Searching the web effectively does present problems for many students. Tag Galaxy provides an engaging, easy-to-use interface which supports the searching process. "frog" search results

Enter a keyword or tag into Tag Galaxy (http://taggalaxy.de/). The example above is the result for ‘frog’. The results are displayed as an interactive, multi-dimensional visualization … each planet represents a group of photos that have the related tag i.e. amphibian, pond, animal, green.

Choosing one of these orbiting planets narrows the search further. When the central globe itself is clicked, the related photos are presented in an amazing fashion. Photos fly in and ’stick’ to the globe, which can be rotated and turned.

When a suitable photo is found you can click on it to zoom in and to access the related Flickr page. Students can then view closely to make observations or download to use in multimedia presentations (provided copyright is appropriate).

Flickr photos relating to frogs

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