Jul 10 2010

Google Squared



Have you ever needed a quick set of facts, but didn’t want to search through a million different websites to pull the facts together? That’s where Google Squared comes in. Google Squared (sponsored by Google of course) is a “smarter search” for facts. For example, if I needed facts about the different rain forests of the world, I could do a regular search which would probably give me what I need, but I’d have to compile the results from a few websites, or I could do a Google Squared search.

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Mar 22 2010

Math Playground



Well, I haven’t been blogging as much as I would like lately… I could blame the weather (it has been so beautiful here- Spring has definately arrived!), or the fact that we have been traveling lately, or that I enjoyed a great week with my family on Spring Break… or I could blame it on plain ‘ol laziness! On a side note, I am mostly caught up on all my shows on DVR! :-) Hmmmm, funny how that works!

Well, today we were back to the grind of school after Spring Break, and I had to help my daughter do her math homework. She was working on subtraction by regrouping, and she didn’t get it. I sat at the kitchen table with her and explained the concept to her as I’m sure her teacher did today, and although she did get her work finished, I’m not sure she really gets it completely. I think she needs to see it visually in a different way. That’s where Math Playground comes in. Continue reading