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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.






Internet Sleuth

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.





Research Paper: Idea Directory


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

Librarian's Index to the Internet

ALA Great Sites

Educational Hotlists

Library in the Sky

Alvarado Cyber Explorers

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

Scout Report


Start with Four

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

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln's Birthplace

Mr. Lincoln's Virtual Library

The History Place

West Elementary's Abraham Lincoln



American Memories: Presidents

The History Net

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


Global Heinemann

Houghton Mifflin's Project Center


Pitsco's Launch to Collaborative Projects

Project Center