Web 2.0 Tools and Other Cool “Stuff”

Maus Library

Reference Material
Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus
World Book for Students
EBSCO Databases

Google Search Tricks and Tips Tutorial (This video shows various quick tricks on how to utilize Google to the fullest. There are many search features that can enhance your experience online.)
Boolean Operators (Combining Keywords)
Search Smarter, Search Faster

Women’s Speeches From Around the World This site is the homepage of a speech database sponsored by Sweet Briar College. It includes links to speeches by influential women, mostly contemporary, but with a growing inclusion of speeches from as early as 1848. The speeches are available in text, not audio form, and are searchable by date, name, or keywords.

Search by subjects or tags http://delicious.com/SecondaryEducationalWebsites

Soundzabound Sound files

Costumes and Clothing

Wordle Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text.

Tagxedo , tag clouds with style. Turns words — famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters — into a visually stunning tag cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text.