Saturday, January 26

Homework Help:i Study On The Net



In the dark ages (or your life before Google), doing homework and research can be an awfully tedious process of going through thick books at the library.  I had to endure an hour of staying at my all-girl Catholic high school library with a life-sized statue of St. Marie De Goretti with her piercing eyes (Urban High School Legend goes that those were real eyes and she would roam the campus at night.  Nobody.ever.goes.home.late., by the way) and hands clutching a dagger and a lily (which I later learned symbolized virgin martyrdom.  Not that she used the dagger to cut the lily j/k).  

I had to continuously repeat my point to my children and their friends on how we were better at research then because we worked by reading and digesting information on various books, not by clicking and googling the exact homework question, although I did fail to ask them if the life-sized statue is still at the old library. 

But since I am in a generous mood, since I just found out my kids' friends read my blogs, too (that or they are sooo kidding me), I am sharing these list of websites that will feed their brains with awesome facts that will hopefully make them do their home works and research papers fast!



Factmonster.com
Factmonster.com is the website to go to for information, especially if you need to get quick answers because you procrastinated on finishing the homework given to you a week ago which will fall due tomorrow.    This site, which is like an oline library, covers a whole bunch of facts like a country's topography to calculating fractions. Now, do your research and be thankful you can sing the new One Direction song without somebody ordering you to zip your lips! 
WikiPilipinas.org
Kids (and adults) almost always find Filipino and other Filipino-related subjects hard.  WikiPilipinas.org is the Filipino version to Wikipedia, wherein all the articles are written by users in straight Filipino.  This website is the place/site to go to for Philippine History and Culture, heroes, the works.  It is a valuable resource for your Sibika (Civics) and Araling Panlipunan (Social Studies) homework! 

Homework Hub
Homework Hub  is homework heaven!  It is loaded with tips on how and what to do with your school research and reports and guides and resources on how to get your perfect A's. It is practically a student's ultimate study manual because it just does not give answers to stuff you ask, but it helps you in preparing to polishing your final drafts and organizing your study areas.  

Askkids.com
When I was younger, I used to go to Ask Jeeves, yup, the butler dressed like Batman's butler, Alfred, who practically gives answers to any question you may ask.  I don't know if the site is still online. Now, there is Askkids.com.  Ask your basic what, who and where question and the site will search the worldwide web for answers as it searches for the keywords you gave.  

Ecokids.ca
Taking care of the environment should be on your top list.  Ecokids.ca gives you ways on how to keep the earth clean and green for you and the future generation.  News, information, and eco-challenges are in the website which can surely help you a lot to be earth-smart.

When doing your homework using the web, always check your facts!

The internet is a vast resource for information, but these info are not always accurate or entirely correct.  Always do the following to determine if you are researching from a dependable site:

  • Is the writer an expert on the field you are researching about?  Look for page sources or footnotes to determine if the site is trust-worthy.
  • A lot of sites link with other influential sites to support their information given.  If you are not sure about what you have researched, always try double-checking your facts by searching for them at Yahoo or Google or Bing.  The more accurate the info is,  the more it appears on other sites, too.
  • Always check on when the article, study or research have been published.  They may be outdated, published years or probably decades ago with data that may not be true anymore today.  




26 comments :

  1. This is a great resource for our grade-schoolers who resort to the internet for some research and assignments. :) Thanks for sharing these sites! I'm excited to share this to my 9yo son. :) But I bet he knows these already haha!

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  2. St. Marie de Goretti, my daughter's class section. Haha.
    These links sure are helpful. The internet defeinitely made our lives better. Everything's within reach now.

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  3. Love these links! Great collection of school sites!

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  4. How things are so easy for kids nowadays, but it is true... always place in their mind if the sites are reliable.

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  5. I was in Massachussetts General Hospital in Boston for a visiting fellowship. In the Neuroradiology Department, I asked the consultant where the library books would be located for reference. He seemed bewildered... and asked the resident where the books were. In the end, they said the books were in the Main Library several building across the hospital. When I asked what they did as easy reference, he answered "Oh, we just google it!"

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    1. So funny, doc. Props lang ang mga books hehe

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  6. Looks like fun sites for kids. Oh, lucky kids. They have it easy these days.

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    1. They are so lucky nga. I would have preferred them spending time in the library like we did hehe

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  7. I used the web as my main tool of reference when I did my MA and content-wise, we should always be selective and picky to determine if the facts are true or just mediocre.

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    1. My cousin is a doctor and she and her colleagues often complain about patients doing their research on the internet and not believing their doctors. So easy nga naman to learn through the internet, but anybody can also claim to be an authority when they are not.

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  8. Great find and share Mam Marie. Kids will surely love them. Great websites indeed!

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  9. Oh, thanks for sharing these sites! Would you know of a good online resource on Filipino vocabulary or Philippine history? :D

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    1. Meikah, I have been looking for those ones too. My children need help in those, honestly. I will ask a teacher in school!

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  10. Aha! So this is the answer to my Filipino assignment woes for my K2 little girl. Thanks.

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  11. Wonderful shares for kids everywhere. You do such a great job in service to kids. :-)
    Eliz

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  12. I remember askjeeves hehehe... tagal ko na hindi nakita si jeeves. :) I certainly take note of the new search sites for kids. :)

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  13. This is a great list of resources. I was back in the dinosaur ages when you had to do all your research at the library pouring over books, magazines, and encyclopedias. I remember those days well. How things have changed!

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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  14. These are great sites and kid-friendly. However, for me, I just go straight to Google and type in my keywords. I guess, for kids, you got to be more careful as they could be exposed to things they're not supposed to see on the worldwide web.

    Puzzled about that dagger, really. It's like saying: " If you so much as look at me the wrong way, you're dead." Lol! We also have a life size statue of St. Theresa (pronounced as t-he-ree-sa hehe) in our school. But I don't remember her carrying any dangerous weapon.

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  15. Aileen, you should see that life-sized statue! I actually tried googling images of the saint and all the images are beautiful. Yung sa amin,pang horror talaga. I think the dagger represents a virgin-martyr dying defending her honor. I still have to google that ha, cuz we actually confronted our religion teacher, Sr. Margie (she is a Belgian who looks like an older Princess Diana, seriously!)about the statue in the library because nobody told us about it and that was what she said. alam mo ba, there is a garden in our school where you can see a grotto with names of nuns (ICM nuns) who died in WWII. Nabomba pala ng mga japs ang convent (because it is just below the Baguio Cathedral which was one of the targets in WWii) and ang daming Belgian nuns ang namatay

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  16. these are great sites to help kids in their homework

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  17. I will bookmarked this post because this will be a great help for me in the future. Lucky are the new generations today because they don't need to go through thick encyclopedia books for research. And you don't need to type the whole thing. But we are luckier because we have experienced that thing when you need to go to the library and bring home books. And use the typewriter too.

    Mommy Maye
    www.momayescraft.tk

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  18. Thanks for these websites! The first two should satisfy the curiosity of children and would be great for parents, too, if the kids keep on asking 'why' questions. I am glad my school didn't have a statue like that.

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  19. These are great sites. Worth a visit for kids and Moms alike. I'm sure that learning will be more fun and easy. Thanks for sharing these sites, Sis!

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  20. gone were the days when students have only one place to go when doing their homework, the library. Now doing homework is easier..-Rosemarie/Gven-Rose

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  21. Study on net I think its a great idea. It really help a lot. Like If any parents do not have time they busy at all time than it is great idea for them. I think its revolution in the online study.
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