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Teaching Website Evaluation: The CRAAP Test and the Evolution of an Approach

Website evaluation is now a vital, lifelong learning skill, especially in this era of "alternative facts." Teaching it has been and remains a challenge that author Cara Berg has found California State University's CRAAP test (don't laugh!) well-suited for. Read on to learn from their experience.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Mar 2017 - Mar/Apr 2017 Issue By


Symbaloo is a bookmarking service for favorite websites. Using a grouping of bookmarks saved in a customized tile called a webmix, the user has easy access to specific URLs on the internet.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Mar 2016 - Mar/Apr 2016 Issue By

Gale Content Now Discoverable through Google

Researchers can now easily discover scholarly content from Gale and its partners on Google or Google Scholar, through a pathway that leads directly to their institution or local library.
News/Breaking News - Posted 29 Feb 2016

BELLTONES: Back on My Bandbox--Internet Filtering and Diversity

Due to the current atmosphere in our country, with so many people afraid and angry about racial and religious differences and people's lifestyles, Mary Ann recently began to wonder how American schools are handling filtering with regard to diversity, especially relating to race, religion, and GLBT issues. Time for another survey? Yes!
Column/Belltones - Posted 01 Jan 2016 - Jan/Feb 2016 Issue By

NoodleTools Provides Its Show Me Information Literacy Modules Free

With a mix of vibrant images, visual annotation and text, the modules are designed by educators to engage students in information literacy and the research process.
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 Dec 2012

THE NEW MEDIA CENTER: Google Literacy Lesson Plans--Way Beyond ‘Just Google It’

We should teach students how to search both Google and databases effectively. Nothing new here. But Google's Literacy Lesson Plans released in May 2012 are something new.
Column/The New Media Center - Posted 01 Sep 2012 - Sep/Oct 2012 Issue By

ITI Crosslinks: Expand Your Search Engine Options

Information Today, Inc.'s Paula Hane recently expanded on her earlier article on alternative search engines with a new and updated piece, "Expand Your Search Engine Options." Before heading back into the school fray, you should check it out so you'll have even better suggestion for students who only want to "Google it."
News/ITI Cross Links - Posted 07 Aug 2012

Youngzine’s Interactive News Content for Young Audiences Now Integrated with Knovation’s Personalized Learning Solutions

A content partnership between Knovation and Youngzine brings dynamic news and current events content to netTrekker Search and icurio.
News/Breaking News - Posted 29 May 2012

Cool Links: Clive Thomson on Why Kids Can’t Search

From Wired, a while back but, boy, still current!: Clive Thompson on Why Kids Can't Search. Some teasers to get you to read the brief article
News/Cool Links - Posted 10 Apr 2012

THE NEW MEDIA CENTER: Students and Local History--Making the Connection

In this month's column, Mary Alice takes a look at how local history, primary sources, and a few technology tools can be just the right mix to enable you to inspire your students.
Column/The New Media Center - Posted 01 Mar 2012 - Mar/Apr 2012 Issue By

Interview | Watching Over Your Gaggle With Jeff Patterson

As the founder of Gaggle.Net, Jeff Patterson has led the company's technology team for the past 9 years and is well- versed in the intersection of media literacy and web security. In this interview, Victor talks tech with Jeff for Internet@Schools.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Mar 2012 - Mar/Apr 2012 Issue By

Educational Content Provider netTrekker Becomes “Knovation”

According to the announcement, the new entity reflects a transformation of the company's strategic growth plan and ongoing endeavor to create breakthrough digital content solutions for K-12 education that remove the barriers to learning and address the unique needs of students, teachers, parents and educational administrators.
News/Breaking News - Posted 03 Feb 2012

New EBSCOhost App Is Now Available For Android Devices

The new app for Android devices allows library users to search premiumEBSCOhost content.
News/Breaking News - Posted 29 Nov 2011

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

For November 15, 2011: In a recent workshop given by Kathy Orr , library media specialist from Olentangy Liberty High School in Ohio, she discusses "filter bubbles" and how they affect searching on the Internet. To learn more about this fascinating concept, watch the video Eli Pariser: Beware online "filter bubbles."
Cyberbee Web Pick/Cyberbee's Web Picks - Posted 15 Nov 2011 By

THE NEW MEDIA CENTER: From Tiny Museums to the Library of Congress--Discovering Local History Resources in the Digital Age

Mary Alice notes that local museums, libraries, businesses, and passionate volunteers are digitizing primary resources and providing other digital content through processes once only affordable or possible by larger entities.
Column/The New Media Center - Posted 01 Nov 2011 - Nov/Dec 2011 Issue By


For October 15, 2011: Check out this interesting twist to searching. Twurdy is a search tool that automatically displays results according to readability.
Cyberbee Web Pick/Cyberbee's Web Picks - Posted 15 Oct 2011 By

Cool Links: Why the first true post-PC era device isn't the iPad. It's the Chromebook.

So the announcement about Google's Chromebook is out! And so is a river of informed commentary. Read this to find a really good take on the device and what it means, or might mean, ... or ...
News/Cool Links - Posted 13 May 2011

netTrekker Announces igotta Virtual Workspace

igotta is designed to provide a virtual workspace for students to find, analyze, organize, and use information to complete a wide-range of school assignments while developing the skills they need to be college- and career-ready.
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Apr 2011

THE PIPELINE: Trust, Credulity, and Search Engines: Is Google Over?

The Google search religion is finally starting to be challenged, according to Stephen. Search engine spam and questionable results run the risk of ruining the usefulness of search engines. It's time to build credulity skills in learners and researchers about what's behind the results they get from these engines.
Column/The Pipeline - Posted 01 Mar 2011 - Mar/Apr 2011 Issue By

Former ResourceShelf Publisher Launches INFOdocket Web Resource and Reference Material Site

Gary Price and colleagues will continue to provide valuable information and education resources through this new site as well as FullTextReports.
News/Breaking News - Posted 01 Mar 2011

netTrekker, Defined Learning Partner to Integrate Defined Learning STEM Content into netTrekker Search

The partnership will expand the netTrekker Search digital resource offering to bring real world relevance to STEM education.
News/Breaking News - Posted 26 Jan 2011

How Google Works: Are Search Engines Really Dumb and Why Should Educators Care?

Given their popularity with students, knowing more about how search engines such as Google work is vital to understanding information access in a digital age.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Jan 2011 - Jan/Feb 2011 Issue By

BELLTONES: What About Our Digital-Divide Have-Nots?

Why shouldn't kids have a chance at school to look up information to satisfy their own curiosity or to explore a hobby or a personal interest, especially if they don't have internet access at home? In many schools, figures Mary Ann, strict rules, tight filters, and overly zealous teachers prevent students from using computers to find anything not strictly tied to a specific class assignment. To that mentality, she raises a virtual fist and sends up a virtual shout … hogwash!
Column/Belltones - Posted 01 Nov 2010 - Nov/Dec 2010 Issue By

netTrekker Adds New Features to Search Tool

The company has rolled out 'netTrekker Search,' plus plans for teacher and student productivity tools to support project-based learning.
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Jun 2010

TOOLS FOR LEARNING: Safety, Security, and Access

In this age of technology-enabled openness, how much protecting is too much? And, going further, if our students are completely isolated from the benefits of the information age, will they ever learn? In this month's Tools for Learning feature, Victor Rivero examines some products, services, and solutions that address the question "How can our students stay safe and secure while simultaneously getting access to rich learning resources—and continue to fall in love with learning?"
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 May 2010 - May/Jun 2010 Issue By

Security in a Web 2.0-Based Educational Environment: Issues and Answers—Part 1

It's clear that concerns about internet risk and the ineffective way in which schools are now trying to manage internet use are a major barrier to moving schools forward to embrace 21st-century learning environments. Nancy Willard says it's time for schools to address these issues in a more comprehensive manner. In this two-part article (Part 2 will appear in the next issue), she outlines how cyber-savvy schools can embrace the future.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 May 2010 - May/Jun 2010 Issue By

BELLTONES: Do You See What I See?

Every now and then, Mary Ann is seized by an idea or topic that really takes hold of her, piques her interest, and engenders new enthusiasm for learning and exploring. This year's big idea has been data visualization. She has discovered that she had been a fan of various presentations of data visualization without being aware of the term. Read and "see" what she's got to say about it in this month's Belltones.
Column/Belltones - Posted 01 Mar 2010 - Mar/Apr 2010 Issue By

Empowering Students for Life: Research Skills in the Age of Testing

In this age of easy access to Google, standardized testing, and AP curriculums, why should we teach research skills? Don't students "know everything" about research and the web? Hardly! Carolyn Foote has a lot to say about this, and even more about why teaching research skills counts for even more today than in the past. What we're striving for, she says, is student empowerment.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Mar 2010 - Mar/Apr 2010 Issue By

THE PIPELINE: What Is in the Pipeline? Really! Part 2

In the September/October 2009 issue of MMIS, having noted (with some surprise) that most of today’s crop of elementary school students were born in or after 2000, Stephen Abram launched into the first of a 2-part series of musings on what their world will be like in the near and not-so-near term. Check it out if you missed it. And now … here’s Part 2.
Column/The Pipeline - Posted 01 Nov 2009 - Nov/Dec 2009 Issue By

Cool Links: Wolfram|Alpha Officially Announces New Web Site for Educators and Students

There's been a lot happening with Wolfram|Alpha since we linked you to an Information Today, Inc. NewsBreak on its arrival last May. Most recently, we noted—and are herewith passing on to you—an excellent posting at ResourceShelf on moves at Wolfram|Alpha on behalf of educators and students, including plans for an October 21 Homework Day Webcast.
News/Cool Links - Posted 12 Oct 2009

THE MEDIA CENTER: The Changing Face of Reference

There is no better way to enhance your knowledge of a topic than to teach it and engage in discussion with a diverse group of graduate students representing various age groups and professional experiences including practicing media specialists, classroom teachers, and paraprofessionals. This column reflects Mary Alice's recent experience teaching an online reference course for Minnesota State University–Mankato and discussions with other media professionals.
Column/The New Media Center - Posted 01 Sep 2009 - Sep/Oct 2009 Issue By

THE PIPELINE: What Is in the Pipeline? Really! Part 1

It is not unlikely that the corpus of information that today's learners in grade four will encounter as adults will be doubling in minutes. That likelihood should provide pause for every educator. What is their world going to look like, and what are the skills, aptitudes, and competencies we need to be facilitating, teaching, and encouraging? Here, in Part 1 of a two-part series, are some thoughts on where things are and where they’re headed.
Column/The Pipeline - Posted 01 Sep 2009 - Sep/Oct 2009 Issue By

BELLTONES: Playing Tag Is Good for You!

As a kid, Mary Ann used to collect insects, setting the critters into their respective boxes and tagging them by laboriously printing information on little slips of paper. Apparently the process of classifying appealed to her deeply, and ultimately lead to … what else? … this month's discussion of tags, folksonomies, and tagging as a participatory sport and useful intellectual activity.
Column/Belltones - Posted 01 Sep 2009 - Sep/Oct 2009 Issue By

Cool Links: The K-12 Web Archiving Program

From a scan of ResourceShelf listing in early August, we pick up on The K-12 Web Archiving Program, from the Library of Congress.
News/Cool Links - Posted 10 Aug 2009

Cool Links: New Features on Google Books

The postings on the Inside Google Book Search blog, usually by folks from the Google Books Online team, are thoughtful, sometimes provocative, often featuring multiple media, and, of course, full of news about new features brought online at Google Books. They're very busy folks, so it's worth keeping up with them.
News/Cool Links - Posted 18 Jun 2009

ITI Cross Links: Wolfram Alpha--Semantic Search Is Born

It's the hot new ... what shall we call it? Search engine. No. Information tool? Maybe. How about "finding tool?" It's Wolfram Alpha. And as it's being written about by those in the information and search business, phrases like Web 3.0 and semantic search are coming into play. Woody Evans has written about it for Information Today. (From Information Today, Inc.'s NewsBreaks.)
News/ITI Cross Links - Posted 22 May 2009

Cool Links: More Search Options and Other Updates from [Google's] Searchology Event

Google has just implemented some great Search Options on its site ... and blogged about it at the Official Google Blog. Read the posting (and watch the demo video) to see what's what ... and cool.
News/Cool Links - Posted 13 May 2009

Government Information Online: Ask a Librarian

For February 1, 2009: Through Government Information Online (GIO) you can ask questons of government information librarians who are experts at finding information from government agencies of all levels on almost any subject.
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FETC News: Thinkronize Announces netTrekker d.i.’s New “My Portfolio” Tool

“My Portfolio” allows educators to collaborate and share digital resources at school and district levels.
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Jan 2009

ITI Cross Links: The Wisdom of Crowds of Librarians Is on the Way—In Time: Reference Extract

Searcher magazine editor Barbara Quint has done some research on the Reference Extract project involving OCLC and the information schools of Syracuse University and the University of Washington, which she reports in an ITI NewsBreaks story. It’s a much deeper and more thorough look than you may have seen yet, so we recommend the read.
News/ITI Cross Links - Posted 01 Dec 2008

Cool Links: Librarians Want to Out-Google Google With a Better Search Engine

Here’s a link to an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education—Wired Campus section that reports on a cool project for and by librarians and involving OCLC and the information schools of Syracuse University and the University of Washington.
News/Cool Links - Posted 13 Nov 2008

ITI Crosslinks: Google the Browser Builder—Chrome

Greg Notess, internet columnist for Information Today, Inc.’s ONLINE magazine, is on top of the launch—beta launch, that is—of Google’s Chrome. What, why, what’s it like … ? Here's how to get to his report. (From Information Today, Inc.'s NewsBreaks)
News/ITI Cross Links - Posted 11 Sep 2008

BELLTONES: I’m Mad and I’m Not Gonna Take It Anymore!

Mary Ann Bell is mad about the internet filtering going on today in so many schools. She believes it is past time to stop letting paranoia, combined with laziness, block teachers, counselors, administrators, and students from the internet resources they deserve to access at school. So … herewith she’s starting to speak out!
Column/Belltones - Posted 01 Sep 2008 - Sep/Oct 2008 Issue By

Cool Links: Relaunches AskKids

The ResourceShelf folks recently briefly noted the relaunch of the AskKids search engine and interface, something we’ve been anticipating for quite a while now.
News/Cool Links - Posted 29 Aug 2008

ITI Crosslinks: We Find It All: Wikia's New Social Search Engine

Wikia, Inc., the for-profit cousin of the Wikimedia Foundation, launched the alpha release of its new search engine, Search Wikia, on January 7. (From Information Today, Inc.’s NewsBreaks)
News/ITI Cross Links - Posted 14 Jan 2008

Cool Links: Why Yahoo! Answers Is a Librarian's Worst Nightmare

As you can tell, this article in Slate online has little good to say about Yahoo's answer service. It's a good read!
News/Cool Links - Posted 07 Jan 2008

ITI Cross Links: AskEraser—Privacy Potential

Read how AskEraser works, what exceptions obtain, why it's important, and, in general, what's the current state of web search privacy in Greg Notess's January 3, 2008 NewsBreak. (From Information Today, Inc.'s NewsBreaks.)
News/ITI Cross Links - Posted 03 Jan 2008

Is That ReallyTrue? Urban Legends and Information Evaluation Skills

These days, students are inundated by information in all formats and from all corners of the world, and they are apt to believe what they see, hear, or read without carefully evaluating it. At her school, Debra Gniewek and her colleagues frequently review website evaluation strategies with students and even have some “quick and dirty” methods to help them develop information evaluation skills. Still, they find the students are sometimes too trusting of the information they find on the World Wide Web. To address the problem, they created a unit in which the students study urban legends, which has proven useful in helping them look at information with a more critical eye. The students are genuinely drawn to this modern folklore, one that illustrates the most profound fears of society.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Jan 2008 - Jan/Feb 2008 Issue By

The Power of RSS: Instant Information Updating Based on Quality Searches

RSS allows you to keep up with just about anything that you want to on the web. If you want to stay focused on the latest blog posts on the effect of global warming, RSS can help. If you just want to be updated whenever The New York Times publishes its latest book review, RSS can help. And, if you want to know when the next Dave Barry column appears, RSS can help. The greatest part of RSS is that it can do all of this in one place, without your needing to parade all over the web looking for the new content. RSS is a continuously updated customized online newspaper, and it can not only help you in locating new information (in fact, the content comes to you, not vice versa), but it can help you do it in a quarter of the time.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Jan 2008 - Jan/Feb 2008 Issue By Launches AskEraser

When enabled by the user, AskEraser deletes all future search queries and associated cookie information from servers, including IP address, User ID, Session ID, and the complete text of their queries.
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Dec 2007

THE PIPELINE: K-12 Information Literacy--Preparing for the Dark Side

It is essential, says Stephen Abram, that we teach information literacy skills to our learners—and today, the younger the better. We are already getting good at teaching how to select great sources, directories, and indexes; full-text searching skills; advanced and introductory modes; and the evaluation of quality. We're getting better at warning our learners about the bad guys—the four horsemen of gambling, sex, stalkers, and racists—plus other bad guys in black hats. What do we need to focus on next? Stephen's column this month concerns some of the stuff he says we need to teach but are less comfortable with, mostly because it doesn't involve information so much as manipulation--advertising literacy and media literacy in the Web environment.
Column/The Pipeline - Posted 01 Jul 2007 - Jul/Aug 2007 Issue By

Thinkronize Adds 21st Century Skills Resources and Tools to netTrekker d.i.

The new netTrekker channel provides educators and students with three pathways to find resources that support the core elements of 21st century skills.
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Jun 2007

Cool Links: Let's Talk Metasearch, Federated Search, or Universal Search

The folks at ResourceShelf recently posted a very interesting current and historical analysis article on federated searching.
News/Cool Links - Posted 18 May 2007

Thinkronize Forms Partnerships to Enhance netTrekker d.i. User Experience

Collaborations add new educational multimedia resources, plus new ways for users to access netTrekker d.i.
News/Breaking News - Posted 26 Jan 2007

AOL@SCHOOL and Intellext Team to Launch Study Tool for Students and Teachers

The free AOL@SCHOOL Desktop Sidebar is designed to help students find the best K-12 educational content on the Internet while they do their homework without having to search, according to the announcement.
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Jan 2007

Thinkronize Announces Addition of Canadian Resources to netTrekker

A team of Canadian educators who are specialists in their content areas worked with Thinkronize to identify and evaluate high quality resources that specifically support Canadian teachers and students.
News/Breaking News - Posted 14 Nov 2006

ITI Cross Links: Google Book Search Has Far to Go

Author, librarian, and database expert Mick O’Leary turns his discerning and skeptical eye to Google Book Search in this Information Today article. From Information Today, Inc.'s Information Today monthly.
News/ITI Cross Links - Posted 06 Nov 2006

Cool Links: Google Joins Rollyo, Yahoo, and Microsoft Live Search in Allowing Users to Create Customized Domain Specific Search Tools

That’s a long, dry article title, but the article on ResourceShelf is not long, just good and useful … and the concept it covers is cool.
News/Cool Links - Posted 30 Oct 2006

Cool Links: “Resources for Finding Real-Time ‘News Photos’ on the Web”

Gary Price and his ResourceShelf team are so concise and so “on target” with this particular ResourceShelf item on finding real-time news photos that we just have to point you to it.
News/Cool Links - Posted 20 Oct 2006

The Scoop on Google for Educators

On October 11, Google very quietly launched Google for Educators, a site that pulls together access to and, in a sense, annotates a whole bunch of Google features, tools, and resources in a way that will make them easier for educators to find, understand, and use for teaching purposes. Read all about it!
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Oct 2006

Information Today, Inc. Announces Publication of Teaching Web Search Skills

In the book, leading trainer and search guru Greg R. Notess augments his personal advice with examples, approaches, and techniques from a “who’s who” of the search training world.
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Sep 2006

ITI Cross Links: Google Book Search Adds Big, Brave Partner--The University of California

It's been almost 2 years since Google dramatically expanded its book digitization program--originally known as Google Print but now called Google Book Search--from only having publisher partners to including five major research libraries. Now, another major research institution has joined the Google book Search library program. Barbara Quint has the story. (From Information Today, Inc.’s NewsBreaks)
News/ITI Cross Links - Posted 14 Aug 2006

Thinkronize, FSCreations Partner to Provide Convenient Access to Remediation Content

The newest version of FSCreations’ ExamView integrates netTrekker resources for immediate reinforcement.
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Jul 2006

Thinkronize Adds Text-to-Speech Support to netTrekker

netTrekker d.i’s new Read Aloud feature is designed to support special needs learners.
News/Breaking News - Posted 05 Jul 2006

The Changing Face of the Scholarly Web: Finding Free, Quality, Full-Text Articles, Books, and More! [Available Full-Text, Free]

The scholarly Web is getting noticed more because of new digitization initiatives underway and the enormous publicity search leaders are receiving for their fledgling work. Many librarians and researchers seem to be pleasantly surprised by the continually changing face of the scholarly Web and its freely available quality full-text offerings. This article brings together pertinent resources on the free Web of interest to anyone, including librarians and other educators, who conducts research and would like to easily supplement their currently available holdings, in print and electronic formats and via commercial vendors’ fee-based subscription databases, within their own libraries.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Jul 2006 - July/Aug 2006 Issue By

BELLTONES: Filtering Woes Redux

Another article on filtering? Well, Mary Ann Bell writes, "Truth is, I did not go looking for this topic. It reached out and grabbed me while I was looking for information about something else. While researching general computer use in schools and libraries, I noticed the topic of filtering to be a continuing issue." There are lots of stories and further "troubling trends" she writes about in this round of Belltones.
Column/Belltones - Posted 01 May 2006 - May/June 2006 Issue By

Cool Links: So Long, Mr. Jeeves, is Here

Gary Price has posted a noteworthy article on ResourceShelf covering changes at Ask Jeeves … and in his own professional life.
News/Cool Links - Posted 27 Feb 2006

Thinkronize Announces netTrekker Links to Promethean Resources

Thinkronize’s netTrekker d.i. search engine will now feature links to Promethean lesson plans and resources for educators to use with their ACTIVclassroom solutions including the ACTIVboard, Promethean’s interactive whiteboard.
News/Breaking News - Posted 10 Feb 2006

Library Media Specialists and the Future: A Conversation with Ken Haycock

In her newly published book Super Searchers Go to School, Joyce Kasman Valenza interviews a dozen prominent K–12 educators and educator-librarians who share their strategies for helping students become effective, lifelong information users. In this excerpt, Joyce elicits wisdom that points the way toward a successful future for K–12 libraries from Ken Haycock, whose impressive professional experience includes being a school librarian; principal; school board president; president of the American Association of School Librarians; and, currently, director of the school of library and information science at San Jose State University.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Jan 2006 - Jan/Feb 2006 Issue By

Sagebrush Announces Pinpoint v2.0, Upgraded Integrated Search Tool

Pinpoint helps students access and use the best district resources for learning by gathering, evaluating, ranking, and reporting the most relevant results (as defined by the district) from multiple sources simultaneously, according to the announcement.
News/Breaking News - Posted 07 Dec 2005

ITI Cross Links: Library of Congress Launches Global “Rare Book” Digitization Project with Google Donation

Barbara Quint, editor of Searcher magazine and well-known observer of and commentator on the information industry, has written about LC’s project in an ITI NewsBreak published this week. (From Information Today, Inc.’s NewsBreaks)
News/ITI Cross Links - Posted 28 Nov 2005

ITI Cross Links: Microsoft Launches Book Digitization Project--MSN Book Search

Barbara Quint, editor of Searcher magazine and well-known observer of and commentator on the information industry, has written about Microsoft’s MSN Book Search and placed it in the larger context in an ITI NewsBreak published this week. (From Information Today, Inc.’s NewsBreaks)
News/ITI Cross Links - Posted 31 Oct 2005

Numonics Launches a Bluetooth Tablet

The Mobilepresenter BT is a lightweight cordless tablet—and mouse replacement—that provides remote control of a connected computer system using Bluetooth technology.
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Sep 2005

Cool Links: Ask Jeeves Unleashes More Smart Answers

ResourceShelf’s Gary Price notes that “… the Ask Jeeves of 2005 is not the same poor … service that was around in 1998 or 1999” and discusses new additions to their Smart Answers program.
News/Cool Links - Posted 25 Aug 2005

Super Searchers Go To School, by Joyce Valenza, Published by Information Today, Inc.

In the latest in the Super Searchers book series, leading librarians and educators share their strategies for helping K-12 students become effective, life-long information users.
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Aug 2005

ITI Cross Links: Generosity and Copyright--Creative Commons and Creative Commons Search Tools

These days, students are creating reports, portfolios, presentations, or other works that need to incorporate—legally, but without enormous hassles—multiple media “objects” such as music, voice, video, images, and more. Laura Gordon-Murnane’s Searcher article explains how “librarians now have a useful tool they can use to help identify content that patrons might want to use in a podcast, a mash-up, a collage, a video contribution to a blog, a document, a presentation, or whatever.” (From Information Today, Inc.’s Searcher magazine)
News/ITI Cross Links - Posted 25 Jul 2005

News@NECC: Thinkronize, Inc. Introduces netTrekker d.i.

The new Internet search tool allows educators to more easily differentiate their instruction for each student, matching educator-selected, standards-based online resources to individual students’ learning needs, according to the announcement.
News/Breaking News - Posted 28 Jun 2005

Cool Links: About Google Print

Since Google wants to “organize the world’s information,” the company is working toward making book content searchable and available from its new Google Print Web site. Learn about it, then try it out in beta.
News/Cool Links - Posted 01 Jun 2005

ITI Cross Links: Searching Books Between the Covers

ONLINE magazine columnist Greg Notess has taken a sophisticated and up-to-date look at new, free full-text search choices offered by your favorite search and book sites … search choices that enable you to get inside e-books, and not just those in the public domain. (From Information Today, Inc.’s ONLINE magazine.)
News/ITI Cross Links - Posted 04 May 2005

Cool Links: "Kids Search Engines," from SearchEngineWatch

Do you know Danny Sullivan's SearchEngineWatch? Follow the link to this article and check out the site.
News/Cool Links - Posted 19 Apr 2005

Cherry Hill Public Library's DIGITAL COMMUNITY CENTER--Reaching Out to the Schools and Beyond

Challenged to identify common information needs across the community and to gather and deliver the resources for them, librarians at Cherry Hill Public Library created a “Digital Community Center.” Sirsi’s Rooms content manager serves to organize and house the resources, and to open them up everyone.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Mar 2005 - Mar/Apr 2005 Issue By

EDITOR'S NOTES: Year Two of New Content, New Conferences ... and More

Column/Editor’s Notes - Posted 01 Jan 2005 - Jan/Feb 2005 Issue By


Pinpoint is a Web-based research utility tool for K-12 schools and libraries. The product allows users to simultaneously research school library resources, subscriptions, and Internet sites and harvest age-appropriate annotated resource lists.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Jan 2005 - Jan/Feb 2005 Issue By

LINK CHECKING—A Path to Quality Web Sites

There is a method to locate and textually or graphically display links to sites that amplify the content of a useful Web site. The method can also be employed to assist in verifying the credibility of a Web resource and as a very effective search technique.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Jan 2005 - Jan/Feb 2005 Issue By

A LOOK AT ... Subscription Web Sites [Available Full-Text, Free]

As the Web continues to develop and faster Internet access becomes available to more individuals, the likelihood of Web-based programs replacing CD-ROMs is becoming more and more real. The advantages provided by subscription Web-based services will lead them to be used for direct instructional purposes in the classroom.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Jan 2005 - Jan/Feb 2005 Issue By

Web-Based Databases and Search Tools

The Internet has added whole new dimensions to databases—not only to the type and breadth of information available—but to the complexity and problems involved in getting the information.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Sep 2004 - Sep/Oct 2004 Issue By
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