McGrawCommons as a multi-media platform

A primary focus of much of our work in the Digital Learning Lab and the Educational & Classroom Technologies group is to support the creative use of media in teaching and learning. While the Learning Lab in the Lewis Library… Continue Reading →

Fact and research in the digital age: a free resource

Gathering accurate information from the internet is risky business. Students have a particularly hard time critically reading web-based content. Fortunately, there is an excellent online primer on how to search, prove, and cross-check internet sources. I recommend this resource not… Continue Reading →

Princeton students capture photo, video footage of Moria migrant camp riot | Community | ekathimerini.com

Three weeks ago, student journalists from the US’s Princeton University began visiting migration camps and interviewing residents about their new lives in Greece. On Monday afternoon, they were working on the island of Lesvos outside the camp at Moria when… Continue Reading →

McGraw’s Ben Johnston to talk about collaboration with @PrincetonSPO on interactive, digital textbook.

Date: Saturday, July 15, 2017 Time: 1:30 – 1:45 p.m. at WPCampus in Buffalo, NY.   The McGraw Center is pleased to announce an upcoming talk by Senior Educational Technologist, Ben Johnston, on the collaborative work he did with the Department… Continue Reading →

Paris in the Spring — Paris as a Case Study

A group of journalism students in Elaine Sciolino’s JRN 456: Local Reporting: Paris as a Case Study, recently spent spring break in Paris, reporting on the sights, sounds, and experiences of the city. Sciolino, former Paris bureau chief for The New… Continue Reading →

Jupyter Notebook

Jupyter Notebook is a browser-based Python application enabling the creation of documents that can contain both rich text and executable computer code.  By mixing text and code in the same display, these notebooks are useful for presenting not only data… Continue Reading →

Scalar

Scalar is a free, open-source authoring and publishing platform designed from the ground up for scholarly use. Developed by the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture at the University of Southern California and inspired by the work of Vectors Journal, also… Continue Reading →

Recording lectures on snow days

Like much of the East Coast, we have been hit this week with snow storms. With the University closed last Tuesday due to the snow, it is a time when some instructors might be interested in recording their lectures and… Continue Reading →

Professor Thomas Conlan, East Asian Studies, talks about his interactive web site, Komonjo

Location: 330 Frist Campus Center (The McGraw Teaching Lab). Teaching with Technology Showcase: Professor Thomas Conlan, East Asian Studies, demonstrates a teaching website developed with McGraw’s Educational Technologies group. The Komonjo (documents) website is a learning environment that supports Professor… Continue Reading →

McGraw Center’s Digital Learning Lab featured on Princeton home page

And we look GREAT. Many thanks to our friends in Princeton’s Office of Communication, Emily Aronson and Nick Donnoli, for making this video.

TimeLineCurator

I am always on the lookout for simple-to-use online tools for visualizing information in the classroom.  Tools such as Voyant and Palladio may not be as powerful as installed software or scripts written in Python or R for text analysis… Continue Reading →

13 things blogs on McGrawCommons can do

While the McGrawCommons platform includes several platforms for different types of coursework, WordPress serves as the platform for the creation of course blogs. WordPress provides a stable, consistent, and easy-to-use platform for for collaborative writing and knowledge construction, publishing, and… Continue Reading →

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