Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills The web is a powerful resource that can easily help you 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. 7 Free Tools for Creating Your Own Machinima Films Machinima is the art of making movies with video game footage and assets, and it’s an exciting and growing medium for creative filmmaking. While you generally can’t get the visual quality of traditional Pixar-style computer graphics, you can nonetheless create some wonderful things with it. And, crucially, it’s something you can get started on right now with completely free tools, no special training required.
10 Excellent Communities for Book Lovers When I was working on the post entitled The Best 10 Places to Find and Download e-Books, I singled out some websites that were supposed to be featured in that list and sat them aside. I noticed that these website deserve their own post because they offer something different . These are basically platforms where there is much of social interaction to them than others. When Harry Met Bella: Fanfiction is all the rage. But is it plagiarism? Or the perfect thing to encourage young writers? Remember when Harry Potter invited Bella Swan to Hogwarts’s big dance? And Ginny Weasley and Edward Cullen both went ballistic? Fans of the Harry Potter and Twilight sagas know that that’s crazy talk. After all, these fictional megastars aren’t even in the same series. Still, it’s a tantalizing scenario to consider.
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Create and manage custom maps in Google Drive Google My Maps makes it simple to create, share, and publish custom maps online for a variety of business purposes—from publicizing a company’s location to mapping delivery routes and planning events. Now integrated with Google Drive, My Maps allows anyone to easily create maps with custom lines, shapes, and placemarks, to import geographic data (like addresses, places, and coordinates) into maps, and to share maps as they do other Drive files. Shared maps are subject to the same permission settings as other Drive files, allowing Apps admins to decide which groups of employees can share maps within or outside of their domains.
YALSA reveals 2013 Great Graphic Novels for Teens Robot 6 by Kevin Melrose| February 1, 2013 @ 9:00 AM |No Comments| The Young Adult Library Association has unveiled the 2013 Great Graphic Novels for Teens, a list of 55 titles that cover the spectrum from biography and mythology to superheroes and science fiction. The finalists were selected by a committee from among 98 nominees recommended for readers ages 12 to 18. From those 55 titles, 10 were singled out for exemplifying “the quality and range of graphic novels appropriate for teen audiences.” The are: Fan Fiction Takes Flight Among Teens Illustration by Michael Byers Many years before Harry Potter was born, his parents, Lily and James, met and fell in love at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. At first, Lily thought James was nothing more than an annoying show-off, but then she got to know the boy behind the bravado. Their romance was shaped by tribulations, triumphs, and the understanding that they were destined for something tremendous.