What People are Saying About Kidtopia
"To find librarian-level help from home, have your child conduct research on ... Kidtopia. ... developed by school librarians with the goal of creating a better, safer way to research online and linking children to free educational resources.These sites help families in two ways. First, they allow kids to safely research online while maintaining their academic independence. Second, they help young students identify valuable sources and their distinguishing characteristics for future research projects.
"Jess Ledbetter`s Tour of Kidtopia on Youtube. Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAWn1SmMmgY&feature=youtu.be"
"My firsties were soooo excited to share the ahhhmazing information they learned about their animals from the website www.kidtopia.info/. They filled their response booklet with all the facts they learned and couldn't wait to share with their friends."
"To find librarian-level help from home, have your child conduct research on ... Kidtopia... developed by school librarians with the goal of creating a better, safer way to research online and linking children to free educational resources... allow(ing) kids to safely research online while maintaining their academic independence."
HughesNet - Safe Research Sites For Your Kids
"Another Google Custom search, but this time with buttons that look like homework help. This would be good for those who genuinely want to explore a subject or just look around at science, social studies, art, or other subjects. All of the sites have been recommended by teachers and librarians, so everything has been vetted.
Mrs. O's Library
"Created by librarians, teachers, and other education stakeholders, Kidtopia.info is a friendly Google custom search engine and web site directory for students in grades K-4. All web sites have been checked thoroughly and recommended by teachers, librarians or educational consortia, so you get reliable, age appropriate reources in your search results.
" ...this site is a conglomeration of cool websites for kids and teachers chosen by librarians to help with learning and planning
Clements-Parsons Elementary Library, Copperas Cove, Texas
"Kidtopia is a nice educational search (COPPA/CIPA compliant) for grades K-6th. This search engine created by librarians uses Google's custom search engine to find educational sites, videos, games, and more. I highly recommend checking out Kidtopia ... Top 50 Sites/Apps, 2015
"Kidtopia is a great search engine for children in grades K-5. They learn to do simple research, or just browse through age appropriate topics. Find stories, videos, pictures, homework help, and more. It was created by school librarians and only uses websites recommended by teachers and school librarians. It is a Google custom search engine with just the info students are looking for...
TLC's Blog on Tech in Schools
"Great resource for research and general information written on a level younger students can understand.
GCCS Library, Gilboa, NY
"Created by librarians, teachers, and other education stakeholders, this Google custom search engine filters search results for kid-friendly research and offers links to several other databases.
"A con may be that the students will get limited results. However this is a good thing because the results will be teacher-approved. I could use this in the classroom by: assigning a mini research project, asking the students to explore a topic before we start the topic, and letting them find educational games of their interest that are approved.
"Kidtopia: Safe Google Alternative Search Engine for Students - Search through kid-friendly content and learn about countries, maps, travel & geography. Kidtopia is a great resource for elementary students.
Non-Fiction Research Project
"Kidtopia provides students with (a) Google custom safe search engine fpr elementary students to research topics and material for the classroom. This tool provides videos and search results that are specific and guarded for students to access more efficiently.
Carlyn Cosmini via StoryJumper
"K i d t o p i a h a s b e c o m e m y f a v o r i t e s e a r c h e n g i n e f o r s t u d e n t s .