How to Search on PebbleGo

With PebbleGo, there are two simple ways your students can search for an article:

  • Guided keyword search
  • Large, visual search
     

Keyword Search

With guided keyword searching, students enter a word, or just a part of a word, in the search bar at the top of the page, and a list of articles matching what they've entered will appear in a drop-down list below.

PebbleGo search for cats

Students can then select the name of the article or category they are searching for.

PebbleGo search for cats with maine coon selected

They will then be taken directly to the article they chose.

PebbleGo article - Maine Coon Cats

It's that easy!

PebbleGo Pro Tip: This method of search is especially useful for your more advanced early readers and writers.
 

Visual Search

With visual search, students start by choosing the module that pertains to the topic they are interested in searching for (Animals, Biographies, Science, Social Studies, or Dinosaurs). Every module your school subscribes to will be shown.

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Students can then select from the images of the categories within the module to begin narrowing their search.

PebbleGo Animals module - first level categories

Students will continue to drill down by subcategories to focus their search.

PebbleGo Animals - Pets and Farm Animals Subcategory Page

Some categories and subcategories have more connected subcategories depending on the breadth of articles. This makes it easier for your young students to navigate to the articles they are looking for.

PebbleGo Animals - Pets Subcategory

In this case, there are a number of different breeds of cats, all with their own article, so students can really hone their search. Students can select the image and name of the article they are searching for.

PebbleGo Animals - Cats subcategory page

They will then be taken directly to the article they picked.

PebbleGo article - Maine Coon Cats

PebbleGo Pro Tip: This method of search is especially useful for emerging and pre-readers and writers, especially your students just entering kindergarten.

However your students choose to search for articles within PebbleGo, they are always sure to find exactly what they are looking for in a snap.