Dulcinea Media is the Curator of the Internet. Its mission is to help educators teach students how to use the Internet effectively, safely, and responsibly. Below is a description of the products that we have developed in pursuit of our mission.
In April 2012, we will release "Teaching Web Research Skills," a search-based, multimedia e-book that teaches educators how to teach students to conduct research on the Internet effectively and efficiently. We will also release a companion e-book for older students, titled "Stop Searching, Start Finding: Get Better Results in Half the Time," and a version for younger students, titled, "How to Be a Rock Star Researcher."
We will sell an annual subscription that provides access to these e-books for all teachers and students in a school, for a subscription fee of $1-$2 per student per year. Subscriptions purchased now will run through the end of the 2012-13 school year. Click here to read more about this product.
Our Web Sites:
|SweetSearch, a Search Engine for Students, searches only 35,000 Web sites that have been approved by our staff. SweetSearch allows students to choose the most relevant result from a list of credible results, without the distraction of unreliable sites.
|SweetSearch4Me searches only Web sites that our staff of research experts, librarians and teachers have evaluated and approved as high-quality content appropriate for young users. Only the best sites directed at elementary school students are included, and many of the results on the first page were created exclusively for kids.
|SweetSearch2Day is your "Start Page." It offers a daily curated assortment of the best content on the Web for history, language arts, science, news, culture and other topics. It was developed in consultation with leading educators to help integrate timely topics into daily lessons, and lead students to research and explore the best content online.
|SweetSearch Biographies enables users to filter profiles of more than 1,000 inspiring people by profession, gender, and race/national origin, and then view either findingDulcinea's profile of that person or, if we haven't written about the person yet, the SweetSearch search results page for the person.
findingDulcinea helps users locate credible and complete information online. Its principal sections:
Web Guides provide a road map to exploring hundreds of topics online, with links to the best resources, ordered logically, and woven with narrative, insights, and research strategies. Web Guide categories include dozens of academic subjects, as well as health, technology, careers, and other topics.Follow findingDulcinea:
On This Day covers a broad array of intriguing historical events, with links to the best online resources that give a full exposition of the event - what led up to it, what happened that day, what has happened since. In each paragraph of these articles, we cite to the online resource where we found the information.
Happy Birthday celebrates inspiring people, both historic and contemporary and from all cultures and walks of life, with a biographical profile that links to the best online information about the person.
Beyond the Headlines provides a 360-degree view of topics in the news by cohesively weaving together information from multiple sources, and offering opposing viewpoints on controversial topics.
|encontrandoDulcinea, a Bridge for Spanish Speakers, is our Web site for bilingual Spanish-speaking Internet users. Content from findingDulcinea has been translated into Spanish, providing Spanish language guidance to the best English and Spanish language Web links by topic.
|findingEducation, a Community Tool for Educators, is a free tool that helps educators find the best online education resources, to manage, organize and share links with students and other educators, and to create Web-based assignments.