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Quintura Kids: See and Find - Quintura

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K to 6
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This new search tool uses a visual cloud of terms and pictures to prompt children to find what they are looking for on the web. As you type in a ...more
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This new search tool uses a visual cloud of terms and pictures to prompt children to find what they are looking for on the web. As you type in a word (or click on one of the starting pictures on the screen, such as the little dog for "animals"), various related words and subtopics come up in "visual cloud" in the sky above the usual list of search results. The search results change as you roll over or click a subtopic. You can also "X" out a subtopic that you do NOT want. Visual thinkers and those who are more global will "get it" quickly. Adults might benefit from watching the help demo on the parent site. Click "About" at the bottom of the search results and find the online tour for the similar, "grown up" version.

Note: the actual search results Quintura gives are from Yahoo Kids, a kid-safe tool. It does not use the same sort of reputability ranking that Google does, however.

tag(s): search strategies (30)

In the Classroom

Help young students learn about narrowing and refining research by demonstrating Quintura Kids on a projector or-- even better-- interactive whiteboard. As you start a project, take the time to SHOW how to use both Google and Quintura so students can make good use of their search time.

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