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Many of us have favorite tools that suit our workflows well, helping us accomplish our tasks and keep track of needed bits of information. Below you’ll find a list of applications, services, and utilities that I use almost daily. Workflow. I’m a big fan of ToDoist, my preferred task manager. For the way I work, it’s a better option than Apple’s Reminders. The catch is that it doesn’t integrate with Siri, which is really handy for adding items on the go. I know I know. Let’s backtrack a minute. A few weeks ago, coincidentally during Day of DH 2016, it was brought to my attention that Voyant, a web-based text analysis tool, had upgraded to Version 2.0. This has been a popular tool with ProfHackers (I’ve written about using it as has Brian), and the new version is a great improvement. a cleaner, crisper appearance better cross-platform and mobile device support (all tools in HTML5, no Flash or Java Applets) advanced search capabilities, including wil… I was involved in multiple ways.

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Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web This book provides a plainspoken and thorough introduction to the web for historians—teachers and students, archivists and museum curators, professors as well as amateur enthusiasts—who wish to produce online historical work, or to build upon and improve the projects they have already started in this important new medium. It begins with an overview of the different genres of history websites, surveying a range of digital history work that has been created since the beginning of the web. The book then takes the reader step-by-step through planning a project, understanding the technologies involved and how to choose the appropriate ones, designing a site that is both easy-to-use and scholarly, digitizing materials in a way that makes them web-friendly while preserving their historical integrity, and how to reach and respond to an intended audience effectively. On this website, we present a free online version of the text.

How To Plan and Prepare Meals for One: Creating an Easy Weekly M Cooking for One Is a Challenge Cooking for just yourself is always a challenge, whether you are starting out on your own and setting up your first kitchen, or you are moving on to a smaller household where you'll be cooking just for you every day. How can you eat nutritiously, yet economically? How can you avoid spoilage and waste? How can you make sure you always have a wholesome meal at your finger tips when unexpected company arrives? How we will learn How Inquiry Can Enable Students to Become Modern Day de Tocquevilles Observations of early America by Alexis de Tocqueville helped articulate the nation’s values. With the guidance of an inquiry based teacher, students create their own interpretations of democracy in America. Continue Reading

Tech Chef 4 U TechChef4u App: See the TechChef4u app Snapguide! Educator Reviews: “Wow! What an amazing resource for apps, iKnowledge, and iPad expertise! A must-have app for any district using iDevices.” – Carl Hooker. “This app should be the first app that every teacher downloads as they begin their iDevice planning. Beth’s Thoughts on Technology in the Classroom — This blog focuses on education, technology and learning. Repeatedly we hear the call to base everything on data driven research, not a bad idea in itself but when you live in the world of technology and innovation then it possess quite a stumbling block. How can you collect data on the future? It takes years to develop a good research plan, carry it out and draw any conclusion. Somebody has to go first. Districts that will only make decisions based on what has gone on before will forever be behind and out of sync with technology and modern learning environments.

The Future of Archives in a Digital Age Scholarship and teaching in the humanities are undergoing a seismic shift, from a culture once based almost entirely on in-person and printed exchange to one reliant on a combination of traditional communications and digital technologies. It is a time of excitement for many and of skepticism for others. What does it mean that for many the most used "libraries" have become "digital"? What are the implications for the development of knowledge at a time when vast amounts of data have not been made available in digital formats? Print for the People, a Mizzou Advantage networking group on digital humanities, is considering these questions. We will host, "The Future of Archives in a Digital Age," on February 24–25, 2011, with keynote addresses by Robert Darnton, Director of the University Library at Harvard, and William Ferris, former chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

AT&T Busts Out 3G USB Modem And Hybrid ExpressCard Modem AT&T released two new wireless connectivity options today, one being a 3G USB adaptor from Sierra Wireless, and the other, a Hybrid ExpressCard modem. The former rocks Mac and Vista compatibility, while the latter is limited to just Windows Vista applications. The Sierra Wireless Aircard 875U 3G USB adaptor is marketed as a universal adaptor (everyone has a USB port, but not necessarily a PCMCIA or ExpressCard slot) for wireless broadband connectivity. Constructive Criticism of Khan Academy's 1st Fraction Video The video below is my entry into the MTT2 contest, where people are making commentary videos on videos from the Khan Academy (KA). This contest began when John Golden and David Coffey posted their “Mystery Teacher Theater 2000″ video, where they provided running commentary on a KA video on arithmetic with integers. Their video was quite sarcastic, and many people criticized it for not being constructive. I aimed for constructive in my video, but I think the effect of John and David’s video was also quite constructive, as it’s opened up more space for dialogue (some productive, some less so) than a less provocative video (like mine) is likely to do. (Note: The audio was fine on the computer I used to make the video, but I tried watching on another computer and had to turn the volume up or down depending on who was talking; apologies if the volume is uneven for you.)

LiveBinders: Your Online 3-Ring Binder It's hard to put a bunch of links together in any meaningful format, and sharing a group of URLs is cumbersome for everyone—the sender and the receiver. Have you ever looked through your bookmarks list and forgotten what they are all for? The solution? LiveBinders. Blog - Will Richardson Whenever I think about the way most schools are structured today, I always come back to the same question: Do we do the things we do because they’re better for kids or because they are easier for us? For instance: separating kids by age in school. Is that something we do because kids learn better that way? Or do we do it because it’s just an easier way organizing our work? User levels in WordPress Yesterdays post brought up some questions so lets address them today. We will be discussing the various levels of registered users and setting them up properly. Each succeeding level has the rights of the one before it plus whatever is added. Subscriber – This is needed if you require subscribers to comment.

dy/dan » Search Results » LOA Sam Shah’s been writing a lot of thoughtful material about calculus instruction lately, including this piece on related rates. He includes a worksheet with that post and two items struck me. One, this is a pretty charming illustration of a rocketship climbing into space. Two, it asks students to climb down, not up, the ladder […]

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