Archive for May, 2009

Students Blog for Change

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009 Posted in multiple literacies | No Comments »

(Original posted in HistoryRemix.com) Students in Matt Z's "Minorities & Prejudice" class have kicked off a blog in an effort to raise awareness about the topics and issues they study in ... Read more..

Wolfram|Alpha Computational Knowledge Engine

Thursday, May 21st, 2009 Posted in search engines | No Comments »

Noted as "the first step in an ambitious, long-term project to make all systematic knowledge immediately computable by anyone," the engine allows researchers to enter a question or calculation, "using its ... Read more..

Can’t Take It With You…

Thursday, May 14th, 2009 Posted in reviews | No Comments »

Not all media occurs in a technology setting.  Performance is the original alternative to text.  High School theater productions remind me that one of the perks of working with young ... Read more..

Wordle to Visualize Text

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009 Posted in web 2.0 tools | No Comments »

Need powerful but easy to create visuals?  Start with Wordle, "a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more ... Read more..

Twitter to blog…

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009 Posted in social media, web 2.0 tools | No Comments »

Read Adam Singer's thoughts in 19 Reasons You Should Blog And Not Just Tweet, then give some thought to how this translates into the classroom setting.  I am currently collaborating with ... Read more..

Many Eyes…Visualization Democratized.

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009 Posted in web 2.0 tools | 1 Comment »

Sheila P. introduced me to Wordle, an awesome little Web 2.0 tool that allows students to visualize word usage with a text.  Many Eyes from IBM (still in Beta) is ... Read more..

eBooks tribulation…

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009 Posted in observations | No Comments »

E-School News published Iconic texts still missing from e-libraries addressing the still sporadic availability of some literary classics among e-book offerings. Of course, inclusion of the format in school libraries is ... Read more..

On Being a Digital Historian…

Monday, May 4th, 2009 Posted in observations | No Comments »

Cameron Blevins, a graduate student at Stanford University, has been blogging about his practice as a digital historian since June of 2008.  His most recent post, The Mobile Historian proves this to ... Read more..

ALA IFRT Weighs In…

Monday, May 4th, 2009 Posted in censorship | No Comments »

I'm relieved to see ALA weigh-in on the issue on this local censorship.  As Deborah Caldwell-Stone, the acting director of ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, notes: just as library board members must ... Read more..

HistoryRemix: On Being a Digital Historian…

Monday, May 4th, 2009 Posted in HistoryRemix | No Comments »

Cameron Blevins, a graduate student at Stanford University, has been blogging about his practice as a digital historian since June of 2008. His most recent post, The Mobile Historian ... Read more..