Morse code Chart of the Morse code letters and numerals. Morse code is a method of transmitting text information as a series of on-off tones, lights, or clicks that can be directly understood by a skilled listener or observer without special equipment. The International Morse Code encodes the ISO basic Latin alphabet, some extra Latin letters, the Arabic numerals and a small set of punctuation and procedural signals as standardized sequences of short and long signals called "dots" and "dashes", or "dits" and "dahs". Because many non-English natural languages use more than the 26 Roman letters, extensions to the Morse alphabet exist for those languages.
Productivity vs. Getting Things Done This post originally appeared on the Exist blog. I’ve been a sucker for so-called “productivity porn” for a while. I still am, to some degree, but I’ve been working hard to cure myself of this time-wasting habit and I’m getting a lot closer to that. For anyone who’s not familiar with it, my interpretation of productivity porn is pretty much anything related to productivity as a topic of interest, that doesn’t actually involve getting anything done. Indian tea workers' conditions remain very poor Image copyright Getty Images If you are drinking tea, I suggest you put down the cup right now because I've got bad news for you. You can forget those pretty pictures of happy women in saris on rolling green hillsides that you see on some tea packets. That is not the reality for most tea workers. Last year, I was part of a BBC team that revealed the appalling conditions for workers and their families on estates that grow tea for some of the biggest brands in the world.
Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes Make mobile learning awesome! Student creation Share materials Free! Get our new app! Save time by using free lessons & activities created by educators worldwide! Create paintings from photos Did you ever wanted to be a great artist? But unfortunately you are really bad at it? Well that's ok because now with Psykopaint you can be a great artist with no skills. But how does it work? Open a photo you like and paint it using a variety of tools like brush, spraycan, ribbon, knife, Psykopaint will choose the colors automatically for you So you don't need to worry about it and focus on a style you like. Impressionist, cubist, abtract or classic, or something totally unique.
Harry Foundalis - The Bongard Problems The domain in which I did my research in cognitive science is the Bongard Problems. These are problems on visual pattern recognition that appeared first in the appendix of a book published by the Russian scientist M. M. The Listening Project The Listening Project is a partnership between BBC Radio and the British Library that invites people to share an intimate conversation, to be recorded and broadcast by the BBC and, if suitable, curated and archived by the British Library. These conversations will form a unique picture of our lives today, preserved for future generations. Visit The Listening Project website (BBC) and get involved.
Calling all map nerds: Funky 'Atlas of Design' is back with Vol. 3 In creating 'UFO Sightings,' designer John Nelson used data from reports spanning more than 100 years. (Photo: John Nelson/Atlas of Design, Vol. 3) Every two years, experts at the North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS) gather to choose the best examples of contemporary cartography. The winning designs — from students, professors, designers and professional cartographers — are collected into a beautifully published volume titled the "Atlas of Design."
inklewriter - Education Education inkle is looking to bring interactive stories to the classroom, and give teachers free and simple get-stuck-right-in software to use with their students. From within a web-browser, the inklewriter will let students make and play interactive stories with no programming required. Why make stories interactive anyway? The way our stories work is simple: the reader is given the text of a story in a small chunks, and after each, they get to make a decision about what happens next.
10 Funny Online Generators 1. Singing Email Generator With The Kako Messenger you can send singing messages instead of text emails. You choose a singer, then type your message and click on 'play.' When you're done, you can send your singing message by email in a secure way - the message is encrypted and requires an authentication of the sender. 2. Math Chat - Solve Problems Together in Real Time This is a guest post from Sabba Quidwai (@AskMsQ) of EdTechTeacher - an advertiser on this site. Recently, I attended the EdSurge Summit in Los Angeles where I had the chance to take a first hand look at a great, new, FREE app called MathChat. We can all relate to a similar, enormous challenge while growing up: being stuck on a math problem with no one to help.