And now, 16 more awesome (and awful) things from the web. As always, send in your suggestions to the link below.
- Red Panda Gymnast – Imagine a raccoon, only fluffier and much more adorable. This one also does 300 pull ups a day.
- Churnalism – Just plug in text or a URL and this checker will look to see how much of the article is ripped from another source, and what source it’s ripped from. Great to spot plagiarism or questionable sources.
- “Anonymous hacked my school web site.” One of the coolest Webmaker makes from Maker Faire UK. Pretend any site has been hacked.
- This NYT education blog post is one of the best Webmaker things ever.
- I had never seen this (not new): It’s great to see games used to teach coding!
- Chad Sansing published this incredible blog post about his journey with coding, teaching and Webmaker that I think is essential reading for us all. He’s a teacher in central Virginia that is a leader with the National Writing Project and been a key bridge builder between our organizations.
- Why I Code: A student’s perspective
Viral Marketing done right
- I have no idea how an entire city sinks beneath the waves, but its discovery is amazing:
- Love this personal storytelling, makers (of bikes): The transition from website into film is seamless.
- Neat visual analogy of how the web works: understanding a DDoS attack with Pong
- This dynamic video experiment from art, copy and code gathers data points like time, location, weather and what’s happening on the web and incorporates them into the video. The result is a personalized experience that rewards repeat views.
- A very meta form of copy protection: release a pirated version of your game development game, in which users go bankrupt due to ridiculously high piracy rates after a few hours of play.
- This xkcd cartoon answers a lot of questions/dilemmas
- Also XKCD: What if, where XKCD answers fan questions about SCIENCE!
- Behind the scenes pics from the filming of Star Wars.
That’s all for now! As always, add in your own suggestions below if you find a website that is particularly awesome/awful/cool or just funny.