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Begin by locating resources that meet your teaching/learning need. Ask yourself:

  • What's the learning outcome?
  • What kind of resources are needed?
  • Where can I find useful Internet resources?

Search Engines, Directories and Indexes

Educator's Lists of Sites

Start with Four

Search Tools for Students

Mailing List Updates

Project Centers

Search Engines, Directories, and Indexes

Most people begin their search for information with a traditional search engine or index. Try the word turtle.

Excite

http://www.excite.com

EBlast

http://www.eblast.com/

HotBot

http://www.hotbot.com/

Yahoo

http://www.yahoo.com

Dogpile

http://www.dogpile.com

Internet Sleuth

http://www.isleuth.com/

Search Tools for Students

Teachers and students may be more successful using search tools designed specifically for children and young adults. Try finding information about a country.

Yahooligans

http://www.yahooligans.com/

DIG

http://www.dig.com

EdView

http://www.edview.com

StudyWEB

http://www.studyweb.com/

Research Paper: Idea Directory

http://www.researchpaper.com/directory.html

Searchopolis

http://searchopolis.com/ http://searchopolis.com/

Educator's Lists of Sites

Search tools can be time-consuming. Many educators prefer to begin their search with lists that have been developed by and for educators.

Kathy Schrock's Guide

http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/

Librarian's Index to the Internet

http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/InternetIndex/

ALA Great Sites

http://www.ala.org/parentspage/greatsites/

Educational Hotlists

http://sln.fi.edu/tfi/hotlists/hotlists.html

Library in the Sky

http://www.nwrel.org/sky/

Alvarado Cyber Explorers

http://www.nhusd.k12.ca.us/ALVE/ACE/acehome.html

Mailing List Updates

Keeping up-to-date is difficult. Consider joining a mailing list that can keep you up-to-date on the latest popular sites.

Blue Web 'N

http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/bluewebn

Scout Report

http://wwwscout.cs.wisc.edu/scout/report/

KIDS

http://wwwscout.cs.wisc.edu/scout/KIDS/index.html

Start with Four

Narrow your search to a few specific sites that will be useful for students.

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln's Birthplace

http://www.nps.gov/abli/linchomj.htm

Mr. Lincoln's Virtual Library

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/alhtml/alhome.html

The History Place

http://www.historyplace.com/

West Elementary's Abraham Lincoln

http://www.siec.k12.in.us/~west/proj/lincoln/index.html

Presidents

POTUS

http://www.ipl.org/ref/POTUS/

Biography.com

http://www.biography.com/

American Memories: Presidents

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/features/pres/preslist.html

The History Net

http://www.TheHistoryNet.com/

Provide links to students:

  • Handouts
  • Bookmarks
  • Web Page

Project Centers

There are many short-term and long-term Internet-based projects you could join. You can also use these sites to get ideas for your own projects.

Global Schoolhouse

http://www.gsn.org/

KidLink

http://www.kidlink.org/KIDPROJ/

Global Heinemann

http://www.reedbooks.com.au/heinemann/global/project.html

Houghton Mifflin's Project Center

http://www.hmco.com/hmco/school/projects/index.html

NickNacks

http://www1.minn.net:80/~schubert/NickNacks.html

Pitsco's Launch to Collaborative Projects

http://www.pitsco.com/p/collab.html

Project Center

http://www.eduplace.com/projects/online.html