A widget is a mini-application that you can place on your desktop or on your website. Examples are calendars and countdown timers. There are many places on the web where you can download free widgets.

Wikispaces has some free widgets that you can download. Click on "Edit this page" and the visual editor toolbar will pop up. Click on the "TV" icon, and choose the type of widget you would like to embed.

Yahoo Widgets There are hundreds of widgets on this site! Here's one called "Sun Clock" where you can see the part of the Earth that currently is dark:
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Virtual Magnifying Glass Here's a magnifier that you can install if you have a windows computer (MAC users already have this built in). It is especially helpful if you use an interactive whiteboard.