Search Engines

Scholastic Go! (Gr. 2-12)

Free until June 2020 for families and schools through Scholastic Digital Resources. Scholastic GO! makes searching simple and learning authentic. A digital search engine full of articles, videos, and age-appropriate content, kids can learn about their favourite topics in meaningful ways.

“, a site created by school librarians for elementary school students and their teachers, is a directory and search engine including only websites recommended by teachers, librarians, and library and educational consortia. Kidtopia is a Google custom search engine of selected sites, so you get reliable, age appropriate resources in your search results, while still enjoying Google’s cool search features.”  Why Use Kidtopia? (YouTube Video below)

Kiddle: A visual search engine for kids

Reminder: The photo might look great, but you should also look at the url before clicking to see if it’s taking you to a trusted site.

google logoGoogle:

If you are using Google to search for information, try to be very specific and type ‘kids’ to help you find what your are looking for and ensure that your results are appropriate for kids. Refining tools include Google Advanced Search (refine by date, domain, and language) or Google Scholar (limits your search to articles and books).

Article: 10 Questions & Answers to help you Search Smarter!
Searching Images:

Remember to give credit to the image creator!

Pics4Learning Pics4Learning:

Free, copyright-friendly photos for education

PhotosforclassPhotos For Class:

“Age Appropriate Images – All images are appropriate for the school setting, thanks to Flicker SafeSearch and our proprietary filters.  Automatic Citation – Downloaded images automatically cite the author and the image license terms. Creative Commons – All photos shown are, to the best of our (and Flickr’s) knowledge, licensed by Creative Commons for public use.”

google logo  Google Advanced Image Search

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