At first glance the 2 seem very simalar. I will explore Word it Out further a little later on.
Free Technology for Teachers has a second great posing about a research assignment using Wikipedia and textbooks.
This is a great idea and I can't wait to really dig into the assignment.
Educational Technology has 2 interesting postings. The first about a computer classroom without computers. I will let you draw your own conclusions here. The second is a laptop computer buying guide. This is a good article for those in the market.