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
[email protected] West 2004 National Conference
Session S101 / Monday, November 15, 2004
Overview
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We will cover:
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Highly rated educational directories
Portals that evaluate inclusion
An educator’s list of “top ten” Web sites
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Overview
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Attendees will also learn how to:
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Find and select appropriate Web-based
educational resources
Find Invisible Web resources for
educational topics
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My “Top Ten” Favorite Education Sites:
Academic Info
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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
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Browse by:
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Subject headings
Keywords
Subject gateway
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My “Top Ten” Favorite Education Sites:
Academic Info
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“Education” subject gateway includes
topics with recommended sites under:
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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
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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
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Internet learning sites categorized by:
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Subject area
Audience
Type, such as:
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Lessons
Activities
Projects
Resources
References
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My “Top Ten” Favorite Education Sites:
Blue Web’n
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Browse by:
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Content Table
Dewey Decimal Numbers
Subject Area guides
Refined Search by Grade Level
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My “Top Ten” Favorite Education Sites:
EdSelect
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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
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Site contains:
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General purpose help
Teacher resources
Professional development materials
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My “Top Ten” Favorite Education Sites:
EdSelect
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Recommended:
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Curriculum Areas, with focus on:
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Grades 1-8
Kindergarten
Special Education
FSL/ESL
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My “Top Ten” Favorite Education Sites:
Education Index
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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
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Browse by:
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Directory
Specific site search on the online index
Offers variety of subjects & life stages
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preschoolers, college students, continuing
education, and careers, to name a few
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My “Top Ten” Favorite Education Sites:
Education World
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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
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Browse information listed under:
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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
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Recommended:
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“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
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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
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Site contains:
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2,000+ lesson plans
3,000+ links to value-added online
education information
200+ question archive collected on awardwinning AskERIC site
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My “Top Ten” Favorite Education Sites:
Educator’s Reference Desk
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Recommended resource guides for
looking for education topics:
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Librarianship
Subjects
Teaching
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My “Top Ten” Favorite Education Sites:
Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM)
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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)
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Provides easy access to thousands of
educational resources found on:
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Federal sites
State sites
University sites
Non-Profit sites
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My “Top Ten” Favorite Education Sites:
Gateway to Educational Materials
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Browse by:
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Content
Subject
Keyword
Desired grade/education level
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My “Top Ten” Favorite Education Sites:
Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators
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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
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Site contains:
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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
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Recommended:
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“Critical Evaluation Tools”
“Assessment & Rubrics”
“Slide Shows for Training”
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My “Top Ten” Favorite Education Sites:
Kid Info
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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
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Browse in 4 resource sections:
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Student Index
Young Children Index
Teacher Index
Parent Index
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My “Top Ten” Favorite Education Sites:
Kid Info
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Reference resources consist of:
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Almanacs
Atlases
Dictionaries
Encyclopedias
Online libraries
Ask-an-Expert
Study skills sites
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My “Top Ten” Favorite Education Sites:
Kid Info
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Homework Help covers areas of:
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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
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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
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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
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Recommended:
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“Topic of the Week”
“This Week’s Stress Reduction Moment”
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Other Directories/Portals for Finding
Excellent Education Sites:
About
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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
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Recommended:
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Adult/Continuing Education
College/University
Primary/Secondary Education
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Other Directories/Portals for Finding
Excellent Education Sites:
InfoMine
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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
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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
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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
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Browse by subcategories, such as:
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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
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Recommended:
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“KidSpace” special features
“TeenSpace” special features
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Other Directories/Portals for Finding
Excellent Education Sites:
Librarians’ Index to the Internet
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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
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Recommended:
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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
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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
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Arranged as:
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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
[email protected] West 2004 National Conference
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