Friday, January 28, 2011

Friday Night Quick Post

It's Friday night and it's been a long week, so I'm making this an extremely quick post.   The other day a question was asked about a safe search engine for elementary education.  My answer was Quinturakids.  It's the junior version of Quintura.  I've put it through the paces and have been unable to come up with any questionable results.  What I like about this site is taht you can conduct your basic search; but, you can also start with one of five categories: Hostory, Music, Animal, "Computers, Games and Online", and "Sport and Recreation".  Each category has a tag cloud associated with it.  What's great is that the student can click on a word in the tag cloud and it enhances their search.  That tag cloud changes with each new word and of course the search results become more specific.  It's a great way for students to start to understand the concepts behind effective reseach and get a feel for what good information looks like online.
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