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True Stories About People That Matter

1 May

I’m a huge fan of biographies. I read the biography of Benjamin Franklin front to back numerous times. The fact is that every life has a story. However, the lives of famous individuals seem to inspire us. Have you stumbled upon Biography.com? The site captures fascinating stories about famous people. You hear about their defining opportunities and most shattering failures.

The site says, “Discover over 7,000 biographies and daily features that highlight newsworthy, compelling and surprising points-of-view. Read true stories about people that matter.”

http://www.biography.com/

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What’s The Impact of An Hour of Coding?

28 Apr

Have you thought about getting your kids into computer programming at an early age? Code.org suggests that just an hour of coding can change the direction of student and push them into a career of technology. The site says, “The Hour of Code is at its core not about learning a brand new skill in just one hour. One hour isn’t enough to learn how to code. It’s about increasing access to computer science by breaking stereotypes and opening doors. Somebody may learn programming concepts like loops, conditionals, or basic debugging through the Hour of Code. But a much more important goal is for students and teachers to learn that computer science is fun — you can start at any age, in any classroom, even if you don’t have a computer.”

Discover how to get your child into computer science.
https://code.org/about/evaluation/hourofcode

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Wiki Your Life With Knowledge

10 Apr

You will never stop learning at Wikimedia. You may have heard of Wikipedia, but what about the long list of user contributed learning sources like Wikivoyage? Wikimedia strives to bring about a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. What sites have your tried? What is your favorite? I still can’t stop visiting Wikipedia on a daily basis – I guess I’m a sucker for the original. Find more interesting things to learn at WikiMedia!

WikiMedia Sites:

Wikipedia — The free encyclopedia
https://www.wikipedia.org/

Wiktionary — The free dictionary
http://www.wiktionary.org/

Wikiquote — Collection of quotations
http://www.wikiquote.org/

Wikibooks — Open-content textbooks
http://www.wikibooks.org/

Wikisource — The free library
http://wikisource.org/

Wikinews — Free content news source
http://www.wikinews.org/

Wikiversity — Open learning community
http://www.wikiversity.org/

Wikispecies — The free species directory
http://species.wikimedia.org

MediaWiki software documentation
http://www.mediawiki.org

Wikidata — The free knowledge base
http://www.wikidata.org

Wikimedia Commons — Shared media repository
http://commons.wikimedia.org

Wikivoyage — The free, worldwide travel guide
http://www.wikivoyage.org

 

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Find Similar Or Opposite Words

28 Mar

Are you struggling to find a similar word to break the monotony of your writing style? Do you need the opposite of a word to do just the same? Word Hippo gets you on the right track when you need word inspiration.

On this site, you can find the: meaning of, rhymes with, sentences with, plural of, singular of, past tense of, present tense of, verb for, adjective for, adverb for, noun for, similar of and opposite of a word. You can also translate from English or translate to English here. Furthermore, you can discover words starting with, words ending with or words containing other words on this site. Check out Word Hippo!

http://www.wordhippo.com/

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Online Learning 2015

29 Dec

Brace yourself for the year of online learning! Ambient Research conducted a recent study that states less students will be enrolled in traditional classes. In 2010 there were 14.4 million students enrolled in traditional classrooms and it will decline to 4.1 million in 2015. Babson Survey Research Group states online classes are on the rise and 74% of colleges offer them. Are you an online student? Are you thinking of going back school? Here are some tips to thrive as an online student.

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Opensource Drawing Tool

15 Dec

Inkscape is a professional vector graphics editor for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It’s free and open source. I downloaded it and have it a try. If you are looking for Photoshop then this is not your tool. However if you are looking for a good tool similar to Illustrator then this is closer.

http://inkscape.org/

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Find A List For Anything

12 Dec

List of types of everything. I found a site that just builds lists of stuff called Types List. For example, you can find a lists of heavy metal music, porpoises, electron microscopes, dolphins, christmas trees, music, bass guitars, wine, alternative energy sources and apartments to just name a few. The next time you need a list, first stop here and you won’t need to go anywhere else.

http://typeslist.com/

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Fun Worksheets for Home Learning

28 Sep

Great Schools offers a series of fun worksheets for grades preschool through 5th grade. Discover worksheets on the subjects of math, reading, writing, science and word lists. Support learning at home with these helpful printable worksheets and find the perfect worksheet challenge for your child.

http://www.greatschools.org/worksheets/

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Need To Cite A Bibliography?

3 Sep

Are you creating a research paper? Do you need to generate a citation in MLA, APA & Chicago formats for your bibliography? I found this site that will cite (pun intended) your bibliography for free called EasyBib. All you need is the URL or search for the item and it can be generated in the format you need.

http://www.easybib.com/

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Get Your Cheat Sheets Here

4 May

I stumbled upon this great site that contains every computing quick reference guide you can think of known to the human race. The site says, “All cheat sheets, round-ups, quick reference cards, quick reference guides and quick reference sheets in one page. The only one you need.” The site is truly extensive and has information from AJAX to Illustrator to Photoshop to Visual Studio to Zen Coding.

http://www.cheat-sheets.org/

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