Encrypted Google Searches →
With Google search over SSL, you can have an end-to-end encrypted search solution between your computer and Google. This secured channel helps protect your search terms and your search results pages from being intercepted by a third party. This provides you with a more secure and private search experience.
Running water never grows stale. So you just have to “keep on flowing”.– Bruce Lee - In His Own Words
Never Before Published WWII Photos
Inside Adolf Hitler’s Bunker Vandivert was the first Western photographer to gain access to Hitler’s Führerbunker (translation: “shelter for the leader”) after the fall of Berlin, and a handful of his pictures of the bunker and the ruined city were published in LIFE in July, 1945. A few of those images are re-published here; most of the pictures in this gallery, however,...
Looking to fill your presentations with pictures or icons? Try OpenClipArt, a library of images that are free for any use. I did a few queries: smartphone, black cat (love the eyepatch!), safety, and was pleasantly surprised by the results.
Today on Jeopardy...
Jeopardy! can be a great way to review material, and with the help of JeopardyLabs, teachers can now create their own games without PowerPoint. You can browse templates already created by other teachers; check out this example on weather. If you want to create your own it’s free, you’ll just need to sign up with an email address. However, templates created here become available...
Q: Tech Jobs for Recent Grads...Help!
I’ve been asked: I’m a college student graduating and want a tech job - any leads or ideas? It’s a tough market out there for everyone, which means you’ve got to use those marketing skills to get your foot in the door! As a student that may not have a built-up network of colleagues, the first step - tell everyone in your current network that you need a job. Word of...
Tumblr Tag Clouds →
A great customizable script to add a tag cloud to your blog.
Moving Blogger to Tumblr
Thanks to a few google searches I found an easy way to move my blogger blog to tumblr. Here’s the steps: Setup your new tumblr blog Change your tumblr password (so when you use it on the import tool you don’t have to worry about “giving away your password”) Go to Import to Tumblr from Blogger Enter in your tumblr info, along with your blogger feed...
Games like World of Warcraft give players the means to save worlds, and incentive to learn the habits of heroes. What if we could harness this gamer power to solve real-world problems? Jane McGonigal says we can, and explains how. Come together, use your superpowers for good, and play these games! World Without Oil Superstruct Urgent Evoke
Poetry Contest: Win an iPad
Schmoop is celebrating National Poetry Month offering a poetry contest for students to win an iPad. You have 2 weeks (May 28) to enter by answering a question about Robert Frost’s Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening in 500 words or less.
Overhead Projector as Instrument!
Color a Sound, an experiment created by Blair Neal, turns those an old overhead projector into a musical instrument! Watch for Mario to show up! Color a Sound from blair neal on Vimeo.
Powerpoint Collaboration using CircleDoc
Have a project you need to work on but can’t find a good time/location? Using CircleDoc, you can update your files in real-time, anywhere there’s an internet connection. There’s a free beta version available now for PowerPoint 2007.
Is Social Media a Fad?
Raising Digital Citizens
It’s not an easy task to raise the next generation of digital citizens to be savvy media consumers. We all could use a little help, whether you’re a student, parent, or teacher, and that’s where Common Sense Media lets you customize their content to help you be responsible digital citizens. Use this resource to see reviews of new movies, albums, or websites, and get advice on...
23 Years of History with C-SPAN Video Library
The C-SPAN video archives are now online; over 160,000 hours! Videos can be searched and shared. Searching you can view C-SPANs biographical history of a person, how many programs and what positions they had, how many programs per year they participated in, and photo galleries. When sharing a link to a video you have the option to change the start and end times of the video you link to...
Happy Mother's Day
Q&A from StoryCorps on Vimeo.
Cyberbullying and Suicide
From Tech & Learning’s article Is Cyberbullying Deadly?, the Cyberbullying Research Center’s findings on cyberbullying and suicide will be published in the academic journal academic journal Archives of Suicide Research. The fact sheet summary of the paper highlights from the research: 20% of respondents reported seriously thinking about attempting suicide All forms of bullying...
SMART Board Courses This Summer
Aurora University is offering SMART Board training (3 graduate credits) this summer in the following locations: SMART Board I Milwaukee Public Schools - June and August New Berlin Public Schools - July Cudahy School District - August SMART Board II Hartland Area School - June New Berlin Public Schools - July Cudahy School District - August Milwaukee Public Schools - August Area teachers are...
Updated Google - Didja Notice?
Google released its newest version of Google search. It may be subtle to you, but for a regular user the more fluid design could speed up your efficiency searching. New logo: a cleaner and simpler look, no shadows or gradients. Search results has a simpler cleaner look… …and now has left-hand navigation. You can toggle between types of searches, along with all the details...
Facebook Privacy Exploit
Be aware…while we all know that Facebook wants us to share more information, there’s a major security flaw that lets you see live chats of your friends. While you should never do anything you don’t want your Grandma to see online, and on Facebook, you may want to consider not using Facebook until they fix the problem.