Keto bread recipe/Slow TV Map/Ancient coins
Fluffy low-carb bread
Slow TV Map
Recomendo reader Mark Jackson shared this wonderful Slow TV Map and said:
"If you haven't heard of Slow TV before, it is a genre of long-form television originating from the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation's broadcast of an uninterrupted 7-hour train journey in 2009. Slow TV Map maps these types of videos on a map so you can discover virtual journeys in an interactive way. Most people use Slow TV as a screensaver, but it can also be used as a form of active meditation. I hope you enjoy!"
Such a great way to virtually visit parts of the world you've always wanted explore. Here is a 1-hour long, Slow TV video of an 105-year old ship sailing the Denmark Coastline set to acoustic guitar. — CD
Ancient coin lessons
A fantastic history teaching tool is to give each student a 2,000-year old Roman or Greek coin to clean, study, and keep. Recovered old coins are abundant enough that a bag of uncleaned (and unidentified) ancient coins can be purchased for a few dollars per coin. Of course these coins won’t be high quality; they may be corroded or poorly crafted or well-worn down and indistinct, but they will be authentically old, and actually used as money. That is part of the lesson. Small lots of genuine ancient coins can be bought from reputable sources like Vcoin, where a lot of 20 diverse coins can be $45 (or bit more than $2 per coin). Cleaning them up and trying to identify them gets into their story. Ancient Coins for Education is a resource for educators using old coins, and Kevin’sCoins has tips for cleaning them. — KK
3D printer infographics
If you’re getting started in 3D printing, Billie Ruben’s infographic posters will save you time, money, and frustration. One poster shows how to design shapes that won’t collapse or slide off the plate mid-print. Another helps you select the right design software for your needs, and the third one is a simple (and essential) guide to bed leveling. I’ve been 3D printing stuff for 10 years and learned a lot from these guides. You can buy paper posters here. — MF
Find movies by writing out the synopsis
JustWatch has a cool way to discover new movies to watch. Just type up a synopsis for your ideal movie and you'll be given a list of films with similar plots. Tip: Press "enter" after you've finished typing and the recommendations will refresh. I made the mistake of pressing the "Ghostwrite a story for me" button which overrides whatever you've written with a random plot and related movies. — CD
Free Lynda classes
Tutorials on YouTube are near infinite in their variety — and quality. I’ve long paid for a subscription to Lynda.com which provides consistently very high quality tutorials for learning to use design and media software, and for learning how to program and code. The courses are methodical and reliable. I can get up to speed or earn advanced skills pretty quickly. I’ve been using them for learning video editing. Recently Lynda was bought by LinkedIn, and renamed LinkedIn Learning. Their complete catalog of 15,000 courses are made available for free via public libraries in the US. Generally all you need is a library card account to gain access through your local library system. BTW, tons of Recomendo readers reminded me that many of the Great Courses (mentioned previously) are also available online for free via your local library. — KK
Last year Kevin gave me a 3-month gift subscription to The Browser, a daily email newsletter with selections of five great stories recently published on the web that I would have otherwise missed. After my gift sub ran out, I subscribed immediately because every issue has at least one article that astonishes me. Even if I don’t read the articles, the capsule descriptions give me food for thought. The Browser is giving Recomendo readers 20% off their first year on the annual $48/yr plan, or $38.40. That’s like 10 cents an issue. To benefit from this offer, and to enjoy the best writing the internet can offer each day, use the code RECOMENDO20 when you sign up at this link. — MF
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