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Finding Free Educational Resources on the Web for Teachers & Librarians Robert J. Lackie, Associate Professor-Librarian Franklin F. Moore Library, Rider University Lawrenceville, New Jersey 08648 Internet@Schools West 2004 National Conference Session S101 / Monday, November 15, 2004 Overview

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finding free educational resources on the web for teachers librarians

Finding Free Educational Resources on the Web for Teachers & Librarians

Robert J. Lackie, Associate Professor-Librarian

Franklin F. Moore Library, Rider University

Lawrenceville, New Jersey 08648

Internet@Schools West 2004 National Conference

Session S101 / Monday, November 15, 2004

overview
Overview
  • We will cover:
    • Highly rated educational directories
    • Portals that evaluate inclusion
    • An educator’s list of “top ten” Web sites

Robert J. Lackie, Rider University

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Overview
  • Attendees will also learn how to:
    • Find and select appropriate Web-based educational resources
    • Find Invisible Web resources for educational topics

Robert J. Lackie, Rider University

my top ten favorite education sites academic info
My “Top Ten” Favorite Education Sites:Academic Info
  • http://www.academicinfo.net/
  • Focuses on academic materials, with its intended audience at the upper high school level and above

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My “Top Ten” Favorite Education Sites:Academic Info
  • Browse by:
    • Subject headings
    • Keywords
    • Subject gateway

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My “Top Ten” Favorite Education Sites:Academic Info
  • “Education” subject gateway includes topics with recommended sites under:
    • Distance Learning
    • Teacher Training
    • Teaching with Technology
    • School Librarianship
    • Resources by Subject

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my top ten favorite education sites blue web n
My “Top Ten” Favorite Education Sites:Blue Web’n
  • http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/ bluewebn/index.cfm
  • Searchable database of 1800+ items, as well as “Filamentality” where you can easily develop & create your own Web “hotlists, treasure hunts, & WebQuests”

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My “Top Ten” Favorite Education Sites:Blue Web’n
  • Internet learning sites categorized by:
    • Subject area
    • Audience
    • Type, such as:
      • Lessons
      • Activities
      • Projects
      • Resources
      • References

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My “Top Ten” Favorite Education Sites:Blue Web’n
  • Browse by:
    • Content Table
    • Dewey Decimal Numbers
    • Subject Area guides
    • Refined Search by Grade Level

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my top ten favorite education sites edselect
My “Top Ten” Favorite Education Sites:EdSelect
  • http://www.edselect.com/
  • Collection of Web sites chosen for classroom use by teachers in Ontario, but definitely of value to librarians, teachers, and students here in the USA

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My “Top Ten” Favorite Education Sites:EdSelect
  • Site contains:
    • General purpose help
    • Teacher resources
    • Professional development materials

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My “Top Ten” Favorite Education Sites:EdSelect
  • Recommended:
    • Curriculum Areas, with focus on:
      • Grades 1-8
      • Kindergarten
      • Special Education
      • FSL/ESL

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my top ten favorite education sites education index
My “Top Ten” Favorite Education Sites:Education Index
  • http://www.educationindex.com/
  • Provides learners and educators with access to best educational (annotated) Web sites, and of course, the Web Weasel character guide

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My “Top Ten” Favorite Education Sites:Education Index
  • Browse by:
    • Directory
    • Specific site search on the online index
  • Offers variety of subjects & life stages
    • preschoolers, college students, continuing education, and careers, to name a few

Robert J. Lackie, Rider University

my top ten favorite education sites education world
My “Top Ten” Favorite Education Sites:Education World
  • http://www.education-world.com
  • Site contains a database of 500,000+ quality sites, plus a user-friendly and comprehensive interface

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My “Top Ten” Favorite Education Sites:Education World
  • Browse information listed under:
    • Lesson Planning
    • Professional Development
    • Technology Integration
    • School Issues
    • Administrator’s Desk
    • EdWorld at Home (new!)

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My “Top Ten” Favorite Education Sites:Education World
  • Recommended:
    • “Joke of the Day”
    • “Classroom Management Tip of the Day”
    • “Quote of the Day”
    • “Best of” Series selections for the top “20 A+ sites” of each year

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my top ten favorite education sites educator s reference desk
My “Top Ten” Favorite Education Sites:Educator’s Reference Desk
  • http://www.eduref.org/
  • Replacement for the AskERIC site, containing all of its items through December 2003, plus more now

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My “Top Ten” Favorite Education Sites:Educator’s Reference Desk
  • Site contains:
    • 2,000+ lesson plans
    • 3,000+ links to value-added online education information
    • 200+ question archive collected on award-winning AskERIC site

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My “Top Ten” Favorite Education Sites:Educator’s Reference Desk
  • Recommended resource guides for looking for education topics:
    • Librarianship
    • Subjects
    • Teaching

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my top ten favorite education sites gateway to educational materials gem
My “Top Ten” Favorite Education Sites:Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM)
  • http://thegateway.org/
  • Probably top recommended (& very large) teacher resource site on the Web, it is a one-stop educational resource for educators, especially K-12

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My “Top Ten” Favorite Education Sites:Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM)
  • Provides easy access to thousands of educational resources found on:
    • Federal sites
    • State sites
    • University sites
    • Non-Profit sites

Robert J. Lackie, Rider University

my top ten favorite education sites gateway to educational materials
My “Top Ten” Favorite Education Sites:Gateway to Educational Materials
  • Browse by:
    • Content
    • Subject
    • Keyword
    • Desired grade/education level

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my top ten favorite education sites kathy schrock s guide for educators
My “Top Ten” Favorite Education Sites:Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators
  • http://school.discovery.com/ schrockguide/
  • Designed for teachers to enhance curriculum & professional development, assisting them with infusing technology and the Web into their curriculum

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My “Top Ten” Favorite Education Sites:Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators
  • Site contains:
    • Annotated Subject Access directory
    • Sections on Search Engines
    • General Internet information

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My “Top Ten” Favorite Education Sites:Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators
  • Recommended:
    • “Critical Evaluation Tools”
    • “Assessment & Rubrics”
    • “Slide Shows for Training”

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my top ten favorite education sites kid info
My “Top Ten” Favorite Education Sites:Kid Info
  • http://www.kidinfo.com/
  • Homework helper resource site simple enough for elementary school students to use, but it also useful for middle school students, teachers, and parents

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My “Top Ten” Favorite Education Sites:Kid Info
  • Browse in 4 resource sections:
    • Student Index
    • Young Children Index
    • Teacher Index
    • Parent Index

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My “Top Ten” Favorite Education Sites:Kid Info
  • Reference resources consist of:
    • Almanacs
    • Atlases
    • Dictionaries
    • Encyclopedias
    • Online libraries
    • Ask-an-Expert
    • Study skills sites

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My “Top Ten” Favorite Education Sites:Kid Info
  • Homework Help covers areas of:
    • American History
    • Art
    • Computers
    • Current Events/Newspapers
    • Foreign Languages, and much more!

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my top ten favorite education sites teachers helping teachers
My “Top Ten” Favorite Education Sites:Teachers Helping Teachers
  • http://www.pacificnet.net/~mandel/
  • Provides basic teaching tips to inexperienced teachers, while providing helpful advice and resources for all teachers, especially in the areas of:

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My “Top Ten” Favorite Education Sites:Teachers Helping Teachers
  • Classroom Management
  • Lesson Planning
  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Special Education

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My “Top Ten” Favorite Education Sites:Teachers Helping Teachers
  • Recommended:
    • “Topic of the Week”
    • “This Week’s Stress Reduction Moment”

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other directories portals for finding excellent education sites about
Other Directories/Portals for Finding Excellent Education Sites: About
  • http://www.about.com/education
  • This site neatly organizes thousands of topics, organized by experts

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Other Directories/Portals for Finding Excellent Education Sites: About
  • Recommended:
    • Adult/Continuing Education
    • College/University
    • Primary/Secondary Education

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other directories portals for finding excellent education sites infomine
Other Directories/Portals for Finding Excellent Education Sites: InfoMine
  • http://infomine.ucr.edu
  • Site contains 120,000+ quality sites, grouped into 9 separate annotated, indexed categories (databases)

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Other Directories/Portals for Finding Excellent Education Sites: InfoMine
  • Biological, Agricultural, Medical Sciences
  • Business & Economics
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Ejournals
  • Gov Info
  • Maps & GIS
  • Physical Sciences, Engineering, Computing/Math
  • Social Sciences & Humanities
  • Visual & Performing Arts

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other directories portals for finding excellent education sites internet public library
Other Directories/Portals for Finding Excellent Education Sites: Internet Public Library
  • http://www.ipl.org/
  • This site is a great starting place to find quality information on the Internet, for students and professionals

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Other Directories/Portals for Finding Excellent Education Sites: Internet Public Library
  • Browse by subcategories, such as:
    • Early Childhood & Pre-school
    • K-12
    • Alternative
    • Special, and much more!

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Other Directories/Portals for Finding Excellent Education Sites: Internet Public Library
  • Recommended:
    • “KidSpace” special features
    • “TeenSpace” special features

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other directories portals for finding excellent education sites librarians index to the internet
Other Directories/Portals for Finding Excellent Education Sites: Librarians’ Index to the Internet
  • http://lii.org/
  • Site contains more than 14,000 Internet resources selected, evaluated, and annotated by librarians—highly reliable

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Other Directories/Portals for Finding Excellent Education Sites: Librarians’ Index to the Internet
  • Recommended:
    • Choose the “Education & Libraries” link to browse list of general and specific education resources
    • Do keyword searches adding “and database” i.e., biology and database

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other directories portals for finding excellent education sites sci math world
Other Directories/Portals for Finding Excellent Education Sites: Sci-Math World
  • http://library.rider.edu/scholarly/ rlackie/sci/
  • Site contains annotated Web links to relevant K-12 through higher education science and math subjects

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Other Directories/Portals for Finding Excellent Education Sites: Sci-Math World
  • Arranged as:
    • Directories & Portals
    • Invisible Web Searchable Sites
    • Science & Math Search Engines
    • Interactive Science & Math Web sites

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Finding Free Educational Resources on the Web for Teachers & Librarians

Robert J. Lackie, Associate Professor-Librarian

Franklin F. Moore Library, Rider University

Internet@Schools West 2004 National Conference

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