WolframAlpha answers just about everything

June 4, 2009

Perform searches of computational knowledge BY JASON DON FORSYTHE WolframAlpha is an ambitious knowledge repository that functions similar to a web browser. It’s important to note the difference between a knowledge repository and a search engine — this isn’t a … Continued

Random roundup: Little Johnny

May 13, 2009

Welcome to May’s random roundup. This month’s theme: Little Johnny, one-man stand-in for school-aged children the world over. After a year-and-a-half of hard work, we figured this overused cliche deserved a post of his own before he gets back to … Continued

Monday by the numbers

May 4, 2009

10 High Fliers on Twitter Still struggling to figure out how to use microblogging app/distraction engine Twitter for educational purposes? The Chronicle of Higher Education lists 10 exemplary Twitterers from the edusphere. Follow these folks for insight and ideas on … Continued

Get better, chunkier search results with ChunkIt!

April 24, 2009

Remember back when dial-up modems were the coolest and Jimmy Ray was burning up the charts? Back when a search of the internet would dump a bunch of ugly search results back at you? Then after about 30 minutes of … Continued

Search intelligently with SweetSearch

February 18, 2009

I love Google, but it does get irritating to have to wade through a bunch of junk and irrelevant search results to find what I’m looking for. SweetSearch aims to remedy that by pairing the power of the search engine … Continued

50 websites you’ll wonder how you lived without

February 12, 2009

I came across this post on TechRadar.com a couple of months back. After thoroughly pillaging this list for ideas to write about for Instructify, I decided to just share with you this list of 50 sites. Plagiarism police, calm yourselves … Continued

Think "inside the box" with SimplyBox

January 8, 2009

With so much information available to them on the world wide web, students sometimes need a little guidance when doing research. The million dollar question for educators is how to guide students’ research easily and effectively. A teacher could create … Continued

SnappyFingers.com: FAQs for the masses

December 11, 2008

Q: What’s the difference between questions and Frequently Asked Questions? A: FAQs assume that many people are asking the same questions. By posting the answers to these common queries in one accessible place, duplicate answers are avoided, saving time for … Continued

Great content, no fines: The Florida Virtual Library

December 5, 2008

Don’t be deterred by the terms-of-use warning on the front page, which cautions you to “surf at your own risk.”    The Florida Virtual Library is an excellent resource for student exploration, research, and reference, compiling an abundance of links to … Continued