How Now Google Cow
Apr04

How Now Google Cow

Just a quick post to point out that if you haven’t seen Google Body Browser, it now comes with added Bovine goodness. (Firefox 4 or Chrome needed to access) In addition to the female body that was used in the beta version, you can now explore a male body and even that of a cow. I heard initially that this may have been an April Fools prank, given the day it was released, but someone from Google tweeted me to say it was staying....

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Smart Notebook Search Engine
Mar26

Smart Notebook Search Engine

While at the Teacher 2 Teacher conference, it was a pleasure to meet up with Obe Hostetter, who runs the Smartboard Revolution Ning. Obe has created a very useful search engine for finding Smart Notebook files – this used to be featured on the Smart Website but I can’t find it anymore! You can access the Search Engine Here  ...

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Firefox 4 and Google Body
Mar23

Firefox 4 and Google Body

If you were interested in running Google Body when I wrote about it a few months back, but couldn’t get it to work in your current browser then there’s some exciting news. The new version of Firefox – version 4 – was released yesterday and this version supports OpenGL which lets the Body Browser work. If you haven’t seen Google Body, I wrote about it here. Science and PE teachers should definitely check...

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Google Image Slideshow
Mar22

Google Image Slideshow

Google Image Slideshow is a simple tool allows you to easily generate and view an online image slideshow based on search results from Google Images. http://theslideshow.net/ If you are using this in the classroom – be aware there is you can’t preview the images you are going to get in the slideshow website. I’d suggest doing the same google image search first on the regular google image search page to check no...

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Google goes off-road with Street View
Mar02

Google goes off-road with Street View

Google Street View has got to be one of the most amazing projects available on the internet. It still amazes me that from my home computer I can tour cities like Rome or New York and move around as if I was there. But on the whole the places you could see were only those accessible from the road, since their special camera cars could not get everywhere. Although you could take a look at the penguins in Antarctica, which was great...

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What Was There – Historical Google Maps
Feb27

What Was There – Historical Google Maps

What Was There is an interesting site that looks like an alternative to History Pin which I’ve written about in the past. History teachers in particular should take a look! It allows visitors to upload historical photographs of an area and tag them with a location and year. These are then displayed on a Google Map. From the Explore Photos page you can move around the world to find places you’re interested in and then view...

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Google Fractal Viewer : Julia Map
Feb01

Google Fractal Viewer : Julia Map

Following on from the Google Art Project, here’s another cool Google utility I hadn’t seen before. It’s called Julia Map and it’s a way of exploring Fractals in HTML5 on your computer. Julia sets are fractals that were studied by the French mathematician Gaston Julia in the early 1920s. Fifty years later, Benoît Mandelbrot studied the set z2 − c and popularized it by generating the first computer visualisation....

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The Amazing Google Art Project
Feb01

The Amazing Google Art Project

Today Google unveiled the Art Project, a unique collaboration with some of the world’s most acclaimed art museums to enable people to discover and view more than a thousand artworks online in extraordinary detail. Basically its Google Street view inside various art museums. You can move around the halls and explore all the artwork in detail. Over the last 18 months Google has worked with 17 art museums including, Altes...

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Google Science Fair
Jan18

Google Science Fair

Google is looking for the brightest, best young scientists from around the world to submit interesting, creative projects that are relevant to the world today. To help make today’s young scientists the rock stars of tomorrow, in partnership with CERN, The LEGO Group, National Geographic and Scientific American, Google is introducing the first global online science competition: the Google Science Fair. It’s open to students around the...

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Google Body Browser
Dec18

Google Body Browser

This is something I have been waiting ages to see. I love Google Earth, Google Sky, Google Moon etc. But there was nothing for a biologist like me. I remember asking on Twitter in October if there would ever be a Google Maps for the human body. And now there is. Google Body browser. Google Body gives you a fully-explorable 3D body. You can move about, zoom in, like you can in Google Earth. And it’s fast – very responsive...

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Google Earth v6 released
Dec01

Google Earth v6 released

Google have released version 6 of their amazing Google Earth software. As an application to use on your interactive whiteboard, this really is an essential piece of software to have. Combine it with your desktop capture/camera tool and you can grab images from anywhere in the world and annotate over the top. New features include  Street View that will be familiar to users of Google Maps, which lets you see what these places look like...

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BBC Dimensions
Sep25

BBC Dimensions

Dimensions is a cracking little site from the BBC which takes important places, events and things, and overlays them onto a map of where you are: http://howbigreally.com/ Dimensions is an experimental prototype for the BBC designed to bring home the human scale of events and places in history. The D-Day landing beaches measured from London to Norfolk in the UK. How far would the Titanic stretch down your street? Dimensions simply...

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