MakeUseOf: The 7 Best Free OCR Software Tools to Convert Images Into Text. “OCR software can be productivity shortcuts for students, researchers, and office workers. So let’s play with a few more and find the best OCR software for your needs.” This is an updated version of an old article so it has tons of comments. Some of those have additional suggestions for OCR.
MakeUseOf: 8 Reasons to Switch From YouTube to DTube. “Video viewing is predominantly an online pastime. Streaming services like Netflix have changed the face of media forever. And sites like YouTube rely on centrally collected videos which they send to devices on demand. This isn’t the only way it can work though, and DTube is an example of a decentralized video network. Today we’ll look at what DTube is and how it works, but first, let’s look at how online video sites usually work.”
MakeUseOf: The 10 Best Free Video Hosting Sites. “The move to streaming video services was quick. It started as a niche area for hardened geeks, but now this is the way almost all people watch videos. Uploading videos to the internet are now easier than ever. Free video hosting is just as common (with a few limits in place). But what service shall you choose? Here are the best free online hosting services for your videos.”
MakeUseOf: 5 Free Project Management Templates Anyone Can Use for Planning . “Every task has a beginning and an end. It’s when you combine a series of tasks, you get a project. Projects can be simple or complex. But the planning has to be foolproof. So a little bit of knowledge on project management can take you a long way even if you aren’t involved with business projects.”
Social Media Examiner: How to Improve Your Facebook Group Community. “Want to improve the value of your Facebook group? Looking to encourage more meaningful conversations? In this article, you’ll discover five Facebook Groups features you can use to guide engagement and conversations among your members.”
Lifehacker: Quickly Find a Nearby Scooter Using This App. “I have admittedly been reluctant to embrace the scooters that are infiltrating our cities. In my neighborhood in San Francisco, you constantly have to be on the lookout to make sure an inexperienced rider isn’t going to mow you down on the sidewalk, and on weekends that sidewalk is also often literally blocked with piles of them. I hate them. But in my hometown in North Carolina, where there are considerably fewer of them, I see the appeal.”
Larry Ferlazzo: A Beginning List Of The Best Resources For Teaching About Reparations. “I have resources on reparations at NEW & REVISED: THE BEST RESOURCES I’VE USED (OR WILL USE) IN LESSONS ABOUT RACE & RACISM. However, especially now with the idea being taken more seriously in the public debate, I thought I’d take the materials there – and add more – to create a new ‘Best’ list to add to all my resources on race and racism.”