Thursday, February 08, 2007

Interactive Learning Sources Online

Check out these outstanding websites.

The Newseum is the world's first interactive museum of news. Opened in Arlington (VA) in 1997, its mission is to help the public and the news media understand one another better. Be sure to look at two outstanding online features: Today’s Front Pages, a showcase of over 450 front pages of newspapers around the world and Pulitzer Prize Photos, selections from a collection of award winning photos each with a video narrated by the photographers who took them.

Nolo Podcasts
Nolo Press has been the “go-to source for do-it-yourself legal solutions for work, life and finances” for over 35 years. Now you can listen to free Nolo Podcasts in which “writer and attorney Richard Stim presents dynamic discussions of the law, interviews with authors and other experts, and answers to everyday questions — all in Nolo’s signature plain-English style.” Topics include: starting a business, buying and selling a house, patenting an invention, maximizing tax deductions, getting compensated for a personal injury, divorce and child custody,
credit repair and bankruptcy.

This wonderful site provides free downloads of paper models of motorcycles, rare animals and seasonal decorative items. The site features easy to understand how-to video clips, PDF instruction sheets and patterns overseen by ultra-realistic 3D paper craft designer, Nobutaka Mukouyama. Even if you don’t want to create a model, you’ll find the items included fascinating.

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