Now, when a product comes out with a claim that it can make me smarter, how can I resist? We all know I need all that I can get. That’s the claim of a new news reader called Thoora. The opening pages claim that Thoora will cut through the clutter, taking you to the good stuff, and thereby making you smarter. I’m a sucker for a news reader and so I gave it a shot.
I’m a real fan of Zite on the iPad and the way that it reaches out and grabs articles for me that I would never have found if left to my own devices to find.
Thoora does the same sort of thing, only in your web browser. You create an account and start a topic search. Once the topic has been determined, you supply the sort of keywords or tags that would generate content for your topic. I’ve said it before – the ability to tag is a skill that’s so valuable.
Then, sit back and let Thoora do its thing. The site goes out and finds relevant stories based upon the keywords for your topic. The topics are assembled into your own little reading portal. Pick a topic and start reading.
Topics may be private or public. I believe in public and so what I’m reading is available to anyone who cares. At present, this is what I’m reading. Apparently, you could subscribe to any of these as well, if you want.
I’m not sure that I’m any smarter yet, but Thoora is giving me new sources of information for my online reading. It works on computer and portable devices which means everywhere I happen to be connected. So far, I’m enjoying the new reading.
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Girls win all categories at Google Science Fair | PRI.ORG
Last month, three girls swept Google’s inaugural science fair, taking first place in each age category and overall champion. Shree Bose, a 17-year-old Texas high school student, took home the grand prize for her research in ovarian cancer not only at Google’s competition, but also at an international science fair in Slovakia. Bose became serious about science as a career when her grandfather passed awayfrom cancer two years ago.
Stanford opens some information technology courses to the world | ZDNet
As part of a dramatic effort to expand its IT offerings to a global audience, Stanford University will be offering three popular 101-level courses free online as part of a global virtual classroom.
Collaborize Classroom: A Free Online Learning Platform – Feedmyapp
Collaborize Classroom is a free online learning platform that complements teachers’ in-class discussions, assignments & instruction. It’s a place where students can expand on in-class activities and interact online, allowing for deeper participation inside and outside the classroom.
Smartphone Evolution Over the Last 40 Years [Infographic]
It is interesting to see how phones went from big, clunky devices (Martin Cooper’s original mobile phone) to sleek and thin voice machines (the Motorola Razr) and then again to large form factors (the HTC Evo, for instance). It is likely that we will see this trend play out within the smartphone era itself. The evolution within the last several years is clear. Lay an original iPhone next to an iPhone 4 and note the differences.
45+ Free Online Tools To Create Charts, Diagrams And Flowcharts | Free and Useful Online Resources for Designers and Developers
Charts and graphs are the best ways to represent information and relationship between two interlinked entities. Not only do charts and graphs inform visitors about the trend or relationship you want to show them but also add a visual connection with the visitors.
Several online tools are available that help you create comprehensively designed flowcharts and graphs that worth a thousands words. Check them out and let us know what you feel about these tools.
10 Apple Products That Changed The World: Infographic | Online Marketing Trends
10 Apple Products that Changed the World: Infographic
Why is e-learning so boring? My top 5 reasons discussed … | Cognitive Technologies
Admit it, most of the e-learning you have taken or created is dreadfully boring and causes this affect in you or your learners. You can get the same effect from reading a poorly written or irrelevant book.
100 Helpful Photography Tutorials for Beginners and Professionals
Photography as both a profession and a hobby is an incredibly expansive topic that covers a remarkably vast range of subjects from science and art. No matter where you lie on the professional spectrum, there is simply always more to learn. We spent countless hours scouring the web for the best content we could find and share with you, and today we’ll help you expand your knowledge with 100 photography related tutorials!
Getting Started – App Inventor for Android
Getting started resources for App Inventor
Designing Schools for 21st Century Learning – YouTube
Designing Schools for 21st Century Learning
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