I just found a new search engine that I am crazy about (so far)! I will share that later…
I use Google. I have a Google account, I like to search for images, sometimes use the translator, LOVE Google Docs. Google has even become a verb, an everyday word. I can be the noun “Googler”.
I saw a new search engine posted in Diigo today and I thought about all of the ones I have used:
Spezify: results are in thumbnail form
Wolfram: Math and more search engine. We had fun putting in our first names and seeing what they ranked (Jacob is number one for boys).
Kid Search: Found this nice kid friendly list
Pic Search: Less likely to have indecent pictures. I ask the students to use this one in the lab.
Multicolr Search lab: Search by color! Great for my elementary WL.
I also love Only2clicks to make your own little search engine. If I am having the students do some research on Hispanic customs, people or festivals, for example, I give them this link and tell them to only look through those pages. It is a pretty cool site because I have other tabs there that are not shared, so the students cannot see them.
So the new search engine (to me anyway) is Carrot2. I did a search for Cinco de mayo. Up came a side menu with 12 folders in it. I could click on Battle of Puebla, History, dances, etc. It was one of those moments when you think “Why didn’t anyone do this before”. Like I said, it is brand new, but I am going to use it for a while and see how it goes.
I would love to hear other people’s favorite search engines!