SweetSearch & More
Kid-Friendly Research Sites
When we were at TCEA this past year, someone mentioned this awesome search engine for students called SweetSearch.com . Conducting research projects in your classroom? Choose a safer internet search engine than just having your students go and "Google it". Here is all their information from their "About" page on their website:
SweetSearch.com is a Search Engine for Students
Since 2009, SweetSearch has been the best place for students - and anyone else - to begin their research. It leverages Google to search only a fully vetted "whitelist" of websites. The original index was created by 50+ librarians, educators and researchers who collectively invested over 100,000 hours in finding the best resources
- It helps users find outstanding information, faster.
- It enables them to determine the most relevant results from a list of credible resources, and makes it much easier for them to find primary sources.
- We exclude not only obvious spam sites, but also marginal sites that read well, but lack academic or journalistic rigor.
- As importantly, the very best Web sites that are often buried on other search engines appear on the first page of SweetSearch results.
We constantly evaluate our search results and "fine-tune" them. In the summer of 2017, we reviewed every link in the index, and scoured the entire web for new, worthy websites to add.
We believe that SweetSearch is the safest search engine for students, because it searches a whitelist, rather than relying on filters, as other student search engines do.
Some educators have asked us about the Google Ads at the top of the results page, which are similar to what you’d see on Google itself. We are working on options to remove them. For now, tell students to look past the clearly labeled, first few links at the top and then dive into the spectacular results below.
We'd love to get your feedback on SweetSearch. Try your own searches and let us know what you think by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also call us at 917 || 597 || 3815
SweetSearch.com is owned and operated by Dulcinea Media. Click here to learn more about our Company, and the staff that created SweetSearch.
Enjoy Sweetsearch.com or any of these options for safer alternatives to some of the default search browsers:
Stay Safe out there with your students!