searchcube is a graphical search engine that presents search results in a compact, visual format. It searches
the World Wide Web for websites, videos and images and displays previews of each result on a unique, three-dimensional cube.
Once your search results appear, you can use the arrow keys, the SHIFT key and the mouse to interact with your searchcube.
Mouse over the images and get a visual preview of the site. I have a lot of fun with the results of my search on information literacy. I don’t think we are looking at a tool to drill for in depth information here – but I can see a very good discussion around research, information literacy and more using this tool with kids.
Problem? images included in the search make it a bit more complex to identify the source than traditional image searching (what has happened to the world when a Google image search can be described as ‘traditional’). Advanced searching ? no! But then I suspect this is just a new niche, not a replacement for other tools.
There has to be something fun I can use this for as well as a teaching tool! What do you think?