Stories about Tools

28 April 2014

Read, Write, Create, and Communicate With the Ideas Box

A new project by Libraries without Borders and the UNHCR called Ideas Box seeks to engage refugees by providing the necessary tools, content, and resources to read, write, create, and communicate. The first deployment took place in refugee camps in Burundi.

28 March 2014

Resources for Video Activism: Witness

Are you using video to make your campaign a reality? Are you telling stories or filming actions with cameras - or your phone? On March 28th, we host a #GVFace with Witness to talk about tips on using video for advocacy. Here are some of their tips sheets and toolkits.

20 March 2014

Ten Ways Educators Can Use Wikipedia

Wikipedia is meant to be a starting point, not a final source of knowledge. It is permanently incomplete and evolving, with continuous formal and informal review. Delving into that process, learners can explore critical reading, digital literacy and deep questions of knowledge. From Wikipedia's blog, a discussion of how educators can use wikipedia.

13 March 2014

New video4change Materials Published

Video activist or citizen journalist looking to document what is going on around you? This post gives a round up of available resources, information, and guides published in the past year for video reporting - all available in English, Arabic, and Burmese.

28 February 2014

WoeLab in Togo: “Democracy of Technology”

Rising Voices talked to Amadou Ndong about some projects developed in the University of Lomé, the OpenStreetMap and a 3D printer made out of e-waste.

24 January 2014

MENA: Learning about Digital Safety, Online

There is an increasing need for activists to protect their identities, data and network while at the same time pursue their struggle for a free Arab world. The Cyber Arabs Online Academy is a new online platform hoping to help them stay safe.

22 January 2014

OpenDyslexic: the Font Designed to Make Reading Easier

Recognizing the difficulties dyslexic readers face every day, OpenDyslexic is an open sourced font recently developed, helping to make the Internet more accessible to those suffering from this neurological condition.

20 January 2014

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18 December 2013

Say What?! Website Collects Hate Speech for Genocide Prevention

Hatebase is crowdsourcing and organizing hate speech by location, type, language, and when it was last used, in the hopes to help identify increasing tensions among groups... one of the indicators for future genocides.