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Ask for Kids - IAC Search & Media

Grades
K to 6
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This easy, kid-friendly search site focuses on learning, combined with a little "edu-tainment." Students ask pertinent questions by using their natural language, and the search begins....more
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This easy, kid-friendly search site focuses on learning, combined with a little "edu-tainment." Students ask pertinent questions by using their natural language, and the search begins. The searches filter the web and provide age-appropriate content. (Note: This site was formerly known as Ask Jeeves.) Notice the two links under the search window for 'News Resources' and 'Fun and Games.' These links open into safe, off-site areas for more information-gathering and fun.

On the home page of Ask for Kids, notice the stacked books on the right. Click the subject 'book' in which your search is needed. The easy drop-down menus will aid in zeroing the search.

tag(s): search engines (65)

In the Classroom

Use an interactive whiteboard or projector to teach students how to do research using this online search site. Many students need modeling on how to fine-tune their searches. For those with reading levels or maturity levels not yet ready for full-fledged "Googling," this site is a winner. It would also be an excellent comparison to Google for upper elementary students as they learn more about evaluating web sites.
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