Google Chrome Addons (and Little Alchemy)

Just a heads up for anyone that wasn't aware - Google Chrome's addons, available from the Chrome store, are a great way to customise your browser and streamline your workflow. Addons are imported as large icons that are visible when you open a new tab. and can offer some sort of functionality designed to either entertain or assist you. Looking for a fun activity for budding scientists, or just want to [...]

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Geek and Sundry – Written By a Kid

We love this. Thanks to Sally W for bringing it to our attention, we all got a good laugh out of it. It reminds me of an old Bill Cosby TV show, with a bunch of animators to add to the mix. Young children love the crazy stories, and even crazier visuals, and we grownups can get a kick out of it too (plus, the behind-the-scenes footage is worth a look) [...]

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Khan Academy – The Downside

Many of us know of The Khan Academy already; a place to view tutorial videos on secondary school mathematics. The Washington Post recently published an article citing many of the pitfalls to learning via videos such as the ones in Khan Academy.   I think the videos offered by The Khan Academy are typically of a pretty reliable quality, but it is healthy to keep in mind that technology alone is [...]

Free Button Generator

  For those who were at our holiday workshops or those who maintain a website to use with their students or colleagues, here's a handy little freebie. Remember how we made text links in our Posts & Pages?  If you do exactly the same thing, but with an image instead, it turns the picture into a clickable link.  Da Button Factory lets you create nice clean custom buttons to use as [...]

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