Category: Type-Website

The punctuation guide: a Swiss Army Knife for all writers
WEBSITE/ UTILITY: This website is a must for all writers. It is particularly relevant in an era where communication is by text messages, abbreviations, emoticons and the like. Clearly written prose is a difficult exercise. Proper punctuation clarifies the thought process behind a written statement. A comma in the wrong place can change meaning entirely; a colon or a semicolon in the right place makes a sentence elegant. This visually simple, easily navigable utility is a comprehensive guide to [American] punctuation. SOURCE: The Punctuation Guide ... Read More
Ethics matters: looking at society from an ethical perspective
WEBSITE/ ARTICLES/ VIDEOS: This website is a collection of items that deal with the ethics that govern society. The issues addressed are important and common. The site contains articles and videos that are free to access. SOURCE: Ethics Matters ... Read More
We don't need no ... textbooks: ALEKS, AI-based, adaptive learning
WEBSITE/ LONG ARTICLE: The most important feature of ALEKS (Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces) is that ALEKS uses artificial intelligence (AI) to map the details of each student's knowledge. ALEKS "knows," at each moment, with respect to each individual topic, whether each individual student has mastered that topic. If not, ALEKS knows whether the student is ready to learn the topic at that moment. ALEKS uses this knowledge to make learning more efficient and effective by continuously offering the student a selection of only the topics she is ready to learn right now. This builds student confidence and learning momentum. SOURCE: ALEKS/ Slate ... Read More
Seeing AI: Microsoft's smartphone app for enhancing the world for the visually impaired
VIDEO: A free app that uses a smartphone to narrate the world around you. Designed for the visually impaired, this research product from Microsoft harnesses the power of artificial intelligence and the cloud to describe people, text, objects and more. The app turns the visual world into an audible experience. SOURCE: Microsoft ... Read More
Unsplash: a single stop for guaranteed free-to-use, high quality images
UTILITY: All photos published on Unsplash can be used for free. You can use them for commercial and noncommercial purposes. You do not need to ask permission from or provide credit to the photographer or Unsplash, although it is appreciated when possible. Over 200,000 free (do whatever you want) high-resolution photos brought to you by the world’s most generous community of photographers. SOURCE: Unsplash ... Read More
Prism: A tool for collaborative interpretation of texts
UTILITY/ WEBSITE: Prism is a tool for "crowdsourcing interpretation." Users are invited to provide an interpretation of a text by highlighting words according to different categories, or "facets." Each individual interpretation then contributes to the generation of a visualization which demonstrates the combined interpretation of all the users. We envision Prism as a tool for both pedagogical use and scholarly exploration, revealing patterns that exist in the subjective experience of reading a text. SOURCE: PRISM ... Read More
CleverPDF: Powerful and free online PDF tools
UTILITY/ WEBSITE: PDF files are the de facto standard for managing documents on all electronic networks. This website provides PDF conversion and editing tools online, for free, so PDF users can easily deal with the daily task all in a web browser.CleverPDF offers 19 processes: converters to and from various document editors and a range of utilities for manipulating files. This site is a definite must for your tool box. SOURCE: CleverPDF ... Read More
Hacker News -- don't let the title scare you. A treasure trove of good reads
WEBSITE: Y Combinator, one of the best known Silicon Valley accelerators, launched an internal side project in 2007 that would end up becoming highly influential in a different and surprising way. Its user-powered news aggregator called Hacker News, which is now visited by 20 million people per month, has become a mainstay for entrepreneurs, tech professionals, and venture capitalists around the world. Using a Reddit-like interface, users can upvote and downvote articles that they think have the most relevance to trends and issues affecting the tech sector. The user interface is nerdy in the extreme: absolutely bereft of anything that smells even faintly of frills. Although the articles are centred around the tech space, there is a whole treasure trove of interesting stuff that the users throw up. Hacker News is a total delight. SOURCE: Hacker News ... Read More
Iris.AI: your discovery assistant for mining the immense lode of scientific knowledge
WEBSITE/ UTILITY: Iris.AI is an Artificial Intelligence that starts out as a Science Assistant; helping you find the science you need. Over time she will learn, slowly but surely becoming a Scientist herself. if we could only read and understand all of the scientific data humans have created, not to mention connecting the dots in that data, we’d have solutions to a number of pressing problems already! Our human brains are sadly limited in this endeavour – however, machines are not. We are building Iris.AI so she can do it for us. As the first step in our journey towards that goal, we are creating a tool that gives all knowledge seekers a shortcut to the most relevant research. Iris AI will read all of the world's research and help us connect the dots. SOURCE: Iris.AI ... Read More
Lucidchart: a versatile, easy-to-use, online flowchart maker for all
UTILITY/ WEBSITE : Diagrams done right. An online diagram application makes it easy to sketch and share professional flowchart diagrams. From brainstorming to project management, Lucidchart supports all of your communication needs. SOURCE: Lucidchart ... Read More
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