Newspaper Map shows newspapers all over the world

February 15, 2011

Newspaper Map is an amazing overview of how news is being published — and by extension, how history is being written — by connecting literally thousands of newspapers from around the world on a single interactive map.

Qwiki turns research into an experience

February 1, 2011

Like any web reference, Qwiki begins with a search box on its main page. But instead of an article on a topic, the topic is explained by an automated voice while pictures, maps, and statistics appear to complement the spoken facts.

Specialized Google searches find articles past and present

January 26, 2011

Gone are the days when teachers have to rely on the limited selection of paper-bound “readers” for supplementary material like primary documents or scholarly articles. There’s a plethora of sources on the web, and Google’s specialized searches make it easier than ever to find what you want.

Add video to Google Docs

January 24, 2011

Google Docs just got a bit more interesting, as you can now upload and share videos in Google Docs.

Create a cloze reading activity with the Cloze Test Generator

January 7, 2011

Cloze reading activities are pretty common in many classrooms as a way for teachers to gauge fluency and comprehension in reading. The Cloze Test Generator is an easy-to-use, free cloze reading generator with just a few bells and whistles to make things interesting.