Essential Question: How are Internet resources effectively and efficiently located and organized?

• Learners will gain knowledge about using search engines to locate Internet information for classroom use that meets diverse learner needs.

• Learners will organize Internet resources using browser bookmarking features and will also become familiar with Web-based bookmarking tools.

• Learners will become acquainted with several tools that find classroom resources.

• Learners will determine how to use Internet safety resources in their classrooms.


Sign-in, Connectivity & Session Starter

• Pre-session Play:

Imagination Cubed

Soda Constructor

Free Technology for Teachers Blog (Richard Byrne at Oxford Hills)

Wicked Decent Learning Podcast (Jeff Bailey at Mt. Valley and Dan Ryder at Mt. Blue)

Telstar Music & Art Teacher Blogs

Thinking about using Internet resources in the classroom is like …

Asking students to conduct Internet searches is like …

What Keeps You Awake at Night?


Effective Internet Searches

Google
Boolean Search on the Internet: A Primer in Boolean Logic
Boolify
http://www.internettutorials.net/boolean.html
Four NETS for Better Searching
Meta-Search Engines
Clusty
Major Search Engines & Directories
Specialized Search Engines and Directories
Visual Search Engines: Kart00 SearchMe Quintura


Seeking Out Information


TeacherRated.com is a free resource website created by teachers for teachers. Using TeacherRated.com, educators quickly locate the very best teaching tools, lesson plans, reference websites and student activities available online because resources are suggested, rated and reviewed by teachers.

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Filamentality

TRACKSTAR
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Saving and Organizing Sites


Bookmarking Sites http://region6.mainelearns.org/bookmarkingsites.html

Online Classroom Environments http://region6.mainelearns.org/onlineclassenviron.html



Reliability


Who Do You Trust? **http://learninginmaineresources.wikispaces.com/Trust**


Internet Safety


Netsmartz http://www.netsmartz.org/

Netsmartz for Kids http://www.netsmartzkids.org/indexFL.htm

Netsmartz in Maine http://www.netsmartz.org/education/index.html?state=ME

eThemes Internet Safety http://www.emints.org/ethemes/resources/S00000652.shtml**




Reflection and Putting into Practice










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