OTR Links for 08/05/2011
Home Page : Map Channels, free mapping tools
Map Channels lets users easily embed maps into websites and blogs. A number of tools are available to create maps from KML, GeoRSS or spreadsheet map data. A range of features and options let you customize the map appearance to meet a range of mapping needs.
How to use Jing in your classroom – SimpleK12
Jing is free image and video capturing software that you can share instantly over the web, IM, email, or even just save to your desktop. You simply download Jing to your desktop and it will sit at the top of your desktop.
Screenr | Instant screencasts: Just click record
Screenr’s web-based screen recorded makes it a breeze to creat and share your screencasts around the web.
Email Management and Importance Filter | SaneBox
SaneBox uses sophisticated algorithms to prioritize the email you receive. The important stuff goes straight to your inbox and everything else gets stored in other folders for later.
Publishing A Book: 7 Cost-Effective Self-Publishing Services
Publishing is always a painful issue for the author, as they might be excellent on writing, but suffers when it comes to decide the publishing format, cover design and budget planning. The great news is, there are quality publishing services arise nowadays to help you to publish your book in a quality yet cost-effective manner.
On the Nature of Pipes « Marko A. Rodriguez
Pipes is a data flow framework developed by TinkerPop. The graph traversal language Gremlin is a Groovy-based domain-specific language for processing Blueprints-enabled graph databases with Pipes. Since the release of Pipes 0.7 on August 1, 2011, much of the functionality in Gremlin has been generalized and made available through Pipes.
i.am FIRST – Science is Rock and Roll – Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information from Alfred Thompson – Site Home – MSDN Blogs
I’m a huge fan of the FIRST organization and their robotics programs at various education levels. So I thought it might be a good idea to pass along this announcement. Most of us know that STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math are cool, fun and exciting. A lot of students don’t know this. The hope is that this special will help show kids, and adults, that what we know is actually real.
The History of Location Technology | Visual.ly
Location-based services like Foursquare and Gowalla put a friendly face on a Big Brother-like technology that lets people know where you are and what you are doing at all times. But it’s just the latest manifestation of a human need to track their whereabouts. From smoke signals to smartphones, these technologies have made navigation so easy that only a complete luddite could get lost.
GetNetWise | You’re one click away
Find out what’s new on GetNetWise! The Spotlight section features information about the latest issues and concerns facing Internet users and illustrates helpful safety techniques with step-by-step video tutorials.
Inspired teaching, inspiring classrooms
iOS tutorial video offers guide to making iOS apps | MacTech
“Learning to Build Apps for the iPhone and iPad Training” can be ordered on a DVD-ROM or as an instant download through the Infinite Skills website. While maintaining a Mac emphasis, the videos can be viewed on both OS X and Windows-based machines. The entire iOS tutorial video course retails for US$99.95.
Google+ Raises the Bar for Bloggers : Performancing
Not to imply that every blog you write isn’t chocked full of relevant, well-written content, tailored for just the right audience, I’m sure it is, but understanding the real implications of Google+ should have you thinking twice before you hit any publish buttons. More than ever, especially with the advent of the search engine giant’s most recent, most misunderstood social networking offering, content quality and relevance to a target audience count.
Maps of War ::: Library
Maps-of-War presents a special list of the best
multimedia war maps from the world wide web.
Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.