Sunday, July 10, 2011

Fat Minds - Find Online Higher Education Courses

Fat Minds is a service that aims to help people find the continuing education courses that best fit their needs. Fatminds can help you find certificate programs, Masters degree programs, and an assortment of continuing education courses. Fat Minds sorts courses and programs using a variety of criteria including online availability, location of in-person courses, costs, and program type. You can learn more about Fat Minds on Tech Crunch.

Applications for Education
If you're looking to start a new continuing education program, Fat Minds could help you select the one that best fits your needs. I did a quick search of Fat Minds for online-only education courses and found more than 300 listings.

Timer Tab - Create a Custom Timer to Use Online or Offline

Timer Tab is a free application offered through the Chrome Web Store and as a stand-alone website at As a Chrome app Timer Tab can be used online or offline. The website version of Timer Tab can only be used online. Both versions of Timer Tab offer a count-down timer, an alarm clock, and a stopwatch. For the count-down timer and the alarm clock you can select a video to play when time expires or when you've reached your specified alarm time. You do this by pasting the url of a YouTube video into the "alarm" field below the timer. Also in both versions of Timer Tab you can customize the background by specifying an image url.

Applications for Education
I often use a countdown timer in my classroom to time activities and to time breaks between activities. I find that using a timer helps me and my students maintain our focus better than if we just used a clock without an alarmed timer. Timer Tab could be a handy little timer tool that you can use anytime you have your laptop with you.