WolframAlpha Widgets

Derivative Solver

WolframAlpha Widgets are mini applications built on Wolfram Alpha queries. You can share them in several ways – Facebook and Twitter for example or embed them in a blog or website. Either use a widget from the growing gallery (note the categories on the right) – see Mathematics here or create your own.

See Wolfram Alpha’s own blog entry.

For further information on WolframAlpha these links may be useful:
WolframAlpha YouTube Channel

Mathematics syntax

Gallery of Examples

From h+ Magazine a comprehensive Users Guide to WolframAlpha

Using WolframAlpha in the Classroom

Step-by-Step Math – WolframAlpha blog post

Training Video from Russell Stannard – Teacher Trainng Videos

Mathematics Lesson Plans from WolframAlpha for Educators

10 questions younger children could try – Wolfram Alpha Blog entry

….and on a lighter note from Mashable we have some Easter Eggs!

Answer Garden

Answer Garden provides a  simple and interesting way to get feedback. Responses (which must be 20 characters or less) are added to a word cloud.  Create your question, very easily (no registration is required) by entering your question and clicking Create, you can then note the url or embed code.

As people post responses the word cloud will develop. (Click on the word cloud link to give your favourite Web 2.0 tool!).  Hovering over a response gives the number of people who have made that response. It is possible to change settings such as colour but it is not necessary to do so.