Tech Tip: Google Searching by Reading Level

February 9, 2011

The other day while sitting in a meeting discussing a student’s ability to search for content on the internet I had this brilliant idea: “What if a search engine searched by reading level?” I did a quick search myself to see if this idea had already been invented…it has.

Using the advanced search features of Google, one of the option is search by reading level. When selected, an option to view beginner, intermediate, or advanced reading levels is available.

I believe this would be a great feature to show students in younger grades or even junior high so that they can find sites that they are able to read and understand.

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