education

TED Talks

ted logoStarted with a focus on technology, entertainment and design (TED), TED Talks (or presentations) now encompass a variety of subjects and topics by innovative, forward-thinking speakers who share their ideas with the world.

View more than 1500 talks that can spark ideas and start a dialog at work, school or home.

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No Excuse List

no excuse listStart the new year by learning something new with the NoExcuseList free resource directory. Take a free online class from Yale or Stanford (no credit), learn how cook from the Reluctant Gourmet, build a bookshelf and more with Instructables, or write computer code courtesy of Codeacademy. Visit the NoExcuseList and discover more than 50 free online resources.

 Remember, it's all FREE. So, no excuses, it's time to get started.

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Making Learning Fun For Kids Who Live In A Digital World

Learn how gaming can provide experiences that encourage learning, cooperation with others, and so much more. Don't Bother Me Mom - I'm Learning!": How Computer and Video Games are Preparing Your Kids for  21st Century Success -- and How You Can Help!,  by Marc Prensky, offers a positive introduction guide for parents about their kid's video and computer game-playing.

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Keep Learning

The Intellectual DevotionalI’m a strong believer in continuing education.  What’s nice about being out of school is that you can choose what you read and how you enrich your life.  YOU decide what you learn.  There’s a great series of books called The Intellectual Devotional by David S. Kidder and Noah D. Oppenheim.  In the first book you get 365 different mini-lessons in things like history, literature, arts, science, music, philosophy, and religion.  The other two books cover American history and health.  Like the cover says, “Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Roam Confidently with the Cultured Class.&r...

Join Us in the 21st Century!

ihcplAre you baffled when you hear people talking about blogs and texting and YouTube and My Space? Our web site has two training programs to get you up to speed. The links to iHCPL and iHCPL, the Next Generation are in the bottom, left corner of the main HCPL web page. If you click one, you’ll be taken to a blog that will give you background information, web sites to go to for more information or for practice, and exercises to do to make sure you’re catching on. The original iHCPL includes blogging, online photo sharing and photo-editing, RSS feeds, wikis, social networking, YouTube and much more....

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