Science for the people: take a renowned scientist (Nobel Laureate Leon Lederman
(Physics), Stephen Benkovik
(Chemisty)) and sit them down on a street corner to answer questions.
Also: The No Excuse List
(resources to learn just about anything), Minute Physics
(free, University-level courses online) and PetriDish
, a Kickstarter for science projects.
The 2011 Edublog Awards
are on. The nominee lists provide rich resources for everyone, perhaps most especially in the free web tool
category. A personal selection: Online Convert
(free online conversion of dozens of video formats), GeoTrio
(recorded tours around the world), CorkboardMe
(online, shared pibboards),
Cover It Live
(online event presentation) and A Google A Day
(daily questions and puzzles, presented by Google (previously)
). For kids, there’s
(the world’s largest children’s arts museum) Tarheel Reader
(illustrated readers for multiple platforms) and SweetSearch
(a search engine for students),along with much, much more. [more inside]
Between August and October this year the crew of the ISS used a special low-light HD camera to visually capture the earth as it passed beneath them. The result, edited together by Michael König and set to music, is jaw-droppingly spectacular
It may be redundant to tell you to set Vimeo to full-screen mode before playing, but do so - you won't regret it. Post intended as something of a sequel to this.
Some related channels on Vimeo: The World In HD, HDTime, Slow Motion & Timelapse Theatre.
Hop in the Video Time Machine
and scroll to any year: from 1860
(the first recorded sound) to the present day
to experience video and audio from that time period: most of it iconic, some forgotten, and others entirely random. Results can be filtered for music, sports, movies, current events and more. [more inside]
: a charming, funny, female-produced series about geek girls in LA, written by Jessica Mills
. Season 2 trailer on YouTube
, dialogue probably NSFW