Week of Sept. 10, 2000

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Hi-Tech Teachers

Does your teacher use cool computer technology to teach in class? Does he have you give reports using PowerPoint or create projects with Photoshop and a scanner? Do your projects need to be completed on the computer and turned in on a floppy disc? Nominate your teacher to be featured in www.4Kids.org today. Starting in October, www.4Kids.org will feature teachers who use advanced technology in innovative and creative ways to enrich kids' learning. For an example of the kind of teachers www.4Kids.org is looking for, check out the Teacher Testimony at the 4teachers Web site at www.4teachers.org/testimony/goddard/index.shtml You can nominate your hi-tech teacher at www.4Kids.org/nominations. Featured teachers and the person who nominated that teacher will receive a 4Kids T-shirt. What are you waiting for? Tell us about your hi-tech teacher today!

Nominate your hi-tech teacher at www.4Kids.org/nominations

Visit the Featured Web sites to find the answers

What did Sandra Cameron and Mary Goddard create using QTVR?

A Rain Forest Safari
Map of the Solar System
Travel Photo book


Where did Marco Polo's ship exploration begin?

Brussels, Belgium
Madrid, Spain
Venice, Italy


How tall is the Moana Loa volcano?
13,677 feet
10,296 feet
14,678 feet




Get It In Gear

Gear up at Sprocketworks for an interactive learning challenge. Take a turn at www.sprocketworks.com You'll find many activities powered by Shockwave movies, including a historic map that changes through time and a piano keyboard that you can actually play. There are many topics, including Horses, Money, Chemistry and more. Learning is hands-on fun at Sprocketworks.

Hot to the Core

Have you ever seen a volcano up close and personal? The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Web site has tons of information about visiting some of the coolest sites in nature. Hike through desert and rainforest, or make your way to the lookouts to watch an eruption. After you learn about hiking Moana Loa, visit www.nps.gov/havo so you can beef up on all of the features Hawaii has to offer; but watch out for the molten rock.

Should student athletes have to have a 2.0 G.P.A. to play sports?

Speak Out Here!

Dear Amy: What does CMYK stand for? --Guy, Washington, Okla.

Dear Guy: CMYK stands for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black. They are the standard colors used for printing documents. By combining different amounts of each, you can create virtually any color. RGB, which stands for Red, Green, Blue, is the other color standard and is used to display colors on most monitors. For more information about CMYK and RGB, check out the Media Technology and Graphic Arts site at www.gt.kth.se/doc/format/CMYK.html. (This site is no longer available.)

Dear Amy: What does MIME stand for? --Karyn, Manhattan, Kan.

Dear Karyn: MIME stands for Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions. It's a specification for formatting non-ASCII messages so that they can be sent over the Internet. Basically, MIME helps users to send audio, video and graphics in an e-mail letter. There are many MIME formats. The popular GIF file format for pictures is a MIME format. For more information, check out the Webopedia entry at http://webopedia.internet.com/TERM/M/MIME.html.

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