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What is UCASTER?

  • Developed as part of the project.
  • Uses Eduworks Metaglance technology to analyze web pages.
  • Demonstrates a new way to search, using an entire web page as the “search string.”
  • Used by teachers to identify preferred resources.
  • The Google Chrome edition of UCASTER can be downloaded from the Chrome store.


How do I use UCASTER?

Using UCASTER is easy!

  • Install the UCASTER plugin.
  • Create an account.
  • Surf the web and let UCASTER learn about you.

Once UCASTER has enough information about your interests, it will be able to present you with resources for further reading. For more detailed explanations, please visit our Tutorials page.

What is the National Science Digital Library (NSDL)?

The National Science Digital Library provides high quality online educational resources for teaching and learning, with current emphasis on the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines—both formal and informal, institutional and individual, in local, state, national, and international educational settings.

UCASTER brings NSDL resources to your fingertips.

  • UCASTER puts validated educational resources one click away.
  • UCASTER can search exactly the digital libraries you want to search.
  • UCASTER enables students to see when class resources are relevant to new stories and other web content.