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A History of the Poster

Introduction Throughout history, many civilizations have posted public edicts in the form of inscriptions on stone columns and buildings. The ancient Greeks used wooden panels to mount official announcements, while the Romans employed a system of outdoor publicity in the … Continue reading

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The Finer Points of Writing: Word Separation and Punctuation

Introduction Having learned how to write before computers and spellcheck, I often tend to take my knowledge of spelling and grammar for granted. On my way through elementary school I learned to print neatly, capitalize letters, put a finger-space between … Continue reading

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The Invention of Radio

History When radio was invented, its primary use was for communication between people that were usually great distances apart.  Early uses for radio were limited to military and marine communication in the early 1900’s.    The actual inventor of the radio … Continue reading

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The Overhead Projector: how it bowled its way into the classroom

Many students who have been educated in North American classrooms during the latter half of the 20th century have experienced lessons taught by teachers using overhead projectors.  I vividly recall such lessons taught in my elementary and high school classrooms, … Continue reading

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The Printing Press and Impacts

The following is a video on the impact of Johannes Gutenberg’s Printing Press. It outlines a brief description of printing and movable type, and then discusses the impact of the press in three areas: the expansion of literacy, the consistency … Continue reading

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The Rise of the Graphic Novel in North America

The Rise of the Graphic Novel Hello all, This is the link to my presentation on the Rise of the Graphic Novel in North America. My final project will build on this research. My hope is to develop this in … Continue reading

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The Invention of Paper in China

Hello all,   Here is my investigation into one area of literacy development. Please feel free to peruse my Prezi and let me know what you think.   Cheers, Rebecca

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Development of typewriter keyboards for multiple languages

Ben Ferrel and I put together a video “mash-up” for our Research Project titled, “The Typewriter: Love, Blindness, Adaptability, Influence, and the Cree Syllabary.” The history of the typewriter and the subsequent dominance of its use in recording and dissemination … Continue reading

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Radio to Television By Andrew C Lemon and Grant Sorensen To give context and foundation to this paper we will start with an overview of the history of radio and television. We will briefly discuss whether television has replaced radio … Continue reading

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The Telegraph

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, people of all ages, I hereby present to you The Telegraph. May you find in it a kernel of wisdom, and a tinge of joy, and not a root of disappointment! The internet’s grand-daddy … Continue reading

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