The Grizzly Den

Knowledge is Power

Posts Tagged ‘research’

Feelin’ the Love

Posted by grizzlymedia on January 30, 2009


You know, we have the best job in the entire world, and here’s proof. For the past couple of weeks, we’ve been working primarily with Ms. Shearer, her student teacher Ms. Yount, and their wonderful tenth grade English students. They’ve been researching controversial topics, using Noodletools to cite their sources and create electronic notecards, and writing their research papers. Today, they presented us not only with a great gift basket full of some of our favorite treats (including Cheez-its!!!!), but even, better, they made a beautimous and thoughtful card to go with it. Are we lucky or what? Thanks, guys!

Posted in School | Tagged: , , , | Leave a Comment »

It’s Time for SpaceTime

Posted by grizzlymedia on February 11, 2008


Are you ready for cool searching? Really cool searching? 3D searching? Well your time has come. SpaceTime, that is. Space Time introduces 3D Tabbed Browsing. Just enter your websites in the address line as you normally would and watch as your web pages are individually displayed in a stunning 3D space where you can view all of your web pages at the same time. Effortlessly shuffle from one page to the next in your 3D space by clicking on the icons for these web pages on your timeline. Want more? There’s 3D Web Search. Just choose your search engine from the drop down menu, type in your search term and enjoy the experience as SpaceTime displays all your search results at once in their patent pending interface. Enjoy the perks that immediate visualization has to offer as you save time, eliminate clicks and find the web pages you are looking for at a fraction of the time. Need pictures fast? Now you can search Yahoo! Images and Google Images and take advantage of your computer’s high powered graphics and fast broadband connection as SpaceTime displays thousands of images at once.

Posted in Technology, Web 2.0 | Tagged: , | 1 Comment »

Veropedia: Is It a Better Wikipedia, or a Worse Wikipedia?

Posted by grizzlymedia on December 21, 2007


The Wikipedia people have come up with a new online encyclopedia called Veropedia which they believe is a significant upgrade from Wikipedia. Only Wikipedia contributors who have proven themselves as providers of quality content are allowed to submit to Veropedia. The articles must meet stricter criteria and will be verified by experts and academics. There are some disadvantages: there is still advertising, most of the articles are quite brief, and coverage of many topics is not yet available. Veropedia has a long way to go, but at least it appears to be a step in the right direction.

Posted in Technology, Web 2.0 | Tagged: , | Leave a Comment »

Sure You Know MySpace, But What About TeenSpace?

Posted by grizzlymedia on December 12, 2007


The Internet Public Library has a cool new “branch” called TeenSpace, and it’s made just for you. What does IPL TeenSpace have to offer? For starters, it has great Research and Writing Tips to help you write your research paper. It also has a Poetry Wiki if you’re into writing poetry, or maybe just because you like poetry, so be sure to tell your friends in the Live Poets Society. For all you Blatant Bibliophiles, there’s a Graphic Novels Guide. There are even FAEQs. You’re probably thinking I’m a bad typist and I actually mean FAQs, or frequently asked questions, which most websites have. No way, dude. IPL TeenSpace has FAEQs, frequently asked embarrassing questions, things teens need to know, answered by doctors, psychologists, dropout prevention experts, Planned Parenthood, and yes, even piercing experts! Yes, I said piercing experts from the Association of Professional Piercers. If you’re going to defile your body, at least do it safely, people! And did I mention the Homework Help?  Whatever you do, just don’t go to the Procrastinator link because it has cool, fun stuff that will distract you from doing your school work and your teachers will come in and try to hurt me for telling you about this website. In addition to their major links, the site has directories for clubs and organizations; health and sexuality; money and work; technology; reading and writing; school and homework help; sports, entertainment, and the arts. Sadly, the IPL’s Ask a Question Reference Service will be closed for the holidays from December 17, 2007 through January 7, 2008, but other features of TeenSpace will be available during the break.

Posted in Libraries, School | Tagged: , , , , | Leave a Comment »