New Kid’s Search Engine: Kiddle

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Thank you. Honestly. Kiddle. If you could see my standing ovation right now it would bring tears to your eyes.

I really like to give things a whirl before I write about them and share them out in the crowd. So I went to work. I played with the site for myself and tested it with the students- so far I am highly impressed.

Can I tell you that it is sometimes a nail biting endeavor to conduct searches online with children? Sometimes, with all the best efforts (and Google Safe Search, and Web content filtering, etc.) somethings manage to slip through the cracks. In any event, teaching your students about Internet Safety and the proper procedures about reporting inappropriate material (for example, turn off the screen, tell an adult) is your number one defense to protect your students! Check out additional Internet Safety Tips from Kiddle here.

Thank you to all who made this search engine possible!

I had to ask: Why Kiddle.co and not .com? And wouldn’t you know it, they had an answer. From their site “Why does Kiddle use a .co instead of a .com domain?: In Kiddle’s case “co” stands for “children only” – our focus and vision for Kiddle.” Source.

 

This is a must! Check it out here http://www.kiddle.co/ 

About Aimee Bloom

I am a run-on sentence. I typically am thought of as someone who is a forward-thinking with innovative ideas. ​ I am also an educational technology coordinator and a computer technology teacher. My passion is coaching and training teachers and administrators on the use of educational technology in their curriculum. One of my favorite pastimes is searching for a technology tool to met a teacher’s needs and the other way around. I coach the teachers in my building and travel to various schools to aid in the endeavor of educational technology. Because of my newly-added position as a student services coordinator, I began to use a Flip for my teacher trainings and recorded screencasts for the teachers to reference. It’s like Rent-a-Bloom. Not a 100% ideal situation, but I make videos as they are needed to either supplement the fact that I may not meet with them as often as they require, or they “heard from the grapevine” that I showed Mrs. XYZ how to use an {innovative} {collaborative} {communicative} tool. In the latter, the videos then served as a tool to get them started. The best part is, and the teachers that I coach will agree, they can fast forward me at anytime. ​ My second passion is sharing the love and sparking a fire. I hope the resources that I leave you with creates some interest in you. I would love to know that I started a blaze.