Each resource listed in a Web Search Result is accompanied by additional information beyond its title. On the Content Result page, you will see only the title and a brief description of each resource. To learn the most about the resource, click on the View Content Details link, which appears in the blue box to the right of each search result.
Following are descriptions of the information provided for the Search Results listing:
This link will open the selected resource in a new window.
This text, written by the Content Team Educator / Evaluator who chose this resource for inclusion in netTrekker, defines the resource and highlights special features to be found there.
Resource Taxonomy String
The taxonomy string indicates the context of the resource, or what a Content Team Educator / Evaluator has determined to be the resource’s most appropriate topic area. The taxonomy string is clickable and can be used to navigate back into a subject area, as though you were using Browse > Subjects.
Clicking the View Details link opens a window with more detailed information for that resource.
Following are descriptions of the detail information provided for each resource:
The Author/Publisher provides the name of the entity which has authored or given access to the resource.
One way to help validate the reliability of a resource’s information is to identify the source type. For example, resources might originate from governmental agencies, colleges or universities, businesses, non-profit organizations, or individuals. This information helps users understand the point of view of the resource.
This lists the name of the Content Team Educator / Evaluator who assessed the resource by rating it and writing the descriptive information. Click the name for information on this educator’s educational background and experience.
These ratings are determined by the Content Team Educator / Evaluator who assessed this resource.
- Overall Rating – On a scale from 1 to 5 (5 being the highest), this rating is based on the resource’s academic credibility, subject depth, relevant content, writing style, and visual appeal.
- Authority/Credibility – On a scale from 1 to 5 (5 being the highest), this rating is based specifically on the authority and/or credibility of the source of the resource.
- Subject Depth – On a scale from 1 to 5 (5 being the highest), this rating is based specifically on the amount and depth of information provided in the resource. A resource may have a very high authority/credibility, but while the information is both valid and valuable, there may not be very much provided.
Possible multimedia content types include audio and video, interactive media, pictures, and software downloads.
Possible learning aids include assessments, biographical content, bibliographical references, charts or maps, formulas or examples, learning exercises or games, lesson plans, primary source documents, or quotations.
This indicates the language or languages available on the resource. Some resources are available in a single language, which may be English or another language. Other resources are available in multiple languages, usually accessed by clicking a link or button on the resource. If all or part of the resource is available in multiple languages, they will be listed here.
If the resources are from one of netTrekker’s resource collections, whether free or premium content, the collection title will be listed here. Examples include BrainPOP and Curriculum Pathways.
On a scale from 1 to 5 (5 being the highest), this shows the level of readability of the resource. Levels range from 1 for easy-to-read sites to 5 for sites with complex language and grammar. The Readability chart indicates the overall readability rating, as well as how the resource is scored by a variety of respected readability scales. Learn more about readability scoring here.