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Help me become a Cinema4D expert in a year

I have decided that in a year's time I would like to be a Cinema 4D expert-- or at least more of an expert than I am now. What are the best resources out there for me to make that happen? [more inside]
posted by matcha action on Jun 25, 2013 - 1 answer

RapGenius clone?

I am trying to build a blended learning web-app for a professor to replace his Blackboard-based discussion forum. I think a great model is RapGenius's annotation system. Do open-source clones exist for this? Any out-of-the-box tools I can quickly hack together to mimic RapGenius's annotation system? [more inside]
posted by shotgunbooty on May 2, 2013 - 2 answers

Is this master's in software worth pursuing?

I have the opportunity to pursue this master's in software program for free. I jumped on the opportunity, but now as my first semester winds to a close, I'm beginning to wonder just how valuable this actually is. [more inside]
posted by COBRA! on Apr 26, 2013 - 11 answers

Tutorial-ception.

Are there online trainings/tutorials for...well, creating online trainings/tutorials? (Books or other resources also welcome.) [more inside]
posted by Stacey on Dec 18, 2012 - 2 answers

Educational games on Mac for young kids?

My pre-k boy LOVES video games and adventure/superhero TV shows. It would be great to harness some of that love for learning purposes. What are your recommendations for software or online games that do that? We're a Mac household. [more inside]
posted by michaeldunaway on Aug 24, 2012 - 5 answers

Grade Four Math Software

What is some good grade-four math software for a child who is comfortable using his computer? [more inside]
posted by One Hand Slowclapping on Jul 8, 2012 - 4 answers

Best network/graph theory software for non-techies?

I'm teaching a minicourse about networks, graphs, and computation to a non-technical audience (mostly grad students in the humanities.) What's the right software platform? [more inside]
posted by escabeche on Jun 18, 2012 - 7 answers

Where can I find studyblue alternatives?

My favorite study website removed its note-taking feature. I want to find another virtual backpack service with as many options as studyblue used to have. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by mekko on May 11, 2012 - 5 answers

Map-making software that allows picking individual geographical features?

Is there any software (online or Mac) that will help me to make clean, simple custom maps for a classroom? Ideally, I'd start with a simple, blank outline map, then be able to add features one at a time. (For example, perhaps I'd select "Ohio River" from a dropdown menu, and then it would appear on the map.) [more inside]
posted by SpiralT on Nov 20, 2011 - 10 answers

Which version of Flash is most commonly used in schools?

Are you a schoolteacher? Or an IT person working for a school? Which version of Flash do you use? (I'm especially looking for answers from the UK, but anything is helpful.)
posted by the latin mouse on Dec 21, 2010 - 4 answers

GRE HELP!

What is the best GRE study software compatible with Windows Vista? [more inside]
posted by Kale Slayer on Oct 31, 2010 - 4 answers

What was the name of an 80's Apple educational software title about reading?

What was the name of a 1980s educational software package for the Apple ][ series that gave stories to read and asked multiple choice questions to test your knowledge? [more inside]
posted by NBJack on Oct 8, 2010 - 4 answers

Search, cross-link references in PDF articles?

Perhaps this is just a fantasy, but is there any application or online tool that could search through the references of an article I have saved as a PDF, in order to check whether I have those cited articles in my larger PDF library? It would be perfect if it would highlight, link, or somehow display cross-referenced relationships between all my articles. I am already familiar with many referencing/PDF organization software such as Papers (Mekentosj), Sente, and Devonthink. I suppose what I have in mind is a similar tool, but with the additional power of something like ISI Indexes. I have a fairly large library (about 300 references that I'm actively using, and more than 2000 total) and I'm just trying to get some "big-picture" grasp of how all these sources relate to one another.
posted by samac on Jun 20, 2010 - 5 answers

Lesson creation software

I'm looking for software or a website that let's you easily create interactive lessons. [more inside]
posted by pallen123 on Apr 27, 2010 - 4 answers

Virtual real-time blackboard?

How do I make videos like the ones at http://www.khanacademy.org/ (i.e., real-time voice and free-hand virtual blackboard with colors?) Windows suggestions and Mac suggestions and hardware suggestions, please! (I understand he's doing all sorts of analytics and javascript stuff, but I'm just interested in the screencasting workflow basics.)
posted by zeek321 on Apr 18, 2010 - 4 answers

How can I manage student, teacher and class data simply?

Is there anything out there to help me manage the data for a small private language school? We don't need timetable software but rather something simple to help us produce monthly records, attendance sheets, teacher hours. Bonus for cross platform or web based. Extra bonus for something in Spanish too... [more inside]
posted by itsjustanalias on Feb 12, 2010 - 3 answers

What's the state of the art in educational games?

What's the state of the art in educational games? [more inside]
posted by condour75 on Jan 6, 2010 - 5 answers

Test creation software?

Please help me find software for creating tests from a bank of questions, ideally open-source and even more ideally Linux. [more inside]
posted by fogovonslack on Oct 5, 2009 - 6 answers

Help me build a nerd-ish virtual dollhouse

Is there software that mimics a 'memory palace'? [more inside]
posted by ollyollyoxenfree on Sep 11, 2009 - 7 answers

Ways to see rhythms

I'd like any software or website that helps visualize rhythms. [more inside]
posted by argybarg on Jul 29, 2009 - 9 answers

What iPhone flashcard application will best help me study for the bar?

What iPhone flashcard application will best help me study for the bar? [more inside]
posted by yesno on May 16, 2009 - 6 answers

I need a free and robust math worksheet generator

I need a free and robust math worksheet generator, and don't care whether or not it's a script, web-based, or software. [more inside]
posted by booksherpa on Apr 28, 2009 - 3 answers

Help me trick out my kid's Mac

Help me trick out my old Mac for my preschooler. [more inside]
posted by mds35 on Feb 23, 2009 - 11 answers

Can I set my HP printer to grayscale by default?

How can I set my HP printer to grayscale by default? [more inside]
posted by mooreeasyvibe on May 1, 2008 - 3 answers

I've got money to spend here!

I've looked through most of the AskMe threads on various CMSes, and gotten a lot of good information on free and open source solutions, but I really want to know what I can get if I spend some money! [more inside]
posted by alas on Feb 22, 2007 - 12 answers

who watches the watchees?

Can anyone recommend easy to install, cross platform monitoring software for Mac OS X - that is, something that would allow a parent, employer or teacher to, from their PC, monitor the screen of a Macintosh? Will remote desktop do this? Is it relatively easy to install?
posted by luriete on Dec 28, 2006 - 13 answers

Source for Interactive Avatars?

Interactive Avatar sources? [more inside]
posted by pallen123 on Nov 20, 2006 - 2 answers

Test/quiz authorizing software?

Help me find simple test/quiz authoring software for my company. [more inside]
posted by TorontoSandy on Oct 11, 2006 - 4 answers

Scheduling App for Therapy Appointments?

I am a school-based speech pathologist with a long list of kids to schedule. They are best grouped by a) grade and 2) type of impairment. Each kid needs one or two half-hour appointment(s) per week. They are scattered across separate classes with various schedules, each with preferred, acceptable, and unacceptable blocks of time in which I can see them. Free or low-cost scheduling app? [more inside]
posted by kmel on Aug 18, 2006 - 5 answers

How can I get ready for a grad program in econcomics?

I'm about to enter a graduate program in economics, but as an undergrad, I studied anthropology and sociology. I'm feeling really out of the loop. What do I need to do, learn, or get to be ready for econ at the graduate level? [more inside]
posted by laura763 on Jul 27, 2006 - 9 answers

Blackboard Snapshot

Does a program exist that will download all documents and files available on a blackboard site? [more inside]
posted by The White Hat on Jan 28, 2006 - 7 answers

Good automated educational software?

Good automated educational software? [more inside]
posted by mrkohrea on Jan 5, 2006 - 2 answers

basic paint program for OSX?

What's a good, very basic paint program for OSX? [more inside]
posted by carterk on Jan 3, 2006 - 7 answers

So what educational freeware (windows) would you recommend?

So what educational freeware (windows) would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by Dean_Paxton on Feb 3, 2005 - 7 answers

Is Rosetta Stone language software any good?

Has anyone around here used Rosetta Stone software for learning foreign languages? Did it work well for you?
posted by Prospero on Feb 24, 2004 - 7 answers

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