21st century search engines teachers must be aware of part 4

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This is the fourth part in a series of posts devoted to Educative search engines. The aim behind these series is to provide educators and teachers with the necessary web2.0 tools to help them with the 21st century teaching . If you haven’t had a look at the previous parts , then here is a brief synopsis together with the links to refer you back to them

Part One
Part two
Part Three

1- RefSeek

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RefSeek is still in beta version . It is an academic search engine designed for students and researchers . Its search results depends basically on :
  • Documents
  • Webpages
  • Books , encyclopedia …etc .

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2- Search Cloud


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Search Cloud is a very interesting search engine . It is my favorite among them all .Simply type in your key word and click on any cloud link around . The more commonly used sites become larger and more prominently displayed . You can edit the search engines that appears around the search bar , and change the background and many other things .
Learn more by reading How Search Clod Works

3- Searxh Motive

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Search Motive is a human powered search engine. Results are provided by humans and not by crawlers . These results come from the most popular social networking and user-submitted content sites including Twitter, Diggy , Hulu , Flickr , Youtube , and many more .

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4- Slidefinder

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Slidefinder is a search engine that is specialized towards Microsoft PowerPoint presentations and only indexes presentation . “ Slidefinder is the best way to find inspiration to your new slides . Nowhere else will you find a tool that helps you search for slides with some ease as Slidefinder .
Some features of Slidefinder include :
  • Search for slides only
  • Download presentations
  • Save previous searches

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