Friday, April 30, 2004

History Book Project
A resource of 800 full text books.

Also, if you have access to proquest (your university or public library may allow you access at home): American Periodical Series 1740-1900

Monday, April 26, 2004

Arms and Armor in the Age of Machiavelli
An interactive to put the pieces of armor on the knight. Alas, I fear most students would skip the text, as I have. We need to get sound on these things!

Saturday, April 17, 2004

Monday, April 12, 2004

Telltale Weekly
A cool new approach to getting quality audio recordings online. The aim: to make the recordings free once they are paid for. They pay the artists and studios, use public domain texts, and charge a quarter to two dollars for a download. After 100,000 downloads, the recording will be free. Interesting!

Sunday, April 11, 2004

Shroud of Christ?SECRETS OF THE DEAD | PBS
Interesting science than may change thoughts on the carbon dating. An interactive of the shroud offers some noteable technique.

Wednesday, April 07, 2004

Geography Network
We were chatting at the ESRI booth today (I was again trying to mop the drule from my chin over more technology). Mike the rep relayed that data streaming to Flash would be in the 9.0 release of ArcGIS engine.

Meanwhile look at the vast collection of GIS data available at the Geography Network site. A great place to start:

Tuesday, April 06, 2004

frontline: ghosts of rwanda | PBS
Tens years ago today, genocide of unimaginable scale commenced in the African country of Rwanda. In one week, 64,000 children, women and male civilians would be hacked and otherwise murdered. In another half week, 100,000 would be dead. After 3 weeks, the murders of the innocent would pass 170,000.

Yet the world stood by.

After 100 days (July 17), 800,000 children, mothers, fathers, grandparents would be brutally slain.

I beg you to watch the timeline in its entirety.

Thursday, April 01, 2004

Video Games Never Curve
d'ja ever notice that video games never give rewards based on "the curve"?

So why do teachers?