Monday, August 08, 2005

We miss ERIC, but Educator's Reference Desk does well enough

If I had one chore over the summer that grew tiresome, it was searching through the Development Resources in order to replace all the broken ERIC links, which were replaced by The Educator's Reference Desk.

The new site is a perfectly fine replacement for the now defunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Information & Technology - a fixture in the education world for over thirty years and the brainchild of the Information Institute of Syracuse - and continues the Institute's goal of providing the best resources to parents, teachers and administrators in order to improve student learning.

I recommend all educators take full advantage of the wealth of resources provided by the Educator's Reference Desk.

I might let you in on a little secret. I've taken to using Xenu's Link Sleuth to hunt down broken links among EDblog's hundreds of resource links. Xenu produces tidy reports that display as links in a Web browser and really automates the repair process. If you manage your own set of resources, you might want to try Xenu yourselves.

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