There’s no longer any excuse! The secret is out! We teachers must embrace ‘search’ for what it is – an effective and critical skill in finding and utilising sources available on the internet.
I’m a bit tired of teachers not knowing very much about search. Mind you, no-one needs to be an expert – but everyone needs to know where to go to get the latest information about ‘search’ and where to access a good tutorial to induct new staff into a quality search mentality.
I’m always keen to recommend the various resources available at Pandia Search Central.
You’ll find a host of resources there including Pandia Kids and Teens which provides search engines and search tools for kids and teens.
However for your staff, why not insist that they explore The Pandia Goalgetter – the short and easy internet search tutorial.
Pandia Powersearch is also a great page! Here is a monster all-in-one list of search engines and directories. Search the Web using the search form , or select one of the categories to find the best Internet search tools.
I also recommend subscribing to one or both of the Pandia free newsletters – Pandia Search World and Pandia Post – for some good updates and information about development in the search world.
For those keen to get the latest information about search developments, be sure to subscribe to Research Buzz. This is for the search geeks amongst you :-)
Oh and there is Alt Search Engines – Alternative Search Engines covers the cutting-edge of alternative and niche search engines. Subscribing to their RSS just may give you more than you want to know about the industry of search! as well as some pretty good ‘breaking’ information.
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