StoryMap JS is an interactive digital tool, freely accessible to those with a Google account, that can be used to tell stories-or provide other kinds of information- sequentially connected by their locations on a map or image.
Use the GigaPixel StoryMap feature to create stories using an image file of your choosing. Simply upload a high resolution picture of a photograph you took, an art historical image, etc.
Use the SnapMap feature in conjunction with your geo-tagged Instagram photos to create a personal StoryMap.
-Use to create engaging historical narratives
-Share easily in the classroom to accompany a presentation or project
Examples of StoryMaps:
Voyant Tools is an online digital tool for analyzing and reading texts. Copy and paste in blocks of text or a url that you would like to mine. Voyant will analyze the text and give you the data it has mined by creating a word cloud and providing statistics about the words in the text.
This tool is helpful for finding word trends and/or themes in texts, which words are not frequent, what texts blocks would be ideal to compare, etc.
Example using a chunk of the opening scene from Shakespeare's History of Richard III (1592) (Act 1, Scene 1):
Statistics for the word/name "Clarence" in this block of text (by clicking on the word in the word cloud):