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The Internet

The Web for Learners

Teacher reading to class of young children.

The World Wide Web offers an astounding number of resources for learners. If you can think of a topic, chances are that there is a Web site out there with information about it. Try typing in keywords in a search engine like Google ( and note how many "hits" (that is, links to related Web sites) you get. As you will see, the problem usually isn't finding out if information on a topic is available on the Web, it's finding out which site has the best, most authoritative information on that topic. This challenge isn't so much like finding a needle in a haystack as it is like finding a particular needle in a mountain of needles. (If your or your child's search results are too broad or off-topic, you might want to consult the "How do you use search engines?" section of this Web site for tips on how to refine your Internet search techniques.)

While we couldn't possibly cover all the learning resources available on the Web, we can point you to a handful of sites that will give you a good idea of what kinds of educational resources are out there. Click on the links below to learn more.

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