Tech Tips


Wikis for the Classroom

by Barbara J. Feldman October 2, 2007

A wiki is a website that allows users to add and edit content collectively, as opposed to having central editorial control. In a classroom, this would mean both students and teachers could add content to the wiki website. and Wikispaces are two wiki platforms specifically designed for the classroom. Learn more at MisterTeacher’s blog.

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BuzzDash Polling

by Barbara J. Feldman September 25, 2007

Polling is a fun way to take the pulse of a community. And if you have a webpage, blog or profile on a popular social networking site, BuzzDash makes it easy to create and distribute a your own custom poll. Polls can have from two to five answer options, can be skinned in a variety […]

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Lorum Ispum

by Barbara J. Feldman July 17, 2007

Have you ever landed at a website filled with Latin-looking gibberish that started “Lorem ipsum?” “Lorum ipsum” is dummy text that has been used in the printing and typesetting industries since the sixteenth century when an unknown printer scrambled some type to make a type sample book. It is often used at web design sites […]

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Data Lookup with Google Spreadsheets

by Barbara J. Feldman July 2, 2007

One of the advantages Google Spreadsheets has over a client-side spreadsheet such as Microsoft Excel, is access to live data look ups. Using the GoogleLookup function, data lookup for many kinds of standard facts is simple. Standard facts include, for example, population figures for cities and countries, capitals for states and nations, and places of […]

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Creative Commons Photos

by Barbara J. Feldman November 21, 2006 is a search engine for Creative Commons photos. Although it is your responsibility to check the licensing terms at the host site for any photo you wish to use, most of these will be free for non-commercial use, and many may also allow commercial use. To learn more about Creative Commons, watch the explanatory […]

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by Barbara J. Feldman October 25, 2006 is a free, online tool that creates custom social networking sites. Possibilities include photo sharing, video sharing, ratings, reviews, bookmarking, blogging, group networking and more. It’s easy to use, fast to setup, and free. Start by registering a username, selecting an application template to copy, and then choosing a name for your very own […]

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