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Hi!  I am Gregg's wife of 25+ years and the mother of Penelope and Zachary.   I am Library Automation Specialist at Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA.   In our small University Library, that means I'm involved with managing the library online catalog program, public access terminals and staff terminals. To check out our Library webpages and blog, which I create, go to http://library.francis.edu or http://sfulibrary.blogspot.com.   

Momma Relaxing
Just relaxing by the fireplace with Pork Chop and The Cat (no other name seems to have stuck).

I've listed some of my favorite web sites in broad categories of interest.   I hope you find them to be useful.

Computer Resources

Microsoft Support -- For all your Microsoft programs.
NetMechanic -- Everything to make sure your web site stays in top notch, user friendly shape. Smart Planet -- The ZDUniversity classes have moved here. There are excellent tutorials on all kinds of programs and computer issues. I took the three part HTML 4.0, an instructor lead course, and it was a great help. I've also taken a Java Script course and found some resources for the Girl Scouts. Designing Business Solutions and How to Create Animaged GIF Images for the Web are some of my recent endeavors here. There are lots of fun classes too!!
Tech TV -- you know you're a geek if you watch the shows, but if you go to the site, you are definitely into computers. Yes, this was ZDTV. Leo may never remember who he works for.
ZD Net -- everything you need to know about computers.

Educational Sites

The sites listed here and in the homework area often are duplicates. Check out both categories to find helpful information.

Saint Francis University    Founded in 1847, this is the oldest Franciscan University in the U.S...and as of January 1st, 2001 the name was changed from College to University!!!
Education Resources -- for students, teachers, parents and more.
K-8 Resources -- This site has areas for teachers, students and parents.  It is sponsored by a textbook publisher, Houghton Mifflin.
Math Forum -- "Where there is matter, there is geometry." Lots of great links including Ask Dr. Math for K-12. SpaceDay -- A day to learn more about space.    Visit this web site any day, not just the day in early May, which is Space Day.

Homework and Research Help

Keep in mind that, although we all love the Internet, your best first stop in doing research might be your own bookshelf or your local library.  If you have a good idea what you need, for instance, for a child's elementary or even middle school science project, it's best to look at the resources you are already familiar with rather than spending a lot of time searching the Internet.  Depending upon the detail required, you might be able to gather everything you need in less time than it takes to find a few useful sites on the 'Net.  Here are some sites which I've found useful.  I'll add to this as I discover more. 

American Library Association Great Sites  This site has lots of links for homework help.  The links have been reviewed by librarians which helps take the guess work out of your web searching
American Memory -- The American Memory Historical Collections, a major component of the Library's National Digital Library Program, are multimedia collections of digitized documents, photographs, recorded sound, moving pictures, and text from the Library's Americana collections. There are currently over 70 collections in the American Memory Historical Collections. The site includes teacher and student links.  
Homework Center -- Located at Infoplease.com, the site was specially designed for K-12 homework problems.
Homework Central -- Links for Teachers to find lesson plans, Library Media Specialists to find technology and library tips, Students for homework help and e-adventures, Parent links and more. The site provides access to over 100 virtual tours. From the main page, enter virtual tour in the search box.
Information Please Almanac  -- The online version of the popular almanac.
KidsClick!  -- Online help for the younger student.  Sites are chosen by librarians.
Schoolwork Ugh  -- Links by subjects, especially for grades 7+.  Includes a link to Highlights TeacherNet WebRing.   Sites are chosen by librarians.
U.S. Postal Service Zip Codes  Lists the zip codes.

Just for fun sites

DollarStretcher -- Living Better, For Less is their motto.  I didn't want to start a new category so I figured if you can save a little money, you can have more fun!!!!
FamilyFun -- Web site of the great family craft and travel magazine.
Girls Scouts  --  I have enjoyed working with Girl Scouts off and on for the last twenty years.  There is information on badges and activity patches that can be earned using the Internet.
KidsDomain -- Download game demos, articles about games and reviews.   For kids and their guardians.
USScouting Service Project -- I didn't want to leave out the Boy Scouts.   This is a clipart page with links to other areas of the Internet, including the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Clipart page.

Comments, suggestions, corrections are welcome by MommaDearest
This page was last updated on:  08/30/07

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