Google’s Knol (and Links for 2008-07-24)

  • Share Your Expertise in Google’s Knol
    From the unofficial Google Operating System blog: “Knol is a new Google service created for sharing knowledge. The service has been announced in December 2007 and it’s now publicly available.”
    (tags: knol googleined google)
  • Knol: a unit of knowledge
    Here’s a link to the actual knol service. It’ll be interesting to see if content meaningful to K12 will emerge. Perhaps students can even contribute!
    (tags: knol googleined google)
  • Human-powered Search
    This is particularly interesting with Knol becoming public: “Mahalo is a human-powered search engine that creates organized, comprehensive, and spam free search results.” Students can contribute via the Green House.
    (tags: mahalo search)
  • Official Google Blog: Knol is open to everyone
    And here’s the official announcement from Google
    (tags: knol google googleined)
  • Blogger Buzz: Introducing Knol
    The official Blogger Buzz blog compares Blogging to writing a knol. “Blogs are great for quickly and easily getting your latest writing out to your readers, while knols are better for when you want to write an authoritative article on a single topic.”
    (tags: knol blogger google googleined)
  • edtechlife – Classroom 2.0
    I debated starting my own Ning or Google Group for workshop attendees, but figure it will be better for them to join an established network, so I’ve created a group in Classroom 2.0.
    (tags: socialnetworks)
    This isn’t breaking news, but I haven’t linked to it here yet… and I can’t believe there’s only 100 members on a global scale. This service from James Farmer seems to one-up teachertube. Upload and share educational videos online!
    (tags: videos)
  • edtechlife | Google Groups
    For what it’s worth, I’ve also created a Google Group for edtechlife. I’m not sure how or when I’ll use this or the Classroom 2.0 group, but perhaps this one can serve as a list-serv. Comments or thoughts on this are welcome.
    (tags: edtechlife googlegroups)
  • 100 Web Tools for Learning with a Disability – College
    This caught my eye among my new blog search feeds: “those with disabilities of all kinds can check out these resources to help them improve their learning potential while surfing the Web.” Assistive tech is often useful for second language learners as wel
    (tags: assistivetechnology)