Tuesday, December 29, 2009

iCyte - Highlight and Currate Web Research

iCyte is a fantastic browser extension available for Firefox 3 and Internet Explorer 7 and 8. iCyte gives you the ability to highlight and save sections of websites for later reference. When you save an item in iCyte an archive of the website is saved in your iCyte account. To organize your findings, you can create folders within your iCyte account. The short video embedded below demonstrates the basics of using iCyte.

Creating a Cyte using Firefox on a Mac from stephen foley on Vimeo.

This video is a longer overview of all of iCyte's features.

iCyte Overview from stephen foley on Vimeo.

Applications for Education
iCyte could be a fantastic tool for students to use to organize their web research.

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