background preloader

Top 6 Sites that Inspire and Educate

Top 6 Sites that Inspire and Educate
If you’re a professional who likes to be intellectually stimulated and you enjoy keeping up with the latest news and breaking trends, the internet provides you with an endless choice of carefully curated sites to visit. Today, we bring you six of them that we believe are leaps and bounds above the rest. These sites will not only educate you on topics ranging from business and technology to art and design, they’ll motivate you to find your own, original ideas and see them through. They’re culturally relevant, they’re idea driven and most of all, they’re deeply inspirational. TED is short for three incredibly important subjects in our modern world; technology, entertainment and design. Started in 1984, TED brings together the most brilliant minds to teach us about issues that matter. Tip: Download TED’s free iPad app to browse through 800 videos by date, popularity or keyword. 2. Brain Pickings started from very humble beginnings. 4. 5.

http://mylifescoop.com/2011/05/16/top-6-sites-that-inspire-and-educate/

Related:  List of Sites for LearningInteresting

10 Awesome Online Classes You Can Take For Free Cool, but you need iTunes for nearly everything, and that gets an 'F.' Are there really no other places to get these lessons? I was sure there are some on Academic Earth. Flagged 1. 7 of them are available via YouTube. 2. iTunes is free. 6 Insane Discoveries That Science Can't Explain We like to feel superior to the people who lived centuries ago, what with their shitty mud huts and curing colds by drilling a hole in their skulls. But we have to give them credit: They left behind some artifacts that have left the smartest of modern scientists scratching their heads. For instance, you have the following enigmas that we believe were created for no other purpose than to fuck with future generations. The Voynich Manuscript The Mystery: The Voynich manuscript is an ancient book that has thwarted all attempts at deciphering its contents.

Hacking Higher Education, Part 2 - Hacking Harvard (This post is a follow-up to Hacking Higher Education, Part 1: How to Obtain an Accredited Undergraduate Degree in 1 Year for $4,000.) “There is always a better way – find it.” – The Hacker Ethos In Part 1 of this series, I showed you how to get an accredited degree in one year for $4,000. While testing out of undergrad via CLEP exams is certainly a viable option, many people have doubts about the “pedigree” of such a credential, and are concerned how it would be received by hiring managers. If you value the status and prestige of an Ivy League degree but don’t want to play the admissions game and pay retail prices, this post is for you.

7 Reasons To Leverage Social Networking Tools in the Classroom Instructional uses of social networking software can provide opportunities for learning, connecting, and engagement. This year, I’ve written frequently about popular social media tools, and education-specific social networking apps, and social enterprise solutions. I’ve also noticed increasing coverage of this topic in the media recently.

The 7 Ballsiest Pranks You Wont Believe Actually Worked Real pranks never work out the way they do on movies and TV. It's a lot harder than it looks to fill a guy's apartment with pudding, or replace the Statue of Liberty's torch with a giant dildo. Real-life practical jokes are usually small-scale and largely annoying. Yet... every once in a while somebody will strike gold.

12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free All education is self-education. Period. It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting in a college classroom or a coffee shop. We don’t learn anything we don’t want to learn. Those people who take the time and initiative to pursue knowledge on their own are the only ones who earn a real education in this world. The Online Learning Blog from Study2U Supposedly browsing the internet requires more brain power than watching television. Although judging from some of the websites we’ve come across that assumption is cast into doubt. Here’s some of the sites we like that might get your brain to sit up and listen. Ted

Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills post written by: Marc Chernoff The web is a powerful resource that can easily help you learn new skills. You just have to know where to look. 41 Websites for Teachers to Integrate Tech into Your Classroom « Ask a Tech Teacher Any cookies on my website are used to ensure normal website functions (for instance, Youtube videos won’t work without their own identifiers). These cookies cannot be switched off because the website wouldn’t work properly anymore. However, these identifiers do not store any personal data. When you leave a comment, WordPress stores your gravatar name, IP Address, comment, and email address.

Things People Said: Courtroom Quotations The following quotations are taken from official court records across the nation, showing how funny and embarrassing it is that recorders operate at all times in courts of law, so that even the slightest inadvertence is preserved for posterity. Lawyer: "Was that the same nose you broke as a child?"Witness: "I only have one, you know." Lawyer: "Now, Mrs. Johnson, how was your first marriage terminated?"Witness: "By death." 100 Amazing How-To Sites to Teach Yourself Anything Posted by Site Administrator in Online Learning May 7th, 2009 Learning new skills and expanding your knowledge doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. There are loads of free resources on the Web that can help you find instructional videos, tutorials and classes to learn a wide variety of skills from fixing basic car problems to speaking another language. With 100 sites to choose from, you’re bound to find something here that will help you learn just about anything you could want. General Tutorials

Project Avalon - Klaus Dona: The Hidden History of the Human Race Click here for the PDF version of this interview (20 pages) Click here for the video presentation March 2010 **Ed note: Some transcripts contain words or phrases that are inaudible or difficult to hear and are, therefore, designated in square brackets 25 Awesome Virtual Learning Experiences Online - Virtual Education Websites posted by Mark on June 18th, 2009 Just because you’re online doesn’t mean that you can’t experience the world first-hand — or as close to first-hand as possible. Here are websites that feature virtual learning experiences, exposing online visitors to everything from history to geography, astronomy to anatomy, literature to government. 7 Wonders Panoramas – 360-degree views of the Seven Wonders of the World. Arounder Virtual Tour of the Moon – 360-degree panoramic views of the moon, courtesy of the Apollo 11, 12 and 17 missions. (Many other Earth locations also available on arounder.com.)

Related:  EdTechMotivationFunnyTop 10 lists, etcTechnology (Edu?)Gen InterestEducational Resourcespoems, quotes, etcaltalpdeep shitHow to liveArt/Literature/EctEducationEducationmagazines and blogsrobertoquintalLearningStumbleemprendimeintosTech and businessLoc shitFactsbored