K-12 Partnership
  K - 12 Partnership Online Materials    2000 - 2001
9 - 12 Internet Searching Strategies

Purpose

To introduce the different types of searching tools available on the World Wide Web today. To learn how to decide which searching method and tool will work best for finding the type of information you are looking for. To learn various searching terms and rules in order to access information faster and with better results. To become aware of Internet Safety issues involved in using the Internet in the classroom.

Searching Strategies Overview

Internet Safety Issues Searching For Educational Materials On The Net


Other Search Tools
 
Top Search Engines Top Web Directories Top Meta Search Tools
HotBot
Excite
NorthernLight
Lycos
Go
Infoseek
Google
Fast Search
About.com
Web Crawler
LookSmart
Magellan
Electric Library
Librarian's Index to the Internet
Britannica Web's Best
Ask Jeeves
C4
MetaCrawler
All The Web
DogPile
Mamma
Direct Hit
Education Only Web Directories Search & Sort Tools for Teachers Kid's Search Tools
Busy Teachers' Web Site
Eisenhower National Clearinghouse
The Exploratorium
StudyWeb
Teacher's First
Education World
TeacherNet
Teachers.Net
Homework Central
Awesome Library
Pro-teacher (K-6)
ExplorAsource
Copernicus
Science NetLinks
Ask Jeeves for Kids
Yahooligans
Searchopolis
AltaVista w/Family Filter

Planning Searches

When we do searches on the internet, we often waste a lot of time.  A little planning before-hand can help you find the information you are looking for.  Some useful tools for planning include:
 
Word Webs
Idea Maps
Concept Maps

Evaluating Web Resources

Citing Internet Resources Supplementary Learning Resources

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