As noted in the previous post, the fourth graders are researching famous people of Texas. I have witnessed them struggle with attempting to read information from a website and summarize the most important parts. Even when they have the help of their computer (we use macbooks in the lab) that can read the text to them through the use of text to speech, they still want to quit due to frustration before they get the job done. Today I read about a search engine called InstaGrok from a post on Engage Their Minds and decided to give it a try. I searched for what others might be saying about InstaGrok. Click on the blog names below to read what other educators are saying:
Watch the video below to get a quick overview of InstaGrok.
I believe this will be such a useful tool for my students in the lab, I am placing a widget on the left of my blog so students can access it easily.