Wednesday, November 25, 2009

JStor Tutorial

Check out our subscription to JStor, a digital archive database that indexes over 1,000    academic and scholarly journals.

Click on the link below to see a tutorial video:

Friday, November 20, 2009

The Lost Symbol

Finally received our copy of Dan Brown's Lost Symbol.
Can't wait to read it!

Here's the summary:

"Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, at the U.S. Capitol Building to deliver a lecture, is drawn into a desperate search through the hidden tunnels and temples of Washington, D.C., when his mentor Peter Solomon, a prominent Mason and philanthropist, is kidnapped and the only clue to Solomon's whereabouts lies in an ancient invitation to a long-lost world of esoteric wisdom."

This Week in Rap

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Google Image Swirl

I found the following today on  Free Technology for Teachers
Google Swirl is Like Wonder Wheel for Images

Google announced a new image search option called Image Swirl. Image Swirl is similar to Wonder Wheel which I've previously written about here and here. To use Image Swirl, just enter your search term as you would in the regular image search service. The results of your search will be displayed in a grid similar to that with which you're probably familiar. Click any image in the grid a web of more, related, images will appear. Click an image in the web and another web of images will appear.

Applications for Education
Image Swirl, like Wonder Wheel, could be useful for students who need a little help diversifying their Internet searches."