Archive for January, 2011

Doodle 4 Google 2011 Contest Starts!

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

http://www.google.com/doodle4google/

Registration closes at 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Time (PT) on March 2, 2011, and entries must be postmarked by March 16, 2011 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Time (PT). The winning doodle will be featured on our Google.com homepage on May 20, 2011.

UJam – Music Creation Tool for Non Musicians

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

http://ujam.com/

Lightworks Video Editor – OpenSource

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

http://www.lightworksbeta.com/

Lightworks is an Academy and Emmy award winning professional-grade editor with over 20 years of history in the film and broadcast industry. It is OpenSource and free for anybody to download and use. Currently it is only available for Windows. Mac OSX and Linux support is scheduled for late 2011.

US History Site

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

http://www.gilderlehrman.org/

Founded in 1994, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is a nonprofit organization supporting the study and love of American history through a wide range of programs and resources for students, teachers, scholars, and history enthusiasts throughout the nation.

Google Student Science Fair Project 2011

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

http://www.google.com/events/sciencefair/

BigBlueButton Integration with Moodle 2.0

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

http://blindsidenetworks.com/integration

With impending demise of DimDim,  many people are looking for an alternative for voice, video and screen sharing synchronous conferencing capabilities. Big Blue Button is a possible solution and they now have a plug in to embed their system as an activity in Moodle 2.0.

Books Ngram Viewer

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

http://ngrams.googlelabs.com/

This Google Labs project allows you to take terms and search for them in the gigantic database of scanned books that Google has created. For example, if you took the words: nursery school, kindergarten, and child care and searched for them within nGram your resulting graph would be three lines representing the frequency of those three words over time from 1950 until 2000.

This could be a useful tool to generate data (graphs) and discussions as to what the data may mean within a classroom setting.

Google’s Body Browser

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

http://bodybrowser.googlelabs.com/body.html#

This site is a Google Labs project and I’ve heard it described as the Google Earth for the human body. This site could be useful when studying systems of the body in science classrooms. This site requires a web browser that is capable of displaying HTML5 standards. Google’s Chrome browser would be a good one to use to view this resource.

Winter’s Tail

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

http://www.winterstail.com/

A site dedicated to the story of an injured dolphin who loses his tail through an injury and with the help of experts, learns to use a prosthetic tail. The story has had a lot of press recently and the site has some pretty useful resources when dealing with subjects that revolve around disabilities. Give it a look…