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gathering of stuff, mostly on ed-tech but occasionally on antiquity
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The Life of George Washington, in Latin? Some Scattered Notes

The Life of George Washington, in Latin? Some Scattered Notes | Ed-tech, Padagogy, and Classics Stuff | Scoop.it
The Perseus Project has a few wonderful collections of primary sources, their translation, and accompanying scholarship.  I usually head straight to the "Greek and Roman Materials" or the "Renaissa...
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Homer and New Book Technologies: Antiquity to Present

Homer and New Book Technologies: Antiquity to Present | Ed-tech, Padagogy, and Classics Stuff | Scoop.it
As someone who has a deep appreciation for the textual and material remains of the ancient world, it doesn’t surprise me that communities of classical scholars have been and still are, counter-intu...
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The Medieval Battle That Launched Modern English|The Getty Iris

The Medieval Battle That Launched Modern English|The Getty Iris | Ed-tech, Padagogy, and Classics Stuff | Scoop.it
The Iris is the Getty's online magazine.
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A nice summary of the Frenchification, and thus Latinization, of English.

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Metamoji's Share Anytime redefines real-time, free-form collaboration

Metamoji's Share Anytime redefines real-time, free-form collaboration | Ed-tech, Padagogy, and Classics Stuff | Scoop.it
The iOS app can support up to 100 authors working in real-time on the same document and up to 1,000 simultaneous viewers. Read this article by Dan Farber on CNET News.
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Looks pretty sweet.  I guess I'm glad to see that now 100 people can work on the same document??

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Katie Salen on Building a Public School Around Game Design and What Comes Next

Katie Salen on Building a Public School Around Game Design and What Comes Next | Ed-tech, Padagogy, and Classics Stuff | Scoop.it
"The big challenge we have, and I think other people have this too, is how do you get the thing you build into the hands of kids and teachers? You have this product, but how do you get it deployed?...
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Digital Humanities and (a more) Open Science | Cristobal Cobo

state-of-dh Digital evolutions are increasingly affecting humanities research and education particularly since the final quarter of the twentieth century. Online resources, data sets, electronic teaching environments, open access ...
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Curriculum change can help students invent future - Virginia Tech Collegiate Times

Curriculum change can help students invent future - Virginia Tech Collegiate Times | Ed-tech, Padagogy, and Classics Stuff | Scoop.it
Curriculum change can help students invent future
Virginia Tech Collegiate Times
As a field that has come under siege in recent memory, the humanities need this. Thankfully, the English and history departments at Tech have met this challenge.
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"Specifically, the additions to the Curriculum for Liberal Education feature a new “computational thinking” requirement for all undergraduate students, as well as more of an interdisciplinary focus between colleges and majors."


About time.  

 

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Increasing Student Engagement By Grading Backwards

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Increasing Student Engagement By Grading Backwards
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This is a strategy that I've tried to implement a few times, with varying degrees of success.  Expect some backlash from students, parents, and admin who are afraid of change and experimentation, but the benefits of this system, executed well, are astonishing.  I am looking forward to trying out the software that this team is developing to facilitate a points-based system of assessment that revolves not around penalizing failure but rewarding success.  

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Lingua.ly Transforms The Web Into A Language-Learning Opportunity | TechCrunch

Lingua.ly Transforms The Web Into A Language-Learning Opportunity | TechCrunch | Ed-tech, Padagogy, and Classics Stuff | Scoop.it
Learning a language with the help of texts that were specifically written for learners is one thing, but over time, that tends to get boring and once you venture out to read "real" texts, you quickly realize how artificial the texts for learners are.
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This seems really neat.
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Hooray for Homer! - Medieval manuscripts blog

Hooray for Homer! - Medieval manuscripts blog | Ed-tech, Padagogy, and Classics Stuff | Scoop.it
A major new addition to the British Library’s Digitised Manuscripts site is the Townley Homer (Burney MS 86), named after one of its former owners, Charles Townley (1737–1805).
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Big win for digital Homeridai!

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SAPVoice: The 20 Best Latin Phrases For Business Leaders

SAPVoice: The 20 Best Latin Phrases For Business Leaders | Ed-tech, Padagogy, and Classics Stuff | Scoop.it
Bringing out a good Latin phrase in a discussion is like brining a gun to a knife fight.  It gets people's attention.
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Not sure how many business leaders care about the "Vox Populi", but that's a nice thought.  

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The Ten Most Scandalous Women of Ancient Rome | Latin Language Blog

The Ten Most Scandalous Women of Ancient Rome | Latin Language Blog | Ed-tech, Padagogy, and Classics Stuff | Scoop.it
Which women do you think made the list for the most infamous,scandalous, and malicious of antiquity?
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Pretty sure Theodora needs to be higher on the list, but we'll see.  

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The Unread: The Mystery of the Voynich Manuscript

The Unread: The Mystery of the Voynich Manuscript | Ed-tech, Padagogy, and Classics Stuff | Scoop.it
I wasn’t the only one who believed that he could crack the manuscript’s secrets. The first person said to have owned the manuscript was the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II...
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I too remain lost in the mysteries of this manuscript. Hoax or not, an utter joy.  

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The Iliad or the Odyssey? Some Answers from Plato to Google Trends

The Iliad or the Odyssey? Some Answers from Plato to Google Trends | Ed-tech, Padagogy, and Classics Stuff | Scoop.it
To me, the reception of the Iliad and Odyssey from antiquity onward is as interesting a topic as the epics on their own. Many have discussed the relative merit of these poems, expressing literary p...
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Starting data analysis/wrangling with R: Things I wish I'd been told

Starting data analysis/wrangling with R: Things I wish I'd been told | Ed-tech, Padagogy, and Classics Stuff | Scoop.it
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Apparently I'm supposed to learn R.

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The Long Shadow of Antiquity: What Have the Greeks and Romans Done For Us?

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This looks like an excellent book for middle and high school Latin and history teachers.  

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A visualization comparing the frequency of the words "Ancient Rome" vs "Ancient Greece" in the English and German corpuses from 1800 to 2007.

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My first data visualization.  Obvious flaws but I'm eager to post it up.  

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Textal

Text clouds have come under some scrutiny(scorn?) lately with respect to their level of depth and usefulness, but nevertheless here is a link to a new tool that does this particular task pretty easily.  

 

www.textal.org

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Dorothy King's PhDiva: Sarah Bond - Roma Aeterna: Cartography, Propaganda, and Mussolini's Rome

Dorothy King's PhDiva: Sarah Bond - Roma Aeterna: Cartography, Propaganda, and Mussolini's Rome | Ed-tech, Padagogy, and Classics Stuff | Scoop.it
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An excellent article.  Roman maps through time offer significant fodder for digital humanists, methinks.  

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Digital Craft and Humanistic Perspectives Beyond Academia | Stéfan Sinclair

Digital Craft and Humanistic Perspectives Beyond Academia | Stéfan Sinclair | Ed-tech, Padagogy, and Classics Stuff | Scoop.it
This post is a short position paper drafted for an event entitled The Future of Graduate Education and Training in the Humanities (hosted by IPLAI and...
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The take-away line rings true:  "For these reasons and others it seems to me that a lab-based model of project-based apprenticeship is the most likely to succeed for digital humanities graduate education. "

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The Legend of the Female Pope in the Reformation

The Legend of the Female Pope in the Reformation | Ed-tech, Padagogy, and Classics Stuff | Scoop.it
Though no one believed she reigned with divine approval, for the reformers of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, the female pope was indeed a godsend.
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The mysterious and tantalizing legend of the female pope.

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Intro to Meter: Intermediate Latin

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This is a wonderful Prezi that introduces meter to Latinists.   Props to @banatoli

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maryphil's curator insight, October 2, 2013 7:18 AM

ευσύνοπτη και κατανοητή παρουσίαση. Στα Αγγλικά.

 

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Dbinbox Gives Your Dropbox Account an Inbox Anyone Can Upload To

Dbinbox Gives Your Dropbox Account an Inbox Anyone Can Upload To | Ed-tech, Padagogy, and Classics Stuff | Scoop.it
Dbinbox gives your Dropbox account a custom URL that anyone, whether they use Dropbox or not, can use to upload files to you.
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This rocks.  

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Pet Care Advice from the Middle Ages

Pet Care Advice from the Middle Ages | Ed-tech, Padagogy, and Classics Stuff | Scoop.it
Medieval people did have pet dogs, cats and other animals. Here is some of the advice they gave about taking proper care of these animals.
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Who knew that chopping a cat's whiskers would remove its boldness?  But seriously, interesting stuff here re: thoughts on money being spent on pets as opposed to the poor!

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