Category: McGraw Service

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 they heard an explosion. Source: Princeton students capture photo, video footage of Moria migrant camp […]

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July 17, 2017

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 York Times, and author of the book The Only Street in Paris (2015, W.W. Norton […]

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April 10, 2017

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 Conlan’s seminar, EAS525-HIS520, Ancient and Medieval Japanese History. The site allows students in the course […]

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February 14, 2017

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

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February 3, 2017

The McGraw Center has recently purchased a document camera that can be borrowed for course use or lecture flipping. If the last document camera you’ve seen is about the size of a dorm-room refrigerator you will be surprised at how small and functional these new cameras are. This particular one has a touch-screen interface: The […]

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November 17, 2016

The blog, Boarderland, features the work of seven Princeton students and Joe Stephens, Lecturer in The Council of the Humanities. Ferris Professor of Journalism and an investigative projects reporter for The Washington Post. The blog was recently featured in the September 14th issue of the Princeton Alumni Weekly. The blog describes the summer course led […]

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September 14, 2016

The McGraw Commons is an online publishing platform for teaching and learning. Powered by WordPress, the McGraw Commons provides quick and easy website creation and a wide array of tools that encourage participation, active learning, and creative expression. Course blogs can include text, images, audio, video, and maps. Using features found in Commons you can: […]

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August 23, 2016

The Mcgraw Center for Teaching and Learning is proud to announce a new service, the McGraw Commons. The McGraw Commons is an online publishing platform for teaching and learning. It includes several installations of web-based teaching tools, hosted on Princeton servers. Currently, the McGraw Commons offers: WordPress: which can be used to build either traditional […]

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April 1, 2016

Need clickers for your class? Have you assigned clickers for your class? The McGraw Center can help you integrate student-owned clickers into Blackboard so that your quizzes are automatically graded and uploaded to the Blackboard gradebook. For anonymous, occasional polling, you can borrow clickers. (Sorry, clickers are for course use only.)

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February 2, 2016

The mission of the Educational and Classroom Technologies (ECT) group (part of the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning) is to foster purposeful application of new technologies and media to enhance teaching and learning. We believe that good technologies for teaching and learning are rooted in the same principles as sound pedagogy — encouraging creativity, […]

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November 30, 2015

There’s a new interest on campus in assessments that allow quick return of grades to students, accompanied by detailed analytics that can help define curricular goals. The ScantronScore uses the same bubble sheets you may have used on an assessment or survey sometime in your career; the newer machines now allow detailed reports on class […]

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October 14, 2015

Blackboard course sites are built for every course, every semester. Are you getting the most out of your site? Blackboard includes many useful features, and is a place students know to go for commonly shared course documents, such as your course syllabus, announcements, and assignments. Other features include: A secure dropbox for assignment submission; and […]

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October 12, 2015