Google have put up a resource page here, to help teachers use their tools (Search, Maps, Earth, Images and News). It’s got lesson plans, classroom ideas and links to other Google sponsored projects such as digitalexplorer and the Google UK Carbon Footprint Project (or GUKCFP as we call it :). It’s aimed at Secondary Educators but there’s some nice stuff there and some pretty innovative links – the CarbonGame for instance is a live – pan european simulation, where European schools compete against each other in a carbon trading game.
via OUseful Info
Some quick run throughs on what you can do with Google maps, I hadn’t realised that you could embed youtube clips in the tags – cool.
Vodpod videos no longer available.
Absolutely brilliant interactive site at the British Library – click on people and hear a snippet of dialect. The site goes into a lot more depth than just soundbites if you want to know more.
via Ewan Mcintosh’s Tag Cloud
Mindmeister is an online Mindmapping tool – it allows simultaneous editing by multiple users and is designed for collaborative work. You can upload mindmaps done in Mindmanager – and export your work in a variety of formats as well as publishing to the web, it evens keeps a history of the changes you’ve made so you can revert to an earlier version if things go wrong. There’s a limit of 6 maps for the free account, and no RSS feed (boo..) but it’s *so* easy to use, I’ll forgive them.
Produced by informationarchitects and based on the Tokyo tube map, (so if you’ve ever been to Tokyo you get an “added layer” of information and may understand why Microsoft have been moved to the Ikebukuru district – me, I haven’t a clue.) Shows the top 200 most successful websites, ordered by category, proximity, success, popularity and perspective.