• Corpus ID: 234339980

All Together Now: Teachers as Research Partners in the Design of Search Technology for the Classroom

  title={All Together Now: Teachers as Research Partners in the Design of Search Technology for the Classroom},
  author={Emiliana Murgia and Monica Landoni and Theo W. C. Huibers and Maria Soledad Pera},
In the classroom environment, search tools are the means for students to access Web resources. The perspectives of students, researchers, and industry practitioners lead the ongoing research debate in this area. In this article, we argue in favor of incorporating a new voice into this debate: teachers. We showcase the value of involving teachers in all aspects related to the design of search tools for the classroom–from the beginning till the end. Driven by our research experience designing… 


Integration of Technology into Classrooms: Role of Knowledge and Teacher Beliefs
The roles of teachers are facilitating students in acquiring technology-related knowledge, motivating them for using technology, and creating situation where students should integrate technology in learning.
Say it with Emojis: Co-designing Relevance Cues for Searching in the Classroom
A collaborative design exercise involving primary school children as co-designers was described, asking them to examine interfaces with combinations of different emojis to help them assess the usefulness of results in SERP–a crucial factor to determine relevance for the classroom.
Online searching and learning: YUM and other search tools for children and teachers
An initial assessment conducted over children-oriented search tools based on queries generated by K-9 students, analyzing features such as readability and adequacy of retrieved results, and tools used by teachers in their classrooms, analyzing their main purpose and target audience’s age range is presented.
Exploring the use of educational technology in primary education: Teachers' perception of mobile technology learning impacts and applications' use in the classroom
It is suggested that facilitating access to information and increasing engagement to learning are the two main impacts of mobile technology in the classroom, and the choice of Apps is related to teachers' perception of how mobile technology impacts in learning.
An empirical analysis of search engines' response to web search queries associated with the classroom setting
Children-oriented and popular SEs retrieval of resources aligning with task objectives and user capabilities highlight that child-oriented SEs are more effective than traditional ones when filtering inappropriate resources, but often fail to retrieve educational materials.
Teachers’ technology adoption and practices: lessons learned from the IWB phenomenon
Abstract The twenty-first century has seen unprecedented investment from governments around the world in educational technologies in schools. This paper investigates Australian teachers’ adoption and
Sonny, Cerca! Evaluating the Impact of Using a Vocal Assistant to Search at School
The degree to which the use of a Vocal Assistant as an intermediary between a child and a search engine can ease query formulation and foster completion of successful searches is explored.
Somewhere over the Rainbow: Exploring the Sense for Relevance in Children
The facets of relevance that guide children when assessing materials retrieved by search engines when looking for information in the classroom are explored and the many interpretations of relevance children naturally assign to resources they find in response to school-related information discovery tasks are discussed.
Children searching information on the Internet: Performance on children's interfaces compared to Google
Children frequently make use of the Internet to search for information. However, research shows that children experience many problems with searching and browsing the web. The last decade numerous
How children search the internet with keyword interfaces
The research has revealed that although today's children have been exposed to computers for most of their lives, spelling, typing, query formulation, and deciphering results are all still potential barriers to finding the information they need.