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internet safety kids games – Google Search
Wonder Wheel search for internet safety kids games
Google Apps: The Missing Manual | Desktopize – Give you web applications desktop power!
Among its many amazing applications, Google now has web-based alternatives to many of the applications in Microsoft Office. This comprehensive and easy-to-follow new book enables you to explore Google’s new office applications in detail. Once you do, you’ll be in good company — more than 100,000 small businesses and some corporations are already looking to take advantage of these free Google offerings.
The Top 4 Myths About Semantic Web | Digital Asset Management
The Internet is often prone to confusion. All this immediacy and constant status updating can leave people lost when it comes to deciphering the true game changers, like Semantic Web
The Next Step for Google Goggles [VIDEO] | AndroidGuys
We all know that Google likes to start (or buy) a project and throw it to us in Beta in hopes that we will swarm it and love it. In many cases, that happens, and the swarmed projects get more development and more awesome. The projects that don’t make the cut, however, seem to kind of wither and dry up.
Customize Windows Vista and 7 screensavers with Idle Time Edit – Instant Fundas
Windows Vista and Windows 7 comes with a set of six screensavers out of which only two are customizable (3D Text and Photos). For Bubbles, Aurora, Mystify and Ribbons there are no customization options whatsoever, but with freeware Idle Time Edit you can tweak them to such an extent that they look completely different from the original.
The internet catalogue for students, teachers, administrators & parents.
Over 20,000 relevant links personally selected by an educator/author with over 30 years of experience.
Google Templates for Student Projects – uTeach With Technology
To see and use these templates, you must have a Google doc account and be logged on. Make a copy of each template to your Google Docs and begin using. I have used the templates with students as young as six, but they can be used for any purpose that is appropriate.
psdtechPD – home
Technology Professional Development at P.S.D. #70
Student Learning with Diigo
Welcome to the world of Diigo, one of the leading Top 10 research tools. Diigo is a cloud based information management system that helps you organize relevant facts you find online.
Bit.ly Introduces Bundles: Multi-Link Sharing with One URL
Link-sharing service Bit.ly has just launched a new tool for people who really, really love sharing links. Bit.ly Bundles allow you to package multiple long links in a single shortened URL.
a world of tweets
Visualize where in the world Twitter messages are coming from right now
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One of the most read entries on this blog happened in August of this year. I had written a post called “A Fresh Start” and it dealt with the real advantage of a new school year and how it lets teachers re-invent themselves every year with the coming of a new class. The link to this posting is at: https://dougpete.wordpress.com/2010/08/29/a-fresh-start/.
Like most blog postings, the URL is a little daunting and requires some careful typing, or copy/pasting or access by a link or QR code or something. In a Twitter message, the content would take up a whack of the 140 characters available! Typically, if I was to find a link like that and retweet it, I would use a URL shortener to take the long URL and make it considerably shorter. There are lots of shorteners available for your use, free of charge – my preference is bit.ly because you can create an account on bit.ly and get some really interesting analytics if you’re so inclined.
In the traditional computer world, it’s a pretty easy process with the appropriate plugin to your browser and certainly Seesmic Desktop does a nice job of shrinking URLs. But, what happens when you’re using an iOS device?
To the rescue, comes a sweet little application called shrinkURL. It’s sole purpose is to take a big URL like my blog post example above and run it through a URL shortener to give you a small one for easy sharing. It supports bit.ly, j.mp, and TinyURL. Just select the one that you’re going to use.
That’s all that you really need to do to get started. If you have a bit.ly account, you do have the option of entering a Username and API key. Using it couldn’t be easier.
In Mobile Safari or whatever browser you’re using, just highlight and copy the URL to be shortened. Open the shrinkURL application and the contents of the clipboard are automatically sent to the shortening service and you’re presented with the shorter link for sharing. The whole process requires little user interaction once it’s configured.
Take the results and share them. shrinkURL also has a handy history feature so that you can keep track of the URLs that you’re shortening using the application. What could be easier?