Interactive Websites for Teachers and Librarians
- Robert J. Lackie, Associate Professor-Librarian, Rider University
Note: Site no longer being updated (Final Version can be found in PDF form here)
Sci-Math World is designed for teachers and librarians who wish to expand their knowledge of science & math education Web resources. This Web site contains many resources that today's searchers need, whether they are K-12 or higher education students, educators, or parents. Together, this hands-on class & Web site will provide the tools to locate valuable, reliable information on the ever-changing, rapidly growing Web.
Selection of Search Tools: The Basic ThreeBegin with Directories and Portals when:
Directories and Portals
Chris Sherman states that "vast expanses of the Web are completely invisible to general purpose search engines," but there are ways "to find the hidden gems search engines can't see."
Science and Math search engines, like those listed below, help you find specific science and math Web resources, so I like to go to them first, but general search engines, such as Google and Yahoo!, are also good. I recommend visiting Search Engine Watch (http://www.searchenginewatch.com/) to find links to other specialized search engines.
FYI: Below are a few of my recent science and/or math articles (and education-related topics) for your review; other articles and presentations can be found at my Robert J. Lackie's Selected Online Materials (http://www.robertlackie.com/rlackieepub.html) page:
Sci-Math World is designed and implemented by Robert J. Lackie, Associate Professor-Librarian at Rider University, Lawrenceville, New Jersey, where he co-leads the Franklin F. Moore Library's Instruction Program and serves as Library Liaison to the Biology, Chemistry & Physics, Mathematics, Teacher Education, and Graduate Education & Human Services Departments. He received his Master of Library and Information Science at the University of South Carolina and his Master of Arts in Curriculum, Instruction, & Supervision at Rider University. In April 2004, he was selected by the New Jersey Library Association as the 2004 Librarian of the Year, and in May 2004, he was chosen as a recipient of the 2004 Rider University Award for Distinguished Teaching. In 2005, he was honored to be selected for inclusion in the 60th Diamond Anniversary (2006) Edition of Who's Who in America, and in June 2006, he received the American Library Association's 2006 Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship. (Click here for detailed information on Robert J. Lackie's seminars/workshops, curriculum vitae, short biography, selected publications/presentations, etc.).