Website Wednesday

Website Wednesday is an occasional feature in which we highlight one (or a couple) of sites from the Billions floating around the Intertoobz that just might help you with your Herculean task of educating inquiring minds. Any and all suggestions for future editions are welcome.

Another list! This time the “50 Best Free Education Web Tools” of 2013. Some of them were around before 2013, but there are a bunch on there that I haven’t seen before and look useful. Check it out. If you’ve used any, let us know your opinion of it.

Website Wednesday

This week’s Website Wednesday is a DIY.

HERE you will find a list of the 350 Best Education Resources as chosen by the readers of Edudemic, a prominent and influential education blog. The write:

Developing a PLN or just trying to sort out the best source of information online can be difficult. Luckily, it’s never been easier to identify useful and frequently-updated education blogs.

A new list published during the Edublogs awards lets you check out some of the best education sites out there.

And if you find that to be too much, too overwhelming, then you can limit yourself to the best of the best, and check out their list of AWARD WINNERS (as in “Best of..”).

And just in case either of those get you in the Top 10 list mode, here are a couple more lists from Edudemic:

~Top 10 Free Online Tutoring Tools

~Top 10 Best TED Talks to Share with Students

Cinema and Society

Did you watch the Golden Globes on Sunday? Are you a movie goer?

Did you see this article in the paper a few weeks back?

The ritual of year-end list making is a way of sifting through scattered, memorable moments and forcing them briefly into focus. A handful of movies from 2010 will still be interesting in the future, in which case the date of their first appearance will be little more than the answer to a trivia question. Was it a good year for movies? A great year? Hard to say, and finally, who cares? The movies β€” good and bad alike β€” shed a blinking, blurry light on the times, illuminating our collective fears, fantasies and failures of will. An attempt at synthesis can only fail, so in lieu of a comprehensive theory of Cinema Now, I offer a handful of postulates on the Cinematic State of Things. I trust they will stimulate sober discussion and principled argument as well as outright ridicule.

It’s not too late to start preparing for the Oscars…