Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A search engine for product reviews

Wize.com - Product Reviews From People like You

Finding the product that's right for you is hard. Reading thousands of reviews and picking from hundreds of products is difficult and frustrating. It takes a lot of time to make sense of all this information and find the product that fits your needs. We built Wize.com to solve this problem.

Wize gathers millions of product reviews from websites like Amazon.com, Walmart.com, and CNET. Using our proprietary technology we figure out which products are the best for how people want to use them.

Looking for a Television for "Watching Movies?" Simply tell us what you're looking for, and we'll read through all the product reviews from the Web to help you find the best product.

Want more information about products before you buy? Learn more about a product by seeing all the information, pictures, pros and cons, reviews, ways to use it, and stores to buy it.

Not sure which product to choose from? Compare the products you like using our product comparison, and find the best product that's right for you.

Using Evernote

Monday, September 28, 2009

Useful Google Apps

Writing and linking

The Ethic of the Link, Hyperlinked Writing, and Mainstream Media Link Hangups » Moving at the Speed of Creativity
The Ethic of the Link, Hyperlinked Writing, and Mainstream Media Link Hangups
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One of my favorite themes to share with educators and administrators in my presentations about learning and technology involves hyperlinked writing. In my workshop about sharing student work online at the 21st Century Learning @ Hong Kong conference two weeks ago, I asked audience members to repeat the following phrase after me:

Friday, September 25, 2009

Storytelling thoughts

Why Storytelling Can Be Anywhere
Why Storytelling Can Be Anywhere
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Cross posted on the Langwitches Blog.

Why can storytelling be anywhere?

Why should storytelling be everywhere?

Seven Easy Ways to Integrate Your Google Apps

Great ways to make Google Apps do even more for you

Seven Easy Ways to Integrate Your Google Apps - Google Apps - Lifehacker
Seven Easy Ways to Integrate Your Google Apps

Thursday, September 17, 2009


Online Meeting, Web Conferencing, Desktop Sharing and Remote Support with Mikogo
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Storyboard - Collaborative Storytelling

Storybird - Collaborative storytelling
Storybirds are short, visual
stories that you make with
family and friends to share
and (soon) print.

Microsoft Online Safety Educational Comics

This may be a way to teach some safety ideas.

Educational Comics
Educational comics


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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Presentation and workshop documents

Open Video Project

The Open Video Project

Anticipating a future with widespread access to large digital libraries of video, a great deal of research is currently focused on many areas related to digital video. Research in these areas requires that each investigator acquire and digitize video for their studies since the multimedia information retrieval community does not yet have a standard collection of video to be used for research purposes.

The purpose of the Open Video Project is to collect and make available a repository of digitized video content for the digital video, multimedia retrieval, digital library, and other research communities. Researchers can use the video to study a wide range of problems, such as tests of algorithms for automatic segmentation, summarization, and creation of surrogates that describe video content; the development of face recognition algorithms; or creating and evaluating interfaces that display result sets from multimedia queries. Because researchers attempting to solve similar problems will have access to the same video content, the repository is also intended to be used as a test collection that will enable systems to be compared, similar to the way the TREC conferences are used for text retrieval.

This repository is hosted as one of the first channels of the Internet 2 Distributed Storage Infrastructure Initiative, a project that supports distributed repository hosting for research and education in the Internet 2 community.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Time to doink

DoInk.com | Draw, Animate, and Collaborate
DoInk is a place to enjoy art and animation, and make your own. Have a great idea, but can't draw? No problem. Are you an amazing artist, and want to share your talent with the world? We love you. You can do both? There's an audience here for you! So if you want to be entertained, learn something new, or create something fun, do it on DoInk.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Educational Videos

NIBIPEDIA : Together We Learn
Nibipedia is an online educational annotated video database that grows in value through user collaboration. Select educational videos are annotated via "deep links." These links connect to articles, commentary and other rich media that attach to a specific moment on the video timeline. "Nibispheres" are groups of related annotated videos on particular topics. Watching annotated videos or participating in the process of adding relevant links to videos provides opportunity to engage in and accelerate learning and understanding while creating a robust video data source. Nibipedia is one example of the Nibi Software Group platform.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Collaborative Word Processing

EtherPad: Realtime Collaborative Text Editing
EtherPad is the only web-based word processor that allows people to work together in really real-time.

When multiple people edit the same document simultaneously, any changes are instantly reflected on everyone's screen. The result is a new and productive way to collaborate on text documents, useful for meeting notes, drafting sessions, education, team programming, and more.