Educational Resources

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Various and Sundry


The Sartorialist
Fashion photo-blog pioneer Scott Schuman's famous collection of impromptu pics of street fashion from all over the world. Also features industry news, shows, etc.

The awesomeness of human imagination on clear display in Steampunk, where fashion meets science meets imagination meets Jules Verne.

The Story of Stuff
A 20-minute movie turned into a movement to waste less, want less, use less. It's all about better, not more. Honestly – don't most of us have way too much stuff?

A great all-around early learning site: geography, flags, world leaders (current and past), art, and math (including basic fact quizzes and worksheets).

The Webby Awards
The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences honor "the best of the internet" with their annual Webby Awards. Great way to find unknown online gems.

Lifelong learning is the theme, with wide-ranging, thought-provoking, useful content in a variety of categories: math and science, humanities, art, music, etc.

Poor Richard’s Almanac
Ben Franklin was a genius, and his Almanac proves it. Browse through 25 years of pithy 18th century Franklinisms; I think you’ll be convinced.

Digital Bodleian
An effort to open portions of the prodigious collections of Oxford University's Bodleian Library for learning, teaching, research. You could spend hours ...

Art of Manliness
Blog devoted to preserving the virtue of
healthy masculinity, lest it become a lost art amid the cultural flux. Lots of cool, edifying, educational posts. Like this one.

Helpful site that ranks schools and communities over a variety of categories through careful statistical analysis of governmental data and user reviews.

Mr. Brandenburg's List of Recommended Books on Math and Science
Don't know who "Mr. Brandenburg" is, but his anthology of math and science books is a wonderful reference for general audiences.

Classic Games for Ti-83+ and Ti-84+
Download great old-school games for your calculator: Mario, PacMan, Tetris, Fruit Ninja, Gemini, Phantom Star, Mine Sweeper, Connect Four, Asteroids, lots of others.

Google Easter Eggs
Google engineers are a hilarious bunch, hiding weird and wonderful surprises within the search field for those who know the secret code. Find the best

Wolfram Alpha
Stephen Wolfram's groundbreaking computational knowledge engine. Random question: "How many goats in Japan in 1986?" Alpha knows the answer (~47,500).

Game of Life
Conway's 1970
coding creation mimicking life's basic processes in an utterly simple yet strikingly lifelike way. You play God! Download: Golly. FAQ here.
"Courses in business, tech, and creative skills taught by industry experts." A top self-study resource. Plenty to keep the curious and motivated learning for life.

Google Apps
Why pay? Use free: Calendar, Chrome, Classroom, Contacts, Docs, Drive, Fonts, Forms, Gmail, Keep, Photos, Scholar, Sheets, Slides, Tilt Brush, Translate, more.

Free Rice
Learn everything from basic arithmetic to famous paintings, world geography, anatomy, English grammar, and vocabulary (upper levels are viciously hard).

The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (2018)
Classic Cold-War era
Rocky and Bullwinkle meets Johnny English meets out-of-the-fjordinary modern retro-animation. Education connection? Wossamotta U.

Great site for intriguing reading material and excellent writing on hot topics of current interest.

"A free online compendium of sourced quotations from notable people and creative works in every language ..." Read your heroes' thoughts. A Mecca for quote junkies.

Getting In
Gladwell's New Yorker article deep-diving into the sordid past and present of the American college admissions process and its history of discrimination and elitism.

The Absurdity of College Admissions
First in an excellent three-part series in The Atlantic about the byzantine and tortuous process of admission to top American colleges. See also:
Part 2, Part 3.

Astronaut Chris Hadfield’s cover of Space Oddity
Life imitating art. Produced in Earth orbit, this astronaut's cover of young David Bowie's 1969 sci-fi hit record rivals the original at times. Plus awesome visuals!

20 Places to Educate Yourself Online for Free article providing basic info on the best no-cost online learning sites. Not comprehensive, but an excellent short list. Current as of 2019.

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