Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Catch Tomorrow - Search and Earn for Your School

Catch Tomorrow: The Search Engine That Helps Fund Public Schools.
Catch Tomorrow is a philanthropic project of Craig Romero. Catch Tomorrow is a search engine that donates 50% of its profits to the school district of your choice. The homepage of Catch Tomorrow is a map of the United States on which you click the state of your choice which then takes you to a list of all the school districts within that state. From there you select the school district you wish to support. The search page has six targeted categories to search in and one general search option. I have made Catch Tomorrow my homepage in order to earn some money for my district. I'll be encouraging my colleagues to do the same. If you would like to learn more about how Catch Tomorrow works, click the image.


Language Learning Tools

Today I found two new language learning tools. The first Mango Languages, offers a large number of free services including MP3's (audio) of native language speakers. Mango also offers Phonetics in a color coded and MP3 format to help
users learn pronunciation of the sounds unique to each
language. Mango also has quiz formats similar to many other language learning tools. Click the Mango image to watch a video demonstration of all of Mango's features.

Babbel is a language learning tool with a rather unique option, social networking. Babbel offers many good learning tools, quizzes, phonetics guides, and audio recordings. Babbel's best feature is its social networking option. Users can find other people who are learning the same language or find users who are native speakers of the language they're trying to learn. Language teachers can use the social network to share lesson ideas with other language teachers.