Web Sightings

Web Sites Worth Visiting

Website Description and Educational Applications

http://imaginationsoup.net/

Imagination Soup is the blog of education expert Melissa Taylor. She has all sorts of credentials to back her up, being a mother, teacher, and writer at the top of the list. In her blog, she aims to provide parents with ideas to encourage their children to keep on learning. Includes ideas to make kids enjoy play, imagination and learning.
Cailbre is a system that can sync via USB to any ebook device. It stores your files in an online library and also allows you to convert files of many types to any other kind of ebook file- and the best part …it’s free!

(Submitted by Gina Catania on MACUL Space EduTech Group)


SweetSearch is a search engine for students. It helps students find outstanding information, faster. It enables them to determine the most relevant results from a list of credible resources, and makes it much easier for them to find primary sources. It excludes not only the spam sites that many students could spot, but also the marginal sites that read well and authoritatively, but lack academic or journalistic rigor. As importantly, the very best Web sites that appear on the first page of SweetSearch results are often buried on other search engines.

http://www.glogster.com/

Glogster allows students to create posters online that can be made interactive and published. I love this idea because often times many students may have the vision for expression but not the talent or physical ability and this overcomes this barrier. However, a word to the wise…this program is still very basic and they are adding/modifying as we speak. ClipArt and PowerPoint are more user friendly, but not as “hip” as Glogster.

(Submitted by Laura Chamberlain on MACUL Space EduTech Group)


http://ietherpad.com/
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.

(Submitted by Anna Cajiga on MACUL Space EduTech Group)