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An ever evolving list, based on my breakout sessions from conferences over the last several years.
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12 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

12 Websites That Will Make You Smarter | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
You can learn nearly anything online -- easily and for free.
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'Find Your Yoda' and Other Advice from Your School's Tech Department (EdSurge News)

'Find Your Yoda' and Other Advice from Your School's Tech Department (EdSurge News) | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
People see you as THAT teacher. You love using technology to enhance learning for your students, and you're always ahead of the curve. You find webquests so 2004, and think QR codes are as old as the Dewey Decimal system. All the software loaded on your computer is in Beta. iMovies? They’re kiddie t
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BOINC: compute for science

BOINC: compute for science | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it

BOINC is a program that lets you donate your idle computer time to science projects like SETI@home, Climateprediction.net, Rosetta@home, World Community Grid, and many others. After installing BOINC on your computer, you can connect it to as many of these projects as you like.

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How to Optimize and Tune-Up Your PC Without Paying an Electronics Store

How to Optimize and Tune-Up Your PC Without Paying an Electronics Store | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it

Stores like Best Buy will charge you $49.99 or more to “optimize” and “tune up” your PC — either in-store or online. These services are generally a complete waste of money — you can easily do this all yourself for free.

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11 reasons why Android is better than iOS

11 reasons why Android is better than iOS | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
Android vs iOS is a never ending war. We can find die hard fans of Android and iOS fans who can go to any level to defend their loving mobile OS. Sometimes
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Photogrammar

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Photogrammar is a web-based platform for organizing, searching, and visualizing the 170,000 photographs from 1935 to 1945 created by the United States Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information
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10 Tips to Speed Up Windows 10

10 Tips to Speed Up Windows 10 | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
Windows 10 is noticeably faster than previous versions of Microsoft's OS, but you can still speed up your PC with these tricks.
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Turning a crappy old Windows PC into a full-fledged Chromebook with CloudReady

Turning a crappy old Windows PC into a full-fledged Chromebook with CloudReady | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
It’s aimed mostly at schools with aging fleets, but you can try it, too.
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21 Amazing Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Google

"the answer to life, the universe and everything"
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13 Nifty “Windows Key” Tricks You Should Know By Now

13 Nifty “Windows Key” Tricks You Should Know By Now | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
The Windows Key has been around since Windows 95, and between then and now, it has evolved from a gimmick into something truly useful. Plenty of hidden tricks exist in Windows, and this key is crucial for many of them. Here are a few that'll make your life easier. Note: this isn't an exhaustive list…
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8 essential add-ons for Google Docs and Sheets

8 essential add-ons for Google Docs and Sheets | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
Give Google's cloud-based office apps some extra oomph with these eight essential add-ons
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You're Only 11 Clicks Away From An Optimized Gmail Inbox - Data Nerds

You're Only 11 Clicks Away From An Optimized Gmail Inbox - Data Nerds | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
Have you been dreaming of an optimized Gmail inbox? We've discovered tricks that make you not have shuffle through 3 pages of spam to get to one good email.
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How to turn on Windows 10's Find My Device feature

How to turn on Windows 10's Find My Device feature | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
The Windows 10 November update has a lot of nice little updates in it including the ability to turn on a smartphone-style Find My Device feature.
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Li-Fi has just been tested in the real world, and it's 100 times faster than Wi-Fi

Li-Fi has just been tested in the real world, and it's 100 times faster than Wi-Fi | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
Expect to hear a whole lot more about Li-Fi - a wireless technology that transmits high-speed data using visible light communication (VLC) - in the coming months. With scientists achieving speeds of 224 gigabits per second in the lab using Li-Fi...
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Baffle Web Trackers By Obfuscating Your Online Activities

Baffle Web Trackers By Obfuscating Your Online Activities | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
Software that spits out misinformation about what you're actually doing on the web is a fascinating development in our relationship to online surveillance.
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3 Alternatives to the Now-Defunct TrueCrypt for Your Encryption Needs

3 Alternatives to the Now-Defunct TrueCrypt for Your Encryption Needs | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
TrueCrypt’s dramatic shutdown in May, 2014 left everyone shocked. TrueCrypt was the go-to recommendation for full-disk encryption software, and the developers suddenly said the code was “not secure” and halted development.
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Dealzmodo Hack: Make Your Old USB Stick Into a Digital Multitool

Dealzmodo Hack: Make Your Old USB Stick Into a Digital Multitool | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
With 8GB flash drives available for under $US20 and 32GB drives edging into the mainstream, nobody can blame you for shelving old USB sticks. But ther...
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Famous Trials - UMKC School of Law - Prof. Douglas Linder

Famous Trials - UMKC School of Law - Prof. Douglas Linder | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
The Web's largest and most visited collection of
materials relating to famous trials, from Socrates to Clinton. The
site includes original essays, images, primary documents, maps,
transcript excerpts, chronologies, video clips, court decisions,
and other materials to aid readers in understanding the
significance of historic trials.
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5 best websites to start learning programming

5 best websites to start learning programming | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it

Five best websites to learn programming,

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Dear Microsoft: Please stop breaking my perfectly good Windows 7 | ZDNet

Dear Microsoft: Please stop breaking my perfectly good Windows 7 | ZDNet | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
How can vendors expect to migrate reluctant users to more reliable and up-to-date operating systems like Windows 10 or El Capitan -- especially when upgrade notices and reminders break earlier versions?
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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Your Next MicroSD Card

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Your Next MicroSD Card | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
MicroSD cards seem simple, but there are a few critical mistakes that you must avoid when shopping for one. If you ignore these, you may regret your purchase.
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