Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Sweet Search

This search engine is designed for learners to easily and effectively search for information relevant and accessible to them. How many times have you thought about creating a useful index of links for groups to use for research? If you're anything like me, then probably too many times to count, but now there's no need. The nice people behind Sweet Search have been through over 35,000 sites to choose the ones with the best educational content for learners starting in primary school, through secondary and even on to university. No more learner-reliance on Wikipedia for accessible explanations! There are a number of different tools available including a search for 'emerging learners'. Results are helpfully organised into topic areas as they are found. This is without a doubt one of the least gimmicky, most practically useful tools I've seen for learner use in a long, long time.

Try it out yourself now by typing a key search term into the box below.

  • Learners can access the site independently without worrying about wading through results that are too erudite for their comprehension
  • Embed one of the many available widgets into VLEs, wikis or blogs so learners can search directly from a topic or task information

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the very kind words about SweetSearch!