What is the purpose of this blog?

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." - Arthur C. Clarke

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

And let's not forget the BBC's History section!

The BBC does it best at bbc.co.uk/history/ancient

The Ancient Web: Not just for the Greeks and Romans!

The Ancient Web delivers a wealth of material about the ancient world from Forums, Videos, Images, Maps and on and on. And hundreds of ancient cultures are profiled including those from the Near and far East, Europe, Africa, South and North America and even Oceania. Check it out at ancientweb.org

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Guitar Community - Can't say enough good stuff!

Being an avid amateur musician this site just blew me away! It has lessons, tablature, grooves, the basics. You have to see it to believe it. Fantastic resource for guitar players of all levels. Go to: www.wholenote.com

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Massive Ancient History Resource!

History of The Ancient World is a "website that offers readers the chance to learn to experience what is new in history. They provide the most comprehensive coverage of news, book reviews, articles, games, movies, pop culture and more." Videos, Articles, Travel, Media, Films and on and on. Check it out at: historyoftheancientworld.com

Monday, September 10, 2012

LearnersTV is full of video lectures on hundreds of topics!

Video lectures on Science, History, Language, Economics and even Dentistry! Check it out at learnerstv.com

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Khan Academy on 60 Minutes!

After a nice summer break I'm back with more education and more technology. Check out this amazing segment on Khan Academy. There is more to it than just some tutorial videos. Much much more!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Teaching History Website

Hey you historians! Check out this cool resource with all kinds of videos, teaching material, primary resources and more! Go to teachinghistory.org

Thursday, May 31, 2012

YouTube Documentaries

YouTube has an extensive section devoted to documentaries. You can even browse by section.

Go to youtubedocumentaries.com

Thursday, April 26, 2012

1000's of Streaming Documentary Films

Many categories. History, Science, Nature, Society, Performing Arts, Mystery, Economics, Health, Conspiracy, Environment, Religion, Politics and News, Music, Business and Philosophy. Go to: http://fulldocumentary.com/default.asp?action=all

TED Talks has an Education Site!

Created with educators in mind, go to http://education.ted.com/lessons

Friday, March 23, 2012

Flex Books Replace Textbooks? Digital Science and Math Books Resource

Looking for collaborative, open-source textbooks in Science and Math that follow standards? Look no further than CK-12 Flexbooks. Watch this short video that demos the creation of a flexbook...

Website here: http://www.ck12.org/flexbook

Thursday, March 15, 2012

A Deceptively Simple Concept For Keeping An Online Private Journal

I signed up right away and started journaling. I think it's a great way to get people who may not write to do so...

Go to ohlife.com

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Apple Education's Most Popular Apps

It may not look pretty but Apple has put together one page with all their "popular" education apps. You can find it by clicking right here.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

A Collection of Papers From "The World's Largest Study Group"

Find, read, print and download tons of quality
documents, exam and textbook solutions and
cheat-sheets for anything you study or teach.
Members can upload and share tons ofdocuments.
A veritable treasure trove of academic documents
just waiting or you to dive into them!

Go to wepapers.com

Monday, March 5, 2012

Fantastic database morphs countries according to data!

Oil reserves, alcohol consumption, population, armed forces spending and on and on. See countries relative sizes based on the data...


What if Mozart had a Mac?

Shared with me by Debbie Helland

Watch What If Mozart Had A Mac? on PBS. See more from pbs.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Truly "The Motherlode" of High School Math Sites

Links to tons of Algebra, Geometry, Graphing Tools, Number Sense, Probability and Statistics and more equations explained. Thanks to Emily for sharing this with me. It's quite extensive!

Go to:


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Search the web through time lines. How cool is that!
Go to: historyworld.net/timesearch
Beautiful web based timeline software. Go to: tiki-toki.com

Ever want to watch a video at exactly the same time as someone else across the web?

Well you can do it here. Simply create a session and then paste your video link in and off you go. You're all watching the same video at the same time! Pretty cool. Go to watch2gether.com

JellyCam: Free Stop MotionMaker

Make stop-motion films with a web-cam or a bunch of photos. Go here: jellycam.co.uk

Alternative to Facebook for Social Networking in School Environment

"Diipo connects you the teacher with your students by making it easy to communicate with your class. Diipo also connects you with other educators and your class with other classes. Featuring an easy-to-use and familiar user-interface similar to Facebook and Twitter, Diipo helps students stay connected and engaged."

Go to diipo.com

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Movie Maker for Dummies

"If you can type, you can make movies" is their motto. Suggested by Matt Ridenour whose high school "students used it to make animated movies about American imperialism." Go to xtranormal.com

Why pay for Microsoft Office when you can install and use LibreOffice for free?

And it's just as good. Go to libreoffice.org

Why do I love this site?

Because I just do!

"Designed to work as a free homeschool and organized according to traditional curriculum standards, CosmoLearning provides video lectures, courses, documentaries, books, quizzes, lecture notes and much more!" Check it out at cosmolearning.com

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Appitic - 1000s of Apps for Education

A collection of thousands of apps for educaors. Go to appitic.com

Skype in the Classroom!

Awesome resource from Skype containing thousands of projects submitted by thousands of teachers on uses of Skype in the classroom. You wanted it. Now you've got it. Just go to education.skype.com

Did you know Youtube had a Teachers section?

A wonderful site designed to help teachers use educational videos in the classroom. See video below:

Webiste URL -www.youtube.com/teachers

Gnowledge: One of the best collaborative quiz/test-creation sites around

Check it out at www.gnowledge.com

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

BBC Languages - a language resource not to be neglected

BBC Languages has courses for beginners on up in many different languages. There is even a neat section called "Quick Fix: Essential phrases in 40 languages" that was a fun basic resource. They even claim you can "Learn all the basics and get a certificate with the help of weekly e-mail tips." Available in French, Spanish, German and Italian. Check out BBC Languages here: bbc.co.uk/languages

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Top iPad Apps for Education

This site ranks the most popular iPad apps educators are using. Click here for the top 200 apps.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


Want to know how people are using apps in the classroom? Here are lessons that involve apps.

They are models for successful instructional practices with mobile devices
It’s the application of apps for learning. Find out more at www.apptivities.org