Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Widgets for Classics Webpages

One of the fascinating things about the javascript widgets created by RotateContent.com is that a widget can have another widget for content. So, you can create random widgets which select other widgets to display at random. Using this technique, I've created some combined widgets using the pre-existing materials at SchoolhouseWidgets.com. If you are interested in several widgets, but only have space to display one widget on your webpage, this may be a good solution for you!

Here are the combined widgets I have created that might be of special interest to Classics students and teachers. You can easily add these widgets to webpages or wikipages, and you can include widgets like these in your Blogger.com blog with a single click:

Random Greco-Roman Image: Combines Greek Gods and Goddesses, Greek Mythical Creatures, and Roman Emperors

Random Aesop: Combines Aesop's Fables and Barlow's Aesop

Random Gods and Goddesses: Combines Hindu Gods and Goddesses, Greek Gods and Goddesses, and Greek Mythological Creatures

Random Myth and Story: Combines Bible Stories, Women of the Bible, Greek Gods and Goddesses, Greek Mythical Beasts, Aesop's Fables, Barlow's Aesop, World Tales, and Hindu Gods and Goddesses

Here's an example of the Random Greco-Roman Image Widget script in action (if you are reading this via RSS or email, please visit the blog; the script does not display in an RSS or email environment).

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