BBC Dimensions: exploring the human scale of events and places in history

Dimensions is an experimental project from the BBC that allows you to compare the scale of different types of events with something that we can all recognise. There are two parts of the project “How many really?” and “How big really?“ “How many really?” is all about the numbers of people that were involved in … Continue reading BBC Dimensions: exploring the human scale of events and places in history

TEDx Talk: What we learned from 5 million books

I discovered the Google Ngram Viewer from this TED Talk by Erez Lieberman Aiden and Jean-Baptiste Michel who are both fellows at Harvard University and Visiting Faculty at Google. They created the tool to analyse the millions of books being digitised by Google to allow them to search for cultural trends. Using the Ngram Viewer would certainly … Continue reading TEDx Talk: What we learned from 5 million books

#UKSnowDepth

The snow in the UK has really kicked in this week and many, many schools are closed – I thought we could take the opportunity to create some learning resources related to the conditions. I discovered this list of snow depths but then thought perhaps we could simply crowd-source some accurate data from colleagues across … Continue reading #UKSnowDepth