Saturday, October 16, 2010

Wolfram Alpha Word Widgets

Wolfram Alpha is known as a computation and statistics search engine, but Wolfram Alpha offers more than that. Two of examples of this are found in Wolfram's new word widgets. Wolfram now offers a dictionary widget that provides users with definitions, synonyms, and pronunciations.

The Fun Word Calculator provides users with anagrams, rhyming words, and the Scrabble value of words.

Applications for Education
If you post reading assignments on your classroom blog, the dictionary widget from Wolfram Alpha could be useful addition to your classroom blog or website. Students can access the widget whenever they come across a new word and find the definition without leaving the page they're reading.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
Wolfram Alpha Launches a Custom Widget Builder
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Wolfram Alpha for Educators - Free Lesson Plans

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