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Starting with official Government-backed information about state schools in England, Schooloscope tries to tease out something interesting from the dry tables of statistics. It shows the school on a...
Free pictures of everything on Earth. All pictures on Ookaboo are available free under public domain or Creative Commons licences and can be used on web sites, classwork and other creative projects.
Tweetmapper lets anyone map their twitter updates through the use of a simple hashtag, #at or #loc. You get your own map tracking your travels and can embed your map in any blog or website.
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