Adam’s 3 project ideas

1)

As a subject, philosophy has always been contextual.  The seminal works of philosophy are perpetually situated in a time and a place, with a particular historical foundation, and those elements are essential for understanding the theories and postulations of a particular work.  However, without a proper training in philosophy, it can be hard to keep a clear conception of context and history when reading and studying.  Therefore, this project aims to create an interactive world map that can move through the different centuries and essential periods of philosophy, while allowing the user to scroll over different highlighted regions to view a list of seminal authors of said region at said time, while also linking to certain important texts and theories of each author.  Incorporated into each author’s pop up will be a brief synopsis of the philosopher’s contributions and theories, as well as, a short list of historical connections to previous authors.

2)

Writing research papers often take a lot of organization of information and ideas.  There are several applications with organizational tools to facilitate the process.  I’d like to develop an app to incorporate all of these into one application.  Basically, I want to organize the organizational tools.  This application would organize bibliography, note taking, highlights, offer tools for outlining, diagramming, etc., to allow a writer to build a complete paper from start to finish in one program.

3)

Teachers can help each other in so many ways.  With the connectivity of technology increasing, I propose a social media style site for teachers to share tips, teaching suggestions, and anecdotes.  It could easily be organized into categories and tags by department, subjects, grade, and/or region.  Teachers would sign up using school assigned email addresses and could connect with thousands of other teachers to collaborate and ultimately raise the bar in pedagogy.  Threads and forums could be archived as a resource and added to at later dates.

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  1. Maura A. Smale (she/her)

    Hi Adam, I suggest some comparative research for your ideas #2 and #3 — I’m not certain that there’s a tool out there that does exactly what you describe, but I think for each there are tools that do parts of what you’re interested in (as you note in description #2).

    For #1, would you consider a project in which students could contribute content? (I realize this may not be feasible in version 1.)

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