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Spongelab – Teaching science to kids is always towing a fine line. On one hand, you need to explain science in simple terms to keep students engaged. On the other hand, you do not want to oversimplify things lest they do not learn anything. Since teachers need all the help they can get, Spongelabs is a welcome addition. Read more: Spongelab: Lets Teachers Create Interactive Science Lessons Online

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British Pathe – is one of the world’s oldest media companies. Their website has an amazing archive of some of the world’s oldest footage and programmes. The employees of the company itself in the early 1900’s developed all of the videos found on British Pathe. The videos have been used extensively in the world of television programmes and more. Read more: British Pathe: Check Out Some Of The World’s Most Oldest Video Footage


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Audio-Transcoder – Sometimes when you download music from the Internet, it is in a format incompatible with your phone or portable media device. In such situations you need to convert the file format for the downloaded audio. There are online apps for this purpose but desktop apps prove to be the fastest. While going for a desktop app to convert your audio file formats, you need to look out for other features too such as ripping audio discs and support for many file formats. Here to offer all that is a tool called Audio Transcoder. Read more: Audio-Transcoder: A Desktop App To Convert Audio File Formats [Windows] (Free Promo Codes)


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Booktango – If you want to venture into self-publishing, then you should check out Booktango. While it touts itself as an online e-book publisher, Booktango also offers a well-optimized e-book editor for the iPad and other tablet devices. Anyone can upload their book, add a design cover and publish it to major e-book retailers. Read more: Booktango: Edit, Publish & Sell Your E-Books Online


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BannerNow – Flash banners can add great visual appeal to your website. They offer the possibility to display whatever you want through attractive animations. Normally creating Flash banners requires one to have coding know-how; but that is not the case if you are using a service called BannerNow, that lets you create and download Flash banners. Read more: BannerNow: Quickly Create Visually Appealing Flash Banners


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  1. kny
    May 22, 2012 at 10:02 am

    "Flash banners can add great visual appeal to your website." srsly?

    • Tina
      May 28, 2012 at 8:58 pm


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