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From DSC:
For many months now, I've asked the Digital Studio Student Staff Consultants to submit 2 sites per week. We began compiling the list as you can see below...but we've now moved this information to here -- for better/more-defined access to this information and for also subscribing via an RSS feed:


http://digitalstudio.calvin.edu/sites/

Check out these excellent resources from the Teaching & Learning Digital Studio at Calvin College!

If you want to see what tech-savvy students would like to see their profs use more of, then you might want to check this site out and subscribe to it.

 

Links from the Digital Studio Staff

 

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2BDutch.nl -- William Overbeeke
Dutch language learning site with videos with double-subtitles in several languages so you can watch pop culture videos and learn Dutch.


78Records (Recorded 78 RPM Records)
-- Caleb Kuntz
A site that for Media and Music aficionados and students, this site includes mp3 recordings of thousands of 78 RPM records from the 50s, 40s, and even earlier.


960 Grid System
-- Niko Solihin
The 960 Grid System is an effort to streamline web development workflow by providing commonly used dimensions, based on a width of 960 pixels. There are two variants: 12 and 16 columns, which can be used separately or in tandem.

 


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A List Apart -- William Overbeeke
"For people who make websites. A List Apart Magazine explores the design, development, and meaning of web content, with a special focus on web standards and best practices."


AcademicEarth.org
-- Daniel Laninga
"An absolutely amazing site that contains free high-quality lectures from highly respected professors. It also combines lectures into full courses on a particular subject. This site is great!"


AETUTS.com
-- William Overbeeke
A brand new site from the TUTS+ family by Envato for Adobe AfterEffects (also see PSDTUTS, VECTORTUTS, and AUDIOTUTS).


Alice.org -- Steven Chevalia
A website that allows students to figure out how object oriented programming like Java, C#, and C++ works; completely-free tool.


AllMovie
-- Caleb Kuntz
One of the more impressive databases of movie information on the internet, including the staples of any movie database (cast information, synopsizes, etc.), but also some more interesting features such as Amazon integration for purchasing movies, as well as division of movies by themes and styles such as "Wishes Come True" or "Magic Realism".


All Things Digital -- William Overbeeke
News, analysis and opinion about the digital revolution.


AllMusic
-- Caleb Kuntz
Same as AllMovie, except for music! It's interesting to point out that AllMediaGuide, the company behind AllMovie, AllMusic, and a few other similar projects, is a relatively local company (from Big Rapids).


Alltop
-- William Overbeeke
"All the top eLearning news."


Alternate Reality Games (ARG)

ARGNet -- Caleb Kuntz
The Alternate Reality Gaming Network is the largest and most complete news resource available for players of online collaborative Alternate Reality Games. Though more of a fan/player site, it also discusses different ideas and philosophies behind ARGs, including educational concepts.

Saving The World Through Game Design by Dr. Jane McGonigal -- Caleb Kuntz
Jane McGonigal talks with Daniel Zalewski about alternate-reality gaming. From “Stories from the Near Future,” the 2008 New Yorker Conference. This is a speech/presentation "about games of all types and their place in our future".


Anatomy of a Black Hole -- Niko Solihin

Animal Diversity Web -- Caleb Kuntz
A University of Michigan web database of every animal you can think of, organized by scientific name. A fantastic resource for zoology and biology, as well as anyone who just wants information on animals. Each page on each animal is thoroughly researched with sources and the like easily accessible for more information.


Annenberg Media
-- Daniel Laninga
Free educational resources.


Anthropology-Related Items

Anthropology -- Melissa Winegar
http://www.cyberpursuits.com/anthro/

Anthropology.net -- Niko Solihin
Anthropology.net’s mission is to create a cohesive online community of individuals interested in anthropology. This website intends to promote and facilitate discussion, review research, extend stewardship of resources, and disseminate knowledge. To serve the public interest, we seek the widest possible engagement with all segments of society, including professionals, students, and anyone who is interested in advancing knowledge and enhancing awareness of anthropology.

Anthropology on the Web
Anthropology is generally defined as the study of humans and their behavior throughout history. Experts in this field examine artifacts and other items that show how humans once lived and acted. They look at archaeology, human remains, and the remains of their homes. They also look at the sociology, religion, and other cultural icons of humanity to uncover the way they behaved. This page lists numerous resources on various subjects: Anthropologists | Anthropology and Technology | Biological/Physical Anthropology | Archaeology Resources | Literature and Libraries | Resources for Professors/Teachers | Visual Anthropology


Apps.onyaka.com -- Niko Solihin


ARKive.org
-- William Overbeeke
Images of Life on Earth; A British site that "[gathers] together the very best films and photographs of the world's species into one centralised digital library, to create a unique audio-visual record of life on Earth." It even has a feature where you can see the places certain species live on Google Earth. The site also emphasizes awareness about threatened species. This site would be especially great for an animal biology class.

Archive.org -- Daniel Laninga
This site is a library of media that is free from copyright. All of the text, images, audio and video here is public domain and can be used for whatever purpose the user wishes. This is a great collection of works that is constantly growing.


ArsTechnica.com -- William Overbeeke
"At Ars Technica—the name is Latin-derived for the "art of technology"—we specialize in original news and reviews, analysis of technology trends, and expert advice on topics ranging from the most fundamental aspects of technology to the many ways technology is helping us enjoy our world. We work for the reader who not only needs to keep up on technology, but is passionate about it."


Art Cyclopedia
-- Caleb Kuntz
A huge database of fine art, organized by period, subject, artist, art gallery housing the original, and much much more. With links to pictures of every single of it's almost 200,000 pieces of art indexed.


Ask.metafilter.com -- Caleb Kuntz
A serious forum to ask questions on almost any topic. Responses come fairly quickly (within a day), and are moderated so that incorrect or rude responses are removed. A surprisingly-useful tool!


Astrometry Flickr Project
-- Caleb Kuntz
Quite simply, it's a system that takes any pictures that people post to the flickr pool that show stars in the night sky, and calculates the part of the sky being viewed, reports this, and adds in tags of any stars, constellations, planets, galaxies, comets, and the like that are visible in the image and are of interest. And it does all of this automatically! More info can be found at http://code.flickr.com/blog/2009/02/18/found-in-space/ and http://astrometry.net/


Atlas.freshlogicstudios.com -- Joe Girolamo
An atlas with really cool features (gas prices, movie showtimes etc.)


AudioTuts.com
-- William Overbeeke

"AUDIOTUTS is a blog for musicians, producers and audio junkies. We feature tutorials on the tools and techniques to record, produce, mix and master tracks. We also feature weekly articles for the music obsessive. Our commisisoned tutorials are written by industry experts and professionals, but anyone with an awesome skill to showcase can contribute a post and we’ll pay $150 if we publish it. You can learn about the submission process on our Write a Tutorial page."


Aviary -- William Overbeeke
A set of online tools for raster- and vector-based image editing whose mission is to "make the world's creation accessible." It's like having Photoshop and Illustrator in a web browser--but it's free. Not only can you "create on the fly" you can see and be inspired by other people's work on Aviary.

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babelwith.me -- Niko Solihin

BBC Languages-- William Overbeeke
Learn French, German, Spanish, and Italian (major languages on site); also learn phrases in other languages (minor languages also on this site).

Bethe, Hans

Three Lectures by Hans Bethe -- Niko Solihin
"In 1999, legendary theoretical physicist Hans Bethe delivered three lectures on quantum theory to his neighbors at the Kendal of Ithaca retirement community (near Cornell University). Given by Professor Bethe at age 93, the lectures are presented here as QuickTime videos synchronized with slides of his talking points and archival material. Intended for an audience of Professor Bethe's neighbors at Kendal, the lectures hold appeal for experts and non-experts alike. The presentation makes use of limited mathematics while focusing on the personal and historical perspectives of one of the principal architects of quantum theory whose career in physics spans 75 years."


Bibliomania -- William Overbeeke


Biblos.com
-- Daniel Laninga
This is a huge database of religion tools. Atlases, Bibles, and Commentaries are just the start here. It is available in many different languages as well. This is a very useful tool for anyone researching or writing on paper using religious sources.


Bing -- from Steven Chevalia and Caleb Kuntz
This is a new search engine by Microsoft. It is supposed to be incorporating "smart searching." The front page is impressive looking with a picture that allows you to navigate it and read comments posted on it with links to pages about the picture but as I went around the website I didn't see too much interesting information. I guess their main "bragging right" is in the fact that their search engine can apparently tell you when to buy hotel rooms or airline tickets.


Biology-Related items

Online Biology Book -- Melissa Winegar


Blog.SpoonGraphics.co.uk -- William Overbeeke
This site acts as Chris Spooner's digital playground, where he presents tutorials on Illustrator and Photoshop, articles around the subject of design, and a bunch of free vector and resource giveaways.


BLUE VERTIGO
-- Yohan Na
...wants to be a resources aiding tool for worldwide designers, offering them useful links, easy and fast access, all this in a single site.
This website contains amazing amount of links and resources from other websites that hosts stock photos, textures, etc. I recommend using this website as a starting point when looking for high-resolution images for designing graphics.


Board Game Geek
-- Caleb Kuntz
A massive database of board and card games, as well as rule variants, modifications, places to purchase copies or replacement pieces, strategies, and much more. Would be especially helpful for those in Media Studies or History (for studying the history of games), as well as for personal use.


BrainPOP
-- William Overbeeke
This site is more for ages K-12 and not higher education, but it's a fun, interactive site with animations explaining a wide variety of topics in a simple manner.


BumpTop -- Caleb Kuntz
A unique, brand new design for the computer desktop. An extremely interesting way of looking at the computer desktop and how it can be completely redone with the introduction of video game engine technologies (such as physics engines) and with a new basis in physical modeling based on real computer desktops.


Business Exchange -- Niko Solihin


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CareerOverview.com -- Daniel Laninga
A Comprehensive Career and Job Search Resources Guide


Celestia -- Steven Chevalia
Cool 3D space simulation that lets you explore our universe; Celestia runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.


Cell biology animations
-- Joe Girolamo


CGTUTS+ -- William Overbeeke
"Cgtuts+ is a source of learning on all aspects of computer graphics. We pump out regular tutorials on Maya, 3Ds Max, Cinema 4D, ZBrush, Blender, Mudbox and more. We cater to beginner, intermediate and advanced CG artists."


Changing Minds.org
-- Niko Solihin
"The largest site in the world on all aspects of how we change what others think, believe, feel and do. There are already over 3000 pages here, with much more to come."


Chartle.net -- William Overbeeke
"Chartle.net tears down the complexity of online visualizations - offers simplicity, ubiquity and interactivity instead."


Chemdex.org
-- Joe Girolamo
A list of chemistry-related resources


CNET Webware 100 Winners -- Caleb Kuntz
Here you'll find 100 Web apps in 10 categories voted to be the best of the best by Webware readers and users of the apps themselves.


Columbia Interactive
-- William Overbeeke
Columbia Interactive is a gateway to selected electronic learning resources developed at Columbia University. Browse our database of digital resources, including faculty interviews, learning tools, semester-length e-courses, and more than 100 shorter e-seminars. The e-seminars are free to Columbia students, faculty, and staff, and are available to the public through fee-based and licensing arrangements.


Cosmotions.com -- Joe Girolamo
Time lapse photography; the cosmos in motion.


Creativecommons.org -- Daniel Laninga
This is a site that searches the many different forms of media that can be used free of charge without having to worry about copyright protection. This could be helpful to both students and professors looking for material for the web, presentation, or any other visual medium.

crowdSPRING -- Yohan Na
...is a win-win website. The website is both beneficial toward newly found companies who's looking for a design for logo, or website, or varieties of graphic works. A company who's using crowdSpring can avoid the factor of having 'one paid artist' and have the whole world be involved in designing their graphics. For designers, this website is great because it is a great place for inspiration, where many of amazing artists have thier works at this place to have thier work chosen and be paid! A skilled designer could make good money through entering into these competitions which they call it "Projects".


CSS-Tricks.com
-- Melissa Winegar
Also see their posting: CSS Sprites: What They Are, Why They’re Cool, and How To Use Them


CyberSchoolBus from the United Nations
-- Daniel Laninga
This is a site that is run by the United Nations and it tells about some of its projects/goals at a simple level. Possibly a nice fit for an international development intro class.

 

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David Darling

Worlds of David Darling -- Joe Girolamo
A large on-line collection of information on all aspects of science, technology, mathematics, philosophy, and science fiction.


DeadWingsDesigns.com -- Yohan Na
For inspiration and know-how's regarding design-related projects.


DeviantArt.com -- Yohan Na
This is one of the best online artist community where people can post their work for display and also have their works even made to prints to sell. Not only is this website a great artist's community, but a great place to find all sorts of resources and inspiration. There is a resource section where a person can find stock images, vectors, textures, 3D models, fonts and even to tutorials.


Digg
-- William Overbeeke
"Digg is a place for people to discover and share content from anywhere on the web. From the biggest online destinations to the most obscure blog, Digg surfaces the best stuff as voted on by our users. You won’t find editors at Digg — we’re here to provide a place where people can collectively determine the value of content and we’re changing the way people consume information online."


Discogs
-- Caleb Kuntz
A massive, editable database of every single release by pretty much every band ever. This means EVERY release, from major CDs, to obscure singles, remixes, every compilation album, every variant of every CD release, including CDs, vinyl, digital downloads, and everything in between!


DNATube
-- from Caleb Kuntz
A YouTube clone just for the sciences, most videos appear to be professionally made by scientists and professors to explain or demonstrate certain topics.


DramatiChurch.webs.com -- Daniel Laninga
DramatiChurch is a resource for scripts that have been written for the church service, not as an end in itself, but to promote dialogue, discussion, and teaching in the church setting.

DreamTemplate.com -- Yohan Na
This website contains 4000+ website templates, it costs $59.99 for a year subscription. It's got web templates, flash based templates, corporate identity (logos), power point, word etc. It is a great website to just look at and get inspirations from as well.


Drop.io -- William Overbeeke
The simplest way to share files online. Simply set up a private space to drop any files by phone, email, web, widget or fax and then share them with whoever you want via a variety of outputs.

 

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EarthAlbum.com -- Joe Girolamo
Pictures of the Earth, depending upon the location you press on the globe.


Ecofoot.org/ -- Melissa Winegar
On this website you take a quiz that tells you if everyone on the Earth lived with your standard of living how many "Earths" would it take to support your lifestyle?


Economics Textbooks:
Free online economics textbooks -- Joe Girolamo


Education-related sites

  • Education World -- Melissa Winegar
    ...is full of lesson plans, advise for administration, professional development ideas, and different activities for class. It is mostly geared toward younger classes but the activities could be used for 100 level classes or by Calvin students during their semester of student teaching.
    • I found especially interesting the links to different ways to incorporate technology into the classroom on the left hand side. There are also some helpful templates for everything from how to notify a parent of a bad grade to various homework assignments and forms of assessment. It is a bank full of ideas and brainstorming starters. See http://www.education-world.com/tools_templates/index.shtml#parent

  • The Master Teacher -- Melissa Winegar
    ...is a brochure that comes out monthly on a different topic regarding education. On the site one is able to access all the PDXperts of each brochure based on subject area.

eFunda.com -- Joe Girolamo
Huge engineering resource.


Electronics Demonstrations
-- Niko Solihin


eLearn Magazine
-- William Overbeeke
"Education and Technology in Perspective"


Encyclopedia Astronautica -- Caleb Kuntz
A encyclopedic internet database of information on space travel. Though it contains a little info on astronomy as a whole, it is extremely focused on rockets, astronaut programs, and human space travel.


Enduring Voices
-- Daniel Laninga
This site, from the National Geographic Society, could be useful for linguistics professors, anthropology professors, and international development studies professors. The site contains an interactive map of places where languages and cultures are facing extinction. It could be a good illustration for someone in this field.


Engineering.com -- Joe Girolamo
Large resource for engineers.


Envato's network of tutorials -- William Overbeeke

CGTUTS+
"Cgtuts+ is a source of learning on all aspects of computer graphics. We pump out regular tutorials on Maya, 3Ds Max, Cinema 4D, ZBrush, Blender, Mudbox and more. We cater to beginner, intermediate and advanced CG artists."

FLASHTUTS
"Flashtuts+ is a blog/Flash site made to house and showcase some of the best Flash, ActionScript and Flex tutorials around. We publish tutorials that not only produce great graphics and effects, but explain in a friendly, approachable manner."

NETTUTS.com
NETTUTS is a site aimed at web developers and designers offering tutorials and articles on technologies, skills and techniques to improve how you design and build websites. We cover HTML, CSS, Javascript, CMS’s, PHP and Ruby on Rails.

PSDTUTS.com: Spoonfed Photoshop Tutorials
"PSDTUTS is a blog/Photoshop site made to house and showcase some of the best Photoshop tutorials around. We publish tutorials that not only produce great graphics and effects, but explain in a friendly, approachable manner. Photoshop is a fantastically powerful program and there are a million ways to do anything, we hope that reading PSDTUTS will help our readers learn a few tricks, techniques and tips that they might not have seen before and help them maximize their creative potential!"

VECTORTUTS.com: Spoonfed Vectors
"VECTORTUTS is a blog of tutorials, articles, freebies and more on all things vector! We publish tutorials on techniques and effects to make awesome vector graphics in programs like Adobe Illustrator, by authors and writers from all over the industry. Most of the content is free, but you can also grab a premium plus membership and get access to special extras as well as source files for the tutorials."


Environmentalgraffiti.com
-- Joe Girolamo
Born in May 2007, Environmental Graffiti is an eclectic mix of the most bizarre, funny and interesting environmental news on the planet. We search the vast realms of the Internet on behalf of all environmentalists who don’t take themselves too seriously and compile it into a daily blog. Surf and enjoy.


EquationSheet.com
-- Joe Girolamo


ESnips.com -- Yohan Na
ESnips is online storage website where users are offered free accounts to have 5 Gigabyte of storage space on the web. Although they are an online storage site, one of their main features is in the sharing of files among the users.


Evolution -- William Overbeeke
"The Evolution series' goals are to heighten public understanding of evolution and how it works, to dispel common misunderstandings about the process, and to illuminate why it is relevant to all of us."


ExploreScience.com -- Daniel Laninga
This is an interactive site that can clearly show principles relating to math and science. Though there is some simpler things contained in this site, it could be useful for an introductory course in physics, mathematics or one of the other sciences.


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Fathom.com -- Niko Solihin
Fathom is a database of materials collected from different learning institutions. Some of the institutions are Cambridge University, London School of Economics, University of Chicago, and University of Michigan. You go in and pick which institution you want to visit.  After that you just pick a title and view all the different kinds of learning sessions.


Faveup.com
-- William Overbeeke
Faveup is a simple gallery of inspirational design. Everybody gets designer's block sometimes so it's nice to have somewhere to go to get your creative juices flowing again. Faveup also gives credit where credit is due, rewarding great design with the respect and linkage it deserves.


FindSounds.com
-- Joe Girolamo
Search for sounds on the internet.


FLASHTUTS
"Flashtuts+ is a blog/Flash site made to house and showcase some of the best Flash, ActionScript and Flex tutorials around. We publish tutorials that not only produce great graphics and effects, but explain in a friendly, approachable manner." This site is a
brand new addition to the Envato network of tutorials.


FLStudio -- Caleb Kuntz with suggestion by DSC
Though it is a fairly expensive program, FLStudio (aka FruityLoops) is one of the best music production program suites in existence. With a excellent free trial, it's worth checking out if you want to make music. A word of warning though, it's extremely complex.


Flashcard Exchange.com
-- Daniel Laninga
Get pre-made flashcards for numerous subjects. Create your own sets of flashcards and post them for others to use.


Flash Earth
-- Caleb Kuntz
A Google Earth-like system that combines and syncs 7 different maps and satellite image systems, including a daily updated NASA image of what the Earth looks like today. Easy to use interface as well.


Flashmo.com -- Caleb Kuntz
A huge collection of free flash templates for flash based websites or for certain website sections such as photo galleries.


Francesco Mugnai's blog
-- Yohan Na
For inspiration and know-how's regarding design-related projects.


Free online economics textbooks
-- Joe Girolamo


Freshlogicstudios.com
(Atlas) -- Joe Girolamo
An atlas with really cool features (gas prices, movie showtimes etc.)


Friends of the Groom -- Melissa Winegar
It is a group that does church dramas but offers workshops and other additional things as well.


FuelYourCreativity.com -- Niko Solihin
...see their items re: their grid-based-design-toolbox.


Fullbooks.com
-- Daniel Laninga
A resource of many many full-text books online. They are sorted by book title to make it easy to find. Most of the books here are older books that have fallen out of copyright.


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Game of Life
(from John Conway) -- Niko Solihin


Gapminder.org
-- Daniel Laninga
This could be useful for those professors teaching linguistics, anthropology, international development studies, and statistics. The cool thing is that you can not only see other peoples' data, but you can also create your own graphs pertaining to life expectancy, income, and many other things. A great, creative, informative tool.


GCF LearnFree.org
-- Niko Solihin
In general GCF Learn is a site where you can register for free and register for free online classes. It feels like regular classroom because they actually limit the amount of people in the class and they make a little certificate when you finish a course.


Glossaries

Useful Glossaries For Web Designers and Developers -- Niko Solihin


Gizmodo
-- William Overbeeke
"Gizmodo is a blog about gadgets and technology. Started in 2002, Gizmodo has grown to be Gawker Media's largest blog, bringing in upwards of 100 million page views a month in traffic. We post about a variety of electronics, as well as all sorts of things gadget geeks might enjoy."


Gmail Redesigned -- Niko Solihin
...is part of the Google Redesigned project started by Globex Designs that aims to fully redesign the look and feel of the popular Google Gmail service. This is achieved with a Cascading Stylesheet (CSS) file which is loaded on the client's browser overwriting existing Gmail styles. The project is designed exclusively for the Google Redesigned extension on Mozilla Firefox 3.


Google-related items

  • Google Blog Search -- Caleb Kuntz
    A little known Google tool that allows you to search blogs. This tool is uniquely useful as more and more blogs become sources of news and knowledge beyond the big newspapers.

  • Google Code Search -- Caleb Kuntz
    This is a fantastic tool for those who study Computer Science! It is a search system for repositories of open source code.

  • Google Docs -- from Niko Solihin
    Check out the new forms capabilities as well.

  • Google Earth: Lessons -- Daniel Laninga
    This is a site that works with Google Earth and other applications, and is meant for teachers. There are pre-built example resources for teachers as well as how-to's for using Google Earth for those folks who want to know how to create their own materials using Google Earth.

  • Google Lit Trips -- William Overbeeke

Gray Machine: The Art and Science of Motion -- William Overbeeke
An After Effects tutorial/blog site."A blog and portal that focuses on motion design, offering free motion design tips, tutorials, articles & resources.  It is run by motion designer and visual effects artist Harry J Frank, who resides in an airport somewhere between Detroit and Los Angeles."


Greasespot.net/ -- Yohan Na
Greasemonkey is a Firefox extension that allows you to customize the way webpages look and function.


Guide to Philosophy on the Internet
-- Joe Girolamo
An extensive list of links related to philosophy.


GuitarTube -- Caleb Kuntz
A YouTube clone for guitarists and people who wish to learn guitar. Each video shows chords, parts, and essentially teaches how to play numerous songs.


Gutenberg -- See "Project Gutenberg" below

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Hans Bethe

Three Lectures by Hans Bethe -- Niko Solihin
"In 1999, legendary theoretical physicist Hans Bethe delivered three lectures on quantum theory to his neighbors at the Kendal of Ithaca retirement community (near Cornell University). Given by Professor Bethe at age 93, the lectures are presented here as QuickTime videos synchronized with slides of his talking points and archival material. Intended for an audience of Professor Bethe's neighbors at Kendal, the lectures hold appeal for experts and non-experts alike. The presentation makes use of limited mathematics while focusing on the personal and historical perspectives of one of the principal architects of quantum theory whose career in physics spans 75 years."


History-related

  • The Heritage of World Civilizations [online textbook and more] -- Melissa Winegar
    This website is the textbook website for History 152, a basic Western civilizations history course. It includes online quizzes, writing activities, communication tools, maps, and helpful powerpoints.
  • [The] Library of Congress: American Memory -- William Overbeeke
    "American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning."


Hubble Heritage Image Gallery
-- Joe Girolamo
Hubble images.


HubbleSite.org/gallery/
-- Joe Girolamo
Huge collection of hubble findings.


Hunch
-- William Overbeeke
"In 10 questions or less, Hunch will offer you a great solution to your problem, concern or dilemma, on hundreds of topics. Hunch's answers are based on the collective knowledge of the entire Hunch community, narrowed down to people like you, or just enough like you that you might be mistaken for each other in a dark room. Hunch is designed so that every time it's used, it learns something new. That means Hunch's hunches are always getting better."


Hunkins Experiments
-- Niko Solihin


HowStuffWorks.com
-- Daniel Laninga


Hype Machine
-- Caleb Kuntz
A website dedicated to mp3 music blogs. It allows users to search for artists, songs, or bloggers, and listen to streaming mp3s for any song brought up by a music blog. It's an excellent tool for finding up to the minute news about artists and bands, or to find out public opinion about them! It has many other features as well, such as the ability to make playlists of songs that stream from music blogs, as well as tools to find new bands of interest, and for music bloggers to track interest in their blog posts.


Hyperstat
-- Joe Girolamo
Online statistics information and help.


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Iconfinder.net -- Niko Solihin


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NetRenderer - Browser Compatibility Check
-- Niko Solihin
...which "uses a dedicated virtual Windows environment for each Internet Explorer version. Since we do not try to trick multiple IE versions to coexist, these native IE instances ensure optimal rendering fidelity and repeatability. At the core we use a proprietary C# application to control parallel rendering and to generate the virtual screenshot images. A separate frontend software does some pre-processing and error management, combines the image overlays and stores job logs and statistical data into an SQL database. For security reasons we must block Java and ActiveX, but Javascript is enabled. All machines will automatically receive Microsoft updates, so they should always be just as up-to-date as real-world browsers in the field."


I Love Typography -- William Overbeeke
A nice blog about typography and design--lots of inspiration


IndustrialLogic.com/elearning/
-- Steven Chevalia


Instructables.com -- Daniel Laninga
This site is a community collaboration of "how to's." This site ranges over a broad spectrum, including both the bazaar and the logical items that one might want to construct.


Internet Archive
-- Steven Chevalia
"This tool allows you to enter a website and visit what that website looked like at any date going back to 1996. It is amazing to see the difference a few years can make on technology."


ISBNdb.com
-- Caleb Kuntz
An incredibly powerful library-search-like system for looking up books. Includes links for each books to online retailers, as well as detailed info about each published version of each book. Also has a web service API for others to use their huge database of data.

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Joongel -- Daniel Laninga
Joongel is a comprehensive search guide that helps to locate query responses from multiple websites. It's a very cool tool that helps speed up internet searching.

 

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Kiva -- William Overbeeke
"Loans that change lives. ... Kiva's mission is to connect people through lending for the sake of alleviating poverty. ... Kiva is the world's first person-to-person micro-lending website, empowering individuals to lend directly to unique entrepreneurs around the globe. ... The people you see on Kiva's site are real individuals in need of funding - not marketing material. ...Kiva partners with existing expert microfinance institutions... Kiva provides a data-rich, transparent lending platform."


Kuler
-- William Overbeeke
Define colors, save, and publish color groups; inspiration site--great for graphic designers and artists.

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Layar -- Niko Solihin
Amazing! The World’s First Augmented Reality Browser. Layar is a free application on your mobile phone which shows what is around you by displaying real time digital information on top of reality through the camera of your mobile phone.


Layers
Magazine
-- William Overbeeke
Layers keeps you on top of the latest design trends taking place within the world of the Adobe® Creative Suite® programs. Each issue unlocks new possibilities, new ideas, and new methods that help you accomplish more.


LectureFox.com
-- Daniel Laninga


[The] Library of Congress: American Memory
-- William Overbeeke
"American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning."


LibriVox
-- Niko Solihin
...volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain, and then LibriVox releases the audio files back onto the net for free. All of their audio is in the public domain, so you may use it for whatever purpose you wish.


Lifehacker.com -- William Overbeeke
"An award-winning daily blog that features tips, shortcuts, and downloads that help you get things done smarter and more efficiently."


LinkedIn.com
-- Yohan Na
At linkedin, you can grow your global network especially for business. You can look for jobs, recomend a job, or even hire people to work for you.


LiveMocha.com
-- Melissa Winegar
...is an online teacher of several different foreign languages. The best part about this site is the ability to converse online with a native speaker.


Livescribe.com -- Steven Chevalia
This website is great! If you use the pen on their notebook you can plug it into a computer and have all of your writings and voice recordings uploaded onto the computer. If you recorded audio while writing you can hear that as well (in relation to what you were writing at the time). This is the next-greatest classroom tool.


Livestream.com
-- William Overbeeke
"Livestream is the most powerful live broadcast platform on the internet. Producers can use the Livestream browser-based Studio application to create LIVE, scheduled and on-demand internet television to broadcast anywhere on the web through a single player widget. Our service comes in two flavors Free (ad-supported) and Pro (white-label, no-ads, pay for usage). Unique features include the ability to mix multiple live cameras, imported videos clips, and overlay graphics. With Livestream, producers can broadcast live from a mobile phone; use a customizable flash player with integrated chat; and develop a branded channel page on Livestream.com that incorporates interactive chat."


Logo Designer Blog
-- William Overbeeke
"Logo Designer Blog is a blog focused purely on branding, logo & identity design. It is a place for logo design discussion, inspiration, tips and resources (and then some) provided by Jacob Cass and the many contributors to the site."


LogoPond.com -- Niko Solihin


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Make: Technology on your time -- William Overbeeke
"MAKE Magazine brings the do-it-yourself mindset to all the technology in your life. MAKE is loaded with exciting projects that help you make the most of your technology at home and away from home. We celebrate your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your own will. "


Mamp
-- Niko Solihin


Master Teacher (The Master Teacher) -- Melissa Winegar
...is a brochure that comes out monthly on a different topic regarding education. On the site one is able to access all the PDXperts of each brochure based on subject area.


Math-related


MedlinePlus -- Caleb Kuntz
A US Government (and thus trustworthy) database of drug information, medical conditions, and the like.


MERLOT.org
-- Joe Girolamo


Metropolitan Museum of Art's Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
-- William Overbeeke
The Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History is a chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world, as illustrated by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection.


Microsoft.com/Surface/
-- Steven Chevalia
The future of hand-controlled computing; uses large-screen computers which are actually tables. (Example: Set a camera on the table and it uploads all of the pictures).


Mindpicnic -- William Overbeeke
"Mindpicnic offers you a broad choice of language courses, computer courses, school knowledge and much more. ... or create your own course. Assemble books, flashcards, links and notes on a specific topic and leave the planning up to Mindpicnic."


Ministry-To-Children.com
-- Daniel Laninga
A collection of resources for Sunday school teachers. There are many websites here all with great ideas and information.

Molecule of the Day -- Joe Girolamo


Moonglow Observatory All Sky Cam -- Caleb Kuntz
An intriguing little webcam that records the entire sky, all the time. Includes a live feed, as well as a looping video feed of the sky over the last 24 hours as seen from the Moonglow Observatory.


Multicolr
-- Caleb Kuntz
A tool that lets you search Creative Commons licensed photos from Flickr by color.


Media Convert
-- Caleb Kuntz
A very useful (if ad-cluttered) site that lets you convert almost any file into almost any other filetype.


Music Theory
-- Niko Solihin


Musicovery.com -- Yohan Na
Let your mood decide for your choice of music! In this website, you can select what kind of mood you are in and what kind of genre of music you would like to listen and it will automatically search the music that fits to your mood!


MyChemistryTutor.com
-- Joe Girolamo
Allows students to connect for answers through the use of a forum. MyChemistrytutor.com is a free chemistry homework help website.

 

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Namechk.com -- Yohan Na
This is a useful site to see what ID names are already taken by other sites. If someone is interested in making a new account on a website, this maybe a good place to start off to check if it is available or not.


N.Design Studio-- William Overbeeke
Here, Designer Nick La focuses mainly on designing stock icons, illustrations, and beautiful CSS websites.


NASA Images
-- Caleb Kuntz
A new NASA website that consolidates dozens of NASA photo, audio, and video databases into one location designed as "a non-profit library" website to offer the public full access to NASA media on planets, stars, airplanes, air force bases, astronauts, publicity pictures, and much more. Includes some fun tools, such as a interactive mini-timeline on the front page that links to different multimedia topics of interest by date.


[The] National Archives: Video Collection | Main Website
-- William Overbeeke


Nature Geoscience -- Melissa Winegar
Understanding the Earth's history and its future evolution is becoming ever more important as the human influence on climate and landscapes, the oceans and the atmosphere expands. Nature Geoscience is a monthly multi-disciplinary journal aimed at bringing together top-quality research across the entire spectrum of the Earth Sciences along with relevant work in related areas. The journal's content reflects all the disciplines within the geosciences, encompassing field work, modelling and theoretical studies.


Neave.com Planetarium
-- Caleb Kuntz
This is a virtual planetarium, with constellations, stars, and again, a very nice user interface, including integration with the aforementioned flashearth.com, and a full screen view as well.


NetRenderer - Browser Compatibility Check --> see IE NetRenderer - Browser Compatibility Check


NETTUTS.com
-- William Overbeeke
NETTUTS is a site aimed at web developers and designers offering tutorials and articles on technologies, skills and techniques to improve how you design and build websites. We cover HTML, CSS, Javascript, CMS’s, PHP and Ruby on Rails.


NoteMesh
-- Daniel Laninga
NoteMesh is a free service that allows college students in the same classes to share notes with each other. It works by creating a wiki for individual classes that users can edit. Users are free to post their own lecture notes or contribute to existing lecture notes. The idea is that users in the same class can collaboratively create a definitive source for lecture notes.

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Odiogo.com
-- William Overbeeke
"Odiogo's media-shifting technology expands the reach of your content: It transforms news sites and blog posts into high fidelity, near human quality audio files ready to download and play anywhere, anytime, on any device."


OEDb (Online Education Database)
-- William Overbeeke
Top 100 Open Courseware Projects - an article with various links to lecture notes and materials across the web from agriculture to social sciences


Online Biology Book -- Melissa Winegar


Online Scientific Calculator
-- Daniel Laninga
A useful online calculator. This could be helpful to professors or teachers that need to demonstrate how to do a certain math problem. It also includes helpful conversions.


Open Bible
-- William Overbeeke
Geocoding of the Bible and Topical Bible.


Open courseware and related:

MIT OpenCourseWare -- William Overbeeke
"Free lectures, notes, exams, and videos from MIT. No registration required."


Open CourseWare Consortium
-- William Overbeeke
Universities working together to advance education and empower people worldwide through opencourseware


Open Culture
-- William Overbeeke
"Open Culture editor Dan Colman scours the web for the best cultural and educational media. He finds the books you want, the classes you need, and plenty of enlightenment in between."


Open2
-- William Overbeeke
"Open2.net is the online learning portal from The Open University and the BBC."


Open Source Shakespeare -- William Overbeeke
Open Source Shakespeare attempts to be the best free Web site containing Shakespeare's complete works. It is intended for scholars, thespians, and Shakespeare lovers of every kind.


Overstream -- William Overbeeke
"Add your thoughts to video." This site allows you to create an account and caption and subtitle videos. You can export the caption/subtitle file into a format that can be used on YouTube. I think this will be helpful for language classes and any other media production project a class takes on.

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Patternhead.com -- Yohan Na
This is a great website for finding free pixel & vector patterns and textures. These patterns and textures can be incorporated with designs and make them more interesting and unique. It also has links to other great resource sites and inspirational works.


Pediatrics
-- Niko Solihin
Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics


Periodic Table of Elements -- with pictures
-- Joe Girolamo


Phobia Guide -- Niko Solihin


Philosophy:

Guide to Philosophy on the Internet -- Joe Girolamo
An extensive list of links related to philosophy.

Philosophypages.com -- Niko Solihin
A Dictionary of Philosophical Terms and Names

Worlds of David Darling -- Joe Girolamo
A large on-line collection of information on all aspects of science, technology, mathematics, philosophy, and science fiction.


Pictorial Communication Language -- http://picol.org/ -- William Overbeek
"PICOL stands for Pictorial Communication Language and is a project to find a standard and reduced sign system for electronic communication. PICOL is free to use and open to alter."


Planet eBook
-- William Overbeek
Welcome to Planet eBook, the home of free classic literature. All our novels and books are entirely free for you to download and share with your friends, classmates, students, anyone!


Playlist.com -- Yohan Na
This is an online music player. It is very easy to find music and make your very own playlist of songs. It can be edited so that the player can be embedded into your own website.


POSbase
-- Caleb Kuntz
A database of Powerpoint presentations on numerous psychology studies and experiments, designed to be used in psychology classes from a freshman to post-graduate level.


Present.io -- William Overbeek
"Realtime web-presentations in 2 clicks."


Programming-Related Items

Snake Wrangling For Kids -- Caleb Kuntz 
A free to download and use E-book that teaches programming with Python in a straightforward manner. Though it's name implies that it's for children, it's an excellent resource for people who are brand new beginners to programming and Python especially as well.

Project Gutenberg -- Caleb Kuntz
A website database of public domain books, mostly by authors from before the 20th century. As such, it contains the full works of many authors like William Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, Aesop, and many, many others. It is free to use, and can be an excellent reference for famous pre-20th century authors.


Proofwriter
-- Daniel Laninga
This is an online application that proof reads a person's essays. Though it does cost money it is supposedly one of the best, instant proofreading websites online. Recommended by the Teach for America Organization.


Protopage.com -- Steven Chevalia
This is a cool googleish website. When you first go to protopage you are given a long list of items you can subscribe to (news feeds, comics, widgits, etc.) You create an account and the page you customize becomes the new place where you check up on your daily websites. It's pretty neat. You can drag tabs around and make it pretty much a miniture browser.


PSDTUTS.com: Spoonfed Photoshop Tutorials
-- William Overbeeke
"PSDTUTS is a blog/Photoshop site made to house and showcase some of the best Photoshop tutorials around. We publish tutorials that not only produce great graphics and effects, but explain in a friendly, approachable manner. Photoshop is a fantastically powerful program and there are a million ways to do anything, we hope that reading PSDTUTS will help our readers learn a few tricks, techniques and tips that they might not have seen before and help them maximize their creative potential!"


Psychology-Related Items:

PsyBlog -- Niko Solihin

PsychCentral -- Niko Solihin

Psychology Today -- Niko Solihin

Try it yourself -- psychology-related experiments -- Niko Solihin


PubMed Central -- Caleb Kuntz
Run by the US National Institutes of Health, this is a massive archive of medical journals and journals of life science, going back more than half a century in some cases. Searchable by date, journal, or topic, it is a powerful tool for medical research.

 

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Recorded 78 RPM Records -- Caleb Kuntz
A site that for Media and Music aficionados and students, this site includes mp3 recordings of thousands of 78 RPM records from the 50s, 40s, and even earlier.

 

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Science experiments for all around your home -- from homeadvisor.com by Andrea Davis; with thanks for this resource going out to a young lady named Lauren and her grandmother Janelle Torres


Scientific Calculator

Online Scientific Calculator -- Daniel Laninga
A useful online calculator. This could be helpful to professors or teachers that need to demonstrate how to do a certain math problem. It also includes helpful conversions.


Screenshots.com -- Niko Solihin


Script & Style
-- Niko Solihin


SiteInspire.net -- Niko Solihin
SiteInspire.net is showcase and CSS gallery featuring the best web design today, highlighting examples of exciting visual and interface design.


SitePoint
-- William Overbeeke
"SitePoint is a fast-growing online media company and information provider targeting the Web professional market, specifically Web Developers and Designers. The company has five major revenue streams: advertising and sponsorship, content-based products both online and in retail, software, and more recently streaming video subscriptions and classified listings." ***The Reference section of this site has been particularly helpful to me: http://reference.sitepoint.com/


Six Revisions
-- William Overbeeke
"Six Revisions is a weblog the provides practical, useful information for the modern, standards-compliant web designer and web developer. It seeks to present exceptional, noteworthy tips, tutorials, and resources that the modern web professional will appreciate. You’ll find a variety of content from tools that can speed up your workflow processes to showcases of beautiful designs for inspiration and tutorials on JavaScript frameworks like jQuery and MooTools."


Skritter.com
-- Daniel Laninga
This is a site to learn how to write Chinese, not just read it. It is free right now during beta, but you may have to pay for it later down the road. Looks helpful at developing Chinese writing skills.


Slashdot.org
and http://it.slashdot.org/ -- Niko Solihin


SlideShare
-- Daniel Laninga
Slideshare is a site that you can upload your PowerPoints to and even record audio that can go along with them to make what they call "webinars." This could be effectively used by teachers to make their PowerPoints/lectures available online.


Smart.fm
-- Niko Solihin


SmartThinking
-- William Overbeeke


SmashingMagazine.com


Snake Wrangling For Kids
-- Caleb Kuntz 
A free to download and use E-book that teaches programming with Python in a straightforward manner. Though it's name implies that it's for children, it's an excellent resource for people who are brand new beginners to programming and Python especially as well.


Snipplr.com -- William Overbeeke
"With Snipplr you can keep all of your frequently used code snippets in one place that's accessible from any computer. You can share your code with other visitors and use what they post, too."


Sociology-Related Items

Soc.sagepub.com -- Melissa Winegar
A bank of jornals in PDF format for sociology.


Socionics
-- Niko Solihin


Soundcloud -- Caleb Kuntz
A tool and system for uploading music, downloading music, publishing it, commenting on it, organizing it, and much more. Has a number of especially useful features like their "drop box" and their commenting system.


Spanish-related sites:

  • BBC Languages-- William Overbeeke
    Learn Spanish, French, German, and Italian (major languages on site); also learn phrases in other languages (minor languages also on this site).
  • LiveMocha.com -- Melissa Winegar
    ...is an online teacher of several different foreign languages. The best part about this site is the ability to converse online with a native speaker.
  • The Spanish CALL Project -- Melissa Winegar
    Includes great explanations of grammar concepts and lots of exercises including interactive exercises on the internet and printer friendly exercises to use in class.
  • Spanish Language and Culture -- Joe Girolamo
  • SPAnish LEarn ONline -- spaleon.com -- Melissa Winegar
    Includes great explanations of grammar concepts and lots of exercises including interactive exercises on the internet and printer friendly exercises to use in class.
  • SpanishPod -- Joe Girolamo; also see FrenchPod and ChinesePod
  • StudySpanish.com -- Joe Girolamo and Melissa Winegar
    StudySpanish.com gives tutorials (some of which, but not most of which require a membership) for pronunciation, grammar, verb drills, etc that could be helpful to any Spanish student wanting extra practice. There is also a link specifically for teachers that includes ways to track student progress, example syllabus's, and a list of recommended schools for studying abroad in various countries.


SparkNotes -- Niko Solihin
"SparkNotes books and SparkNotes.com exist to help students learn and practice basic skills, write a paper, study for a test and achieve their academic goals. We believe that doing well in school and learning is its own reward, and that learning is more than just getting a diploma from a brand name college. Created by Harvard students for students everywhere and geared to what today's students need to know, SparkNotes study guides are the perfect aid for studying and writing papers."


SpoonfedDesign.com
-- Yohan Na
For inspiration and know-how's regarding design-related projects.


SQLZoo.net
-- Niko Solihin
By Andrew Cumming of the School of Computing of Napier University, Edinburgh, UK. 1999-2005


Statsoft.com
-- Joe Girolamo
Online statistics help.


Student Related Items/Tools


Surface [from Microsoft] -- Steven Chevalia
The future of hand-controlled computing; uses large-screen computers which are actually tables. (Example: Set a camera on the table and it uploads all of the pictures).


Symbols.com: Online Encyclopedia of Western Signs and Ideograms
-- William Overbeeke
"Symbols.com contains more than 1,600 articles about 2,500 Western signs, arranged into 54 groups according to their graphic characteristics."

 

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Technology Review (Published by MIT) -- William Overbeeke
Blogs and news about up and coming technology


Ted.com -- Daniel Laninga
This site is a series of lectures covering a range of topics including global status both economically and socially, as well as many others topics focusing on the global state.


The Change Cycle
-- Niko Solihin


The Master Teacher
-- Melissa Winegar
...is a brochure that comes out monthly on a different topic regarding education. On the site one is able to access all the PDXperts of each brochure based on subject area.


THEOPEDIA.com
-- Daniel Laninga
This is another wiki site, but one that is focused on theology. I think that this could be helpful, especially for the Religion Department, as it provides many different facts.


Thinkature.com
-- Daniel Laninga
Real-time collaboration for the web; this resource could be used for group projects or for discussion outside of class.


This Week's Sky at a Glance
-- Caleb Kuntz
For astronomers and amateur star gazers, gives a list of events, things of interest, and a quick view of notable objects in the sky, updated each night and each week.


Tiny URL -- Caleb Kuntz
A classic internet tool, extremely useful for shortening long links down to small ones. Especially useful with the growth of sites like Twitter that limit your text length significantly.


Torrent Freak
-- Caleb Kuntz
A news blog focused on issues of piracy, Bittorent, and copyright. An excellent resource for discussions of copyright issues and copyfight in our new media world.


Touchspin.com -- William Overbeeke


TravLang.com/languages/ -- Melissa Winegar
This site offers language help for travelers in over 70 languages. The categories of words include: numbers, shopping/dining, travel, directions, places, and time and dates.Simply click on the word and you can hear a translation of the word in one of the 70 languages.


Try it yourself
-- psychology-related experiments -- Niko Solihin


TV Tropes
-- Caleb Kuntz
This one is for the writers and media studies students. TV Tropes is self described as "A catalog of the tricks of the trade for writing fiction." It's essentially a informal wiki dedicated to cataloging Tropes, that is, literary devices common in fiction that are not as overused as to become cliche. It's a great resource for coming up with story ideas, as well as for connecting different tv shows, books, and movies thematically.

 

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Uchronia: The Alternate History List -- Caleb Kuntz
A database with a unique usefulness for English and Media Studies. It's a database of fiction with alternate histories, that can be searched or browsed by author, genre, or time period of it's divergence.


uizard.org
-- Niko Solihin


Useful Glossaries For Web Designers and Developers -- Niko Solihin


Userscripts.org
-- Yohan Na
This website has the scripts that can be installed and be used through Greasemonkey.


Utah Education Network
-- William Overbeeke

 

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Vark.com -- Daniel Laninga
Get fast answers over instant messaging or email. Aardvark finds the right friends (or friends-of-friends) for your questions.

VECTORTUTS.com: Spoonfed Vectors -- William Overbeeke
"VECTORTUTS is a blog of tutorials, articles, freebies and more on all things vector! We publish tutorials on techniques and effects to make awesome vector graphics in programs like Adobe Illustrator, by authors and writers from all over the industry. Most of the content is free, but you can also grab a premium plus membership and get access to special extras as well as source files for the tutorials."

 

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Watson takes on Jeopardy -- from Steven Chevalia

Also see: IBM Supercomputer to Compete on Jeopardy
What's the best way to showcase your AI-powered supercomputer? For IBM, that solution will be to pit its question answering system, Watson, against humans on a popular game show.


W3Schools.com
-- William Overbeeke
The largest web developer site on the Net.


WampServer.com
-- Niko Solihin


Webitect: A Resource Blog for Webmasters -- William Overbeeke
"Webitect is a blog helping webmasters to build extraordinary websites. This blog is for anyone who wants to learn better design practices, coding and programming skills, website traffic techniques, and become better content writers, entrepreneurs, and webmasters overall."


Web 2.0 Apps to help students
-- Daniel Laninga
There are some very useful applications here for students such as online calendars, note taking, homework, and research.


Web Developer Resources
-- Niko Solihin


Web Designer Wall -- William Overbeeke
Web Designer Wall serves as Nick La's public blog where he posts his design ideas, tutorials, and talks about modern web design trends.


WebResourcesDepot.com -- Niko Solihin

Wellmedicated.com -- Yohan Na
For inspiration and know-how's regarding design-related projects.


WGBH Forum Network -- William Overbeeke
...is an audio and video streaming Website dedicated to curating and serving live and on-demand lectures given by some of the world's foremost scholars, authors, artists, scientists, policy makers and community leaders. These events are hosted by world-class cultural and educational organizations in Boston and beyond. Through this online service hundreds of thousands of people worldwide listen to these talks wherever and whenever they choose. We are proud of the role we serve in our community, of protecting and projecting the public voice; and of informing and inspiring that public voice toward greater civic engagement around the important issues of our time.


Wiki.com -- Joe Girolamo
Search through hundreds of wikis.


WikiLeaks.org
-- Joe Girolamo
A place for anyone to leak political information or reveal political issues.


Wikimapia.org
-- A visual map-based wikipedia
-- Joe Girolamo


WikiMedia.org
-- Niko Solihin


WikiMediaFoundation.org
-- Caleb Kuntz


WikiSky
-- Joe Girolamo
Atlas of the stars.


Wikiversity
-- Daniel Laninga


Wired -- Caleb Kuntz
Wired is an excellent resource for Science and Tech news, with a focus less on minutiae of new things, and more on big ideas and big thinkers, things coming in the further distant future (which separates it from most other Science and Tech news sites). Also has an excellent system of blogs that do cover the minutiae, and also integrate with Youtube and other blog sites for easy information access in a multimedia style.


Wix.com -- Steven Chevalia
A cool "make your own website" site which allows you to create a fully customizable website with buttons, menus, and other add-ons. It's like a mini Adobe Flash.


Wolfram.com: Math Integration Solver -- Joe Girolamo
mathematics integration solver


Wolfram|Alpha: Computational Knowledge Engine -- William Overbeeke
"Wolfram|Alpha's long-term goal is to make all systematic knowledge immediately computable and accessible to everyone. We aim to collect and curate all objective data; implement every known model, method, and algorithm; and make it possible to compute whatever can be computed about anything. Our goal is to build on the achievements of science and other systematizations of knowledge to provide a single source that can be relied on by everyone for definitive answers to factual queries. Wolfram|Alpha aims to bring expert-level knowledge and capabilities to the broadest possible range of people—spanning all professions and education levels. Our goal is to accept completely free-form input, and to serve as a knowledge engine that generates powerful results and presents them with maximum clarity."


Wolfram MathWorld
-- Joe Girolamo


Wordle.net -- Caleb Kuntz
A tool for creating word clouds. This could be especially useful as parts of presentations and projects or websites, or even as a part of a multimedia art project.


World Lecture Hall
-- William Overbeeke
Free online course materials from around the world.


Worlds of David Darling
-- Joe Girolamo
A large on-line collection of information on all aspects of science, technology, mathematics, philosophy, and science fiction.


WorldWide Classrom
-- Daniel Laninga

 

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Xrefresh.binaryage.com -- Niko Solihin


Your Amazing Brain
-- Niko Solihin


YouTube audio stripper/downloader
-- Daniel Laninga
This is an online application that allows you to download the audio from a youtube or online video. This application works quickly and easily and is completely free.


YouTube EDU
-- Caleb Kuntz
Educational videos on a huge range of topics from over 200 universities across the world, all organized and promoted by Google and YouTube. More info here.

 

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From DSC:
For many months now, I've asked the Digital Studio Student Staff Consultants to submit 2 sites per week. We began compiling the list as you can see below...but we've now moved this information to here -- for better/more-defined access to this information and for also subscribing via an RSS feed:


Check out these excellent resources from the Teaching & Learning Digital Studio at Calvin College!

If you want to see what tech-savvy students would like to see their profs use more of, then you might want to check this site out and subscribe to it.

 

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