Archive for June, 2010

Lego Fussball

June 30, 2010

It’s been a little while since we’ve had anything Lego related on here so here’s a site from Germany that recreates football matches using animated Lego people:

http://www.legofussball.eu/

(The recreation of Sunday’s Germany vs England match seems to go on for a bit too long…)

The Globe Theatre

June 29, 2010

About a year ago a few of us from the Library visited the Globe Theatre to see a performance of the Shakespeare play ‘As You Like It’ and ‘Hamlet’ at Stratford the year before. It seems fitting that we have a mention of the Bard at some point on this blog so here we are on the 397th anniversary of the Globe burning down:

 http://www.shakespeares-globe.org/

Brazilian Names

June 29, 2010

Well, the World Cup is in full swing and England are already out! Who do you fancy for the trophy? Germany? Argentina? Maybe even Ghana? Brazil are always worth a bet but do you wonder how they get their stylish football names? Have a look at this name generator and see what your name would be if you get called up to the Brazil squad:

http://www.minimalsworld.net/BrazilName/brazilian.shtml

Out of your hands

June 25, 2010

Here’s an advertising campaign about the dangers of photo sharing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBkZkf2Vmdw&annotation_id=annotation_744580&feature=iv

[Thanks to LJ for this suggestion]

Historypin

June 24, 2010

Launched in June 2010, the Historypin site states that it aims to become the largest user-generated archive of the world’s historical images and stories. Using Google Maps and Street View technology, users can upload and pin their own old photos, as well as the stories behind them, onto the Historypin map. Old photographs can be layered onto modern Street View scenes.

It’s a global project, but it would be great to get some more historic photos of Portsmouth on the site.

http://www.historypin.com/

Met Office Invent

June 23, 2010

It is surprising perhaps that, given our obsession with the subject, TOTD hasn’t featured a weather-related site before. Met Office Invent is a beta site that showcases some of their future plans for presenting web-based weather forecasts.

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/pws/invent/

Smories

June 22, 2010

Continuing the story-telling theme, here’s a site that publishes original stories for children. Each story has a video showing the story being read by a child.

http://www.smories.com/

Ladybird Fly Away Home

June 21, 2010

While looking for possible sites in celebration of National Insect Week, TOTD came across this site dedicated to old Ladybird books. It simply brought back fond memories of Tootles the Taxi and Shopping with Mother. The spoof section is quite amusing.

http://www.ladybirdflyawayhome.com/index.htm

Ever wondered what your dog really thinks?

June 16, 2010

If you haven’t  seen her yet Mishka is the dog lovers ultimate pet who talks back!

Know any good learning tools?

June 15, 2010

Yesterday we had ’47 tips’ today we have a list that plans to list 100 good learning tools – but you need to contribute them!

http://janeknight.typepad.com/pick/2010/06/help-me-build-the-top-100-tools-for-learning-2010.html

Phil Bradley has also suggested some here:

http://philbradley.typepad.com/phil_bradleys_weblog/2010/06/top-100-tools-for-learning-2010.html

Two that leap to mind from TOTD:

WordPress (obviously!)

Bloglines – for keeping track of blogs really easily.