Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Room 20 Possible Action Research

I may get room 20 looking into the variety of search engines available, pushing them and me out of our comfort zones of just using www.google.com
Other search engines available are (TAKEN FROM EASTNET.WIKISPACES):

Google Tips


Advanced Tips

Once you know the basics of Google search, you can try Advanced Search, which offers numerous options for making your searches more precise and getting more useful results.
Go to Google (www.google.co.nz) and click on the "Advanced Search" link.
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The Advanced Search page looks like this:

With Advanced Search, you can search only for pages
  • that contain ALL the search terms you type in
  • that contain the exact phrase you type in
  • that contain at least one of the words you type in
  • that do NOT contain any of the words you type in
  • written in a certain language
  • created in a certain file format
  • that have been updated within a certain period of time
  • that contain numbers within a certain range
  • within a certain domain, or website
  • that are available for anyone to use, share or modify, even commercially
  • that don't contain "adult" material
wikipeida for kids http://schools-wikipedia.org/

Yahoo for kids http://kids.yahoo.com/

Ask kids http://www.askkids.com/

Any Questions http://www.anyquestions.co.nz/

Kid Rex http://www.kidrex.org/

Kids Click http://www.kidsclick.org/

Quintura for kids http://quinturakids.com/

Boolify http://boolify.org/

I'm adding these to our school wiki now!


Belinda said...

Super duper organised as always B1. I think idea has great potential and is also very practical.

Ms F said...

These look great BS I am going to "borrow' these for SPS. Hope that's ok?!

Miss S said...

No worries at all.... thanks B2 x and Ms F...enjoy and see you Wednesday :-)

Mrs P said...

Hope you don't mind but would it be okay if I nab some of your ideas as well BS. You have been like a busy beaver this year, am impressed. You won't get run over by an ice cream truck your too busy tapping away on your laptop. Have a good weekend.

Miss S said...

Take them... we share :-) I know... I have got to get out more and find that ice cream truck hahahaha

Dave Crusoe said...

As the creators of Boolify, we'd *really* love to know what we can do to improve the engine for your students' use.

If you or your students have suggestions, please, please get in touch - http://www.plml.org/contact/ .

--Dave / PLML