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How Things Are Made    How Products Are Made explains and details the manufacturing process of a wide variety of products, from daily household items to complicated electronic equipment and heavy machinery. The site provides step by step descriptions of the assembly and the manufacturing process (complemented with illustrations and diagrams) Each product also has related information such as the background, how the item works, who invented the product, raw materials that were used, product applications, by-products that are generated, possible future developments, quality control procedures, etc.

Critical Thinking Web  We have over 100 online tutorials on different aspects of thinking  skills. They are organized into modules listed below and in the menu above. Our tutorials are used by universities, community colleges, and high schools across the world. The tutorials are completely free and under a Creative Commons license.

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TED-ED   TED-Ed's videos aim to capture and amplify the voices of the world's greatest educators.  TED believes passionately that ideas have the power to change attitudes, lives, and ultimately, the world.  TED-Ed’s commitment to creating lessons  worth sharing is an extension of TED’s mission of spreading great ideas.

The Learning Curve   Through The Learning Curve we are contributing to the global conversation on learning outcomes; to help positively influence education policy at local, regional and national levels. The data and analysis on this website will help governments, teachers and learners identify the common elements of effective education.


Born to Learn   Born to learn is a funthought-provoking series of animations that illustrate ground-breaking new discoveries about how humans learn.

 Curiosity Makes You Smarter    Never stop learning.  It is interesting, informative and makes you powerful, as well as smart.  (Who it their right mind wants to be dumb)

 The Mo You Know   The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation is a weekly Saturday morning show on CBS that showcases present-day change-makers from all over the world who are creating solutions to real needs. It is hosted by news correspondent and CBS Sunday Morning regular Mo Rocca. Each episode presents stories related to the process of innovation and also includes one story on The Henry Ford—its Archive of American Innovation, its unique visitor experiences and its unparalleled expertise. The intent is to stimulate curiosity and to inspire audiences with entertaining yet educational stories about yesterday and today’s visionaries and turning points that changed the course of history, as well as innovations and inventions that are changing the world today. The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation is produced in partnership by The Henry Ford and Litton Entertainment, a leading independent production and distribution company.      

Discovery Education   Discovery Education transforms classrooms, empowers teachers and captivates students by leading the way in providing high quality, dynamic, digital content to school districts large and small, rural and suburban and everything in between.  Accelerate student achievement in your district by capturing the minds and imaginations of students with the fascination of Discovery, tapping into students' natural curiosity and desire to learn.  Discovery Education offers a portfolio of opportunities for districts to meet students where they want to learn in the digital age. With award-winning digital content, interactive lessons, real time assessment, virtual experiences with some of Discovery's greatest talent, classroom contests & challenges, professional development and more — Discovery is leading the way in transforming classrooms and inspiring learning.

                 Investopedia   Investopedia is the world’s leading source of financial content on the web, with more than 20 million unique visitors and 60 million page views each month.

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Improve Your Study Behaviors and Skills

  1. How to Study    More than 100 free, practical study skills articles


Improve your mind, your grades,your future!

  1. Kids Know It       Our Mission Is To Provide The Highest Quality Educational Activities, Products, Movies, Music, Games, Articles, Text Books, Learning Programs, Lesson Plans, Worksheets, And Distribute Them Completely Free of Charge
  2. Mindtools  The full Mind Tools toolkit contains more than 700 management, career and thinking skills. Use the buttons below to start exploring them
  3. Exploratree  Exploratree is a free web resource where you can access a library of ready-made interactive thinking guides, print them, edit them or make your own. You can share them and work on them in groups too
  4. Frequency  Frequency is a personal video service that lets you watch videos from anywhere on the internet in one place. Frequency turns the best websites and social media sites into video channels, gathering all the videos you love in real time. You’ll find videos from all of your favorite sources …
  5. Learning Made Simple   CK-12 provides open-source content and technology tools to help teachers provide learning opportunities for students globally.  Free access to high-quality, customizable educational content in multiple modalities suited to multiple student learning styles and levels, will allow teachers, students and others to innovate and experiment with new models of learning. CK-12 helps students and teachers alike by enabling rapid customization and experimentation of teaching and learning styles.
  6. Paper Rater  Checks Grammar and Spelling, Proofreading, Plagiarism Detection, Writing Suggestions.  Price $0.00
  7. Internet Homework Helper  Links to the best on the Internet.
  8. Homework Library Homework Helper    
  9. Virginia Beach Public Schools Homework Helper
  10. Thesis Builder  online tools for thesis statements and outlines.
  11. Sound Smart in your Writing  ...a psychologist at Princeton showed that as the amount of “big words” in a writing sample went up, the perceived intelligence of the writer went down
  12. Speed-Reading Techniques  ...I got serious about speedreading. Here is the collection of what I practiced then, and picked upsince. The first thing I had to do was toss away the reading myths…
  13. 77 Ways to Learn Faster   Life-changing knowledge does typically require advanced learning techniques. In fact, it's been said that the average adult only uses 10% of his/her brain. Imagine what we may be capable of with more advanced learning techniques.
  14. Critical Thinking Web  We have over 100 online tutorials on different aspects of thinking  skills. They are organized into modules listed below and in the menu above. Our tutorials are used by universities, community colleges, and high schools across the world. The tutorials are completely free and under a Creative Commons license.
  15. College Grants   (Suggested by Evelyn - Thank You!)  This section will outline the categories to be discussed, giving readers a quick intro about the types of grant programs available, why they are being offered, and what procedures are involved in applying for financial assistance in the form of a grant.
  16. Captain Planet    The mission of the Captain Planet Foundation is to give the next generation of environmental stewards an active understanding and love for the natural world in which they live. Our unique program of funding and supporting hands-on environmental projects is designed to encourage innovative initiatives that inspire and empower children and youth around the world as they work individually and collectively creating environmental solutions in their homes, schools and communities
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A Different Kind of Learning

  1. Moodle -- "Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment."
  2. Moodle    Moodle is a Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It is a Free web application that educators can use to create effective online learning sites.
  3. Moodle Commons    MoodleCommsons.org is just an archive for sharing Moodle courses. If you're looking for free Moodle hosting checkout iteach.org or do a Google search for "free moodle hosting." There are lots of options for you.

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MOOC   "Massive Open Online Course"   --Life Long Learning

  1. What is a MOOC?   (Video)   
  2. Find MOOC’s Online Courses
  3. TED  Coursera (video)  How MOOC's work
  4. MOOC  Start and Structure  Concepts and lists

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Free Education Online

  1. Udacity  Our mission is to bring accessible, affordable, engaging, and highly effective higher education to the world. We believe that higher education is a basic human right, and we seek to empower our students to advance their education and careers.
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  3. College Degree, No Class Time Required
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  5.  Online Education Is Replacing Physical Colleges at Any Crazy Fast Pace
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  7. Olat  Free open source courses  
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  9. ed2go    Online courses in accounting and finance, college readiness, design and composition, language and arts, personal development, technology, business, computer applications, healthcare and medical, law and legal, teaching and education, and writing and publishing Period the courses are affordable and easy to use through a network of more than 2100 top colleges and universities.



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Ideas and Talents

  1. TED Ideas worth spreading  Memorable quotes by riveting speakers
  2. The 99 Percent  Insights on making ideas happen
  3. YouTube Educational   Founded in February 2005, YouTube allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small
  4. Free “Open Culture” Channels  Below, we have gathered together some of the most intelligent video collections on YouTube. A great place to find culturally enriching video…
  5. Pop Tech  We’re a global community of innovators, working together to expand the edge of change.
  6. Idea City  50 Presenters, 3 Legendary Parties, a Ton of Inspiration — ideacity, also known as ‘Canada’s Premier Meeting of the Minds’, is an eclectic gathering of artists, adventurers, authors, cosmologists, doctors, designers, entertainers, filmmakers, inventors, magicians, musicians, scientists and technologists. More…
  7. Thinkfinity  Thinkfinity is the Verizon Foundation’s free online professional learning community, providing access to over 60,000 educators and experts in curriculum enhancement, along with thousands of award-winning digital resources for K-12 — aligned to state standards and the common core.
  8. Big Think  Here at Big Think, we believe that success in the future is about knowing the ideas that allow you to manage and master this universe of information.  Every idea on Big Think comes from our ever-growing network of 2,000 Big Think fellows and guest speakers, who comprise the top thinkers and doers from around the globe.
  9. Veritasium  Science Videos  The science video blog from atoms to astrophysics!


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This web page is about questioning and learning, enjoy.

 “Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious, and adding the meaningful.”   "Laws of Simplicity" by John Maedi

    In "The Power of 10",  we realize that as one person we cannot understand the whole universe unless we depend on many others.    Complexity and Simplicity can live together at the same time.  Other links:

Gandhi's Top 10 Fundamentals for Changing the World.    Simple can change the complex.

The challenge is for you to study subjects from Quantum Physics to Theology, from fact to belief, from objective to a subjective, for the answers.  This is your challenge of a life time.                            Thomas Wilson


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                       Search Engines

Welcome to iSEEK Education!

iSEEK Education is a targeted search engine for students, teachers, administrators, and caregivers.

• Safe - Put your mind at ease with safe search technologies and editor-reviewed content

• Authoritative - Search hundreds of thousands of trusted resources from universities, government, and established noncommercial providers
• Intelligent - Instantly identify lesson plans, activities, school subjects, grade levels, and more with iView navigation
• Time-saving - Register to bookmark any URL for storage in MySEEK, your own searchable Web-based library 

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Sweet Search

      Teaching Web Research Skills teaches Web research skills to educators and students

      SweetSearch4Me is our search engine for emerging learners.

      SweetSearch2Day is where students Learn Something New Every Day.

Visit SweetSearch Biographies for profiles of 1,000+ significant people.

Visit SweetSearch Social Studies for our best social studies content.

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Learn Something

  1. Academic Earth  aims to provide everyone with the opportunity to earn a world-class education by offering free online classes and online learning tools. Whether you’re looking to advance your career or take classes that interest you, Academic Earth can connect you to the world’s top universities and scholars
  2. Focus Your Camera  Learn everything about taking pictures and the mechanics of a camera
  3. Atlas of the Body  Parts of the body
  4. Secrets of the Mind  How does your mind really work.  New concepts of the workings of the brain
  5. Horse and Rider  Learn all about horses.  Horse whisperers, polo match, videos, and more
  6. Flash Tutorial  Learn all about "Flash"
  7. Born Today  Discover day of your birth.  Cool Info.
  8. Focus Photography  Travel photography
  9. Tie Your Shoe Laces  You have  tied your shoe laces incorrectly.
  10. Basic Electronics  THIS BASIC ELECTRONICS TUTORIALS SITE
  11. Every Day Stuff - Discover the Secrets
  12. Show and Tell  Learn secrets of everyday stuff
  13. Walking With Cavemen  Find your place on our 'caveman-o-meter' by completing the seven evolutionary challenges.
  14. Academic Tips and More   college study tips, college study skills, study guides and tricks to help you manage your time, take better notes, study more effectively, improve memory, take tests, and handle the stresses of college life
  15. Incredible Illusions
  16. Advanced Public Speaking
  17. Mind Tools  Learn new career skills every week, and get our Personal Development Planner (worth $19.99) free when you subscribe.
  18. How To Use a Compass  The compass is an indispensable tool to find your way home, or to go nowhere.
  19. Super Memory   This website is devoted to improving memory, self-growth, creativity, time-management, and speed-learning software SuperMemo
  20. Science activities  Explore the fun and excitement of science and technology with these activities!
  21. Brainstorming  CHANGE YOUR LIFE AND CAREER WITH ADVANCED BRAINSTORMING
  22. Amplifier  Basics  It is assumed you have a good understanding of ohms law to be able to follow the necessary calculations here.
  23. PhotoShop  Featured Photoshop tutorials and downloads
  24. DMV Drivers License   Virginia's Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) serves a customer base of approximately 5.9 million licensed drivers and ID card holders with over 7.5 million registered vehicles
  25. Learn Sign Language  Greetings, I'm an ASL instructor and ASL/Ameslan literary artist specializing in sign language. Born a native-signer to native signers (family and communities from Europe to North America), my work is a labor of love and passion for sign language.
  26. Free Lessons - Chemistry, Physics, etc.  Free!  
  27. Fear of Physics
  28. Test Time  General Tips, Note Taking Tips, Taking Test Tips,  Objective Test Tips, Essay Help Tips, Tiime Management Tips
  29. Antenna Basics  All I'm totally certain of is that any antenna is better than no antenna and the antenna should preferably erected as high and be as long as is possible or desirable". Here I have discussed at some length the very basics of antennas.
  30. Napkin Academy  The Napkin Academy is a part of that equation. By showing us specific, repeatable, and simple lessons in visual thinking, the Napkin Academy is the place where we learn to find our own visual voice.
  31. Academic Earth  Academic Earth aims to provide everyone with the opportunity to earn a world-class education by offering free online classes and online learning tools. Whether you’re looking to advance your career or take classes that interest you, Academic Earth can connect you to the world’s top universities and scholars. Click below to learn how.
  32. Veri   Learning & Teaching  Veri is about making learning fun and free.
  33. Khan Academy The Khan Academy is an organization on a mission. We're a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere.  All of the site's resources are available to anyone. It doesn't matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. The Khan Academy's materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.     
  34. Pics 4 Learning  Pics4Learning is a safe, free image library for education. Teachers and students can use the copyright-friendly  photos and images for classrooms, multimedia projects, web sites, videos, portfolios, or any other project in an educational setting.
  35. Harvard
  36. CAP Center Learning Sage
  37. Flowing Data
  38. Gel Conference  Short for "Good Experience Live", Gel is a conference and community exploring good experience in all its forms - in art, business, technology, society, and life.
  39. Bil Conference  BIL is an ad-hoc conference for people changing the world in big ways. It's a place for passionate people to come together to energize, brainstorm, and take action.  We are already expecting a large crowd at BIL 2013, so we have made the decsion to cap attendance this year so make sure you get your tickets as soon as we release them! Please take a second to follow us on your favorite social media accounts and our email newsletter which will be full of great information about the happenings of the event!
  40. Big Think  Here at Big Think, we believe that success in the future is about knowing the ideas that allow you to manage and master this universe of information.  Every idea on Big Think comes from our ever-growing network of 2,000 Big Think fellows and guest speakers, who comprise the top thinkers and doers from around the globe.
  41. Minute Physics  Simply put: cool physics and other sweet science."If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough."~Rutherford via Einstein? (wikiquote)


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Learning

  1. Super Memory  This website is devoted to improving memory, self-growth, creativity, time-management, and speed-learning software SuperMemo
  2. Brainstorming  CHANGE YOUR LIFE AND CAREER WITH ADVANCED BRAINSTORMING
  3. Mindtools  The full Mind Tools toolkit contains more than 700 management, career and thinking skills. Use the buttons below to start exploring them
  4. Wonderopolis  Our Wonders of the Day will help you find learning moments in everyday life, ones that fit in with dinner preparations, carpool responsibilities, a stolen moment between breakfast and the bus, or within school curriculum and education programs.
  5. Scavenger Hunt / WebQuest
  6. Teacher Tube
  7. WikiHow
  8. WatchKnowLearn    We believe that everyone should have the same opportunity to learn. The best way to make this possible, we believe, is to organize into one, super directory the hundreds of thousands of good videos currently available on the Internet. To make this a reality, we invite teachers, instructors and educators to suggest videos for inclusion into our directory, and then to review, approve, and assign those videos into appropriate categories using a wiki framework and philosophy. The videos are the highest quality found on the World Wide Web, cover all major educational topics from elementary to secondary schools


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Interactive Learning  

  1. Calculus
  2. Biology
  3. CHEMystery
  4. Water
  5. Human Body and a Car
  6. Puzzle Choice and More .
  7. The Holocaust  Interactive Timeline
  8. Interactive Online Activities
  9. Archiving Early America
  10. Medicine  and Pharmacy Through Time
  11. The American Currency Exhibit
  12. The Butterfly Conservatory,
  13. Physics - Interactive
  14. BioInteractive
  15. Noodle Tools
  16. Amazon Interactive
  17. Kid Links
  18. America's Story
  19. Insects on the Web
  20. National Geographic
  21. Eyewitness to History
  22. High School Ace
  23. Exploritorium 500 Handson activities
  24. Calpt  Over 2,000 tools for learning and working in education and the workplace
© Thomas Wilson 2016