If you have children and ever tried to use a search engine with them in order to find help for their homework, you probably realized that it wasn’t always easy to find relevant results.
AOL recently released StudyBuddy.com a search engine that helps schoolchildren find useful resources and information.
Note that the domain is actually homework-help.aol.com: AOL’s trying to avoid the sandbox by using a subdomain and also keywords in the url 🙂
In this article from Seattle PI, you can read:
June Herold, AOL’s vice president for education and consumer services, said StudyBuddy was a response to complaints that because regular search engines have to cater to so many needs, results aren’t as useful for homework.
Because the results are pre-screened by teachers and librarians, Study Buddy provides only useful videos, articles, links to websites, or even games.
It’s a really nice move from AOL, I believe this is the only search engine of that kind on the web.