Help when you research

​​Which search tool could you use?

​Ask for kids
​Kids Britannica

Quintura Kids  (​​good for younger children)

Kidtopia (providing information for lower and middle elementary students)

 Where can you look for pictures?

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


B​​iographical Dictionary​



​Google Maps

 Typing skills:

​BBC Typing
Learn to type online​


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?