NYLA SLMS & Some New Google Services

I’m looking forward to presenting two workshops at the NYLA SLMS 2009 Conference next week. One of the sessions is on Google tools for schools. In the conference program I suggested people stop by my blog and tell me about their favorite Google tools. A bit late, but the invitation is still open and open to anyone! Please share your favorite Google tools.

And with that in mind, Google released some new features today.

  • Similar Images is a new service being tested in Google Labs. Search for a photo and look for the “Similar Images” link in the results to see more images like the one you selected. It finds images that have similar objects, colors & layout.
  • News Timeline – Also new in Google Labs. Select from many sources: news, blogs, photos, Time, Wikipedia, quotes and more. Select time frame (1800, 1500, 1952, etc.) And frequency: day, week, decade, etc. Great display of articles, quotes, news stories and more. Sampel searches: