Educational Resources

Collected educational resources that I have either created or collaborated on. Please feel free to make use of them.

Applying for an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Scientific Computing
Linguistics Outreach 
Active Learning and Presenting Research
Bayesian Statistics for Linguists
Making Your Own Webpage
Presenting Text Stimuli For Production Experiments in PsychoPy Using the Builder
An Introduction to Relational Databases
An Overview of Psytoolkit
Project-based Applications
A Guide to Livetweeting Conferences

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Applying for an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

This handout has some tips and tricks, as well as three exercises designed to help you kickstart or improve your application. It was made for Edith Aldridge's Fall 2015 funding proseminar. livetweeting

Scientific Computing

Educational resources for teaching computing tools (shell, Git, Python, R, SQL) can be found on Software Carpentry's webpage.

Linguistics Outreach 

These materials were developed for Paws on Science; an annual event put on by the Pacific Science Center to help UW scientists connect with the public. They were designed with an elementary-school audience in mind.

  • Posters explaining the activities. I would recommend picking a maximum of three.
  • Sounds files for the binaural listening and phoneme replacement activities.
  • Tables banners with QR links for the PNWE project website, the binaural listening sound file and the phoneme replacement sound file.
  • Words for the syntax tree. Cut them out, laminate them and place velcro dots on the backs of the words and the poster with the syntax tree.
  • You will also need:
    • popsicle sticks/tongue depressors
    • crepe paper
    • head phones
    • MP3 player
    • easels or another way to mount posters
    • (recommend) alcohol wipes for headphones
    • (recommend) sanitizer
  • All art on these posters was labelled for commercial reuse with modification and you're free to use my materials (including recordings) for educational purposes.

Active Learning and Presenting Research

Handouts prepared for the annual TA/RA Conference on Teaching, Learning and Research at the University of Washington on incorporating active learning strategies in the classroom and presenting research. Geared towards graduate students in their first few years.

Bayesian Statistics for Linguists

This is a basic introduction to Bayesian Statistics for Linguists, which covers the fundamental differences between Bayesian and Frequentist statistics, a very shallow introduction to the Bayes theorem and some additional resources.
A Guide to Livetweeting Conferences
Making Your Own Webpage

Handout that discusses web presence generally and how I made this site specifically (on the second page). Made for Ellen Kaisse's Ethics and Professional Writing course, Spring 2015.

Presenting Text Stimuli For Production Experiments in PsychoPy Using the Builder

This is a very clear tutorial to creating a basic text-based experiment in PscyhoPy using the builder. Includes pictures of the interface and very simple, easy-to-follow directions. Designed for someone who has never used PsychoPy before.

An Introduction to Relational Databases

Slides from a talk given at a sociolinguistics lab meeting on relational databases. Includes information on software for making relational databases and ideas for distributing them.

An Overview of Psytoolkit

Handout with a very basic introduction to Psytoolkit's functionality and some useful links.

Project-Based Applications

Handout with activities to help begin project-based application (e.g. most grants).

A Guide to Livetweeting Conferences

I've written a fairly in-depth guide to livetweeting that you can find here. It's intentionally minimal so that it can easily loaded on phones with limited data.