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I started looking at NetTrekker but unfortunately I think the cost is a
little prohibitive for us ( a subscription of about $1000/year)
It's unique in that it's a search engine/subject directory with about
200,000 teacher-evaluated sites that are aligned to state standards.  My
understanding is that it also includes an image search of all the images
on those evaluated pages.  The website has an area that offers a free
trial. http://www.nettrekker.com/frontdoor/

My prior school-district had a subscription to the AP photo archive, a
great resource of all the AP news photos that never make it into print
or web publications.  Unfortunately, also cost prohibitive.  Any chance
of getting some State of Vermont pricing?   

Luis 


Luis Bango
Technology Teacher / Educational Technology Specialist
Woodstock Union High School & Middle School
(802)457-1317 ext.198
www.wuhsms.org  


-----Original Message-----
From: School Information Technology Discussion
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Steve Jarrett
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2005 11:27 AM
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Subject: Internet filtering and photo searches

We are looking for photo search engines that filter themselves for
explicit photos.  An example is www.picsearch.com.  

Our Internet filter will not filter photo searches for any cost that we
can afford, leaving us the options of completely blocking photos
searches or leaving wide-open access.

Attempts to limit use of Google and Yahoo for doing only the preference
of "moderate filtering" have been less than successful.

We may set our SurfControl filter to redirect photo searches to sites
like www.picsearch.com.

Please let us know of other photo searches engines that you recommend,
or other words of wisdom about the issue.



Steve Jarrett
District Technology Coordinator
Chittenden East Supervisory Union
(802) 899 - 4690  X502
(fax) (802)899-2904

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