Thursday, March 26, 2020

Top 20 Safe Search Engines

No site is really 100% safe even when dealing w/ filtered search engines, but keeping that in mind these are a good place to start in dealing w/ students or searching from home...

*This list is in alphabetical order.

Top 20 Safe Search Engines
  1. Choosito - A very popular safe way to search the web as well as library resources.
  2. Classhook - A wonderful site for students to find educational videos through TV shows and movies.
  3. Cybersleuth Kids - A older search engine that is great for finding educational games, activities, clip art, and more.
  4. DinoSearch - A nice safe search engine for kids that uses three different filters to block inappropriate search results.
  5. DOGOnews - DOGOnews is an excellent site for finding Reading material/assignments for grades K-8 that can then be integrated into Google Classroom.  This is done through their curated safe (COPA compliant) educational database/search engine that provides assessment and language/speech features.
  6. Famhoo - A family friendly search engine that filters all content.
  7. Google (safe search) - Google has a nice safe search setting which can be locked into place at the browser level for those that use Firefox.
  8. History Engine - An amazing way for students to search through different events throughout history.
  9. Kiddle - One of the most popular safe visual search engines for kids.
  10. Kidtopia - A nice safe COPPA/CIPA compliant search engine for kids/students.
  11. Kid Rex - Is a wonderful search engine designed around Google's safe search. Also, it has a very nice visual appeal for kids.
  12. Lesson Planet - A great search engine for teachers looking for lessons and other resources that they can share w/ their students.
  13. Lumos Edsearch - A excellent site for for finding educational resources, videos, apps, and more.
  14. Nettrekker - A great paid site for searching the web not only for students but for teachers as well.
  15. Photos for Class - The easiest way to find safe Creative Common licensed photos for the classroom and home that are cited appropriately.
  16. Refseek - A wonderful academic search engine that indexes through documents, encyclopedias,  web pages, and books.
  17. Springo Kids - A fun visual search engine for kids where results are given in thumbnails.
  18. Sweet Search - A group of experts (that includes librarians & teachers) evaluate all content from this search engine.
  19. Symbolab - A innovative scientific search engine that is great for solving Math and Science problems.
  20. Top Marks - A great site developed in the UK by teachers who approved everything on this site.

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