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Organized Thinking Guides   -Print forms for organizing thoughts


Bubbl.us   Mind Mapping program.  Online

Science & Technology - Oceanography   This site is packed with exciting ocean facts and information. We've even included some cool naval discoveries. More than 70 percent of the planet is covered by water...ONR Science & Technology Focus Oceanography 


NASA Oceanography  Looking at our Earth from space, it is obvious that we live on a water planet. Ocean covers over 70% of the Earth's surface and contains about 97% of the Earth's surface water. Life in the oceans can be found from the surface to the extreme environments at the bottom of the deepest submarine trench. It is not surprising that the oceans represent over 99% of the living space on Earth...we are indeed living on what is truly an ocean planet.


Things from My Old Front Page

Something New  Sone once said  "Everything that can be invented has been invented." Check these sites out:

Gravity Light

Human Cheese

A Computer


3D-printed bio-shoes could repair themselves   

Future Apple computer, maybe

Boy without a hand

Plumbing Turbines from Drinking WaterLucid Energy in-pipe water turbine  

Speedy LED Lightbulbs  

See-Through System turns view-blocking vehicles transparent

Paint - NeverWet Liquid Repelling Treatment

VizzyWig  $29.00 Great Tool for Education or Personal Use

Toyota's FV2  

Chris O'Shea   


Food  (an example of grouping related links)

  Can't do without these sites:   Yummy Recipes  /   Dieting Review     /   Measurements & Conversions /   Spices   /     Food Storage Guide   /   Stains      

LiveBinders   LiveBinders is your way to curate all the content you collect and make it easily available for your audience. Create a shelf of your binders and embed them right on your web page where visitors can easily access your impressive library of resources.                  


LibriVox  LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain and release the audio files back onto the net. Our goal is to make all public domain books available as free audio books.


Project Gutenberg offers over 42,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.

We carry high quality ebooks: All our ebooks were previously published by bona fide publishers. We digitized and diligently proofread them with the help of thousands of volunteers.

No fee or registration is required

Good Reads   Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. Our mission is to help people find and share books they love. Goodreads launched in January 2007.



LibriVox  LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain and release the audio files back onto the net. Our goal is to make all public domain books available as free audio books.


Math TV 

Math TV  Our goal is to give students the opportunity to be successful in any college mathematics course from basic mathematics through the first year of calculus



Useful searches from MacMost

833   You can do much more with a Google search than just enter plain search terms. You can use modifiers like quotes, dashes and asterisks to search for more specific things. You can also search on a particular web site or for specific terms in a page title. There are also many bits of information that you can find without having to leave Google, such as definitions, weather, movie times, flight times and conversions.

904  Learn how to translate a word, graph a formula, get the time in another city, lookup stock information, pronounce a word, list recent earthquakes and more.

Google Help page.

Not Just A Search Engine (Check out Google's history on the bottom of the page.)  The latest update is the "Knowledge Graph", and "Voice Search".  ( Watch the videos, then go to Google search engine and check out the results.  Google



Compare Textbook Prices   Campusbooks   or   BigWords   When buying textbooks, you have about five options: buy new, buy used, rent,  copy, or the school system provides them. If the last choice is not an option, then these two sites provide  the best alternative for obtaining a textbook.

Digital Book Index provides links to more than 165,000 full-text digital books from more than 1800commercial and non-commercial publishers, universities, and various private sites. More than140,000 of these books, texts, and documents are available free. 


Free No Credit Courses Online     

Discover a course you’re interested in and enroll today. Choose from 300+ courses in over 20 categories created by 62 Universities from 16 countries.

Learn with 3 million Courserians - Watch short video lectures, take interactive quizzes, complete peer graded assessments, and interact live with your new classmates and teachers.

Achieve your learning goals and build your portfolio - Finish your class, receive recognition for a job well done, and achieve your goals, whether they be career, personal, or educational. 


Soshiku is a simple but powerful tool that manages your high school or college assignments. Soshiku keeps track of when your assignments are due and can even notify you via email or SMS.

And it's totally free.

New Found Sites

ePRO for Virginia Beach  Welcome to ePRO (electronic Police Reports Online), an interactive web application that allows public access to reported crime, traffic accident reports, and active warrants. At this time, ePRO is not compatible with Windows 8.

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 and all the videos your friends are sharing on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more.

PC Classes Online  This is a site that hasFree classes containing tutorials about the PC.  All classes are 100% free.  

PC Classes Online is a new way that you or anyone can learn how to better use your Mac, PC, iPhone, iPad, and tools on the web right from the comfort of your own home.

Scribble    Keep notes online. This is a sticky note type program. Tt appears to be a free program and if you join, your notes will be synced and therefore be accessible on your machine or online anyplace that you have an Internet connection.

YouTube Channels:  Most Intelligent,   Most Subscribed Channels,   Education,  University,  and much more.

Clean up your email   The Swizzle is a simple, fast and free tool to remove commercial email from your inbox.

Good Noows   This  site looks like a tremendously for news.

New This News   Video news now, and in movie form.

Quartz " …sets it apart from its more venerable financial-journalism rivals. But it’s the quality of the reporting and analysis, on topics from technology to the euro crunch, that makes frequent return visits so rewarding." (from Time Tech)

 EventBrite  Browse 1000s of events. Or create your own events and sell tickets right here.  If you organize events — from book readings to rock concerts — you need Eventbrite. The slick and capable service lets you invite attendees, issue tickets, print badges, provide updates on your shindig and generally manage the process of getting people into the event in an efficient manner. And as long as you aren’t charging for admission, it’s all free. 

 -  Pulse  -         Comprensive Sites   - Bracket [/] Slash    

Coupons at Checkout   CouponFollow is a real-time savings engine, aimed to help consumers find discount savings in the form of coupon codes. We track the latest coupon codes mentioned on Twitter and organize them. These discount codes are organized by popularity based on how many times they've been tweeted or retweeted, plus voting and feedback from our own editors and community. Install in Browser

Budget 101  Here is a complete list of our various Mix Recipes in 31 Easy Categories so you can find whatever you need ! Making your own mixes can help your family save bundles of cash every week!

izik  Content on izik is presented in various categories to allow for minimal typing and to provide context to results.

HealthCare.gov The Government site!            An alternative  site:  Healthsherpa.com

What to do After College if You Can’t Find a Job  

Educational Games

Nobelprize Educational Games   Alongside its own productions, Nobel Media AB processes and publishes information from the Nobel Foundation, the Nobel Prize-Awarding Institutions, the Nobel Laureates and other Nobel Prize-associated entities.  Its dedicated staff is assisted by advisers, whose knowledge and expertise about Nobel Prize topics and the Nobel Laureates' achievements ensure the reliability and quality of the information presented at Nobelprize.org.  Nobelprize.org provides comprehensive, first-hand information about the Nobel Prize and Nobel Laureates in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature and Peace starting in 1901, as well as the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel and the Economics Laureates starting in 1969. Visitors to the site also get to know about Alfred Nobel, the man behind the Nobel Prize.  As the official online information source for the Nobel Prize, visitors learn about the names of the year's Nobel Laureates just seconds after the prize announcements are made by the Nobel Prize-Awarding Institutions each October. Aside from the press releases, information about the Nobel Laureates and their work is made available through interviews, Nobel Lectures, speeches, articles, and more. 

AlternativeTo   We have one mission: helping you find the right software for your computer, mobile phone or tablet. Our main focus is to give you alternatives to software you already know and want to replace.  Based on our users recommendations we list great alternatives to the applications you want to replace. By joining the site you can participate in the process of making these recommendations better, so please join in!

Snoopes   Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation. Use the search box above to locate your item of interest, or click one of the icons below to browse the site by category.

Awesome Stories  is a gathering place of primary-source information. Its purpose - since the site was first launched in 1999 - is to help educators and individuals find original sources, located at national archives, libraries, universities, museums, historical societies and government-created web sites.  Sources held in archives, which document so much important first-hand information, are often not searchable by popular search engines. One needs to search within those institutional sites directly, using specific search phrases not readily discernible to non-scholars. The experience can be frustrating, resulting in researchers leaving key sites without finding needed information.  When you become a member of Awesome Stories ... You can see everything on the site (including an extensive image data base), explore all its features (including narrated stories), dig deeper (with lesson plans and text documents) and hear from us once a month (with a newsletter profiling current events and hot topics).  Join the site today.  It's all free!

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.

Nothing But Blue Skies

Found Fun Things:



Games to Challenge the Mind

  • SEQ  iPad   A minimalist puzzle game
  • Trainyard EX  iPad or Android
  • Patchworkz  iPad or Online
  • Flow Free  iPad,  Flow Free Android
  • Doodle Fit  iPad,  Doodle Fit Android
  • Free Rice (Online) For each answer you get right, we donate 10 grains of rice through the world programme to help end hunger.
  • Free Flour (Online) Answer one question correctly donate one spoonful of flour to help world hunger.
  • Give Vaccines (Online) For each correct answer, Givevaccines.org will donate funds to the GAVI fund to purchase 0.01 millimeters of life saving vaccine.
  • Purpose Games  Create your own games, host your own groups / classes, study for a test, or just dazzle us with your knowledge. 

More Games

Nothing But Blue Skies

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