K-12 Partnership
  K - 12 Partnership Online Materials    2002 - 2003

  • K - 8 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
    Infomine
    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
    Search Tools for Students
    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

    Citing Internet Resources

    Supplementary Learning Resources Evaluating  Web Sites

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