links for 2009-03-31

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links for 2009-03-17

  • DBpedia is a community effort to extract structured information from Wikipedia and to make this information available on the Web. DBpedia allows you to ask sophisticated queries against Wikipedia, and to link other data sets on the Web to Wikipedia data.
  • This is a simple tool that re-styles a website that you are viewing for maximum readability. This is a brilliant tool for when you're reading student responses in a learning management system, as well as when you're viewing poorly designed websites.

links for 2009-03-11

  • joop's kids
  • Joop's son in law's work
  • Mailinator was the first (and still the best!) disposable email service for people who want to protect their online identity. It is a tool that allows users to create an on-the-spot email identity that provides anonymity and fights web inertia in one easy step.

    Mailinator is a service of the internet company, ManyBrain, Inc., whose primary objective is providing solutions that remove obstacles and augment the web experience for all users.

  • Digital Storytelling is the practice of using computer-based tools to tell stories. As with traditional storytelling, most digital stories focus on a specific topic and contain a particular point of view. However, as the name implies, digital stories usually contain some mixture of computer-based images, text, recorded audio narration, video clips and/or music. Digital stories can vary in length, but most of the stories used in education typically last between two and ten minutes. And the topics that are used in Digital Storytelling range from personal tales to the recounting of historical events, from exploring life in one's own community to the search for life in other corners of the universe, and literally, everything in between.

links for 2009-03-10