Pathfinders.jpgPathfinders are organized sets of resources, targeted to a specific subject or topic.

Pathfinders typically combine:
- "hotlinks,"
- information about related print resources within the collection,
- links to databases, and/or
- research tips and strategies.

In the past, building a webpage for a specific topic (or a set of pathfinders) was time consuming. Applying Web 2.0 tools can make the "building process" more efficient for you and the application process more engaging for your students.


Pathfinder Tools

Using del.icio.us (A social bookmarking tool)

DeliciousLogo.gifSecondary Application Utilizing "delicious" (del.icio.us)
The Beatles | http://delicious.com/uhighlibrary/beatles
Three Cups of Tea | http://delicious.com/uhighlibrary/3cupsoftea





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Build a Structured Tour of Resources: Use Jog the Web!




Web 2.0 Tools for Kids"

"Terezin" was created by Jen Grupp, a fourth grade teacher at Washington Elementary School (Bloomington Public Schools, District 87). It's an excellent example of a jog created to guide students through challenging content. The jog was created for students to experience as part of their Number the Stars novel study.