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Historypin | Home

Historypin | Home | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it

"Historypin is a way for millions of people to come together to share glimpses of the past and build up the story of human history.

 

... Everyone has history to share: whether its sitting in yellowed albums in the attic, collected in piles of crackly tapes, conserved in the 1000s of archives all over the world or passed down in memories and old stories.

 

Each of these pieces of history finds a home on Historypin, where everyone has the chance to see it, add to it, learn from it, debate it and use it to build up a more complete understanding of the world.

 

Historypin has been developed by the not-for-profit company We Are What We Do [ http://wearewhatwedo.org/ ], in partnership with Google."

 

from source: http://www.historypin.com/

 

#History #collaboration #HistoryPin #Education #research #story #stories #archives #conservation

 

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This is a novel approach to the idea of sharing photographs and content in a historical timeline, geographically mapped, and arranged by categories. There are a couple projects that target education with suggestions for teachers. This model would be one that other disciplines might consider to engage public, professional, or organizations to share topical multimedia and content.

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Scratch | Home | imagine, program, share

Scratch | Home | imagine, program, share | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it

"Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web.
As young people create and share Scratch projects, they learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.


... Scratch is developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab, with financial support from the National Science Foundation, Microsoft, Intel Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Google, Iomega and MIT Media Lab research consortia." from source: http://scratch.mit.edu/

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ghbrett's curator insight, March 8, 2013 2:01 PM

MIT has a tradition of developing introductory programming tools for K-12 and older learners. Scratch is the latest one that I just learned about. At first glance it reminds me some what of Yahoo! Pipes. It's a visually oriented, scripted language. I'll need to play/work with it some to make a better assessment of it as a tool. While the site says this is aimed at teaching students about programing and computational science, I'd say it also is a tool for introducing student to digital animation and new media. 

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CNI: MOOCs, Mobility, and Changing Scholarly Practice: CNI's Perspective on 2012 and 2013

Clifford Lynch Executive Director Coalition for Networked Information Opening Plenary Session "MOOCs, Mobility, and Changing Scholarly Practice: CNI's Perspective on 2012 and 2013.


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Clifford Lynch has been a key person for keeping attention on the use of technology in higher education, research, and academic and reseach libraries. His comments are always thought provoking and valuable to those engaged in research and education from administrators to practioners. This program is well worth the time to view.

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Veira Rodriguez's curator insight, January 6, 2013 11:07 PM

changing scholarly practice

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Digital Research Tools

Digital Research Tools | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it

"This wiki collects information about tools and resources that can help scholars (particularly in the humanities and social sciences) conduct research more efficiently or creatively. Whether you need software to help you manage citations, author a multimedia work, or analyze texts, Digital Research Tools will help you find what you're looking for. We provide a directory of tools organized by research activity, as well as reviews of select tools in which we not only describe the tool's features, but also explore how it might be employed most effectively by researchers. - from source https://digitalresearchtools.pbworks.com/

If you are unfamiliar with some of the jargon, please see our Glossary page.

NOTE: This is an amazing resource for many eLearning tools that are categorized by functional area (e.g., collaboration, use mobile devices, take notes / annotate resources). It is a reference that deserves bookmarking.

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Welcome // | Bamboo DiRT

Bamboo DiRT is a tool, service, and collection registry of digital research tools for scholarly use. Developed by Project Bamboo, Bamboo DiRT makes it easy for digital humanists and others conducting digital research to find and compare resources ranging from content management systems to music OCR, statistical analysis packages to mindmapping software.


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Biological transistor enables computing within living cells, Stanford study says- Office of Communications & Public Affairs - Stanford University School of Medicine

Biological transistor enables computing within living cells, Stanford study says- Office of Communications & Public Affairs - Stanford University School of Medicine | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it

".. a team of Stanford University bioengineers has taken computing beyond mechanics and electronics into the living realm of biology. In a paper published March 28 in Science, the team details a biological transistor made from genetic material — DNA and RNA — in place of gears or electrons. The team calls its biological transistor the “transcriptor."

 

'Transcriptors are the key component behind amplifying genetic logic — akin to the transistor and electronics,' said Jerome Bonnet, PhD, a postdoctoral scholar in bioengineering and the paper’s lead author..

 

... To bring the age of the biological computer to a much speedier reality, Endy and his team have contributed all of BIL gates to the public domain so that others can immediately harness and improve upon the tools.

 

'Most of biotechnology has not yet been imagined, let alone made true. By freely sharing important basic tools everyone can work better together,' Bonnet said.

 

The research was funded by the National Science Foundation and the Townshend Lamarre Foundation." from source: http://med.stanford.edu/

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It has been a decade or so that people have discussed the possibility of biological computers or computing devices. This exciting article describes work done at Stanford University as a joint collaboration of the School of Engineering and the School of Medicine. What is very exciting about their project is that the research team has made all the basic tools and information freely available in the public domain. Open Science and Open Research are a key element, "to bring the age of the biological computer to a much speedier reality," said Drew Endy, PhD, assistant professor of bioengineering and the paper’s senior author.

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IVMOOC: Information Visualization

IVMOOC: Information Visualization | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it

This course provides an overview about the state of the art in information visualization. It teaches the process of producing effective visualizations that take the needs of users into account.


Among other topics, the course covers:
> Data analysis algorithms that enable extraction of patterns and trends in data
> Major temporal, geospatial, topical, and network visualization techniques
> Discussions of systems that drive research and development.

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ghbrett's curator insight, January 15, 2013 2:57 PM

This course begins next week, but looks to be an interesting overview of Information Visualization and how it can be found and utilized for research, education, and training. It should prove to be worth the time to participate.

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The Human Algorithm: Redefining the Value of Data - Brian Solis

The Human Algorithm: Redefining the Value of Data - Brian Solis | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
"... The human algorithm is part understanding and part communication. The ability to communicate and apply insights internally and externally is the key to unlocking opportunities to earn relevance. Beyond research, beyond intelligence, the human algorithm is a function of extracting insights with intention, humanizing trends ad possibilities and working with strategists to improve and innovate everything from processes to products to overall experiences.

The idea of the human algorithm is to serve as the human counterpart to the abundance of new social intelligence and listening platforms hitting the market every day. Someone has to be on the other side of data to interpret it beyond routine. Someone has to redefine the typical buckets where data is poured. And someone has to redefine the value of data to save important findings from a slow and eventual death by three-ring binders rich with direction and meaning."
- from the source: http://www.briansolis.com
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NOTE: This article is in parallel with the increasing number of citations about the need and development of curation in the digital environment by people. This means that while computers can gather, mine, sort, and roughly analyze Big Data, there still is a need for a human interface / filter. These people are necessary not only for research or corporate environments, but also libraries, instructional design, and assessment analytics of eLearning ecosystems.

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ghbrett's curator insight, December 14, 2012 11:26 AM

NOTE: This article is in parallel with the increasing number of citations about the need and development of curation in the digital environment by people. This means that while computers can gather, mine, sort, and roughly analyze Big Data, there still is a need for a human interface / filter. These people are necessary not only for research or corporate environments, but also libraries, instructional design, and assessment analytics of eLearning ecosystems.

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On Being Able to Find Things & Bamboo DiRT

On Being Able to Find Things & Bamboo DiRT | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it

"We are still in the midst of a change that is already so familiar that it does not feel momentous—even though, in all likelihood, it is.

 

The availability of information at hand in an instant is now a mundane fact of life. Yet it has immense significance for academics. I can remember when obtaining information necessitated multiple visits to the library, interlibrary loans, photocopying on an epic scale, card indexes, and all of the paraphernalia of search and recall that has now been replaced by a few keystrokes.
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But what is clear is that it becomes even more incumbent upon academics to be able to interpret and communicate information. Thus, a thorough grounding in what are usually interdisciplinary methods has now become an ever-more-important aspect of academe in both the social sciences and the humanities.
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In other words, the traditional academic skills of hermeneutics and indeed rhetoric have become important again, just when they might have seemed to be on the wane, as quantitative and qualitative methods intermingle in an environment characterized by a profusion of data." -- from the Source

 

NOTE: This article with it's citation links to supporting materials is a good resource for pointing out technology can lead us to an emerging convergence of academic or synthetic processes rather than specialized or divergent technology & processes. This is a worthwhile read. As an added source I recommend Bamboo Dirt (DiGITAL RESEARCH TOOLS) wiki for a group sourced list of varied applications and resources for multidisciplinary research purposes. You can find it at: http://dirt.projectbamboo.org/

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