Every so often Google delights us by changing their homepage logo in a variety of creative ways. Since 1998, these “doodles” have commemorated holidays, notable birthdays, and other events. For example: New Years, Vincent Van Gogh’s birthday, and even the 40th Anniversary of Sesame Street.
Since then, Google has started a new tradition by getting kids involved in designing these creative logo changes: Doodle4Google. READ MORE >>
I’ve written before about getting my book-loving feet a little wet in the technology pool – well, this time I have officially done a cannon ball. If books were people, What Should I Read Next is the yellow pages and Goodreads is Facebook. Which would you most likely use to find someone? READ MORE >>
TED.com is a place for anyone with lots of curiosity, a desire to learn, and not a lot of free time. The website first emerged to organize a series of conferences on the latest ideas in technology, but evolved to include videos of the talks that were given at the events. Today, there are over 900 talks streaming online with new additions every week as well as multiple new tools features of the website that help spur the spreading of great ideas. But don’t worry, even if you are not a technophile you’ll find a ton of topics that will likely pique your curiosity.
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We’re very excited to announce our latest post on Mashable, Why Every College Should Start Crowdsourcing. The article goes from what crowdsourcing is to how it can benefit college communities as a problem solving method. The post, written by JG Visual’s own Michelle Lindblom, is informed and inspired by her experiences as a student at Washington University in St. Louis and what she has learned about the power of technology to bring people together. You can read an excerpt from Michelle’s article below or read the article in its entirety by clicking the link at the end of this post.
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We’re very excited to have another post on Mashable this past week. David’s article, entitled How Schools Can Use Facebook to Build an Online Community, details various ways that schools can utilize the popular social network to connect with members of the communities that they serve. For the article, David drew on his years of teaching Kindergarten and his belief that technology must play an integral role in furthering the effectiveness of our schools. You can read an excerpt from David’s article below and can read the article in its entirety by clicking the link below. READ MORE >>