Have you ever done a websearch to find a fact or resource and ended up in a big, long webpage? It happens to me all the time. More often that I would care to admit, as I search through a website, I’ll find something else of interest and eventually lose focus on what I was there looking for originally.
For the most part, I tend to use Google Chrome and a quick CTRL-F or Command-F is so helpful when I need to find something in a long webpage. I read once where CTRL-F/Command-F is one of the great 21st Century Literacies. I’m not sure that I’d jump on that particular bandwagon but I’ll definitely be on the bandwagon that says it’s a tool that everyone needs to use. It’s not limited to Google Chrome; any major browser like Internet Explorer or Firefox has got you covered there.
So, if it’s such a great feature, why isn’t there a feature like that for mobile? Like the next person, I enjoy reading on mobile – it’s lighter, less intrusive but can it ever get frustrating when you’re reading a long webpage.
The newest version of the Diigo Browser has it covered. In addition to a great list of features, it’s got a little “rose” or “wheel” or “Diigo Browser icon” or something that overlays any webpage you’re browsing. Tapping it opens additional options.
And, wouldn’t you know it – one of the options is a magnifying class – the universal symbol for search.
You can see that it overlays the Route 1812 site I talked about yesterday.
Suppose I was interested in where “trail” appears in the document? Tapping the search tool opens a dialogue asking for text. Submitting “trail” returns…
How cool is that? It works equally as well with any webpage or document that you might want to browse. Productivity just went through the roof and distractions perhaps out the door.
This is but one of a long list of features in the browser. If you haven’t tried it or haven’t upgraded for a while, you owe it to yourself to check it out.
Tonido – Run your own Personal Cloud
Access all your files via Web, iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, WP7, Android.
Boxopus – Site
Boxopus downloads torrent file directly to
your Dropbox (?). No torrent client needed.
Power Searching with Google – Inside Search – Google
Google Search makes it amazingly easy to find information. Come learn about the powerful advanced tools we provide to help you find just the right information when the stakes are high.
How This School District Turned its Students’ Love of Mobile into Better Learning, Test Scores | ZDNet
Teenagers. They may forget your request to mow the lawn, fill up the gas and clean their rooms, but they’ll never fail to bring their smartphone or tablet when they go out of the house.
Resource Watch: ‘Pinteresting’ Idea for Teachers – Teaching Now – Education Week Teacher
Grockit, the online test prep company, has recently launched a new social learning site similar to Pinterest, but designed specifically for educators and students, according to The Journal, an education-technology news magazine. On Learnist, users can “pin” YouTube videos, audio clips, and other content they find on the Web to digital bulletin boards, which Grockit calls “learn boards.”
Six Technologies That Soon Could Be In Your Classrooms| The Committed Sardine
Game-based learning, personalized learning environments, augmented reality are coming soon, says a new ed-tech report
Facebook forces all users over to @facebook.com e-mail addresses | Ars Technica
f you are on Facebook but have never taken a particular shine to Facebook’s e-mail capability, Facebook is intent on changing your mind. As of Friday, the company seems to have quietly given or replaced the display e-mail addresses of all of its users with an @facebook.com address, routing any e-mail communiques you would have received back to its own Messages inboxes.
A Simple Guide for Teachers to Create eBooks on iPad using iBook Author
With the start of this new year Apple launched two major products namely iBook app and iBooks Author. These two releases have caught the attention of media and Educational Technology and Mobile Learning was no exception.
Bing Maps adds 165TB of new images of Earth | Microsoft – CNET News
Doubling down, Bing Maps adds a stockpile of new satellite and photo images that cover 38 million square kilometers of the world.
Apple iSchool? | TOPYX Social LMS
Apple has a special expertise in successfully (and profitably) delivering disruptive technology solutions. If anyone can come in and actually make a difference for students in desperate need, while allowing for considerable market growth, Apple can not only make this happen, they could do it with style.
Google scientists find evidence of machine learning | Cutting Edge – CNET News
A neural network created by connecting 16,000 computer processors appears to support biologists’ theories on how the human brain identifies objects.
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