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Sprixi - Free images to choose and use! - 36 views

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    Nice Flickr search tool can automatically add citation info to the image.
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YouTube - makemagazine's MAKE Presents: Channel - 2 views

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    Great series on various electrical components. Suitable for probably 5th grade & up. Informative & much better than any other vids on the topic that I've seen.
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    Great series on various electrical components. Suitable for probably 5th grade & up. Informative & much better than any other vids on the topic that I've seen.
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YouTube - Scientific Theories & Laws - 1 views

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    Nice description of the difference between a scientific law and a scientific theory. Especially enlightening discussion of why theories /can't/ become laws.
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CogDogBlog » New! Improved! With Extra Sheen! Flickr CC Attribution Helper - 0 views

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    Creates super easy html & text attribution that can be copied & pasted directly from a flickr page. Pretty dern sweet.
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Instructional Use of Learning Objects- David Wiley - 0 views

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    The online edition of David Wiley's 2002 book. Pretty long. Looks good, but will need some free time before I can sort through it all.
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What the F**K is Social Media: One Year Later - 0 views

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    Irreverent look at what social media is and why you should be using it. Original audience is for business, but it isn't irrelevant for education. Originally was listed as copyrighted, but Alec Couros (@courosa) contacted the author and it was changed to CC-BY-NC. Good example using social media...
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Cassiopeia Project - 0 views

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    Free HD science videos available for download, remixing, or reuse. Looks like good stuff. Will have to spend some time going through these.
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No Books, No Problem: Teaching Without a Text | Edutopia - 0 views

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    A HS chemistry teacher describes how he began teaching w/o a text and why he wouldn't go back.
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Top Ten Astronomy Pictures of 2008 | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine - 0 views

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    Amazing astronomy pictures taken in 2008. Good stuff.
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SlideShare Ribbon for PowerPoint - 0 views

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    Allows easily uploading to SlideShare and downloading from SlideShare. Requires Windows & PowerPoint 2007
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Most Likely to Succeed | The New Yorker - 0 views

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    A look at predicting success of teachers in education. Makes some interesting comments on teacher preparation, merit pay, and the effect of good teachers.
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Copyright and Fair Use for Educators and Students | Thoughts from a tech specialist... - 0 views

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    Contains links and an embedded video explaining fair use and copyright for educators and students from the Center for Social Media in the School of Communication at American University (CSMSC@AM?).
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Ten things you don't know about the Earth | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine - 0 views

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    Interesting bits about the Earth explained in an easy to read fashion
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Log Height -xkcd - 0 views

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    A cartoon done in log scale moving from the surface of the Earth out to the furthest reaches of the cosmos. Includes several chuckles along the way.
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IBISEYE.com -- Your 2008 Atlantic Hurricane Season Tracking Map Source -- Tracking path... - 0 views

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    A great interactive map showing current tropical storm activity and TS and Hurricane paths and predictions.
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Neatorama » Blog Archive » 5 Really Weird Things About Water - 1 views

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    Describes very interesting properties of water the average citizen may not be aware of.
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The monetary density of things - 0 views

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    Very nice analysis of the cost of various materials by weight.
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Massive explosions - BLEVE * VideoSift: Online Video *Quality Control - 0 views

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    Video of massive explosions known as Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion (BLEVE). Very impressive.
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evolution - what next? - 0 views

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    A flash-based timeline going from the big bang up to the present day. Details life on Earth and more recent eras. Very visual and informative
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Hydrogen Atom Scale Model - 0 views

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    A scale model of a hydrogen atom where the electron is made as big as 1 pixel. Does a great job of showing how much empty space matter is really made up of.
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