Category: McGrawECT

Asynchronous discussion Canvas discussion If you are using Canvas for your course, this tool is already available to you and your students. Discussion boards can be created for sections and other groups of students created in Canvas. Discussions can be ‘focused’ or ‘threaded’. Focused discussions are two layers deep, consisting of posts and replies. In […]

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June 24, 2020

ED is a discussion board that we are encouraging people to use instead of tools such as Piazza. Ed is a threaded discussion tool with the following features: Discussion board posts can be marked as ‘Read’ as in the Discussion tool, but can also be marked as ‘Unread’, ‘Starred’, ‘Answered’, ‘Unanswered’, as well as organized […]

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April 30, 2020

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 support tagging, commenting, and the inclusion of images, audio, video, and maps in posts. Sites […]

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April 30, 2020

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 learning with technology. The DLL’s renovation refreshes a unique campus resource designed for teaching with […]

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October 15, 2019

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 at the University of Wisconsin Madison, Siftr is a freely available data collection and visualization […]

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July 17, 2019

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 document, who made those changes, and when those changes were made. Documents can be reverted […]

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January 4, 2019

On August 10th, 2017, The Telegraph, a London daily, published an article with the eye-catching headline, “My fellow lecturers won’t say it in public, but students today are moaning, illiterate snowflakes.” The author of the piece, Tibor Fischer, was lauded in a 1993 Granta list as one of the 20 best young British writers. He […]

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December 12, 2018

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 accompanying map locations, then generate an attractive display of the sequential narrative. http://commons.princeton.edu/korean-travel-narratives/2018/05/22/a-walk-in-kim-sans-shoes/ http://commons.princeton.edu/korean-travel-narratives/2018/05/22/following-underwood/ ArcGIS […]

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December 4, 2018

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 2018 conference.  This is great because to my mind this is one of the most […]

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March 29, 2018

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 potential to inspire new understandings of those materials. Visualizing course materials in terms of time […]

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January 9, 2018

We are pleased to announce a new teaching and learning-focused website for the McGraw Digital Learning Lab (DLL). This new website is part of a broader initiative to frame the identity of McGraw DLL in terms of it’s interdisciplinary teaching-mission and vibrant student community. To connect website and physical location, a new text-based logo mirrors the […]

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November 9, 2017

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, or at least digital facsimiles of those resources, are being used in the classroom. The […]

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November 9, 2017