This section is not quite as stuffy as it sounds as there are also
sites covering flight cockpits and discovery as well as homework,
language translation and encyclopaedias.
Today there is a wealth of educational information on the web.
from university sites to BBC education. Specialist homework and revision
sites are great for the student where sites like how stuff works are good
for an interesting browse.
I have a dedicated page to the
Second World War
that is linked to education in general. To the
young folk its history and there fore education however at my age it isn't.
This is only scratching the surface and I
will add links as I find them.
Again if you think
any links would be of interest and should be on hodgy.net please
me the details.
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Britannica: The superb encyclopaedia
is all here In addition to an
search engine, Britannica.com offers a variety of browse features to enhance
your research experience.
Alphabetically | Using the
traditional organization of the encyclopaedia, alphabetical browse is an
excellent option when you are unsure of the proper spelling of a subject of
Atlas | Interactive maps allow for
easy exploration of the nations and cultures of the world's regions.
by Subject This browse feature
organizes the encyclopaedia into an outline that allows for efficient subject
matter research. At the top of the outline are art, history, society,
religion, science, technology, mathematics, and philosophy. This is the best
of the best and all knowledge is here.
Everything 2 has
grown from being a very simple user-written encyclopaedia to a very complex online community with a focus
to write, publish and edit a quality database of information, art and humour.
When you make an account here you join not only a team of dedicated writers but
an entire micro-society and community with its own pop culture,
politics, beauty and blunders.
This is an on-line encyclopaedia. It is
searchable by letter and provides a wealth of information. It is said to
be the Internet's premiere free encyclopaedia! Newly updated and
expanded with more than 50,000
articles plus links giving you access to millions of articles and
search: Here you have a search engine
that searches Encarta, history channel and amongst others the US department
on line: The no. 1 name in reference
suites! In-depth information and groundbreaking multimedia inspire you to
explore, discover, and create.
Also here is the
Dictionary: There is also an
is a collaborative project to produce a free and
every language. We started in January
2001 and are already working on 61738
articles in the English version, with more being added and improved
all the time. Anyone, including you, can edit any article right
now, without even having to log in. You can copyedit, expand an article,
write a little or write a lot. See the
Wikipedia FAQ for more background information about the project, and
help page for information on how to use and contribute to Wikipedia.
history of Apple computers Covers 1976 to the
present, with interesting photos of key people. Also features a tremendous
gallery of over 100 Apple computers with descriptions and high quality photos
from the Apple I to the iMac. A great place to start your history tour. A great
links section is here
Whatever your problem, there should be
a solution here for it. Most of the subjects below will take you to a lot more
solutions and help files that you can check out.
computer training is an
easy to learn introduction to many basic computer skills.
Do you feel confused, befuddled, lost when it comes to computers? Do you wish you had the time, and
money, to take a real, live course on computers? Then this site is for you!
The BBC website contains over half a million pages of news, entertainment and
factual material. There's also a wealth of educational programmes available
across the BBC's TV and radio channels.
Whether you are at school revising
for exams; wanting to learn from the comfort of your own home; considering
enrolling for an evening class, or even a degree course, BBCi has the useful
resources and interactive activities for you. The BBC Learning homepage is
designed to help you find those sites, TV and radio programmes which will help
further your learning ambitions.
Science: The BBC offer an enormous amount of information on a very
large web site. Over my site I have recommended several of their pages and
again here is another. The science site is excellent offering several
topics that change regularly. Well worth a visit.
is from the Discovery Channel. It offers vast
amounts of interesting information in areas called discovery channel,
discovery health and discovery school. A great site.Check
out the excellent video on Hitler's Bunker
makes it easy for students to find great homework and research resources,
tutoring services, reference tools, learning games, content experts, college
info and more!
book of Records: This is the web site
from the very well known book. Up-to-date records are all here and great
quizzes can be built from the information within this site. There are videos
and interactive sections, be prepared to spend a while here!
stuff works: This wonderful site does
just as it says, shows you how things work. How Stuff Works.com is an amazing,
online destination for anyone who wants to know how anything works! This
is an entertaining and fascinating place for people to learn about the
University is the prime source to gain qualifications at home. Courses
include home tuition via books, CD's video tapes and personal tutors.
This is THE way for home based education. On this page you can find links to full descriptions of education and language courses (including residential schools).
Naturally there are many other courses just follow the main link
University Course material is the site where all course material
can be purchased as an alternative to enrolling on a course. Naturally
you miss out on the personal tuition but it is a far cheaper
Gutenberg: Books on line. A vast
selection of books available to read from your computer. There are three
portions of the Project Gutenberg Library, basically be described as light
Literature (such as Alice in Wonderland), Heavy Literature;( such as
the Bible or Shakespeare). References; (such as Roget's
Thesaurus and a set of encyclopaedia, dictionaries, etc). This is an amazing
is from the famous TV program. It covers science in an easy to understand
way with experiments, surveys and the general contents of the program.
It is a very interesting site to visit.
is a site
which is devoted to providing information on the various religions of the
world for Secondary School pupils. Each of
the religions listed above has its own set of pages. At present there is a
basic introduction on each religion together with a limited amount of
material but the intention is to add more as time permits.
- Molecular Expressions
Welcome to the Molecular Expressions website featuring our acclaimed photo galleries that explore
the fascinating world of optical microscopy. We are going where no microscope has gone before by offering one of the Web's
largest collections of color photographs taken through an optical microscope (commonly referred to as "photo-micro-graphs").
Visit our Photo Gallery for an introductory selection of images covering just about everything from beer and ice cream to
integrated circuits and ceramic superconductors. These photographs are available for licensing to commercial, private, and
non-profit institutions. Top>>
History: online learning history from
the BBC. a good site with excellent content.
History Timelines: To
explore Britain's timeline, click on any period displayed a list of historic
events for this period will then appear, and clicking on these links will
bring you a description of the event.
BBC Film Archive is a new site specialising in a video history of the North
East of England. Now for the first time you can see nearly two hundred clips from
this unique archive on the BBC England on Film web site. This is just a taster
of the hundreds of films in this amazing collection.
the past through personal narratives and other first-hand sources, Eye
Witness is presented by
Communications, Inc. a digital publisher of educational programming.
Select a category displayed above or go to the
for an eyewitness experience of an historical event.
Amateur archaeologists John Davies and Jim Hutchison discovered
Mesolithic flints eroding from a cliff-edge at Howick, Northumberland. The remains of a Mesolithic hut were
discovered, revealing evidence of three distinct structural phases.
The Howick structure is the earliest dated evidence for human
settlement in Northumberland, and moreover, one of only a few Stone Age
dwellings known from the British Isles.
is the online presence of the leading general history journal History Today and
the journal for history students History Review. With our new look and content - launched in January 2001 - we celebrate 50
years of History Today in print with a look forward to our next 50 years as a
leading history publisher in all media.
Military History On-Line
covers all timelines from Ancient to modern times
plus all in between. A great military browse site.
The Roman Army in Britain,its fortresses, forts, watchtowers, temporary
camps, depots and industrial sites, built over 400 years, with
photographs, reconstructions and other background material on the Army
and the military history of Britannia.
Nova Science History
Seen in more than 100
countries, NOVA is the most watched science television series in the
world and the most watched documentary series on PBS. It is also one of
television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television
award, most of them many times over. This is the on-line version. There
is an excellent series of articles on the
code breaking of the
is the site
from Time Magazine.
As with all Time content it is well researched and
presented in an easy to read format. It has current affairs and
so it is an excellent site to browse.
Revision and Homework Help:
revision offers excellent help by books and CD ROMs for
the GCSE examinations. This link covers all the BBC Revision sites.
It: Revise it's new style GCSE
revision guides are now online in six different subjects; Maths, Chemistry,
Biology, Physics, French, and Business Studies.The new revision sections
contain the Revise it Guides as well as links directly to all the best notes
and tests for the topics you are revising.
S-cool is a site dedicated to school students. They will keep you up to date with all the latest
news and hints for your exams and school life!
Learn, revise, ask a teacher, refine and improve
your skills. Multimedia revision services with websites, TV programmes,
books and CD roms - all are closely linked and can be used together or
Exam Revision: Welcome to Freeserve
Learning's exam revision study centre. Here you'll find everything you need
to achieve your best in this year's examinations. The links will help you
whether you are a student taking exams this year, a parent looking to help
your child perform to the best of their abilities or a teacher looking for
relevant exam revision materials.
The BBC's answer to computer learning in Maths, English, Biology, general
studies and study skills. A well advertised and good learning/revision
Direct: online learning opportunities
- study at home or at one of our nationwide network of learning centres
gives help on mathematics such as algebra, trigonometry, calculus etc.
High: This is a superb knowledge site
by channel 4 TV. it presents information in an interesting and exciting way.
it is a really good site with loads of information.
will find over 804 examples of how the
web is being used as a medium for learning. This searchable collection
includes sites that range from courses delivered entirely via the web to
courses that offer specific activities related to a class assignment or
perhaps courses that offer class support materials via the web.
Teacher offers searchable help on most subjects including Maths,
Music, Biology, Languages etc.
version of Amazon
Child: Author of the superb Jack
Reacher novels can
be found here. The fan site
Reacher's Creatures offers information and details on Lee Child's Reacher books.
Author of the excellent
Harry Bosch novels can be found here.
- Jonathan Kellerman
author of the Alex Delaware novels. Superb author with exiting stories.
writes some excellent fast moving novels. Six Days is
superb and his site is excellent
O'Connel is a superb writer with no web page. Judas Child is a
gripping mystery right to the last page. Buy It!
- Matthew Reilly is a superb action writer with
titles such as "Ice
Station", "Area 7", "Temple" etc. Fast action guaranteed with this
Walters is the author of the excellent "the Traitor" and the new
on "The Leader". The stories are about the British SS legion and the
Union movement in Britain. The plot is excellent and very well
this is the Rutgers University Library book source. This site is more an
on-line-library than just a browse site however the information inside
of books are renowned to give excellent advice
in a simplistic way. The same company
(Wiley's) now markets the excellent
"Teach yourself Visually"
series of books by Maran publishing, making this a very interesting site indeed.
the smartest way to buy books on the web. We don't
sell books though. We provide the most accurate and comprehensive price search
of UK online bookshops on the web, currently searching 14 sites.
is the site to study literary classics
offers excellent FREE books on line.
history of England here>>
has over 1000 free books to download.
at Random: E-Books on the web.
Our latest imprint provides the very best in e-Book publishing. With an
extensive list of fiction, non-fiction and business titles, Random House
e-Books are a great new way to read some of your favourite authors and
Grammar gives a completely new way to learn German grammar through
The one everyone talks about.
Translations for everyone. Easy fast and good.
BBC Language homepage.
Its all here. Revision, phrases, listening, reading, its a great site.
Like them all at the BBC
one of the most popular and well respected courses available. The "Ultimate"
collection comes with a 400 page manual and eight CD's. Worth a look if your
interested in home study.
Free German Lessons
As everybody knows, the best way to learn German is by studying it in a German-speaking country.
But now you have an alternative! You can improve your German skills in a more comfortable way
- namely right from home!
At German online many interesting areas of German grammar and orthography are presented
in the course of 24 lessons.
Afterwards you can test your knowledge in one of the two German tests. You want to learn
German while having fun? -Try out our grammar game "Word Search" or an Austria Quiz!
recourse offers a balanced look at one of the world's most significant cultures, and is a profile of the daily life and culture of the German people. Make it your goal to get acquainted with Germany, and you'll go through the maze of German history, wander in the depths of German literature, get to know famous people of German origin, enter German political life, enjoy German cuisine, admire world-known German cars, and much more. You are welcome to join us here.
German Grammar from College of William and Mary.
This WWW resource can help you learn or review German grammar. It is the
first part of a larger package I am developing for distribution via the
Internet. In addition to this grammar presentation, the package will contain
units on pronunciation, conversations, vocabulary, and exercises for practicing
and testing grammar and vocabulary skills.
German language radio is an excellent way to build up your listening
The links lead either directly to Real Audio links and will either begin playing in 5 - 10 seconds after Real Player is loaded or else will link to the station's home page where the connecting link to Real Audio is located. (If there is net congestion during a broadcast, the sound will drop out and the notice "Buffering" will appear. The broadcast will then continue.)
on-line dictionary is a
superb reference too for the German language student. On this web site as well as the
famous large English-German-Dictionary, there is a comprehensive software archive,
a vast collection of interesting links of any area,
information about the Internet and the WWW in particular, as well as detailed
information about the Munich area. There is a great Mirror site at
Learn German On-line sets out to to make you familiar with the best online resources in "German as a foreign language"; to expand this idea to the practical daily needs of those who are interested in business,
tourist or cultural aspects in Germany; and to provide you with external links and useful tips.
German Internet Radio This is the "multilingual books" online radio pages, featuring a listing of online news radio, talk, information programs, and music programs featuring music in the native language to practice your understanding
of foreign languages.
Those who are learning a new language need ways to exercise the hearing and comprehension of speech, and if they don't actually live in a country or area where the language is spoken,
these sources are in short supply. Fortunately, with the advent of the internet, there are now many foreign online radio stations, and so we have provided a listing of online news radio, talk, information programs, and music programs featuring music in the native language to practice your understanding of foreign languages.
German online dictionaries is another part of the
"multilingual books" site. here is a collection of pages with links to online dictionaries in languages from all over the world, including monolingual online dictionaries, bilingual online dictionaries, online technical and specialty dictionaries, and online translation engines and hyper-dictionaries.
has a huge
following and is the language system recommended by the US government. The
premium Pimsleur Comprehensive series offers three 30-lesson sets -- 90
lessons in all -- designed to help you reach
specific spoken proficiency skill levels. Each level builds upon the last, to
help you reach specific spoken skills.
There are many sites supporting
Pimsleur with help and advice such as the Pimsleur Approach,
and the Lingo Shop. This is an excellent learning tool but rather expensive.
Random House Living Language is the foremost name in the field of foreign language
self-study. Since 1946, millions have learned to speak, read, and write a new
language with Living Language courses. Originally developed by U.S. government
experts for overseas-bound service personnel and diplomats, the Living Language
line has been expanded to include books, cassettes and CDs in 20 different
Schau ins Land,
the monthly audio-magazine for intermediate and
advanced students of German. If you've taken the time to learn German, here's the
proven way to take your vocabulary and listening-comprehension skills to the
feature section is excellent and a real "lesson on line" take a visit
its worth it!
German grammar and revision site has an excellent way of
training in all aspects of the German language.
is a Cambridge (UK) based company established in 1999 to bring quality
Language learning products to the UK Market. Whether it is for Business Use,
Holidays, Exam preparation or just for fun, Tomino have products.
This listing is on the the "multilingual books" site. It is part of a larger
section dealing with foreign newpapers on-line.
It's a lot easier to learn a language this way, when you're actually interested in exploring what is before you, so make reading the online news a ritual like reading the morning daily, perhaps also with coffee and in Danish!
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