Category Archives: Arts/Humanities Website

Report on Bamboo Workshop #6

Last week I attended the Project Bamboo workshop with John Harwood, the senior director from Teaching and Learning with Technology. Project Bamboo (http://www.projectbamboo.org) is a proposed platform for both a social network site for humanities scholars as well as a … Continue reading

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“Race” and Genetics Demo

How different are the “races” really? According to the graphic on http://www.understandingrace.org/humvar/race_humvar.html not that much. This is a great Flash demo that shows that while there is a relatively large amount of diversity in Africa, the home of homo sapiens … Continue reading

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Researching the U.S. Presidents

At a recent ID meeting, I commented that in high school I had to research information on each and every president in the United States (in batches of 6 throughout the year) Despite the active learning spirit of the exercise … Continue reading

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A Russian Pop Music Blog From ….

I know it’s another foreign language example, but … I do like this Far from Moscow blog which combines audio, picture and photos to get you the latest info on the Russian pop music scene. This is a totally Web … Continue reading

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Flickr Photo Contests

I ran into three Flickr “Contest” Areas where users post photos/digital art on certain themes (e.g. color, abstract and black & white) and a user group votes on it. You can even invite people with a striking image to submit … Continue reading

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Google Map Mashup for Linguistics

The World Atlas of Language Structures Online (http://wals.info/feature) from the Max Planck Digital Library is a great new resource that maps languages with phonological, morphological or syntactic features. I wrote it up in my linguistics blog If you’ve ever wondered … Continue reading

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Portraits of “Famous People” from Library of Congress

I’m trying to track down images of key historical figures from U.S. history and I just found this site from the Library of Congress which lists peoples across the different collections. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/list/235_poa.html But I have to be honest here and … Continue reading

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Create a Comic Strip

We’ve seen courses, especially social sciences, in which students are sometimes asked to write scenarios. Maybe it’s a vignette on a diversity issue or maybe you might be asked to write a script the miniseries on Balboa’s discovery of the … Continue reading

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ESL Blog

There are a lot of great applications for language learning with new technologies coming out these days, and this instructor is determined to explore them all. From Second Life to YouTube, you will fun something fun to do on this … Continue reading

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Birth Blog

Sometimes the Penn State faculty are ahead of us. Here’s an interesting blog from Natalie Jolly on media perception of birth issues. http://www.nataliejolly.com/Blog/ Between TomKitten, Brangelina, and Brittney, she has no shortage of stories to comment on.

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