Fourth Grade Search Engines

 

Third-Fourth Grade Search EnginesHey, kids! Just click on the link for the Search Engine you want to use. You will then be able to surf the internet looking for whatever you want. There are lots of things to be found. So, grab you surfboard and prepare to get wet!

A Note About Our Kid-Friendly Search Engines

All links on the Kid-Friendly Search Engines page are reviewed and approved as kid-friendly, kid-safe by the webmaster and the SES Tech. Committee representative.

Links provided on individual class pages are presumed to follow district guidelines for appropriateness, however, each teacher is responsible for class site links.

Please contact the appropriate teacher if there’s a concern.

Aga-Kids
Aga-Kids is a visual search engine for kids and one of the more colorful ones you will see. You can choose between a visual search and a text search. The search results come up as interactive and animated thumbnails. The search results may be limited because the search engine searches only websites that are made for children.

Ask Kids
Ask Kids is a search engine for kids from Ask.com’s pool of web resources. The search page resembles a school note book. Apart from the search box, five preset search categories – Schoolhouse, Movies, Games, Videos and Images, help out the kiddies research all kinds of stuff. Kids can jump from the search results to images, narrow or expand the search, find related names and other information. It borrows the features from Ask.com and its regular search, but keeps it simple for kids.

Boolify
Kids are not supposed to understand the use of Boolean operators in search. Boolify makes it easier by providing the operators as colorful jigsaw pieces. All they need to do is drag them to center board and construct the search. For instance, drag the “˜Word’ piece for entering the keyword, and then modify it by dragging the other pieces like “˜And’, “˜Or’, “˜Not’ etc to combine it with other keywords.

Dib Dab Doo and Dilly Too
If any name shouts out that it’s a search engine for kids, then this is it. The search engine is again based on Google Custom Search and it tries to keep the content as children friendly as possible. Custom search helps to keep out a lot of unsavory links, but it is definitely not foolproof. Most of the search engines for kids also display ads with some undesirable ones sneaking in. Parental control software in combination with these search engines can help to keep children shielded from the bad side of the web. It is a tough battle but parents can worry a little less. These ten search engines for kids are just the search tools for some unattended browsing around an unsafe web.

Ivy’s Search Search Engine Resources for Kids
This is a tremendous site, with links to not only search engines specifically for children, but web guides for kids, specialized search sites such as Animal Search and How Stuff Works, and family friendly search engines.

KidsClick!
KidsClick makes it clear in its About page that it is not an internet filter. It is a directory of good resources (a 600+ strong subject list) which kids can use for information or schoolwork. KidsClick is owned and run by the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at Kent State University. As the web resource links to a comprehensive collection of good, clean sites, the KidsClick interface is without any ads.

KOL Search
This kid-friendly search site contains fun links for kids including: Disney, National Geographic Kids, PBS Kids, Nick, Crayola, Lego, ABCmouse, and FunBrain.

Safe Search Kids
Search Google from this site to receive locked safe search results for kids.

Sweet Search: A Search Engine for Students
SweetSearch is a Search Engine for Students. It 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 Finding Dulcinea: Library of the Internet. We constantly evaluate our search results and “fine-tune” them, by increasing the ranking of Web sites from organizations such as the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian, PBS and university Web sites.
SweetSearch helps students find outstanding information, faster. It enables them to determine the most relevant results from a list of credible resources, and makes it much easier for them to find primary sources. We exclude not only the spam sites that many students could spot, but also the marginal sites that read well and authoritatively, but lack academic or journalistic rigor. As importantly, the very best Web sites that appear on the first page of SweetSearch results are often buried on other search engines.