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TED

I forgot how much I like TED. Here are some favorites: Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity? http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/66 Photosynth demo http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/129 Unveiling the genius of multi-touch interface design http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/65

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 www.openoffice.org (Microsoft Office) AbiWord http://www.abisource.com/ (Word) Google Earth http://earth.google.com/ GIMP http://www.gimp.org/downloads/ (photoshop) Picassa http://picasa.google.com/ (photoshop) Scribs http://www.scribus.net/index.php (pagemaker) Audacity for Windows http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/windows Dia for Windows http://dia-installer.sourceforge.net/download.php (Visio) Nvu http://nvu.com/download.php (frontpage/dreamweaver) Google Sketch-up http://sketchup.google.com/ (CAD software) Celestia http://www.shatters.net/celestia/ (Star Charts/Space) Firefox www.firefox.com SynchToy http://ww