Ensuring safe inquiry based learning activites

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To ensure that students are accessing a safe internet source is I’m sure always on an every educators mind when allowing the students to access the internet for research. Having educators review the available  resources the students can access is important, although by having a student type the wrong thing can result with students viewing or reading inappropriate information, resources or images. I came across a variety of different resources that educators can utilize to overcome this issue of cyber safety. These resources allow parents and educators the confidence and assurance that the students are accessing websites that are safe online, in particular for inquiry based learning activities where students are relied upon to gather their own information. I hope everyone else finds these a great find and help!
Kidsrex : Kidsrex is a fun and safe search engine for children to access to retrieve reliable information and resources. Kidsrex is a Google safe search which filters keywords phrases and URLS by eliminating inappropriate material.
– Kidsclick : Kidsclick is a children friendly search engine designed for kids by librarians. It is an easy to use tool allowing children to search by phrase, keyword or by the learning content (English, History, Science) with having access to digital resources of sounds, videos and images.
 

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2 Comments

  1. Thanks so much for the resources. I work in an after school care setting and we often have a problem with the little ones typing in the wrong thing on Google Pics, that bring up some “interesting” pictures. I will keep the resources in mind for prac too!

  2. Pingback: Inquiry learning made safe | Laureljs

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