While browsing Harvard University’s education resource page, I found a link for www.findingdulcinea.com, which bills itself as “The Librarian of the Internet.” The “About” tab on the site’s home page further explains:
“Our mission is to bring users the best information on the Web for any topic, employing human insight and methodical review.
FindingDulcinea presents only credible, high-quality and trustworthy
Web sites, saving time for the novice and the experienced user alike.”
My maiden voyage to the site allowed me to check out several posts that any teacher might find useful, including “The Top 10 Reasons Students Cannot or Rely on Wikipedia” by Mark Moran and “Advice for Using iPads in School” by Kate Davey. The page also featured pieces on recent and remote history. Finally, “On This Day” and “Happy Birthday” sections promised ongoing resources for bell-ringer questions. I was especially happy to find an entire section devoted to sites about “Science of the Brain: How the Mind Works.”
The site’s “Sweet Search” tool is a search engine designed to help students find credible resources easily. On a whim, I typed in “surfactant,” a topic that we had just discussed in A&PII an hour before. I was presented with several interesting references, several of which had direct connection to our class material. Cool.