Happy New Year, I hope the festive season has been good to you all as it has been to me. Here are some New Years websites that may be of interest. Something here for Humanities, digital citizenship, Music, science, technology
1. Protecting reputations online in plain English - http://www.commoncraft.com/protecting-reputations-video Lee LeFever and the team at the common craft show have produced an excellent video on digital citizenship. Either view it online for free or buy it, either way this is an excellent resource.
2. The decade in Business – http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/interactive/2009/dec/30/business-review-of-the-decade This is an excellent infographi produced by the Guardian Newspaper in the UK. Click on the image in the timeline and it brings up the event that shaped the world of business. A great starter or stimulus resource for Humanities, economics, Business studies etc. Also check out the other reviews in the series – http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/series/review-of-the-decade
3. The story of the Guitar – http://www.bbc.co.uk/musictv/guitars/video/ - this is a resource on the BBC’s website and it chronicles the history of the guitar. An excellent resource for Music. Watch the videos from world class guitar exponenets.
4. Creating Music - http://creatingmusic.com/ This site is aimed at a younger audience but has good potential. Here is their blurb “Creatingmusic.com is a children’s online creative music environment for children of all ages. It’s a place for kids to compose music, play with musical performance, music games and music puzzles. Come discover fun and easy ways to make music!”
5. How products are made - http://www.madehow.com/ - this is a great reference site and it shows the process and history behind the development of a product. This is a vital ingredient in understanding how products are developed. A must for science, technology, humanities etc
6. Google Translater – http://translate.google.com/# Are we suprized that google has a translater tool? No. Well its worth a visit and is a useful tool for language learners. 51 available languages! For more information check out the official google blog post – http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/01/chat-on-translator-toolkit.html
7. Project Information Literacy http://projectinfolit.org/ This is an interesting research project examining early adults and their research habits – information literacy. Worth following and ferriting through – thanks Ian for the tip.
and finally something a little different – Piano Stairs – read the article and watch the video – http://www.geek.com/articles/news/piano-stairs-make-ascending-and-descending-floors-fun-2009109/