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Description

instaGrok is an interactive search engine for learners. It not only finds quality educational materials on any topic, but presents information in an engaging visual way, and helps students develop research and curation skills.

InstaGrok displays the context of any topic as a dynamic, visual web of important concepts and relationships. Students navigate this web based on their particular interests and adjust difficulty level based on their knowledge level. They begin to grasp the topic by looking at the Key Facts, and then dive deeper into quality educational websites, videos and images. Students can personalize the graph by pinning artifacts to it. Auto-generated quizzes offer stimulating active recall practice that re-enforces learning. Built-in journals help develop research and synthesis skills, and allow teachers to track students' progress.

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Reviews

Tony Tepedino
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at Allendale Columbia School

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Awesome search tool. Breaks information out visually!
Diane Quirk

at Teq

Thursday, April 19, 2012

I love the way this search tool works. It provides you with a web showing all of the concepts related to your search term. As a teacher, I've created an account and set up a class code that students can use to create their own accounts. When signed in, you can "pin" information to a journal so you can keep track of sites you've visited and what you've learned there. The journal is also printable.
Cary Fields

Teacher at Castle Dome Middle School

Monday, November 12, 2012

This tool is awesome! I have students use it all of the time! They love the graphic nature of it.
TeacherCast

Friday, August 24, 2012

In this technological age we now live in, we are incessantly bombarded by vast amounts of information especially by way of the internet. The volume of information and the speed with which it can be communicated is daunting. As a result, learning how to efficiently curate and collate information in an organized fashion is of utmost importance. Students, in particular, will need to be taught key research skills.InstaGrok is the perfect search engine to teach students research strategies as it...

Read more: @InstaGrok: The Perfect Search Engine for Students by @MsLHall

TeacherCast

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

IntraGrok takes the concept of academic search to a new level. The interface allows the user to search for anything and then lets them scale the difficulty of the results by moving a slider. It is a visually attractive search tool that is a welcome addition to other search engines going for the K-12 space. There are lots of other features that allow IntaGrok to personalize the search, but the scaling of difficulty is where I feel it truly shines. Article...

Read more: @InstaGrok by @adambellow

Hack Education

Monday, April 23, 2012

I remember going to the library as a kid to work on a research project for school. The first stop was typically the card catalog. From there, the stacks. Or I’d start with the Readers’ Guide to Periodicals and then check out the magazines and journals. I’d wander through the library, not just locating the materials I originally searched for, but discovering the items adjacent on the shelf, taking my search down different paths based on what...

Read more: Instagrok: A (Re)Search Engine for Education

Nick Anthony

Monday, March 10, 2014

Instagrok is a great tool to help students breakdown researched information. With resources like google or wikipedia students are often over whelmed with a vast number text, quotes, and citations. With insatgrok a student can type in a research topic and instagrok breaks the information down into a nice web that has organized the most important information on your research topic. For students that are still struggling with filtering information on the web this a great resource. I used insatgrok to help teach my students about the Aztec's and was amazed by the way they breakdown the information in a more students friendly way.

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