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03 December 2006

01 December 2006

Black Film Research Online

good discussion of Black film in Chicago; also a large section on how to do Black film research on the Internet

No More Marriages!: Welcome To The Film Criticism Blog-a-Thon!

Andy Hobal's film blog runs a carnival on film criticism; the film bloggers run many blogathons and garner good accumulated comments

Edward Tufte home site

by 4 others
lots here from a major figure in information graphics; especially interesting are many entries in section, "Ask E.T."

28 November 2006

A Research Guide for Students - Site Map

a very large portal for students and teachers, including how to search, formatting of research papers, and many content links

jlesage's reviews

my tagcloud from stumbleupon; just discovered I could import my delicious tags and comments there. Stumbleupon is my newest obsessively visited site.

27 November 2006

Visuarios: broadcast your skills

how-to videos or, more commonly, audio/slideshows; useful rhetorically for both technical writing and instructional video learning; web2.0 sharing of video that is perhaps instructionally more useful than YouTube.

Lists of Bests

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again, I am fascinated by lists of bests, especially as related to literature; they comprise both an ideology of the canon and a sociology of popular tastes, a la Bourdieu; in an extended form, they comprise much of amazon.com

Office 2.0 Database

by 42 others
Oct 06 list of numerous web2.0 apps related to office functions, plus links to reviews of them, when available.Effort to have all apps be on web and not desktop, including photo, sound, and video editing, web publishing, drawing.

ShopWiki

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"ShopWiki actively crawls more than 180,000 online stores to ensure you’ll find the products you want at the best prices." For a class looking at web2.0 apps, it's the kind of thing students would enjoy playing with.

What Should I Read Next?

by 9 others
Like many web2.0 search sites, you tell it what you like and it builds a profile of your preferences. Film and entertainment addition in development.

Mojiti-video commentary software

by 11 others
useful for teachers making clips to analyze in class; "personalize any video with your story. With visual spotlights, you can narrate your personal videos, add captions or subtitles, or comment on any scene."

Free Fax • Free Internet Faxing

by 8 others
send a free fax within the USA and Canada, PDF or Word files, maximum two per day or $1.99 per fax for more; I have not used it yet but it sounds promising

Those Dark Hiding Places: The Invisible Web Revealed

by 4 others
a librarian teaches you about the dark web; originally written 2001, updated Oct. 2006

Google Help : Cheat Sheet

by 32 others
one page of tips to remind you of search protocols on Google

26 November 2006

activelearning strategies

a philosophy of education that relies on simulations, role plays, real world activities; practical tips and bibliography

24 November 2006

Choose the Best Search for Your Information Need

by 9 others
how to refine a topic and its searches; updated for web 2.0 and specialty searching; good for anyone starting to do Internet research on a topic and will take you to some previously unused search tools

Writing Demonstrations

interactive demonstrations of Conducting Electronic Searches; useful both for the information contained and as a demo of web design and writing instructional media in a library context; the larger site is a resource for writers.

22 November 2006

Sharpening 101

by 1 other
an explantion of what sharpening in Photoshop does and the theory behind it, plus workarounds