Thursday, December 29, 2011

Kid Friendly Search Engines

It’s time for the Wednesday Website suggestion!!  For two years, I was the Technology Specialist at a school in Georgia.  During that time, I amassed a large collection of websites that I used with my students.  If you want to search through some of them, you can check out my IKeepBookmarks site.  Or, you can check back here each week for the Wednesday Website suggestion.
This week’s Wednesday Website suggestion is a Kid-Friendly Search Engine.  Search Engines like Google and Yahoo are a major part of how people do askkidsresearch “in the real world”, so it’s very important for kids to learn how to use search engines properly.  However, I personally don’t want to be responsible for some student finding an “inappropriate” website or image when doing a Google search, so when I am working with kids, I use a variety of kid friendly search engines.  My favorite is AskKids, because it does a good, clear, easy search, but monitors the items found so that they are safe for kids to use.  The next time you ask your kids to do internet research, try using to ensure to help them stay safe on the web.

Hope you enjoyed this Wednesday’s Website suggestion – check back each Wednesday for a new Wedensday’s Website suggestion. Check out previous Wednesday Website suggestions by clicking HERE.