All Search Engines in One HD

All Searches in One HD is a search-engine app. Users are able to enter a keyword and search Google, Bing, Yahoo, Baidu, and Wikipedia simultaneously. By tapping the icons on the bottom of the screen, users are able to switch between the different search engines. When users find information or a web page that they wish to share, users can tap the “share” button (the button with the right-facing arrow coming out of the box) on the bottom menu bar, and they will be able to share the link over email or text. Additionally, from All Searches in…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 7.4
B. Design - 8.8
C. Engagement - 8.3

8.2

A Handy App for Search Engine Exploration

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All Searches in One HD is a search-engine app. Users are able to enter a keyword and search Google, Bing, Yahoo, Baidu, and Wikipedia simultaneously. By tapping the icons on the bottom of the screen, users are able to switch between the different search engines. When users find information or a web page that they wish to share, users can tap the “share” button (the button with the right-facing arrow coming out of the box) on the bottom menu bar, and they will be able to share the link over email or text. Additionally, from All Searches in One HD’s main screen, users can choose the “Background Searching” and “Load Links in Safari” options. The “Background Searching” allows the app to search and load results at the same time, which means users can search quicker. The “Load Links in Safari” means that when users click a link of interest they found while searching, the link will open in Safari instead of in the All Searches in One HD app.

Instructional Ideas

  1. When locating information for a research project, teachers can have students start by searching for specific keywords, names, terms, and events using this app. Next, teachers can require students to email themselves the top three links, which can be saved and then later cited as part of a research assignment.
  2. Teachers can have students compare the quality of the different search engines. To do so, teachers can have students search using a common phrases such as “apple tree,” “George Washington,” or “World War II.” Students can compare how the different search engines list the results. Teachers can then lead a class conversation about which search engine is the best by asking: (1) What is the difference between how the search engines report the results? (2) Which information do you find most useful? (3) What is the difference in the type of information reported by Wikipedia versus Bing or Yahoo? (4) Google is currently the most popular search engine. Based on this activity, why do you think that is so?
  3. Teachers can have students find the reliability of information using this app. To do so, they can enter in a search term. Next, they can compare the information reported by the different search engines to see if there is consistency or contradictions in the search results. If the search engines report the same findings, that would suggest consistency. If the search engines report different information, it implies that there is contradictory information.
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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