Recent Links 02/02/2009

  • Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.
    It is being used in planetarium projectors. Just set your coordinates and go.

    tags: astronomy, software, science, opensource, space, stars

  • KidRex is a fun and safe search for kids, by kids! KidRex searches are powered by Google Custom Search and use Google SafeSearch technology.

    Google’s SafeSearch screens for sites that contain explicit sexual content and deletes them from your child’s search results. Google’s filter uses advanced technology to check keywords, phrases, and URLs. No filter is 100 percent accurate, but SafeSearch should eliminate most inappropriate material.

    In addition to Google SafeSearch, KidRex maintains its own database of inappropriate websites. KidRex researchers test KidRex daily to insure that you and your child have the best web experience possible.

    tags: searchengine, search

  • The International Education K ­ 16 website is a collaborative effort at Pennsylvania Department of Education between the Bureaus of Teaching and Learning and Community and Student Services. This website will emphasize World Languages, World Cultures, and global issues. Global Coin will provide materials and resources to students, teachers, parents and professionals. In the future Global Coin will be enhanced and expanded technologically to meet numerous educational needs.

    tags: world.language, culture, social studies, resources, global citizenship

  • Cubeecraft has dozens of Cubees, or block-shaped characters made from folded paper, modeled after pop culture icons as old as the 1960s-era Batman, and as recent as President Barack Obama.

    tags: papercraft, fun, paper, 3d, design, graphics

  • If you love words as much as we do, find room for them again in conversation and written communication. Each time you use an abandoned word you’ll increase its chances of survival.

    tags: words, English, language, dictionary, vocabulary, resources, reading

  • Welcome to DeepDebate! We are passionate about ideas and are exploring new ways to improve online conversations. In order to do this, we’ve built a framework which makes it easier for a very large number of people to create a structured conversation.

    tags: debate, collaboration, conversation, discussion, web 2.0

  • A website for Pennsylvanians. On this site you can find resources to help deepen your understanding of financial issues, deal with major milestones in life, and connect with state and local services to help you make the most of your hard-earned money. Educator resources available.

    tags: finance, math, economics, money, resources

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.