Tuesday, December 29, 2009
"Classic Cat aims to make Classical music more popular by making it more accessible. It does this by providing an index to over 5000 free to download classical performances on the internet, sorted by composer and work. The site is specialized in audio files, but contains also some video, sheetmusic, lyrics and midi links." Check it out here!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Here is the site: http://medtropolis.com/VBody.asp
Thursday, November 5, 2009
GETHUMAN.COM actually gives you the shortcuts to almost any major company so you can skip all the prompts and actually speak to a human being. See?! I told you you would love this... Just go to gethuman.com next time you don't want to speak to a computer...
C'mon, you know you want to learn how to use a Neti Pot!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Want to print your photo and have it end up being really really big? Well go to http://www.blockposters.com and upload your photo and then print the blocks and put them together for a very large version!
Check it out at kidport.com
Visit his Explorations in Science website here: http://mkaku.org
ARKive.org is a wonderful site dedicated to threatened species across the globe. It includes:
A Google Earth Plugin detailing threatened marine species
Go to http://www.arkive.org
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
This website is too good to pass up so I had to share. It's in my Science column list but wanted to highlight it here. It's an amazing Genetics site from the University of Utah called Learn.Genetics. You can find it by clicking here: http://learn.genetics.utah.edu
Thursday, October 29, 2009
This stuff struck me as interesting as the TED talks. Lots of videos with philosophers, musicians, authors, scientists (of course!), environmentalists, etc... They cover a wide range of very interesting topics you can watch from the comfort of your laptop... Go here: worldsciencefestival.com
OK, this isn't just any site. This has open courses covering tons of subjects and includes transcripts, audio and video. It's not to be sneezed at. Become a renaissance man or woman and watch them all! Click here to visit Yale's extensive online video lectures and courses.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Website devoted to instructional videos, blogs and more on how to "make" just about anything. Simply fabulous videos on making all kinds of technological things both big and small and electric and not. You have to see it to get it. Go to makezine.com to get it...
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
See Discovery Channel's video about it here.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Read about how we're hard wired for social networking and how businesses (and schools) will have to give it up for social networking... Click here...
Friday, October 23, 2009
Harvard@Home is a collection of courses given by Harvard professors that cover a wide range of topics including:
Bonnie Morris (bless her soul) brought to my attention this great site that literally has 100 sites to tutor yourself in everything from general topics to music to language to life skills etc... Check it out here!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Click here to check out Dante Worlds. It's "an integrated multimedia journey--combining artistic images, textual commentary, and audio recordings--through the three realms of the afterlife (Inferno, Purgatory, Paradise) presented in Dante's Divine Comedy." Very well done!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Waste no time historians! Go here now! http://www.mapsofwar.com
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
OK, I don't know how you feel about Wikipedia and citing it in reports but it is undeniably one of the best resources for information around. Move over Encyclopedia Britannica set and make way for the pocket WikiReader. According to their site:
"WikiReader delivers the joy of information by offering three million Wikipedia articles in a simple $99 handheld device. It turns on instantly, and works for months before replacement of its two AAA batteries is necessary. The large monochrome screen uses a touch interface. Articles are scrolled with a stroke of the finger and hyperlinks selected with a simple tap. Three buttons, Search, History and Random, offer the convenience of reading specific topics or the serendipitous pleasure of discovering something by chance within Wikipedia's rich array of articles ranging from Freud to Final Fantasy.
Updates for the WikiReader are provided quarterly and available for free download. A yearly subscription plan for updated microSD cards is also available for $29."
LEARN MORE HERE
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Excellent bible resource. Jo Anne says "For you Bible geeks out there, the big advantage to this website is that it gives the "Strong's Number" for each word in the Bible. This makes cross-referencing really easy, and also shows the original Greek or Hebrew for a given text. Just click the box for "Show Strong's" when you select a text. The number appears above/next to the word in the English text as a blue link (hence "Blue Letter Bible") and clicking on that link takes you to a page that shows the original language lexicon, plus all the occurrences of that particular word in the entire Bible. Very cool stuff!
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
At first when I came across "Ten Ideas for Getting Started with 21st Century Teaching and Learning" I was intrigued, but as I read more I realized all the incredible resources this short article contained. Their "10 Ideas to Begin Educating Innovatively" include topics such as equipment, standards, curriculum, professional development, blogs, wikis and internet safety. But you also find within these 10 ideas links to ISTE's Educational Technology Standards, Action Plan Templates for innovation, grant writing, 8 ways to use a school wiki to increase communication, collaboration and enrich instruction and much much more. I would definitely take a few minutes to click the link below and check it out! CLICK HERE
Just came across an interesting article proposing computer literacy tests be required for anyone in the workplace before they can start their job. This article deals mainly with PC users but the gist is the same for anyone using a computer. The author sums it up thus "Think of it as a 'computer driving test' that could reduce malware threats and cyberscams by making users smarter — or at least, not so stupid." Read the article here and draw your own conclusions.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Fascinating article in the LA Times about Microsoft and Google battling it out to see who will take over the lucrative $7.25 million email system for the city. The ramifications for future technology are huge. "The heart and soul of technology" may be at stake. Read more by clicking here.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Here's what they say: "The Education Podcast Network is an effort to bring together into one place, the wide range of podcast programming that may be helpful to teachers looking for content to teach with and about, and to explore issues of teaching and learning in the 21st century. "
Check it out by going to: epnweb.org. You won't regret it if you do, but you will if you don't!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
"Particles on the nanoscale are small enough to enter cells, but big enough to carry large doses of drugs, said Robert Langer, Institute professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a leader in the nanotech field.
"We are gradually forming a pipeline of nanotechnology-based products," said Piotr Grodzinski, director of the National Cancer Institute's Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer, a program that funds eight Centers of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence in the U.S., including Wickline's and Langer's research initiatives. "These things are happening as we speak.""
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Looks like a lot more students are using Google Apps with 5 million "going Google." Read about it straight from the Google Blog by CLICKING HERE.
And read about the Top 10 reasons to use Google Apps here!
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
People ask me all the time "How come all this stuff is free?" Well, Time Magazine just published an article that tries to explain it. Here is an excerpt (link to full article below):
"One of the most interesting issues that Varney will have to face is Google's use of free. This is not 20th Century "free," as in "buy one, get one free" or "free gift inside." Instead, it's really Free (let's dignify it with a capital F), something that's only possible in the digital age, where costs are close to zero.
Like many Web companies, Google gives away most of what it does. Its searches are free, as are its e-mail, maps, online word processor and spreadsheet, and nearly 300 other products, from directory assistance (GOOG411) to Google Earth.
This use of Free is part of its "max strategy" -- it uses Free to get its products in the hands of the greatest number of users, and then figures out some way to get money from them (mostly with ads, but sometimes with "pro" versions of the services, in which users can pay for more storage or features, using the "freemium" business model).
Google can give away so much because the incremental cost of serving one more Web page to one more user is almost nothing -- and falling as technology gets cheaper. This is the difference between the "bits economy" and the "atoms economy." The marginal cost of production for digital things is so low that Free becomes not just a marketing gimmick but the default price in most markets, driven by economic forces as real online as gravity is in the real world.
But companies still have to make money, so there are limits to how much they can provide free. Not a problem for Google. Its core advertising business is so powerful, dominant and profitable that it can subsidize almost everything else the company does, using Free to get customers in new markets."
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Here is my first Boo:
And here is their website: http://audioboo.fm