The computer has long since found its way into classrooms and children’s rooms. Software vendors offer a sheer unmanageable variety of tutorials and educational software. Well-designed programs offer the opportunity to support the learning and teaching process of learners and teachers
The Screencast presents excerpts of a program that offers a wide range of targeted support options for individual students and groups and classes. In addition, reference is made to important criteria for the evaluation of educational software.
Short introduction: Alternatives to Google (Ixquick, Clusty and Bing)
The Internet is perhaps not only in everyday life, but also for school operations the leading source for information and material procurement. Google enjoys an absolute monopoly position here.
Using the term “sex education” as an example, this screencast shows how other search engines can be used effectively and effectively. Exemplary Bing.com, Clusty and Ixquick are presented.
The Windows Search Desktop Search feature in Windows 7 and Windows Vista
Since Vista and Windows 7 there is a good desktop search on board Windows. In the short video tutorial will be presented how this can be used profitably for the search for files on the hard disk.
Everyone does it almost every day: Googling! But not everyone is looking for efficient! This video tutorial deals with the Google search. First of all, interesting information about the search engine will be presented, followed by helpful operators, which will be briefly explained and demonstrated by means of concrete examples from the field of mathematics. It quickly becomes apparent that the use of suitable search strategies can save a lot of time and improve search results.
Alternatives to Google – Example Research Teaching Materials Sex Education on Bing, Yahoo, Google
The article compares the search engine providers Google, Bing and Yahoo using a sample search. The example research aims to find teaching materials on the subject of sex education.
The results are partly surprising.
Comparison: Suitability of free image databases on the Internet for school use
Free picture exchanges are not only practical for private use, for example for the design of (business) cards, letterheads, T-shirts, etc. Schools or teachers can also benefit from these photo libraries. For example, the images can be used for worksheets, school newspapers, parents‘ letters, the school website, projects, etc. However, before downloading and using these images, the terms and conditions of the “creative commons” and the terms and conditions of each photo sharing website should be read and observed on the internet. Below you will find an overview of the most important conditions of five of the most popular image exchanges under the CC / Creative Commons.
FragFinn.de – a protected, “safe” Internet for children?
Fragfinn uses a software with whitelist which prevents children from getting on unwanted pages. The author tries to test the software and the concept underlying the Fragfinn.de portal for the suitability for everyday school life.
E-lending – digital offers of the Stadbibliothek Köln
Free documentaries, free ebooks and audiobooks for free. A great material fund for school and lessons on the Internet? In the test: The new e-lending online offer of the city library Cologne offers much, maybe one or the other teacher can help. What’s behind the page? How is the use designed? And was hiding behind the awful shortcut DRM ?
Search engines for children and elementary school in comparison
The article briefly introduces the following children’s search engines and portals:
Among these, two favorites are selected that seem particularly well suited to take the first steps on the Internet with elementary students.
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