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Top 100 Tools for Learning in 2013. Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills. Post written by: Marc Chernoff Email The web is a powerful resource that can easily help you learn new skills.

Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills

You just have to know where to look. Sure, you can use Google, Yahoo, or Bing to search for sites where you can learn new skills , but I figured I’d save you some time. Here are the top 40 sites I have personally used over the last few years when I want to learn something new. Hack a Day - Hack a Day serves up fresh hacks (short tutorials) every day from around the web and one in-depth ‘How-To hack’ guide each week.eHow - eHow is an online community dedicated to providing visitors the ability to research, share, and discuss solutions and tips for completing day-to-day tasks and projects.Wired How-To Wiki - Collaborate with Wired editors and help them build their extensive library of projects, hacks, tricks and tips. Also, check out these books for more ideas on pertinent life skills: Photo by: vramak If you enjoyed this article, check out our new best-selling book.

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Top 20 Websites No Teacher Should Start the 2010-2011 Year Without. I have to tell you that it was a tough call to make these decisions, especially when we’re talking every teacher no matter what grade level or subject, but I hope that you find a couple of gems to put away in your virtual treasure box.

Top 20 Websites No Teacher Should Start the 2010-2011 Year Without

You may have others you’d like to add to the list. Please post them in the comments for all of us to explore. A great photo editing tool is a must for teachers and I recommend Aviary, LunaPic, Picnik, or BeFunky with some being simpler than others, but all having unique features. Explore all the tools and choose the best option for your skill level. Creaza and Jaycut are answers to the Windows XP Movie Maker and Flipcam problem. Delicious or Diigo are online bookmarking networks teachers need. Doodle is a groovy scheduling tool teachers can use when setting up a collaborative work meeting or building social committee event.

Dropbox is one of my absolute favorite tools shared with me by Intel Teach buddies Glen Westbrook and Jill Summers. Science Projects. We want you to know we use cookies to support features like login; without them, you're unlikely to be able to use our sites.

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By browsing our site with cookies enabled, you are agreeing to their use; read our newly updated privacy policy here to find out more. Sort by All Space Climate Humanities Nature Biology Physics How do galaxies form? NASA's Hubble Space Telescope archive provides hundreds of thousands of galaxy images. How do stars form? We're asking you to help us find and draw circles on infrared image data from the Spitzer Space Telescope. Sorting out Sunspots Help us organize sunspot images in order of complexity to better understand the Sun’s magnetic activity. Discover Floating Forests We are trying to understand how forests of kelp grow and change over time. 100 Best Video Sites For Educators. Bringing multimedia into the classroom is a great way to engage students in learning.

100 Best Video Sites For Educators

Supplementing lessons, opening up new interests, and offering inspiration, online videos make for an incredible teaching tool. In 2010, we covered our favorite 100 video sites for educators, and we’ve now updated our list for 2012 with more than 100 resources and more than 25 brand new entries. Read on, and you’ll be able to check out the very best sources for educational videos on the web. Educational Video Collections Specifically designed for education, these collections make it easy to find video learning resources. TeacherTube : This YouTube for teachers is an amazing resource for finding educationally-focused videos to share with your classroom. General Video Collections Network TV, inspiring talks, and more are all available in these collections. Hulu : A great place to find the latest TV shows, Hulu is also a source of educational videos.

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Cornell Notes. Memorizing Stuff. Teacher Resources and Tools. Beyond Google, Wikipedia and other generic reference sites, the Internet boasts a multitude of search engines, dictionaries, reference desks & databases that have organized and archived information for quick and easy searches.

Teacher Resources and Tools

In this list, we’ve compiled just 100 of our favorites, for teachers, students, hypochondriacs, procrastinators, bookworms, sports nuts and more. Dictionaries and More When you need a quick definition or want more specialized results that display synonyms, rhyming words and slang, turn to this list that is perfect for students or writers. OneLook: This no-frills online dictionary lets you look up basic definitions, related words, phrases and more. Teacher References Teaching guides like these will help you double-check facts, look for relevant quotes, find different careers in education, and get ideas for lesson plans. Twain Quotations A to Z: Inspire (or confuse) your students by throwing out a Mark Twain quote every once in a while.

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Language. Leonardo Da Vinci. Investing. FUCKING HOMEPAGE - Useful Websites. Here is a list of websites we have featured in the past that might come in handy.

FUCKING HOMEPAGE - Useful Websites

Remember to set FuckingHomepage.com as your start page if you haven’t already. Educational/Learning khanacademy.org - video lectures on just about any subjectted.com - lectures by smart peopleinternetisuseful.com - for every educational website or useful web app out thereacademicearth.org - classroom lecturesfreerice.com - expand your vocabulary while feeding the hungrylizardpoint.com - a collection of geography quizzesmathrun.net - timed math quizzesclassicshorts.com - the best short storieserowid.org - learn about drugsqwikia.com - turn a Wikipedia article into a videounplugthetv.com - a collection of intellectually stimulating videosfactsie.com - a place to learn amazing and unusual historical and scientific facts Learn Skills Useful Web Apps Entertainment - Music, Movies, Sports, Books Other Interesting Blogs.

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Knitting. Statistics. World. WannaLearn.com. Paracord. 35 Education Quotes. Posted by admin on October 20th, 2008 Hope you enjoy reading this list as much as I did putting it together! It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. ~AristotleTime is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils. ~Hector BerliozAn expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field. ~Niels BohrEducation is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school. Online education resources: Criminal Justice Schools – Find top criminal justice program schools and learn about criminal justice career opportunities.Paralegal Training – Learn about the paralegal career and find online programs or paralegal schools in your area.Court Reporting Schools – Get court reporting industry news and search for accredited court reporting programs. The Sense of Smell Institute.

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Language. Creative Thinking Is a Specific Process That Can Be Replicated. How to Develop a Photographic Memory. Everything You Wanted to Do With Office... But Didn't Know How. English | Español | Français About Us home > resources > articles > everything you wanted to do with office... but didn't know how Everything You Wanted to Do With Office...But Didn't Know How You use Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint on a daily basis and are still be trying to figure out where things are and how they work, using only 10% of the applications power.

Everything You Wanted to Do With Office... But Didn't Know How

Below are 101 customizations and tweaks to help you harness the power of productivity, and customize MS office to work for you. The difference between an Microsoft Office beginner and advanced user is all about knowing how to use the individual applications, and knowing how to use them well. The best way is to customize them. All you need is a guide on getting the best customizations out there. Streamline Document Formatting – It’s faster and easier to tweak a few things here or there to make a document truly your own. Keyboard shortcut/Cheat sheets – Your work can be full of repetitive tasks and processes. Back to top. Mentat Wiki: Home Page. This wiki is a collaborative environment for exploring ways to become a better thinker.

Mentat Wiki: Home Page

Topics that can be explored here include MemoryTechniques, MentalMath, CriticalThinking, BrainStorming, ShorthandSystems, NotebookSystems, and SmartDrugs. Other relevant topics are also welcome. SiteNews Wiki Topics Mindhacker: The support page for the 2011 book by RonHaleEvans and MartyHaleEvans. MindPerformanceHacks: The support page for the 2006 book of the same name by RonHaleEvans. Easily memorize complex information - MemoryTechnique Do hard math in your head - MentalMath Improve your intelligence Think better Other pages What is a Wiki? A wiki is a web site built collaboratively by a community of users. Feel free to add your own content to this wiki. The Mentat Wiki is powered by Oddmuse, and hosted by the Center for Ludic Synergy.

Country did you knows. Pendulum Waves WebGL. Learn Anything: 100 Places to Find Free Webinars and Tutorials. Many people want to learn things like how to fix their own sink or speak another language but just don't know how to find the information they need or realize that free educational materials are out there to help them learn.

Learn Anything: 100 Places to Find Free Webinars and Tutorials

Lucky for them, the Internet is full of tutorials and webinars that can be a great help in learning just about anything, whether practical or academic. We've compiled a list here of 100 places you can go to find all kinds of free educational information to get you started. General Find all kinds of tutorials and webinars on these sites. Find Tutorials.com: Find tutorials on hundreds of topics ranging from crafts and hobbies to education on this comprehensive tutorial collection.

Computers and Technology Many people struggle to understand new technologies. ActDEN: Learn how to use everything from PowerPoint to Outlook with Microsoft focused tutorials from this site. Music Learn to follow your own personal rhythm with a little help from these tutorials. Languages Science. Scientists unveil tools for rewriting the code of life.

MIT and Harvard researchers have developed technologies that could be used to rewrite the genetic code of a living cell, allowing them to make large-scale edits to the cell’s genome.

Scientists unveil tools for rewriting the code of life

Such technology could enable scientists to design cells that build proteins not found in nature, or engineer bacteria that are resistant to any type of viral infection. The technology, described in the July 15 issue of Science, can overwrite specific DNA sequences throughout the genome, similar to the find-and-replace function in word-processing programs.

Using this approach, the researchers can make hundreds of targeted edits to the genome of E. coli, apparently without disrupting the cells’ function. “We did get some skepticism from biologists early on,” says Peter Carr, senior research staff at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory (and formerly of the MIT Media Lab), who is one of the paper’s lead authors. DNA consists of long strings of “letters” that code for specific amino acids. ‘Plug and play’

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Scientific Speed Reading: How to Read 300% Faster in 20 Minutes. (Photo: Dustin Diaz) How much more could you get done if you completed all of your required reading in 1/3 or 1/5 the time? Increasing reading speed is a process of controlling fine motor movement—period. This post is a condensed overview of principles I taught to undergraduates at Princeton University in 1998 at a seminar called the “PX Project”. The below was written several years ago, so it’s worded like Ivy-Leaguer pompous-ass prose, but the results are substantial. In fact, while on an airplane in China two weeks ago, I helped Glenn McElhose increase his reading speed 34% in less than 5 minutes.

I have never seen the method fail. The PX Project The PX Project, a single 3-hour cognitive experiment, produced an average increase in reading speed of 386%. It was tested with speakers of five languages, and even dyslexics were conditioned to read technical material at more than 3,000 words-per-minute (wpm), or 10 pages per minute. The Protocol First – Determining Baseline 2) Speed (3 minutes):

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Free Mechanical Engineering: CAD Software. 99 Resources to Research & Mine the Invisible Web. College researchers often need more than Google and Wikipedia to get the job done. To find what you're looking for, it may be necessary to tap into the invisible web, the sites that don't get indexed by broad search engines. The following resources were designed to help you do just that, offering specialized search engines, directories, and more places to find the complex and obscure. Search Engines Whether you're looking for specific science research or business data, these search engines will point you in the right direction. Turbo10: On Turbo10, you'll be able to search more than 800 deep web search engines at a time. Databases Tap into these databases to access government information, business data, demographics, and beyond. GPOAccess: If you're looking for US government information, tap into this tool that searches multiple databases at a time. Catalogs If you're looking for something specific, but just don't know where to find it, these catalogs will offer some assistance.

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50 Must-Download Apps For Lifelong Learners. Added by Jeff Dunn on 2012-08-13 Long after degrees have been conferred and careers have been launched, many folks just can’t seem to quit school. For them, life provides an overstuffed cornucopia of educational opportunities that don’t necessarily require hefty loans and navigating different professorial strategies. Those with a lust for learning who happen to also enjoy testing the limits of what the iPad offers definitely don’t have to worry about finding resources to pique their fancy. Hundreds, if not thousands, of apps are out there just twitching for users to fire them up and absorb a mental nugget or two.

History and Geography World Atlas HD : iPad users can download this stunning, popular digital atlas by the National Geographic Society and educate themselves about the planet’s physical and cultural properties and relationships. Language, Reading, and Writing Open Source and General Learning Reference Science and Math Comments are closed. Sites for Do It Yourself Projects. 35 Best Websites for Free Educational Videos.

What are the best websites to watch educational videos? Here are over 35 websites to watch thousands of educational videos covering business, science, health, technology, math, social studies, arts and more. Please bookmark this page or share it if you find this article useful. 1. 5min Offers short, practical how to videos, instructional videos and DIY solutions. 2. A large collection of educational video lectures from the world’s top scholars. 3. Blogs, articles and videos from the world’s top thinkers and leaders. 4. Animated science, health, technology, math, social studies, arts & music videos. 5.

Offers thousands of free math and science videos. 6. Features interviews with America’s best thinkers, writers, politicians, entertainers, business leaders, scientists and more. 7. 30,000 video segments from Discovery Education. 8. Provides video lectures, courses, documentaries, books, quizzes, lecture notes and much more. 9. 10. 11. 12. Professional and user-generated how-to educational videos.

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Potassium Chlorate and Gummy Bear. Museums. Ideas. Erowid. Free Technology for Teachers. Google. TED: Ideas worth spreading. Courses/Workshops Permaculture Research Institute. 99 More Incredible Lectures From the World's Top Scientists.