Category Archives: Search Tools

kiddle, kidrex, search engines for kids?

(update: March 2, 2016 – Check the comments below for updates and additional links) Lots of folks are sharing links to, supposedly a new kids search tool and touting it as an answer to a parent’s prayers, so … Continue reading

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BingItOn  – Enter a search and BingItOn retrieves a set of results from both Google and Bing, but doesn’t idenetify which set is which. Have students evaluate which set of results is better, identify criteria for good results and learn that … Continue reading

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Google Real Time Search

(short screencast) I suspect I’m starting to sound like a Google employee, but I’m just testing out lots of Google stuff for a bunch of workshops coming up. This short screencast shows the new real time search feature in action. … Continue reading

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New Google Search Options

Google has just added some more handy search filters to the “show options” side panel that they introduced last May. Today, we’re announcing nine new Search Options tools: past hour, specific date range, more shopping sites, fewer shopping sites, visited … Continue reading

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Google Books – Barcode scanning & Search your collection

Barcode your bookshelf with Google Books features a short video that shows how to use a bar code scanner to enter your books into your personal library on Google Books. I don’t have a scanner, but I bet lots of … Continue reading

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It’s NOT a search engine – Wolfram Alpha – try it!

A new tool for finding data and doing calculations was released in March. I just heard about it today – several times in fact – I’m a few weeks behind on the “buzz”. Wolfram Alpha is NOT a search engine … Continue reading

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