Search22—Fast Universal Web Search Utility

Search22 allows users to search 22 websites simultaneously, which include Google, Wikipedia, IMDB, News, Amazon, Twitter, and Shopping, among many others. From Search22’s main screen, users must type in their search term and then choose the website they wish to search. To access all of the websites, users must swipe from left to right over the search buttons. Once a search term is entered and a website is tapped, Search22 links to the user’s web browser and then shows the results. To return to Search22 from the web browser, users must tap their iPad’s home button twice and then…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 7.4
B. Design - 8.2
C. Engagement - 8.3

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Search22 allows users to search 22 websites simultaneously, which include Google, Wikipedia, IMDB, News, Amazon, Twitter, and Shopping, among many others. From Search22’s main screen, users must type in their search term and then choose the website they wish to search. To access all of the websites, users must swipe from left to right over the search buttons. Once a search term is entered and a website is tapped, Search22 links to the user’s web browser and then shows the results. To return to Search22 from the web browser, users must tap their iPad’s home button twice and then re-select Search22.

Instructional Ideas

  1. When teaching vocabulary, teachers can have students enter a vocabulary word as their search term. Next, students can search for it using the Dictionary, Images, and Thesaurus options. After reviewing the findings from these websites, students are to create their own definition of the word.
  2. When assigned a research topic, users can brainstorm three search terms. Next, students are to search for each term using at least five different websites included in this app. As students discover information, they can record their findings in preparation for an upcoming research paper or presentation.
  3. When introducing a new instructional unit, teachers can give students specific key terms (e.g., vocabulary words, names, events) that will be part of the upcoming unit. Next, teachers can have students search for the terms using the different websites in this app. After giving students time to search, teachers can review their findings by asking: (1) What information did you find about [insert term]? (2) Which website provided the most useful information about [insert term]? (3) How did the information reported about [insert term] differ when searching the websites?
  4. To teach students the different purposes of the websites, they can have students practice searching for information that interests them. Suggestions include instructing students to search for sport teams, hobbies, places they enjoy, or people they admire using the websites in this app. After giving students time to explore the websites, teachers can ask: (1) Which resource(s) would help you understand a word’s meaning? (2) Which resource(s) would help you find an object’s location? (3) Which resource(s) would be most useful when locating information to be used in a research paper? Then, when students are completing future assignments, teachers can remind them of this conversation to help them find information they need independently.
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

Screenshots

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Screenshots

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