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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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 Robert J. Lackie, Rider University

  5. My “Top Ten” Favorite Education Sites:Academic Info • Browse by: • Subject headings • Keywords • Subject gateway Robert J. Lackie, Rider University

  6. 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 Robert J. Lackie, Rider University

  7. 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” Robert J. Lackie, Rider University

  8. 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 Robert J. Lackie, Rider University

  9. My “Top Ten” Favorite Education Sites:Blue Web’n • Browse by: • Content Table • Dewey Decimal Numbers • Subject Area guides • Refined Search by Grade Level Robert J. Lackie, Rider University

  10. 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 Robert J. Lackie, Rider University

  11. My “Top Ten” Favorite Education Sites:EdSelect • Site contains: • General purpose help • Teacher resources • Professional development materials Robert J. Lackie, Rider University

  12. My “Top Ten” Favorite Education Sites:EdSelect • Recommended: • Curriculum Areas, with focus on: • Grades 1-8 • Kindergarten • Special Education • FSL/ESL Robert J. Lackie, Rider University

  13. 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 Robert J. Lackie, Rider University

  14. 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

  15. 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 Robert J. Lackie, Rider University

  16. 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!) Robert J. Lackie, Rider University

  17. 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 Robert J. Lackie, Rider University

  18. 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 Robert J. Lackie, Rider University

  19. 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 Robert J. Lackie, Rider University

  20. My “Top Ten” Favorite Education Sites:Educator’s Reference Desk • Recommended resource guides for looking for education topics: • Librarianship • Subjects • Teaching Robert J. Lackie, Rider University

  21. 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 Robert J. Lackie, Rider University

  22. 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

  23. My “Top Ten” Favorite Education Sites:Gateway to Educational Materials • Browse by: • Content • Subject • Keyword • Desired grade/education level Robert J. Lackie, Rider University

  24. 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 Robert J. Lackie, Rider University

  25. 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 Robert J. Lackie, Rider University

  26. My “Top Ten” Favorite Education Sites:Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators • Recommended: • “Critical Evaluation Tools” • “Assessment & Rubrics” • “Slide Shows for Training” Robert J. Lackie, Rider University

  27. 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 Robert J. Lackie, Rider University

  28. My “Top Ten” Favorite Education Sites:Kid Info • Browse in 4 resource sections: • Student Index • Young Children Index • Teacher Index • Parent Index Robert J. Lackie, Rider University

  29. My “Top Ten” Favorite Education Sites:Kid Info • Reference resources consist of: • Almanacs • Atlases • Dictionaries • Encyclopedias • Online libraries • Ask-an-Expert • Study skills sites Robert J. Lackie, Rider University

  30. 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! Robert J. Lackie, Rider University

  31. 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: Robert J. Lackie, Rider University

  32. My “Top Ten” Favorite Education Sites:Teachers Helping Teachers • Classroom Management • Lesson Planning • Language Arts • Math • Science • Social Studies • Special Education Robert J. Lackie, Rider University

  33. My “Top Ten” Favorite Education Sites:Teachers Helping Teachers • Recommended: • “Topic of the Week” • “This Week’s Stress Reduction Moment” Robert J. Lackie, Rider University

  34. Other Directories/Portals for Finding Excellent Education Sites: About • http://www.about.com/education • This site neatly organizes thousands of topics, organized by experts Robert J. Lackie, Rider University

  35. Other Directories/Portals for Finding Excellent Education Sites: About • Recommended: • Adult/Continuing Education • College/University • Primary/Secondary Education Robert J. Lackie, Rider University

  36. 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) Robert J. Lackie, Rider University

  37. 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 Robert J. Lackie, Rider University

  38. 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 Robert J. Lackie, Rider University

  39. 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! Robert J. Lackie, Rider University

  40. Other Directories/Portals for Finding Excellent Education Sites: Internet Public Library • Recommended: • “KidSpace” special features • “TeenSpace” special features Robert J. Lackie, Rider University

  41. 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 Robert J. Lackie, Rider University

  42. 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 Robert J. Lackie, Rider University

  43. 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 Robert J. Lackie, Rider University

  44. 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 Robert J. Lackie, Rider University

  45. 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 PowerPoint Presentation Slides/Articles & More…http://library.rider.edu/moore/directory/rlackie/