Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Teaching young students how to use a search engine
Finally, a search engine that mimics the format of "grown up" search engines, but doesn't get cluttered up with "grown up" search results. KidRex emphasizes kid-related webpages, is powered by Google Custom Search, and uses Google SafeSearch technology.
I liked the initial search page with the colorful dinosaur picture - this is a draw for the young kids right away! I typed in a search for "animal habitats" and got these very obviously safe results right away;
For teachers who are trying to teach young students how to use a search engine and how to analyze their results, KidRex is a great introductory search and also offers a great way to teach these valuable skills to young students.