Learn Something New!
Information to enrich, entertain and educate. The following websites are all award winners. Whether you are interested in a bit of history, an off-beat fact or would like to acquire a new skill, the possibilities are endless. Have fun and learn something new today!
Digital Public Library of America
Browse collections from the National Archives, Smithsonian, New York Public Library and others without leaving home. Drawing on documents, photos and other items from the country’s best libraries, museums and archives, find fascinating virtual exhibits on topics such as Prohibition, Parks and Public Spaces and Boston’s Sports Temples. Peruse almost 2.4 million artifacts using search, timeline and map views.
“This new website aims to provide an inviting place to teach and be taught. Instructors can upload video on any subject — be it salsa dancing or making glogg — then divvy it up into lessons. Unlike YouTube, Curious lets teachers choose to charge for lessons, features an oversize playback window and feels friendly and constructive. The site’s proprietors currently approve teachers and eyeball content to ensure that these online classes are, well, classy.”
Mental_Floss magazine is a repository for odd, wonderful, interesting stuff: Feature stories to make you smile, feed your right brain, nurture your left brain, indulge your scattered brain or learn to spin the globe. There are amazing facts and big questions. 18 academic papers about 90’s TV shows, or 11 weirdly spelled words and how they got that way. Amaze your friends with what you know!