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Monday, December 19, 2011

Have fun researching with Qwiki

I just have to say that  Qwiki  is awesome.  It is a web 2.0 tool for doing research.  It takes an ordinary search term that you might put in the Google search bar, but instead of getting text or just images you get a 1-5 minute digital experience in which the interface explains and gives history of your search term.  I think as educators we need to let our students know about  Qwiki  .  If they need to see an overview of a specific topic they can find it here.  As the  Qwiki  displays the information you can click on the images and video and see related topics quite in a slick manner.

Also after finding information you can share your  Qwiki on your facebook and twitter accounts.  You can also down an App for your droid or apple based products that works really well.

Below is a video of the Qwiki developers explaining what they are trying to do with their site.  It is in it's infancy and promised to be a great tool for student and teachers alike in finding out information.

Qwiki at TechCrunch Disrupt from Qwiki on Vimeo.