One of the most frustrating things about working with younger students and Internet research is the pure glut of information they stare at for hours on end. It can be very hard to teach young students all the ins and outs of finding good quality sites. Thanks to programs like Trackstar you can take a majority of the frustration out of the equation.
Trackstar allows you to create a list of sites that you want students to use for a specific topic. It works in much the same way as another program I have blogged about before, Filamentary. The main difference being that Trackstar creates a frames page where the students will never leave the list of web pages. Each link they click on will load the page into a window that will still show them the list of links. Trackstar is great for younger students who get lost going from site to site trying to find information.
Another nice feature is that each Trackstar entry has a number so that all students need to do is go to the one website and type in a number to get the hotlist that the teacher set up for them.
Check out Trackstar at their website.