Saturday, December 16, 2006

10 New Writers

As you my have noticed, we have a bunch of new writers working on this site. In fact, we have ten new writers. I'm excited about the Stingy Scholar becoming a community blog and even more excited by the group who's going to be working on it. The cast includes some good friends and superstars in the world of free educational resources. It should be cool watch their voices and knowledge mix together here. Kind of like going from singer/songwriter to an 11-piece salsa band. Here they are:

Liz runs the great site Learning Nerd, where she documents her attempts to self-educate herself as much as possible during the gap year she's taken off before going to college. She'll be sharing some of the good resources she come across and her experience using them.

Beth is one of the main writers on the blog Proftitutes. She teaches English and Womens' Studies at Lehigh Carbon Community College and her course websites are stellar examples free educational resources being used in the classroom.

Lorne's blog, SVSD Classroom Technology, is one of the best listings of free software and websites for educators. In fact, it's quite hard not to rip him off and list everything he posts. So, instead, we 're going the Google/YouTube route and getting him to do some posts here.

Fred runs the site GoodSh%t where he prolifically posts dozens of awesome links every day. The site is half cool, crazy and interesting webpages and half naked ladies - pretty much a fair sampling of the internet in general. He's going to be sharing some of the best links he comes across here, too.

Jon is the founder and CEO of Learn Out Loud. If you've never been on there before, you're missing out. Learn Out Loud has a fantastic directory or free audio and video around the internet. They have also been creating full free audio books to download every month. Learn Out Loud has also been making a great effort to offer a large proportion of DRM-free audio for purchase, which is really important for many reasons. Jon's going to do some posts from time to time to point out some great materials he's come across or mention some new finds available on Learn Out Loud.

You guys all know Jason, the creator of Textbook Revolution, a massive archive of free textbooks. He studies environmental geography and economics at Northeastern University. Jason is also a licensed boat captain, and works part time for the US Environmental Protection Agency. Like Jon, Jason will point out some excellent materials on his site and will also add his two cents on other topics.

Richard is a good friend of mine and poker/drinking buddy here in Madrid. He's been working with me to set-up Around Madrid, an English-language wiki guide to the city. Richard's always finding tons of great sites online - especially aviation related links.

Ben Abo is an old friend from New Jersey who works in emergency medicine. He's travelled around the world teaching life-saving techniques and has been published several times in Mens' Health. Ben's also a great musician (we had a band together in high school). Oh yeah, and his family has the coolest house ever - it's got mannequins, crazy fountains, fire hydrants and all kinds of cool stuff.

Ben Mati and I studied together at NYU and shared an apartment over in D.U.M.B.O. next to some drug dealers and underneath some prostitutes (It wasn't as bad as it sounds. We had some lovely building barbeques). Ben taught English for two years in Japan and is now back in school studying medicine. He's also an excellent photographer.

Finally, Oksana is a long time reader who's told me about several good sites. She's a Canadian living in St.Lucia where she writes for a sailing and a tourist magazine while finishing her degree through long distance ed.


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