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PBS LearningMedia

I just came across PBS LearningMedia, a very cool website partnership between PBS and WGBH Boston. They’re taking free PBS media content and adding a great discovery and filtering layer on the web that allows educators (or anyone, for that matter) to find compelling assets to compliment or supplement academic learning. The dorky side of me gets …

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Explore the Milky Way from your computer

From the Google Chrome Experiments comes 100,000 Stars, a virtual tour of our Milky Way galaxy. This is one of the most awe-inspiring experiences I’ve ever had with a web browser. Go play and wonder. >> 100,000 Stars | Chrome Experiments

Where do good ideas come from?

This video is brilliant. Its video and audio reinforce each other, its content engages, and it makes you smile. Plus it’s genius marketing for a book. By the time it’s over, I want to go out and buy “Where Good Ideas Come From.”

Wordle – word cloud art

Just tried this “cloud art” using Wordle–a self-proclamied “toy for generating ‘word clouds’ from text that you provide.” You can pipe in your website URL, or paste in any text. Then you have a bunch of cool control over design, layout, color, and more. Here’s one of the pictures it made for SalvoLavis.com:

Visual Aid: Synonyms, homonyms, heretonyms, and more

Thanks, Wikipedia! This is really useful:

The Hierarchy Of Digital Distractions

From the cool “Information is Beautiful” blog, they present the The Hierarchy Of Digital Distractions:

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