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Beyond Flashcards Computers have helped move civilization forward in countless different ways. If you need to perform a complex calculation, write an article, or communicate instantly with distant friends, you’re in luck. But if you simply want to learn something — get some information into your head — you are largely on your own. Better get out the old 3x5 index cards, and start jotting down your notes. The Study App

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mental_floss Blog » 10 Ways to Game Up Your Home The first generation to grow up playing video games is now feathering empty nests, and plenty more gamers are buying and filling homes. Furniture and home decor companies keep adding designs catering to video game lovers, and those with a bit of time and creativity keep designing and building their own! A really dedicated gamer could furnish the entire house this way, but it's more likely you'd want to add just one or two game touches to your home to honor that side of your personality. 1. Space Invaders Couch

The Top 100 Digital Learning Tools of 2011 Web 2.0 and innovative learning go hand in hand. As more learning product becomes digital, it takes apps and platforms to help organize, curate, and even amplify the thinking and learning that is possible with 21st century learners. In that context, Jane Hart from the Center for Learning & Performance Technology in the UK compiled this fantastic list of digital learning tools using the input of 531 international learning professionals. The top 10?  AccelaStudy® - Learn a Foreign Language on Your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad Basics Colors Conversational Days, Months, and Seasons Directions Fundamentals Moods, Attitudes, and Emotions Numbers and Counting Question Words Shapes Superlatives Time Weather Parts of Speech Adjectives Adverbs Pronouns The Human Body Anatomy Hair Medical Toiletries

Top 20 Ultimate Ways to Use a Disposable Camera When it comes to photography, we like to root for the little guy. He’s the picture taker that works hard, is easy going and is always around when you need him. Yep, we’re talking about one of our old favorites: the disposable camera. While we love adding filters to our phone pics and making masterpieces with our DSLRs, there’s something magical about disposable cameras we can’t forget… They’re cheap, fun to play with and can do almost anything! Here’s our top 20 list of didn’t-know-you-could-do-that ways to use, abuse, modify, and make the most of your disposable camera!

LEARN CONSERVATION OF MECHANICAL ENERGY BY GRAPHING MOTION IN ALGODOO Run a conservation of energy simulation with a pendulum. STEP 1. Plot “time” on the X-axis and kinetic energy, potential energy, and total energy on the Y-axis. STEP 2. Todo - The ORIGINAL To-Do Task List The ORIGINAL To-Do Task List "Todo has stood the test of time" -Silicon Slopes. "Appigo Todo oozes with awesomeness..." -Macworld, 4.5 stars

7 Must See Strangest Gadgets First time here? I hope you'll consider subscribing via RSS or email (it's free). Thanks for visiting! PLN: Your Personal Learning Network Made Easy What is a PLN? If I had to define what a ‘Personal Learning Network’ is, I would keep it simple and broad: n. – the entire collection of people with whom you engage and exchange information, usually online. Personal Learning Networks, or PLNs, have been around forever. Awesome Note - Brilliant Idea Finally, combine notes with to-dos in one app! Organize your life today with Awesome Note, and start making every second count! Top ranked and steady app for Productivity section. 25 Unusual Usb Designs July 13th, 2011 Anila Arshad This is my second part on usb designs, my first post is 10 Most Unique Usb Designs.

11 Cool Online Tools You Should Know About How much of your day do you spend online? If you’re like the 2.4 billion Internet users worldwide, you’re probably spending at least 3 hours each day consuming information on your computer and/or mobile device. Sometimes all its bits and bytes can be messy, confusing or downright harmful. Fortunately, there are some cool tools to make those 3 hours more enjoyable and productive. Whether they’re plug-ins, extensions or separate sites, each of these are likely to make you say “I need that!” There are a ton of these tools introduced everyday; these are just a few of our favorites.

30 Fantastic Geeky Tricks to Get The Most From Your Mac If you’re one of those Mac users that loves to dig in and play with hidden features and settings, this post is for you. Below you’ll find 30 tips and tricks to help both seasoned and beginner Mac users to get the most out of their OS X experience. We’ll cover everything from obscure Terminal commands to keyboard shortcuts that every Mac user should know and use. Let’s get started! Dock Tricks Recent Items Stack Collaboration tools The open, online learning experience Some or all of this open seminar will be a new type of learning experience for you. That is by design. Forms of open, online learning are evolving in real time and it is new for everyone. This is driven in part by the energy surrounding massive, open, online courses (MOOCs) but also by innovative open courses such as ds106, activities like professional-interest Twitter chats (see #lrnchat for example) and interest in self-directed web-based learning (see Howard Rheingold and his work on Peeragogy).

The Top 20 iPhone And iPad Apps of 2011 Editor’s note: Contributor Brad Spirrison is the managing editor of mobile app discovery services Appolicious, and AppVee. With this post, he continues an annual tradition of picking the best iOS apps of the year. It’s telling that Apple chose an app that debuted more than 14 months ago, Instagram, as its “iPhone App of the Year” for 2011. This should not imply that there was a shortage of quality and groundbreaking apps released this year. Far from it.