Louisville Metro Site
Healthy Hometown - Find a farmer's market, go on the hike/bike, and read the State of Food report
Bike Louisville - Map a bike route, brush up on bike laws, and see the city's bike plan
City of Parks/ Louisville Loop - Find activities to do all around Louisville, literally
MetroFest Calendar - See what events are going on around town
Get on the spot information, report a problem, and take Louisville Metro on the go with these apps:
Louisville Mobile App
Louisville 311 and MSD
LFPL App - Check on your library account, search for eBooks, find the branch nearest to you and generate a map
KY State Parks App
Louisville is truly a city of parks, 122 in fact. Use the State Parks app to explore more of the parks that the Commonwealth has to offer.
(See if you can find the name of the state park located within Louisville, and post your answer below!)
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This social networking site allows you create an interactive poster complete with various forms of multimedia, like embedding a song or a video clip from YouTube.
This web app is the hip new thing. Prezi allows you to present you thoughts in motion enabling you to tell a more compelling story with you presentation. Unlike PowerPoint (which only allows you to move from point A to point B), Prezi's zooming user interface allows you to display and navigate through your presentation media. It's like giving somebody a map to your ideas, not just directions.
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Planet Earth or Blue Planet or who are interested in learning more about biology and zoology.
Below are various resources that give you a closer look at all life on Earth.
TED speech calling for an online database to catalogue every species currently on the planet. While not the first endeavor to do so, this is the most robust effort complete with various forms of multimedia for each creature.
how-to's and use this powerful resource to its fullest.
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Below are several free resources that can aid you in learning a new language. Each of the resources is interactive and community-based aimed at making a lasting impression on your learning experience.
In Week #12, we learned about downloading audiobooks to your computer or device. Your library has recently added downloadable audiobooks from Pimsleur for dozens of world languages that are now available for check out.
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Cloud computing is a term that means the use of computer resources that are accessible from a network. For our purposes, that network is the internet.
Use of a cloud drive allows you to easily store and access your calendar, text documents, pictures, videos, and music files from devices with an internet connection. Storing your files in a cloud gives you ease of access, allows for easy disaster recovery, and makes sharing more simple. All of the cloud drives below require a user login, but are free.
Google has a full suite of cloud applications for your computer or Android powered device:
Drive upload or create text, spreadsheets, presentations, and artwork
Picasa upload and share all of your photos
Google Play take your music, eBooks, and eMagazines on the go
SkyDrive is Microsoft's cloud drive that allows you to keep Office files and your photographs at your fingertips anywhere you go.
iCloud is Apple's cloud computing service that allows you access to files, photos, apps, eBooks, and music with your computer or iOS.
Drop Box works like any other file folder on your computer, except that it syncs with all other computers or devices that have your drop box, including your online account.
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