Thursday, August 30, 2007


Happy New Year

From: tsairi, 1 minute ago

PPT of New Year Greeting available online at

Removing the Blogger Navbar

Many teachers have expressed a desire to remove the Blogger navbar from their blogger blogs. This wish is based on the fact that by clicking on the "Next Blog" link can lead students to blogs with unsuitable content.

It is possible to completely remove the navbar - read on:

I took the following css suggested here and added it to the template on a test blog of mine, so far it works:

#navbar-iframe {

Adding an RSS feed of latest comments to your blog

In order to set up the RSS for all comments on your blogger blog, click on:
Settings, Site Feed, Advanced Mode,

Make your choices from the options and save.

The URL for your feed will be
change the part of the URL YOURBLOGNAME !

You will now be able to subscribe to all comments added to your blog.

If you wish to add a widget displaying the comments, the Blogger widget for this doesn't seem to work correctly, however it is possible to create widgets on other sites. The widget showing comments in the sidebar on this blog was created on

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Personalized Embeddable Google Maps

It is now possible to embed your Google Maps in other websites or blogs. To get a link or embed code, all you need to do is click on "Link to this page" which appears just above the map itself.

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Monday, August 20, 2007

Automatic Translation of This Blog ;-)

If you actually visit this blog you will see that I have added a translation bar at the top. Click on one of the flags and after a few seconds you will be taken to the machine translated version.

I checked the Hebrew translation and have to say it was the best laugh I've had since Jay or "Yankel" sent me the following quote from his "Boidem" column, after uncovering yet another of my online identities:-

In Thomas Pynchon's classic novel V. people admit to ruling the world, even
if it isn't completely true.

Stencil shrank at the cold air moving in through the window.
"I'm not a priest. Don't try appealing to someone you've only known in a written confession. We do not walk ganged, Stencil, all our separate selves, like Siamese quintuplets or more. God knows how many Stencils have chased V. about the world."
"Fairing," Stencil croaked, "in whose Parish Stencil was shot, preceded your Father Avalanche."
"I could have told you. Told you the name."
"Saw no advantage in making things worse."
Stencil's eyes narrowed. Majistral turned, caught him looking cagy.
"Yes, yes. Thirteen of us rule the world in secret."

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Ning in Hebrew

I spent a very intensive 3 days translating Ning to Hebrew, so that hopefully I will be able to use it in school. It's more or less done, bar some new privacy features which came out after I received my version of the code and a few gliches caused by the neccessary RTL directionality for Hebrew. If anyone with a good understanding of css is reading this post, I could really do with a helping hand. For my part as soon as the translation is 100% I will make it available to the ning community and of course will credit those who helped make it possible

For those of you who may not know Ning, it is an "online service where you can create, customize, and share your own Social Network for free in seconds."

Saturday, August 11, 2007 online javascript for cms

Not sure how useful this is but as this is my playground, who cares? The text and picture below are embedded.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Preezo - Online Presentation Creator
Easily create online linear and non-linear powerpointlike presentations, on the fly publishing, embed in blog and send by email. Add links to text or images. At present no animations or special effects.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Playing Tag - 8 random things meme

Well, I've never been tagged so this is a first 2 times over, (that's what comes of keeping multiple blogs.) I think this could be an excellent getting to know you exercise in a collaborative project between different classes/schools, so thanks to Reuven Werber and Ken Pruitt for passing on this idea.

Anyway, here are the rules:

  • Post these rules before you give your facts
  • List 8 random facts about yourself
  • At the end of your post, choose (tag) 8 people and list their names, linking to them
  • Leave a comment on their blog, letting them know they’ve been tagged

8 Random Facts About Me

1. I hated school and swore I would never be a teacher.

2. At 13 I got my first "job" selling flowers in an outdoor market

3. My favorite book is 100 Years of Solitude

4. I can't see the letters on my cellphone in order to send text

5. My strangest job was teaching EFL over the phone in conference calls

6. I'm left handed but use the mouse with my right hand

7. I still intend to learn to play piano

8. My husband, 3 children, 2 dogs and I live on a farm in Israel. Uninvited guests in my house to date: a family of sheep in the living room, a cow at my front door, a bat in my jeans, and the occasional snakes, scorpions and lizards (almost makes me miss England!)

So those are my 8 random facts - I'm going to tag JoNelle Gardner, Hans Feldmeier, DDeubel Eduardo Lina Susanb from this blog and add 3 more tags from my other blog.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Create online timelines at Circavie

The latest online timeline creator, and in my opinion the easiest to use.
Input important dates, upload or link to photos, link to videos, embed in your blog.

Hebrew Reference Search Engine for K6

the audacity of it

Voice Conference