Showing posts with label Alltop. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Alltop. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

My Alltop - Create Your Own Digital Magazine Rack

Alltop, the online magazine rack for blogs, released late last night a new service called My Alltop. My Alltop will allow you to build your own collection of blog headlines from all of the blogs that Alltop lists. To understand how My Alltop works you should know that Alltop lists blogs by keyword categories. For example, Free Technology for Teachers is listed in the education category. On each category's page, blog titles are listed followed by the five most recent stories from that blog. My Alltop will allow you to select blogs from a variety of categories and have those blogs' headlines displayed on one page. You can see my My Alltop page here. If you look at my page you will notice that I have combined blogs from education, rock climbing, and technology. I have embedded below a video overview of My Alltop.



Applications for Education
My Alltop could be a good tool for students to keep track of developing stories for current events classes. My Alltop also provides teachers and other busy professionals with an easy way to scan many RSS feeds at once.

Friday, February 27, 2009

All My Faves - Great Websites for Kids

All My Faves is a catalog of websites covering a variety of topics. The Kids section of All My Faves features websites that are kid-friendly and in most cases designed for kids. In addition to the Kids section there is a Games section that includes intellectual/ trivia games.

Applications for Education
All My Faves is similar in design and purpose to Alltop. The Kids and Games sections of All My Faves are handy places to find independent learning activities for kids.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Alltop - Links for Homeschooling

Last Wednesday I wrote a blog post about Alltop. Alltop is a Guy Kawasaki project and it seems that he never stops working to improve Alltop. Today, through one of Guy's Twitter messages I learned that Alltop has a page dedicated to sharing links about homeschooling for homeschooling parents. If you're a homeschooling parent or work with homeschooling parents check out Alltop's Homeschool page.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Alltop - All the Top Stories on Anything and Everything

Recently, Free Technology for Teachers was added to Alltop's list of education blogs. Alltop is an online "magazine rack" of blogs. Alltop has categories for just about any topic that you can think of. Each category on Alltop lists blog titles followed by the five most recent stories from that blog. Placing your mouse pointer reveals a preview large enough to give you a sense as to whether or not you want to click through to read the full story.

Featured in Alltop

The video below provides a short overview of Alltop.


Applications for Education
Alltop is a good place for teachers to find blogs about education, mathematics, and science. I recently used Alltop's math section to help a colleague find a blog that posts daily mathematics challenge problems.