Yesterday, I had mused a bit about search engines. I got some interesting questions - Dogpile? Why certainly! Why just "Go" when you can "Go Fetch"? Many people just stick with the default search engine that comes with their browser and that's OK. Search engines generally all do a wonderful job of bringing back good … Continue reading Better answers
Yesterday, I went out for a coffee with a friend two towns over. As I got to the designated Tim Horton's, I received a text message indicating that he was stuck at a train tracks but would be there shortly. What to do? What to do? Well, I had two of life's necessities - a … Continue reading Just Like Me
Here's a cute little writing activity. It's called the Google Docs Stories Builder. You're not going to write the next great Canadian novel but it's a fun little activity. The activity starts here. Every story needs characters so you'll begin by adding them. The two characters in this story are my fine furry friend Jaimie … Continue reading Building a Google Docs Story
This search engine is specially made for the mathematicians and scientists in the crowd. How often have you wanted to do a search for a particular equation requiring specialized characters? Quick, where is that alt-code cheat sheet? Well, in fact, you can find it here. Wouldn't it be nicer if there was an easier way? … Continue reading Math and Science Symbol Search
Sometimes, I feel like the technological world has passed me by. I had that feeling this weekend when I stumbled onto something that I'm sure that everyone else but me knows. Two things form the basis for this post. I really like the Omnibar in the Google Chrome browser. It lets me type URLs and … Continue reading The Best of Both Worlds
If there was a big world event happening, what would you do to bring that resource into your classroom? probably search for that term on Google or some other search engine? Check. read a blog or two on the topic? Check. check out Twitter to see what's happening in real time? Check. check out Facebook … Continue reading Having it All
Try it out here live on my wiki...