Look what I found! 05/18/2009

  • Why is our first impulse to believe something that we see, read or hear? Especially if it is in print, online or comes in an “officially” looking packaging?

    How do we teach ourselves and our students, that another impulse has to follow the first one immediately: Evaluate…critical thinking… learn to listen for and to your own “gut feeling”… cross referencing…

    tags: research, tools, information literacy, information_literacy, literacy, information

  • If you consider yourself a geek, or aspire to the honor of geekhood, here’s an essential checklist of must-have geek skills.

    tags: geek, skills, tech, howto, technology, culture

  • Always wanted to search on Google and Twitter?
    Well, now you can! Twootles let’s you search on Google and Twitter at the same time.

    tags: twitter, search, google, searchengine

  • Soungle is a free site, developed by Southern Codes, for finding all kind of sound FX and musical instruments samples on our mega online library. As different from most of similar sites, Soungle is NOT a Web search engine. It only searches in our growing monster database. Our goals are to keep it simple to use (search, preview and download) and to keep it free.

    tags: audio, sounds, sound, podcasting, soundeffects, media

  • At the core of FreshBrain is an open and free web site freshbrain.org that provides teens with the opportunity to explore, engage, and create through activities and projects. FreshBrain takes advantage of the latest technologies, such as web conferencing and social networking, to provide a very progressive environment where teens can complete activities and work together on projects. This experience is enhanced with Advisors, available to support and mentor teens who are working on projects, with the intention of increasing the likelihood of success. In addition, FreshBrain provides teens with tools and training in the latest technologies to complete these projects.

    Providing the latest tools in technology, and a social interactive networking environment, has enabled teens to explore, create, and share with others. A result of pulling these two key online arenas together into one solution has enabled FreshBrain to attract teens comfortable with technology and communicating online. Creations from FreshBrain users range from music videos to logo designs.

    tags: education, technology, resources, ideas, projects, highschool, middleschool

  • WordSift is a tool that was created primarily for teachers. Mainly, think of it playfully – as a toy in a linguistic playground that is available to instantly capture and display the vocabulary structure of texts, and to help create an opportunity to talk and play with language.

    tags: visualization, wordle, vocabulary, wordsift, text, words

  • Making the world’s knowledge computable

    Today’s Wolfram|Alpha is the first step in an ambitious, long-term project to make all systematic knowledge immediately computable by anyone. You enter your question or calculation, and Wolfram|Alpha uses its built-in algorithms and growing collection of data to compute the answer.

    tags: searchengine, visual, computations, calculations

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