SAFE INTERNET SEARCH WEBSITES FOR STUDENTS COMPILED BY DEBORAH JONES-ALLEN
www.kidsclick.org This site is created by librarians in the Ramapo Catskill Library System, in New York, and provides a single page search system that draws from multiple databases selected by library professionals.
www.askkids.com Instead of searching with a single word, students are encouraged to use questions in their search. Additional search categories include a dictionary, thesaurus, almanac, biography, science, math and clip art. Ask for Kids
http://kids.yahoo.com Features animals, music, jokes, games and advertisements.
Searches and categories about governmental and non-governmental services: www.kids.gov A safe place where kids can create, share, and learn. http:// bensguide.gpo.gov U.S. Government Web Site for Kids and Students, managed by the United States Government Printing Office
www.nasa.gov/audience/forkids/kidsclub/flash/index.html NASA Kids Club Current news and multimedia about NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
http://clusty.com This search site scans several popular search engines with the question and then lists the results in their order of frequency. Clusty
www.smithsonianeducation.org/students The Smithsonian Museums collections for kids to visit online.
http://whyfiles.org The Why Files: the Science behind the News Science news stories and a Google-supported new story search feature, updated weekly, from the Institute for Science Education and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
www.timeforkids.com/TFK http://kids.nationalgeographic.com Searches for news from around the world:
www.quintera.com A visual search engine for students that features a group of keywords, called a tag cloud, in an engaging visual display. Quintera
U.S Patent & Trademark Office Kids Pages www.uspto.gov/go/kids Features games, puzzles, information and more about the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
www.search-22.com This single site searches a variety of 22 search engines for kids, then sorts the data and combines the results into one database. Search 22
http://cybersleuth-kids.com Cyber Sleuth Kids Search the Internet An internet search guide for the K-12 student, including math worksheets and holiday resources and activities.
www.kidzsearch.com Kid-Friendly Search Powered by Google SafeSearch
www.awesomelibrary.org The Awesome Library organizes the Web with 37,000 carefully reviewed resources, including the top 5% in education. The Awesome Library!
http://www.ala.org/greatsites The American Library Association The first Children and Technology Committee of the Association for Library Service to Children created this website, and it is currently maintained by the ALSCs Great Web Sites Committee.
www.kidskonnect.com KidsKonnect... A safe Internet Gateway for kids of all ages, with 427 portal pages on KidsKonnect!
www.factmonster.com From: Information Please An online almanac, dictionary, encyclopedia and with Homework Help. Fact Monster and its Homework Center have received national recognition for their unbeatable reference materials, fun facts, and homework help. Winner of the Webby Award for Best Kids Site!
www.amnh.org/ology The American Museum of Natural History Presents Ology! Features archaeology, astronomy, biodiversity, earth, Einstein, genetics, marine biology, paleontology, water, and zoology. Each topic offers quizzes, games, puzzles, interviews, and activities that explore information in interesting ways. Ology!
http://visual.merriam-webster.com The Online Visual Dictionary This site is very cool! It is an interactive reference tool suitable for students of all ages and grades (K-12). It defines words visually and interactively. All definitions are from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary.
REFERENCES American Association of School Librarians (AASL) a division of the American Library Association www.ala.orgwww.ala.org http://ivyjoy.comhttp://ivyjoy.com A compilation of superior, safe childrens websites. Maloy, Robert W. …. et al (2011) Transforming Learning with New Technologies. Boston: Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Allyn & Bacon. School Library Journal. (2011, September) www.slj.com Washington Library Media Association (WLMA) www.wlma.orgwww.wlma.org www.andersonlibrary.orgwww.andersonlibrary.org Great Childrens Websites from the Anderson Library in South Carolina