Friday, October 26, 2007

Internet Search Engines

The other day I was observing my students trying to research for a report in computer class, and noticed that their instantaneous response to searching for information was Google. It was as though that was "the all mighty", as though there were no other search engine that they could utilize and find credible information from!

The thing about Google - I mean don't get me wrong, I use it, too - is that the first ones highest up on the list of websites when you look up something is typically a company that has paid lots of money in order to be the top one on the list! Therefore, not making it the most credible but the most looked at because of money contributed to the company Google!

So lets encourage our students to look beyond Google, not forget it, but have more search engines available for their uses.

More Search Engines:

They are not limited to these of course, and if you have your own you use then please post a comment on here to add to my list.