The Voice of History
Why not have a few presidents over to your house tonight? Or maybe they could visit your school this fall! No Secret Servicemen required-just a computer with an audio program. Now more than ever history comes alive through the World's Greatest Speeches at www. audionet. com/ speeches. Hear the inspiring words of American history straight from the mouths of some of the greatest history-makers. Why just read famous speeches when today's technology brings the voices of John F. Kennedy, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Martin Luther King Jr. and many others from the past into the present? The site provides all the instructions you'll need to download the speeches onto your computer. And if you like what you hear, there"s more where that came from! (This site is no longer available.)
Forensic Detective At Forensic Detective, you'll find out that becoming an investigator takes more than courage and luck. It also requires an understanding of science needed to analyze evidence and materials. By tiptoeing out to www.discoverlearning.com/forensic/docs/index.html you'll be thrown into a world of darkness and mystery, as you attempt to solve a variety of crimes. It's an adventure that requires you to make important choices, while keeping your eyes open for new clues. You'll encounter a wide range of shady characters, from back-alley thugs to mysterious shopkeepers. Once you collect the evidence you need from them, join forces with your partner and study your findings at the Forensic Laboratory.
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Curious George Needs You
When Curious George is around, there is sure to be mischief. He's got the hats all mixed up and he needs your help to give them back to their owners. With a click of the mouse you tell him which hat to take and where to put it- it's not as easy as it sounds. Get on the bus at www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com/features/cgsite and help Curious George figure out how to get those hats back to where they belong. (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)
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1. What's under the woman's hat?
Dear Sandy: Both Mac and Windows computers need to have the AOL 3.0 browser installed before they can download and install the RealPlayer. Check out the Real Audio FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) at www.real.com/ help/ FAQ/ playfaq4.0.html It can help you with the installaton and any other questions about configuring your browser, too. (This site is no longer available, but you can find help for Real Audio at http://service.real.com.)
Dear Amy: I went to a Web site where the fire on a torch moved. It was great. Iwant to put one on my home page. How do you do it? Do I have to know how to program computers? -Morgan, Cincinnati
Dear Morgan: The torch with the moving flame you saw was probably an animated gif. They are made up of lots of gif images linked together and then shown in order really fast. Each of the gifs is slightly different so when they are shown one after the other, the image looks like it is moving. It's awesome and you don't have to know any programming. Go to http:// www5.zdnet.com/ zdwebcat/ content/ garage/ gif89a/ to learn more and to download the tools you need to make them. There are links to lots of examples, too. (This site is no longer available.)