Gadgets and Cool Tools

OUR OWN SEARCH ENGINES – A WORK IN PROGRESS

We are building our own search engines in google. Why build your own search engine? You have to understand how search tools work; after all search engines “interfere” with information in a myriad of ways in order to try and make it more relevant to the searcher. If you use Google or Ask .com you get too many varied results. If you create a search engine, you can choose which sites are searched for information and get more directly related information.

To create one all you need is a google account. Here are two created for this schools so far. I would like to see more specific ones created by kids as well.

Ms. Gunderson Created one click here to see it, and I have been working on one for the older grades, click here to see it.

These are general search engines if you have a site that you think should be included blog it here and I will check it out.


Introducing our School Wiki

Ok so I just built this last night, we have our own wiki. Hurray.

What is a wiki ?

Well a wiki is a cool space on the Internet you create collaboratively, (together) . A wiki can have information, music, podcasts, films etc… A wiki can really be anything you want it to be. More than one person can edit it so it can always change.. A wiki can grow. So far we will use it for to back up our projects in here “All about Me” and Christopher Columbus. But really we can use this space for almost anything. We could do a page on the World Series ( but only if the Yankees get into it) or another current event. We will house our Scary story contest here as well. Mr. Mac’s class will do an Outsiders page and I am open to suggestions. Here is the address Stuff From Room 311 Wiki


GREAT NEW RESOURCE IN BLOGROLL!

THE INTTERNATIONAL CHILDRENS DIGITAL LIBRARY IS AN ONLINE LIBRARY OF BOOKS. USER FRIENDLY. GOOD ONLINE READER. LOTS OF BOOKS AND ACCOUNTS ARE FREE. CHECK IT OUTpicture-1.png

http://www.childrenslibrary.org/


Governor’s Race Issue Podcast

Click on the picture and listen to Samaria and Mark’s opinions on gun control.

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