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Which search tool could you use?

​Ask for kids http://www.askkids.com/
​Cyberkids http://kidcyber.com.au/ 
​Kids Britannica

http://kids.britannica.com

​Yahooligans http://kids.yahoo.com/
​Dogpile http://www.dogpile.com/
Quintura Kids  (​​good for younger children)

http://quinturakids.com/

Kidtopia (providing information for lower and middle elementary students)

http://www.kidtopia.info

 Where can you look for pictures?

​Google Images http://www.google.com/imghp
Picture A​utralia​ http://www.pictureaustralia.o​rg/
 

 Dictionaries:

​Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com
B​​iographical Dictionary​

http://www.s9.com/

 

 Atlases:

​Google Maps maps.google.com.au/
 

 Typing skills:

​BBC Typing http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/
Learn to type online​ http://www.typeonline.co.uk/lesson1.html
 

 

How do I evaluate a website?  Use the SMART questions to help you make your evaluation.

  • S: Is it suitable? 
    Does the information answer my questions?
    Is it in language I can read and understand?
    Are there images which directly illustrate the text?

  • M: Is it manageable?
    Is it easy to navigate?
    Is the information in chunks that I can manage?
    Is it easy to read with headings and a clear font?

  • A: Is it accurate?
    Who has taken responsibility for the information?
    Is it from a reliable source?
    Are there references so that I can cross-check the information?

  • R: Is it reliable?
    Who owns the website?
    Is the information likely to be objective?
    Is it telling me something or selling me something?
    What can I learn about the site from the URL?

  • T: Is it timely?
    Is the information up to date?