Friday, July 27, 2007


I forgot how much I like TED. Here are some favorites:

Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?

Photosynth demo

Unveiling the genius of multi-touch interface design

Links for Student Software

I saw this article today in USA Today regarding software for student purchase. It is a decent reference guide about getting student software at a decent price. Here are some other good products out there - that students might like to have on their computers that are free:
Product - link - similar product it replaces (if there is one)
OpenOffice (Microsoft Office)
AbiWord (Word)
Google Earth
GIMP (photoshop)
Picassa (photoshop)
Scribs (pagemaker)
Audacity for Windows
Dia for Windows (Visio)
Nvu (frontpage/dreamweaver)
Google Sketch-up (CAD software)
Celestia (Star Charts/Space)
Feed Reader (RSS)
MediaCoder (video encoder)
HandBrake (DVD ripper)
(inspiration) (note taking)
NASA World Wind (NASA's version of Google Maps)
What am I missing that should go on this list?