Friday, April 27, 2007

Second Life, jMemorize and Sage

I was "stumblin" today and found a few great internet applications to use.

#1. Second Life is the newest and hottest craze on the web! This is a great way to waste some time exploring and meeting new people and I have yet to try it. It's been getting a lot of notice throughout the blogosphere as well as online and televised media. A good way to think about it is that it's an online, free version of The Sims but it's completely customizable and ready for everyone to use. This might be a project for myself for this summer after exams, papers and Europe have passed by. Give it a try and let me know your thoughts. I've been having a hard time finding any really strong opinions on if this is something worth trying or not.

#2. As due dates inch closer and closer for every student from elementary to college, exams and memorization seem to be a huge focus. I've found a great little tool for memorizing while you or your kids are on the computer wasting their time. jMemorize is a great Java tool that lets you import your information, turns the definitions into flash cards and helps to analyze what a person needs to focus us on using a highly studied format. I'm trying it out as I type for my upcoming Latin and Greek exam and it's amazing how well it works. It brings me back to cards that I got wrong (or keep getting wrong). It's just great and I can do it while I'm wasting my time on the web.

#3. I found something for everyone that uses Firefox. In order to subscribe to my blog more easily and not have an excuse for having a full browser bar of RSS feeds, use Sage. Sage is a great add-on that is small and simple to use. Just download and it will install in Firefox and then restart the browser. When you have done this, you will find a new button next to your home tab that you just click, a little sidebar will open, click the white button and it will search the current website for any and all RSS feeds available! It's great and a simple way to start queuing up all your favorite blogs and websites (like mine!)!

This was just a quick blog about some finds and I hope you enjoyed it! Feel free to try out all the applications, subscribe to my blog with Sage and leave your comments! I look forward to hearing from you!

Have a great day!

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1 comment:

Bob said...

Maybe it will work better if you make a seperate post on feed my feed. More people will see it and actually understand what its about so they will copy it on their blogs :)