Archive for May, 2007

Google Custom Search – Engaged Learning

Thursday, May 17th, 2007

Google will allow you to create custom search engines that will only search those sites that you have listed. Great idea to limit student searchs on the Internet.

 Try this one out below for: Engaged Learning

Google Custom Search

SecondLife and Teen SecondLife

Thursday, May 3rd, 2007


SecondLife has recenlty been getting a lot of attention from education communities and the business world. It has been described in the same terms as the early World Wide Web. Check it out for yourself at:

Teen SecondLife

For more examples of how it is being used, check out:

Modesto City USD – SecondLife PacificRim Exchange

Ohio State University SL Video – – NMC Campus: “Seriously Enganging” San Jose State University

Web Based Text Translation Services

Thursday, May 3rd, 2007

The following links will translate eletronic text into a different language. They are not perfect, but can be used for simple communication.

Babblefish – Altavista


Intel’s ClassmatePC

Thursday, May 3rd, 2007


A classmate PC, powered by Intel, is a small, mobile learning assistant and educational solution that Intel specially developed for students in emerging markets. It’s a rugged learning device designed to provide affordable, collaborative learning environments.

One Laptop Per Child Project

Thursday, May 3rd, 2007


“Any nation’s most precious natural resource is its children. We believe the emerging world must leverage this resource by tapping into the children’s innate capacities to learn, share, and create on their own. Our answer to that challenge is the XO laptop, a children’s machine designed for “learning learning.”


Thursday, May 3rd, 2007


Making forms easy + fast + fun

 Create beautiful online forms, online surveys, and invitations using your web browser.



Thursday, May 3rd, 2007


Creating 3D media from 2D photographic images.


Thursday, May 3rd, 2007


a “citizens’ compendium of everything,” is an experimental new wiki project. The project, started by a founder of Wikipedia, aims to improve on that model by adding “gentle expert oversight” and requiring contributors to use their real names.


Thursday, May 3rd, 2007

Wikisky has been described as “Google Earth” for the heavens. Not all areas of the sky have been mapped yet though. Check it out here: