Website Wednesday

Ivan Tejeda sent in a pair of additional suggestions to supplement the awesome architecture site and post he put up a couple of weeks ago.

Here’s the first one (as a bonus the post is on Women in Architecture; it’s called ArchDaily, and it’s a dedicated architecture blog that is going to eat a lot of my time in the next few weeks, I can tell.

He also passed along a suggestion from Paul Wandless called ArtBabble, that looks really, really great–featuring lots of videos about art and art installations (like this one about the MCA’s current show).

Check ’em out, and h/t to Ivan (and Paul).

Website Wednesday

Welcome to DiRT, people; your one stop shop for Digital Research Tools.

It’s a Wiki with categories for a variety of tools. I found it while reading about the latest and greatest in Digital Humanities Research  (HERE & HERE), which is all the rage with the kids I hear, and it’s loaded with great stuff–tools for analyzing text, collecting data, brainstorming, mashups, dynamic maps, bookmarks, transcription,  note taking and more.

Best of all, because it’s a wiki, it’s the kind of place that you can both contribute to and rest assured that it will keep growing with time and be new the next time you return.

Enjoy!

Website Wednesday

Website Wednesday is a regular 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.

After being on hiatus for a couple of weeks, due to my inability to find the time to review my tech sources owing to a grading back up of painful (but not unprecedented) proportion, Website Wednesday returns, now with comedy!

I found THIS ONE about student writing yesterday, while skimming through Leiter Reports, (the new Philosophical Gourmet is going live any day) where I saw the blog post title, “Some Students Ain’t Writing So Good…” and it may me laugh out loud. I think I even snorted.

Just so you aren’t surprised, the site is called  Sh*t My Students Write, only the first word doesn’t have an asterisk, so if you’re a little squirrelly about cuss words on your work computer, you might want to wait until you get home. I’m not, though (it’s a WORD!), so I think you should go check it out. RIGHT NOW. It’s hilarious. Seriously. Just what you need. Go here and you won’t be sorry. Great for composition classes, too!

I presume it is modeled after the spectacularly hilarious site called  Sh*tMy Kids Ruined, which turned into a book and has been a source of mirth (and coping) for parents for a few years now. So if you didn’t find the first one funny, maybe its inspiration will be…

 

I swear.

Website Wednesday

Website Wednesday is a regular 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.

Here it is: Spicynodes.

Click on the link and then click on the picture to see what they do–radial mapping, animation, interactivity…my next “powerpoint” opportunity is going in Spicynodes. Check it.

Website Wednesday

Website Wednesday is a regular 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.

Ok, I’m woefully behind on everything all of a sudden–I was sitting pretty and then whamm-o…100% buried in the weeds.

So, I haven’t yet had time to check out any of these for more than 15 seconds since I initially found them. Maybe you can?

~Screenr

~TheWarholizer

~Jammap

~PowerHouse

~Flubaroo

Apologies if any of them are bad. Please let us all know what you find out…

Website Wednesday

Website Wednesday is a regular 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.

Today’s featured Web site comes from Michael Heathfield (Applied Sciences/Social Work), and it’s put together by something called “The Equality Trust” and full of fascinating correlations related to Income Disparities and Social Goods.

To see the goods (as it were) you can go to the main site (HERE) and then click on the part that says “See the Evidence or you can skip the main page and just click HERE to go straight to the evidence.

Of course, there is criticism, too, and the authors/researchers behind the trust post their responses. In short, lots and lots of interesting, thought provoking stuff here.

Thanks, Michael!