Thursday, April 22, 2010

Custom Search Engines

This week we used the search engines below to help us locate useful information on our chosen ocean animals. Be sure to check out student blogs to see the Keynote presentations we created from the information we found.

Starfish, Humpback Whale, Penguin, Beluga Whale, Killer Whale, Octopus, Sting Ray, Sea Lion, Dolphin, Jellyfish, Hammerhead Shark, Great White Shark

3 comments:

Room 2 said...

Hi there,
We are from Room 2,Burnham School, New Zealand. We are looking at Endangered Animals including the Humpback whale.We wanted to say your blog look cool. We also want to know how students felt about the oil spill, as we have been investigating it. We think you might be holiday....

Room 2 & Mr Thurlow

Checked out the Giant Squid Resource... Te Papa Museum

Jill Tillis said...

Thanks for your comment. We enjoyed our ocean research and we are deeply saddened by the devastation of the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. We are on holiday, but we'll be back together for another year together beginning August 23 so stay in touch! We'd love to work on a collaborative project with Room 2. Take care,
Jill

Sarah said...

Hi Jill and the rest of the class,
I was looking for Grade 1 or 2 blogs on the edublogs list as I will be teaching Year 2 next year here in NZ. I have taught research skills with slightly older children but not as young as Year 2 and I just came across the google custom search engine - this has solved all my problems. What a great idea.
What do you kids like most about doing your own research?
Thanks for sharing your learning.
Sarah