Lifehacker: Detect Plagiarism With the Help of This Friendly AI Bot

Lifehacker: Detect Plagiarism With the Help of This Friendly AI Bot. “The next literary hit to bear the same name as Jane Austen’s 200-year-old masterpiece Emma isn’t a book at all, but a thoroughly modern AI. This Emma — formally Emma Identity — the creation of computer science professor Aleksandr Marchenko, is the world’s first publicly available authorship identification web app. Give her at least 5,000 words of a written piece, and she’ll use more than 50 math parameters to figure out who wrote the lines.”

Stanford: Stanford team brings medieval texts to a contemporary audience

Stanford: Stanford team brings medieval texts to a contemporary audience. “Curated by Stanford faculty and students, the GMS is an online, interactive collection of medieval texts and their translations. It primarily features shorter texts – never before translated into English – and offers non-experts a gateway into the literature of the Middle Ages.”

Library of Congress: Library Launches Free WWI Webinar Series

Library of Congress: Library Launches Free WWI Webinar Series. “The Library of Congress is commemorating the 100thanniversary of the United States’ entry into The Great War with a new free, online webinar series highlighting some of the Library’s most remarkable World War I resources, including documents, photographs, maps, and personal stories collected through the Veterans History Project.”

NeverEndingSearch: Nine Chrome Extensions (and a Google Add-On) too good to miss

NeverEndingSearch: Nine Chrome Extensions (and a Google Add-On) too good to miss. “Over the course of the past couple of years, I’ve become particularly fond of a few Chrome tools that I consider too good to miss. These would be handy across the board, but especially in Google Classroom and Chromebook environments.”

Joyce Valenza: Natural Reader and other free text-to-speech tools

Joyce Valenza: Natural Reader and other free text-to-speech tools. “I’ve been working on gathering resources on for our new Emerging Literacies course and wanted to share some of the resources/app lists I’ve gathered for learners with special needs. Among the tools I am discovering are a few free resources for supporting text-to-speech. These resources are so handy for struggling readers, for ESL students, for students with visual and physical disabilities and for busy graduate students and teachers who need to read and cook/or drive at the same time.”

Larry Ferlazzo: Amazon Makes Its Teacher Resource-Sharing Site Public Today

From Larry Ferlazzo: Amazon Makes Its Teacher Resource-Sharing Site Public Today. “Amazon unveiled its Amazon Inspire teacher resource-sharing site about a year ago. At that time, you could request access to it (see Amazon Officially Announces Its Education Platform & Gives It A Name). Today, I received an email saying it’s now public and they want you to sign-in using your Amazon account. “

School Library Journal: Plotagon now free for educators

School Library Journal: Plotagon now free for educators. “Reminiscent of Xtranormal, Plotagon encourages writing skills as users craft professional-looking animated movies. Plotagon movies are built from series of scenes, featuring customizable characters and complete with text-based dialogue, emotions, sound effects, and actions. Dialogue can be read by either computer text-to-speech voices or by recording your own voice.”