The OEC is a truly monumental (2 billion words, each tagged by country, and more) digital expansion of the incredible Oxford English Dictionary. Note the OED is less than 100 years old. Now with this new and constantly updated “root” source of information you can drill down and get information about words in myriad ways. Sublime.
Month: October 2008
Good games for math and physics
I don’t like to study, but I love to learn. Serious Games and Persuasive Games are two books I have been reading recently. They are about using games in education. I like this idea, and have written about it before.
Here are a couple of games. Try them out and see how well you can do.
It is good for math skills, especially geometry. It takes about 5 minutes.
Try another game that takes longer, and is good for physics. Lots of fun, but a big challenge.
Universal Declaration of Human Rights in new format
On December 10, 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights the full text of which appears at the United Nations site. Now you can see it in a new format that brings out the ideas more clearly.
Get more information at the Human Rights Action Center.
Gail Collins nails it
Sublime. Gail Collins, the progressive, wishing for good old times. How can you assemble the faults in such a simple way? Here we have it.
Keating and McCain
From BoingBoing, we have a great (short, 14 minute video) assessment of the Keating scandal and John McCain’s role in it. Devastating.