Google just introduced a new way to search the internet.  Now, instead of searching with words, you can search with images.
 
 
1.  Copy and Paste the colors to show me your progress.
2.  Don't make any changes other than the color of your own row.
3.  Update daily.

Access the Progress Tracker here.

Parents, this would be a great place for you to check in on your child and see how they think they are doing on their project.  Also, check with your child and ask to see their website and gathered information so far.
 
 
Watch the video below to learn why you can't use any image you find on the internet.  

Images you can use for sure can be found under something called the "creative commons" licence.  You can find a link to the creative commons search engine on the "Helpful Tools" page under "Search Tools".
 
 
Check out A Google a Day and see if you can be the first to answer the question.  No cheating!
 
 
Some of you may have heard of Kodu as a way of designing your own video games.  You don't have to know code, but you do have to have quite a bit of patience.

If you're up for it, there is a contest for kids 9-17 years old to design the best video game.
 
 
In the next couple days/weeks Blogger is going to be updated for all users.  Here is a look at what it has been like in the past and also what it will be in the future.
 
 
 

Search Tips

1/20/2011

 
Tip 1:  Find Reliable Results with Sweet Search.

Sweet Search is a search engine like Google except the only websites it searches are reviewed and by professionals to make sure they will have true information in them.

Tip 2:  Find Accurate Results with Sortfix.

Sortfix will suggest popular search terms you didn't think of that you can use to refine your search query.  

Tip 3:  Find Readable Results with Google.

Google just released a feature that allows you to sort your search results into basic, intermediate, and advanced reading level.  Watch the video below to see how to do it.
 
 
Google just released a feature that allows you to sort your search results into basic, intermediate, and advanced reading level.  Watch the video below to see how to do it.
 
 
I just recieved an email from a parent who, like most of you, uses Feed My Inbox to view the updates on this blog.  She was concerned, though, that her inbox doesn't get fed fast enough and sometimes she doesn't get timely information until it's too late.

While I can't control how or when Feed My Inbox delivers blog posts to you, I can suggest a faster (and slightly more complicated) way of getting information.  You might try Google Reader.

Reader is another way of making blog posts come to you, but instead of checking your email, you check your Google Reader page.  Now, if this blog is the only one you are interested in, you might as well just check this website directly, but if you were interested in following some other blogs (Cooking, Couponing, Photography, Politics, Weather, etc.) you might try Reader.

Here is a 1 minute video introduction to Reader:
And for those who are still interested, here is a longer tutorial: