CASTing a Net: Supporting Teachers with Search Technology

Garrett Allen, Katherine Landau Wright, Jerry Alan Fails, Casey Kennington, and Maria Soledad Pera. 2021. “CASTing a Net: Supporting Teachers with Search Technology”. In Proceedings of the 5th International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Children and Recommender and Information Retrieval Systems: Search and Recommendation Technology through the Lens of a Teacher (KidRec 2021), co-located with ACM IDC 2021.


Past and current research has typically focused on ensuring that search technology for the classroom serves children. In this paper, we argue for the need to broaden the research focus to include teachers and how search technology can aid them. In particular, we share how furnishing a behind-the-scenes portal for teachers can empower them by providing a window into the spelling, writing, and concept connection skills of their students.