Friends, data wranglers, lend me your ears; The Library of Congress’ Selected Datasets Collection is now live! You can now download datasets of the Simple English Wikipedia, the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, sports economic data, half a million emails from Enron, and urban soil lead abatement from this online collection. This initial set of…

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British History Online has recently digitised and published the records of 22,000 history PhDs from UK and Irish universities. The records cover research degrees awarded between 1970 and 2014, drawn from the IHR’s annual print catalogues of recently completed PhDs. This latest set of records complements an existing BHO series covering degrees awarded 1901-1970 which…

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In an effort to make finding lessons more user-friendly, we’ve officially launched full-text searching for all our lessons. Previously you could use filter buttons to select lessons based on topic or activity, and sort them by date and difficulty. However, you weren’t able to find lessons based on their content. Read full post here.

We like to complain about how data is messy, not in the right format, and how parts don’t make sense. Reality is complicated though. Data comes from the realities. Here are several guides to help with visualizing these realities, which seem especially important these days. Read the full resource here.

From the resource: This reflection explores the functionality of two different web mapping applications: D3.js and Leaflet.js. Both of these applications require mastering the coding required which often involves a steep learning curve, however knowing the possibilities of web mapping applications that are software agnostic as well as open-source are useful for mapping enthusiasts. In…

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From the resource: Technology changed how we create, produce, and organize our ideas. It also changed the ways in which we write a dissertation during graduate study. A dissertation is indeed a large endeavor, but it begins with small steps. It evolves over time, and small steps eventually turn complicated research into a cohesive project….

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About the resource: Inspired by the genre of YouTube videos where younger people listen to older music, The Pudding is running a project to find the generational music gaps. Enter your age, songs play, and you say if you know the song or not. The aggregate results are shown as more people listen. For example,…

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About the Resource: The Institute of Play (IoP) as an organization may no longer exist but their research, tools, and resources are now available on the Connected Learning Alliance’s Institute of Play page. From teacher-tested, student-approved games designed collaboratively with educators to tools, videos showing a game-like learning model in action, and templates for designing…

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