Researching

in the Elementary Classroom

Finding Credible and Authentic Resources

Teach them to evaluate! Different types of websites serve different purposes. This lesson examines the types of websites and how they support various research tasks.


Google Search Lesson Plan: Searching for Evidence for Research Tasks

Sweet Search

http://www.sweetsearch.com/

This student-friendly search engine searches only the 35,000 Web sites that our staff of research experts and librarians and teachers have evaluated and approved when creating the content on findingDulcinea.

SweetSearch Today: http://2day.sweetsearch.com/

Sweet Search 4 Me: http://4me.sweetsearch.com/

Biography page: http://www.sweetsearch.com/biographies

Social Studies page: http://www.sweetsearch.com/socialstudies

Librarians: http://www.sweetsearch.com/schoollibrarians

Kiddle

http://www.kiddle.co/


Uses Google Custom Search Engine to provide safe searching through editorial selection. Click About Kiddle at the bottom of the search engine screen to read more.

Google Custom Search Engine

https://www.google.com/cse

Add your own websites to create a customized Google Search for students.

Organizing Digital Research

Organizing digital research depends on your project. Use tags to help bookmarked sites be more searchable. Determine tags ahead of time (might even use search terms!).

Google Save

Google's version of Diigo - save websites, tag them or search them, view them in magazine format.


Add to Chrome

Diigo

diigo.com or Add to Chrome


Add bookmarks to cloud library, tag them, and add description or summary.

Google Form

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