Getty Publications just announced the launch of its Virtual Library, where readers can freely browse and download over 250 art books from the publisher’s backlist catalogue.
The invention of fire and the wheel – nice. But from the first cave paintings to the beginnings of logographs, and then of course the alphabet, human achievement has been tied closely with how we put our thoughts across. Come to think of it, we are still learning how to communicate. Twitter and Facebook are…
I was not aware of many of these tools. One's that coincided with my interests are Google Fonts that lists 629 open source font familes; Googe Ngram Viewer that you use to search for keywords in millions of online books; and Google Trends to find hot searches or trends orf a serach term over time.
This is the 2013 list released 30 September. Compiled by Jane Hart from votes by 500 professionals spanning 48 countries. She also compares rankings with the 2012 list and gives demographics by country. Twitter continues to be #1 with Google Drive,Doc in sencond place this year.
Carl McNair tells the story of his brother Ronald, an African American kid in the 1950s who set his sights on the stars. For more stories and to support our mission, visit StoryCorps.org.
This Eyes on the Stars story at StoryCorps is a Library Link of the Day. I never heartd of this site, but it is a wonderful idea and a place for anyone to record the stories they want to preserve. Their mission statement: "StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives."
Will every job involve programming? No. But it is crucial we equip new generations with the ability to think about the world in a new way. By Dan Crow
Teaching "computational thinking" to children. Quote: "The Year of Code is an amazing initiative and one I am very proud to be supporting. It brings together computer scientist, entrepreneurs, business leaders and political thinkers to promote the education of our children for the world to come. The aim is to ensure that every British school child learns to code; not in a decade from now, but next school year. The charity will help train teachers on the new curriculum and promote the growth of a coding culture in the UK."
Not only teachers need to know how to create audio slideshows. This article has links to 5 products for creating the audio to go with slides or photos. It also has a small tutotorial on using YouTube to add voice and annotations to a grouping of images.
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Oculus Rift: 2013's best, most innovative hardware Times LIVE It's a Head-Mounted Display (HMD), which allows gamers to see in stereoscopic 3D, and provides an immersive gaming experience as players can turn their heads within the game and play in...
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