Each item listed in a Content Result is accompanied by additional information beyond its title. The amount of information presented is different depending on the way you have chosen to receive your results. Initially when you perform a search, you will receive a Content Results page which will include a list of learning content and, potentially, a list of images, and/or a list of Content Partner Results. On the Content Result page, you will see only the title and a brief description of each resource. If you filter your results to show only Learning Content Results, your results will show additional information, including rating and taxonomy string. To learn the most about the resource, click on the View Content Details link.
Example of View Content Details link:
Example of Content Details:
This link will open the selected resource in a new window.
Resource Taxonomy String
The taxonomy string indicates the context of the resource, or what an educator/evaluator has determined to be the resource’s most appropriate topic area. The taxonomy string is clickable and can be used to navigate back into a subject area, as though you were using the Subjects Channel.
This text, written by the educator/evaluator who chose this site for inclusion in icurio, defines the resource and highlights special features to be found there.
The Publisher provides the name of the entity which has authored or given access to the site.
One way to help validate the reliability of a site’s information is to identify the source type. For example, sites might originate from governmental agencies, colleges or universities, businesses, non-profit organizations, or individuals. This information helps users understand the point of view of the site.
This lists the name of the educator/evaluator who assessed this resource by rating it and writing the description. Click the name for information on this educator’s educational background and experience.
These ratings are determined by the educator/evaluator who assessed this resource.
Overall Rating – On a scale from 1 to 5 (5 being the highest), this rating is based on the resource’s academic credibility, subject depth, relevant content, writing style, and visual appeal.
Authority/Credibility – On a scale from 1 to 5 (5 being the highest), this rating is based specifically on the authority and/or credibility of the source of the resource.
Subject Depth – On a scale from 1 to 5 (5 being the highest), this rating is based specifically on the amount and depth of information provided in the resource. A site may have a very high authority/credibility, but while the information is both valid and valuable, there may not be very much provided.
Possible multimedia content types include audio and video, interactive media, pictures, and software downloads.
Possible learning aids include assessments, biographical content, bibliographical references, charts or maps, formulas or examples, learning exercises or games, lesson plans, primary source documents, or quotations.
This indicates the language or languages available on the resource. Some sites are available in a single language, which may be English or another language. Other sites are available in multiple languages, usually accessed by clicking a link or button on the site. If all or part of the site is available in multiple languages, they will be listed here.
On a scale from 1 to 5 (5 being the highest), this shows the level of readability of the resource. Levels range from 1 for easy-to-read sites to 5 for sites with complex language and grammar. The Readability chart indicates the overall readability rating, as well as how the site is scored by a variety of respected readability scales. Learn more about readability scoring here.
Through the Voting process, teachers and students can recommend resources which they find especially useful. If a site has been recommended by either a teacher or a student, that recognition will be noted here.