Ivy’s search engine resources and (bigger) swans

My students this week are discussing effective strategies and they’ve been busy as the bees around the hebe in my garden this week. Some students have found unfamiliar  search engines such as Yippy and SurfWax and one student (Thanks Helen) alerted the class and me to a potentially worthwhile source – Ivy’s search engine resources which is a list of search engines and web guides for ‘kids’. The web guides is a collection of links which have brought together  sites on topics such as government websites, as well as more general collections aimed at school students. interestingly, KidsClick is described as ‘a web directory by a bunch of librarians’. This, of course, raises the issue of what a group of teacher/school librarians should be called. Suggestions please. 

I posted a photo of swans a wee while ago and the other day I was out with my camera to the same spot and came across the same family of swans, except that what were small cygnets are now quite large and maturing swanlets. One thing about  adult swans is that they are not particularly nervous when an inquisitive photographer approaches. The adult with the cygnets in the picture below – not sure if it was Maw or Paw – did give a half-hearted hiss when I got near, but remained seated as s/he and her young watched nonchalantly as I clicked away. In fact, two of the cygnets, as you’ll see in the picture, became bored and decided to be photographed headless. Playing with the paparazzi, I guess. 

Swans on the seaweedy rocks


9 Responses to “Ivy’s search engine resources and (bigger) swans”

  1. Janice Says:

    James I think it should be a “shelf of librarians”

  2. stephgilchrist Says:

    A page of librarians?

  3. stephgilchrist Says:

    Thought of a few more on my run this morning.
    A collaboration of TLs
    A web of TLs
    A juggle of TLs
    Enjoying your blog, it really helps me with my assignments, and loving the photographs.
    Enjoy the conference.

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