OTR Links 04/30/2012
How a Google Search Works in Only Half a Second [VIDEO]
It only takes half a second for Google to return a search based on keywords you type in, but there’s a whole lot more happening behind the scenes to give you the results you need. Google on Monday launched a video that explains the science behind how the massive search engine actually works.
How to create a Wikipedia Unity lens for Ubuntu | Ubuntu App Developer
The Unity Dash provides a lightweight, instant and easy means to browse and retrieve interesting content. Through the use of lenses, it enables the user to search for information both locally and remotely. In this article you’ll learn how to easily write a lens to comfortably search the Wikipedia right from your desktop.
Beautifully crafted timelines that are easy, and intuitive to use.
Special Education/ ASD – LiveBinder
Special Education/ ASD
Around the Corner-MGuhlin.org: Exploring Workflows on the #iPad
Some time ago, I’d shared that blogging on an iPad was a bit of a pain. The main obstacle I found was changing my workflow…interacting with content across various tabs in a browser, flipping back to the Blogsy app (which is now working great after updates and reinstall), etc.
Review: iNACOL’s Online & Blended Learning Survey | Getting Smart
At the 2011 Virtual School Symposium (VSS) in Indianapolis, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) released the report Online and Blended Learning: A survey of Policy and Practice of K-12 Schools Around the World, which showcases the ways that new technologies and learning models have accelerated across the globe
Five Ways to Promote Reading in the Classroom | Mixminder
Reading is a crucial part of a child’s educational foundation. Once children learn to read fluidly and are able to retain concepts, a whole new wonderful world is opened up to them. From that point on, they can start to learn about anything they want! Here are five ways that you can promote reading in your school classroom.
How Geniuses Think | The Creativity Post
Thumbnail descriptions of the thinking strategies commonly used by creative geniuses.
Make Easy Education for your Children by My Coloring Book | iEnticement
So, My Coloring Book provides some basic knowledge to your children we can say that it’s a fun coloring activity for all ages children. This game app has various bright colors to use and show off your creativity and using these verities your children will take more interest to use this. It will keep your children busy with a positive activity that fits right into the palm of their hand. We can say that now you won’t have to agonize about them crying over crayons or books that they have dropped and cannot reach.
Microsoft’s Laptop Advantage Over Apple – TheStreet
What is this — a so-called “ultrabook” that Intel is pushing through its usual OEMs? Nope. Ultrabooks may be slightly less expensive than a MacBook Air, but that’s par for the course for the usual multi-decade Microsoft-Apple comparison anyway. Nothing new there. Just predictable linear progression.
You Can Finally Play Google Map’s Labyrinth Game
Google first teased us with a demo video of its map-based Cube game way back in January. But instead of having it ready to kill time during the cold winter months back in February, the game has only just been released this week. Finally.
Google Easter Eggs live on in infamy – SlashGear
This week the Starcraft fans amongst us are being treated to Google’s newest Easter Egg hidden in their own fun-loving search engine – newest as in there’s a whole lot more where that came from. Google has for years added little bits of intelligent oddity in with their everyday set of powerful services for search, mapping, and media managing.
A geek with a hat » Google sent me a “what to know in on-site interviews” email. Here it is.
After two phone interviews Google asked me to visit London and have a whole day of chatting about technology and solving intricate coding puzzles. Just to see how good I am on a scale of 1 to Google.
Digital Citizenship Week | always learning
Last week was our first Digital Citizenship Week at YIS, and it was fantastic! We focused primarily on the Middle School to get an idea of how an event like this would work for our students, teachers and parents. Here’s what we did:
100 Time-Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars | Online Universities
While burying yourself in the stacks at the library is one way to get some serious research done, with today’s technology you can do quite a bit of useful searching before you ever set foot inside a library.
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