Using Online Tools To Research, Organise And Process Information
screenshots of the
and creates a
3 Dimensional Cube
you can move and
http://www.quintura.com / http://quinturakids.com/
Shows related tags to help A child friendly version with child
further research related results.
Provides viewing options such as screenshot slide show, screen text, Power grid,
Google timeline, photo tag cloud, Viewzi news, Video, Photos, four sources allows you to
browse the top results from Yahoo, Google, Ask and MSN, Weather, Books, Everyday
shopping, Albums, Recipes, Celebrity photos, songs, Techcrunch, celebrity gossip.
This is a meta search A meta search
engine which takes the engine displayed as
results from other a mind map showing
engines it also shows links.
related links. Good for visual
Results appear in an interesting
interface showing related categories Carrot2 organises your search results into
Drag and move the page, results
appears as web shots,
images and videos and provides Many search options such as web, news, videos,
related words to research further images, blogs and podcasts and related words
Creates a Mind map or results
Provides statistics from Wikipedia
Displays related words in
an interactive mind map
format. It also provides
word meanings and
You can explore further by
clicking on any of the
words and it will continue
to display more words.
This is a great tool to help
students generate ideas to
find related words. It is
also a useful dictionary
Another tool to assist in
site also displays related
words as a mind map.
However, it also divides
the results into nouns,
Students type in a word to research. The site displays the results as a colourful pie chart to show
categories and relationships between words.
As you click on one of the results a box appears with a definition from Wikipedia. You also have the
option to view results from the web, images and twitter. When you find information you want ,you can
drag the text to the notepad. The notepad can then be copied to clipboard an added to your own
document to be saved.
This is a great tool to generate brainstorming and research of a topic. It also teaches students how to
research , filter and process information.
This site is like a virtual notice board The collaborative drawing area includes
where anyone can add a message. standard tools for freehand drawing, shapes,
A great way for students to collaborate text and images you can upload from your
and brainstorm. computer.
You give students a link to the page allowing
them to collaborate.
Dabbleboard is an online whiteboard
providing collaboration using fun drawing
tools. You can invite others and include
This does not require any registration.
Students use the link to work on the
same page and add to the document. The page
can be saved in several formats including .doc
A mind map is a visual representation or diagram used to show relationships between
words, images or ideas. A mind map often starts from the centre and branches out into
associated categories. They can be used to brainstorm, visualize and structure
information. Using this technique students can process information by
•Communicating through words and images
This is a fun tool providing You have to create an account.
students with a creative Create mind maps and it provides you
alternative to mind mapping. with templates for planning and
The outcome looks hand organising. It is a web version of
drawn and the words run ‘Inspiration’.
along the branches.
Draw mind maps, floor plans, diagrams
with Gliffy online diagram software, http://www.mindomo.com/
you can easily create professional-
looking flowcharts, diagrams, floor
plans, technical drawings, and more.
Our online diagram editor makes it
easier than ever to create great looking
Convert text to a mind map by indenting http://www.bubbl.us/
Online surveys allow students to
collect data and information by
The survey can be accessed via a link
and the results are collated and
represented in a graph format.
Graphic organisers are visual forms that encourage students to:
* explore topics
* analyse both the whole and parts of a problem or issue
* compare and contrast
* processes information
* assists in deconstructing information
* increase understanding
* organise their information, ideas and research in a visual form
* plan investigations
* review and reflect on knowledge and skills
* engage in higher order thinking
‘thinking guides’ for any purpose.
You can edit the guide to suit your need
and use as a print out or it can be
Present data using Graphs, http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagr
Diagrams, Charts, Gauges, world aph/default.aspx
maps, country maps and location
maps, publish, embed or share the
Free online Chart builder that provides http://www.onlinecharttool.com/
line, bar, pie and ring chart types with
normal and 3D visualization.
Newsmap is an application that visually reflects the constantly changing
landscape of the Google News aggregator.
This site a great site for Geography or
for simply learning how to search and
collect data. The site represents
relationships between different
countries and continents based on
data from the CIA World Factbook.
The data is displayed in a visual form
showing relationships for each
country, including neighbouring
countries, languages, water and
terrestrial boundaries, and other
Search for music, movies, actors and directories.
This site prepares the results of related items in a
Search Music artists or bands and
the site creates the results in a
Discover music by looking at music
related to moods, tempos and genres
Interactive timelines often include text,
images and videos documenting certain
Timelines are a great source of
information and timeline makers allow
students to process, organise and apply
They can be used as a tool for a research
assignment, document moments in their
life, someone else's life or as a reflection
tool to document their learning process.
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