izik search

izik is a search engine designed to assist users in exploring the Internet. With izik, users can input search terms into its search box, and izik will report its findings. However, what makes izik stand out from similar apps is that it does not simply list the content it finds. Rather, izik presents the content horizontally, and users must slide the content to scroll through it. Additionally, izik allows users to view their search results by categories that include: Quick Answer, Top Results, Latest, Images, Money, Music, and Lyrics, among others. When users do find something of interest…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 7.7
B. Design - 8.6
C. Engagement - 7.7

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izik: A Best Search Engine App for Teachers

Summary : Find what you need right now!

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izik is a search engine designed to assist users in exploring the Internet. With izik, users can input search terms into its search box, and izik will report its findings. However, what makes izik stand out from similar apps is that it does not simply list the content it finds. Rather, izik presents the content horizontally, and users must slide the content to scroll through it. Additionally, izik allows users to view their search results by categories that include: Quick Answer, Top Results, Latest, Images, Money, Music, and Lyrics, among others. When users do find something of interest that they wish to share, izik allows users to share it over email, on social media sites, and with other apps. Lastly, izik also keeps an updated list of trending search terms and recent searches for users.

Instructional Ideas

  1. When assigned a research assignment, students can use this app to gather data, documents, and resources.
  2. To compare and contrast different search engines, users can search Bing, Google, and izik using the same search term. Next, users can analyze the results of those searches, and discuss why the results reported to them by the different search engines are or are not similar.
  3. As part of a persuasive-writing assignment, teachers can have students research a topic using Bing, Google, and izik. Next, students can compose a persuasive paper that explains why one of the search engines is superior to the others.
A1. Rigor
A2. 21st Century Skills
A3. Conn. to Future Learning
A4. Value of Errors
A5. Feedback to Teacher
A6. Level of Material
A7. Cooperative Learning
A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
B1. Ability to Save Progress
B2. Platform Integration
B3. Screen Design
B4. Ease of Use
B5. Navigation
B6. Goal Orientation
B7. Information Presentation
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity
C1. Learner Control
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility

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