Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Boolean Searches Made Easy

Boolify is a tool that enables students to be able to visualize the search process by using puzzle pieces to put their search together. Boolify uses the Google Safe Search engine so results are appropriate for children and it teaches children to use proper Boolean searches. While aimed at primary and middle-school children, Boolify is a great tool for anyone who is not familiar with the ins and outs of Boolean searching.

“Librarians, teachers and parents have told us how hard it is for students to understand web searching. Boolify makes it easier to for students to understand their web search by illustrating the logic of their search, and by showing them how each change to their search instantly changes their results. It's simple, immediate and is easy and flexible to use with your class, no matter the subject matter. Searchresults are presented through Google's "Safe Search STRICT" technology, so we're confident that the results your students receive are safe.”

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