Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Combined Widgets

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 for my own use in teaching, which I hope might be useful to others as well:

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

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

Random Bible Image: Combines Bible Stories, Women of the Bible, Joseph and his Brothers, Annunciation Scenes, and Crucifixion Scenes

Random Religion: Combines Bible Stories, Women of the Bible, Joseph and his Brothers, Annunciation Scenes, Crucifixion Scenes, Hindu Gods and Goddesses, and Greek Gods and Goddesses

Random Image: Combines Aesop's Fables, Barlow's Aesop, World Tales, Hindu Gods and Goddesses, Greek Gods and Goddesses, Greek Mythological Creatures, Roman Emperors, Bible Stories, Women of the Bible, Joseph and his Brothers, Annunciation Scenes, and Crucifixion Scenes

Random On This Day: Combines This Day in South Asia, Author Calendar, This Day in Technology, and Holidays

Here's an example of the Random Image Widget script in action (if you are reading this via RSS or email, please visit the blog to see the script in action).

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