google.com/cse lets you create a search engine which searches only the sites that you list as acceptable.
Monday, September 20, 2010
What are applications?
There are over 250,000 applications built using the Twitter API. To use most applications, you first authorize the application to access your Twitter account, after which you can use it to read and post Tweets, discover new users and more. Applications come in many varieties, including desktop applications like TweetDeck, Seesmic, or EchoFon, websites such as TweetMeme, fflick, or Topsy, or mobile applications such as Twitter for iPhone, Twitter for Blackberry, or Foursquare.
Update 1: New authorization rules for applications
Starting August 31, all applications will be required to use "OAuth" to access your Twitter account.
OAuth is a technology that enables applications to access Twitter on your behalf with your approval without asking you directly for your password.
Desktop and mobile applications may still ask for your password once, but after that request, they are required to use OAuth in order to access your timeline or allow you to tweet.
What does this mean for me?
Applications are no longer allowed to store your password.
If you change your password, the applications will continue to work.
Some applications you have been using may require you to reauthorize them or may stop functioning at the time of this change.
All applications you have authorized will be listed at http://twitter.com/settings/connections.
You can revoke access to any application at any time from the list.
Update 2: t.co URL wrapping
In the coming weeks, we will be expanding the roll-out of our link wrapping service t.co, which wraps links in Tweets with a new, simplified link. Wrapped links are displayed in a way that is easier to read, with the actual domain and part of the URL showing, so that you know what you are clicking on. When you click on a wrapped link, your request will pass through the Twitter service to check if the destination site is known to contain malware, and we then will forward you on to the destination URL. All of that should happen in an instant.
You will start seeing these links on certain accounts that have opted-in to the service; we expect to roll this out to all users by the end of the year. When this happens, all links shared on Twitter.com or third-party apps will be wrapped with a t.co URL.
What does this mean for me?
A really long link such as http://www.amazon.com/Delivering-Happiness-Profits-Passion-Purpose/dp/0446563048 might be wrapped as http://t.co/DRo0trj for display on SMS, but it could be displayed to web or application users as amazon.com/Delivering- or as the whole URL or page title.
You will start seeing links in a way that removes the obscurity of shortened links and lets you know where each link will take you.
When you click on these links from Twitter.com or a Twitter application, Twitter will log that click. We hope to use this data to provide better and more relevant content to you over time.
Thanks for reading this important update. Come and check what's new at http://twitter.com.
The Twitter Team
Grade 7 students began working on the Reformat me document. A lesson designed to teach the basics of reformatting.
Grade 8 students began the Styleize assignment. We practiced using styles in Word 2007, applied them to a document, and discussed applications. I will be adding to this document to include more information regarding bibliography, footnotes, and references.
Grade 6 students will begin the Schedule assignment.
Friday, September 17, 2010
- Today you will continue to work on the IP script
- Depending on which project you chose you will need to complete the script differently
By the end of the period you should have 3 bullets for each section of your script
Remember you will need at least 1 picture for each bullet point
You must save the pictures to your H drive
When you find a picture
Thursday, September 16, 2010
For those wishing to try I have included a link to a google document containing the basic lesson document. I suggest copy & pasting it into Word 2007 and follow along with the video.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
You will create a Word document that contains 2 tables.
You should have a banner with word art across the top that reads "Tables"
Table 1 - will be 3 columns wide and 6 rows long.
• You will compare and contrast the year you were born & any other year you choose
• You may compare things such as Presidents, Popular culture, etc.
• Font size should be 12, font style Comic Sans
• The first row should be a Title row.
• All borders should be blue
Table 2 - Will be 3 columns wide and 6 rows long
• You will compare and contrast 2 devices - example PC & Mac
• The first row will be a title row
• You font size should be 12
• you may choose your font style and color
• There should be no borders
When you have completed your assignment
• Make sure your name period & date are inserted into the footer section
• Print on Printer #2 the color printer
• Leave your work on the printer and I will collect it from there.
You will create a document that has a banner with word art
Word art should say "NY NY"
Create 5 rows of tabs, the settings should be;
1" left, 3" center, 6" right
You may include a leader
You should include the street addresses of 5 NYC landmarks
Lines should be single spaced
You will need 5 bullet points and the bullets should be custom formatted to be a picture of a NYC landmark
You should inlude information about your landmark
You will include a table 3 rows by 4 columns
The table should have no borders
It should include travel information
Your name, period, date should be a footer
Here is a basic sample of what yours should look likeTabsbulletts.pdf
When you are done Print on printer #2
Save a copy to the shared students folder, mr riley, your grade, your period, cycle 1
Save as your last name
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
WorldCat is a place where you can search for popular books, music CDs and videos—all of the physical items you're used to getting from libraries. You can also discover many new kinds of digital content, such as downloadable audiobooks. You may also find article citations with links to their full text; authoritative research materials, such as documents and photos of local or historic significance; and digital versions of rare items that aren't available to the public. Because WorldCat libraries serve diverse communities in dozens of countries, resources are available in many languages.
Google Scholar is a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.
Ottobib.com/ is a new online bibliography machine. Whats cool is you can create bibliography by isbn#
Next we watch a PowerPoint on Word 2007. For some this is review but I have found that it helps to revisit vocabulary and terms. Then we begin the assignments.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
The second day of school and of the cycle is complete. As I normally do on the second day of the cycle I hold a class discussion on Internet search strategies. I have a great group of classes this cycle and we had some really great discussions. The students told me these new strategies would help them with their research in the future. Many foreign language students told me the language tools section would benefit them and help them with learning about the culture of other countries.