Genealogy - Glossary of Old Occupations & Trades Glossary of Old Occupations & Trades The world of work has changed greatly from the times of our ancestors, causing many occupational names and terms to fall into disuse. If you found your ancestor named as a ripper, seinter, hosteler, sperviter, dobber, or pettifogger, would you know what it meant? Probably not. Yet, the work that our ancestors chose for their living is an important part of who they were.
The 20 best tools for online collaboration Individuals in design teams don't always work together in the same office. You may be positioned in distributed groups, or working from home, and clients can come from all over the world. This is where collaboration tools come in – they make it easier and faster for designers to get feedback and approve artwork in a professional manner, and they come in all sort of forms, from free Android apps to Chrome extensions. Here we gather together some of the best available online tools to allow designers to collaborate together in real time. Some are created specifically for designers, some serve as a concept crafting whiteboard, and we've also included some more full-on project management tools for when you need to take your collaborative project to the next level.
10 Search Engines to Explore the Invisible Web Not everything on the web will show up in a list of search results on Google or Bing; there are lots of places that their web crawlers cannot access. To explore the invisible web, you need to use specialist search engines. Here are our top 12 services to perform a deep internet search.
Volume 1: Basic techniques In the first volume of ‘The News Manual’ we concentrate on the basic skills of journalism. We start with a chapter describing in simple terms what news is, then take you step-by-step through the process of structuring and writing a news story. In the middle chapters we give guidance on writing styles for journalism and the correct ways of presenting what you have written. We also discuss some useful books and other resources for journalists.
What Your Students Really Need to Know About Digital Citizenship In my classroom, I use two essential approaches in the digital citizenship curriculum that I teach: proactive knowledge and experiential knowledge. Proactive Knowledge I want my students to know the “9 Key Ps” of digital citizenship. While I go into these Ps in detail in my book Reinventing Writing, here are the basics:
Digitized Brooklyn City Directories We have digitized 31 years of Brooklyn city and business directories, covering a period from 1856 to 1908. Most of these were printed by the J. Lain Company of Brooklyn, and include not only listings of citizens but also street guides, advertisements, and listings for government agencies and social services. We also have microfilm copies of directories spanning from 1796 to 1986.
30 New Web and Mobile GUI kits and Wireframe Templates Just as we did a few days ago with free icon sets, today we take a look at and share with you the latest, the most extensive and the most detailed web and mobile GUI kits and wireframe templates currently available for free. All of the kits and templates below have all been designed with modern design trends in mind, and are all chock-full of components, widgets, form elements, buttons, navigation systems and menus, various page templates, and much, much more. Basically, everything you could possibly need for designing or wireframing a web site or mobile app. The kits and templates are mainly available in either PSD, EPS or AI formats, but there also a few that come in SVG, Fireworks or Sketch formats. The Healing Song - Alternative Treatment for Illness and Addiction Home > The Healing Song – Alternative Treatment for Illness and Addiction Waking Times Documentary Film - Everything in the Universe moves, resonates and vibrates at its own frequency and generates its own sound. Sound has the power to influence our physical and emotional states like no other source of expression. This short documentary, “The Healing Song,”follows gong sound healer Marian Kraus as he performs sound healing on Toni Morales, who has overcome her food addictions using this alternative treatment.
Lessons to learn from Trinity Mirror's latest regional sales figures If anyone wants to understand why Trinity Mirror is turning away from newsprint to digital-only then take a look at the latest set of circulation statistics for the publisher’s regional titles. All of them registered substantial year-on-year falls, November 2014 compared to November 2013, according to the official ABC audit. Yet, once digital editions are added to the totals, four did manage modest month-on-month, November compared to October, growth. Contemplate first the double-digit print declines over the course of a year for 10 titles. Birmingham Mail (-17.8%), Birmingham’s Sunday Mercury (-18.2%), South Wales Echo (-18%), Wales on Sunday (-17%), Liverpool Echo (-13.5%), Western Mail (-13.2%), Coventry Telegraph (112.7%), Huddersfield Examiner (-12.3%), Newcastle Chronicle (-12%) and Newcastle Journal (-10.3%).
Fleas in a Bottle?: Will Social Networking Stymie Personal Development of Youth? Recently I was giving a workshop on digital footprints at the CUEBC Conference Saturday at Simon Frazer University, Vancouver, BC. A digital footprint is the collection of all the traces you leave in electronic environments as you use or move through them. Some is content you actively volunteer—like your Facebook profile. Other material is passive—the cookies a site stores in your browser, the content your district collects about your use of their equipment, etc. All this data can be aggregated to build a profile of you and your behavior—to profile you in the FBI-sense of the word.
Online Historical Directories Please note: Currently, some Ancestry links don't work from this site because the affiliate program I was with no longer contracts with Ancestry.I'm currently pending approval with another affiliate program. Once I am approved, I will change the links. You can still access the directories on Ancestry. You'll just need to go directly to their website and look them up there. Have you ever wished you could find links to all the online city directories in one place? A place where they were listed by location and in date order?