for Searching the World Wide Web
Strategy #1: Use specialty sites devoted to supporting the needs of teachers like yourself
The Educators Reference Desk (which used to be AskERIC--a premier Federally funded resource for teachers)
Carolyn Cole: A teacher who knows that busy teachers need all the help they can get
Discovery School's SchrockGuide: An award-winning Educators' Resources web site
and (drum roll.....)
Strategy #2: Use search engines/web guides,and learn how they work!
The following websites have useful tutorials on how best to search the web.
Learn how to best search the Web: Noodle Tools: Information Literacy--Search Strategies
More (hits) is not necessarily better
The first 10 or so hits are usually the most promising
Strategy #3: Use specialist websites for special types of data (still images, video, sound)
Animation factory is a good source for free animations--and an even better source if you're willing to pay!
Jason's Animation Outpost--another good resource for animations
A really good search engine for images, video, and audio is Altavista's Multimedia search engine. Note the very important Family Filter options here, which can be turned on or off and protected by a password.
Google has an excellent search engine for images, with different levels of filtering, too. But it's not password protected...
Archive.org is a good site for full length movies, text, and audio.
freefoto.com is an excellent resource for photo images on every subject under the sun.
YouTube--a favorite resource for video clips of all kinds!
Pix4Learning.com--copyright friendly images for education.
Owl & Mouse at YourChildLearns.com--free maps and other learning games.
History and Politics Out Loud--great site for audio clips.
coolarchive.com is another good resource for clip art, fonts, graphics, animations, and other multimedia tools
freeplaymusic.com offers a wide selection of broadcast quality music--all styles
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