Top 100 Schools for Safe Searches - Tech Learning

Top 100 Schools for Safe Searches

The award recognizes the top 100 school districts which keep students safest when searching online.
Publish date:

The 2008-2009Safe Search Awards Index, a top 100 national ranking of school districts has been released. The award recognizes those school districts which keep students safest when searching online.

For the third year in a row, Forsyth County Schools in suburban Atlanta finished first for the large-sized districts, with over 7.3 million safe searches for the 2008-2009 school year. For the mid-sized districts, Tangipahoa Parish School System in Louisiana led with 1,875,328 searches, and Austin Public Schools in Minnesota came in first with 675,485 searches among small-sized districts.

The Safe Search Awards Index was administered by netTrekker, provider of digital K-12 educational resources. netTrekker's team of educators reviews each resource for academic integrity, age appropriateness, and safety.

Each of the top districts will be awarded with the equivalent of a $5,000 prize package, specifically designed to provide a new 21st century learning solution. The prize package includes one day of netTrekker professional development workshops and assorted netTrekker premium items, plus eight seats in the CyberSmart! Online Workshop Authentic Learning and Creativity, designed to give educators hands-on experience in 21st century skills to meet the learning needs of today's students.

To see the list of winners, visit



Which Schools are Safest ?

The Safe Search Awards Index, an annual ranking, administered by netTrekker, of the 100 school districts that keep their students safest when the kids are searching online, has been released.

Image placeholder title

Top 10 Search Engines

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:

Searching for Shakespeare

The PBS series "In Search of Shakespeare" provides the background for this site, which offers information about all of Shakespeare's plays and links to the complete texts brief biographies of many people associated with Shakespeare and his times images of

Safe Schools in a Web 2.0 World promo image

Safe Schools in a Web 2.0 World

 The "Safe Schools in a Web 2.0 World" white paper offers a picture of Web 2.0 use in education through an analysis of several recent research studies, and outlines the implications for educators.

Safe Schools in a Web 2.0 World initiative promo image

Safe Schools in a Web 2.0 World initiative

 Research shows that today’s digital age students often experience a gap between how they learn in school and how they interact and work outside of school. In response, Lightspeed Systems has partnered with Thinkronize, creators of netTrekker, on a “Safe