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Choosito
by Choosito
GRADES / Elementary (Grades K-4), Middle School (Grades 5-8), High School (Grades 9-12)
PRICING PLANS / Freemium
PLATFORMS / Web Browser

Optimized internet search tool that curates content based on subject and quality and matches it to students' reading levels

Overview

Choosito! is an internet search assistant that filters content based on quality and subject matter and optimizes it for a particular student's reading level. Dr. Eleni Miltsakaki formulated the idea back in 2007 based on her Phd in linguistics and ten years of research into natural language processing. After her experience teaching Education Technology to teachers at the Graduate School of Education at UPenn, she co-founded Choosito! in 2009 to tackle " the challenges facing educators of the internet era.

Students can use Choosito! to find the best quality links for whatever subject matter they are researching and only see ones that are tailored to their reading level. The system uses natural language processing to analyze the complexity of the syntax and vocabulary of each webpage and categorizes them into four difficulty categories (elementary, elementary+, Middle School+, High School+). This helps students find more accessible material that they can favorite to come back to later if they need it again.

Teachers can use admin functions to customize the search filters that their students can use or create a custom library of search results that are only accessible to their classroom or school. Teachers can use the Questbook feature to create and assign research based projects to their students or search through the database of projects by subject, rating, and grade level.

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Sheryl Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
Teacher. School Type: Middle School, High ELL Population, Low Income Population, Project Based School, College Prep School, 1:1 Devices, Blended Learning

I would like if students were given the ability to annotate the sources they find so that teachers can see reasons behind why students are choosing the sources they are. To be blunt, I would like to see the features of SCRIBLE married with t...

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Sheryl Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
Teacher. School Type: Middle School, High ELL Population, Low Income Population, Project Based School, College Prep School, 1:1 Devices, Blended Learning

I would like if students were given the ability to annotate the sources they find so that teachers can see reasons behind why students are choosing the sources they are. To be blunt, I would like to see the features of SCRIBLE married with t...

Valerie Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
Teacher. School Type: Elementary School, BYOD Devices

I am concerned about the security issues. Will students be able to view questionable sites that meet the reading level. I see how the teacher can be the filter by doing searches ahead of time and giving students the addresses to only the sites they think are appropriate.
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PRODUCT ATTRIBUTES

Audience

For Students For Students
For Teachers For Teachers
K-12 K-12

Characteristics

Assessment Assessment
Assignable Assignable
Content Discovery and Curation Content Discovery and Curation

Subject Matter

21st Century Skills 21st Century Skills
All Subjects All Subjects