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Internet for Geography
A useful site to help you sort through geography resources online.
Grade Level: 9-12


CONTENT
Internet for Geography is a free, interactive tutorial that provides a step-by-step guide to discovering and evaluating the wide range of geography sites available on the Internet. It was created by librarians John Blunden-Ellis and Pete Maggs.
SITE DESIGN
The tutorial is broken into four sections: Tour, Discover, Judge, and Success. Links are in the left sidebar as well as the main section of the main page for jumping between sections. The tutorial can be followed step-by-step by using the Next/Previous buttons at the bottom of each page. There are also links to other features of the site in the top right corner of the main page.
 

REVIEW
Internet for Geography offers students help in finding and evaluating the Websites most relevant to their research. It could be used as part of a geography course or simply a lesson on using the Internet for research. Either way students begin by taking a tour of the Internet that introduces them to key geography sites, next they will find guidance in using different search tools and techniques while practicing their Internet searching, moving on they will find practical tips for evaluating Websites and finally find examples of how others use the Internet successfully in order to get ideas for using the Internet productively. The site also offers a glossary and a Links Basket for collecting links of interest as you complete the tutorial.

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