Easy to narrow search results by “readability” rating
Found 7 “Paul Revere” websites for elementary audience (WB found none, Grolier found only 3)
Built-in subject browse (click on any subheading to see related topics).
Enough information about website to determine relevancy without having to click on link
Requires a lot of scrolling to see all the results
Educator oriented sites mixed with those targeted to students
Net Trekker-Elementary Rating for test scenario: “Unique”
Provides Interesting, Exciting resources for additional information and further learning
Appropriate reading level.
Not a good place to get a topic overview
Information not necessarily structured logically
Relevancy of information is inconsistent
Navigation may be confusing to students
Which resource is the best for elementary school teachers ?
A third grade teacher is looking for suitable material for a social studies unit: “Famous People from Massachusetts”. She has already looked through the library’s print collection and now wants to see what is available online.
Grolier Online For Educators
Very limited number of lesson plans (none about Massachusetts)
‘ State Standards’ option provides a link to website where you can download .pdf files
“ Search by Lexile” shows that there is virtually no material at third grade reading level.