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This page contains the websites
listed in
Lamb's Cool
Starting Point handout.
Lamb's Cool Starting Points
 
Start with an exploration of the search tools and starting points for students and teachers. Before reinventing the wheel, see if anyone has created something that might fit your needs.
 
Use our 42eXplore index for links to nearly 100 cool K-12 class topics.
 
 
Elementary/Middle School Starting Points

Starting Points for Kids

Ask Jeeves

EdView

KidsClick

AOL for Kids

Kid's Search Tools

Yahooligans

InfoSeek

KidFusion MetaEngine

 
Middle School/High School/College Starting Points

Tools for Searching

Librarian's Index

MetaCrawler

Google

About.com

Searchopolis

Yahoo

Study Web

Dogpile

ThinkQuest Projects

 
Teacher and Student Starting Points

Kathy Schrock

SurfNetKids

Cyberbee

Blue Web 'n

Research It

Subject Links

Homework Central

Berit's Best

EBlast

Pinchbeck

Internet Public Library

Surfmonkey

Kid's Engine Starter

Education World

Schoolwork Ugh

Scholastic.Com

NetMom

Let's Find Out

Encarta Schoolhouse

Busy Teacher

Early Childhood Links

California SCORE

Links for Younger Students

Family.com

Cybrary for Middle School

4-5 Grade Starting Points

Online School Yard

Teacher's Desk - Grade 4/5

SchoolCity

Proteacher

Web66

AskERIC

Collaborative Teaching

MCREL

TeachNet.com

Trackstar Lessons

Carol Hurst

Connecting Students

 
Subject Area Topic Links

K-3 Topic Links

3-6 Topic Links

7-12 Topic Links

K-3 WebQuest Links

3-6 WebQuest Links

7-12 WebQuest Links

 
Current Events Resources

USA Today

CNN

Newsweek

Local News

Junior Scholastic

Yahooligans News

Time for Kids

New York Times for Kids

Wall Street Journal - School

Associated Press

MSNBC

BBC for Kids

Yak's Corner - Magazine

US News Online

ExploreZone

Current Events Resources - Grades 4-5

Global Access - Middle School News Sources

Arts and Letters Daily

Biography

Amazon

Weather Channel

MapQuest

 
 
Reference Resource Links Pages

Reference Links - Grade 4-5

Reference Links

Reference Resources

My Virtual Reference Desk

Reference Desk Links

Cybrary

Cyber Reference Desk

Research It

 
 
Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, and Almanacs

Little Explorers Picture Dictionary

Yahooligan's Almanac

Let's Find Out

Information Please

Information Please for Kids

Science Dictionary

Encarta

Grolier

Smithsonian Encyclopedia

Encyclopedia.com

Instrument Encyclopedia

World Fact Book

Funk and Wagnalls

Word Central

Farmer's Almanac

Acronyms and Abbreviations

Rhyming Dictionary

Dictionary.com

Acronym Finder

Casey's Reverse Dictionary

Merriam Webster Online

Anagrams

Synonym Dictionary

Online Grammars

Semantic Rhyming Dictionary

Visual Thesaurus

Thesaurus

Barlett's Quotations

The Quotations Page

Roget's Thesaurus

Yahoo Quotes

Quoteland

42eXplore Poetry Resources

 
 
Image Sources

Web Clip Art

Amazing Picture Machine

Yahooligans Downloader

Image Finder

Picture Resources

 
Collaborative & Student Produced Projects

Lightspan's Collaborative Projects

ThinkQuest

CyberFair

Virtual Architecture

Kidlink Projects

Eduplace Online

Apple Learning Project Page

Epals

Gaggle - email for kids

 
Ask An Expert

Virtual Reference Desk

Ask A+ Locator

Expert Central - New

WonderKorner

Ask An Astronaut

Pitsco Ask An Expert

 
Electronic Post Cards

Blue Mountain

All 4 Kids

Postcards from America

Jan Brett

Butterflies

Yahooligans Links

 
Address Locators

Phone Numbers

Any Who

Big Foot

Big Yellow

Directory Assistance

Switchboard


Developed for hands-on workshop participants by Annette Lamb, 5/00