Monday, April 19, 2010
I listed WolframAlpha back in July of 2009. Things have been moving along with this wonderful tool. I have an app on my iphone which recently they reduced from $50 to $1.99 which was an interesting marketing move. It can also be downloaded for the ipad. If you watch the introductory video you we get an excellent idea what can be done. I just wish educators in Elementary and Secondary schools were taught how to integrate this into their curricula. Here is a link to the video, enjoy! What do you think?
Monday, April 5, 2010
When reviewing new websites, I think what age and subject most appropriate for the site. I usually come to the conclusion that many sites have a versatility and depends on the viewer. A creative person may use the site for various subjects and ages. I would appreciate your input of what YOU think. Vogel 50x50 is a site about a couple who were art collectors amassing a collection of more than 4,000 pieces during their marriage. Both were civil servants they lived on one salary and the other salary was used for their art collecting. There is also a film on the Vogels that would be a nice complement to this site. It is one of the Netflix films, Herb & Dorothy and worthwhile seeing.
The Global Museum on Communism is a virtual museum, a project of the non-project, non-partisan Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, established on December 17, 1993. This site is packed full of information, I question why the site is not rendered in various languages? Perhaps one day is will be. What enables these tyrannical leaders to come into power and carry out their heinous acts of terror, murder, torture, repression of people and their rights? I find their childhoods reveal a lot, thus my interest and strong desire to address our youth especially those who are troubled.
The third site is an interactive site produced by the Museum of Natural History in New York, Traveling the Silk Road, has lots of interactive parts to it. Just frustrated because either my connection is problematic or the site is too busy or has issues. So I will try it again when I am where connectivity is better! Let me know if you have issues viewing the site.