Barb McGee

Who am I?

  My name is Barb McGee. I graduated from the University of Iowa in 1971 with a BA in elementary education. I was a classroom teacher in grades 4, 5 and 6 for 29 years at Grant Wood Elementary School in Iowa City, IA. During that time, I acquired a MA in Reading Disability in 1981 and a MA in Library and Information Science in 2000.

As part of my course work in library science, I had to create a web site. The result was a web site for the Grant Wood School Prairie. That site is no longer available on the web, however, I plan to update it and add it to this site. I was also the web master for Grant Wood School and created and maintained the school's web site for many years.

In 2004, I became the teacher/librarian at Mark Twain Elementary School in Iowa City, IA. I was the web master for the Mark Twain School web site from 2004-2008. I retired from the Iowa City Community School District in 2008.

Following a year of retirement, an opportunity presented itself for me to become the K-6 Technology Teacher at Regina Elementary in Iowa City. I held that position for five years and just retired from that position in June 2014.

One of the things that I truly enjoy is finding and posting links for kids to sites that are fun, safe and educational. In retirement, my desire to continue to do this led to the creation of the site Book and Computer Adventures.

Site Selection

Book and Computer Adventures is intended to be a directory of sites for children from preschool through grade 6. It is my desire to provide a site that will help you and your children find sites that are fun, safe and educational without having to search the entire Web. Many of the sites I include are recommended in the various educational publications that I continue to subscribe to and read.

I try my best not to include sites that contain a lot of "pop-ups" and advertising. However, several excellent and well-known sites with activities for children have begun including advertising to keep their costs down. For this reason, I encourage parents to use the internet with their children when possible and to teach them how to use the Internet safely and wisely. A couple of good sites to visit to initiate discussion about Internet safety are: http://safekids.com and http://www.fbi.gov/kids/k5th/safety2.htm


Contact information

If you have comments or questions regarding this site, please e-mail me at: bjmcgee@mchsi.com
I would love to hear what you like, and what you don't like, about this site so that I can make it better.