Recommended EdTech Tool: Ngram Viewer

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A CMLE member librarian, representing our special library types, suggested an educational technology tool called Ngram Viewer, a subsidiary of Google Research.  It illustrates (often in table or graph format) how a word or phase has been used over time including its root, compositions, use in parts of speech and so on.

In May, David Brooks, a political and cultural commentator, wrote an article in the New York Times Opinion Section on how this tool can be used to identify social and cultural paradigm shifts. Click here to read the full article, What Our Words Tell Us.