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Rumsey Historical Map Collection

Rumsey Historical Map Collection
The David Rumsey Map Collection was started over 25 years ago and contains more than 150,000 maps. The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century maps of North and South America, although it also has maps of the World, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania. The collection includes atlases, wall maps, globes, school geographies, pocket maps, books of exploration, maritime charts, and a variety of cartographic materials including pocket, wall, children's, and manuscript maps. Digitization of the collection began in 1996 and there are now over 55,000 items online, with new additions added regularly. Maps are uniquely suited to high-resolution scanning because of the large amount of detailed information they contain. With Luna Imaging's Insight® software, the maps are experienced in a revolutionary way. Materials created in America and that illustrate the evolution of the country's history, culture, and population distinguish the collection. about the technology Computer Network: Related:  Humanities Resources - Cornerstone College (Mt Barker, SA)SerendipitiesRessources gratuites et libres de droit

7 Secrets of the Super Organized A few years ago, my life was a mess. So was my house, my desk, my mind. Then I learned, one by one, a few habits that got me completely organized. Am I perfect? Of course not, and I don’t aim to be. But I know where everything is, I know what I need to do today, I don’t forget things most of the time, and my house is uncluttered and relatively clean (well, as clean as you can get when you have toddlers and big kids running around). So what’s the secret? Are these obvious principles? If your life is a mess, like mine was, I don’t recommend trying to get organized all in one shot. So here are the 7 habits: Reduce before organizing. If you take your closet full of 100 things and throw out all but the 10 things you love and use, now you don’t need a fancy closet organizer. How to reduce: take everything out of a closet or drawer or other container (including your schedule), clean it out, and only put back those items you truly love and really use on a regular basis.

Explore the Grand Canyon With Google Street View Photo: Ariel Zambelich/Wired The Google Maps team went to the Grand Canyon and snapped more than 9,500 images to create a Street View map of the national park. After four months of stitching all those high-resolution pics together, the company’s Street View maps of the Canyon are live and ready to be clicked through. The maps don’t document the entirety of the 277-mile-long Canyon, but they do offer a trip along two of its most popular trails, both of which are on the southern rim: the Bright Angel Trail to the Phantom Ranch campsite and the South Kaibab Trail. There also are some maps along southern rim lookouts and along the Colorado River. Google even took Trekker to the nearby Meteor Crater landmark. “We’re really happy with the way all the images came out,” said Ryan Falor, a Google Maps product manager. Photo: Ariel Zambelich/Wired The Grand Canyon was the maiden voyage for Google’s Trekker — a backpack-like camera that takes 75-megapixel photos and weighs 40-pounds.

OATD – Open Access Theses and Dissertations Comment ajouter une carte OpenStreetMap sur un site Web Comment mettre en ligne une carte personnalisée libre OpenStreetMap sur un site Web, un blog, un forum et ainsi s’affranchir de solutions commerciales et propriétaires de type Google, Mappy… ? Rodolphe Quiédeville a eu la bonne idée de lancer un module d’intégration baptisé CartOSM afin de faciliter l’insertion de carte OpenStreetMap directement sur un site (via un iframe – widget). Le service en ligne CartOSM est gratuit et facile à utiliser. L’ajout de la carte personnalisée sur le site se déroule en 5 étapes : Positionnez la carte sur votre adresse ou l’endroit à désigner,Choisir les options de cartes à la droite de la carte,Recopiez le code HTML de l’Iframe qui s’affiche à droite de la carte,Insérez le code dans la page web de votre site, vous avez une carte libre,Avec une 4e étape optionnelle mais souhaitée : partager ce service. CartOSM utilise les données du projet OpenStreetMap en totale indépendance et n’a pas de lien direct avec le projet. Licence :

The Collection Education Technology - theory and practice: Pearltrees for teachers Year 2012 last post is a guest post from Finnish teacher Tommi Viljakainen. He is a teacher in Elimäki lower and upper secondary school. He teaches English, French and P.E. He is also interested in social media, iPad and the future of education. 10 tips for teachers: 1. The new social media tools make it possible for us to take the learning to the next level. Links:The program:Pear app (iPad, iPhone) Me and Pearltrees:My blog writings (in Finnish) Semantic web, Web 3.0:Content Curation by people not - The Third Web Fr 3.0 and the Smart eXtended

The Map Room: A Weblog About Maps Expands xConsortium to Asia and Doubles in Size with Addition of 15 New Global Institutions EdX Expands xConsortium to Asia and Doubles in Size with Addition of 15 New Global Institutions CAMBRIDGE, MA – May 21, 2013 – EdX , the not-for-profit online learning initiative composed of the leading global institutions of the xConsortium, today announced another doubling of its university membership with the addition of its first Asian institutions and further expansion in the Ivy League. The xConsortium is gaining 15 prestigious higher education institutions, bringing its total to 27, including Tsinghua University and Peking University in China, The University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong University of Science & Technology in Hong Kong, Kyoto University in Japan, and Seoul National University in South Korea, and Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. EdX also welcomes nine universities from North America, Europe and Australia. While MOOCs, or massive open online courses, have typically focused on offering free online courses, edX's vision is much larger. Asia – Australia - Europe -

10 sites pour trouver de la musique libre de droit Pour illustrer une présentation, une vidéo corporate, un clip, une vidéo YouTube, une présentation IRL voire un spot TV, la musique peut avoir toute son importance. Si vous voulez intégrer la musique d’un groupe qui vous plaît, vous devrez signer un contrat d’édition, afin d’utiliser les créations musicales. Le prix varie évidemment selon la notoriété du groupe, mais une synchronisation est toujours onéreuse, même si vous ne choisissez ni Daft Punk ni Pharell. Il existe néanmoins des solutions (certes un peu moins glamour) gratuites ou peu coûteuse pour intégrer des musiques dans vos différents supports. Dig CC Mixter Dig CC Mixter est un moteur de recherche de musiques libres de droits. Vimeo Music Store Le service d’hébergement vidéo Vimeo propose aussi un service de recherche de musiques. Freemusicarchive La plateforme offre de très nombreux contenus musicaux classés par genre. SoundBlend Moins exhaustif et moins pro, SoundBlend propose néanmoins de nombreuses pistes. BeatPick CC Trax

Library of Congress Maps Collections The Library of Congress Search by Keyword | Browse by Geographic Location Index | Subject Index | Creator Index | Title Index The Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress holds more than 4.5 million items, of which Map Collections represents only a small fraction, those that have been converted to digital form. The focus of Map Collections is Americana and Cartographic Treasures of the Library of Congress. These images were created from maps and atlases and, in general, are restricted to items that are not covered by copyright protection. Map Collections is organized according to seven major categories. Searching Map Collections The mission of the Library of Congress is to make its resources available and useful to Congress and the American people and to sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity for future generations. The Library of Congress presents these documents as part of the record of the past. Special Presentations: Places in History

What an Effective Teacher's Classroom Looks Like Another school year is approaching and many novice teachers are preparing to enter their own classrooms for the first time. To help them on their way, MiddleWeb is publishing a series of brief articles offering good advice and food for thought. What We See in Effective and Ineffective Classrooms by Annette Breaux and Todd Whitaker In our ongoing observations of teachers, we continue to notice that the most effective teachers’ classrooms all look uncannily similar. And, of course, the same can be said for the less effective teachers—their classrooms all look uncannily similar. It seems that no matter where we go, the students all act the same in the classrooms of the most effective teachers. Let’s take a look inside of less effective teachers’ classrooms first. Here is what they all seem to have in common: ◆ The classroom looks disorganized. Now for the good news We could go on, but we think we’ve made the point. Here’s what we saw in the classrooms of the most effective teachers:

the BIG Map Blog - thousands of huge historical maps. Res Obscura Wikimédia CancelEditDeletePreviewrevert Text of the note (may include Wiki markup) Could not save your note (edit conflict or other problem). Please copy the text in the edit box below and insert it manually by editing this page. Upon submitting the note will be published multi-licensed under the terms of the CC-BY-SA-3.0 license and of the GFDL, versions 1.2, 1.3, or any later version. Add a noteDraw a rectangle onto the image above (press the left mouse button, then drag and release).This file has annotations. Save To modify annotations, your browser needs to have the XMLHttpRequest object. [[MediaWiki talk:Gadget-ImageAnnotator.js|Adding image note]]$1[[MediaWiki talk:Gadget-ImageAnnotator.js|Changing image note]]$1[[MediaWiki talk:Gadget-ImageAnnotator.js|Removing image note]]$1