1000 novels everyone must read | Books | guardian.co.uk
1000 novels everyone must read: Science Fiction & Fantasy (part one) | Books | The Guardian
William Golding: Lord of the Flies (1954)Google & the Future of Books - The New York Review of Books
Google & the Future of Books - The New York Review of Books
Don't get me wrong. I know that businesses must be responsible to shareholders. I believe that authors are entitled to payment for their creative labor and that publishers deserve to make money from the value they add to the texts supplied by authors. I admire the wizardry of hardware, software, search engines, digitization, and algorithmic relevance ranking. I acknowledge the importance of copyright, although I think that Congress got it better in 1790 than in 1998.
Interesting article that looks at the future of the book in light of the recent settlement betewen Google and the major publishing houses.
Robert Darnton- an important figure in Book History- is concerned about the future of the information society as major players increasingly hold the greatest sway
What will happen if Google favors profitability over access? Nothing, if I read the terms of the settlement correctly. Only the registry, acting for the copyright holders, has the power to force a change in the subscription prices charged by Google, and there is no reason to expect the registry to object if the prices are too high. Google may choose to be generous in it pricing, and I have reason to hope it may do so; but it could also employ a strategy comparable to the one that proved to be so effective in pushing up the price of scholarly journals: first, entice subscribers with low initial rates, and then, once they are hooked, ratchet up the rates as high as the traffic will bear.How to Stop Accumulating Books - wikiHow
How to Stop Accumulating Books
Why would I stop accumulating books? I just need to trade and donate out some of my overflow that's all! Whats wrong with sagging shelves on every wall and boxes stacked all over the place? WHAT'S WRONG WITH IT? I would recommend AGAINST following most of the suggestions given in this article, other than giving away books no longer wanted. DO NOT put labels on your book spines or shelve different-sized books together (keep same-sized volumes together even if they are unrelated). I will eat your family if you do.
1. Cull your existing collection. Look in the yellow pages of your local phone book under "Books - Used." Sites like Amazon.com and Half.com allow individuals to sell books. break your books up into the following piles, and decide which ones get to stay: Reference books. Books you've already read, that you want to keep. Books you haven't read yet. Set a "read-to-purchase ratio". Make a “syllabus” of books to read. pick out the next 10-14 books you want to read. Make a "to buy" list. If you buy a book, immediately get rid of a book you already have. Use the library: most library systems will lend you books from anywhere in their system. Use the library for downloading ebooks: many libraries offer a service that allows you to download ebooks to your pc. Purchase and collect your books on an e-Book reader (like Kindle Wireless). If you have room for them and you still think "I'm going to read (or re-read) that someday", keep them.
building your libraryThe once and future e-book: on reading in the digital age - Ars Technica
Really nice discussion of the history of the ebook market.
A veteran of a former turning of the e-book wheel looks at the past, present, and future of reading books on things that are not books.Requested Reading Recommendations — School of Visual Arts — MFA in Interaction Design
Highly recommended reading list of books on interaction design: http://tinyurl.com/cv8dyjWalden, and 99 other Free Online Books Every Student of Humanity Should Read | Online Education at UniversitiesAndColleges.org
Some very very good insights here. Particularly about the 1st para and WHY it needs to be different.
"Despite the ubiquity of reading on the web, readers remain a neglected audience. Much of our talk about web design revolves around a sense of movement: users are thought to be finding, searching, skimming, looking."
The best readers are obstinate. They possess a nearly inexhaustible persistence that drives them to read, regardless of the circumstances they find themselves in
Some interesting web design thoughts - does bloggernacle design lead us to skim instead of read?Self-Education Resource List
The internet is an invaluable resource to self-educated learners. Below is a list of some of the most helpful sites out there including opencourseware materials, free libraries, learning communities, educational tools, and more.Index of /transputer/finengineer
Crazy collection of financial PDF's
Huge list of articles on finance-related topicsPinky Dinky Doo
Games, videos, story podcasts and prntables. Pinky Dinky Doo harnesses the power of television, print, and interactive media to promote reading and imaginative storytelling.InfoQ: InfoQ Editors' Recommended Reading List
10 articoli che ogni architetto software e/o sviluppatore DEVE leggere
Papers on ProgrammingRead Ebooks on Your iPhone - Wired How-To Wiki
Bookmarklet para ler páginas ilegíveisarc90 lab : experiments : Readability
Reading anything on the Internet has become a full-on nightmare. As media outlets attempt to eke out as much advertising revenue as possible, we're left trying to put blinders on to mask away all the insanity that surrounds the content we're trying to read. It's almost like listening to talk radio, except the commercials play during the program in the background. It's a pretty awful experience. Our friend to date has been the trusty "Print View" button. Click it and all the junk goes away. I click it all the time and rarely print. It's really become the "Peace & Quiet" button for many.
A bookmarklet for stripping unnecessary fluff from web pages, and style the text as you want it.
An app that clears away all the clutter, leaving just the content.iLibrarian » 10 Websites for Book Lovers
Users often see online content out of context and read it with different goals than you envisioned. While you can't predict all such goals, you can plan for multiple uses of your text.
Un nuovo alertbox con i consigli del guru dell'usabilitàFun 4 The Brain - educational games for addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, science and english
instruction on your kidsEyercize - relearn 2 read
I read all of these blogs. They all have incredibly useful archives. And they’re all written by people who teach and practice, so the advice is practical.How the E-Book Will Change the Way We Read and Write - WSJ.com
Author Steven Johnson outlines a future with more books, more distractions -- and the end of reading alone
kindle ebook e-book
数图研究McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Internet-Age Writing Syllabus and Course Overview.
Evaluation: Students will be graded on the RBBEAW* system, developed to assess and score students based on their own relative merit. A+ = 100–90 A = 89–80 A- = 79–70 A-- = 69–60 A--- = 59–50 A---- = 49–0
marvelous syllaubs for the post-print age.
ENG 371WR: Writing for Nonreaders in the Postprint Era M-W-F: 11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Instructor: Robert Lanham
As print takes its place alongside smoke signals, cuneiform, and hollering, there has emerged a new literary age, one in which writers no longer need to feel encumbered by the paper cuts, reading, and excessive use of words traditionally associated with the writing trade. Writing for Nonreaders in the Postprint Era focuses on the creation of short-form prose that is not intended to be reproduced on pulp fibers. Instant messaging. Twittering. Facebook updates. These 21st-century literary genres are defining a new "Lost Generation" of minimalists who would much rather watch Lost on their iPhones than toil over long-winded articles and short stories. Students will acquire the tools needed to make their tweets glimmer with a complete lack of forethought, their Facebook updates ring with self-importance, and their blog entries shimmer with literary pithiness.
"ENG 371WR: Writing for Nonreaders in the Postprint Era"
ENG 371WR: Writing for Nonreaders in the Postprint EraBookArmy
"Never read a bad book again"icoeye’s blog » Blog Archive » Save bookmark
So simple and so effective. 'Save' icon bookmark to print out and cut out :)
Save Bookmark (template to print)Home - BookArmy
Literary social networking世界史講義録
高校世界史授業を誌上公開。脱線話も含め、可能な限り再現。古代史、中世史、近代史、東洋史、西洋史。生徒達に世界史を語ります。歴史の面白さ、楽しさを、伝えることが出来れば幸いです。InfoQ: Recommended TDD Tutorials
Recommended TDD Tutorials
Recently, Dave Nicolette consolidated a list of recommended TDD tutorials from a discussion on the Extreme Programming group. Here is a sneak peak at the consolidated list with categorization for quickly getting started with Test Driven Development.50 Banned Books That Everyone Should Read | Online College Degree
good oneWeb 3.0 or Not, There's Something Different About 2009 - ReadWriteWeb
A good blog design for a beleivable and authorative information sourceEucalyptus: The Library, to go – on your iPhone or iPod Touch.
Eucalyptus: The Library, to go – on your iPhone or iPod Touch.
ebook reader for iphoneInfinite Summer
summer reading challenge--Infinite jestHow Twitter Will Change the Way We Live - TIME
It used to be that you compulsively checked your BlackBerry to see if anything new had happened in your personal life or career: e-mail from the boss, a reply from last night's date. Now you're compulsively checking your BlackBerry for news from other people's lives. And because, on Twitter at least, some of those people happen to be celebrities, the Twitter platform is likely to expand that strangely delusional relationship that we have to fame.
as millions of devotees have discovered, Twitter turns out to have unsuspected depth Yes, the breakfast-status updates turned out to be more interesting than we thought. But the key development with Twitter is how we've jury-rigged the system to do things that its creators never dreamed of.
Once just a fad, Twitter is developing into a powerful form of communication. What its growth says about us — and the future of American innovationThe Book Seer
Type in the name of the book and the author you have just read and book seer will give you ideas for other books to read
What should I read next?
Put in the name of a book you've read and get suggestions for other books you might like.
internet recommends booksLifehacker - Lifehacker's Firefox Add-On Packs - Lifehacker add-on packs
It used to be a pain to hunt down your favorite extensions every time you reinstall Firefox. Mozilla's recently launched Collections make it easy, so we've assembled a few easy-to-install collections of our favorite Firefox helpers.
A must have list of Firefox Add-On Packs - wow Lifehacker great post! http://bit.ly/Ll6NBBooks | Derek Sivers
Excellent looking list of books to read
Stumbling on HappinessらばQ:心にズドン…90歳の老人が語る45の人生の教訓
泰然自若な感じ。こういうのは流すのがいい。本当に必要なことは、覚えなくとも覚えてる、という俺理論。fur.ly | shorten multiple urls into one
This is an interesting way to organize bookmarks. It creates almost virtual tages.
Shorten Multiple URLS
Too late, they've done itFifty Books for Our Times | Newsweek Books | Newsweek.com
Before Wall-E, there was this penetrating parable of the grim future of technology and life on an Earth without animals (and the basis for Blade Runner).
We know it's insane. We know people will ask why on earth we think that an 1875 British satirical novel is the book you need to read right now—or, for that matter, why it even made the cut. The fact is, no one needs another best-of list telling you how great The Great Gatsby is. What we do need, in a world with precious little time to read (and think), is to know which books—new or old, fiction or nonfiction—open a window on the times we live in, whether they deal directly with the issues of today or simply help us see ourselves in new and surprising ways. Which is why we'd like you to sit down with Anthony Trollope, and these 49 other remarkably trenchant voices.Tim Ferriss and Kevin Rose Discuss Their Top 5 Must-Read Books
hahah dude thats why kevin rose designed something and tim goes on tv for fun
Tim Ferriss and Kevin Rose Discuss Their Top 5 Must-Read BooksWhat to Read Now. And Why
What to Read Now. And Why.Fifty Books for Our Times | Newsweek Books | Newsweek.com
We know it's insane. We know people will ask why on earth we think that an 1875 British satirical novel is the book you need to read right now—or, for that matter, why it even made the cut. The fact is, no one needs another best-of list telling you how great The Great Gatsby is. What we do need, in a world with precious little time to read (and think), is to know which books—new or old, fiction or nonfiction—open a window on the times we live in, whether they deal directly with the issues of today or simply help us see ourselves in new and surprising ways. Which is why we'd like you to sit down with Anthony Trollope, and these 49 other remarkably trenchant voices.Skype an Author Into Your Library or Classroom - Skype An Author Network
Wouldn't it be great to invite authors into your classroom or library to video chat with students before, during, and/or after you've read their books? We are growing a list of authors who want to make that connection with you. See the alphabetical list in the scrolling author box on the left. Read on to find out just how easy it is!
Authors to Skype into classrooms and libraryOp-Ed Columnist - The Best Kids’ Books Ever - NYTimes.com
The most dreaded word in school reading for students: book reports. Teachers assign them, viewing them as a necessary component of assessing reading comprehension. Book reports can be a contributing factor to ‘readicide’. “Read-i-cide n: The systematic killing of the love of reading, often exacerbated by the inane, mind-numbing practices found in schools.” http://stenhouse.com/html/readicide.htm. So, how can we as teachers continue to monitor our students understanding of reading material without killing the love of reading? Enter technology. Technology can help bring some excitement and creativity to the traditional book report while still displaying students understanding of reading.We Make Stories
Here you can create your own story, share it with friends and visit the gallery to see what other Storymakers have made.
oh wow - this is fun;)
mi piace la grafica
Enables digital stories to be made and shared with friends.
Book publishers Penguin have developed a website where children can write, illustrate (and add sounds) and publish their own stories.61 essential postmodern reads: an annotated list | Jacket Copy | Los Angeles Times
David Foster Wallace's "Infinite Jest" -- "The Mezzanine" by Nicholson BakerThe Bookworm's Guide to the Lifehacker Galaxy - Book - Lifehacker
PETA website; great teaching tips
PETA ; english resource
English resourceGhostwriter Dad - 10 Tips for Powerful Proofreading
Few people would ever say proof-reading’s fun. Although a good edit does little to invite party hats or balloons, it is essential to effective writing.
10 quick tips on proofing and editing..Scientific Speed Reading: How to Read 300% Faster in 20 Minutes
by Nicholson Baker
ANNALS OF READING about the Kindle 2. The writer ordered the Kindle 2 from Amazon. How could he not? Everybody was saying that the new Kindle was terribly important. Writing and publishing, wrote Steven Johnson in the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, would never be the same. In <i>Newsweek…The Second Pass
Books in the canon that this guy reckons, shouldn't be...
A humorous take on books to skiptwitterで読書記録。読んだ4!
twitterで読書記録ができるサービス。アフィリエイトも。Kindle and the future of reading : The New Yorker
ANNALS OF READING about the Kindle 2. The writer ordered the Kindle 2 from Amazon. How could he not? Everybody was saying that the new Kindle was terribly important. Writing and publishing, wrote Steven Johnson in the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, would never be the same. In <i>Newsweek…
Can the Kindle really improve on the book?
The Kindle vs. the book by Nicholson Baker
Via ...? Nicholson Baker gives the Kindle 2 a test drive, compares it to printed books and the iPhone, and gives us a history of how the Kindle came to be.Audience Picks: 100 Best Beach Books Ever : NPR
Some of these are surprising! Anna Karenina is a beach read?
Almost 16,000 of you voted in our Best Beach Books poll. Whether such a vote can determine literary quality, who can say? But if there's one thing a multitude of book-loving NPR types can definitely do, it's pick books that appeal ... to book-loving NPR types.
90. The Unbearable Lightness of Being, by Milan KunderaHow to Eliminate Compulsive Internet Fiddling
Not often, but it happens. Sometimes I get so intimidated by work that I end up procrastinating online. I started my workday at 6 a.m. last Monday hoping to get the week off to a good start, but I found myself reading a Wikipedia entry on the many versions of “Blade Runner” three hours later.
Man, I need to follow this plan
WWD rolls out a five-point plan, one they claim is needed to eliminate the gap between what you think are your biggest time wasters from your actual time wasters. The distinction is an important one because, without accurate data, any other efforts to cut down on your web wandering will probably be unsuccessful. The plan starts with a simple pen-and-paper audit to identify where your attention goes (aside from, you know, this site). They also suggest setting up visible reminders, like a sticky note with an arrow that points to the screen and the words, "Is this really what you want to be doing right now?" Once you've got the first step down, the full five-point plan helps you figure out why you engage in such behavior and offers ways to kick the compulsive surfing habit.Scientific Speed Reading: How to Read 300% Faster in 20 Minutes « Derren Brown Blog
Cover the basics of speed reading fast!
This post is a condensed overview of principles I taught to undergraduates at Princeton University in 1998 at a seminar called the “PX Project”. The below was written several years ago, so it’s worded like Ivy-Leaguer pompous-ass prose, but the results are substantial. In fact, while on an airplane in China two weeks ago, I helped Glenn McElhose increase his reading speed 34% in less than 5 minutes. I have never seen the method fail. Here’s how it works…50 Fun iPhone Apps to Get Kids Reading and Learning
Do you own an iPhone? Do you also have toddlers or kids who are about to enter school? Put the iPhone and the kids together with some of the apps listed below to keep the kids busy as they prepare themselves for school.Repeat "A-E-I-O-U" to Read Faster - Reading - Lifehacker
Library Journal.com: 35 Going on 13: Fantasy Land recommendations for lovers of fantastic or speculative fiction
great compilation of summer reading lists that can be used for other things
A lot of summer reading lists
2009 Summer Reading list of lists. Rebecca's Pocket is an ongoing collection of links, articles, and reviews. Curated by Rebecca Blood since 1999.25 Great Thinkers Every College Student Should Read - Learn-gasm
25 Great Thinkers Every College Student Should Read August 6th, 2009 By Donna Scott College is for expanding one’s intellectual horizons. Unfortunately, drinking and having fun can distract from learning about history’s great thinkers. From Mark Twain to Confucius, an educated individual should posses some knowledge of certain philosophers, artists and thinkers. Here are 25 great thinkers every college student should read, even if professors don’t assign them.
College is for expanding one’s intellectual horizons. Unfortunately, drinking and having fun can distract from learning about history’s great thinkers. From Mark Twain to Confucius, an educated individual should posses some knowledge of certain philosophers, artists and thinkers. Here are 25 great thinkers every college student should read, even if professors don’t assign them.50 Ways To Create Digital Stories With Students | The Edublogger
A good summary of digital storytelling
Creating stories using web tools is fun and engaging for student while also teaching them new skills. Best of all you can embed them in blog posts to grab readers; including something a bit different makes reading posts more interesting.40 Modern Nonfiction Books Everyone Should Read | Marc and Angel Hack Life
Continuing on my series of answering common questions I have created a post list user experience publications. This is a question that keeps coming up in discussion is about User Experience resources, specifically about publications. So here is a list of industry publications which I read on a semi-regular basis, most of which I subscribe to their feed or email newsletter. I am hoping you find these useful.Free Kids Games, Coloring & Jigsaw Puzzles for Children
PreK-Kindergarten reading and math games
Tell Laura about this site good primaryTop 100 Best Social Media Books, Ever « Mellow Billow
Calculated using 6 criteria including quantity sold and amazon rating
RT @geechee_girl: our @dummies is #23 on this list of best social media books http://bit.ly/bCram [from http://twitter.com/WayneNH/statuses/3363041048]Google Reader - Featured Reading Lists
Explain how to read books quickly.Good Novels Don’t Have to Be Hard Work - WSJ.com
If there's a key to what the 21st-century novel is going to look like, says novelist Lev Grossman, this is it: the ongoing exoneration and rehabilitation of plot.
Good Novels Don’t Have to Be Hard Work - WSJ.com http://bit.ly/X9oM4 [from http://twitter.com/dcouturepdx/statuses/3680002494]Stories - Interactive Sites for Smartboard Use – Grades K - 5 - Oak Street Elementary School - Plattsburgh City School District
Interactive Stories for grades K-5. Most are SMART-friendly.
Stories Interactive Sites for Smartboard Use – Grades K - 5
Different websites with stories. Mainly primary, but one site has a link to over 1000 online stories速読術の基本中の基本、頭の中の「音読」を抑える方法 | Lifehacking.jp
速読Shelfari: Neil Gaiman's Bookshelves
oh jebus.4 Websites With LOTS Of Completely Free Ebooks That Don’t Suck
If you're a fervent reader and nerd like I am, you've probably encountered quite a lot of writing online. However, most of them are either absolute garbage or
ebookJohns Hopkins Magazine – The Autodidact Course Catalog
A great, lengthy piece on cool things to read online to learn more about the world
One would be hard-pressed to disapprove of autodidacticism. Consider a list of notable alumni from the academy of the self-taught: René Descartes, Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, William Blake.New Gladwell book: What the Dog Saw
Gladwell articlesA library without the books - The Boston Globe
“When I look at books, I see an outdated technology, like scrolls before books,’’ said James Tracy, headmaster of Cushing and chief promoter of the bookless campus. ... We’re not discouraging students from reading. We see this as a natural way to shape emerging trends and optimize technology.’’ Instead of a library, the academy is spending nearly $500,000 to create a “learning center,’’ though that is only one of the names in contention for the new space. In place of the stacks, they are spending $42,000 on three large flat-screen TVs that will project data from the Internet and $20,000 on special laptop-friendly study carrels. Where the reference desk was, they are building a $50,000 coffee shop that will include a $12,000 cappuccino machine. And to replace those old pulpy devices that have transmitted information since Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press in the 1400s, they have spent $10,000 to buy 18 electronic readers made by Amazon.com and Sony.
There are rolling hills and ivy-covered brick buildings. There are small classrooms, high-tech labs, and well-manicured fields. There’s even a clock tower with a massive bell that rings for special events.
Cushing Academy has all the hallmarks of a New England prep school, with one exception. This year, after having amassed a collection of more than 20,000 books, officials at the pristine campus about 90 minutes west of Boston have decided the 144-year-old school no longer needs a traditional library.
“When I look at books, I see an outdated technology, like scrolls before books,’’ said James Tracy, headmaster of Cushing and chief promoter of the bookless campus. “ We see this as a natural way to shape emerging trends and optimize technology.’’ Instead of a library, the academy is spending nearly $500,000 to create a “learning center" . In place of the stacks, they are spending $42,000 on three large flat-screen TVs that will project data from the Internet and $20,000 on special laptop-friendly study carrels. Where the reference desk was, they are building a $50,000 coffee shop that will include a $12,000 cappuccino machine.
Welcome to the library. Say goodbye to the books
Makes sense to me. Its the content not the transmission medium.Top 10 Media and Marketing Books of All Time - Advertising Age - Book Reviews
10 mejores libros, interesantes posts luego para complementar
from Kristina Halvorson, list of adage's best books about media and marketing
I'd really like to see Fred's comments about this list!'Reading Rainbow' Reaches Its Final Chapter
Series coming to an end. Children no longer presumed literate.
26 years! Wow! Not as long as Sesame Street, but WOW!
For 26 years, Reading Rainbow host LeVar Burton shepherded kids through the exciting world of books. The show, which fostered a love of reading, was the third longest-running program in PBS history, outlasted only by Sesame Street and Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.
I recommend this article for those of you who grew up with Reading Rainbow and who value children's literature.
After 26 years, the beloved children's show hosted by LeVar Burton will disappear from the airwaves. Today, educational funding favors programs that teach kids how to read, rather than why to read.
Even if you can't remember a specific Reading Rainbow episode, chances are, the theme song is still lodged somewhere in your head: Butterfly in the sky, I can go twice as high, Take a look, it's in a book — Reading Rainbow ... Remember now? Reading Rainbow comes to the end of its 26-year run on Friday; it has won more than two-dozen Emmys, and is the third longest-running children's show in PBS history — outlasted only by Sesame Street and Mister Rogers.
"Research has directed programming toward phonics and reading fundamentals as the front line of the literacy fight. Reading Rainbow occupied a more luxurious space — the show operated on the assumption that kids already had basic reading skills and instead focused on fostering a love of books."
"Grant says that PBS, CPB and the Department of Education put significant funding toward programming that would teach kids how to read — but that's not what Reading Rainbow was trying to do."The 10 Most Disturbing Books Of All Time
crazy books to read or notVocab Quiz Maker | Scholastic Word Wizard | Scholastic.com
allows you to input words, then shows dictionary definitions, and allows you to choose appropriate one
A simple, but useful application - develop students understanding of vocabulary and grammar. It allows a teacher to generate a "mini-quiz" for any level.
Word Wizard Quiz Maker allows teacher to generate a "mini-quiz" for any grade level.http://readingradar.com/
Sift through the New York Times bestseller lists and buy books.
From the New York Times Bestseller Lists
Top 10 New York Times Bestseller
Nice hack of NY Times/Amazon/YUI etc.
A mashup that combines NY Times bestseller list with title info from Amazon.comDoes the Brain Like E-Books? - Room for Debate Blog - NYTimes.com
Writing and reading — from newspapers to novels, academic reports to gossip magazines — are migrating ever faster to digital screens, like laptops, Kindles and cellphones.
Is there a difference in the way the brain takes in or absorbs information when it is presented electronically versus on paper? Does the reading experience change, from retention to comprehension, depending on the medium?Reading Logs : Reading, Vocabulary & Spelling Simplified
On-line reading log
Reading Logs is a great way to organize student reading, spelling, and vocabulary practice. Learning material can be uploaded by teachers to be accessed by students online. Teachers can upload reading lists and reading goals for their class. These can be weekly or monthly goals and can be set up to track the number of minutes or the number of books read. Online competitions can be setup by the teacher (example: first student to read a certain number of minutes). Teachers can quickly post a vocabulary list where students can look up words with the online dictionary and add definitions to the cards. The cards can be studied online or downloaded as a pdf to print out. With the listen and spell system, teachers can upload spelling lists for students to practice. Students click on a button to listen to the spelling word and practice spelling it. They receive immediate feedback from the program. Reading Logs tracks students reading logs and updates teachers with progress.Io9 2008 Year In Review: Best Science Fiction Books of 2008
Best of 2008 Science Fiction BooksPapers in Computer Science
Discussion of computer science publications. Embedded image coding using zerotrees of wavelet coefficients Posted by dcoetzee on July 8, 2009Nook, eBook Reader, eBook Device - Barnes & Noble
s WiFi a j touch displejom10 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read
.LitCharts.com | LitCharts Study Guides | The faster, downloadable alternative to SparkNotes
"Everything you need from a SparkNote - in just 10 pages" #delicious
study notes for books like Animal Farm, Jane Eyre, The Giver, etc.
LitCharts Study Guides The faster, downloadable alternative to SparkNotes100 Essential Reads for the Lifelong Learner | Online School
"Whether you are just starting out in college or are a more experience learner with years under your belt, there is always more knowledge waiting to be discovered. One great way to do that is to read."
100 livros que precisam ser lidos antes de morrer
There is always more knowledge waiting to be discovered.A Story Before Bed
Read a story for a child
Record yourself reading a book to your kids and then it can be played back online with the pages of the book while you're away or from a distance.19 Blogs You Should Bookmark Right Now
short story website
stories100 Useful Links for eBook Lovers - Online Courses
Links to various ebook web sites.
Comprehensive listing of: free ebook sites, ebook reader sites, about ebooks sites, audio and mobile sites, business and education sites, twitter sites, poetry and kids sites and misc..Kindle for PC
kindle の本をPCで読める10 reasons to buy a Kindle 2… and 10 reasons not to
Kindle still needs a lot of work for it to become more efficient for students (where they can get their maximum sales)
Ha! "7. Flight attendants will tell you to turn it off on take off and landing. You can’t explain that it’s epaper and uses no current. You just can’t. It’s like explaining heaven to bears."
comments on kindle use in education april 7The 100 Best Books of the Decade - Times Online
"The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" by Junot Diaz is in "The 100 Best Books of the Decade - @TheTimes http://j.mp/3ZYLo9
100 The Position by Meg Wolitzer (2005) An hilarious, serious novel about sex and love and family.7 Keys to Reading Faster | Think Simple Now » 7 Keys to Reading Faster
7 Keys to Reading Faster | Think Simple Now » 7 Keys to Reading Faster
Candidly written lifestyle blog on finding clarity, motivation, creativity and personal happiness. The writing blends abstract spirituality and practical personal productivity.The 50 most interesting articles on Wikipedia « Copybot
"Deep in the bowels of the internet, I came across an exhaustive list of interesting Wikipedia articles by Ray Cadaster. It’s brilliant reading when you’re bored, so I got his permission to post the top 50 here."Games
Provides educational movies for K-3 students. Homework Help, leveled quizzes, games and activities for kids. Exceptional resource for teachers and homeschools.How to Learn About Everything
Weird. This was my advice to undergrads, although not in science...
Approach to getting broad understanding of topics you don't understand that well
Blog post/article on how to set your self up to be able to improve your learning ability.
yeah, amen in so many ways. It's harder and takes longer (the biggest problem), but immersion (in combination with good memory) is by far the only way to learn things. It's how I learnt to spell (and that's now slipping: the other aphorism is "use it or lose it")
Note that the title above isn’t “how to learn everything”, but “how to learn about everything”. The distinction I have in mind is between knowing the inside of a topic in deep detail — many facts and problem-solving skills — and knowing the structure and context of a topic: essential facts, what problems can be solved by the skilled, and how the topic fits with others. This knowledge isn’t superficial in a survey-course sense: It is about both deep structure and practical applications. Knowing about, in this sense, is crucial to understanding a new problem and what must be learned in more depth in order to solve it. The cross-disciplinary reach of nanotechnology almost demands this as a condition of competence.The 50 most interesting articles on Wikipedia « Copybot
50 most interesting wikipedia articlesRoyal Society
3.5 centuries of science in an interactive timeline
A brit tudományos akadémia 2010-ben ünnepli alapításának 350. évfordulóját, ebből az alkalomból egy időszalagon elhelyezve számos történelmi jelentőségű publikációját hozta nyilvánosságra. - *http://ow.ly/HbMZ
Interactive Science TimeLineMNEMONICS - INDEX/INTRODUCTION
최근 10년간 SF소설 시장에서 눈부신 활약을 보였던 20권의 책 선정(해리포터 시리즈, 시간여행자의 아내 등등). 2009년 12월 11일자 <자료제공:io9>35 Websites For Free Ebooks Download
E Book DownloadingThe FP Global Thinkers Book Club | Foreign Policy
"A NON-READER PURSUES A LITERARY EDUCATION ARMED WITH NOTHING BUT THE DON’S TOP EIGHTY-ONE."
There was a time when I fought against an impatience with reading, concealing, with partisanship, the fissures in my education. I confused difficulty with duplicity, and that which didn’t come easily, I often scorned. Then, in my last year of college in Gainesville, Florida, I was given secondhand a list of eighty-one books, the recommendations of Donald Barthelme to his students. Barthelme’s only guidance, passed on by Padgett Powell, one of Barthelme’s former students at the University of Houston and my teacher at the time, was to attack the books “in no particular order, just read them,” which is exactly what I, in my confident illiteracy, resolved to do.
81 new reading ideas.Readers by Author « Lauren Leto
“Stereotyping People by Their Favorite Author.” Might not have linked to this, except she has me pegged. (I’m a boy and I don’t read.)
"Stereotyping People by Their Favorite Author."
Stereotyping People by Their Favorite AuthorStory Something: Create personalized children's stories instantly.
Create personalized children's stories instantly.Review of 2009: 100 great articles
100 nettilähdettä sosiaalisen median opetuskäytöstä vuodelta 2009
"Review of 2009: 100 great resources At the end of 2008 I produced my review of the year by listing 100 resources I enjoyed during the year. This proved quite popular, so I have done it again this year. I have selected 100 resources - articles postings, PDFs, presentations, videos etc - about (workplace and academic) learning, tools or technologies that I found of interest or practical use or made me think! The 100 resources are listed below, chronologically by the month in which they appeared. "
Jane Knight's elearning reviewGrok This: Forget The Business Books, Go Sci-Fi To Stoke Your Imagination
science-fiction books - education !!
READ THESE FOR INSPIRATION ASAP
If you really want to stoke your imagination, spend all those hours reading science fiction instead. Every good entrepreneur needs a certain amount of imagination to envision the future. Science fiction books tend to keep the imaginative juices flowing. And the better ones have moral or other life lessons that are a lot more fun to read entwined with the drama of an unfolding story that involves spaceships, time travel or other worlds.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
sci-fi meets businessLone Gunman
In Search of The Infogasm101 Lectures for Your Open Source Education | Online College Tips - Online Colleges
By Amber Hensley As a college student, open source philosophy has a lot to offer you. You can not only take advantage of the great resources open source has, but also become a part of a movement that shares more freedom of ideas. In these lectures, you’ll learn more about the open source philosophy and what it can be used for.
As a college student, open source philosophy has a lot to offer you. You can not only take advantage of the great resources open source has, but also become a part of a movement that shares more freedom of ideas. In these lectures, you’ll learn more about the open source philosophy and what it can be used for.Zinio | My Library
@clemson 4xxxx2» A Sixty-Eight Year Old Code - Entropic Memes
ink is really cool, though, is that the photo also shows the agent’s worksheet:
GermanjQuery 1.4 Released – The 14 Days of jQuery
Obras do George Orwelll grátis pra download.AudioOwl - Free Audio Books - Download mp3 and iPod format today!
free audio books to downloadTop 10 Tools for Better Reading, Online and Off - Reading - Lifehacker
Top 10 ferramentas para uma melhor leitura, Online and Off
10 formas de mejorara la lecturaFree Technology for Teachers: Seven Places to Find Free eBooks
Every year schools around the world spend thousands of dollars on textbooks that are often outdated by the end of their first year in the classroom. Ebooks, many of them free, can represent huge savings for schools over purchasing textbooks. Here are seven places that you can find free ebooks.
Free Technology for Teachers: Seven Places to Find Free eBooks Annotated link http://www.diigo.com/bookmark/http%3A%2F%2Fwww.freetech4teachers.com%2F2010%2F01%2Fseven-places-to-find-free-ebooks.html
Free Technology for Teachers: lists 7 places to find free ebooks for downloading.50 Cool Search Engines for Serious Readers | Online Colleges
Cf TitreStudent Online Publishing
This website provides links to articles and other websites related to student online publishing.Why is Marijuana Illegal?
Many people assume that marijuana was made illegal through some kind of process involving scientific, medical, and government hearings; that it was to protect the citizens from what was determined to be a dangerous drug. The actual story shows a much different picture. Those who voted on the legal fate of this plant never had the facts, but were dependent on information supplied by those who had a specific agenda to deceive lawmakers. You'll see below that the very first federal vote to prohibit marijuana was based entirely on a documented lie on the floor of the Senate. You'll also see that the history of marijuana's criminalization is filled with: * Racism * Fear * Protection of Corporate Profits * Yellow Journalism * Ignorant, Incompetent, and/or Corrupt Legislators * Personal Career Advancement and Greed These are the actual reasons marijuana is illegal.
important and relevant history everyone should knowThe Millions: Confessions of a Book Pirate
Book piracy may explode soon, now that books are becoming widely available in electronic form. Here's an interview with a fellow who already trades extensively in pirated e-Books.
stealing books the electronic way
Great piece on bank pirating, with a huge discussion thread. Also, great stuff on this ebook / print book marketing plan: How about doing what Manning Publications did with a recent purchase; add a unique ‘code sheet’ in the book, ask for 3 random entries from it and, if not previously used, allow the person who bought the hard copy to download a *personalised* (ie their email address is embedded in various places throughout) electronic copy. Most books that I want to read in an electronic form I’ve already bought the dead tree version of! All credit to Baen and their authors though. Fantastic library, bought many more books they’ve published as a result."
"Who are the people downloading these books? How are they doing it and where is it happening? And, perhaps most critical for the publishing industry, why are people deciding to download books and why now? I decided to find out, and after a few hours of searching ... I found, on an online forum focused on sharing books via BitTorrent, someone willing to talk. He lives in the Midwest, he’s in his mid-30s and is a computer programmer by trade. By some measures, he’s the publishing industry’s ideal customer, an avid reader who buys dozens of books a year and enthusiastically recommends his favorites to friends. But he’s also uploaded hundreds of books to file sharing sites and he’s downloaded thousands. We discussed his file sharing activity over the course of a weekend, via email, and in his answers lie a critical challenge facing the publishing industry: how to quash the emerging piracy threat without alienating their most enthusiastic customers."
1) With digital copies, what is “stolen” is not as clear as with physical copies. With physical copies, you can assign a cost to the physical product, and each unit costs x dollars to create. Therefore, if the product is stolen, it is easy to say that an object was stolen that was worth x dollars. With digital copies, it is more difficult to assign cost. The initial file costs x dollars to create, but you can make a million copies of that file for no cost. Therefore, it is hard to assign a specific value to a digital copy of a work except as it relates to lost sales.
Hmmm, I never considered myself a pirate. I just thought I was reading. The people who lock ideas away behind hard-to-use uneeded "technologies" seem to be some kind of bad-guys though.
I found, on an online forum focused on sharing books via BitTorrent, someone willing to talk. He lives in the Midwest, he’s in his mid-30s and is a computer programmer by trade. By some measures, he’s the publishing industry’s ideal customer, an avid reader who buys dozens of books a year and enthusiastically recommends his favorites to friends. But he’s also uploaded hundreds of books to file sharing sites and he’s downloaded thousands. We discussed his file sharing activity over the course of a weekend, via email, and in his answers lie a critical challenge facing the publishing industry: how to quash the emerging piracy threat without alienating their most enthusiastic customers. As is typical of anonymous online communities, he has a peculiar handle: “The Real Caterpillar.”KOL - Kids Online, AOL Web Site for Kids
The Aol search engine for kids is a dream come true for teachers and parents. It is completly safe for chiildren to use. It offers children many things including homwork help!
Play online at this Web site for kids with games, music, cartoons, books, movies, animals and celebrities. The Internet has never been so much fun!
Search Engine- childrenRESURCH+ORG
RESURCH+ORG is my epic collection of links, references, insights, and inspirations that I have compiled while writing The Skepdad Blog. Many of these are sites I read, books I reference, documents I consult, or information I find otherwise useful and interesting. I've put it here specifically to be a central hub of information (hopefully useful for others) for all things skeptical, science, secular, parenting, educational, or otherwise tangential to that. Many more links have been suggested by helpful readers.
HUGE collection of skeptic resources. Might impressive.
Good list of skeptic blogs/podcasts/books/etc...Read at Work
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bibliothèque de textes littéraires en anglais, à lire au boulot, chez soi, partout... présentation originale (photos, diagrammes...) créée par le New Zealand Book CouncilBetween the Lions . Synonym Sam's Lab | PBS KIDS!
simple game with audio. good for gr. 3 or so
Between The Lions. Synonym Sam Lab. (Ruby In Her Own Time Unit) 3.2
Fun game for the little ones! Educational too!
game to identify synonyms of wordsDo School Libraries Need Books? - Room for Debate Blog - NYTimes.com
Do schools need to maintain traditional libraries? What are the educational consequences of having students read less on the printed page and more on the Web?
Pro and con essays
A blog discussion about books in school libraries re Cushing Academy.
at this point, the real question is, don't school libraries need more consistent federal funding so they exist period
By reconceptualizing our library, our teachers and students now have better access to vast digital resources for research and learning. But they need more help from librarians to navigate these resources, so we have also increased our library staff by 25 percent.
article do school libraries need books?The 10 Greatest Apocalyptic Novels Of All Time
After scouring book reviews and Wikipedia, a list of the Top Ten Best Apocalyptic Novels was born. The books on this list take you down the darkest paths in uncivilized worlds, from cannibalistic gangs to vampire infected corpses. If this list doesn't get you thinking on the quickest way stock your basement full of water, canned goods and rifles, I don't know what will! Enjoy!The 8 Best Book Review Sites
The UX Canon: Essential Reading for the User Experience Designer
Extensive list of User Experience readingStevey's Home Page - Ten Challenges
w the answer to that question now, and I'm still basi
Types and Programming Languages,9 Tactics for Rapid Learning (That Most People Have Never Heard Of) « Scott H Young
This site has tips on how to make book reports more fun for students.The Best of Journalism (2009) - Conor Friedersdorf - Metablog - True/Slant
Throughout 2009, I kept a running list of the best journalism I encountered. Although I endeavored to remain as impartial as possible, note that I've been an employee of The Atlantic, that I'd eagerly write for numerous publications that received awards, that I have too many friends/acquaintances/professional contacts in journalism [...]
Throughout 2009, I kept a running list of the best journalism I encountered. Although I endeavored to remain as impartial as possible, note that I’ve been an employee of The Atlantic, that I’d eagerly write for numerous publications that received awards, that I have too many friends/acquaintances/professional contacts in journalism to disclose them all, and that the number of pieces I miss every year far exceeds the number I’m able to read.Student Interactives - ReadWriteThink
All sorts of cool activities with words - postcards, build a comic, and lots of other games
This website allows kids to learn aout reading and writing. It has a variety of links on it's dite. Each link is a bit different. They are all interactive tools, though.
Graphic organizers and resources for teaching language artsThe 16 Best Dystopian Books Of All Time
A Clockwork OrangeYouTube - Terry Tate: Reading Is Fundamental
Sarah Palin gets a surprising new subscription.http://maps.google.com/vote to find out where to voteGo to http://www.ReturnOfTerryTate.com to see more videos...
Terry Tate: Reading Is Fundamental
Terry Tate demonstrates his opinion of Sarah Palin.
Surprisingly funny, and appropriate.
hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha my costume just got 100% awesomer「オープンソース」の二つの意味 - SourceForge.JP Magazine
さもなくば、私たちは、緩やかに「1984年」の世界へと戻っていくことになるだろう。ジョージ・オーウェルが描き出した幻想の1984年ではない。リチャード・ストールマンが広がりゆく「荒野」に絶望してGNUプロジェクトを立ち上げ、フリーソフトウェアを世に送り始めた、実際の1984年にである。Signed Stories Home Page - ITV Signed Stories
need to ask for videos to be opened for teachers on district...
I've seen Signed Stories bouncing around the blogosphere and Twittersphere for a few weeks now, but only recently have I had time to explore it. Signed Stories is a provider of free videos featuring children's stories accompanied by subtitles and sign language. All of the stories feature someone signing the story (in British Sign Language). In addition to sign language many of the stories also offer subtitles. The videos on Signed Stories are organized into seven themes. With the exception of the Baby and Toddler section the stories are not categorized by age. Although every video is free, because many of the stories and images are copyrighted, Signed Stories videos cannot be downloaded or embedded into other sites
Free videos featuring children's stories with subtitles and signed in British Sign Language.
a provider of free videos featuring children's stories accompanied by subtitles and sign language. All of the stories feature someone signing the story (in British Sign Language). In addition to sign language many of the stories also offer subtitles. The videos on Signed Stories are organized into seven themes. With the exception of the Baby and Toddler section the stories are not categorized by age. Although every video is free, because many of the stories and images are copyrighted, Signed Stories videos cannot be downloaded or embedded into other sitesLocus Online: 2008 Recommended Reading List
sci-fi novel tips from editors and reviewers of major magazine
This recommended reading list is a consensus by Locus editors and reviewers with input from outside reviewers, other professionals, and other lists. Essays by many of these contributors are published in the February issue. The list is divided into SF novels, fantasy novels, first novels, YA books, collections, anthologies (original, reprints, and best of the year), nonfiction, art books, novellas, novelettes, and short stories....The Future of Reading - In Web Age, Library Job Gets Update - Series - NYTimes.com
Titled "The Future of Reading" this article is not pertinent to our future, but to our now. Many of the ideas that this librarian incorporates into her multimedia lessons are only a start in terms of what we owe our students.
The changing role of the school librarian as educator in how to access, process and analyse information.
The Future of Reading In Web Age, Library Job Gets Update By MOTOKO RICH Published: February 16, 2009 School librarians are increasingly teaching digital skills, but they often become the first casualties of budget crunches.
NY Times article on School Librarians featuring NYC SLMS Stephanie Rosalia.
Stephanie Rice on "the future ofreading: in web age, library job gets update" Stephanie Rosaila
This is the third in a series of articles looking at how the Internet and other technologies are changing the way people read. Previous articles examined the debate over the value of reading on the Internet versus reading in print and how educators are using video games as bait to lure children to read.
In Web Age, Library Job Gets UpdateThe Future of Reading - In Web Age, Library Job Gets Update - Series - NYTimes.com
School librarians still fight the impression that they play a tangential role. Ms. Rosalia frequently has her lessons canceled at the last minute as classroom teachers scramble to fit in more standardized test preparation. Half a fifth-grade class left in the middle of a recent session on Web site evaluation because the children were performing in a talent show.
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The Digital Librarian This is the third in a series of articles looking at how the Internet and other technologies are changing the way people read.
In web age, library job gets update - article/video on librarian, Stephanie Roasalia
Good article for students in LIS 406
Future of librarianship
An article examining the changing role of the librarian in supporting digital literacy100 Tips and Tools for Managing Your Personal Library | PhD American History Online
PhD American History Online
Librarything volledig naar je hand zetten...language arts
Some great online activities for practising grammar, punctuation and other language skills.
interactive for use from home or school
Great source for online games
Skills activities for the US 2nd grade.
Interactive compound words resources for 2nd grade language arts, compound words, combine two words, spelling, main idea, grammar, great small actiivities for all subjects
Internet resources to use in classroom instruction, developing project ideas, reinforcing specific subject matter areas both in the class and at home and even for online technology tutorials.
2nd grade Educational Site
Links to interactive games for grammar, phonics and reading.io9 - 10 Greatest Libertarian Science Fiction Stories - Libertarian Science Fiction
Looking for an antidote to Star Trek's utopian but overbearing Federation? Like your science fiction with a bigger emphasis on personal liberties? Then check out our list of the greatest libertarian science fiction...１０分のトレーニングで3倍速以上に読めるteruyastar速読法 - teruyastarはかく語りき
Ein Video, in dem eigentlich nur ein Text vorgelesen wird. Dieser dreht aber mittendrin und wird wieder rückwärts gelesen.5 Ways The Google Book Settlement Will Change The Future of Reading - Futurism - io9
If you care about the future of books, you need to understand the Google Book Settlement. It's a complicated legal document, but we've talked to some of its architects, detractors, and defenders - and break it all down for you.
Understanding Google Books Copyright Settlement
Good, long article.
5 Ways The Google Book Settlement Will Change The Future of Reading: http://bit.ly/cAirab – Evgenia Firsova (diffidence) http://twitter.com/diffidence/statuses/12493469991Longform.org
Longform: a blog featuring articles that are too long and too interesting to be read in browser - http://bit.ly/9I3iy0 – Smashing Magazine (smashingmag) http://twitter.com/smashingmag/statuses/12943081216
some great articles collected here
A neat idea for long blog posts.Photosynth Blog
incroyable images 3d photos en cascades
Millions of Photos, Billions of FLOPs Here are the key stats from Photosynth's first year. They're accurate to within a few percent, with the exception of the FLOPs number which is only accurate to an order of magnitude. 422,508 synths created 15,880,950 photos synthed and uploaded 15,541,978,306 3D points in all point clouds combined (15.6 billion) 26,445,915,945,733,700 number of floating point operations performed in all computations (26 quadrillion) 8,979,357,357 peak simultaneous FLOPs of all computations (8.9 GigaFLOPs) 472,000 peak synths viewed per dayThe Big Bang Was an Explosion OF Space, Not IN Space
At no point was matter spewing forth from anything. Space and time itself was being created first. Ordinary matter (atoms, molecules etc) was created out of tiny imbalances of energy left over from the inflationary period.
The Big Bang was not an explosion of matter into space, rather it was an explosion of space ITSELF, and since space and time are interconnected, we really have to say it was an explosion of space AND time, or space-time.The Long Decline of Reading | Mssv
Reading is declining, what's lost, and what we might do about it.
"There’s a real difference between watching a talk and reading a transcript. A transcript doesn’t convey the tone of voice, the pauses and gestures that punctuate an argument.""And yet people still read articles and essays, and they still demand transcripts. Why?" "The informational density of writing is only half the story. The other half is in the unique ability of the written word to construct and convey complex intellectual ideas.""Reading is not simply a faster form of listening; it is a qualitatively different process that involves completely different pathways in the brain. The field of language acquisition is a messy and contentious one, but few would disagree with the statement that it is much easier - for whatever reason - for children to learn how to talk than to read."Scifi Gift Guide: Chilling Books to Read and Share in the Darkness of Winter
Sci FiSmories - new stories for children, read by children
Fun for spending time with grandchildren
new stories for children, read by childrenLanguage Arts Activities | Interactive Whiteboard Resources | Scholastic.com
many language arts activities for COWs or interactive whiteboard
story starters, myth generator, character scrapbook
Find easy-to-use Interactive Whiteboard teaching tips and make the most of Language Arts Online Activities on your Interactive Whiteboard.
Reading, Science, Social Studies, Math activities on lineWelcome to the SuperThinkers Website!
SuperThinkers is a fun and challenging site targeted for learners in grades 5 through 8, but also fun for learners of all levels. Our mission is to inspire creative problem solving, critical thinking, deductive reasoning, and logic. We call this kind of deeper thinking - "SuperThinking."
Has a feature game regularly to get kids thinkingFree online speed reading software | Spreeder.com
Free online speed reading - interesting
Speed reading online, paste text, lets you read very quickly14 Foolproof Proofreading Tips for Bloggers — Copyblogger
“Proofreading is vitally important, hard to do well, and tedious as hell.” ~Brian Clark That’s the best quote I’ve ever heard about proofreading, but I’d like to extend Brian’s remarks a bit. In fact, I’ve got 14 tips that are just about guaranteed to make you a better proofreader, and maybe make the task a tad less terrible. Ready? You’re still watching for those typos, right?
Not just for editors!「ソフトウェア工学」は矛盾語法か？
「ソフトウェア工学」は矛盾語法か？20 Places Where Bookworms Go to Read and Socialize Online -- Education-Portal.com
Play vocabulary building games like Synonym Toastwith Word Girl and her buddy Captain Huggy Face, along with other word games in the Homework Hub and Teacher Online Activities.
Word Games - Synonym Toast, Rhyme Time, Funny Pages, Spelling Wizard.
Word girl website deals with reading skills in a fun way. It works with synonmys, rhyming, word games, and spelling help. This website would help with vocabulary and phonics. It is also a link to a number of great scholastic sites. k-4Center Consolidated School District 26JT
Ty lidi nikdy neslyseli treba o LEMovi?Today's Guardian
This site shows all the articles from today’s issue of the Guardian or, on Sundays, Observer newspapers. It is run by Phil Gyford and uses the Guardian Open Platform.
Spännande artikelbläddring byggd på Guardians Open Platform
nice guardina interfaceYourNextRead: Book Recommendations (USA)
RT @draenews: Del YourNextRead: Book Recommendations (USA): http://bit.ly/aw6m2Z
YourNextRead recommends your next book. YourNextRead provides a book recommendation system showing aggregated book reviews, updated by real peoples opinions, in a simple visual map, helping you to decide 'What Should I Read Next?'. Perfect for both bookworms and casual readers!A Reading List For the Self-Taught Computer Scientist : books
RT @SeanBanville: Fab! RT @NikPeachey: Fantastic collection of kids books that read to you http://bit.ly/b1BEbk #efl #edtech #literacy ...
Fantastic collection of kids books that read to you http://www.meegenius.com/ #TESOL #ESL #TEFL #efl #edtech #literacy #YL
Kids storybooks read aloud.The Pleasures of Imagination - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education
This made me wonder if story telling (or writing) is just helping others get as much out of your imagination as you do.
Our main leisure activity is, by a long shot, participating in experiences that we know are not real. When we are free to do whatever we want, we retreat to the imagination—to worlds created by others, as with books, movies, video games, and television (over four hours a day for the average American), or to worlds we ourselves create, as when daydreaming and fantasizing. The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education
"Beliefs are attitudes that we hold in response to how things are. Aliefs are more primitive. They are responses to how things seem. In the above example, people have beliefs that tell them they are safe, but they have aliefs that tell them they are in danger."
"First, fictional people tend to be wittier and more clever than friends and family, and their adventures are usually much more interesting. I have contact with the lives of people around me, but this is a small slice of humanity, and perhaps not the most interesting slice. My real world doesn't include an emotionally wounded cop tracking down a serial killer, a hooker with a heart of gold, or a wisecracking vampire. As best I know, none of my friends has killed his father and married his mother. But I can meet all of those people in imaginary worlds."
The Pleasures of Imagination - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education http://goo.gl/c7t8 [from http://twitter.com/dcouturepdx/statuses/16164664745]Unboxed - Yes, People Still Read, but Now It’s Social - NYTimes.com
the speed with which we can follow the trail of an idea, or discover new perspectives on a problem, has increased by several orders of magnitude. We are marginally less focused, and exponentially more connected.
“THE point of books is to combat loneliness,” David Foster Wallace observes near the beginning of “Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself,” David Lipsky’s recently published, book-length interview with him.
is it good or bad?
It’s no accident that most of the great scientific and technological innovation over the last millennium has taken place in crowded, distracting urban centers. The printed page itself encouraged those manifold connections, by allowing ideas to be stored and shared and circulated more efficiently. One can make the case that the Enlightenment depended more on the exchange of ideas than it did on solitary, deep-focus reading. Quiet contemplation has led to its fair share of important thoughts. But it cannot be denied that good ideas also emerge in networks.
many great ideas that have advanced culture over the past centuries have emerged from a more connective space, in the collision of different worldviews and sensibilities, different metaphors and fields of expertise. (Gutenberg himself borrowed his printing press from the screw presses of Rhineland vintners, as Mr. Carr notes.)
If you happen to be reading the book on the Kindle from Amazon, Mr. Wallace’s observation has an extra emphasis: a dotted underline running below the phrase. Not because Mr. Wallace or Mr. Lipsky felt that the point was worth stressing, but because a dozen or so other readers have highlighted the passage on their Kindles, making it one of the more “popular” passages in the book.Rough Type: Nicholas Carr's Blog: Experiments in delinkification
The gist: Links are distracting, so what if we tried putting them off till the end of each post?
read this too, this is the man who said the thing I was interested in the other week . LInk from Scripting News
delinkificationSix Writers on Their Favorite Reading -- New York Magazine
If you like ...Overbooked: a resource for readers
Overbooked is a website for ravenous and omnivorous readers... Overbooked originals include annotated lists of nonfiction, fiction and mystery books which received starred reviews, themed booklists, featured titles lists and hot lists of US fiction releases and notable books. This site contains large files.
Reader's advisory - reviews, best lists, themed lists
Overbooked is a website for ravenous and omnivorous readers... Overbooked originals include annotated lists of nonfiction, fiction and mystery books which received starred reviews, themed booklists, featured titles lists and hot lists of US fiction releases and notable books. This site contains large files.9 Essential Books For Bloggers and Freedom Seekers (or How To Save $50,000 On An MBA)
9 Essential Books For Bloggers and FreedomA History of the Site : Design Is History
History of graphic design. Site is thesis project of Dominic Flask.
Advertising, Identity and Branding, Illustration, Editorial Design, Typography, Infographics, Packaging, Posters, Motion Graphics, Interactive Design, Socially Responsible, and a Legend.iPad and Kindle Reading Speeds (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox)
Nielson compares Kindle to iPad reading speeds
Summary: A study of people reading long-form text on tablets finds higher reading speeds than in the past, but they're still slower than reading print.
A study of people reading long-form text on tablets finds higher reading speeds than in the past, but they're still slower than reading print.
Nielsen säger att det går snabbare att läsa bok än e-bok. Testat på 24 personer- http://www.useit.com/alertbox/ipad-kindle-reading.html
Studie: Vergleich von Lesekomfort bei Kindle, iPad, PC7 Great Completely Free eBooks on Social Media You Have to Read
"Do you love books? Love getting free stuff? Yeah, me too. That’s why I’ve decided to share with you all a selection of excellent books on social media that are all available to read for free."
a selection of completely free ebooks which come highly recommended by social media professionals.Bureau 42 | Summer School 2010.1: Quantum Physics
The onset of summer is no excuse to stop learning. In this year’s session, we will address Quantum Physics. Be here each Monday morning through July and August for a new lesson in the nine part series, covering graduate level physics concepts with grade school math, or no math at all.Books that will induce a mindfuck@Everything2.com
It's like the Talmud via exitcreative
Apparently, it's like reading religious texts.CryptoKids™ America's Future Codemakers & Codebreakers
There are three levels of game play beginner, intermediate, and advanced. As students play games, they will learn Morse Code, complete brainteasers that involve math and logic, create their own cipher machines, crack Yardleygrams and cryptograms, and learn some words in different languages.
This site from the National Security Agency offers lots of information about ciphers and codes, and lets students test their skills at detection and code-breaking.CryptoKids™ America's Future Codemakers & Codebreakers
There are three levels of game play beginner, intermediate, and advanced. As students play games, they will learn Morse Code, complete brainteasers that involve math and logic, create their own cipher machines, crack Yardleygrams and cryptograms, and learn some words in different languages.CryptoKids™ America's Future Codemakers & Codebreakers
Of use if I ever teach or do any readers advisory again.Cool Tools: The Best Magazine Articles Ever
Kevin Kelly is asking people to recommend the best magazine articles ever written. Too much good stuff to read. Excellent.
* Susan Orlean, "Orchid Fever" in The New Yorker, January 23, 1995