The People vs. Columbus, et al. » Zinn Education Project This role play begins with the premise that a monstrous crime was committed in the years after 1492, when perhaps as many as three million or more Taínos on the island of Hispaniola lost their lives. (Most scholars estimate the number of people on Hispaniola in 1492 at between one and three million; some estimates are lower and some much higher. By 1550, very few Taínos remained alive.) Who—and/or what—was responsible for this slaughter? DocuScope-Department of English What is DocuScope? DocuScope is a text analysis environment with a suite of interactive visualization tools for corpus-based rhetorical analysis. The DocuScope Project began in 1998 as a result of collaboration between David Kaufer and Suguru Ishizaki at Carnegie Mellon University.
Printable Audacity Manual whomper wrote:a product without a *good* manual is not worth using Additional volunteers to help write the manual may sign up here: ... =Main_Page Associative model of data The associative model of data is an alternative data model for database systems. Other data models, such as the relational model and the object data model, are record-based. These models involve encompassing attributes about a thing, such as a car, in a record structure. Such attributes might be registration, colour, make, model, etc. In the associative model, everything which has “discrete independent existence” is modeled as an entity, and relationships between them are modeled as associations. 7 Great YouTube Channels for Science Below are some great YouTube channels for science. If you are a science teacher and you need some useful resources where you can search for and find educational science videos, then the list below would be of great help. Some of the channels listed below have thousands of subscribers featuring some of the best science videos online. This is one of the gifted science teachers who shares highly educational videos showing students and learners how to integrate science into day to day life.
Historians' archival research looks quite different in the digital age Our society’s historical record is undergoing a dramatic transformation. Think of all the information that you create today that will be part of the record for tomorrow. More than half of the world’s population is online and may be doing at least some of the following: communicating by email, sharing thoughts on Twitter or social media or publishing on the web.
HTML presentation tools HTML presentation tools There are many HTML presentation tools and they are all created for slightly different reasons. Here's an overview. Please let me know if I forgot any. CSS-based SlideShow System Komodo IDE/Edit Documentation History Manual General Use Base Editor YAGO-NAGA - D5: Databases and Information Systems (Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik) Overview YAGO is a huge semantic knowledge base, derived from Wikipedia WordNet and GeoNames. Currently, YAGO has knowledge of more than 10 million entities (like persons, organizations, cities, etc.) and contains more than 120 million facts about these entities. YAGO is special in several ways: The accuracy of YAGO has been manually evaluated, proving a confirmed accuracy of 95%.
Google Documents and Common Core Standards As I mentioned in my previous post, today I spent the day working with teachers on using Google apps to address some Common Core standards. One of the things that I love about working with other teachers is the opportunity to learn from other teachers. During my afternoon workshop I talked with a Language Arts teacher who uses the commenting features in Google Docs and Google Presentations to have students identify and label bias and propaganda in examples that he shares with them.
untitled The Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP) is a collection of historical material relating to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific dating from 1560 to 1984. The AJCP was a National Library of Australia and State Library of New South Wales led initiative to microfilm archives and records from the United Kingdom and Ireland relating to Australia and the Pacific. Founded in 1945, it ran for close to 50 years and is regarded as the world’s most extensive collaborative copying project. The AJCP microfilm is being digitised, providing online access to material previously only available onsite through libraries and archives. You can freely search and access the digitised records via the AJCP Portal and Trove. The AJCP comprises two sets of records:
evoText: A new tool for analyzing the biological sciences Open Access Abstract We introduce here evoText, a new tool for automated analysis of the literature in the biological sciences. evoText contains a database of hundreds of thousands of journal articles and an array of analysis tools for generating quantitative data on the nature and history of life science, especially ecology and evolutionary biology. This article describes the features of evoText, presents a variety of examples of the kinds of analyses that evoText can run, and offers a brief tutorial describing how to use it. Keywords Text analysis; Digital humanities; Software; Philosophy of science; Philosophy of biology; History of science; History of biology; Biology JuxtaposeJS - Knight Lab Projects What it does JuxtaposeJS helps journalists tell stories by comparing two frames, including photos and gifs. It’s an adaptable storytelling tool that is ideal for highlighting then/now stories that explain slow changes over time (growth of a city skyline, regrowth of a forest, etc.) or before/after stories that show the impact of single dramatic events (natural disasters, protests, wars, etc.). By way of example, look at the change Sochi underwent between 2005 and 2013: JuxtaposeJS is free, easy to use, and open source.
Folksonomies - Cooperative Classification and Communication Through Shared Metadata The Creation of Metadata: Professionals, Content Creators, Users Metadata is often characterized as “data about data.” Metadata is information, often highly structured, about documents, books, articles, photographs, or other items that is designed to support specific functions. These functions are usually to facilitate some organization and access of information. Administrative, structural, and descriptive metadata are three broad categories of metadata (Taylor, 2004).