Archive: November 2008

Google Custom Search: A Custom Search Engine (CSE) for Your Class

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Google Custom SearchTired of sorting through all the “junk” every time you search for information only to find yourself clicking the results from the same set of websites nearly every time?… If so, try Google Custom Search.

With Google Custom Search, you can harness the power of Google to create a customized search experience that produces results from only the websites you specify. Just select the sites you want to include and let Google do the rest. Your custom search engine will be stored along with your Google Account for later use or you can adjust the look and feel and easily add it to your website or blog. (You can even make some money with AdSense for Search)

Scitable: A Collaborative Online Learning Space for Science

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ScitableScitable is an open online teaching/learning portal combining high quality educational articles with technology-based community features to fuel a global exchange of scientific insights, teaching practices, and study resources.

With a focus on the field of genetics, Scitable provides teachers and students with access to more than 150 free, evidence-based articles and allows them to connect with a global community of faculty, scientists and researchers through real-time chats and discussion boards.

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