While Google is still a user favorite, there is an abundance of other search engines that can be useful for educators. Here are my 10 top search engines:
1 Eyeplorer: a unique search engine designed according to a wheel format that lets a user take notes by means of an online widget
2 Oamos: a wonderful visual experience unlike anything else around
3 Quintura: a fun “tag cloud”-style site that lets users embed word chains into a site
4 BevyFind: an engine that speeds up the searching process by combining different elements in one page
5 Kngine: an excellent Web 3.0 search engine built on semantics
6 Spezify: Get visual results with a sticky-type interface that incorporates all sorts of media content.
7 Scoopler: One of the best realtime search engines has a builtin button for sharing results across many social networks.
8 Webkruz: Get search results in visual thumbnails with blurbs of text underneath.
9 Sputtik: A great way to search the Web for results, it covers a variety of content in different visual ways.
10 Feedmil: a nice way to search in which users can adjust their results by means of a sliding panel that controls the searching criteria.
David Kapuler is an educational consultant with more than 10 years of experience working in the K–12 environment. For more information about his work, contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and read his blog at cyberkap.blogspot.com.