Seeing The Bigger Picture – Developing Chronological Understanding A summary of points made at the London History Forum and at the Northern History Forum 2011/12 These notes address some facets of developing chronological understanding. In only 45 minutes much had to be summarised and other things omitted but there is much else on ThinkingHistory that relates to the development of chronological understanding. Graphic: As Ebola's Death Toll Rises, Remembering History's Worst Epidemics Ebola is the latest in a long list of infectious disease outbreaks that have plagued humankind. The worst become pandemics, sweeping across continents and killing as many as tens of millions of people. Today, nations are struggling to get Ebola under control.
Listing of 185 Ontology Building Tools At the beginning of this year Structured Dynamics assembled a listing of ontology building tools at the request of a client. That listing was presented as The Sweet Compendium of Ontology Building Tools. Now, again because of some client and internal work, we have researched the space again and updated the listing . All new tools are marked with <New> (new only means newly discovered; some had yet to be discovered in the prior listing). SPARQL Query Language for RDF W3C Recommendation 15 January 2008 New Version Available: SPARQL 1.1 (Document Status Update, 26 March 2013) The SPARQL Working Group has produced a W3C Recommendation for a new version of SPARQL which adds features to this 2008 version. Please see SPARQL 1.1 Overview for an introduction to SPARQL 1.1 and a guide to the SPARQL 1.1 document set. This version:
10 Search Engines to Explore the Invisible Web No, it’s not Spiderman’s latest web slinging tool but something that’s more real world. Like the World Wide Web. The Invisible Web refers to the part of the WWW that’s not indexed by the search engines. Approach 4 – Making the Industrial Revolution human It can be hard to make the Industrial Revolution human – the term too easily conjures up images of vast machines or disease-ridden slums populated by hundreds or thousands of people – but not individual human beings that we can relate to. I began thinking more about the human scale of the Industrial Revolution when I uncovered information about strands of my father’s ancestry. What emerged via census returns was splendidly ordinary but really useful for introducing two of the basic features of lives in the 19th century – movement from rural areas to towns and the resulting changes in types of work.
gromgull Local OpenID no help available BibSonomy 12 Ways to Be More Search Savvy Google has made it possible for us to have instant information gratification. Just start typing the first letters of your search word and the site intuits your question and offers you the smartest choice of answers. Seems simple enough. But as quick and facile as the process is, there are ways to be even more efficient, more search-savvy. And it’s our responsibility to teach kids how to find and research information, how to judge its veracity, and when it’s time to ask for a grownup’s help.
The Death of Industry The mill sequence in the first half of the module was shot at Lister's Mills in Bradford, one of the truly great industrial complexes in Britain, scene of the 1890 strike (see module 'The Rise of Labour') and once boasting a workforce of over 10,000. It's now being turned into chi-chi apartments. The mining sequences were shot at Grimethorpe Colliery - now being extensively re-landscaped - and at the old mining village of South Elmsall in South Yorkshire.