco Educational Archives, a huge site

Population Studies Center, includes population aging research and demography library

WhaleNet is packed with information, cool activities and tons of resources

Taxsoft, prepare your taxes online

Shop Now - an Internet Mall, for those in the mood to shop.

NowTV, multi-player online games

Fun Spot, downloadable Java games

VR-1, online comics and arcade games

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