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A Quick Overview: JogTheWeb Guided Learning Activity

Search Engines to Support All Learners

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Ask Kids

A search engine by the creators of Ask, but designed just for kids.

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Awesome Library

A search engine designed by educators for kids that searches
only safe and legitimate websites Topics are arranged by categories
and the tool supports a variety of languages. There's even a link to help
students with spelling.

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Famhoo

A family friendly search engine

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Google Custom Search

With a Google Account, users can create their own search engine by submitting appropriate sites to search. Embed the search engine you create into a blog, wiki or website.

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Google Safe Search for Kids

A kid-friendly search engine powered by Google

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Kids Click

A search engine designed by librarians that only searches reliable sites.
The tool allows students to search by category, by image search or by dewey
decimal system.

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KidRex

An example of a Google Custom Search, designed by kids for kids.

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Oolone
A visual search engine that displays results as images of website instead of text. A search displays four results at a time and users can scroll over each of the sites to get a closer look without actually selecting it.


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Qwiki

Q+wiki is an online multi-media search engine that yields results in the form of a narrated slideshow. This tool is perfect for providing students with background knowledge and it's a "must see".
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Search Cube

A visual search engine that displays results in the form of an interactive cube.

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Sweet Search

A search engine developed for students

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Tag Gallaxy

This tool creates a 3D orbiting galaxy of words and their associations Click on any word to move it to the center of the galaxy, then click again and watch the globe populate with images from Flicker.

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Twurdy

Search for results by readability

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Wikipedia Simple English

One of the languages supported by Wikipedia is "Simple English".
Choose it to find information written using simpler words and simple
sentences, which lowers the readability level.

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Wolfram

A computation search engine with the goal of collecting and
curating objective data.

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