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October 07, 2012
Under item 5, I would recommend sitesAlive! (www.sitesalive.com). Any teacher or school organization with a mission to capture the imagination of students should take advantage of this offering from one of the unsung heroes of Massachusetts, Rich Wilson, ocean racer and sailor. Through sitesAlive! students can endure with him the rigors of sailing a boat around the world, learning math, geography, culture, problem-solving and more. While on an expedition, his daily posts bring excitement and adventure to topics that are made lively and focused rather than stultifying, as when dredged out of a textbook.