25/6/15 Three more things…

1. Do you have a budding paleontologist (or even someone who can spell it) in your midst? Well, this is a site that captures significant fossil discoveries and archives them in 3D so that you can explore and interact with them online. This is the closest most of us will ever get to holding our ancestors in our hands. This site gave me shivers.

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Mulder and Skully
http://africanfossils.org/

2. I know I probably shouldn’t admit to this but when I was younger I played hours and hours of Dungeons&Dragons. My fellow nerds and I would gather about a table on a friday night and negotiate mysterious kingdoms full of orcs, pitfalls, and shady merchants as we slurped fizzy drinks and munched on twisties….*sigh*….good times. This site evokes those memories and I am sure there will be students who clamour for this sort of online gaming adventure!

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Yes Mum I have been playing D&D. No Mum, I am not a satan worshipper.
http://clintbellanger.net/bookoflostlore/

3. World History Atlas, Maps and Timelines…..this site should come with a warning: DANGER: this site may eat all your free time.

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18/6/15 Three more things….

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1. Oh wow! Now I can make my ransom notes without cutting up all those magazines. This is a real timesaver!

I actually showed this one to my Y9 class who are making poetry anthologies and they took to it like malnourished ducks to fresh bread.

They are using it for title pages and are happy little munchkins.

http://typo.polona.pl/en/

2. Going to JurassicWorld this weekend, but know that age creepth up on thee in the form of needing a toilet break mid-movie? Here’s the site you have been looking for. This website takes just about any movie you care to enter and provides a window (and explanation of missed plot) for you to grab a refill of that drink, some extra foodie comestibles, or yeah…to runpee.

http://runpee.com/

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Thank you Jerry, for making Sneens acceptable

3. This is cool. Almost makes me wish I was an economics student so I knew what on earth all these terms meant. I bet there is an economics teacher in your life who will love this website.

The references may be getting a little dated now ….hmmmmm…. might be room for someone to develop economic concepts based on Game of Thrones?

Scarcity = Daenerys’ dragons? I sense there is room here for development.

http://yadayadayadaecon.com/

11/6/15 My first three things….

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Mugshots!

1. Could you be a super-recogniser? My first thought is that maybe teachers have finely tuned skills in this area after years of facial sorting? (Pesky twins aside) If only we could put these mugshots into a seating plan we’d be sweet!

Anywho, try out the site below to see how your powers of facial observation stack up. Let me know how many you got…It’s not a competition but I got 10/14….had to guess a couple, but overall that’s a rank slightly below Sherlock Holmes but slightly above Kojak.

https://greenwichuniversity.eu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_e3xDuCccGAdgbfT

2. If you check out nothing else…check this out. A site that allows you to search for videos from big engines like Youtube and then removes ALL advertising and comments! What’s that? You scoff at this sites ability to filter out the advertising and the comments from ‘the madding crowd’? Go on then, take a look….I reckon you’ll bookmark this ‘un.

http://viewpure.com/

Begone, foul advertising!
Begone, foul advertising!

3. Last, but not least, is this unusal little site that takes any picture that you input and creates a meandering storyline based upon it. Well, it worked for a picture I put in of me running….it was strangely poetic whilst triggering thoughts of sweating up a hill.

https://word.camera/

Strange, and a little spooky
Strange, and a little spooky

[word.camera uses convolutional neural networks to extract concept words from images. It expands those initial words (mostly nouns) into sentences and paragraphs using a lexical relationship database and a flexible template system]……..hmmm, it all makes sense now. 😉