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Grassy Knol

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What does a tooth pain, toilet training and head lice have in common? They are all “Knol’s” on a new site by google called… you guessed it Knol. A Knol, defined by google is a unit of knowledge.  Google claims that Knol will help billions of people find information that they would not otherwise have access to.

To me Knol feels like wikipedia styled to google’s liking. That said Knol does a lot more than wikipedia to verify the authors of their content. Knol also disables public editing making their information more reliable… or so google would have you believe.

Check out Knol here

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Written by stewartmatheson

July 25, 2008 at 2:37 am

Social Network for Educators

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Teachstreet.com been set up as a way for teachers of classes – from cooking and yoga to history and singing – to show off their stuff to potential students. Setting up a social network specifically for teachers is a smart concept, considering the volume of people who are actively and non actively part of the education system around the world.

Written by portableandrew

April 21, 2008 at 10:42 pm