Reinstall Windows and outfit your system with all freeware programs I recently clean installed Windows XP on my laptop, and this meant that I had to re-install all the essential software that I use. It also presented an opportunity to write a posting about how you can outfit your computer with all the essential (and non-essential) software you need using strictly 100% freeware and/or open source titles.This posting could have been titled any of the following: Pre-installation: before reformatting my hard drive, I used the following programs: Installation: re-installed Windows XP on the re-formatted primary partition. 52 Of The Best Apps 52 Of The Best Apps For Your Classroom In 2015 by TeachThought Staff This post was sponsored by CK-12, a non-profit foundation that creates and aggregates high quality curated STEM content. What are the best apps for your classroom?
How to design the perfect single page website Single page designs can be an excellent technique for tackling smaller websites, even those that you might not think could ever be done without multiple pages. There are tons of great reasons for using a single page site, from ease of maintenance to reduced bandwidth needs. If you’re tackling a shorter site, one that would normally have a handful of pages, consider using a single page, and see if it will make the project easier and more user friendly. Read on for more information on the benefits, when (and when not) to use them, and some best practices you should follow. The benefits of single page design
Percentage Calculator Percentage calculator is a tool that lets you do a simple calculation: how many percent of X is Y? The tool is pretty straightforward. All you need to do is fill in two fields and the third one will be calculated for you. 9 content curation tools that better organise the web Content curation is a huge deal on the web today. As content on the web grows exponentially, our ability to make sense of it is inversely proportional. In other words, we are fast sinking under the sheer amount of content pouring onto the web every day. The social web hasn’t made life any easier on content production either – in fact its lowered the barrier to entry. According to Facebook, 30 billion pieces of content (web links, news blogs etc) are shared each month on the social network, with no sign of slowing.
How To Copy a DVD with VLC 1.0 VLC 1.0 has gotten several cool new features, one of which is the ability to record what is playing in the screen. Here we will take a look at how easy it is to record a DVD or other video formats using VLC. Want to rip the DVD instead of recording? We’ve got a guide for that as well. Record Using VLC You won’t see the record button in the default view so we need to make it available in the control panel by going to View and selecting Advanced Controls. CLIL videos Why should CLIL teachers support learners to work actively with the input provided? Firstly, if learners are actively involved in thinking about the content and/or the language, they will reach a better understanding of both. If they re-organise or change input into another form, learners will process and comprehend input better. Tasks for guiding understanding might include, for example, changing information from a diagram into a text, or from a text into a picture or role-play.
Building a ClickFunnels membership site I normally write about WordPress. I know it. You know it. But membership sites are kind of my thing, and other than the demand to write a new post about the latest evaluation of all the WordPress membership plugins (MemberPress is currently the front-runner), the most requested inquiry is about building membership sites using other tools. Online Egg Timer - timerrr We are all familiar with a traditional kitchen egg timer. It is a very simple yet very effective device. The way it works just couldn't be more simple. All you have to do to set it is to turn the upper part of it. Once released, the upper part will start rotating slowly and indicating the time that elapsed. You can track the time by watching the digits printed on the timer.
Paper.li and Tweeted Times Pioneer Twitter-Based Curated Content They said print publishing was dead and that the newest mode of media was in the digital sector. It’s true that media has shifted from the hands of publishing giants to digital nomads from traditional names down to remote bloggers with cult-like followings. But what no one really expected was the next step…newspapers 2.0. Newspapers are making a comeback, but now custom-tailored to the appetites of the individual, with content being as unique as the reader itself. Why are newspapers back?
6 Useful Tools for Easy Viewing and Editing PDF Files You Need To Know PDF files have become the gold standard of document viewing. Why? Their main benefit is that they retain their format even when viewed on different computers, using different programs. 50 Movies You Have to Watch Before You Die Movies are an important part of popular culture. You may view them as less refined than books, but the stories are essentially the same. As much an art form as painting, video games, music, and books, movies capture our imagination and show us perspectives we’d never see on our own. Etherpad – collaborative note taking Etherpad is a real-time, collaborative note taking tool. It requires no sign-in or installation. It’s a good example of less is more: using your browser, you create a simple, temporary web page and send the link to your students. They then join in writing.