Friday, May 6, 2011

Scrible - Highlight, Annotate, and Bookmark Webpages

Scrible is a new service offering a nice set of tools for highlighting, annotating, and bookmarking webpages. Scribble offers browser bookmarklets for Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Internet Explorer. With the Scrible bookmarklet installed, anytime you're on a page just click the bookmarklet to launch a menu of bookmarking tools. The Scrible tool set includes highlighters, sticky notes, and font change tools. When you annotate and bookmark a page in Scrible it is saved as it appeared to you when you were done altering it. And as you would expect from a web-based bookmarking tool, you can share your bookmarked pages with others.

Learn more about Scrible from its CEO in the following interview with Robert Scoble.

Nuke Anything - Make Webpages Printer Friendly

Nuke Anything is a Firefox add-on that could be handy the next time you choose to print a webpage. With Nuke Anything installed in your browser you can right-click on any element of a webpage and remove it before printing that page. When you right click on an element a red outline will appear so that you can be certain you're not removing something that you didn't intend to remove.

Applications for Education
If you have students or colleagues that are in the habit of printing articles to read offline, try getting them in the habit of using Nuke Anything. Using a tool like Nuke Anything could save a lot of wasted ink and paper.

For people who aren't Firefox users, you might want to check out Joliprint.

A Concise History of the Korean War - Video

Earlier today while looking back at some of my resources on WWII I watched a couple of videos that feature animated, narrated maps of the war. After watching one of those videos today a related video about the Korean War popped up. That video is embedded below.

Applications for Education
I like to post videos like this one on my classroom blog for students to view when they're reviewing for a test or quiz. Videos done in this style with narration and a map can be help for students to recall where events happened.