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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Surfboard - Display Any Website In a Flippable Style

Surfboard is a neat little service that displays any website in a flippable newspaper-like display. To use Surfboard all you have to do is enter the url of your favorite website and click "get surfing." That site will then be displayed in a manner that allows you to flip through the site's content without seeing the sidebar widgets and or advertisements. Below you will see an image of Free Technology for Teachers as it appears on Surfboard.

For proper flippable display Surfboard requires the use of the latest versions of Chrome or Safari.

Applications for Education
Surfboard was developed for use on tablet devices to make the content of websites easier to view on smaller screens. If your school is one that is starting to use tablet devices in your classrooms, Surfboard may be a service you'll want to check out.