Participatedb.com ->tools You are currently not logged in. | Login | Sign Up ParticipateDB Home | Tools | Projects | References | About | FAQ | Contact | Blog Tools Flip Book The Flip Book is designed to allow users to type and illustrate tabbed flip books up to ten pages long. Students and teachers can use the flip book for taking notes while reading, making picture books, collecting facts, or creating question and answer booklets. Students can choose from nine different layouts for the pages of their books (shown left). A blank flip book is available for demonstration and planning. Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose Stapleless Book
Welcome to Adhocracy-3! — Adhocracy 0.0.1 documentation Adhocracy 3 is a software for online participation. It is an effort to rewrite Adhocracy 2 from scratch. It aims to be a flexible framework and an easy customizable web application. Status Adhocracy-3 is in a very early stage: The software architecture design (the big picture) is mostly done. The code currently implements just some very basic database backend functionality with a test suite.
Demarchy Demarchy, in theory, could overcome some of the functional problems of conventional representative democracy, which is widely subject to manipulation by special interests and a division between professional policymakers (politicians and lobbyists) vs. a largely passive, uninvolved and often uninformed electorate. According to Australian philosopher John Burnheim, who coined the term demarchy, random selection of policymakers would make it easier for everyday citizens to meaningfully participate, and harder for special interests to corrupt the process. More generally, random selection of decision makers from a larger group is known as sortition (from the Latin base for lottery). The Athenian democracy made much use of sortition, with nearly all government offices filled by lottery (of full citizens) rather than by election. Candidates were almost always male, Greek, educated citizens holding a minimum of wealth and status.
PICOLA Features PICOLA Deliberative Poll(R) One objective of our software development is to create the next-generation of Computer Mediated Communication tools for online structured dialogue and deliberation. An audio/video synchronous environment is complemented with a multimedia asynchronous environment (containing, for example, threaded, audio-based Bboards). A general gateway (the PICOLA) contains access to these communication envrionments as well as registration areas, background information, and surveys (polls). A suite of Administrator tools allows for the customization of the PICOLA for particular Deliberative Polls(R). The PICOLA user interface is implemented in Macromedia Flash, allowing for a dynamic multimedia participant environment.
Cube Creator Summarizing information is an important postreading and prewriting activity that helps students synthesize what they have learned. The interactive Cube Creator offers four options: Bio Cube: This option allows students to develop an outline of a person whose biography or autobiography they have just read; it can also be used before students write their own autobiography. Specific prompts ask students to describe a person's significance, background, and personality. Mystery Cube: Use this option to help your students sort out the clues in their favorite mysteries or develop outlines for their own stories. Among its multiple applications, the Mystery Cube helps students identify mystery elements, practice using vocabulary from this popular genre, and sort and summarize information.
Liquid Democracy: The App That Turns Everyone into a Politician Photo by GrüneFraktionBayern under a Creative Commons license from Flickr.com. Liquid Democracy is one of the boldest contemporary innovations in democratic decision-making. The idea uses web technology that allows users to interact in new ways. Its primary innovators are located in Berlin, and Germany has been the first to adopt and apply Liquid Democracy systems in the context of political parties, parliamentary processes, and some organizations. Liquid Democracy has a number of key features. In the Liquid Democracy system, a party member can assign a proxy vote to any other member, thereby assigning a personal delegate, instead of voting for a representative. A successful Git branching model » nvie.com In this post I present the development model that I’ve introduced for some of my projects (both at work and private) about a year ago, and which has turned out to be very successful. I’ve been meaning to write about it for a while now, but I’ve never really found the time to do so thoroughly, until now. I won’t talk about any of the projects’ details, merely about the branching strategy and release management. It focuses around Git as the tool for the versioning of all of our source code.
PArticipate dB Tools You are currently not logged in. | Login | Sign Up ParticipateDB Home | Tools | Projects | References | About | FAQ | Contact | Blog Tools This section provides a growing list of tools and services that have been used for web-based participation in the past (also referred to as e-consultations, e-participation or online public engagement). Improve Your Presentation Skills Arguably, teachers present for a living, but take them out of the confines of the classroom, some find it a difficult – even harrowing – experience. So if you’ve got to lead CPD at your next staff meeting or make a presentation to parents that you’re dreading – here are some useful tips to help set you on the right track. The Key Areas for Presentation Success Are: SpeedToneIntonationProjectionNon-verbal messages
BenRayfield: Politician Impeach Switch Every government works for the majority agreement (also known as democracy) of its people. We do not need government's permission or voting systems to agree on things. Whatever we-the-people agree is government's job to do, government must get the job done or we will find someone who can, as any employer has the responsibility to do when their employee doesn't get the job done.