Wednesday, 11 May 2011

IMPROVE YOUR ENGLISH SINGING



Lyrics Gaps lets you choose a song and the language you want it sung in.
The site gives you the option of seeing/hearing the song in different modes — karaoke, beginner, intermediate, expert. Apart from karaoke mode, you’re then shown a YouTube video of the singer, along with the lyrics on the side including blanks (fill-in-the-gap).

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Friday, 6 May 2011

THE VIRTUAL ARCHITECTURE PROJECT



The Williams College's VirtualArchitecture site offers virtual tours of Palazzo del Te, Sant Andrea Mantova Cathedral and Bernini's Sant Andrea Al Quirinale, among others.

The first prototype, the Palazzo del Te in Mantua, Italy, was created in 2002. Since then the project team has documented over one hundred sites and monuments throughout Europe and North America.
The collection of virtual tours is used as a teaching resource in the classroom by the Department of Art at Williams.

Actually only this virtual tours are available.

Palazzo del Te | Sant' Andrea Mantova | San Carlo Alle Quattro Fontane | Rott-am-Inn | Sant' Andrea Al Quirinale | Die Wies (Wieskirche) | Neresheim 

The virtual tours were created using digital SLR cameras (Canon EOS 1Ds MarkII, Canon EOS 20D, Nikon D1, Nikon D100). Video was shot with a digital video camera (Panasonic 24P). Panoramas were rendered with REALVIZ Stitcher.

http://web.williams.edu/art/architectureVR/index2.html

DO YOU NEED A MAP? THIS IS YOUR PLACE.



The Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection at the University of Texas is a general collection of more than 250,000 maps covering all areas of the world.

The Map Collection has major holdings of political, topographic and thematic maps of the world, continents, regions, countries, states and provinces.

Many of the maps are included in the online catalog, UTNetCAT.

More than 5,000 map images from the collection are also available online.