Tool - Customized Google Search Engine - This tool works great for guiding or filtering student research for various projects and other activities. It allows you to input specific sites that you want students to use and allows them to search by keyword or phrase specifically within those sites. I recently used this tool to help guide research for a large project my Spanish IV students were doing on the autonomous communities of Spain. I copied the URL's of the websites that I wanted them to use into the customized search engine creator and 2 seconds later I had a search tool that I could embed into my class web page for students to access.
Results/Reflection: This tool worked incredibly well for filtering information for students and helping guide them to quality web sites. In addition, it was incredibly easy to create. I think it took a grand total of 10 minutes to generate the customized search engine for my Spanish IV Spain Project. This is definitely a tool that will be used again in the future!