BingItOnÂ Â – Enter a search and BingItOn retrieves a set of results from both Google and Bing, but doesn’t idenetify which set is which. Have students evaluate which set of results is better, identify criteria for […]
Screenast-o-matic – Animated gifs
Screencast-o-matic, one of my favorite screencasting tools, has a handy new feature that lets you record a short screencast and turn it into an animated gif instead of a video file. Advantages? Easier to post […]
Google’s Global Science Fair
Donâ€™t miss this opportunity! Googleâ€™s Global Online Science Fair is open to students aged 13-18 and is accepting submissions from Jan 11 to April 4. Of coures, the project encourages the use of many different […]
Google Instant Music Videos
No doubt you’ve seen the new Google Instant search feature by now, where Google not only tries to anticipate what you’re going to type, but also changes your search results as you type. (I assume […]
Google sky map
I’m having a great time playing with my new Verizon Droid phone and learning how to interact with a phone that is way smarter than me. My old phone was 6 years old, hip for […]
New Google Search Options
Google has just added some more handy search filters to the “show options” side panel that they introduced last May. Today, we’re announcing nine new Search Options tools: past hour, specific date range, more shopping […]
Technology to the students!!
Originally uploaded by Extra Ketchup I have lots of school library media specialists in the technology classes I teach. They are often the ones in the forefront of using technology in their school districts and […]
50+ Google and Yahoo Search Shortcuts Cheat Sheet
Nicely organized and handy cheat sheet of search shortcuts for Google & Yahoo. Also available as a 3 page doc file and a separate html page for easy printing.
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 […]
Google gadget tutorial
This tutorial from SEOish on How to Make Google Gadgets usesÂ google gadgets to teach about making google gadgets. Love the video next to the gadget editor. Clever and effective.
Google Gadgets & Library Search
Last year I fiddled around with creating some simple Google Gadgets for the catalogs of my local library systems. Mostly to figure out how to create them, but also because I’m lazy. I wanted easy […]
Google in Quotes
Via Phil Bradley’s weblog: Google has come out with a really clever gizmo that they’re calling ‘Google in Quotes‘. Basically it pits two political figures from some major countries together allowing searchers to type in […]