Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Google Squared

Google Squared is a web2.0 tool that's been out for a little while. I never really checked it out until reading this post at Web2.0 Classroom.

Google Squared is a simple concept. Take all the information on the internet about a specific topic, tease out the facts, and place it into a nice, neat, little chart. It's not perfect, but it does a pretty good job with simple searches. There are several examples on the Google Squared homepage.

I actually tried one for Dinosaurs. Here are my results: Dinosaur Square. Google put in names, pictures, descriptions, class, phylum, kingdom & genus. I added height, weight, how they walked, the list goes on. This could really be a powerful research tool for any classroom. I know it's not perfect, but Google Squared pulls together a lot of information into one place!


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