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Steven Szalaj

What changed my mind about the Fourth of July - chicagotribune.com - 25 views

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    An essay on freedom in America, and particularly in journalism and education
Michael Sheehan

Learning Never Stops: Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History - An amazing resour... - 82 views

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    A tremendous resource for social studies teachers.
Michael Sheehan

Learning Never Stops: American Centuries - Interactive Online Museum - 107 views

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    This interactive online museum is a great resource for history teachers.
Michael Sheehan

Learning Never Stops: Have Fun with History - educational videos on American history an... - 22 views

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    Large collection of videos about American history.
Michael Sheehan

History Journeys: American History Resource - The Denver Post Photo Blog - 43 views

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    American History teachers should check out this photo blog.
Michael Sheehan

Learning Never Stops: Pinterest for American History - 6 views

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    American History teachers should check out these Pinterest pages.
Steven Szalaj

How to Fix the Schools - NYTimes.com - 97 views

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    Excellent essay on improving education in America
Dana Huff

Books That Shaped America - National Book Festival (Library of Congress) - 3 views

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    The Library of Congress shares an exhibition of "Books that Shaped America." Librarian of Congress James H. Billington says that the list is "intended to spark a national conversation on books written by Americans that have influenced our lives, whether they appear on this initial list or not."
Frederick Eberhardt

https://www.cengagebrain.com.mx/shop/content/sivulka45317_1111345317_01.01_toc.pdf - 28 views

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    Later History Text by Lapsansky-Werner, E.J. (2008). A discussion of the historical impact of the History of American Advertising. Writer of Lapsansky-Werner, E.J. (2008). U.S. History of Modern America: Boston, Pearson.
Melanie Weser

Budget Hero | Marketplace from American Public Media - 1 views

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    As the budget debate continues throughout the summer, this may be a good conversation starter/continuer
Amanda Galvin

American Studies @ The University of Virginia - 40 views

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    Hmmm. The info under the "What's New" button says: "The most important news is that as of June 1, 1996 this site became an archive of the humanities computing work in American Studies programs at UVA. The site continues to be managed regularly and to add new materials created by alums and other interested parties, but the programs that originally created the site have been closed.You can find more imformation about the current programs here." JUNE 1996? Makes one wonder, m'thinks.
Diana Irene Saldana

Tagxedo - Word Cloud with Styles - 111 views

  • Welcome to Tagxedo, word cloud with styles Tagxedo turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters -- into a visually stunning word cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text.
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    word clouds with style. Create shapes with word clouds
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    "Tagxedo turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters -- into a visually stunning tag cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text."
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    Imagine a site like "Wordle" but on steroids - Tagxedo allows you to make word clouds with images. Really cool possibilities as an ice breaker to the new school year.
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    "Tagxedo turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters -- into a visually stunning tag cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text."
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    Does it only work on PCs...I tried to run this on my mac but can't get past the home page; when I go to create, I am asked to download Microsoft SilverLight, which I do. Then, nothing else happens.
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    The site allows you to choose or upload an image to go along with the tag cloud generated.
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    Similar to Wordle but now you can make them into images!
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    Tag Clouds
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    I genuinely want to ask: what is the educational point of 'word clouds'? To me there are useful as 'word searches' which have to be the almost useless. How have I got this so wrong?
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    The site for creating text shapes.
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    I genuinely want to ask: what is the educational point of 'word clouds'? To me there are useful as 'word searches' which have to be the almost useless. How have I got this so wrong? Totally agree!
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    Tagxedo turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters -- into a visually stunning word cloud
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    To Gerald Carey - As an English teacher, word clouds are a great tool. Taking text from literature or even from your own students' writing and placing it in a word cloud builder allows students to find theme words because the words used the most often are bigger than the others. I've used my students' quickwrite entries about a chosen piece of text and shown them that they are all thinking through the literature the same way. It's pretty eye opening for an English class!
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    Tagxedo turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters -- into a visually stunning word cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text.
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