New Features for the TwD Web Site

We are pleased to announce an update of the Web site! This upgrade provides several new features:

  • the ability to submit electronic copies of or links to your favorite data-related teaching resources to the TwD collection

  • the option to create a Reading List of TwD resources for personal use or to share with others

  • the "My Portfolio" tool allowing you to keep track of your teaching resource submissions.

To take advantage of these features, you need to access the site through an OpenID account. At this time, TwD is accepting accounts from Yahoo!, Google, AOL, and OpenID. If you don't already have an account, you can create one on the OpenID Foundation Web site, You are welcome to access without logging in, and you will still be able to browse, search, view, and access resources.

Our updated site also has links to TwD's LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter feeds. We will be posting the latest Data in the News, Spotlights, and News and Announcements to these sites.

TwD has continued to build its collection of resources for bringing data into social science classrooms. We now have more than 800 resources, and the number continues to grow. We invite you to submit data-related resources that you have created or used in your classroom. You can learn how to do so by going to Submitting an Electronic Resource to the Collection under the User Support link. Also available in User Support is a step-by-step guide to logging into TwD and creating a Reading List.

We are excited about the changes to our site and hope you find TwD a valuable resource. Please submit comments or suggestions to

Linda Detterman

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