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Great Research Tools for Teachers and Students

April , 2014
Knowing how to research and find the information you seek is an important skill. Fortunately, the Internet is a vast font of knowledge. The trick is in using the right tools. Here are a few that can aid learners in their search for answers.


1- instaGrok 

 Research any topic with an interactive concept map that you can customize and share. Watch this video to learn more about InstaGrok.



2- Colwiz 
Aimed at the university level, this free app helps students through the full research to publication process. Watch this video to learn more about Colwiz.



This search engine for students searches through 35,000 carefully chosen primary sources. Watch this video to learn more about SweetSearch.



4- DocsTeach 
Helps students find and understand how to use primary sources. Includes activities built from these sources too. Watch this video to learn more about DocsTeach



5- Boolify 
 Become an expert web searcher by using this visual tool to construct complex Google search queries. Watch this video to learn more about Boolify.


Finally, bookmark, annotate, and tag all the online documents you've found using this helpful free tool. Watch this video to learn more about Scrible.



Want more? Check out these collections :

Search Engines & Research Tools 


This collection is curated by Coordinator of Learning Technologies Kathryn White, a.k.a. Digital Girl.


This one features  research tools for primary school students curated by teacher librarian Julia Boulton.

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