If there was a big world event happening, what would you do to bring that resource into your classroom?
- probably search for that term on Google or some other search engine? Check.
- read a blog or two on the topic? Check.
- check out Twitter to see what’s happening in real time? Check.
- check out Facebook to see what your friends are saying? Check.
What if you were able to do all of this in one spot? You can with IceRocket.
Touted as a real-time search engine, IceRocket brings all of the above together in one spot. (and more…)
Head over to the site and type a search term and check out the results. They will look familiar. There’s the title of the article, a descriptor, the link to the article of course, but look at the other content. There’s a link to indicate authority or credibility of the resource by identifying the author. That’s nice. But, even more powerfully, you’ll see a calendar reference for the links. Because the focus of this resource is “real-time”, it’s important to get a date stamp on the results and they’re up front.
So, from a single point of search, head off to look for blogs, the web, Twitter, … or for them all in one spot, opt for the “Big Buzz”.
Like any good search engine, IceRocket features advanced search. Each area whether it be blog or web or whatever has a custom set of items that can be set for each search. One of the tips of internet presence is to look for incoming links. So, ego pops up when I do a search under Web for link:dougpete.wordpress.com to see what web sites have links to my blog. It was particularly interesting to try that search under blogs to see just what blogs link here. I guess people actually do read this thing.
So, give IceRocket a shot. It may not become your daily use search engine but when you’re looking for an easily customizable approach to searching, its design may well yield answers quicker and more relevantly than any other.
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