links for 2010-11-12

  • Skype Education
    A free directory that connects teachers and helps them use Skype to enrich students’ educational experience.
  • Firefox 4 beta 7 – Fast, but Chrome and Opera are faster | ZDNet

    Mozilla have managed to up the horsepower of the new Firefox 4 beta 7 JavaScript engine, but it still has a way to go before it can catch up with Chrome and Opera.
  • Check Out The Technology Inside The Google Self-Driving Car

    You’ve probably heard that Google has these cool cars that can drive themselves. Below is a video of one of them driving down Freeway 280 that I shot almost a year ago (I had no idea I was driving next to a car that was capable of driving itself.
  • Teach | Redu: Rethink / Reform / Rebuild Education

    According to the US Dept. of Education, even in the toughest economic times, we hire between 80,000 and 120,000 new teachers every year. In addition to needing more applicants from minority communities, school districts are also experiencing a shortage of applicants for teachers of math, science, special education, and English as a second language.
  • 21stcenturylearning – home

    The 21st Century Collaborative wiki is a dynamic and evergrowing collection of my adventures and interests.
    Please feel free to utilize these resources as you work toward transforming education
    in your sphere of influence and in your own personal learning pursuits.

  • Facebook Games: 10 Eye-Opening Statistics [Infographic] | pamorama

    Facebook is one of the stickiest Web sites in the world, and the popularity of Facebook games is part of the reason why. Whether you love them or loathe them, games have become an integral part of the Facebook experience. All Facebook compiled some interesting stats about Facebook games and created a nice infographic to illustrate the data.
  • Make stories – storify.com

    Turn what people post on social media into compelling stories.
    You collect the best photos, video, tweets and more to publish them as simple, beautiful stories that can be embedded anywhere.

  • What Is…every file format in the world – A through E

    Almost Every file format in the world!
  • Out of this world – a Prezi | Bright ideas

    The following Prezi has been created to support the Year 9 English unit on Science Fiction. The boys study The giver in this unit and are also required to read a sci-fi novel of their choice

  • JFK: Unpublished, Never-Seen Photos – Photo Gallery – LIFE

    Here, on the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s victory, LIFE.com presents never-seen, unpublished photographs of an enigmatic, intensely ambitious man making history, and ushering in the poignantly brief American era known ever after as “Camelot.” Above: A previously unpublished photo of JFK on the campaign trail in the summer of 1960.
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