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Ben Johnston

A renovated Digital Learning Lab

After a summer of construction and many months of planning, the renovation of the McGraw Center’s Digital Learning Lab has completed and is open for business. The Digital Learning Lab (DLL) is a flexible classroom space optimized for teaching and… Continue Reading →

Siftr

Siftr is an online platform and accompanying smartphone ‘app’ that allows groups of people to collect photographs ‘in the field’ and have those photos geo-located on a map. Developed by Field Day Lab at the Wisconsin Center for Educational Research… Continue Reading →

Overleaf for collaborative editing in LaTeX

The Princeton University Library provides free Overleaf Professional accounts for all students, faculty and staff. Overleaf is a collaborative, online LaTeX editor supporting real-time group authoring of LaTeX documents. Overleaf also includes a document history outlining changes made to a… Continue Reading →

Digital Project Tools

Annotated Maps Google MyMaps Create custom maps to share and publish online. You can add multiple layers of locations, annotation, photos, videos, and images. Data can also be imported, mapped and color-coded. https://www.google.com/mymaps StoryMapsJS Create slides including text, images and… Continue Reading →

Platforms for digital project-based learning

Last Spring, Sorat Tungkasiri and I presented some of our work at the Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts Conference at Bryn Mawr College.  We’ve recently found out that we will be given time to speak again at the upcoming… Continue Reading →

Digital tools for course-based digital projects

Online platforms that facilitate collaborative and project-based teaching provide students with opportunities to work with course content in novel, creative, and ‘hands-on’ ways. Remediation assignments in which students use course materials in different contexts and through different media have the… Continue Reading →

Using Princeton Art Museum collections in McGraw Commons

A few weeks ago, the McGraw Center hosted a faculty panel entitled Teaching with the Archives. This session highlighted several courses in which students are working with objects in library and museum archives and the ways in which those resources,… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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