www. wanna' share 1/2/13

A Weekly Reader of Learning Apps, Ideas, Events & Articles

http://www.noredink.com/ A fun way to master and practice grammar and writing skills.
http://www.youtube.com/user/pbsideachannel PBS show that examines the connections between pop culture, technology and art. Mike Rugnetta posts new videos every other Wednesday
http://www.inklestudios.com/inklewriter "...is a free tool designed to allow anyone to write and publish interactive stories. It’s perfect for writers who want to try out interactivity, but also for teachers and students looking to mix computer skills and creative writing."

(I may have shared this one before!)
http://primarysourcenexus.org/ A source for primary resources that pulls from many databases, including The Library of Congress and National Archives and organizes resources by subject. For ex: a list on Ellis Island & immigration can be found here http://primarysourcenexus.org/2013/01/today-in-history-ellis-island/ I'll add to Primary Source Page on Library's website.
http://www.archives.com/1940-census-facts A fascinating interactive “board game” that takes you through each census since the founding of the United States and shows you key results from that era.
It says start free trial however it looks like that's if you want to find out about your own personal family records. The more general interactive content seems to be free.

New Year...New Passwords!

If you've ever been hacked, you know how important this is! A good idea is to change your password when you access a site that requires a password. For a larger version of the above comic tutorial see http://www.flickr.com/photos/info_grrl/6609623265/in/photostream Tutorial from @gwynethjones.