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Kate Russell
By Kate Russell
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Kate Russell gives us her latest selection of the best sites on the World Wide Web.

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PREZI (http://prezi.com)

http://prezi.com

This application allows users to create presentations in a map format, rather than the usual page after page style.

There is 100MB of storage space and plenty of features for free, but users have to pay for premium packages.

You can add text, images, PDF files and even films to presentations - and it is easy to play with the layout to achieve a stylish look.

The site has a good interactive demonstration on how to get to grips with this app, but there are also other tutorials in YouTube.

INTUTE (www.intute.ac.uk)

www.intute.ac.uk

Intute.ac.uk is hosted by a consortium of seven UK universities - their experts review and evaluate thousands of pages so you can quickly find the right study aides for your subject.

Take a look at this site's Internet Training section where over 60 free tutorials will help you hone your internet research skills.

There are also a few other gems that could be useful to both students and teachers.

WORLD DIGITAL LIBRARY (www.wdl.org)

www.wdl.org

This website has a virtual museum of cultural treasures such as manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings.

It can be viewed in a variety of languages including Russian, Arabic and Chinese - click on the thumbnails to find details about each piece, videos and articles.

My only gripe is that there is no forward and back button on the details page itself, so use the browser back button to navigate the site.

TOM SCOTT (www.tomscott.com)

www.tomscott.com

This brilliantly meaningless blog features a number of films made by Tom Scott and friends that answer some of life's less meaningful questions.

One of my favourites is watching Tom and his friend Matt compete to get in the back of as many TV news broadcasts as possible on Budget Day 2009.

If you have a few minutes to spare and want a bit of a giggle, I strongly suggest you watch a couple of their films.



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