Resources for Using the Web for Environmental Research
- 75 Ways to Search the Internet. Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. <http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/search.html>. This site distinguishes among search engines, search directories, metasearch sites, search portals, search guides, people finders, and other search tools, giving numerous examples of each.
- Bridge. Sea Grant, National Marine Educators Association, and Virginia Institute of Marine Science. <http://www.marine-ed.org/bridge/>. Created for teachers, this site contains more than 1000 resources that have been screened for educational usefulness.
- ChesSIE: Chesapeake Science on the Internet for Educators. Virginia Institute of Marine Science and Chesapeake Bay Program. <http://www.bayeducation.net/>. ChesSIE provides quick access to a collection of the best Bay education resources available online.
- Ecology and Environment Resources. Arlington, WA, Public Schools, Learning Central Pioneer. <http://www.asd.wednet.edu/pioneer/barnard/resources/index.htm>.
A long list of environment-related resources collected here to be used for educational purposes. The teacher may wish to use one or more of these sites in teaching students to research environmental information on the Web.
- Environmental Education Directory. Virginia Naturally, Virginia Dept. of Environmental Quality. <http://www.deq.state.va.us/eed/>. This is an online, searchable directory of environmental education materials, programs, and services in Virginia.
- Kids' Search Tools. <http://www.kidsclick.org/ksearch2.html>. This search site allows students to click on several different search tools at once for information related to their research topic.
- Selection Criteria for websites. American Library Association. <http://www.ala.org/parentspage/greatsites/criteria.html>. Created for parents, this site is a useful resource for teachers planning a classroom session on how to evaluate websites.
- Student Page. Virginia Institute of Marine Science. <http://www.vims.edu/adv/ed/stu.html>. Includes links to Web resources for marine projects and reports.
- Using the Internet for School Reports—Kids' Page. Boston Public Library. <http://www.bpl.org/KIDS/Evaluate.htm>. In question/answer format, this site introduces students to the importance of analyzing and evaluating Web pages before using them as resources in school papers.
- Web Searching. Internet Public Library. <http://www.ipl.org/div/websearching>. This site offers suggestions for various search strategies and compares the features of the most popular search engines.