Locating Web Resources for Your WebQuest

Strategy #1: Search the Web Using Search Engines

Two very good "meta" search engines are: Metacrawler (www.metacrawler.com)
Dogpile (www.dogpile.com)
Also, go to Needle in a CyberStack (http://members.home.net/albeej), scroll down about a third of the page, and you will find links to about a jillion other meta search engines. Try some of them out!


Strategy #2: Browse Through Online Collections of Educational Web Sites

There are a number of sites that have organized lists of the thousands of great learning resources on the web. Many of these are divided by subject and/or grade level. Here are the addresses of some of these lists:

Blue Web'n (http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/bluewebn)
A great site, with web resources divided by subject area.

Needle in a CyberStack (http://members.home.net/albeej)
One of the largest ever! Tip: be sure to click on "curriculum."

Kathy Shrock's Guide for Educators (http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide)
A huge collection, divided by subject area.

Educational Subject Guide Resources (http://www.oxford.net/~ocbe/WebQuest/subjectguides.htm)
This one is actually a list of sites that are themselves collections of sites.

Classroom Connect's A+ Web Links (http://www.connectedteacher.com/library/search.asp)
List of web sites, divided by grade range and subject area.

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

Web Sites and Resources for Teachers (http://www.csun.edu/~vceed009)
Another good collection, divided by subject area.


Strategy #3: Ask Other Teachers

You can also make use of the knowledge of the thousands of teachers out there that have searched for and used web sites that are similar to what you are looking for. The easiest way to pose a question to a large number of people is to use an email listserv (discussion group).

If you already belong to one or more teacher listservs, go ahead and use those. If you do not belong to listservs, why not??? To locate the listservs that are best suited to your needs, visit one of these web sites. Here you will find searchable lists of over 100,000 listservs, with information about each one, including how to subscribe.

Liszt: the mailing list directory (http://www.liszt.com)

Tile.Net (http://www.tile.net)