Locating Educational Web Resources

Strategy #1: Browse or Search Online Directories of Educational Web Sites

There are a number of sites that have organized lists of thousands of great learning resources on the web, which have been inspected and approved by people. Many of these directories are divided by subject and/or grade level. Here are some of the best:

TopMarks (http://www.topmarks.co.uk)
Quickly find the best teaching resources, homework help and educational websites for use in the classroom.

Eduhound (http://www.eduhound.com)
"We tracked it down so you don't have to!" A great collection, well organized.
Don't forget to check out the companion site, Edupuppy ! (http://www.edupuppy.com)

Awesome Library - K-12 Resources (http://www.awesomelibrary.org)
A nice collection of educational web resources, divided up by subject area.

Ask Jeeves (http://www.ask.com)
A different type of directory site, with an unusual search method. This site lets you ask questions in plain English instead of making you learn special search terms. Highly recommended!

Strategy #2 Search the Web Using Search Engines

Traditional Search Engines:
Search engines locate new web sites and then store the text from those sites, without intervention of real people (in other words, the sites are not selected based upon quality).They rely on keyword searching through the stored text.

Some of the more popular traditional search engines are:

Google (www.google.com)

Raging Search (www.raging.com)
(this is Alta Vista'stext-only search - much faster!)

Excite (www.excite.com)

Find What (www.findwhat.com)

Hot Bot (www.hotbot.com)

AltaVista (www.altavista.com)

Lycos (www.lycos.com)

MSN (www.msn.com)

Yahoo ! (www.yahoo.com)
(Actually, Yahoo! is a very large directory!)

WebCrawler (www.webcrawler.com)

"Metasearch" Engines:
Web sites that submit your search terms to several search engines, eliminating duplicate results and saving time.

Two very good "meta" search engines are:

Zoo (www.zoo.com)
Dogpile (www.dogpile.com)